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Seven Mouthwatering Ways to Love Apples Right Now

  Whether you’re a Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, McIntosh or Fuji sort of person, there’s an apple for you. Their season is extraordinarily long and bountiful, and there are always new varieties emerging at the farmer’s market. (Hello, tasty Pink Ladys!) Our hundreds of apple recipes include all the tarts, pies and …

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7 Easy Ways to Eat Less Sugar

Super-moist chocolate cake. (Recipe below!) All photos courtesy of Jennifer Tyler Lee.   Staying within your daily limit of added sugars is easier if you follow these 7 simple steps. 1. Know Your Target Get the recipe for these sugar-free, mango-coconut fro-yo pops below.   Women can eat up to …

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16.67 Ways to Juice Your Daily NaNoWriMo Word Count

image by Pierre Metivier The best thing and the worst thing about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the relentlessness of your daily word count goal. You don’t have to write 1667 words a day, of course, but if you want to get to 50,000 words by the end of …

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5 Easy Ways To Make This Classic Summer Dish

With so many tomatoes on hand during the summer you are probably wondering what else you can make with them. Aside from a refreshing summer salad, you can consider making stuffed tomatoes. The classic fillings for stuffed tomatoes are rice (enriched with cheese, herbs or meat) and meat (most likely …

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13 Ways to Promote Before Publication

A number of months back, I wrote an article on how to promo preorder books for Bookbub. The original piece was pared back a little, but today’s post is the whole enchilada. Enjoy! For a traditionally published author, a hefty number of preorders can increase a print run and create …

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10 Cheesy Ways to Celebrate National Cheese Day

Monday, June 4th is National Cheese Day, a fine excuse to tuck into some glorious, melty, unctuous fromage. It’s early enough in the season to still get away with making little cast-iron skillets full of mac and cheese. These brim with vitamin A and vitamin C-packed sweet potatoes, but we’ve got lots …

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Four Ways to Make Clafoutis: the 45-Minute Dessert of Your Dreams

  Berry season is nearly here. If we had to name one problem we have this time of year, it’s keeping our greedy paws off the berries long enough to put them in a dessert. Thank goodness for the clafoutis (pronounced kla-foo-TEE). The traditional French treat hailing from Limouisin, in the South of …

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13 Ways to Engage Your Reader with a Despicable Character

photo adapted / Horia Varlan I’m not one who believes that character likability is key to winning over the reader—for me, “relatability” is more important—but there is a character in David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks (long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize) whose lack of moral compass challenges even my …

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10 Ways to Use Up All Those Lemons

  Ah, lemons. They’re such flexible culinary players, adding oomph to savory and sweet dishes alike, that it’s no wonder of us buy them by the armful or bagful. But sometimes that crisper drawer is so packed that one must take a moment to figure out how to use all …

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5 Clever Ways To Use Christmas Leftovers

It’s always hard to figure out what to do with Christmas leftovers. It would be a shame to let roasted ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce and other goodies go to waste in the fridge. What about turning Christmas leftovers into delectable treats like muffins, croquettes, soups and …

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