Sunday, July 23, 2017

The 10 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes — Recipe Roundup

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When you’re searching for easy, nourishing meals for your family, slow cooker chicken recipes are the answer. From classics like chicken noodle soup to new favorites like ginger chicken congee, these 10 dishes are the set-it-and-forget-it answer to the age-old “What’s for dinner?” question.

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Recipe: Pineapple Whip — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Even if you’ve never been to a Disney theme park, you know the lure of Dole Whip. This sweet and creamy frozen pineapple treat is a delicious hybrid of soft-serve and pineapple sorbet — but even better. No wonder it’s so often associated with a place where dreams come true.

Here’s the good news: There’s no travel required for our Disney-inspired pineapple whip. You just need five basic ingredients and a blender.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Budget-Saving Summer Suppers — Next Week’s Meal Plan

It’s that time when my monthly grocery budget and my zeal for overbuying must work in unison. To put it more plainly, I’ve got a bunch of produce to use up and I’m going to pull from my pantry and freezer to spend less on groceries this week.

Don’t worry — it’s not a week full of ramen and peanut butter and jelly for dinner. Instead most of this week’s dinners are budget-friendly to start, using ingredients like frozen ravioli and ground turkey, while still being incredibly delicious and full of summer produce, which makes them cheaper too. Here are the five budget-saving summer dinners I’m cooking next week.

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This Is the Most Popular Piña Colada Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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Looking for a frozen drink to cool you down the rest of the sweet summer months? You need something tropical. Let’s go with a piña colada. These drinks are traditionally made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice. However, that’s just a suggested starting point — as with all things cooking, there are endless ways to make it your own. While you could follow any piña colada recipe you prefer, you should know that Pinterest’s most popular recipe is a delicious riff that’s also breakfast-approved (yes, it’s virgin.) Yup, that means even the kids can enjoy this drink.

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50 Quick Dinners for Hot Summer Nights — Recipes from The Kitchn

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can’t subsist on watermelon and Popsicles alone, I’ve armed myself with a roster of quick and easy dinners I know I can pull off — even on the hottest of summer nights.

From farmers market salads and grain bowls from the grill, to satisfying sandwiches and shrimp skewers, here are 50 quick dinners that will save you.

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9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines — The Farmhouse Kitchen

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We’ve heard a lot of haters complain that Joanna Gaines (the decorator half of Fixer Upper, HGTV’s hit home renovation show based in Waco, Texas) makes every kitchen look the same. While she does have a very specific farmhouse style — with lots of white, shiplap, and oversized clocks — she also has plenty of range and great ideas. Don’t believe us? Just check out these final projects and all the great ideas.

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Why One Cookbook Author Uprooted Her City Life & Moved to Maine — Bite-Size Guide: Portland, Maine

It was December 1982. I had a dream job: Culinary Editor of Food & Wine magazine. I was 26 years old and in love with a man who grew up in New York City. I also happened to be in love with New York (as a suburban girl, I had always dreamed of living in the city). There was no way I was going to give up my job or my zip code.

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