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How to Make Homemade Hotpockets

Everyone has heard of the quick and easy hotpocket sandwiches that kids love. They are quick to make in the microwave, and filled with yummy sounding ingredients. The problem is when you take a look at the actual ingredients and see that not much is healthy or fresh about them.

Black and White Rice Krispie Squares

Rice Krispie treats are a favorite childhood treat. For many, making them is one of the earliest experiences to have in the kitchen. What's not to love about the traditional recipe? Melted butter and marshmallows are mixed with crunchy rice krispies. 

Easy Indian Cooking: Chicken Curry in a Hurry

15 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Chicken curry in a hurry can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.  Chicken breasts are simply seasoned with salt, pepper and curry powder before being cooked with aromatics.

Back to School Breakfast: Baked Apple Walnut Oatmeal

16 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Foodista has been sharing quick and easy breakfast recipes to make for your kids before sending them off to school.

5 Grilled Main Dishes to Serve at Your Labor Day Barbecue

16 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Labor Day is about soaking up the remaining summer sun, good food, and creating moments with friends and family.  To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we are grilling some delicious meals this weekend.

27 Refreshing Drinks for Your Labor Day Bash

Everyone needs a little something to sip on for Labor Day, whether you're on the beach for the day or camped out in the backyard next to the grill. Here are 27 fresh drink recipes to help you bid farewell to summer, plus our beer and wine recommendations.

4 Kid Friendly Snacks You Should Be Making At Home

All kids have favorite snacks that we keep in stock, no matter what. For some, it's the cheesy fish cracker. For others, the sweet, chewy roll up snack. No matter what your kid loves to snack on, keeping enough of the favorite food on hand can be a challenge. 

3 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

The kids are back in school and  your days are full of working and being a taxi service for all their busy schedules. Trying to think of a wholesome meal that you can get on the table is the last thing on your mind.

Sweet and Savory Malaysian Flying Bread

Malaysian cuisine is a unique melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Nonya cooking layered with complex flavors and spice. Roti Canai or “flying bread” is the bread and butter of a typical Malaysian breakfast.

Cook’s Illustrated Rates Mixing Bowls

Mixing bowls just might be the most important tool in the kitchen, especially if you’re a baker. All the spatulas, whisks and spoons in the world are awfully difficult to use if you don’t have a good bowl for mixing your ingredients! Mixing bowls are important, but most of us don’t pay all that much...


I have a child who is about to be two years old. I have a lot of thoughts on the subject, but one thing I do not have a lot of thoughts about is a second birthday party. I could take it or leave it. For one thing, June doesn’t understand birthdays yet, so it doesn’t matter to her either way. Show More Summary

Easy Indian Cooking: Spiced Lentils

Since Indian cuisine is primarily a plant based diet, lentils are a key source of protein.  This yellow lentil recipe, also known as dal, is flavored with onions and tomatoes and infused with warm spices including cumin, turmeric, cardamom, cilantro and serrano chile.

Back to School Breakfasts Your Kids Will Love

Milk and cereal are a breakfast staple.  While tasty in its own right, parents can serve other delicious and nutritious breakfast dishes to their kids before sending them off to school.

Upgrade Your Frozen Daiquiri With Fresh Fruit (and Vegetables!)

We can do better than store-bought juices and food dye. Seasonal fruits—and even vegetables—are great additions to a classic daiquiri base. Chilling the booze overnight in the freezer helps keep your blender drink from getting overly diluted.

Smoky Roasted Corn Soup With Chipotle Chile From 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

This corn soup, from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer Purcell (co-authored with Sandy Gluck), is laced with a bit of chipotle powder for a smoky, toasty edge, which is enhanced by roasting the corn kernels with poblano and red bell peppers. Show More Summary

Grilled Shallot-Stuffed Peaches With Bacon and Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled summer fruit is always a welcome addition at the table, and these peaches get extra boosts of flavor from sticky caramelized shallots, cooling buttermilk dressing and crispy bacon.

Zoku Fish Pop Molds

Zoku is known for their quick pop makers, which allow you to make popsicles in as little as two minutes if you have pre-chilled the base. The gadget is fun to use, but traditional popsicle molds are even easier because they require less hands-on time, even if you do have to wait for the pops...

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek yogurt can be a great ingredient to use in baking. Like buttermilk and sour cream, it adds a subtle tang to baked goods and helps to keep them both moist and tender. I also often eat it for breakfast with fruit and granola,  use it to make homemade frozen yogurt and for making other...

Bites from other Blogs

Zucchini season often means that we have more zucchini in our kitchens than we can easily serve as a side. One of the most popular ways to use up a few extra pounds of this summer staple is to turn it into zucchini bread, but a quick bread isn’t the only dessert option for using...

Bacon-Wrapped, Jalapeño Popper-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts

A fair question: who doesn't like jalapeno poppers? With that in mind, this dynamite chicken recipe offers a drool-worthy alternative to the average, grilled bird. The chicken is filled with a cream cheese and sour cream mix that's specked with canned, roasted jalapenos, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Then, it's wrapped in bacon and grilled over indirect heat for a smoky finish.

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