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I can't remember a Christmas dinner without a lasagna on the table. This is largely due, in part, to watery sauce with pasta and cheese sort of floating in it, but it's also just always been there (paired with an overcooked rib roast, of course). That meal, the last big holiday meal for many families, deserves better.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Gnocchi, if you haven't met them before now, are dumplings made from boiled potatoes, which are then formed into a dough of sorts, usually by adding flour and egg. Though more traditionally served as an appetizer, they have become a popular featured dish owing to their incredible versatility. Here's a delicious homemade recipe suitable for the laziest of chefs.

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If you're obsessed with pasta (I am!), then you know there's a marked difference in texture and taste between fresh and dried noodles. But while I'd always assumed that fresh was better than dried, it turns out that isn't the case, and sometimes shelling out for fresh pasta isn't worth it -- which is very good news for us budget-minded carbo-loaders.

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Baked pasta is a low-prep dish, which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight when you just don't have the time to spend an hour or two chopping produce and cooking over a hot stove. But to get the perfect, saucy, delicious baked pasta dish without having to cook the pasta first, you have to follow one key trick.

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The most time-consuming step in making fresh pasta isn't making the dough, but taking that dough and getting it into noodle-shapes. To make a bowl of fresh, rustic pasta without touching a rolling pin (or pasta machine) all you need to do is grab your box grater.

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Eating a vegan diet seems straightforward: avoid eating animals and things that come from animals, like dairy, eggs, and honey. But there are a few, seemingly vegan products out there that contain sneaky animal byproducts you may not have even heard of.

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The perfect romantic meal should be easy to prepare, easy to clean up, and not so filling that you're too weighed down to enjoy other, uh, activities. A steak dinner is never unwelcome, but it's a bit heavy, and you don't want to smoke up the house or fret about overcooking a rib eye. Luckily, there a bunch of dishes you can make to wow your sweetie, even if you're not quite Top Chef Material.

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Ain't nothin' wrong with a little spaghetti, but the wide world of pasta has so many varieties to offer, and they are begging to be eaten. If you want to explore some of the more interesting shapes, but aren't sure where to start, Real Simple has just the graphic for you.

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If you're like me, you don't really think about how much water you use when you boil pasta. I just fill up a giant pot to make sure everything is covered. This might be overkill, though. According to Epicurious, you can probably stand to use a lot less water when you boil pasta.