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Sunday Supper Hacks

Sunday Supper Hacks

Let me be honest about something. I've never met a dinner party I didn't like. If you were to ask my grandmother (hi, Chanel!), she'd tell you that a dinner party—an elegant one—requires seating charts, white gloves, and the perfect lipstick. Oh, and have your florist on standby. Do you know Ricky? He's the best. And while girl raises a few good points, dinner parties in my world are a bit more . . . slapdash. READ MORE

How to Make a Healthy Easter Basket for Your Kids

How to Make a Healthy Easter Basket for Your Kids

You want to see your children's eyes light up when they see their Easter baskets, but you don't want them to gorge on artificial trash that electrifies them with hyperactivity. Let's avoid the temper tantrum to follow when the high fructose corn syrup wears off. Yet don't be like the neighbor who hands out plain apples to the trick-or-treaters at Halloween. Nobody likes that guy. (Well, none of the kids.) Adults, you can try some of our delicious dessert recipes you'd never know are healthy as well as our Easter page for everything you need to know that's sweet and savory for this spring holiday. For your kids' Easter baskets, you can still create a healthyish stockpile. Delight your children without junk food using some of these ideas. READ MORE

Why These Vegetables Aren’t Worth Growing in Your Yard

Why These Vegetables Aren’t Worth Growing in Your Yard

Growing your own food earns gobs of cool points in our book. Many of us start with basil or mint plants. When that works, we try more. But some plants aren't worth growing yourself. The investment in time, money, and trouble is too high, and the return too low. You might as well grab it at the market. READ MORE

Joy the Baker’s Take on Drake, Social Media, and Oversharing

Joy the Baker’s Take on Drake, Social Media, and Oversharing

Joy Wilson was listening to Drake when she took my call. She needed the perfect lyrics to scrawl in icing on pancakes for her Drake on Cake Instagram page. It was three days before Wilson, 35, launched her nationwide book tour for her third book, Joy the Baker's Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days. The Instagram post would promote her brunchy book's release March 21. This kind of savvy, playful cross-promotion in social and traditional media didn't exist when Wilson jumped in nine years ago. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Pizza Margherita and Cheese Pizza?

What is the Difference Between Pizza Margherita and Cheese Pizza?

Both are Italian classics and covered in cheese, but if you're looking for a slice of pizza Margherita and a slice of plain old cheese shows up, you're going to be disappointed. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Sweet Pickles and Bread and Butter Pickles?

What is the Difference Between Sweet Pickles and Bread and Butter Pickles?

Who knew there were so many types of pickle? According to the Pickle Primer by Pickle Packers International, there are four main categories of pickle, with countless variations. Pickles are often produced in three methods: refrigerated, fresh-pack, or processed (which implies there is curing or fermenting involved). What's the difference between sweet pickles and bread and butter pickles? READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Caraway Seeds and Fennel Seeds?

What is the Difference Between Caraway Seeds and Fennel Seeds?

You have a recipe that calls for caraway seeds, but you only have a jar of fennel seeds on your pantry shelf. Can you sub them in? It depends. Caraway, also known as meridian fennel, and the fruit (seeds) are often used whole and have a flavor that's similar to anise. Caraway is often used as a spice in breads (especially rye), and is also found in sauerkraut. Nearly a third of the world's supply is grown in Finland and most recipes call for only a small amount (likely a teaspoon) of the pungent seed. READ MORE

9 Drinks Inspired by Your Favorite March Madness Teams

9 Drinks Inspired by Your Favorite March Madness Teams

This NCAA season, show your team spirit with your spirits. We can't promise that your favorite team will make it to the Final Four, but we can promise that you'll drink well for the rest of tournament season thanks to our roundup of signature drinks from a number of your favorite March Madness contenders' hometowns. Don’t have a hometown team? We have an easy-sipping beer or cocktail with your name on it, too. Cheers all around. READ MORE

The Fish Files: Markets and Dishes for Spring

The Fish Files: Markets and Dishes for Spring

Fishes. Feast of the seven. Luca Brasi sleeps with the. A daunting - if delicious - topic. If I can indulge my cinematic tendencies, ... READ MORE

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

Time to get crazy, people — March Madness is here! Scream at your players, cry at the lost chances, laugh at the calls, and shout at the ref. It's all part of the game of watching college basketball. You need to balance this insanity with an array of tasty treats. You gotta keep your energy up. After all, they can't do it without you. Check out these ideas for the most delicious ways to get your grub and your game on at the same time. READ MORE