Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing Recipe

"After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons milk 3 drops food coloring, or as needed (optional) Directions […]

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Firehouse Chili and Cornbread Casserole Recipe

"Everyone knows that firefighters make the best chili–many using a recipe very similar to this–and the only way I know how to make that chili even better is by topping it with a cheesy cornbread crust. The cornbread crust is relatively sweet, which of course pairs perfectly with that spicy, meaty, savory chili." Ingredients Adjust […]

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All the Grocery Stores and Food Companies Hiring Right Now

The coronavirus has fundamentally altered daily life for a majority of people around the globe. While many have to adjust to working from home or homeschooling their kids, millions of “non-essential” businesses and restaurant employees are filing for unemployment or at least very concerned about when (or if) their next paycheck is coming. It’s a […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Active time:20 min. Total time: 50 min. Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups) Kids aren’t the only ones who love this melty, Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole. The rice, broccoli, and chicken provide a nice substance for the creamy, béchamel type sauce, while the buttery topping adds crunch and richness. In other […]

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What to Eat (And What Not to) For a Solid Slumber

Quick quiz: How many nights per week do you get less than 7 hours of sleep? If it's the majority of your week, you aren't alone. According to a study published in the Journal of Community Health, more than 3 in 10 Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep each night. The daily recommendation, […]

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Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

"Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 […]

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What Is a Michelada and How Do You Make One?

Though it’s not quite as pervasive as its more popular cousin, the Bloody Mary, the michelada has a lot to offer. Here’s what you need to know about the classic Mexican cocktail:  What Is a Michelada?  Cooking dinner shouldn't be complicated A michelada is a type of cerveza preparada, or Mexican beer cocktail. All cerveza […]

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Can a Scratch and Sniff Patch Fight Your Bacon Cravings?

We’ve entered the last week of January, which means the finish line is in sight for those brave enough to embark upon “Veganuary” or a meatless New Year’s resolution. While some will plan to push on with their new plant-based eating habit once the calendar turns over to February, 31 days without meat isn’t enough […]

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What Is Carpaccio and How Do You Make It?

Here’s everything you need to know about carpaccio, a traditional Italian dish with a colorful history:  What Is Carpaccio?  Cooking dinner shouldn't be complicated Carpaccio is an Italian appetizer of thinly sliced raw meat drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s traditionally made with beef, but can be made with fish (specifically salmon or […]