Recipes

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

Healthy, Hearty Fall Recipes

paleo chickenThe Nest
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

fall jarred dessertJARS by Dani
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

Caramel Apples the Whole Family Will Love

Caramel apples
Since these classic fall treats technically fall into the fruit family, we're deeming them a healthy snack for the family. And making them together will be a very fun, very sticky endeavor. Serves: 5 What You’ll Need: 5 apples One 11-ounce bag of soft caramels 2 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch of... read more

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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The weather's getting colder and it's time to turn back to your stockpile of trusty fall recipes. A classic favorite? Chicken noodle soup. Everyone claims to have grandma's secret recipe. Not to worry if you don't -- you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs. worth) 2 yellow onions, sliced... read more

Saturday Morning Pancakes

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Get everyone out of bed no-problem with a batch of pancakes this weekend. This super straight-forward recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like a pro. 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

Kid-friendly Dessert in Minutes

chocolate peanut butter mug cakeMug Cakes
There is one solution to getting your kiddos involved in the kitchen: a microwave. Forget the boxed mix or the tediousness of baking from scratch; these mug cakes are ready in minutes. Plus, they involve a fraction of the ingredients of a traditional dessert, making a fraction of the mess. We suggest the chocolate peanut butter mug... read more

An Easy Wings Recipe That Tastes Better Than Takeout

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Curb the urge to call in takeout and impress the whole family with some homemade wings. Football season has never tasted so good. What You’ll Need: For the Wings 3 lb chicken wings 2 tablespoons corn, canola, grapeseed or vegetable oil (plus more for brushing) 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed black... read more

The Perfect Labor Day Recipe Your Family Will Go Crazy Over

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The heat is definitely on when it’s Labor Day and you’re throwing the party. But you can handle those hungry guests -- or your own hungry family --  with this juicy and classic cheeseburger recipe from The Nest, done in five quick steps. Pass the spatula -- you’ve got this. What you’ll need... read more