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April 3, 2012 - 12:52pm

For some, the highlight of Easter is the ham. For others, maybe asparagus or dessert. But for me, it’s the copious amount of hard-boiled eggs I’m left with after the holiday has passed. I love them, and I want them to be perfect.

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Hard-boiled eggs seem simple, but they’re one of the hardest things to cook—or to cook right, anyway. I know it sounds hard to believe, but they’re ridiculously easy to screw up. Think about the last hard-boiled egg you had. Chances are it wasn’t perfect. Maybe it had a rubbery texture. Maybe the yolk was a little green around the edges or the egg white was filled with pockmarks from the shell sticking to the surface of the white when it was peeled...

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March 26, 2012 - 1:04pm

Now that spring has sprung, I’m loading up on more fresh veggies, and that has me thinking about the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest. I only go to the grocery store once a week, which means I have to keep my produce stored properly to avoid ending up with a giant pile of bad veggies ready for the compost pile at the end of the week.

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And as it turns out, the refrigerator is not the go-to storage unit for...

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March 20, 2012 - 12:19pm

I love breakfast, but I’m not at my most creative in the morning. My fast fall-back: whole wheat toast with a little butter or jam. It gets the job done, but it can get a little boring.

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I’m going to take my toast offering up a few notches with just a little creativity. I want to make my toast something worth getting out of bed for. So here are 5 simple but unexpected ways to dress up your morning toast.

1. “Nova” toast
I LOVE bagels and lox (a traditional combo of cream...

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March 5, 2012 - 1:09pm

I used to have a love-hate relationship with boneless, skinless chicken breast. On the love side, it’s a lean, healthy protein with only 142 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per 3-ounce serving. And it cooks relatively quickly so it’s great for a weeknight meal. On the hate side, its flavor is so mild and it always seemed to be dried out from being overcooked. But all that changed when I took a moment to think about how I could make chicken breast taste better and I got creative. Now when I cook chicken breast, it’s tender, juicy and packed with flavor.

Here are my tips on how to cook the perfect, juicy chicken breast and recipes to get you started:


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February 28, 2012 - 6:12pm

One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to have breakfast every day. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you adopt this healthy habit for just one week.

Here’s today’s tip:

Tip 7: Which Is Healthier: Pancakes or Eggs?

When you’re cooking at home, either pancakes or eggs can be a healthy choice. When you’re making pancakes from scratch they can have a lot of healthy qualities. First, you can make them with whole grains like whole-wheat flour, which will add heart-healthy, filling fiber. You can also add extra-healthy toppings, such as fruit to boost vitamins and fiber- and protein-packed nuts to transform them into a nutritious breakfast. However, pancakes are not particularly high in protein—another food component that helps you feel fuller longer. Add to that maple syrup—or worse, a maple syrup...

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