Kale RecipesWhether you're a longtime kale lover or a recent convert, try these recipes that taste good (and are good for you!).
Sausage and Mushroom Penne
Lighten up this hearty Italian pasta dish with generous helpings of kale and mushroom. Kick things up a notch with a spicy sausage. Get the recipe.
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Kale Salad with Glazed Onions and Cheddar
This zesty, colorful kale salad, complete with pearl onions and extra-sharp cheddar cheese, is sure to please any crowd. Serve it as a side dish at a family gathering or add chicken and make it a well-rounded meal. Get the recipe.
Roast Cod with Bacon, Potatoes, and Kale
Call on frozen kale, creamy potatoes, and bacon to spice up your cod dinner. Your family can get their fix of lean protein and leafy green veggies in just 35 minutes. Get the recipe.
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Place SettingDid Cupid bring you a diamond for St. Valentine's Day? Or perhaps you found your engagement ring under the tree? I ask, because late winter seems to be wedding registry season, the time of year when I'm inundated with inquiries about what to put on the list. I find that even older, self-confident gals and guys are flummoxed when it comes to the bridal registry. My first advice is to stick with the traditional and must-have items like dinnerware, flatware, and drinking glasses. For help in this arena I posed many of the questions I'm most frequently asked to tabletop expert Donna Ferrari. Here's her very smart advice.
Q: How many place settings should I register for? Should I list a different number for my everyday china than for my formal china?
A: If you know starting out that you won't be hosting lots of large fancy dinner parties, six place settings of formal china, which for the record has a gold or platinum band, is a good number to get you started. It'll give you enoughRead More »from Top Wedding Registry Questions, Answered
- Good Housekeeping | Healthy Living – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:47 PM EST
Oven-steamed halibut"Eat less meat." That was one of my resolutions for 2013, and so far, I've kept it. (Yes, that statement gives me a lot of leeway, but it's a start.) And with the recently released study reinforcing the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet (less red meat, lots more fish, veggies, fruits, nuts, and olive oil) I feel like I have a new-found impetus to keep it up.Read More »from New Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Highly Beneficial -- Here's How to Get Started
I have plenty of company: From the families, schools, corporations, and chefs across the country who are supporting the Meatless Monday campaign, to those who've decided to embrace a vegetarian, or even vegan, diet, piling on more vegetables and grains on your plate just makes sense.
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Want to join in? To start you off, here are 5 hearty, tasty, easy meatless recipes that will help to get you on the right track, and still satisfy your family.
Sweet potatoes and lentils are a natural pairing - serve over rice and you're set for dinner
Colorful and veggie packed, this ultra-fast stew
From shabby chic vases to romantic wreaths, we've found easy crafts to help you gear up for spring.
-by Angela Kwan
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GHRI tested 17 dutch ovens to find the top potsLightweight Champ
MichelleB by Fagor 5-Quart Soup Pot With Glass Lid ($70, amazon.com). If you find it daunting to wield a huge cast-iron pot, consider this six-pounder (that's less than half the heft of most traditional casseroles). Also practical are its stay-cool silicone handles. The only drawback here: the smallish surface area for browning. Comes in red and lemon-lime, too.
Mario Batali by Dansk Classic Enameled Cast Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven ($245, amazon.com). They'll think you're a master chef, thanks to how beautifully this round pot browns ingredients and reduces sauces. Be prepared to work for it, though - this one tips the scales at 15.5 pounds. Choose the chef's trademark persimmon, cobalt,or Chianti. Bonus: a booklet of Batali's recipes.
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Wolfgang Puck Cast Iron 7-Quart Dutch Oven ($80). Have a family of meat eaters? You'll love this generously sized, reasonably priced enamel casserole. Its oval shape perfectly accommodates
If you thought these heartthrobs were attractive in their younger days, look again. These celebs are getting sexier by the year!
-by Katie Lockhart
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Try these 5 DIY home repairsNot every household snafu requires a professional. In fact, with a little elbow grease and some know-how, you can fix common breakdowns before they turn into expensive disasters.
1. A Leaky Washing Machine
If you ignore it: You could end up with a flood in the laundry room.
Easy fix: Check the water hoses connected to the back of the machine - the leak is most likely coming from a small crack in the rubber. If so, you'll need to replace the faulty hose immediately, before a major break occurs. Turn off the water supply (so you won't come home to a flood) and buy a new hose at a hardware store. To install it, unscrew and remove the old hose, then screw the new one in and tighten it with a wrench.
Pro tip: Buy steel braided hoses - they're more expensive but also more durable, says Raymond P. VinZant, master plumber for Roto-Rooter.
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If you ignore them: You could develop allergies and other health
LipstickTackle the toughest date-night stain-makers with these GHRI removal tips.
1. Lipstick: Place the soiled fabric facedown on a paper towel. With a wet makeup-remover wipe, dab the back of the stain. Spritz the spot with prewash spray, then launder.
2. Grease: Odd, but it works: Sponge the stain with a product that removes tape residue (like Goo Gone), or use grease-cutting dish liquid; wash in warm water.
3. Chocolate: Use a spoon to scrape off as much as you can. When at home, apply liquid laundry detergent and massage in with your fingers; let set five minutes. Wash with chlorine or all-fabric bleach.
Red Wine4. Red Wine: Grab some paper towels or absorbent cloths and blot up as much of the liquid as you can, or soak for about 30 minutes in a basin of cool water as soon as possible. Treat the stain with a prewash stain remover and launder. If it's safe for the fabric, add chlorine bleach to the wash.
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Boost your earnings with these tipsThink going back to school is the only way to "up" your earning potential? Think again! Hitting the books doesn't always lead to an increase in salary but it definitely leads to an increase in debt. Learn how to boost your pay, network effectively, and develop new skills - without stepping foot in the classroom.
Alexandra Levit, author of the Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success, and Alison Green, the blogger behind Ask A Manager, weigh in on how to maximize your money-making potential whether you're seeking a promotion or hoping to land a new gig.
1. Be Proactive
Instead of asking your boss what tasks you should add to your to-do list, come to the table with suggestions in mind.
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Before asking for a raise, make sure you deserve one. Don't approach your boss with this request until you pinpoint specific reasons why your performance warrants a pay increase. Schedule a follow-up meeting after
- Good Housekeeping | Healthy Living – Thu, Feb 21, 2013 10:53 AM EST
Simple steps to ensure your food is safeFirst, organic baby spinach was recalled (again!) in 39 states due to possible E coli. contamination. And then, Kellogg's recalled 36,000 boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal due to concerns over glass fragments. It seems no food (fresh or packaged) is safe. So what can you do? Once a recall hits, you can only dispose of the product and follow the guidelines. Fortunately, there are other ways you can minimize health risks. Here's a handy checklist to get you started.Read More »from Worried About Food Recalls? You Should Be! Here's 15 Ways to Keep Food Safe
In the Supermarket
1. Prioritize your shopping
Pick up canned and packaged foods first, then fresh items. Keep raw meat away from other edibles, since its packaging could be leaky.
2. Check that the produce cooler is cold
"Many food-borne bugs thrive in warmer temperatures," says Trevor Suslow, Ph.D., an extension research specialist at UC Davis.
3. Keep a cooler with ice packs in your trunk
In order to prevent pathogens from multiplying, food should not be at room temperature or above for more