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Get Your Fizz Fix with Way Less Sugar By Making Your Own Homemade Soda

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Soda is packed with sugar, preservatives and artificial colors and has been linked to both obesity and diabetes.

All-Natural, Healthy Creamy Mac & Cheese in 25 Minutes

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I’m not gonna lie to you—I have boxed mac & cheese at home. There are two boxes of shells and cheese sitting in my cupboard just pining to be my next dinner. But here’s the real truth: they’ve been sitting there for months gathering dust, and they will continue to do so. Do you want to know why? Nine times out of ten I just want the real deal. I want real extra-sharp Cheddar (just enough to make it taste great) and I want to be able to pronounce what goes onto my dinner plate. (Sodium Tripolyphosphate, anyone? Mmmmmm, yummy!)

Preserving Fresh Herbs

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Many of us are lucky to live in a place where fresh herbs are plentiful pretty much year-round.

Vegetables You Can Eat from Root to Stem

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The average American household wastes about $2,000 worth of food a year. Fighting food waste sounds smart, right? What it doesn't sound: delicious.

Myths About Asparagus Busted

As a resident of the icy tundra that is Vermont, I get pretty excited about signs of spring. Asparagus, with its delicate green color, bright flavor and newborn-shoot shape isn't so much a sign of spring as it IS spring. When it arrives in tight bundles at my local farmers' market, I always smile, because food is about to get really good again: snap peas, spring chickens, radishes, artichokes—the list goes on and on! Served on its own (roasted in the oven, with just a little olive oil and sea salt), asparagus has a rich, complex flavor with hints of lemon and caramelized sugar. Delish!

Cooking with Kids: How to Make Irish Soda Bread

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When I'm in the kitchen, my 5-year-old daughter, Lila, likes to hang out with me. But sometimes it's hard to find something she can help with while I'm making dinner.

Cooking Skills Every Kid Should Learn by Age 10

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If you have kids at home, we think it's important to get them cooking ASAP (we're talking toddlers here). Sound crazy?