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Grilled Cheese Hack: Make It In A Toaster

Posted 09.21.2012 | Taste

Learning how to make a grilled cheese sandwich is one of the first things most home cooks learn -- they're pretty easy to pull off. With just three in...

How To Have The Perfect Wine Tasting At Home

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.18.2012 | Taste
Ross Szabo

Avoid a power hour for wines. You can use crackers or drink water to neutralize your palate between wines. If you get tired of smelling wines, have some coffee grounds on hand to refresh your nose.

12 Ways To Use Up Your Unripened Green Tomatoes

Posted 09.18.2012 | Taste

We're sad to report that the end of summer is near -- not only does that mean no more warm weather, it also means no more tomatoes. If you've been ...

The 5 Easiest Tex-Mex Recipes To Try At Home

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 11.18.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Tex-Mex (a cross between Southwestern and Mexican) is a super easy cuisine to play around with in your own kitchen, especially since it's fusion in nature and includes a lot of pantry ingredients.

Eat Your Way Through Rosh Hashanah

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.04.2013 | Taste

Our favorite thing about the Jewish New Year is the food. Surprise!

Are Eating Habits Contagious?

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with the healthiest intentions -- a salad followed by grilled fish and steamed vegetables -- only to find yourself halfway through a bacon cheeseburger and onion rings?

Dig Into These 11 Healthier Lasagnas

Posted 09.20.2012 | Taste

If you're someone who watches what you eat, you probably don't get down with a lot of lasagna. Lasagna is typically one big (delicious) mess of melted...

What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jene Luciani for Shape.com When a chocolate fix hits so intensely that you feel like you'll scream if you don't get a candy bar, it's easy to bl...

A Dummy's Guide To Wine Regions

Menuism | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Menuism

If you're a novice wine drinker who enjoys their wine now and then, loves the idea of being adventurous and ordering exotic wines when dining out, but lacks the wine geek know-how, this is a post dedicated entirely to you.

How To Pickle Anything, No Canning Necessary

EatingWell | Posted 11.06.2012 | Taste
EatingWell

There are certain things I'll never understand: the rules of cricket, how fish reproduce, and people who don't like pickles. Because, come on, pickles taste amazing! Here are a few easy tips for making sure your pickles come out great.

11 Portion Control Tips That Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Many of us don't understand what a healthy portion size is, and for good reason. A pasta portion in a restaurant is easily three cups, and many steaks are at least a pound. Getting used to normal-sized portions is not an easy task.

5 Key Wine Components And How To Detect Them

Snooth | Posted 10.17.2012 | Taste
Snooth

Mother Nature has made it remarkably easy to detect the relative levels of the main wine components. Grab a glass of red wine and taste as we go and you'll see what I mean.

5 Late-Summer Farmers' Market Recipes

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

The summer harvest is still at its peak, and in just one visit to the market (with a few helpers to assist you in carrying the goods!), you can prepare several quick, healthful, and mouthwatering dishes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with family and friends!

Don’t Try This At Home! Old-Timey Celeb Diet Advice

Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living

In a recent article on New York Magazine's The Cut, writer Rebecca Harrington attempted to eat as had been outlined in Elizabeth Taylor's 1987 memoir-...

Reclaim Your Kitchen: 13 Ways To Maximize Even The Smallest Space

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We've all heard the saying "the kitchen is the heart of the home." That's fine and all, but it doesn't always feel that way, especially when you've go...

10 Tips For Entertaining A Crowd This Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Summer entertaining is a great opportunity to catch up with family and friends over great food -- and Labor Day gives us that last chance to say goodb...

14 Dishes You Can Make In The Blender

Posted 09.17.2013 | Taste

There's one appliance you may have been taking for granted -- the blender. Just try making a milk shake without one, we dare you. But if you think th...

This Is How You Pick The Ripest Fruit, Every Time

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Taste

Only the ripest will do.

How To Boost Your Self Control

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Thinking about the big picture instead of the little steps required along the way can help to give us the self-control we need to reach a goal, accord...

9 New Ways To Use Summer Produce

Food52 | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Food52

You're starting to resent those plump, ripe specimens at the market, on your counter. We're here to show you how to embrace them again.

Weighty Situations

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I'm allergic to many foods. Soon after eating them, I break out in fat.

10 Tools Guaranteed To Save Time In The Kitchen

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Whether you're an expert chef or a humble home cook, all of us want to save time in the kitchen. It means more time spent eating at the table with our...

What To Eat When A Vegetarian Comes Over

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

We all have friends with dietary preferences, food allergies and those who we lovingly, but with a shudder, call "picky." Someday, one of these kinds ...

10 Kitchen Items That Can Do Double Duty

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

There are thousands of kitchen gadgets you can find, but most can only do the one thing they were invented for -- what Alton Brown calls "unitaskers."...

The Top 10 Weight Loss Excuses (And How To Beat Them)

Chris Powell | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

For every excuse I have an answer. But it doesn't matter if I have the answer, because you have to believe it in your heart and be willing to let go of the excuses that only foster fear and failure. Are you ready to let go? Let's do this!