Cooking & Nutrition

Lasagna—the King of Winter Casseroles!


By Anna Sachse Hearty lasagna reigns supreme when it comes to winter cuisine. It’s cheese-y, warm, filling, cheese-y, versatile, freezable, and did I mention cheese-y? True, it can take a little time to put together, but on the plus side you can usually dine on a single pan for days. I’ve been known to eat

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Turns Out, Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul!

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Mothers throughout history have turned to chicken soup to help everything from the winter sniffles to a broken heart with good reason: It’s the ultimate healthy comfort food and it’s so easy to make at home. While no research has proven conclusively that chicken soup actually cures the common cold, according to the National Institutes of Health, “some researchers suggest that

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Homemade Baby Food: Create a Good Eater for Life

Baby gourmet: Make your own baby food, and the flavors combos are (nearly) endless.

Jarred baby food may win on grab-and-go convenience, but many parents enjoy making their own baby food. By making it yourself, you can control the source of your ingredients and develop your baby’s palate for a wider variety of foods. Plus, shop smart, and you can save on cost. How do you know if your baby is

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Must. Drink. Now: Real Hot Cocoa, 5 Ways

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Nothing puts the exclamation point on a cozy night in like a cup of hot cocoa. It’s the perfect sipper for reading stories by the fire or cuddling up with your little cutie on the couch. Sure, the packaged mixes are easy (just dump it in a cup and voilà!). But the made-from-scratch versions of

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8 Easy-Peasy Edible Gifts You Can Make in One Night

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Friends, family, teachers, co-workers, even your beloved mailman who delivers with a smile, rain or shine: Everyone on your “give list” would love a heartfelt, handmade holiday gift that’s good enough to eat. Your favorite cookies, made with the assistance of your little elf are always a great go-to of course. But if the holiday

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Festive Holiday Breads: The Path of Yeast Assistance

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By Anna Sachse When the weather outside is frightful, homemade breads are truly delightful! And all that indoor time is the perfect opportunity to experiment with tasty recipes that use yeast—for me, winter always awakens memories of my mom’s dreamy cinnamon rolls (drenched in cream cheese frosting, of course) and her hearty molasses wheat bread

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