Recipe: Tomato Tortellini Soup — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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When it comes to comfort food, tortellini is a classic. What's not to love about bite-sized nuggets of pasta filled with cheese? Skip the usual sauce, though, in favor of cooking up a rich and creamy tomato soup that comes together in 20 minutes — perfect for busy weeknights!

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Actually Attractive Ways to Style that Awkward Space Above Kitchen Cabinets — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Actually Attractive Ways to Style that Awkward Space Above Kitchen Cabinets

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This Sweet Potato & Chorizo Soup Is Ready in 20 Minutes — Delicious Links

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Soup season is right around the corner! When the weather cools down, there's nothing like a big bowl or mug of soup to warm you up. Now's the time to pull out your stock pot and all your favorite soup recipes. This creamy chorizo and sweet potato number should definitely be on your must-make list for fall.

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My Number-One Rule for Navigating the Cruise Buffet — Cruises for Food-Lovers

Going on a cruise is kind of like reliving your freshman year of college. It's new! It's exciting! There's so much to eat and drink (and no one to tell you you can't have ice cream three times a day). Cruise buffets don't just offer a few desserts — there are usually 50 decadent sweets calling your name. The same goes for baked goods: Instead of five types of bread, you'll find 25 freshly baked loaves begging to be buttered. And then there are the proteins, piled nearly as high as the ship's funnel.

It's vacation, after all — and I'm not here to play the parental role or deny you the right to treat yo self — but having failed at my first cruise eating experience (both health- and strategy-wise), I know that too much of a good thing can mean a week of discomfort masked by stretchy pants and caftans.

With multiple sailings on several cruise lines under my belt, I now feel like I've mastered the art of the shipboard smorgasbord. Here's my number-one rule for navigating the cruise buffet, plus a few more tips for eating well on a cruise ship.

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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