Chicken Noodle Soup for Your Snow Day

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Doing some last-minute grocery shopping before the storm gets really bad? You really only have one option on a snow day. Say it with us: Chicken. Noodle. Soup. Sure, everyone claims to have grandma’s secret recipe. But not to worry if you don’t — you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2... read more

The Pancake Recipe You'll Flip Over

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Always a crowd-pleaser, a pancake breakfast will get the whole family out of bed. And this easy recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like an expert. What You’ll Need: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 large... read more

Easy Slow Cooker Tomatillo Chicken

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Now that a cold front has officially swept in, it's time to serve up something nice and warm for dinner. Short on time? Break out the crock pot. This dish made with chicken breast, tomatillos and jalapenos is filling, nutritious, spicy and incredibly simple to whip up. What you'll need: 1½ pounds (680 grams) tomatillos... read more

30-Minute Christmas Cookies

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Some desserts are best left to the pros (we’re looking at you, flan), but not these seriously-simple sugar cookies. Show off those hard-earned baking skills with these festive Christmas cookies that are so good, you’ll want to make ‘em year round What You’ll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (at room temp) 1.5 cups... read more

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