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6 Solid Tricks to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

Having trouble sleeping? Try integrating one or more these 6 tips into your daily routine and see if you aren't sleeping more soundly soon!
Posted 10/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   28,122 views
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7 Ways to Survive and Thrive in Cooking School

Have you always wanted to learn to cook but weren't sure if you would benefit from a cooking class? Learn what to expect and the right questions to ask before you go.
Posted 9/19/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 3 comments   13,638 views
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Farmers Market Finds: 11 Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes

Just in time for peak farmers market season, we asked some of the country's top chefs for their fave locally sourced recipes.
Posted 7/25/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 12 comments   17,760 views
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The Takeout Trap: 6 Cooking Excuses You Need to Stop Using

How often do you fall into the takeout trap? Become a master at nipping cooking excuses in the bud!
Posted 7/20/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 8 comments   30,898 views
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Cumin Health Benefits

Think cumin is just another boring kitchen spice used only for making guacamole or tacos? Think again! Discover the many health benefits of this common spice.
Posted 5/11/2016  11:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 0 comments   1,226 views
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Keep Calm and Don't Burn the Kitchen Down

In the final installment of a 30-day no delivery, no takeout challenge, our writer reflects on the various ways a novice chef can learn basic and advanced cooking techniques.
Posted 5/4/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 9 comments   14,697 views
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Meal Planning, A Love/Hate Roller Coaster

Meal planning. For a rookie in the kitchen, the phrase alone elicits a cringe. Find out what one writer learned when she headed to the kitchen to prep seven meals in one night.
Posted 4/27/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 21 comments   54,200 views
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Acquainting Myself With the Kitchen After Years of Neglect

Our resident delivery connoisseur challenged herself to 30 days without ordering food. In this second entry, she shares what she's learned about creating a functional kitchen.
Posted 4/20/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 14 comments   38,187 views
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12 Soul-Satisfying Chili Recipes

Your family will be quick to gather around the table when you prepare one of these 12 hearty and easy-to-prep chili recipes.
Posted 2/24/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 5 comments   26,038 views
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Shop, Prep, Freeze--Your Dinners Will Be a Breeze!

Stocking up your freezer with many nights' worth of meals can be as easy as throwing your own freezer meal prep party. We explain how--and offer recipes to get you started.
Posted 2/10/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 6 comments   34,964 views
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Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen Cabinets

Time for your kitchen to get on board with your healthy lifestyle. These four organizational tips will make your kitchen a lean, mean, healthy cooking machine.
Posted 2/2/2016  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   43,315 views
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12 Recipes for Little Chefs in Training

Grab some little helpers and get started with one of these 12 tasty, healthy and kid-approved recipes. Bon appetit!
Posted 9/8/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 2 comments   15,544 views
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5 Veggies You Didn't Know You Could Cook in the Microwave

Did you know you can make pickles in the microwave? Believe it! Here's how.
Posted 2/18/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 17 comments   58,673 views
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You've Never Used Your Microwave Like This Before!

Now that school is back in session, save time (and your sanity) with these easy hacks and recipes using your microwave!
Posted 9/23/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 6 comments   27,861 views
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Easy & Healthy Ways to Grill Indoors

Did you know your oven can double as a grill? Here's how to get that smoky summer flavor all year long.
Posted 5/23/2014  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 8 comments   27,303 views
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