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Summer Cooking Hack: Vanilla Overnight Oats

The heat of the summer has hit my fair city within the last couple of weeks (and it’s not even August yet), which means I am working on ever inventive ways to cook healthy WITHOUT heat … it’s going about as well as you’d expect. Enter overnight oats, savior of morning routines and completely and utterly devoid of anything remotely near the application of heat. I will admit, I was

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Salted Choco Chip Cookies

I have, for as long as I can remember, related to Cookie Monster on a deep spiritual level. I too, my blue muppet friend, have a thing for cookies. And by thing, clearly I mean THANG. It may seem strange for someone who bakes as often as I do to say that I almost never make cookies, but I don’t. Why? I WILL EAT THEM ALL. I have ZERO chill

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How to Create an Impressive Plate of Tilapia

I had no idea what I was doing when I bought tilapia, nor do I ever know what I’m doing when I buy fish. I rely heavily on the instructions on the bag, and I don’t usually stray from what they suggest in terms of times, measurements and the fancy recipe added on the back. However, it’s come to my attention that I’m not the only person who struggles with

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Roasted Buttered Cherries

I may have accidentally, totally on purpose, bought two pounds of fresh dark red, beautifully sweet cherries. They were on sale for under $2.00 a pound – which, I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but that RARELY happens here – so I totally went a bit cross-eyed in the produce section and bought two pounds. It occurs to me now, as I type this, that

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Quick and Easy Treat: Affogato

It’s hot. It’s humid. I still want my coffee. Really, there’s not much that separates me from my daily infusion of caffeine. But sometimes the oppressive summerness makes one have to get creative (here’s how to make iced coffee two ways if you’re feeling the need). There’s also something about summer that ramps up my usually dormant need for ice cream (it’s the heat, it does things to my hindbrain).

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