Healthy Makeover: Pumpkin BreadTreat family and friends to our slimmed-down quick bread. Gone are the traditional version's 3 grams of saturated fat and all the cholesterol (thanks to egg whites and a blend of low-fat yogurt and canola oil). No one will suspect you've tinkered -- a slice is that good!
Related: Get Your Pumpkin Fix! 23 Delectable Pumpkin Desserts
Yields: 1 loaf
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350
Related: Lighter Versions of Your Favorite Fatty Fall Foods
- 1 cup(s) (packed) light brown sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 cup(s) pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1/4 cup(s) canola oil
- 1/3 cup(s) low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup(s) whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
Related: Cozy Minus the Calories! Slimmed-Down Comfort Food
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8 1/2" by 4 1/2"
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- Good Housekeeping | In The Pantry – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
Healthy Makeover: Pumpkin BreadTreat family and friends to our slimmed-down quick bread. Gone are the traditional version's 3 grams of saturated fat and all the cholesterol (thanks to egg whites and a blend of low-fat yogurt and canola oil). No one will suspect you've tinkered -- a slice is that good!Read More »from Pumpkin Bread with Zero Saturated Fat and Cholesterol!
The one thing a woman needs in anti-aging cream
In our September issue, we announced the winners of our 2013 Anti-Aging Awards for skincare! The entire project took over a year to complete: We screened a whopping 349 products and tested 84.
Looking back at the items we evaluated in 2010 for our very first awards we were able to see new trends in the skincare industry. One of the things that surprised us the most was that more and more day creams included retinol or other vitamin A derivatives - the star anti-aging ingredient that in the past was reserved for nighttime, as sunlight can render it inactive and it may even increase the skin's susceptibility to the sun.Related: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Retinol
This time around, several of the products we tested in the SPF day cream category included these ingredients. Our advisory board of dermatologists vetted all of the creams before we tested them and assured us that they were okay to give out to our panelists as the Vitamin A derivatives used in our choices are notRead More »from The One Anti-Aging Ingredient Every Woman Needs
- Good Housekeeping | Shine Food – Thu, Sep 26, 2013 3:03 PM EDT
Celebrating National Coffee Day
September 29 is National Coffee Day and for me that's cause for celebration! There's nothing I like better than a big cup of steaming hot freshly brewed Joe! And while I'm a coffee purist...I pour boiling water over freshly ground coffee in a Melitta filter...I've been pleasantly surprised at what a great cup of coffee, espresso, or even a latte you can now get from a single-serve coffee machine.
Related: 4 Surprising Facts About Caffeine
Let's face it - when you're running out of the house in the morning, whether it's to get the kids to school, yourself to work, or even to do an errand at the post office or the library, even seconds matter. With a Bunn My Cafe Multi-Use Brewer ($137 on amazon.com) you can brew a perfect cup in barely more than a minute. Another bonus to this model: You can opt to use your own ground coffee instead of K-cups or pods.
Sometimes you like a plain ole cup of java? Sometimes you crave a creamy cappuccino, a green tea, a hot cocoa, an ArnoldRead More »from Pour Yourself a Cup from a Single-Serve Coffeemaker on National Coffee Day
Allergy-friendly food products for kids
There are few subjects that I'm as passionate about as finding fun foods that are suitable for my 10 year old with multiple food allergies. Imagine going to a birthday party and needing to avoid the pizza and cupcakes, or passing by the ice cream truck parked outside school every day as your friends line up for a cone. When Drew was diagnosed with a food allergic condition (eosinophillic esophagitis, if you're wondering) two years ago, it became my mission to serve him food that matches the experience his friends were sharing. With the help of these products, I've been able to do that! Here are some of our favorite kid-tested foods to add to make your celebrations more memorable.Read More »from 8 Awesome Allergy-Friendly Foods for Kids
1. Daiya Pizza
My sentiment for this pizza boils down to two words: Life changing. For a kid with a dairy allergy, pizza had been off the menu for some time. I've made various attempts using mini bagels, tortillas, and English muffins (and Daiya's shredded cheese), but nothing has come close to this
Mom's Mac 'n' CheeseWho doesn't love a big bowl of pasta coated in a creamy, cheesy sauce? Our version of classic mac 'n' cheese is just how Mom used to make it.Read More »from The Only Way to Make Mac 'n' Cheese
Related: 16 Delicious Dinners You Can Make with Your Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350
Related: Tasty New Takes on Classic Chicken Dinners
- 1 package(s) (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
- 3/4 cup(s) (about 1 1/2 slices bread) fresh bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tablespoon(s) dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup(s) milk
- 8 ounce(s) (2 cups) Cheddar cheese, shredded
Related: Cozy Minus the Calories! Slimmed-Down Comfort Food
1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook macaroni as label directs. Drain well.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch square baking dish or casserole. In small bowl, toss bread crumbs
- Good Housekeeping | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 1:29 PM EDT
Butternut Squash Soup with SageThis soup is a creamy combination of classic autumn flavors: butternut squash and sage.Read More »from Perfect for Fall! Classic, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Related: 10 Mouthwatering Butternut Squash Recipes
- 2 medium (2 1/2 pounds each) butternut squash, each cut lengthwise in half, seeds removed
- 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
- 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 3 sprig(s) fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh sage leaves
- 24 sage leaves, for garnish
- Salt and pepper
- 1 carton(s) (32-ounce) chicken broth
- 2 cup(s) water
- 2 ounce(s) French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
Related: 14 Ways to Use Fresh Apples
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan with foil. Place squash halves, cut sides down, in prepared pan and roast 45 minutes or until very tender when pierced with knife. Cool until easy to handle; with spoon, scoop squash from shells and place in large bowl. Discard shells.
Get the most out of your vacuum
A vacuum cleaner is one of the most versatile tools in your housecleaning arsenal, but only if you take care of it and use it correctly. Avoid these mistakes, to clean faster, easier - and smarter, too!
1. Waiting until the bag or dust cup is full to empty it
Even though some vacuums have "check bag" indicator lights, it's best to check the bag yourself and change it when it's no more than three-quarters full or empty the dust cup after every two to three uses. This will keep your vacuum's suction strong and cleaning performance at its peak.
2. Cleaning with a dirty filterRead More »from 5 Mistakes You Make Using Your Vacuum
You're not removing allergens as effectively if your filter is clogged with grime. You don't have to change the filter as often as the bag, but if the filter shows signs of wear, or is excessively dirty or torn, it's time to replace it. For HEPA filters, a good rule of thumb is every six months or every sixth bag change. Check the owner's manual
How to get a glowing complexion
A makeup-artist staple, luminizers were once available only from high-end brands, but now you can get a slew of these multipurpose skin brighteners at bargain prices. How do you reap their beauty benefits? Here are three different ways to get a soft, pretty, youthful glow.
Related: Smart Beauty Swaps That Save Big!
Try any or all of these tricks using two of our current favorites:
Mode Cosmetics The Illuminator in Halo ($6, modecosmetics.com)
Boots No7 Skin Illuminator in Peach ($10, Target)
1. For the optical illusion of a lifted face, apply along your cheekbones (moving up toward your temples) and along your browbone.
2. Counteract dark shadows: With your ring finger, dab a cream formula on the inner corners of your eyes, blending so it looks subtle.
3. For allover radiance, mix a pea-size drop of liquid luminizer into your foundation. It gives skin aRead More »from 3 Steps to a Glowing Complexion
Easiest-Ever Apple PieFollow this simple recipe and you'll have a delicious homemade apple pie in just over half an hour.Read More »from The Easiest Apple Pie Recipe Ever
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 22 min
Oven Temp: 375
Related: How to Make the PERFECT Pie Crust
- 1 frozen deep-dish piecrust
- 1/2 cup(s) chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup(s) packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
- 3 pound(s) Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and/or Gala apples, each cored, peeled, and cut into 8 wedges
- 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
Related: Check Out the Winners of Our Dessert Recipe Contest!
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. While crust is thawing at room temperature for 15 minutes, mix pecans, flour, and brown sugar in bowl. Work in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
2. Prick bottom and sides
Set yourself up for diet successNever count on just your willpower to stick to a nutritious meal plan. Rather than beat yourself up for occasional slip-ups (or abandon the diet all together) use these clever ideas to set yourself up for diet success.Read More »from 8 Diet Pitfalls — Conquered!
1. Diet pitfall: You order takeout so often, the delivery guy knows you by name
Solution: Failing to plan can easily lead to diet downfalls: unhealthy menu selections or the lack of nutritious options. Prioritize your diet and make meal-planning part of your routine, not a chore, says Manuel Villacorta, RD, and author of Eating Free. "Schedule a date with your supermarket once a week, followed by a date with your kitchen, where you can pre-make a lot of healthy foods," he says. Boil rice and quinoa, cook beans, whip up a soup or stew, grill chicken, and roast veggies, so you will have basics ready to pack for lunch or warm up for dinner.
If you know you're going to dine out, read the menu and pick a diet-friendly option before you go. Watch out for terms like "braised"