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Oven-Roasted Meatballs

Meet my new (to me) method for meatballs: oven roasting. I almost always sear my meatballs in a skillet before finishing them in marinara. However, our windowless kitchen and aging exhaust fan mean that after stove-top searing everything from the bedspread to the shower curtain  smells like steak (or chicken or whatever you were cooking). So, in an effort to […]

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The Ultimate Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

January is a tough month—you’re full of resolutions to eat healthier, work out, and shed some pounds, but the weather is bitterly cold, it gets dark early, and you just want to cozy up on the couch with a bowl of something warm, carb-y, and cheesy. I opted to start my new year with the latter by making one of […]

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An Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Starring…Brussels Sprouts!

I’m a fan of many fall and winter vegetables. Butternut squash. Cauliflower. Parsnips. But the nearest and dearest to my heart is the lowly Brussels sprout. If you think you hate them, I strongly encourage you to give them another try. When overcooked, Brussels sprouts can turn into a mushy, stinky, skunky mess (in fact, I first had them this […]

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The Communal Table: An Easy Glazed Carrot Recipe

Few things are certain in my life. But one of them is that I will probably not eat any vegetables for the entire long Thanksgiving weekend. I mean, who wants to eat salad when you can eat gravy soaked rolls and cold pumpkin pie? This year for Turkey day I vowed to include more vegetables on the table. I realize […]

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Mom’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Halloween is right around the corner, which means Thanksgiving isn’t far behind. And it’s definitely pumpkin season. So I figured it would be a good time to bake some of my mom’s crowd-pleasing pumpkin bread. Although we don’t serve a lot of traditional dishes at our Thanksgiving meal, there are two things my mom makes every single year—her sticky rice […]

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What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

Halloween is almost here—can you guess which candy is at the top of everyone’s minds (or at least their Internet searches)? According to Yahoo!, the most-searched Halloween candy this month is M&M’s. Candy corn, chewy caramels, and Skittles are also popular searches. But what was your favorite Halloween candy when you were a kid? I remember coming home from trick-or-treating […]

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Day 20: Breakfast for Dinner

Today’s recipe, Skillet-Poached Eggs With Braised Peppers and Onions, was prepared by Erin Henry, the assistant producer for RealSimple.com. As soon as I opened my October issue, I was immediately drawn to today’s recipe, Skillet-Poached Eggs With Braised Peppers and Onions. I absolutely love having breakfast for dinner. On the nights that my boyfriend has grad school classes, and I’m left […]

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Day 19: An Unexpected Pizza Recipe

Today’s recipe, Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza, was prepared by Sarah Humphreys, Real Simple’s executive editor. When you work at Real Simple long enough, simplifying tricks from the magazine pop into your head all the time. I felt so smart when I first read over this Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza recipe, thinking, Before I grate that ball of mozzarella, I’ll […]

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Day 18: Glazed Chicken and Red Cabbage

Today’s recipe, Lime and Soy-Glazed Chicken with Cabbage Slaw, was prepared by Alexandra Gonzalez, Real Simple’s beauty assistant and blogger. I love cooking chicken, but I get bored with my same old recipe. So I was very excited to try the Lime and Soy-Glazed Chicken with Cabbage Slaw. Since I was visiting family this past weekend I cooked my Month […]

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Day 17: An Updated Chili Recipe

Today’s recipe, Chipotle Beef and Beer Chili, was prepared Stephanie Sisco, Real Simple’s home assistant. Like many of my co-workers, this is my second take with the Month of Dinners Blog. Last year, I fixed roasted pork chops with polenta, which ended up being perfect as an intimate dinner for two. This year, though, I wanted to get a group […]

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