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A Quick and Easy Way to Halve Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes can be a delicious addition to any dish or shine alone as a main ingredient. And although they’re super tasty, cutting up large amounts of them up can be a time-consuming affair… That is, until now. With this easy trick, you’ll be able to slice and dice your way through cartons of cherry tomatoes in no time. Just […]

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Let Real Simple Plan Your Meals

Tired of the question, “What’s for dinner?” Let us help you take the task of organizing your family’s dinners off your plate. We’re excited to introduce the Real Simple Weeknight Meal Planner: Get a complete dinner plan for the week carefully hand-picked by our very own editors, plus grocery lists. For more info and to view a one-week sample, click here.

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How Do You #TopWithAvocado?

Sliced on toast? Diced into scrambled eggs? Mashed into guac? There’s no wrong way to eat an avocado! With that in mind, we’re calling all avocado aficionados to show us how you eat the delicious veggie. Head over to Instagram and use the hashtag #topwithavocado to show off your creamy creations. Even better: On Monday, May 12, we’ll be awarding our favorite post […]

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Homemade Magic Shell

Remember Magic Shell, the childhood chocolate treat of long ago (or yesterday, as the case may be) that was a gooey in the bottle, but then immediately froze into solid as soon as it hit your ice cream? It still exists—and in multiple flavors!—but if you’re trying to eat a more natural diet, there’s a homemade version of the treat […]

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Smoothies Under 250 Calories from CookingLight.com

Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]

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Easy Substitutions for Common Ingredients

Flour? Check. Sugar? Check. Baking powder…? Missing in action. And cardamom? Not a chance. Maybe you keep limited supplies on hand because you’re only an occasional cook or baker. Maybe you simply don’t have the cabinet space. Or, perhaps, it’s the most likely reason of all: You plumb forgot to restock that missing ingredient when you ran out. But before […]

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Quinoa Recipes from Food & Wine

Do you have any good quinoa recipes to share? If you’re not used to cooking with quinoa, think of it as healthier alternative to rice. While doing some healthy eating research, I found this article from our colleagues at Food & Wine. They say, “Quinoa is delicious cold in a salad, served warm as a side dish or even combined […]

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Last-Minute Passover Recipes

Passover begins tonight, April 14, at sundown. Need help with last-minute prepping? Check out our Seder Meal Checklist to double-check that you have all of your (kosher) ducks in a row. Got invited to a seder and only have a tiny bit of time to prep? These seasonal and kosher for Passover recipes all take less than 40 minutes, start […]

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What is Miso Paste?

One small spoonful of this fermented soybean paste is enough to transform an entire recipe, adding a “Hmm, what is that, exactly?” umami-rich flavor.

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21 Festive Easter Menus from MyRecipes.com

Hosting an Easter meal next weekend? If you’re in the market for a menu that’s relatively easy, elegant, and family-friendly, look no further than this Easter menus link from our colleagues at MyRecipes.com. The best part about these dishes: The idea of incorporating springtime classics into the meal like peas, strawberries, and mint with salmon, or, a more traditional holiday approach with […]

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