Best Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C cornstarch 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (don’t worry about leveling but not super heaping) 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 3/4 C milk (whole is best but you can also use 2%) 2 tablespoons room temperature butter (not margarine) 1 teaspoon vanilla Steps In a medium saucepan, stir […]

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The Best Birthday Cake Delivery Services

No one — we repeat, no one — should celebrate a birthday without cake. And sometimes, that means ordering one online. These birthday cake delivery services offer all the flavors and flair you could wish for, without the fuss of baking it yourself. Bake Me a Wish Bake Me a Wish features a stellar selection of […]

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The 8 Best Hand Sanitizers That Meet the CDC Guidelines

You’ve been hearing it since childhood, but we’ll say it again for the people in the back: Keeping your hands clean is the easiest way to prevent sickness and stop the spread of germs. It’s not just a statement beloved by moms and kindergarten teachers, but a fact shared by the Centers for Disease Control […]

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The Best Wines to Snag at Trader Joe's for Under $20

Now that dry January is almost over—hey, I tried!—it’s time to kick off a very exciting series diving into how to find truly great, highly affordable wines right at your favorite grocery stores. Because wine should be easy, folks—from the buying to the drinking. So, we’ll be perusing the aisles of your favorite one-stop shops, […]

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The Actual Best Way to Toast Nuts

How many times have you been looking at a recipe that calls for toasted nuts and thought to yourself, “what exactly does toasted mean and how do I achieve that?” And if I can buy the nut “roasted” is that the same as “toasted” or are they interchangeable, and does it really matter that much if […]

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How to Make Your Best Green Bean Casserole Yet

While turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, green bean casserole definitely deserves praise for its strength as a side dish. The hearty classic can make almost anyone want to eat their vegetables, especially once the iconic fried onion topping is added. Green bean casserole is also one of the easiest, and cheapest, […]

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This Is Hands Down the Best Boxed Wine You Can Buy

If you’re a casual wine drinker and you think you’re somehow above the boxed stuff, I have one question for you: What are you trying to prove?  It’s no secret that I love boxed wine. I’ve written about this very specific passion time and time again.  Related: The Complete Pringles And Wine Pairing Guide Before […]

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The Best Serrated Bread Knife to Buy in 2019

When it comes to knives, everyone is always “my chef’s knife this” and “my chef’s knife that!” While a good chef’s knife is obviously important, all this talk short-changes the importance of the humble bread knife. It’s one of the three must-haves for every home cook (along with a cheap paring knife and, yes, a […]


Best Lentil Soup

This simple vegan lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with mostly pantry ingredients. Be sure to have your ingredients prepped and ready before you start cooking! Recipe yields four large bowls of soup, or six more modest servings Author: Cookie and KatePrep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 45 minsTotal Time: 55 minutesYield: 4 servingsMediterranean Soup recipe […]


Best ever banana bread

Ingredients 5 browned bananas 1 stick unsalted real butter 2 eggs 4 tablespoon sour cream .5 cup ground pecans .5 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour .5 teaspoon salt .5 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1.5 cups brown sugar Honey Steps Preheat oven to 350. In electric mixer combine: softened […]