• Burger King's New SatisfriesBurger King's New SatisfriesThe chain french fry universe got a major shake-up Tuesday morning, as Burger King announced the release of a brand-new french fry, crinkle-cut and with 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald's fries, which they've dubbed Satisfries.

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    The fries, which are now available in locations nationwide and in Canada, are larger than most, and took 10 years' worth of research, development, and testing before making it to market. There are two major differences between these fries and standard fast-food fries: one, the size and shape, obviously, and two, the composition of the thin batter that they're dipped in before being fried (all fast-food fries are battered before frying, apparently) allows less oil to penetrate into the fry itself, which keeps the fat and calorie content down.

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    The fries require no new training for staff and are fried in the same oil as the standard

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  • Unwrapped treats may be a no-no when going door to door, but a class party or evening event deserves more than a fun-size variety pack. These simple sweets and snacks are hauntingly delicious -- watch them vanish, ghostlike, before your very eyes.

    Crisp Candy-Corn Treats

    Spike the colored layers of these marshmallow crispy treats with orange and lemon zest for a new take on Halloween's signature candy.

    Cooking spray
    9 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    12 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
    3/4 teaspoon fine salt, divided
    9 cups crisp puffed-rice cereal, divided
    1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    Yellow and red food coloring
    1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

    1. Lightly coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium. Add 4 cups miniature marshmallows and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt; stir until melted. Stir in 3 cups crisp puffed-rice cereal and immediately transfer to pan. Coat an offset

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  • And if you make a whole pan of them, there's plenty for all. Our chicken drumstick recipes are spicy, juicy, and easy. By Khalil Hymore, REDBOOK.

    Tandoori-style

    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Total time: 1 hour

    Cooking spray
    1 cup plain yogurt (not Greek)
    3 large garlic cloves, minced
    1 Tbsp grated ginger
    4 tsp paprika
    1 Tbsp garam masala (an Indian spice blend available in most grocery stores) or curry powder
    1½ tsp turmeric
    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
    Salt and ground black pepper
    8 chicken drumsticks
    Sliced scallions, for serving

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    1. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. In a large zip-top bag, combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. With a fork, prick drumsticks all over and add them to bag. Seal and marinate 20 minutes, up to overnight.

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    2. Heat oven to 425°F. Remove chicken from marinade and place on prepared baking sheet. Roast,

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  • By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com

    Coffee is a big and competitive business in the United States -- Statistic Brain reports that consumers spend more than 18 billion dollars a year on specialty brews alone -- and coffee shops are working hard to build loyal followings. Some do so with exceptional service and delicious drinks and others rely on low prices. Another tactic: a coffee rewards program. Independent coffee houses likely do this with a stamp or punch card while some larger chains have embraced the plastic gift card.

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    All of the largest brewed-coffee companies gave a free drink at the start of membership.

    We looked at the coffee loyalty programs at six of the largest brewed-coffee purveyors and found that a free drink is just the beginning. Some coffee rewards programs give away snacks, refills, upgraded sizes, and extra credit for reloading gift cards.

    • My Starbucks Rewards is the largest and most well-established coffee rewards program. Members who register a gift or credit card and make one purchase earn one "star"
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  • We believe smoked salmon should not be relegated to a bagel topper. Tonight, try putting it on toast slathered with herb butter. Toast can be a complete and satisfying dinner, but in the attempt of heeding our mothers' advice and balancing food groups, add a little something green on the side; we propose pairing the toasts with seasonally appropriate green beans. You will feel so cosmopolitan and French.

    The Menu

    Smoked Salmon on Mustard-Chive and Dill Buttered Toasts

    Photos by James Ransom

    Serves 20

    10 ounces of the best quality smoked salmon in medium-thin slices (Norwegian or Wild Alaskan)
    2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 tablespoon lemon zest
    31/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/2 cup finely chopped chives or green onions
    1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
    1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 thin, long French Baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Bake

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  • An awesome autumn treat.An awesome autumn treat.Halloween is a great time to involve your children in making crafts and treats. And this fun family activity is a craft plus treat, all-in-one! Kids of all ages love marshmallow treats, but did you know that you can color them? And, mold the still-warm treats into all kinds of shapes? These little pumpkins are easy to make and perfect for Halloween! Our whole family had fun creating our little pumpkin treats, and I bet your family would enjoy making them, too!

    Ingredients
    3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
    1 package marshmallows (10 oz.) or 4 cups mini marshmallows
    Orange (or yellow + red) food coloring
    5-6 cups crispy rice cereal
    Miniature chocolate roll candies

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    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.

    2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

    3. Add a little food coloring to create a nice, bright orange color.

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  • Preheat that oven, sift your flour, and get ready to do some serious baking.Preheat that oven, sift your flour, and get ready to do some serious baking.What sends kids scurrying to the kitchen in a pitter patter of little feet faster than anything else? Why, the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven, of course. These special treats are a hallmark of the holiday season, and they're also great for special occasions like birthday parties.

    What is it that makes a cookie especially kid-friendly? Perhaps it's as simple as a familiar sugar cookie taking on a new shape or a new color, or that others mimic classic store-bought favorites with a twist, and some are easy enough to make that kids can help make them, too. So we rounded up a few cookie recipes that fit the bill. Give any of these recipes a try and they're sure to put smiles on everyone's faces.

    So preheat that oven, sift your flour, and get ready to do some serious baking.

    Sweet Jewel Box Cookies


    These cookies are just as much of a treat for the eyes as they are for the taste buds.

    Click here to see the Sweet Jewel Box Cookies Recipe

    Pink Pig Shortbread Cookies

    Dance these

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  • Megan O. Steintrager


    I often say that the only people who don't like leftovers are those who don't have to cook for themselves. I have no problem eating the same dinner two or three nights in a row, but since our current Doable Challenge is about Healthy Homemade Lunches, this week I'd like to focus on leftovers for lunch rather than dinner. Having a healthy midday meal can be as simple as doubling up on a healthy dinner that reheats well, like soup, stew, or chili, or making extra of a pasta or pilaf that tastes as good at room temperature as it does hot. Or, you can make a double, triple, or quadruple batch of staples like grains, pasta, or beans, to be used through out the week. I also often use a number of different leftover "scraps" (a bit of cooked fish, chicken, or steak, a hard boiled egg, roast vegetables) along with some quinoa or whole wheat pasta and greens to make a hearty salad for lunch. Registered dietitian Tina Ruggierio, who I interviewed for the lunch challenge, takes

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  • Looking for a meal that's hearty enough for dinner, but stress-free enough for breakfast? Why not try a hash? It's a perfect way to use the leftovers taking up space in your fridge, while creating something that's incredibly delicious in the process. Today, we're combining cooked chicken with Yukon gold potatoes and fresh spinach. This comforting meal is packed with protein and nutrient-rich greens, so you can go back for seconds without giving it a second thought!

    Chicken, Potato, and Spinach Hash

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    2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
    6 teaspoons olive oil
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
    1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    2 large shallots, diced small
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 pound spinach, trimmed, washed, and coarsely chopped
    Fresh lemon juice

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    1. Preheat oven to

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  • Chrissy Teigen’s Date-Night Dinner Recipe

    Chrissy Teigan's Chipotle BBQ Chicken Thighs With Mango Salsa"Bold flavors are my favorite, and this dish is spicy and tart," says Teigen. "Trust me: It's a crazy-good crowd-or-date pleasing meal."


    Chipotle BBQ Chicken Thighs
    4 chicken thighs
    2 7.5 oz cans chipotle peppers in adobo
    8 large garlic cloves
    2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 c your favorite BBQ sauce
    3/4 c brown sugar
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 lime, juiced
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup Jack Daniels. "Or vodka. Whatever," Teigen says.

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    1. Place chicken thighs in a bowl. To create marinade, combine all of the other ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Pour marinade over chicken. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for as long as you can-anything over an hour is ideal.
    2. Place chicken (and extra sauce) in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, occasionally spooning sauce over the

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