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Making No-Knead Bread Is So Much Easier Than You Think—and You’ll Use It in Meals All Week Long

Whether you consider carbs your nemesis or you love a nice, expensive loaf of bread, most of us consider baking our own bread an impossibility. Maybe you buy a $6 loaf from your favorite bakery every week, or always have a $4 baguette around, but you think those bakers are geniuses. I was in the latter category for a long time. I’d buy fancy bread as well as those fat Kaiser rolls from the bakery. My mother, who was born in Queens, called them “bulkie rolls” for reasons I still don’t understand, but they were pleasantly bulky, and I’d pile
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This Healthy, 5-Minute Dressing Can Rescue Almost Any Leftovers in Your Fridge

Most home cooks, if we’re honest with ourselves, are looking for a silver-bullet approach to cooking. For my mother, in the 1970s, that silver bullet was sealed in a package of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix. Every week we’d beg her for taco night, which in central Massachusetts lived firmly in the territory of “not understanding Mexican cuisine”: beef, sautéed with onions and no chiles, all of it doused with the contents of the magic packet, then tucked into tooth-breakingly hard taco shells. Salsa wasn’t really a thing we had in the house. Cilantro wasn’t an herb I met
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White Wine Slushies Are Going to Be Everywhere This Summer

Temperatures are climbing, and so is our thirst for a cool summer drink. What’s more fun than a spiked childhood favorite? Thanks to these food and beverage bloggers, we've rounded up a few of the most popular white wine slushie recipies on Pinterest. They’re fruity, boozy, and bound to be your new favorite  sip this summer. Strawberry White Wine Slushie Remember those strawberry lemonade slushie cups we devoured as kids? See this adult iteration of them from The Suburban Mom. Peach Wine Slushies After a sweaty day, you’ll feel just peachy devouring this slushie from Just a Taste. Strawberry Peach White Wine Slushie The pretty color combination screams
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There’s an 80-Mile Donut Trail in Ohio So You Can Indulge While You Get Your Steps In

In Butler County, Ohio—which stretches just north of Cincinnati—there's an 80-mile-long trail of doughnuts. It's not a literal trail—you won't find doughnuts littering roadways or walking paths—but it's a trail that takes you from one doughnut shop to the next, until you have reached 12 local shops and you never want to see another doughnut again—until you're ready for round two. Welcome to the Ohio Donut Trail in Butler County, which has more doughnut shops per capita than almost anywhere else in the country. Three years ago, the Butler County Visitors Bureau decided to celebrate this unique feat by creating
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Here's the Recipe for Ginger Berry Crumble Meghan Markle Shared With Us

Just like you, we've been keeping an eye on all the important details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming nuptials—what will be one of the most-watched events across the globe this year—for the last few weeks, which will finally take place this Saturday, May 19. And to celebrate, we're dusting off a 2014 post that contains a rich little nugget for all foodies who are a fan of the bride-to-be: one of Meghan Markle's favorite recipes, and one she developed herself. RELATED: You Can Buy Meghan and Harry's Official Royal Wedding China Back before global news wires rushed to
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The Healthiest Soup Choices at Panera Bread

If you’re wary of preservatives and artificial ingredients, you can now order any of Panera’s soups with confidence—in January, the fast-casual chain officially removed all artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives from its soups, part of a larger plan announced to “clean up” the entire menu by the end of 2016. While we couldn’t be more pleased about this news, it doesn’t exactly address nutrition. Many soups look great in terms of calories and fat, but those watching sodium intake may want to exercise caution. Portion control will keep nutrition in check, so start with a cup of soup and
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The Important Reason We Can't Ignore Kim Kardashian's Concerning Appetite Suppressant Ad

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian West decided to post a sultry photo of herself sucking on a lollipop, and a room full of Health editors breathed a communal sigh of disappointment. Unlike the usual, occasional indulgence, which we are all for, her new lollipop–introduced by the creators of Flat Tummy teas and shakes–is also an appetite suppressant. “You guys… @flattummyco just dropped a new product,” the 37-year-old captioned the photo. “They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15% OFF so if you want to get your hands on some… you need to do it
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The Case for Saving Small Portions of Leftovers—Even If It’s Just a Few Bites

There are two types of people in the world: those who think leftovers are the key to a more secure financial future and general overall bliss—and those who would rather go to jail than eat them. This message goes out to those among you who know that there’s nothing more glorious than cold leftover fried chicken after a night of bad decisions. That cold curry can be fantastic. That a leftover half torta is the key to a life well-lived. To these wise readers, I say: Stand your ground. Don’t toss those four bites of leftover food.   In my
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5 Incredibly Useful Kitchen Gadgets That Cost Less Than $30

This avid home cook would never demand that everyone purchase a $300 high-powered blender. Not everyone can spring for such a thing, and for many, it’s way out of reach. (In a pinch, a $30 mini food processor can get you pretty far.) Yes, it’s great to get a fancy blender if you can afford it—all the better to make kale-sauced pasta—but you don’t have to have one. Here, though, are five gadgets costing less than $30 apiece that have made a real, substantive difference in my cooking. I stand by them, and would even buy them as presents for loved
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Martha Stewart Makes Gingerbread Version of Downton Abbey for ‘Mrs. Patmore’

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Send Gingerbread Houses to Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Camila Alves Blogs: My 5 Easy-to-Make Holiday Recipes Downton Abbey Costume Designer Creates a Dress Made Entirely Out of Chocolate We can’t make the season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey (January 4, set your DVRs) come any faster. But—just in time for the holidays—we can show you a gingerbread version of the celebrated Crawley residence, as created by Martha Stewart for actress Lesley Nicol, who, fittingly, plays the cook, Mrs. Patmore. Quite a splendid idea, if you ask us. The backstory: Earlier this week, Nicol—looking so
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