If you don't have a mason jar in your kitchen, then it's about time you invest in this multipurpose container. There's no need to invest in fancy kitchen equipment when mason jars are able to do (and store) so much, plus they'll only cost you about a dollar a jar. From preserving fruits to shaking up salad dressings, take a look at the major uses for this glass canning jar
One easy way to incorporate dark, leafy greens into your salad routine is with this massaged kale salad from crccooks.A bright, healthy, and very nutritious vegan salad that is full of delicious flavor. You can see the full recipe here.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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Food, glorious food! There was plenty to eat at this week's 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show. For two days we grazed on cheese, chocolate, tea, and everything in between. Take a look at some of the showcases that made us chuckle, products so good we went back for seconds, and other behind-the-scenes photos. Prepare to hear your stomach grumble!
When you hear the words "baby back ribs," it's almost impossible to not think of Chili's: the restaurant's slow-braised pork ribs have been a fixture on the menu since 1986, and remain a top seller today. Want to get your baby back on at home? Darryl Mickler, the grill and bar's executive chef, shows us how to make Chili's Shiner Bock barbecue ribs. Watch the video, snag the recipe, then let us know what you think of these baby backs!
We use the salad-bar drive-by trick for hard-boiled eggs, blanched green beans, and potatoes in Nicoise salad, or for queso and pico de gallo in tacos for two. But remember to keep a few things in mind: You'll pay per pound, so try to avoid heavy items that might be cheaper if you bought them whole or fresh. Lighter toppings, like cheeses and bacon bits, are the safest bet. Lastly, don't forget to separate your items into different boxes so as not to mix them together.
How's that for a new kind of takeout?
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POPSUGAR is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new series dedicated to those who live for fashion! One of a Kind gives a lucky reader the chance to meet — and be styled by — BCBGMAXAZRIA's Creative Director Lubov Azria. Lubov's dressed everyone from Blake Lively to Miranda Kerr to Lauren Conrad in the brand's iconic chic silhouette, and now she wants to style you! POPSUGAR and Diet Dr Pepper are giving away a trip to NYC, where you'll get one-on-one fashion advice from Lubov and come away with a one-of-a-kind look courtesy of Lubov herself. Entering is simple; click here and tell us about your style and why it's "one of a kind" — good luck!