Weekend Project: Tie-Dyed Christmas Cookies

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Capitalize off your kids' creativity for cookie swap domination this holiday season. They'll be so excited to make these unconventional tie-dyed treats from the Holiday Kosher Baker cookbook. And you'll be so excited to have some help. Here's what you'll need: For the cookies: 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1/2 cup (60ml) canola oil... read more

Mocktails to Get You Through the Holidays

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Moms-to-be: we're here to save you just in time for holiday party season. Sure, you'll have to stay away from the spiked eggnog, but you can still be festive with these alcohol-free mocktails from DRY Soda. Fa La La La Lavender Delight 5-6 rosemary leaves 3-4 white grapes, halved 1/2 oz. simple syrup 1/4 tsp.... read more

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the Whole Family

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Need a crowd-pleaser for dinner tonight? You already know your kids will eat mac and cheese, and with this homemade recipe, we're willing to bet you will too. What You’ll Need: 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta 1.5 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 3 cups shredded... read more

30-Minute Homemade Pumpkin Fettuccine

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Squeezing out the last days of pumpkin? You can whip up this creamy pumpkin fettuccine dish from Cookie + Kate in thirty minutes. And after overextending yourself on Thanksgiving dinner, a thirty minute meal sounds pretty nice. Here's what you'll need: 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) whole wheat fettuccine or linguine 1 Tbl. unsalted butter 1 Tbl. flour 2... read more

Thanksgiving Leftovers Done Right

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Let's be real: right now, you're either picking at cold pie or contemplating never eating again. Not to fear; this perpetual fullness will pass, and you'll actually want these Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Pea and Bacon Risotto Toss those leftover peas into this savory, bacon-topped comfort food courtesy of food blogger, Stephanie Le. read more

Turkey Carving 101

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T-minus four days til Thanksgiving. We gave you a rundown of easy meals, but realized we may have left you hanging. Do you know how to carve a turkey?  Grab the finished bird, a knife and a cutting board, and follow these steps. Step 1: Before you begin carving, tent the turkey and... read more

Your Thanksgiving Menu Made Easy

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Whether you're in charge of hosting duties or just preparing the pecan pie, consider using this weekend as a Turkey Day dry run. Can you prepare for family drama? Nope. But can you make sure that your stuffing is the big hit of the night? Absolutely. A Classic Roast Turkey A no-fail turkey recipe you can... read more

Healthy, Hearty Fall Recipes

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Warm, hearty meals usually mean warm, hearty calories. But we found a few fall recipes you can really feel good about cooking for the family. Straight from Julie Bauer's The Paleo Kitchen, these foods are an anomaly: healthy comfort food. Slow-Cooked Tomatillo Chicken What you'll need: 1½ pounds (680 grams) tomatillos 1 medium red onion,... read more

3 Healthy Chicken Recipes

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Need some easy inspiration for dinner tonight? We're coming at you with three different chicken recipes that are actually exciting. And...wait for it...they're gluten- and dairy-free. A special thanks to self-trained chef and Against All Grain blogger Danielle Walker who shared these recipes from her new cookbook, Meals Made Simple. Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad... read more

A Really Good Reason to Hang on to Baby Food Jars

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We have a new trend for you: desserts in jars. And by having a baby, you have a leg up on everyone else. So hang on to all those baby food jars for a pint-sized adorable treat. Perfect for showcasing layered treats, clear jars are all about presentation. And we have Dani Beckerman of JARS... read more