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Top 10 Skinny (and Satisfying) Casseroles

Top 10 Skinny (and Satisfying) Casseroles

Casseroles need not be calorie bombs. Feel zero guilt when you serve yourself a healthy-sized scoop from these 10 less-than-300-calorie dinners or sides.

Drink Up: Make a Cool Weather Version of a Classic French 75 Cocktail

Drink Up: Make a Cool Weather Version of a Classic French 75 Cocktail

Try this update to the classic French 75 cocktail recipe.

It’s All Tea — No Coffee — at Starbucks’ Newest Brand of Stores

It’s All Tea — No Coffee — at Starbucks’ Newest Brand of Stores

“We’ll do for tea what we’ve done for coffee.” So says Howard Schultz in USA Today, and that’s a big statement, considering Schultz is the CEO of Starbucks. The coffee kingpin was talking about the opening of the ...more

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Wait … mashed potatoes in a slow cooker? Isn’t that overkill? We thought it might be, too. That is until we tasted the intense, rich flavors of spuds that had taken their time (three to four hours) simmering in chicken broth along with six ...more

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Peanut Butter Cocoa

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Peanut Butter Cocoa

Time for a nice hot cup of cocoa, the winter warmer that kids love as much as, um, their parents. Nothing better, really, after coming off the slopes — on a sled or on skis — to be greeted by a roaring fire and a cup of hot chocolate. ...more

White Bean Stew & Greens: 30-Minute Meal

White Bean Stew & Greens: 30-Minute Meal

We’d like to say this White Bean Stew & Greens recipe is a vegetarian’s delight. And that’s almost true. Sort of. Kind of. But, no, we really can’t say that because the dish includes four slices of bacon.   What ...more

Wintry Kids Lunch: “Hot Cocoa” Sandwich

Wintry Kids Lunch: “Hot Cocoa” Sandwich

Oh, the joys of hot cocoa in the winter — the steaming cup of chocolatey goodness, especially with little marshmallows! In keeping with the season, I made this super simple “hot cocoa” sandwich. I originally made it without the ...more

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe: Dinner for $10

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe: Dinner for $10

What’s not to love about this slow cooker split pea soup recipe? It takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and it cooks on the low-heat setting of your slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours, making it the perfect recipe to throw together before you ...more

Homemade Gifts: Best of the Blogs

Homemade Gifts: Best of the Blogs

Now that you’ve got the stockings all hung by the chimney with care, etc. etc., maybe you’re looking for a way to spice up your gift list this year. Sure, sweaters and scarves, gift cards and gadgets are all great, but nothing quite ...more

French Toast Recipes: Naughty to Nice

French Toast Recipes: Naughty to Nice

Frosty mornings fairly cry out for a good French toast recipe. You may have to content yourself with cold cereal and a container of yogurt for breakfast during the busy workweek, but come a chilly winter’s weekend, there’s no reason not to ...more

Holiday Kids Snack: S’more Elf Hat

Holiday Kids Snack: S’more Elf Hat

Now that it’s getting colder, my girls are all about s’mores and hot cocoa. So I came up with this festive kids snack as a way for them to have both without the sticky mess of roasting marshmallows (not to mention the dangers of everyone ...more

Creative Christmas: Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen

Creative Christmas: Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen

We all know the jokes about the Christmas fruitcake that comes in the mail and ends up as a door stopper. Sadly, that mythical fruitcake (like something out of National Lampoon‘s version of Christmas) seems to have tarnished what is an ...more

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