Food and Drink

What Cut of Meat Should You Use for Beef Stew?

Beef stew is one of the most cozy comforts you can dream of, perfect to warm up a cold night and leave you feeling loved. And the key, of course, to a good beef stew is tender, really beefy-tasting meat. You’ll find that in tough cuts with lots of connective tissue; over gentle, slow cooking, that tissue breaks down and […]

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Low-Calorie Super Bowl Appetizers for the Win

Whether you’re cheering on the Broncos or the Panthers (or just watching for the halftime show) this Sunday, we all know our one true focus is the food. And, if you’re watching those calories like you said you would back on January 1, we’re here to help you enjoy every decadent bite this Super Bowl Sunday without a single ounce […]

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Forget Keeping the Doctor Away: Slice Up the Ultimate Apple Nachos

Sweet, crunchy apples make for a delicious plate of party “nachos.” Just slice some apples, arrange on a plate, and get creative. While I chose to make a slightly sweet peanut butter glaze, you could easily drizzle with honey or melted chocolate, or sprinkle cinnamon, nuts of your choice, or anything—the options really are endless. Slice some apples and have fun! Apple Nachos  […]

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FirstLeaf: The Right Way to Wine

The wines you want, delivered to your door, when you want them—that’s the custom control FirstLeaf guarantees. Not your typical wine club, FirstLeaf takes something of a Netflix approach by tailoring its service to each member’s taste. The process is too easy: The club’s algorithm compiles a six-pack of small-production wines from grade-A vineyards and wineries around the world, which […]

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What Sides Go Best with Pork Roast?

Pork roast, such as a loin or tenderloin, is more robust than chicken (not quite the other white meat), but it doesn’t fall into the beef or lamb category either. Sides should be less aggressive (not too smoky, spicy, or acidic), and not as heavy on the palate (overly cheesy, creamy, or fatty). A few of our favorite pork roast […]

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Homemade Mac and Cheese Bites

Score a touchdown with your hungry crowd by serving these all-star, feel-good favorites at your Super Bowl party. After all, nothing can soothe the feeling of a loss (or the pain of not even being in the game) like melty, creamy, cheesy, comforting macaroni and cheese. Be still our hearts. Baked Macaroni and Cheese Bitty Bites Time: 40 minutes Because this […]

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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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Cuckoo for Chia: Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Chia Jam

The chia seed has stolen the limelight lately on the nutrition red carpet. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, these tiny black and white seeds provide a boost of energy and regulate blood sugar to help you feel full longer. Reap the benefits of this nutritional powerhouse by discovering new ways to add its mild, nutty flavor to […]

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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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Love Plantain Chips? Then You’ll Love Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains

Crunchy, slightly sweet, and perfect for dipping—Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains are a delicious alternative to chips. And, because they’re naturally gluten-free and non-GMO, they are quite healthy, too. After biting into these delicious plantains, I quickly realized that I could easily devour the entire box, but by practicing a little self control, I withheld. As I took each bite, I noticed […]

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