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The New Kale: How to Cook This Summer's 8 Most Popular Vegetables

During my last journey through the produce department at my grocery store, I noticed something odd. The kale section had shrunk. Coincidentally, I had just read a less-than-enthusiastic food writer's review of kale cupcakes. Was the magic over? [more]

12 Delicious Soups You Can Make From Leftovers

Stuck with lots of leftovers? Not a problem! Though I'm notoriously bad at using prepared food from one night to the next, I've found that a little planning can turn that curse into a blessing. [more]

You Won't Believe How Good These Low-Calorie Desserts Taste

Craving a gooey, delicious dessert? Yeah. Me too. Though I try my best to keep my inner sugar-fiend under control, I certainly like to indulge, I'll admit, daily. [more]

25 Delicious and Easy One-Pot Meals

Between everything else during the week, who has time to cook dinner? You do with these tasty one-pot wonders!

25 Healthy Recipes for Lazy People

You know you should eat healthier, but what a hassle! Not anymore. Eat well without breaking a sweat with this collection of easy healthy meals.

15 Easy Dinner Party Dishes You Can Make in Advance

If the idea of hosting a dinner party frightens you, you are not alone. I still remember the trauma of my first one. By the time you shop for ingredients, clean your house, and cook, that makes for a fairly exhausting day. [more]

25 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Cuts of Meat Taste Expensive

Inexpensive cuts of meat don't have to taste cheap. Stretch your budget and eat well, too, with this collection of delicious ways to eat cheap meat.

10 Fun and Delicious Ways to Use Tortillas

Whether flour or corn, the inexpensive staple is surprisingly versatile and reliably delicious. Here are 10 unexpected ways to enjoy them.

25 Simple Recipes for 25 Delicious Veggies

Maybe your CSA box is overflowing, or maybe you're just mixing up your meal routine. Either way, find delicious preparations for your veggies right here.

20 Delicious, Healthier Appetizers

Satisfy your cocktail party guests' appetites with these flavorful and delicious bites that won't leave them wondering about their waistlines later.

25 Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes That Save Time and Money

You don't need a lot of fancy ingredients to put a flavorful meal on the table. Make dinner easy with short grocery lists and basic preparations.

Elevate Your Kitchen Skills With These 5 Easy Cooking Techniques

OK, they're not as easy as "nuke-it for 30 seconds," but you'll love the results you get with these simple, and classic, cooking techniques.

Make Pizza Night Fun Again With These 30 Pizza Sauce Alternatives

Don't settle for the same old pizza with red sauce and traditional toppings. Sauce and top your pizza crust with these terrific alternatives.

15 Delicious Ways to Use Canned Corn

What can you do with a can of corn? Fry it, cream it, bake it, toss it, roast it…

10 Healthy, Easy Breakfasts for People on the Go

If you're too rushed to eat breakfast most mornings, don't fret! These healthy morning meals require almost no prep and are easy to eat on your way to work.

25 Clever Ways to Dress Up Cheap Food

We have all been there: Not quite close enough to payday, or an unexpected expense arises... and where can you scale back? With your food budget, that's where. [more]

10 Tasty and Frugal Chickpea Recipes

You might know chickpeas as "garbanzo beans." Whatever you call them, they're versatile, affordable, and most of all, delicious!

23 Easy and Scrumptious Microwaveable Desserts

Your microwave can do a lot more than thaw a frozen cheesecake. Learn how to create 20+ delicious desserts from scratch — and fast.

30 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Garam Masala

Indian food is known for the complexity of its spice blends, and garam masala is a great example. Learn how to use and enjoy this mix of cinnamon, cumin, cardamom and other spices.

25 Ways to Use Frozen Mixed Vegetables

You could just toss that bag of frozen mixed veggies into the microwave and steam as a healthy side. But why when you can use that same chilly bag all these hot and delicious ways?