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4 Mini Mason Jar Pot Pies to Bake Up for National Pie Day
4 Mini Mason Jar Pot Pies to Bake Up for National Pie Day

Mason jars are kitchen work horses. You can use them to, of course, store dry goods, jams, jellies, soups, and more; but they're also useful for cocktails (shake and drink), mixing up salad dressings, and making individual grab and go servings of your favorites (including breakfast). You can even use them as baking dishes! We used them to whip up these hearty and cozy pot pies: beef, veggie, chicken, even a dessert. Here's how. 


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Inauguration Eats: 10 Restaurants in D.C. Doing Latin Food Right
Inauguration Eats: 10 Restaurants in D.C. Doing Latin Food Right

After the culinary world’s top inspectors came to D.C. and awarded 12 restaurants a handful of highly coveted Michelin stars last fall, Washington has proved that it has a food scene to be reckoned with. It may be a while before you can get a reservation at some of the newly crowned dining rooms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a bite out of the other flavors the nation’s capital has to offer.


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National Popcorn Day: 5 Latin Recipes to Butter You Up
National Popcorn Day: 5 Latin Recipes to Butter You Up

We don't want peanuts or Cracker Jacks... we want popcorn! Why? Because it's National Popcorn Day! From sweet to spicy, here are 5 Latin popcorn recipes to help you turn the flavor up. 

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5 Winter Citrus Recipes to Brighten Up the Cold Days
5 Winter Citrus Recipes to Boost Your Immune System

Winter is the time for citrus. From lemons and oranges to grapefruits, you’ll find juicy, plump bright colored fruit at every farmers market and grocer stand. And full of Vitamin C, the perfect cure cold weather sniffles, this is one fruit you should always load up on. Think past lemon meringue pie, grapefruit sorbet, or orange creamsicles (you’ll have plenty of time for that in a few months) and instead whip up filling, immunity boosting dishes to brighten up these dreary winter days.


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DIY Sweets: How to Make Your Own Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
DIY Sweets: How to Make Your Own Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

My kids have now become quite obsessed with Nutella, and make sure that we always have it next to our loaf of bread. In fact, my son from college called and wondered what I was doing with my fresh batch homemade Nutella. Hmm, why hadn’t he visited sooner?

Here's how to make your own. 

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#FridayThe13th: 5 Cocktails to Get Through the Spooky Day
#FridayThe13th: 5 Cocktails to Get Through the Spooky Day

Are you a superstitious person? It's time to take cover then because this Friday is Friday the 13th and there's a full moon. That means you should expect plenty of shenanigans (if you believe in that sort of thing).


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7 Unknown Taco Facts You Need to Know
7 Unknown Taco Facts You Need to Know

Having a taco every day doesn’t make you a taco expert, we would know. It turns out that for people who know their way around a taqueria, we still have a lot to learn when it comes to the delicious taco. Here’s what we found out.

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5 New Ways with Quinoa You Never Thought Of
5 New Ways with Quinoa You Never Thought Of

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is the celebrity superfood of the Andes that is praised as much for its nutritional value as it is for its versatility when it comes to cooking. A complete protein, it contains all 8 essential amino acids, on top of iron, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin B. What very few people know, however, is that this wonderful food is not a grain; it’s a seed. So party on, you low-carb and low-sugar diet-loving people, and start the year right by making this your go-to ingredient for every occasion.


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These Healthy Food Instagrammers Will Be Your Inspo for 2017
These Healthy Food Instagrammers Will Be Your Inspo for 2017

Getting healthy isn’t always picture-perfect, but there are plenty of moments worth celebrating. As our thoughts turn to the new year and the lifestyle changes we want to make, we’ve been seeking inspiration. So we turned to Instagram for bite-sized nuggets of wise words, mouthwatering shots of healthy dishes and real-deal pics of the hard work it takes to stay on the path. Here are some of our favorite accounts, presented in no particular order.


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7 Mocktails to Help Get You Through Dry January
7 Mocktails to Help Get You Through Dry January

Just because you're abstaining from alcohol doesn't mean you don't enjoy a good happy hour. And you shouldn't be forced to sip on a taste-less club soda with a squirt of lime. No sir. Instead, mix up one of these delicious mocktails. They're packed with flavor, they're creative, they're sophisticated, and they're fun. Salud. 

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