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12 Surprising Ingredients You Should Probably Start Freezing Now

When you come home after a long day, sometimes it's all you can do to muster up the energy to cook. And when you do finally rally and get something started, if you're missing an ingredient, it can thwart the whole endeavor. Who wants to make a trip out in the cold for one tiny ingredient from the …

Recipe: Edible Pine Cone Cake Topper

Love to bake around the holidays? Try out this rustic, and totally edible cake topper design. This recipe from Oh Nuts! Sweet & Crunch Blog is a lot easier than it looks. All the ingredients are combined into one bowl and microwaved together. If you don’t have a microwave you can use your stove top …

The Cool Trick for Making Grease-Free Hot Buttered Rum

Too often hot buttered rum arrives topped with an unappetizing, shimmering oil slick. Bartender Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak DC has a fix: …

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

When planning your menu for your homemade holiday feasts, it's a smart idea to add in a few healthier salads and side dishes for a fresh change. Alongside the family's favorite stuffing, potatoes, or pie recipes, try adding this sweet and savory salad to the holiday table for a dose of fresh …

Flashback: Salted Caramels with Orange Scented Sugar

<b>By Katie Goodman</b><p>Caramels are another fun and delicious treat to make for gifting this time of year, though they can be tricky. You will rely heavily on a candy thermometer, so make sure that is working before you start. You will need to monitor the temperature closely. You can go from soft caramels …

Try one (or all!) of these 6 creative holiday cocktails

'Tis the season for a bit of liquid cheer! From boozy hot chocolate to a creamy peppermint punch, these six cool-weather cocktails are sure to warm you right up this winter.<p>1. Salted caramel hot chocolate with tequila<b>:</b> Tequila is not just for summertime margaritas! A bit of sea salt complements the …

Eggnog

Could You Cook a Meal Every Day for a Month? Prove It!

Join us for the #31MealsIn31Days Challenge!<p>What would happen if you cooked a homemade meal every...single...day? For the second year in a row, our food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is going to find out.<p>Last year, her month-long cooking streak delivered 31 days of D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S homemade …

The Key to Automatic Weight Loss!

What if everything you ever learned about weight loss was wrong? What if losing weight has nothing to do with calories -- counting them or cutting them out by sheer willpower? What if, in fact, most health professionals (including doctors and dietitians), our own government and especially the food …

15 Different, Delicious Ways To Interpret Greek Salad

There's a lot to love about Greek food -- all those filo pastries, for one -- but mostly, it's the salads that are so special. One salad in particular, the one we lovingly refer to as the Greek salad (and what the Greeks call Horiatiki Salata), has captured our hearts and stomachs. And it's easy to …

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30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

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Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy

Chewy Molasses Cookies

makes 2½ dozen<p>In this recipe, molasses keeps these cookies magically fresh and chewy for days.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>¾ teaspoon ground cardamom<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg<p>½ cup (1 stick) …

Foodily Blog

Alie and Georgia Want Souffles, Not Bouquets

Evan Sung for The New York Times<p>Sure — we love jewelry, chocolates and those little teddy bears holding heart-shaped pillows; but what do we love …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

Baking

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

Which Edible Gifts Are Best for Mailing?

<b>Q:</b> I'm trying to keep my gift giving this year to handmades and edibles, but I have a lot of family and friends in other parts of the world, so that …

The first time Faith Durand made this soft, dense, lusciously buttery cake she ended up making it twice more, just for kicks. RECIPE - Cranberry Cake: http://thekitc.hn/IEtyOF

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …