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Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Pork

This slow cooker cider pulled pork feeds a crowd and warms the belly. Make it for a large party and let guests serve themselves, or make it for a family dinner and look forward to leftovers all week long!

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6 Different Meals to Make With Pulled Pork

Half the challenge of getting dinner on the table comes in the planning. Making up a large batch of pulled pork helps you solve that problem. Pulled pork fills the house with a great smell, freezes well, and can provide you meals for days.

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How to Make Pressure Cooker Egg Bites

In addition to looking darn adorable, these pressure cooker egg bites are super delicious and easy to make! Just like Starbucks' egg bites, but better because you made them yourself!

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How to Pasteurize Eggs at Home

Pasteurizing eggs at home is EASY! All you need is a few minutes and an accurate digital thermometer.

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers are a delicious quick and easy snack, side dish, or appetizer. Mild and sweet, they're like single bite mini-poppers!

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Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps (Larb Gai)

Ever had chicken larb?! If you're looking for a quick, super flavorful, and spicy meal, look no further than this spin on Laotian chicken larb. Use either ground chicken or turkey and serve it in sweet, buttery lettuce wraps.

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Pressure Cooker Cajun-Spiced Stuffed Peppers

These Cajun-Spiced Stuffed Peppers are packed with ground beef, onion, rice, and corn, and spices! This meal is ready in the pressure cooker in a half an hour.

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Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Chicken and black beans work so well together, especially piled on these easy tostadas. Top with your favorite taco fixings and drizzle with a cilantro crema. This makes a fun and easy weeknight family meal.

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Apple Cobbler

BEST apple cobbler! How to make apple cobbler packed with apples, not too sweet, with a ginger cobbler topping. This easy apple cobbler is sure to be a family favorite.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Ranch Sauce

These Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a great meat-free main—all the flavor of buffalo wings, but made with cauliflower! Top these easy tacos with vegan ranch dressing and serve.

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What’s in Season in September

What's in season in September? Check out our seasonal September Produce Guide and recipes for apples, grapes, green beans, figs, eggplant, chiles, and tomatillos

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Looking for a quick cookie that's both gluten-free and vegan? Check! Cut it into wedges and serve with (vegan!) ice cream.

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Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

Think of these zucchini roll-ups as like lasagna, but without the pasta! Precooking the zucchini softens it enough to roll it up with some cheese and herbs. Top with a quick fresh stovetop tomato sauce, bake, and serve!

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How to Make Granola in the Slow Cooker

Slow cooker granola? That's right! The most hands-off and convenient way to make granola is in your slow cooker. Enjoy the smell of cinnamon and nuts filling your house as this granola gets toasty without turning on the oven!

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Meal Plan for September Week 1

Here's your meal plan for the first week of September! We've got grilled dukkah-crusted chicken, taco-stuffed zucchini boats, gazpacho with avocado, and more!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip! Here's how to make buffalo chicken dip that's cheesy, creamy, and spicy. It's perfect for a Game Day party or tailgate, and ready in just 30 minutes.

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10 Best Burger Sauces and Spreads

For a burger that rises above the ordinary, you can't go wrong with a special sauce. Here are 10 sauces and spreads that will make this a burger to remember.

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Pineapple Jalapeño Pitcher Margaritas

These Pineapple Jalapeño Pitcher Margaritas infuse good-quality tequila with spicy jalapeño. Mix with pineapple juice for a margarita that balances sweetness and heat!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls make a great after-school (or after-work!) snack. You can whip them up in a jiffy and they'll be gone just as quickly. They also freeze beautifully!

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Arroz con Tocino (Puerto Rican Rice with Salt Pork)

Puerto Rican Arroz con Tocino is such an easy weeknight meal. It's made with rice and salt pork (or bacon!) and topped with a fried egg. You can also eat this for breakfast!

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Homemade Cup of Noodles

Skip the packet, and make your own homemade cup of noodles! There's something so satisfying about having a soup like this assembled and ready in the fridge. Just add water!

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Farmers’ Market Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese, and Basil

Almost everything you need for this salad can be purchased at your local farmers' market at the height of summer: sweet peaches, creamy goat cheese, and aromatic basil the key components! Enjoy the season while it lasts!

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Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers

The mother of ground turkey recipes, this 1-pot family classic is quick and easy! Sautéed ground turkey with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoned with chipotle chili.

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Bacon Jam

If bacon makes everything taste better, then bacon jam makes it taste AMAZING! Whether you serve it on burgers or with a cheese plate, this jam will take your party to the next level.

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Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Creamy Herb Cashew Sauce

Pasta? Check. Roasted tomatoes? Check. Creamy vegan cashew sauce? Absolutely CHECK! This recipe is so simple, but it delivers big on both flavor and creaminess. Make the cream sauce ahead of time and dinner is ready in no time.

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Blue Cheese Sauce

Blue cheese lovers, look here! Here's a blue cheese sauce that's just begging to go with burgers, steak, and wings. Make a double batch for your next cookout!

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How to Make Creamy Vegan Cashew “Cheese” Sauce

Use this creamy vegan cashew cream sauce in place of dairy-based salad dressings and pasta sauces! Just because you're not eating dairy doesn't mean you can't have something creamy in your meal. Make a big batch and use it all week long.

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21 Best Recipes With Ripe Summer Tomatoes

Oh, tomatoes! How we love you! Here are 21 different ways to enjoy those ripe summer tomatoes. Whether you need to use them immediately for something like a gazpacho or a Caprese salad, or you have so many you need to can or get creative (think basic tomato sauce or salsa), we've got you covered.

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    Leftovers may sound like unwanted old food but moving leftovers from one meal to the next – slowly dwindling the stockpile – is a challenge and an art form in my kitchen. In fact, I don’t think I can imagine a day where I do not use some sort of leftover in a salad, smashed [...]

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  • Pear Custard Tart with Cinnamon

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