The Absolute Best Brownies and Bar Cookies for Your Tailgating Spread

Tailgate season is just about here, and I, for one, cannot wait. I love the entire game day experience. And while yes, of course, I enjoy  the actual football part, I’ll be the first to admit that the communal experience and traditions surrounding it hold a bit more significance for me than the game itself. To me, the aspect of bringing people […]

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These Were Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of the Summer, Cook Them Before It’s Over

Not to be an alarmist, but it’s almost September. Which means, it’s almost the end of summer. I repeat: the END of summer. Out goes tomatoes, squash, and berries so good you want to eat them by the bushel. In comes apples, pumpkins, winter squash, and sweet potatoes.   But, before this happens, you still have a bit more time to cook […]

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How to Eat Off a Pot of Tomato Sauce All Week Long

In the past, we’ve told you how to eat from a big batch of farro and even covered how to use a whole can of chipotle chiles in adobo all week long. Now, in this next installment of actually functional meal prep, we’re making a ton of tomato sauce and using it throughout the week in meat loaf, pizza, burritos, and more. […]

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9 Places You Should Put Pesto Other Than Pasta

My mom never cooked much with pesto when I was growing up, so it wasn’t until high school that I discovered the glory of this Italian condiment. Needless to say, I quickly fell for the versatile ingredient–how could you not? Whether you buy a jar at the store or whip up your own, this nut and herb-based mixture is flavor-packed, bright, and seems […]

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11 Candy Recipes to Honor Gene Wilder, a.k.a. Willy Wonka

Today, the world lost an icon: Gene Wilder, the star of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (and countless other classics such as “Young Frankenstein”). Wilder was 83-years-old and reportedly passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.     To honor Wilder and say thank you for introducing most all of us to a chocolate flooded fantasy […]

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10 Low-Labor Recipes to Make This Labor Day Weekend

How is Labor Day here already? It feels like just yesterday we were dusting off our grills and taking our first trips to the farmer’s market, and now fall is nearing. (I said nearing, people. It is much, much too early to start grabbing for Pumpkin Spice-anything. Let’s all relax.) Though Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer, the season’s produce […]

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How to Have a Kick-Ass Vegetarian Tailgate (Yes, It’s Possible)

Obviously, one of the best things about tailgating is the feast of footballing fare that is to be devoured before/during the game. It’s the part that everyone–football fanatics and those who are just along for the ride–can enjoy. The typical spread looks something like hot dogs, burgers, wings, etc., but what if we changed up the menu a little bit? Supposing  you were charged […]

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Drop that Menu! These Homemade Takes on Takeout are Almost as Easy (and Taste Way Better)

Takeout is easy. Takeout is simple. But above all, takeout is also pretty damn good. That said, takeout also contains questionable ingredients, tastes pretty damn good because it has more salt and fat than anything you’d make at home, and consistently taking out can get pricey. But what’s most important to keep in mind when it comes to take out: it’s optional. It’s great for […]

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The Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Need to Pre-Order Like Now

All product featured in this content was editorially selected. We may receive commission from links in this article. Halloween costumes come in clear life stages. When you’re little, you grab your favorite theme character from the big box store. When you’re in high school, you try to dress cool enough to fit in at the party, but not so cool […]

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5 Reasons It’s Too Damn Early for Pumpkin Spice Anything

We’ve been in denial for a few days here at the office. Slowly, boxes have arrived. Some of them are timely, relevant, and exciting. Back to school supplies! Backpacks! Lunch boxes! The nerds in us squeaked with glee. Then we got the box, the one with the distinct smell: Pumpkin Spice. Mark it down: During the third week of August, […]

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