Alena Ashraf

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake Squares

Special equipment: a candy thermometer<p>For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan with foil and …

Dessert

Stuffed Brownie and Peanut Butter Frosting

This stuffed brownie and peanut butter frosting recipe are so chocolatey, rich and creamy! Plus, the preparation method is so easy and simple. …

9 Mistakes You’re Making When You Moisturize Your Face

“Don’t forget to put lotion on your face!” It’s something my mother used to say all the time, and now the habit is ingrained in my skin-care routine. …

Japanese Cheesecake Is Lighter, Spongier, Perfect-er

Japanese cheesecake is an unassuming sort of dessert—a tall, single-layer cake usually finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. My first taste was a true surprise. First thing’s first: It isn’t really a cheesecake, and won’t remind you of one. But it's definitely a cake.<p>Let me explain: True …

Dessert

This Viral All-Natural Acne Cure Completely Cleared This Model's Skin & The Results Are Incredible

There are hundreds of thousands of products out there that claim to give you better skin. It turns out that the best ones might be hiding in your …

Homemade Vegetarian Chili

Greetings from a winter wonderland. Little icicles line the rooftops and the trees are encased in thick layers of dazzling ice. I’m warm and cozy …

Cooking

Marie Rose Sauce Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (8)<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<br>• 1/4 cup ketchup<br>• 2 tablespoons brandy<br>• 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice<br>• 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco<br>• 1 …

101 Healthy Low-Carb Recipes That Taste Incredible

This is a list of 101 healthy low carb recipes.<p>All of them are sugar free, gluten free and taste incredible.<p>6 Low-Carb Breakfasts<p>1. Eggs and …

Food

The Best Cookies to Freeze and How to Do It

The ability to freeze cookies and cookie dough is a such a lifesaver when I don't have time to spend the whole day baking. It also means that there …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

Make a Set of DIY Paper Dandelion Lanterns

Make a set whimsical DIY paper dandelion lanterns for your LED tea lights with this free printable!<p>Want to bring some DIY beauty to a relaxing summer evening? Raid your office or recycle bin for paper and empty plastic water bottles, then use your digital cutter or craft knife to create some …

Back-To-School Fashion: Sew a Pleated Linen Skirt

Send your little gals back to school with some crisp and clean DIY style. Sew up a few pretty pleated linen skirts, and get creative with the fabric to add a modern twist to a classic look!<p>A pleated skirt is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style, and using linen fabric gives it a …

Sewing

How to Sew Perfectly Matched Plaids

Give your handmade plaid, striped, and patterned garments an upgrade—learn how to sew perfectly matched plaids!<p>Ready to take the guesswork out of pattern matching? Add a bit of extra yardage to your next fabric cut, then follow his helpful guide that Jen from Grainline Studio shared on Sew Mama Sew …

Sewing

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

Arizona Cardinals

22 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

As beloved as Thanksgiving dinner is, it's the leftovers that folks really get excited for. After all the stress of the holiday, there's something incredibly comforting about eating cold stuffing straight from the fridge. Plus, after you've spent the past couple days cooking it's nice to be able to …

Food Substitutions

Use this food substitution and conversion chart to select ingredient substitutes when you are cooking and your recipe suggests ingredients you do not …

Low Fat

Myth or Magic? 16 Pest Control Tricks We Tested For You

<i>Unwelcome critters, whether in your cabinets or on your tomato vines, are a common woe. We rounded up the best tips from the internet and tested them to see which actually work.</i><p><b>Garden Bugs</b><p><i>Panty hose nets: MYTH</i><p>Last year I lost all but TWO of my tomatoes to some sort of intruder. This year, I was …

Pest Control

Easy Brownie Cheesecake Bites

<i>A box mix jump-starts this easy bite-sized cheesecake-swirled brownie bites recipe!</i><p>Happy weekend to me…because—brownies!!!<p>And your weekend can easily …

Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days

White paint is popping up on more rooftops to keep buildings cool on sunny days, but a new glass-based option could offer a longer-term fix.<p>New York and other cities see a climate fix in white paint, which is coating more rooftops as way to cool buildings and cut energy use. They may soon have …

How Your Personality Determines How You Learn

Here’s what the latest psychological research says about learning styles and the things that shape them.<p>It’s virtually impossible to imagine life without learning. We come into the world armed with little more than a bunch of primitive survival instincts, but it’s thanks to our ability to learn …

Best ever traybake recipes

Traybakes are speedy, easy and fun to make. Snack on a healthy oat and nut breakfast bar, indulge in a batch of delicious black forest brownies or …

Dessert

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How to Make Your Own Speculoos Cookie Butter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to put down that store-bought jar. Lori Baltazar of Dessert Comes First shows us how to make a spread that's delectable every step of</i> …

Dessert

It’s Hot Out, Make an Icebox Cake!

<i>Header image: Chocolate Icebox Cake from CHOW</i>Icebox cake is one of the easiest summer desserts around. Just layer cookies and whipped cream and let …

Whipped Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Try one of these 57 yummy recipes today!

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is celebrated on August 2.An ice cream sandwich is a frozen confection composed of a layer of ice cream sandwiched …

Dessert

Martha Stewart's Favorite Dessert Recipes | Martha Stewart

This recipe comes from Martha's daughter Alexis. Unlike traditional recipes, the batter produces very flat and crisp chocolate-chip cookies. Use an ice-cream scoop to ensure even baking and uniform size and remember that they spread wide on the pan during baking.

Dessert

23 Cooking Tips To Take Advantage Of What You Already Have

Bake the ultimate cake with mayonnaise and dental floss.

Pie

This Cotton Candy Layer Cake Is Amazing

<i>Cotton candy layer cake will make everyone smile. It's full of sweet flavor and pretty pink color!</i><p>I have heard rumors that cotton candy is meant for children, but I have difficulty believing this to be true. Because eating cotton candy is equivalent to eating heaping spoonfuls of straight up sugar. …