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Honey Whole-Wheat Bread

Strange things appear in the ingredients list of store-bought bread, including sugarcane fiber, dough conditioners, and distilled monoglycerides. Make your own from simple ingredients instead. Honey Whole-Wheat Bread Hands-on time: 24 min. Total time: 4 hr. 9 min. Ingredients 2 packages dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons) 1/2 cup honey, divided 3 cups warm water (100° to 110°) 22.6 ounces bread flour (about 4 […]

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Lemon-Parmesan Popcorn

Lemon and Parmesan is a classic Italian combination for salads, fish, soup, and vegetables. It’s also delectable on popcorn. To make sure the oil is hot enough for the popcorn, add a couple of kernels and wait for them to pop. Once they pop, add the remaining kernels. Lemon-Parmesan Popcorn Hands-on time: 8 min. Total time: 9 min. Ingredients 2 teaspoons […]

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Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips

If you love Doritos, this is an easy way to make them at home without frying. Using a zip-top plastic bag is the easiest way to get the chips evenly coated with the seasoning mixture, which you can also use in meat fillings for tacos or stir into sour cream to make a cheesy dip. Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips Hands-on […]

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5 Healthy Resources That Will Revolutionize the Way You Grocery Shop This Year

1. Cozi The free app and website (and CL partner) let you create and share shopping lists: cozi.com. 2. In-store dietitians More supermarkets offer professional dietitians onsite. Consult with them for cooking tips, label wisdom, and food allergy advice. 3. Call-ahead service Your market may allow you to phone in orders. A store staffer gathers and bags your items; you […]

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Crispy Potato Chips

It may sound impossible, but you can create crispy potato chips without deep frying or even baking. The answer is the microwave. Use a mandoline to slice the potato thin enough to crisp, and then just place the slices on parchment paper and zap until crunchy. Crispy Potato Chips Hands-on time: 10 min. Total time: 30 min. Ingredients • 1 medium […]

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The Easiest Ever 3-Ingredient Homemade Pita Chips

  Pita Chips Hands-on time: 5 min. Total time: 11 min. There’s nothing like a crispy pita chip, still warm from the oven, to dip in any kind of hummus or creamy dip. The combination of salt and crunch with a wallop of creamy dip is especially satisfying. Ingredients • 2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon paprika • Cooking spray […]

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Three New Chicken Breast Techniques You Need to Know

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are wonderfully versatile. Sauté as is or cut into strips or cubes for quicker cooking bites. To get even more out of this cut, try these techniques. 1. Grind for Patties Cut breasts into 1-inch cubes. Place on a tray, and freeze until very cold and firm. Working in batches, fill food processor bowl halfway with […]

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Ridiculously Easy Homemade Chipotle Tortilla Chips

Chipotle Tortilla Chips Hands-on time: 5 min. Total time: 27 min. Yes, supermarket shelves are bursting with chips, but when you make your own you get chips of uncommon flavor and sturdiness. These are sprinkled with a little chipotle chile powder for zing, but if you or your kids are not up for the spice, feel free to cut back. Dip […]

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Homemade Honey-Wheat Buttery Crackers

Honey-Wheat Buttery Crackers Hands-on time: 10 min. Total time: 2 hr. 35 min. Buttery and salty with a slight sweetness, these are the homemade version of the crackers you love. Whole-wheat flour gives them a nutty taste. Make the dough in a food processor, and chill until ready to roll out. Brushing the tops with egg makes the crackers shiny. […]

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Cheddar Cheese Snack Crackers

Cheddar Cheese Snack Crackers Hands-on time: 32 min. Total time: 1 hr. 52 min. Love Cheese Nips? You’ll be amazed by how closely our recipe mirrors the original. A sharp cheddar gives these crackers a punch of flavor, while the turmeric and red pepper add natural color and  a little bite. Ingredients • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups) • 1 cup (4 […]

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