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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Protein Packed Spinach & Red Rice Pesto

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018  Red rice is a variety of rice with bran that is red, purple or maroon in color (unlike Mexican Red Rice, Arroz Rojo, which gets its color from crushed tomatoes). Among popular varieties is Bhutanese and Red Cargo…
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Chile Primer Series I: Ancho, Guajillo, & Pasilla

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Chiles, both dried and fresh, are the kings of Mexican cooking. They form the base of so many popular dishes: salsas (draped over enchiladas, drizzled on tacos), homestyle guisados (such as pork in green sauce), or special-occasion…
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Purple Power: 10 Taro Recipes to Try Now

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Liven up your family's healthy diet with some tasty taro recipes! This super nutritious vegetable has been a staple of Asian, Indian, African and the Pacific Islands. Although it's not so popular in most U.S. cuisine,…
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The Cast Iron Skillet: 10 Recipes to Serve Straight from the Pan

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Forget non-stick cookware; a cast iron skillet is practically the only pan you need and it will last for decades. Cast iron can get superhot; it distributes heat evenly and, instead of leaching chemicals into your food, it actually adds some…
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Feel Good Foods: Mood Boosting Meals to Snap You Back to Joy

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We all know a healthy diet benefits our bodies but eating more feel good foods can be just as beneficial to our state of mind. But before you start reaching for the chips and ice cream...good mood food and comfort food are two completely different…
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How to Make a Perfect Soufflé Dish

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Attempting to execute a perfect soufflé dish conjures up images of Lucille Ball tripping through the kitchen desperately (and unsuccessfully) trying to keep her soufflé inflated. One of the biggest myths of this airy creation is that it's…
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Less is More: Three Ingredient Recipes that are Secret Weapons

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What would we do without those go-to three-ingredient recipes? You just got home after a long day only to realize you forgot to hit the grocery store, your pantry is bare and take-out won't cut it. Don't panic! Chances are you've got what…
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Legume Love: 10 Bean Recipes for Your Meatless Protein Fix

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Shrink your carbon footprint and your waistline by substituting bean recipes for meat once a week. There are other vegetable protein options but it's hard to beat beans in terms of nutritional value and most of us aren't eating enough of them.…
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10 Guava Fruit Recipes You'll Flip Over

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Guava fruit has been a staple in Mexico and other Latin American countries for centuries for a reason. It's a particularly lovely treat with soft pink, yellow or dark red flesh and a truly unique flavor. There's no one rule for how to eat…