9 White Bean Recipes Even Non-Bean Lovers Will Enjoy

Torri Donley

Confession: Even though I’m a food and health editor who knows all about the benefits of beans…I rarely enjoy eating them. You won’t see me fill my plate with baked beans at a barbecue, and while I do buy canned kidney beans with good intentions (even armed with recipes), they tend to sit in my pantry for months.

But there is one bean dish I’ve loved ever since I was a kid: my mom’s white bean chili, served with buttery cornbread. White beans are an entry-level bean. “They are a more palatable option for people who are not used to eating beans such as black or kidney beans due to their soft texture, but still provide a similar nutrient content,” registered dietitian Kelly Jones, RD, previously told Well+Good.

That nutrient content she mentions is worth calling out. One cup of white beans has 16 grams of protein (you want

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The best kitchen gadgets, cooking tools and cookware on sale

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Shop the best kitchen gadgets and cookware on sale (Photo: Cuisinart)

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Amazon Prime Day has arrived at last. While you might be seeing a ton of featured deals on TVs and smart gadgets, Prime Day is about more than just tech—you can find great savings on top-rated cookware sets, air fryers and small appliances too (just be sure to sign up!).

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These are the best deals for cooking and kitchen products we’ve found. And be sure to check out our full list of all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.

The best Prime Day cookware and cooking accessories deals

  • Instant Pot 3-Qt Pressure Cooker for $44.99 (Save $75): This smaller version

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7 expert kitchen design tips to make cooking a delight

Torri Donley

“WE SPEND SO much time in the kitchen,” says kitchen designer Marie Browne. “But we don’t ask ourselves, how are we using this space? How could we be using it better?”

For most households in Ireland, the kitchen is where life happens. Not just cooking, but everything from the morning scramble to afternoon schoolwork; from lazy lunches to late-night conversations. 

We asked Marie – a designer with Cash & Carry Kitchens – for her tips on designing a kitchen that makes life easier, not harder. Say goodbye to cluttered worktops and make awkward storage a thing of the past with her expert advice. 

1. First, make your ‘must-have’ list of appliances

The first step, says Marie, is to look at the things that you really need. “That’s where the design process really starts,” she says. And it’s crucial to be realistic. “If you’re a family of four, you don’t want

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‘Chopped’ judge Geoffrey Zakarian hosts Saturday cooking class for Tampa’s Oxford Exchange

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Tampa isn’t unknown to the Food Network. Guy Fieri has visited a few times over the years, and local chefs even made appearances on the network last year. And on Saturday, Oct. 17, Tampeños get another taste thanks to Geoffrey Zakarian and Oxford Exchange.

That’s when Zakarian—a Food Network personality, “Chopped” judge and co-host of the network’s show “The Kitchen”—joins his daughters Madeline and Anna to show all of us beginner cooks how it’s done along during a virtual cooking demonstration this weekend hosted by Oxford Exchange. The demo highlights the family’s upcoming cookbook “The Family that Cooks Together.”

The Zakarians will let attendees in on a few secrets like what it’s like growing up with a famous dad, plus cooking tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way. Easy-to-follow instructions for the young girls ensure everyone can master the various desserts and savory breakfasts.

Check your wifi

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Oatmeal bake with maple syrup and berries is worth making

Torri Donley


Berries, syrup and banana sweeten this oatmeal bake. (Photo: Daniel Higgins/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Breakfast’s importance in my life hinges on how quickly the food can be prepared and my fullness factor. I want to get to lunch without feeling like I’ve been fasting for 24 hours.

A bowl of quick oats, banana and water zapped for a minute and a half in the microwave then finished with a glop of peanut butter works every time. I thought myself a genius when I switched from smooth to crunchy peanut butter to contrast oatmeal’s creaminess. 

Then Brenda Korinek in Manitowoc for emailed this recipe to remind me that oatmeal — with a moment’s forethought the night before — brings more than fiber to the breakfast table. And by table, these days, I mean desk.

Berry Baked Oatmeal 

Servings: 6 

2 cups rolled oats (not quick cook or steel cut) 

1 teaspoon 

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Westlake Fire Department offers kitchen fire tips; Faces of Westlake nominations open

Torri Donley

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Not many people know that the No. 1 cause of fires and fire injuries in the home happens in the kitchen. In particular, unattended cooking is the leading hazard related to home fires, with scald burns coming in second.

The Westlake Fire Department has participated this year in the national Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen campaign to bring awareness to these types of fire danger. The campaign shares simple but important actions that can be taken to keep ourselves safe in the kitchen.

To that end, here is a cooking safety checklist of questions to ask yourself about your own kitchen:

Does an adult always pay attention to things that are cooking?

Does an adult watch the stovetop when he/she is frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food?

If an adult must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, does he or she

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Amazon Prime Day: Tips for getting the best deals

Torri Donley

Amazon started Prime Day in 2015 to enroll more members in its shopping club — and ramp up sales in July. But with the event delayed until October 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the online retailer will test whether shoppers are willing to open their wallets as the economy remains weak.

Despite that shakiness, there are signs that Americans are ready to spend: About two-thirds of consumers indicate they plan to shop on Amazon Prime Day, more than either Black Friday or Cyber Monday, according to coupon site RetailMeNot. 

That explains why some experts predict that Amazon Prime Day — not Black Friday — will serve as the early kickoff for the 2020 holiday shopping season this year, generating as much as $10 billion in total sales during the October event, according to some retail analyst predictions. 

Some consumers may prefer locking in deals early rather than waiting

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10 Tips For Using PR To Improve Your Google SEO

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The PR Maven(R), CEO & Founder, Marshall Communications, creating & implementing marketing/PR/personal branding strategies.

In today’s digital world, Google Search is pretty much everything. Google processes an average of over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches annually. That comes out to more than 40,000 queries every second.

And it’s not just searches for “cooking recipes” or “how to change a tire” that make Google the world’s most dominant search engine: Google Search is also home to “top stories,” user-specific advertisements and much more. It is essentially a one-stop shop for everything.

With that in mind, brands need to make their Google SEO — that is, where they appear in search results — a top priority. Whether you’re promoting a personal brand or an organizational brand, there are ways you can create and post content online that will make your brand show up with more authority and

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: 39 Best Kitchen & Cooking Deals To Get Now

Torri Donley

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially here! The two-day online shopping bonanza is exclusive to Prime members, so if you’re not already a member, consider signing up for the savings. But don’t worry about wading through the overwhelming deals—at least when it comes to shopping for kitchen tools. We’ll be searching and updating this story with the best Prime Day kitchen deals 2020 has to offer. New Prime Day deals will go up throughout the 13th and 14th, so we are keeping a constant eye out for new tools we love. We’re talking Le Creuset, KitchenAid, Instant Pot, and so much more. Read below for the kitchen deals to score right now, and check back for special lightning deals and fast-selling items.


Unless you’ve been cooking under a rock, you know the Instant Pot has achieved the status of an essential kitchen appliance over the past few years. The

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Nacho Man shares recipes to get the best nachos

Torri Donley


Nachos are a go-to indulgence food, but there are some simple tips to take you to next-level snacking.

I love nachos.

Wait, that’s an understatement.

I looooove nachos!

That’s better. In fact, my nickname is “Nacho Man” because a night on the town included stops for nachos at three different restaurants.

Nachos are one of my go-to indulgences, and throughout my years of cooking in restaurants, I have picked up a few tips that have significantly raised my nacho game and can help yours. Not only will these tips help you make better nachos, but they will make them easier to make and share with others.

I make nachos a few different ways depending on what I’m in the mood for, and also who I am begrudgingly sharing them with. But my staples are as follows:

Homemade queso sauce

Quick pickled jalapenos

Fresh tortilla chips

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