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The Grocery Store Coffee Taste Test: We Tried 15 Brands and Ranked Them — My Morning Cup

As Americans become more sophisticated about their morning cup of joe, the coffee aisle at the grocery store is expanding. Now there are single-varietal beans alongside those tubs and cans your grandparents drank, but with all that choice comes the dilemma of what to buy.

To help you zero in on your perfect cup, we sampled 15 of the most readily available coffees usually found at supermarkets nationwide and ranked them.

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Recipe: Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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For this super-simple side, thick chunks of sweet potato are roasted and then dusted with a snowy layer of nutty Parmesan that turns irresistibly crisp around the edges after a few minutes under the broiler. A hit of garlic only makes them even more delicious. Make these Parmesan-coated sweet potatoes once and you will never go back to plain roasted sweet potatoes again. They will make you the hero of dinner and the talk of your next potluck.

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7 Lazy, Veggie-Packed Dinner Ideas — Recipes from The Kitchn

We all have those days when we feel so tired and lazy that the thought of assembling dinner feels daunting. The good news is that it doesn't have to be. A wholesome meal, packed with good-for-you ingredients like vegetables and beans, is 100 percent obtainable during these moments. The trick is to lean on store-bought conveniences — like pre-cut vegetables and canned goods — and use quick cooking techniques to get the job done without much effort.

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10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many warming, cozy recipes as possible. These are 10 of my weeknight favorites. They're quick and easy enough for busy nights. With hits like skillet pot pie, slow cooker chicken chili, taco soup, and sheet pan gnocchi, it doesn't get much cozier.

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How a Family of 7 Eats for $125 a Week in Peterborough, New Hampshire — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Sarah-Ann
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Age: 37
Number of people in family: 7 (my husband; me; 18-year-old son, Jason; 17-year-old daughter, Jocelyn; 14-year-son, Benjamin; 9-year-old daughter, Alyssa; and 8-year-old daughter, Ari. Note that my oldest child is away this week so we only have six people in our household this week.
Occupation: My husband is a health store manager and I'm a photographer (lots of school and sports-related things).
Household income: $68,000 (doesn't include my income since mine is seasonal. Our budget is based on my husband's income because it is steady, something we can always count on).
Weekly food budget: $125

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Dorie Greenspan’s Favorite Baking Tool — Shopping

Dorie Greenspan bakes in three different kitchens (in New York, Paris, and Connecticut). She has a stand mixer in each, but the five-quart KitchenAid stand mixer in her New York kitchen has a special place in her heart. Purchased almost 40 years ago, it was an incredible splurge at the time, Dorie says. At a few hundred bucks, it's still a major expense for many of us these days, too. If you can swing it, though, Dorie calls it a very wise investment.

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