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Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Magic bars are an easy-to-make bar cookie recipe that use some of my favorite main ingredients: chocolate, nuts and coconut. They’re also very easy …

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 15, 2014 93<p>Let’s make these a thing.<p>The ultimate trashy snack. Chips in cookies!<p>And …

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

Vanilla sugar is the most common flavored sugar, and it’s one that you’ve probably made – it’s a great way to use up spent vanilla beans – or …

Strawberry Snickerdoodles

A snickerdoodle is a classic cookie, the kind of bake sale staple that we all have eaten alongside chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. It’s a …

How to Make a Classic Mai Tai

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: The history of the mai tai, and how to bring a little tiki to your home bar, tonight.</i><p>The craft cocktail …

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always …

Easy Cream Shortcake Biscuits

I eat a lot of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – not to mention other berries – during the summer when they are at their peak. Shortcakes …

Magic Flan Cake

Life feels a little crazy right now because in two short months the manuscript for my second cookbook is due. As you can imagine, I've been spending …

Firstborn Daughters Are The Most Ambitious Children, Research Finds

Each is a firstborn daughter.<p>That pattern of ambition and birth order is validated in a new British study, which found that firstborn daughters are the most likely to achieve academic success.<p>Feifei Bu at the University of Essex investigated 3,552 people organized into 1,503 sibling groups from the …

30-Day Plank Challenge

The plank is one of the best exercises to strengthen your core, which is more than just your abdominals. The core is a complex series of muscles that …

Kid's Roadtrip Activity Binders

So I mentioned a little while back that we’re driving from Louisiana to Utah in a few weeks. This is brand new territory for me. I came later in my …

Easy Coconut Custard Pie

Coconut custard pie was always a favorite in my family, but it was also a pie that we rarely ate because it was deemed difficult to make. It was many …

German Chocolate Brownies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 24 brownies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>My favorite chewy chocolate brownies topped with a fabulous …

coconut brown butter cookies

I realize that most people don’t go to the City Bakery or their green Birdbath outlets for coconut cookies. They come in droves to load up on the …

How to Get Faux-Looking Lashes Using Baby Powder

False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to a wedding or a New Year's Eve bash. But while many of us covet that Kim Kardashian-level of fabulous fringe on the regular, they're not a practical option outside of more formal affairs, and certainly not<p>False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to …

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have always been one of my weaknesses. A buttery cookie dough that is jam-packed with nutty oats and plump, juicy …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

10 Morning Rituals That Will Improve Any Guy's Appearance

The start of every day represents a new chance for you to be a better man. Here we focus on the top 10 ways to tweak your morning routine in order to look better today -- and improve your appearance in the long run.<p>1. Move your body<p>2. Eat a power breakfast<p>3. Clean your teeth<p>4. Apply eye cream<p>5. …

Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: Freeze Chamomile Tea for a Skin Treat

When Julia Lemigova, former Miss USSR and the founder of the new-to-the-U.S. luxury skin care line Russie Blanche (now available at Clyde's in New York City and the Delano Hotel in Miami), gave me this skin care tip that tightens and deflates puffiness at lunch yesterday, I suddenly wanted to order …

RAINBOW CAKE! How to Make a My Little Pony Rainbow Layer Cake with Cupcake Addiction

6 Secrets Of Super Achievers

In most cases, you can't win with just brute force or resources. You have to outsmart the competition. You need to carefully consider competitors' approach and figure out how to win the battles of ideas and acceptance, and ultimately of execution. It's not always easy or comfortable, but great …

Crazy Brownies

There is absolutely no excuse for these brownies. No excuse at all. And you know what that means…<p>It means they’re gonna be <i>good</i>.<p>The name says it all! …

4 Skin Care Lies You Need To Stop Believing

<i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 17.</i><p>If there’s one thing I’m always asked, it’s to weigh in on certain topics to support or debunk …

Skin Care

8 Indian Beauty Rituals To Try NOW

Every other weekend when I was a kid, my parents would hustle my sisters and me down to Gerrard, a strip in east Toronto known as "Little India." My …

Need a fabulous mojito recipe? Try these 9 luscious spins

Making a real mojito involves more than just mixing rum, sugar, mint and lime in a glass. It takes a little technique: You have to carefully muddle the fresh mint and lime to bring out their flavor. But don't over-muddle; four or five seconds will do. Still, an excellent mojito is easy to make once …

Spices

5 Ways to Make Your Kids a Healthier Breakfast

Tips for making kids' breakfasts healthier (and still tasty), according to Bon Appétit food and features editor (and mom) Carla Lalli Music<p>Cereal: The staple of most kids' breakfast (and occasional midnight snack of adults). This week, however, a study came out that analyzed over 1,500 …

Rainbow Paint Splatter Cupcakes! More Rainbow Cakes with Cupcake Addiction....