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Julie R. Thomson

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What Are Ramps, Anyway? And Why Do Food Lovers Freak Out Over Them?

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 10:02 AM

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Food writer Josh Ozersky put it best when he said, "The Church of the Ramp is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the religion of seasonality." Ramps have long dominated the "foodie scene," but for those of...

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15 Pasta Recipes That'll Break You Out Of Your Penne Rut

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 7:00 AM


There are hundreds of pasta shapes made in the world -- take a look at all of these beauties -- but penne reigns supreme. Sure, bow ties are popular and macaroni too, but one look at Google search trends shows that penne...

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Bitty Flour Offers The Most Delicious Way To Eat Crickets

(4) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:54 PM

Since the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization published a 2013 report touting insects as the sustainable food source of the future, the edible bug industry in the U.S. has been on the rise. People are interested and the market has responded -- slowly, but...

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15 Fajita Recipes That Solve Your Weeknight Dinner Dilemma

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 9:54 AM


Fajitas are pretty simple to put together, and if you've made them at home before, you know how perfect they are for a busy weeknight dinner.

Classic fajitas call for nothing more than sautéed onions, peppers, chicken (or steak) served with rice, beans and the...

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Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 4:03 PM

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow...

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How To Start Composting And Reduce Your Trash In Half

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 3:36 PM

Get ready for a startling statistic: about 50 percent of your garbage, on a daily basis, shouldn't be thrown away. It's hard to deny the absurdity of this fact, even if you don't really care about the planet all that much.

Every day, half of what gets thrown...

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How To Save Money On Groceries By Cooking With Kitchen Scraps

(29) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:06 AM

Great news: There's a surefire way to save money on groceries every week, no coupon-clipping required. Full disclosure: It's going to require some effort.

Save some bucks on food by making the most of kitchen scraps. No, it's not the most exciting way to save, but it really works....

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Start A Garden, No Matter How Little Space You Have. Here's How.

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:04 AM


It's spring, which is time to plant a garden. Yes, even you, without a pile of dirt to dig your hands into. Growing herbs and veggies is a great way to reconnect with nature, especially after the many months of winter. Plus, it also means the...

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Homemade Pop Tart Recipes That'll Start Your Morning Off Right

(6) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 7:00 AM

When Pop-Tarts first entered the breakfast scene in 1964, people were looking for a quick, easy meal option. Toaster pastries were the answer then, and they still are today. It's the reason Pop-Tarts has continued to grow in sales for the past 32 years.

In essence, Pop-Tarts embody...

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10 New Cookbooks To Spend Time With This Spring

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 9:15 AM

The world is overrun with cookbooks, and not all of them are great. (One look at the bargain section of any bookstore is proof of that.) But among the forgettable books published every season, there are always a few gems to be discovered.

Well, you're going to want to...

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This Deviled Egg Recipe Will Make You Question All Other Deviled Eggs

(20) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 7:00 AM


Never have you ever had deviled eggs like this before. This recipe that we found for you right here is off the hook. There are so many things that are right about these deviled eggs that you can forget every other deviled egg that...

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크로넛은 가라 '크루핀'이 왔다(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 3:14 PM

크루핀이 얼마나 사랑스러운지에 대해선 말이 별 필요가 없다. 그냥 아래 사진을 보라! 영화롭지 않은가? 크루아상으로 머핀을 만들고 프로스트를 뿌리다니 이런 호사스런 음식이 또 어딨단 말인가?


크루아상을 만들어 본 사람은 알 것이다. 크루아상은 일단 종잇장처럼 얇은 밀가루와 우유 반죽 안에 버터를 바르고 그 위에 다시 반죽을...

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Skillet S'mores Are The Stuff Of Great Dessert Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:15 PM

S'mores are generally thought of as a simple dessert. They're cooked over an open fire, after all, so there really can't be much fuss to them. But we found a version of s'mores that's even more simple -- and more decadent -- than the classic: the skillet s'more.


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This Homemade Cheetos Recipe Makes It Easy To Be Cheesy

(28) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Sound the alarms: There is a home-baked alternative to Cheetos. Do you know what that means? Guiltless, cheesy, crunchy snacking. Or mostly guiltless, cheesy, crunchy snacking. Sure, you have to make them yourself. And yes, that means you have to get your butt into the kitchen. But, it's possible. And...

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Si amaste el 'cronut' llega el 'cruffin': la mezcla de croissant y muffin

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 6:11 AM

Las palabras no logran describir cuán maravilloso es un cruffin: vas a tener que ver estos dulces de desayuno para entender por qué rozan la gloria.


Quitan la respiración, ¿verdad? Un simple vistazo a estos redondos, dorados, hojaldrados pasteles de mantequilla es suficiente para que se...

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Get Ready For The Creamiest Goat Cheese Recipes You'll Ever See

(52) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 7:30 AM

There are a lot of great cheeses out there, and goat cheese is at the top of that list. There are of course delicious hard goat cheeses, but soft goat cheese is what we're going to talk about today. It's the creamiest of the creamy cheeses, and it's...

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A Ranking Of Which Reese's Products Have The Most Peanut Butter Bang For Your Buck

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 7:00 AM

If there's one thing that Reese's does well, it's knowing how to combine peanut butter and chocolate just right. It's the reason the company went from a basement operation to a billion dollar industry more than 50 years ago.

There was a time when only one Reese's...

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두고두고 해먹을 냄비 파스타 레시피 15

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 6:08 PM

바쁜 주중에 요리를 한다는 건 말처럼 간단한 일이 아니다. 고된 하루를 마치고 집에 돌아와서 '맛있는' 그것도 '스타일리시'한 요리를 한다는 건 꿈에나 나올 소리다. 우리의 생각에 동의하는 당신을 위해 좋은 소식을 준비했다. 정말 쉽고, 또 설거지도 더는 '냄비 파스타' 레시피다.

'냄비 파스타'라고 해서 냄비에 파스타를 팔팔 끓이는 게 아니다. 파스타를 끓인...

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Cruffin Recipes To Help You Make This Croissant-Muffin Hybrid

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Words cannot describe how lovely a cruffin is -- you're going to have to see these breakfast pastries to truly understand their glory.


Breathtaking, right? Just a glance at these golden, flakey, buttery rounds of pastry is enough to make us not groan at the mention...

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25 Recipes That'll Remind You That You Actually LOVE Muffins

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:20 AM

We love muffins for so many reasons: all the blueberries their batter is able to hold, the occasional surprise of chocolate chips found beneath their golden top and their uncanny resemblance to cupcakes -- to name just a few. A good muffin recipe is...

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