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Recipe: Miso-Buttered Mushrooms & Noodles — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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It's time to reach in the back of your fridge for that tub of miso paste, because it will treat you to the best buttered noodles you have ever tasted. It should be noted that as a pasta-lover I don't say that lightly. Umami-packed miso paste, a few pats of butter, and starchy pasta water are simmered together with garlic and browned mushrooms for a rich and ultra-savory weeknight sauce to be paired with any type of pasta you're cooking up. It's a no-fuss homemade sauce you can call on any night of the week, guaranteed to hit the table in about 20 minutes.

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11 Super-Smart Ways to Organize All Those Cooking Utensils — Organizing Tips from Kitchn

Storing cooking utensils is challenging: You want them within easy reach, but you have a lot of them so finding a spot is an issue, and getting them into any kind of order is another. Luckily there are a bunch of brilliant people out there spending lots of time thinking about this — and then posting their solutions on the internet!

Here are the smartest ways to organize your cooking utensils that we could find online.

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Recipe: Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This sheet pan supper will show you just how quick and simple it can be to get a salmon dinner on the table any night of the week. It all starts by firing up your broiler. Do that and you will be tucking into perfectly cooked fillets with just the right amount of char around the edges. We're making it a meal by partnering this weeknight-friendly fish with crispy red potato rounds and tender asparagus spears. Oh, and it will all happen in under 20 minutes. Yes, really!

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All the Ways You Can Save More Money at Bed Bath & Beyond — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → All the Ways You Can Save More Money at Bed Bath & Beyond

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This One-Pot Ranch Chicken & Rice Is a Weeknight Win — Delicious Links

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Chicken with a side of rice and sautéed spinach sounds like a nice dinner, doesn't it? But cooking all of those elements separately can be a lot to juggle after a long day at work. Enter: this ranch one-pan chicken and rice. The whole is definitely more than the sum of its parts here!

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Food Writer Sarah Copeland Shares Her Delicious Life in Upstate New York — Bite-Sized Guide: Upstate New York

Welcome to our Bite-Sized Guides, your guide to destinations near and far for cooks who love food and love to explore the world. Your companion for our first guide to upstate New York is Sarah Copeland, cookbook author and mama to two little ones. Here's why she and her family love their life in the Catskills, and why we think you may enjoy a visit too.

I first came to the Catskills in 2001. I'll never forget the effect of the landscape as we sped up the Hudson on the Metro North: Everyone seemed to shed their city agenda for a warmer, more relaxed stance.

I was a brand-new New Yorker and, as it was Thanksgiving and I was far from home, I had been invited to spend the holidays with a friend, near his family home in Rhinebeck. We stayed in a big open barn, in a bed laid thick with pillows and quilts. Where I come from, barns were for hay and animals; here, they housed art, treasures, holiday feasts — and me.

That weekend, we gathered and cleaned dozens of wild mushrooms, sweated them with butter and shallots, and tossed them with simmering stock and breadcrumbs (the kind that didn't come from a bag). We sat by the fire. We played games. We told stories.

There were stories connected to most of the foods we ate, the bowls we ate out of, the land we hiked, the people we met. And there was space, the feeling of room above, beside, and beyond in all directions. Here, there was room to grow, the possibility of new.

For years after, I longed for this feeling, this simple, but magical life. And I wondered, Why weren't more people living it?

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