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The Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe You'll Make Again and Again

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 419<p>Fat 32g<p>Carbs 32g<p>Protein 7g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 8<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>419<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total …

Dessert

The Plank Workout That Will Tone Your Abs, Sculpt Your Tush, and Strengthen Your Arms

Exercise 1 Plank Row and Kickback<p>Start in a plank position with your right hand resting on a dumbbell <b>(A)</b>. Row the weight to your chest <b>(B)</b>; pause, then straighten your elbow until your forearm is parallel to the floor <b>(C)</b>. Pause, then reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep. Complete …

Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …

Cooking

Ancient Olympians ate this honey cheesecake as a post-workout snack, and we have the recipe

Some may say that cheesecake is food of the gods—those people include the ancient Greek Olympians, who feasted on a flour cake filled with cheese and honey after their pentathlon competitions. The ancient Greeks were already aware of the connections between physical aptitude and lifestyle …

Dessert

The 5 French “Mother” Sauces That Guarantee a Great Meal

Cooking

A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

Hospitality

13 Scones to Take You from Breakfast to Dinner

"For some reason, when I pick up a new baking book, more than cookies, more than cake, more than brownies...scones always call my name first."<p>That's from Baking Club member (and professional baker) Timmy Gibbons. He attributes their appeal to both their simplicity, versatility, and the fact that …

Curried parsnip soup - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>750g parsnips (about 6-7), peeled<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1/4 tsp ground cumin<br>• 1 tsp ground coriander<br>• 1/4 tsp ground turmeric<br>• 11/2 tsp ground …

Food Preservation

19 Sweet Potato Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Sweet potatoes: they're the tubers (well, really the morning glory) that never fail you. They go to bat in recipes both savory and sweet, transitioning seamlessly from airy soufflés to stick-to-your-rib chilis to toasty waffles (seriously, give them a go). Hearty, versatile, healthy-ish, and a …

Your Fried Food Has Been Missing One Ingredient

My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. I’ve used it to thicken gravies and sauces, bind fruit in pies, and so forth. And I’ve used …

Food & Dining

7 Unexpected and Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Anyone who’s dabbled in Paleo or Whole30 knows the value of hard-boiled eggs. Really anyone who enjoys starting their day with a high-protein, …

Breakfast

The Fastest Happy Hour Snacks You Can Make

When it's happy hour time, the apps you munch on just might be as important as the drink itself, since it's a good idea to have a little food in your …

Snacks

Yes, Salads Can Be Cozy Comfort Food. Ask Your Sheet Pan.

Everywhere I turn, there are magazine articles and cookbooks and blog posts devoted to sheet pan cooking. Sheet pans (and Instant Pots) are the equipment du jour. And for good reason: Sheet pans are inexpensive workhorses in the kitchen; many home cooks already own at least one; and sheet pan …

This Dairy-Free Lemon 'Cheesecake' Will Be the Hit of the Party

Everyone will love it (even though it's healthy).<p><i>Post by Beth Lipton</i><p>When you think "cheesecake," you automatically think "healthy," right?<p>No?<p>You will …

Vegan

Making Your Mashed Potatoes This Way Is So Much Better for Your Gut

Thanksgiving is hardly the time to be focusing on your health—it's arguably the one time of the year where you're actually <i>encouraged</i> to overdo it. …

Lemon Curd Recipe

Here is a silky smooth, sweet and tangy treat that makes a terrific gift, especially around the winter holidays when citrus is in season. It is …

Dessert

12 Homemade Tonics to Help You Digest All That Thanksgiving Food

Alternative Medicine

Last Call: One perfect croissant, the science of cream in coffee, and U2's "Mysterious Ways"

<i>Last Call</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away.</i><p>To all who’ve read, followed, or perused</i> …

Pizza for Breakfast, but Not What You Think

Eating leftover pizza for breakfast is a time-honored tradition. Whether you prefer it cold and a little soggy, straight from the box, or heated in a skillet or broiler until the cheese bubbles, pizza is a near-perfect antidote to whatever kept you up way too late the night before in the first …

Italian Food

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Dessert

Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine yeast and 1/4 cup warm water in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine yeast mixture, remaining …

Country Lifestyle

Down

This Southern side dish fits in perfectly with your beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. Replace canned creamed corn with this tasty casserole of fresh …

Cooking

Turn Gravy Up a Notch With a Touch of Umami (And No Pan Drippings)

Thanksgiving is a gravy lover’s dream. If it weren’t already a national holiday, people like us could easily declare it National Gravy Day. Whether your gravy is used to top turkey, drown mashed potatoes, or drench stuffing, it’s pretty safe to say that no Thanksgiving meal is complete without …

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Dessert

This Pound Cake Destroys My Self-Control

By Elaheh Nozari<p>Seriously: Leave me alone with this pound cake and things are going to get real ugly.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the pound cake recipe that commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to the Most Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes should be so good they don't even need a drizzle of gravy. That means they need to be light and fluffy, creamy and rich, and …

Mashed

The Ultimate Vegetarian Side Dish Takes 15 Minutes to Make

15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>2 pounds cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered, divided <br>3/4 …

Mushrooms

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

Taste Beyond The Tongue