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10 Slow Cooker Recipes

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!<p>Recipe <b>HERE</b><p>…

65 Scarily Simple No-Bake Halloween Treat Recipes

Whether you’re partaking in an adults-only soiree with boozy Halloween drinks or you’re hosting a kids’ lunch this October, easy no-bake treats are a *must* for quick entertaining. Pick out your favorite festive cupcake recipe and break out your tried-and-true Halloween snack mixes, because all of …

The 50 Things You Must Do in Texas

Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you …

Texas

25 Red, White and Blue Recipes for the 4th of July

If there is ever an appropriate time to be a bit over the top with your food presentation, the Fourth of July is it. Be it a blueberry Caprese salad or a cocktail that looks too all-American to be true, repping the color of our flag is definitely the way to go. You know you have to bring a dish to …

Establishing House Rules for Teenagers

Parenting a teenager requires a delicate balance between giving her enough guidance to ensure she's making making healthy choices and giving her …

Budgeting

22 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer

Summer produce is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. Even if we don't want to spend a ton of time over a hot stove when it's warm out, we …

20 Quesadillas for Weeknight Meals in a Hurry

If you’re a millennial, you’re probably used to people saying that you’re a part of the “instant gratification” generation. Just because you live for 30-minute dinners and express check-out doesn’t mean that you’re impatient — you’re just busy! For those hectic nights, quesadilla recipes make the …

8 Best Family Vacation Websites (Plus: Indispensable Apps You Need Now)

Ready for an unforgettable family vacation? Combining our know-how with intel from Rainer Jenss, president and founder of the Family Travel …

Family Vacations

Banana Bread Oatmeal Pairs Well With Morning Coffee and NPR

Because life is short and breakfast should be more like dessert.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>Like millions of Americans, the first thing I …

Breakfast

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

"This fresh and creamy soup is easy to make, and filled with hearty chopped mushrooms."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup butter<p>1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms<p>1 cup …

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

Cooking

The truth about cast iron: Yes, you can use a little soap

Cast-iron pans are solid pieces of cookware that can last a lifetime, and they probably aren't as difficult to maintain as you have been told. J. …

Kitchens

Luscious Lemon Triangles Recipe

"A traditional lemon bar with zest! The addition of lemon zest in both the crust and filling makes this dessert even more …

7 Surprising Ways to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie, what with its nostalgic flavor, chewy-crisp texture and iconic look. But why not upgrade …

7 Superfast Fried Game Day Desserts

The crispiest game day desserts.<p>The Super Bowl comes just once a year, and when it does you'll probably be frying wings and mozzarella sticks. But …

Pork Schnitzel with Sage Butter

A pork version of the traditional German veal schnitzel, this is a great family favourite in our house. Feel free to ring the changes with the …

Creamy Strawberry Crepes Recipe

"This recipe has been a family favorite for over 30 years! These crepes are delicious and very rich! Be sure you have at least 1 hour to prepare, …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Don't Ruin Thanksgiving With These Common Pumpkin Pie Mistakes

Pumpkin pie isn't hard to make… or is it? From a cracked custard to soggy crust, here are all the ways you can screw it up (or not).<p>Almost as iconic as pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving is a cracked and soggy-crusted pumpkin pie. Seriously, why are these things so easy to screw up? Pumpkin should be …

Baking

2016 North Point Luxury Fifth Wheel

<b>Home away from home</b>Get comfortable in the new North Point luxury fifth wheel. It features residential-grade wood plank vinyl flooring, Shaw® R2X …

9 of the Best Indoor Water Parks in the US

<i>Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort (Courtesy Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort)</i><p>These days you don't need to wait for sunny weather to go to a waterpark. Many top rated family resorts around the US have indoor waterparks that maintain comfortable temperatures for bathing suit attire and have an array of …

Fabulous Family-Friendly Resorts in Jamaica for Every Need

<i>Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa (Courtesy Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa)</i><p>Go on an adventure in the great outdoors, interact with sea creatures, cool off in a water park, or simply relax at the beach with the kids or your entire extended family. However you want to spend your vacation, …

The Secrets of Happy School Years for Families!

It's that time of year again when summer camps are having their final closing ceremonies, families are returning home from travels and adventures that their kids will remember for a lifetime, and shopping for first day outfits and school supplies is well underway.<p>Many parents love when school …

'So You Think You Can Dance' at 10: 10 moments that took our breath away

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 years now, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" has stood out as one of the most critically-acclaimed reality series on TV.<p>In recent years -- and days -- it's finally gotten its fair share of Emmy nominations, including some for one of the best TV personalities around, host Cat …

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10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products for Oily Skin

If you are anything like me, you find yourself awkwardly googling brand names in the middle of Ulta (Walgreens, Target, Nordstrom, etc, etc), trying to make sure they don't test on animals. This process is not made any easier when you have grabbed 7 bottles (pots, creams, lotions, concealers, etc), …

Life's a beach! TripAdvisor releases list of 10 best islands in the world

We're no longer in the depths of winter, but if spring hasn't yet sprung like you've been hoping it would, just feast your eyes on this: TripAdvisor has released its list of Travelers' Choice Top 10 islands for 2015. Brace yourself for sun, sand, surf and a sudden desire to go buy a plane</b> …

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

Cape Town

America's 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts

<i>Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (Courtesy Omni Hotels)</i><p>If you're looking to get away with the family, you probably have certain expectations you want fulfilled by the resort you choose to stay at. Your requirements might include on-site dining, a kid's club, activities for kids, childcare, …

The Four Healthiest DIY Salad Dressings Ever

hl0888-nourish.jpg<p><b>Lemon Dressing</b> <b><br>Prep time:</b> 5 minutes <b><br>Makes:</b> ⅓ cup<p>Combine ⅓ cup lemon juice, 4 drops natural stevia liquid, and pink Himalayan salt and …

Coconut