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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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Babaga-WIN: 5 Eggplant Recipes to Dip Into Now

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UPDATED June 5th,2018  Everyone's collection of eggplant recipes must include a selection of dips. This picturesque veggie (fruit really) from the nightshade family is packed with nutrients like B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, copper and…
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Oh My Okra: Tips on How to Cook Okra

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UPDATED June 1st, 2018 Everyone should learn how to cook okra properly—this vegetable has a very undeserved bad reputation! Yes, some love it, but okra also tops the list of many people's most hated foods. Renowned U.K. chef Simon Rogan…

A Tasty Recipe for Pigeon Peas and Rice

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UPDATED March 26th, 2018 Pigeon Peas and rice is Puerto Rico's national dish and no special occasion meal would be complete without Arroz con Gandules. This recipe from ViveMejor.com is a rice and pea dish seasoned with green olives and chopped…
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Turnt on Turnips: 10 Turnip Recipes Recipes to Crank Up This Winter

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We all need more turnip recipes in our lives! There is so much to love about this simple and versatile vegetable. Although they look like a root vegetable, turnips are actually related to cruciferous veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts…
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The Art of the Hasselback: 10 Recipes that Employ this Fancy Technique

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Master the hasselback knife technique and you'll be able to serve up delicious, show-stopping dishes for every dinner party. Hasselbacking is actually very simple. It all began with a scrumptious potato dish first served in the 1700s at the…
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Chef Talk: How to Make Artichokes Like a Pro

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We love artichokes, but how to make artichokes is a whole other issue. In terms of intimidating vegetables, these guys are pretty high up on the “how do I cook that?” list. They look funny, they seem difficult to make and even more tricky…
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Seaweed Nutrition: 15 Ways to Cook with the Plants of the Sea

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Asian cultures have reaped the benefits of seaweed nutrition for centuries. Lately it's been getting more attention in the West for being the next big superfood. It's an excellent source of calcium, potassium, protein and omega 3s but one…
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Grain Integrity: Fool Proof Tips on How to Cook Rice

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How to cook rice is the million-dollar question for many of us. We’ve all been there: one day you make a pitch perfect bowl of brown rice and then the next day, when you try a new brand when entertaining friends at home, the rice comes out…
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In Season Now: Pomegranate, Basil, and Queso Fresco Salsa

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Editor's Note: Here's a colorful, crunchy version of salsa featuring pomegranates (traditionally in season this time of year.) Read Related: Mario’s Easy Guacamole POMEGRANATE, BASIL & QUESO FRESCO SALSA Makes: 1½ Cups  Ingredients ¼ cup…