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More Hours in the Day

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 01, 2020

We've all said it when confronted with an unrealized dream—"I only wish I had more time." Well, now you do! Here's your opportunity to do that thing you’ve been putting off. Whether it's honing a new skill, embarking on a self-improvement project, or just taking the time for more fun!

A Steaming Bowl of Goodness

5 Great Soup Cookbooks for National Soup Month

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 10, 2020

January is National Soup Month (an obvious choice!) and everyone's always looking for the next great soup recipe, right? So, we decided to help out by recommending five great soup cookbooks. Whether you're looking for a good vegan stew, an exotic new concoction, or just trying to figure out how to put your new Instant Pot to use, we have an option for you.

Love is Love. Food is Love.

12 Cookbooks Penned by LGBT Chefs for LGBT History Month

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 23, 2019

In case you didn't know, October is LGBT History Month. And it also happens to be vegetarian month. And chili month. And dessert month. And . . . let's just say this time of year has us all thinking about the yummy things we want to cook. As LGBT chefs have been historically underrepresented in the food industry, we decided to highlight a few who are bringing diversity to the kitchen and showing the world that great cooking knows no boundaries.

Pumpkin Spice and Other Fall Faves

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 25, 2019

Can you smell it? Fall is upon us, and with it comes a host of lovely treats. As we bid a fond farewell to summer, let's count the blessings of this new season. Like? Well, to start with, there are pumpkin spice lattes! Read on for more of our fall faves!

Find Your Inner Patriot

Ten Reasons We Can All Love America

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 02, 2019

We hear a lot these days about how divided the US is, and it's true that politically we seem to be struggling to find common ground, so for our nation’s birthday this week we made a list of 10 American things that we hope everyone can enjoy!

Dig In! A Veritable Buffet of Food-Focused Literature

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 26, 2019

Food writing has never been more ubiquitous. And we love it! This week we serve up up a bevy of books with culinary themes.

Happy National Pi Day!

Here's to Being Irrational!

By Beth Clark • March 14, 2019

Celebrate #NationalPiDay with 3.14 pieces of your favorite pie (à la mode, according to our recent poll), 3.14 slices of your favorite pizza (pie), 3.14 chapters of The Life of Pi, or by seeing how many decimal digits of Pi (π) you can memorize and say aloud. (FYI, there are over a trillion, so hydrate first.)

Hot Chocolate (and Other Ways to Warm Up)

By Beth Clark • January 25, 2019

Hot Chocolate is the global go-to after playing in the snow, après-ski (plus peppermint schnapps, of course), or when you're snowed in, so here are some pro tips on making your own hot cocoa, along with some other ways to warm your body and soul in the chilly depths of winter.

The Dark Side of Eating: When Diets Go Viral and Become Fads, Unintended Chaos Ensues

By Beth Clark • January 15, 2019

When diets developed for certain populations or conditions go viral and become fads overnight, unintended chaos can ensue and create challenging fallout for the originally intended group. It can feel like suddenly being surrounded by decoys and finding yourself in a bad TV game show called "Will the Real Celiac Please Stand Up?" We zeroed in on a few 'fad' diets that are actually lifestyles, including gluten-free, vegan, and keto, and came up with some interesting pros, cons, and effects of their mainstream surge in popularity. (And found some excellent guides, cookbooks, and other resources a lot of you will want to put in your carts!)

Curious What People Around the World are Reading? Us Too! Here is What We Discovered

By Beth Clark • December 27, 2018

Are you curious what people around the world are reading? Us too! So we decided to find out. Compiling the literary faves of 7 billion people is challenging, but we succeeded, and it's cool to see how united we are by what we're reading, in spite of our different cultures and languages. Think you can guess the world's #1 book? Keep reading to find out!

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