Laura Rege, Freelance Writer

Laura Rege

Laura is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
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On a busy day, there's nothing quite as wonderful as knowing you can pull a delicious dinner out of the refrigerator or freezer.
They'll add color, texture, and pops of bright flavor to your dinner.
Keep your hungry crowd happy with deliciously simple appetizers while you finish the holiday meal. Our tried-and-trusted selection includes spiced nuts, crispy chickpeas, ham-and-spinach dip, a fresh take on the relish tray, and cheater's deviled eggs.
It often gets overshadowed by its popular neighbor kale, but Swiss chard is superstar in its own right, making a colorful, tasty side dish, or a nutritious addition to pasta, soup, quiches, and more.
You'll want to add them to your weekly dinner rotation.
Feed your coworkers any of these dips, sides, mains, or desserts and you're sure to be the most popular person in the office.
Serve these all-star gluten-free recipes for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner that everyone can enjoy.
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Yes, there will be turkey on our Thanksgiving tables, but there will also be plenty of plant-based dishes to choose from. Check out our colorful and delicious vegetable-centric mains, sides, and salads to add to your holiday feast.
Our recipes for banana bread, zucchini bread, snacking cakes, and other single layer cakes are sure to become your favorites. We love adding them to lunchboxes or enjoying them whenever a sweet craving hits.
Preparing it is as simple as simmering a few ingredients on the stovetop.
From pasta to soup, these easy recipes make the savory-sweet squash the star of the show.
Whether you're out of vino or you simply prefer not to cook with it, this advice will help you.
How you enjoy the bright orange fleshed melon afterward is up to you!
Crack open an egg and all sorts of magic can happen. The secret to these delicious sleights of hand is heat -- flash in the pan, low and slow, or somewhere in between. Gather your favorite spring ingredients, turn on a flame, and conjure a satisfying meal at any time of day.
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These easy meals all start with a grocery store staple.
The smell of ripe peaches tells you it's summer. Buy them by the basketful, breathe in the peachy air as they ripen in your kitchen, then share them in these mouthwatering recipes. From peach pavlova and peach pops to peach slab pie and sweet and savory salads and salsas, here are the best ways to put the seasonal fruit to good use.
If you want to dinner outside with make a crowd-pleasing meal, here's what you need to know.
These salads can be made-ahead and don't get soggy. We call that a win-win!
Our five favorite no-cook recipes include a chilled soup, mains, and even a dessert. They're the ultimate summer dishes for those hot July and August days.
Our expert tips will help you ace this classic summer side.
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Here's our step-by-step-guide to creating the most impressive party platter of the season.
This old-school pan opens up a whole new world of cooking possibilities.
Keep cool and feed your family with our pick of peak summer meals.