How To Cook Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast on the Stove — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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There are as many variations on cooking chicken breast as there are cooks, and I'd say that is a very good thing, as it ensures we never grow tired of this dinner staple.

Pan-seared chicken breast, cooked in a little oil with salt and pepper and finished with a generous knob of butter, is the first way I learned to cook chicken and a technique I always go back to. The resulting chicken has a golden-crisp exterior with a still-juicy interior, and is just as welcome served with steamed vegetables as it is atop creamy Alfredo pasta.

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8 Delicious Ways to Turn Chicken Drumsticks into Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

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As you prepare next week's meal plan, take this opportunity to swap out your regular pack of chicken thighs for some juicy drumsticks. This equally budget-friendly cut is part of the leg so, like the thighs you already love so much, it has a rich, meaty flavor and is super versatile.

From the ultimate fried chicken to drumsticks hot off the grill, here are eight totally tasty ways to turn a pack of chicken drumsticks into dinner.

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Here’s Everything My 18-Month-Old Ate in a Single Day — You’re a Parent Now

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My evening checklist for my toddler son goes something like the following:

1. Did you say any new words today?

2. Did you injure yourself or others today?

3. Did anybody try to screw with you on the playground today? Because if they did, Mama's not afraid to give them a piece of her mind (mostly kidding).

4. Did you poop today?

5. What did you eat today?

That last thought is an important one. After a year of primarily breast milk and formula, my son forayed into the wonderful world of food. Now, at 18 months, he is a full-on food-eater. An eater who doesn't like avocado, chicken breast, or blueberries, but an eater nonetheless. My basic theory is if he gets a little protein, carbs, fats, and veggies throughout the day at (at least) one meal, I'm winning.

Here's what he ate throughout the course of a day last week. Please note: I'm not perfect and I'm not a nutritionist or pediatrician. I'm just a mom doing the best she can. Some days my kid eats more, some days he eats less; some days he's all scrambled eggs and mushrooms, and other days it's mostly bananas and almond butter. This is about what fits into my family's lifestyle and what I believe provides my son with what he wants and needs from food. My mantra and the mantra I urge all caretakers to use is "whatever works."

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Dana from New York, New York — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Dana
Location: New York, New York
Age: 27
Occupation: Research Scientist at the NYC Department of Health
Number of people in household: 1

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Study Says: What Do Coffee Shops and Rent Prices Have in Common? — Apartment Therapy

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From Apartment Therapy → Study: What Do Coffee Shops and Rent Prices Have in Common?

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Why Didn’t We Think of That? 18 Ingenious Kitchen Organizing Tips from Our Readers — Reader Intelligence Report

We get a lot of good ideas from you guys (like this one about how to put cheap cutting boards to good use!). So just for fun, we've rounded up 18 of the top tips you guys have given us recently. Steal some of them for your own kitchen and leave even more tips in the comments.

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