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Recipe: Raspberry-Ginger Oatmeal Thumbprints — Easy Snack Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

If you have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies and a particular fondness for ginger in baked goods, this recipe is for you. With chunks of candied ginger throughout and a sweet, jammy thumbprint center, these are classic oatmeal cookies with the volume turned up.

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Recipe: Raspberry-Ginger Oatmeal Thumbprints — Easy Snack Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

If you have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies and a particular fondness for ginger in baked goods, this recipe is for you. With chunks of candied ginger throughout and a sweet, jammy thumbprint center, these are classic oatmeal cookies with the volume turned up.

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Recipe: Chickpea and Cheddar Quesadillas — Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

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If your lunch struggle involves coming up with veggie-friendly options that are filling, easy to make ahead, and a breeze to eat at your desk, this wrapped quesadilla stuffed with cumin-scented chickpeas, gooey melted cheddar, and scallions was made with you in mind.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy in the Freezer Aisle (but Should) — Tips from The Kitchn

I've always looked at my freezer as one of the best kitchen tools at my disposal. Not only does it hold my hoard of butter pecan ice cream, but it also serves as a staging area for any number of meals that I can pull together in minutes — without resorting to flimsy TV dinners.

While I've made it a habit to cook big batches of meatballs, red sauce, or pinto beans and package them for future meals, I'll admit that it's nice when I can find real food alternatives prepped and ready to go at the grocery store.

I did some sleuthing recently to see just what lurked in the frozen food aisle and was pleasantly surprised to see that there's more there than corn puppies and fish sticks.

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My Vacuum Sealer Is My Childhood Dream Come True — Storage Smarts

As a kid in the late '90s, I had the perfect weekend ritual: I'd put on my slippers, pour a bowl of Corn Pops, and curl up in front of the TV. I'd flip past ABC's morning cartoon lineup, past live-action adventure shows, and the weekly music video countdown, until I found it: the FoodSaver infomercial.

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How To Make Homemade Copycat Kind Bars — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Kind Bars are the snack bar that I always reach for when I really want a candy bar but don't want the resulting sugar crash. Full of nuts and seeds held together with a sweet-sticky glue of brown rice syrup, these bars are sweet, crunchy, a little salty, and sometimes gilded in chocolate. They are totally crave-worthy in their own right!

But Kind Bars are kind of budget-busting when I've got five dinners, seven breakfasts, and seven lunches to shop for my family of four. So I set to work making these snack bars at home. Yes, there are some specialty ingredients that are an up-front investment, but there's still a huge cost savings.

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