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Get Real on the Internet, Day 1: Food Photos

Welcome to Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. Sharing photos of your meals is great… when your food actually looks good. Today, we dared readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the following: Day 1: Meals can’t always be gourmet. Show off your botched dinner, junk food, or sad sandwich with the hashtag #rsgetreal. Below […]

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How to Rescue an Overdressed Salad

You’ve resolved to eat more salads this year, but oops…you went a little heavy with the dressing. Next time this happens at home, there’s a simple solution. To save your greens from turning into a goopy, soggy mess, just toss them back into your salad spinner for a quick spin. The excess dressing should fly right off. Need some lettuce […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for the New Year

January is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, making changes—and it’s also the time when most people are trying to drop a few pounds and eat healthier. Stock your fridge with basic ingredients like sliced turkey, hummus, and nut butter, then use them in creative combinations next time you’re craving a snack instead of reaching for a bag of […]

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Best Dessert Recipes Ever from Food & Wine

I’ve volunteered to bring a dessert to a small New Year’s Eve dinner gathering tonight. (Yes, leave it to the pregnant girl to bring a sweet!) A cake would be nice, but I am open to suggestions. I love this list from our sister site Food & Wine. They say, “F&W’s editors combed through the more than 10,000 recipes we’ve […]

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Best Recipes of 2013 from Sunset.com

Our colleagues over at Sunset.com have pulled together their favorite Test Kitchen dishes of 2013. I don’t know about you, but after overindulging in sweets and party foods the past few days, I am ready for something healthy like this Shaved Honeycrisp Apple and Kale Salad. To see the full list, click here. More from RealSimple.com: 11 Superfoods You Should […]

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Ideas for Leftover Candy Canes

Fun fact: December 26 is National Candy Cane Day—perfect timing for making use of the leftover candy canes you might have hanging on your Christmas tree. A few low-maintained ideas for candy canes are using them as stirrers to infuse drinks with peppermint or creating heart cupcakes with them (perfect for Valentine’s Day!). Looking to incorporate the sweet treats into […]

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How to Dress Up Store-Bought Cookies

If you didn’t have time to whip up a batch of homemade holiday cookies, use this tip, courtesy of the experts at PAM baking, to add a sprinkle of cheer to store-bought or semi-homemade treats.

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How to Make Better Sugar Cookies

Surprising Fact: According to a survey conducted by PAM baking, holiday bakers will discard over 200,000 sweet treats due to less than perfect results. If you’re planning to churn out a batch of holiday cut-out cookies this weekend, use this tip to ensure your goods aren’t among those in the waste basket.

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Christmas Treats for Kids from SouthernLiving.com

Our colleagues at SouthernLiving.com have put together a gallery of fun Christmas dessert recipes that you can make with your kids. From Rudolph’s Christmas Sugar Cookies to Santa Snack Mix, this list has it all! To see the full list of Christmas treat  ideas, click here. Happy baking! More from RealSimple.com: Tips for a Successful Cookie Swap Easy Holiday and […]

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Don’t Throw Away the Cheese Rind!

After you finish a wedge of hard grating cheese–like Parmesan or pecorino–freeze the rind to use in soups, stews, tomato sauce, and other dishes.

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