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Instant Expert: The Dish on Polenta

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You've heard of the stuff, but what's really all of the hype behind this Italian staple? Let us explain. So what is it? Made from ground cornmeal, polenta is that pale yellow, dough-paste hybrid that's popping up on menus everywhere. Chefs like it because it's extremely versatile -- you can either bake, fry or grill... read more

Instant Expert: Black Rice Will Blow Your Mind

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Forget white and brown rice. Black rice -- also known as forbidden rice (according to old tales, it was once reserved for Chinese rulers) -- is a beautiful super food of a grain that changes color like magic from black to purple when cooked. So what else is special about it? Black is the new... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Healthy Winter Salads

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While we're still stuck with three more weeks of winter, I'm finding a little relief from the weather in the form of these seasonal salads. Fresh kale, figs and ricotta make these meals anything but boring; plus, who can say no to bacon? More Must-Clicks: 6 Guilt-Free Comfort Foods 7 Cocktails... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Meals You’ll Make Again and Again

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Bored with your dinner routine? If you can't stand to look at another stir-fry, try one of these five no-fuss meals. They taste great the next day and require little (see: zero) skill to make. What's not to love? More Must-Clicks: $20 Tuesdays: 10 Cool Kitchen Gadgets 25+ Delish Chicken Dishes... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Breakfast-for-Dinner Dishes

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Between unlimited mimosas and the inevitable carb-overload, it's almost impossible not to enjoy brunch. But breakfast for dinner? We were skeptical. Luckily, these recipes are forcing us to look at breakfast food in a whole new way. After all, who says you can't eat French toast before bed? More Must-Clicks: $20 Tuesdays: 10... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Savory Vegetarian Meals

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Our New Year's resolution? Eat more veggies (and drink more wine, of course). Luckily, whipping our dinners into shape couldn't be any easier thanks to these five savory vegetarian dishes: Lentil and Mushroom Meatballs Why We Love It:  Fresh beans and veggies give this classic dish a much healthier twist. Get the Recipe... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Crowd-Pleasing Favorites

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Sure, trying new recipes is great and all; but there are just some dinners that we're not willing to take out of our rotation. From creamy pasta to savory pulled-pork, these crowd-pleasing dishes will have you going back for seconds: Slow-Cooked Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork Why We Love It: Whether thrown on a bun on... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: Holiday Dinner Favorites

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Are your holiday meal must-haves feeling a little played-out? Shake up Christmas this year by trying one of these delish new dinner additions: French Beef Stew with Red Wine Why We Love It: Homemade garlic mashed potatoes pair perfectly with this hearty stew. Get the Recipe Gorgonzola and Sweet Potato Biscuits Why We... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Savory Winter Favorites

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Now that the cold (okay, freezing) weather has finally set in, we're in the mood for savory weeknight dinners that double as holiday dishes. Start perfecting one of these five filling recipes now so you can impress your Christmas guests later. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Brown Butter Why We Love It: Okay, so making... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Irresistible Dishes to Try

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Between mashed potatoes, a bacon burger and two -- count 'em -- two pizza recipes we found this week, it's clear we can't make up our minds when it comes to choosing just one savory dinner. Give in to all of your food cravings this week by trying one (or all) of these five irresistible... read more