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Do I Need to Soak My Beans?

Ask the TeamTips Here's a great question from a reader about pre-soaking beans! Why do it? Do you need to do it? Can you skip it if you forgot? We have the answers! Print Reader Question: I’ve been absolutely loving Rancho Gordo beans, however, I never know if pre-soaking the b...

3 High-Protein Gluten-Free Pastas You Should Try!

Have you heard about high-protein pasta? It’s a thing, and you (or your kids!) may love it. Last month the Simply Recipes team tasted three popular legume-based pastas for our gluten-free pasta Pantry Power series. A few of us loved them, others did not, but we were all impressed by th...

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is perfect for busy weeks! Make it with chicken thighs or breasts, onions, celery, black beans, frozen corn, chicken broth, tomato puree, and spices. Combine everything in a crockpot or slow cooker, and let it simmer all day while you're away. Photograp...

Easy Pork Fried Rice with Frozen Vegetables

1 Prepare the rice: If using freshly-cooked rice, spread onto a baking sheet and let cool for 10-15 minutes. You can also stick the rice in the fridge to cool it quickly.If using frozen rice, thaw the rice just enough so the grains can be separated. 2 Cook the pork: Heat a large skillet or ...

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup is a lot like chili; every family has their own recipe, and each family thinks that theirs is the best. When I was in the local Chinese market perusing the mushrooms I asked one of the other shoppers, a tiny and ancient woman half my height whose etched wrinkles framed a frie...

5 Tips for Cooking the Best Gluten-Free Pasta

Yesterday we shared our pick for the best gluten-free pasta. A few of those gluten-free options almost convinced us we were eating wheat pasta – they were that good! One thing about gluten-free pasta that is definitely different than its wheat counterpart, though? How you should cook it. Glute...

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

1 Season the meat: In a medium-sized bowl, season the beef with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Allow the meat sit for a few minutes to absorb the spices while you prep the rest of your ingredients. 2 Sear the meat: In a Dutch oven, or a pot with a heavy bottom, heat the vegetable...

Our Favorite Gluten-Free Pasta

Gluten-free pasta is everywhere. What started as a specialty item can now be found in most grocery stores, from Walmart to Wegmans – great news for gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant folks. Now you can add spaghetti back to that bowl of meatballs! The question now is: What kind of gluten-fr...

Italian Meatballs

1 Make the tomato sauce: Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and parsley. Stir to coat with the oil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft and cooked through.Remove the cover, add the ...

Cooking for Two: Loaf Pan Lasagna

1 Cook the sausage: In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Either slice the sausage into rounds or remove the casing from the sausage by slicing lengthwise down the side and cook it like ground sausage.When the oil shimmers, add the sausage to the pan, and co...

King Cake

1 Warm the milk and bloom the yeast: In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat add the milk and honey and stir constantly until the milk is warm and the honey has dissolved. Remove the milk from heat.When it’s warm to the touch but not hot (about 100°F%29, sprinkle the yeast over the milk and ...
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