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Piece of Cake

There's no denying the ease and convenience of boxed cake mix. But for the extra busy (and lazy) among us, it's time to throw those back-of-box …

Dessert

You Can Have Funnel Cake Without Going to Fair

<i>If you're like us, you go to the state fair for the funnel cake—not the amusement rides. But for when the fair's not in town, Samantha Seneviratne is showing us how to make the fried treat at home.</i><p>She told me that I would grow out of it. But I never believed her. Between the ages of 8 and 16, I was …

21 Staples You Should Always Have In Your Pantry

"What's for dinner?" feels a lot less daunting when you know your pantry is stocked to the gills with all the fixings for a proper last-minute meal.<p>Here, 21 things to always (always) have on hand.<p><b>1.Balsamic Vinegar</b><p>For salad dressings.<p><b>2. Baking Soda</b><p>You know, for baking...and bug bites.<p><b>3. Dijon</b> …

Foodies

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

Cooking

6 Great American Sandwiches

<i>by Tommy Werner, Epicurious</i><p>The best way to make a sandwich: Bread. America. Bread. Read on for our favorite lunch picks from sea to shining sea.<p><b>1. North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue</b><p>Whether it's mustard sauce in the South, vinegar in North Carolina, or white sauce in Alabama: it doesn't matter …

15 Homemade Fast Food and Takeout Favorites (That Are at Least as Good as the Originals)

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Most of us, no matter how discerning we sometimes get about our meals, have a soft spot for fast food in one form or another. For some, it's a carton of greasy chow mein from the hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant down the …

Cooking

12 Incredible All-American Recipes

Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or attending a patriotic potluck, these All-American recipes will take the cake.<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Fresh Corn Salad with</b> …

Cooking

You're Better Than Waffle Cones. You Deserve A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cone.

Today in ice cream trends: Cookie cones are hot and waffle cones are totally not.<p><i>(Photo: Dudefoods.com)</i><p>A cookie cone is exactly what it sounds like: an oversized cookie shaped into cone form. They've been around for a while, but it's ice cream season right now, and some innovations are permanently …

Dessert

10 Types of Seafood You Really Shouldn't Eat (and 10 You Should Eat Instead)

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>It may seem like the ocean is just a bottomless pit of fish sticks and sushi, but the reality is that our supply of seafood is finite. Through rampant overfishing and just generally treating the ocean like a cheap buffet, we've depleted the populations and ruined the habitats of some …

Habitats

9 Ice Cream Cupcake Recipes That Are Better Than A Whole Ice Cream Cake

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, A Pumpkin & A Princess<p>Ice cream cakes, no matter how simple, have the ability to stir up lots of nostalgia. They're associated with birthdays, summer, and zero responsibilities -- a trifecta of the best things in life. There isn't much that can top the magic of an ice …

Dessert

11 DIY Cleaning Hacks That Leave No Excuse For A Messy Home

Getty Images<p>Keeping a clean home is an art form. At first it may seem like dusting and tidying will get you there, but in reality, beginners often have NO idea what to do with the caked-on food in the microwave or the funky goo that gets stuck on the oven racks.<p>Thankfully, there are hacks to clean …

Hacking

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Weirdly Creative Home Decorating Ideas

(Image credit: The Jungalow)<p>When it comes to decorating your home, you have to trust your gut— even if it whispers nonsense in your ear, telling you …

Home Decorating

25+ Cool No-Money Decorating Projects That Will Beautify Your Decor Through Wall Art

The walls are the one protecting us in our very own shelter. These are elements that are providing us comfort in all its shapes, slowly creating an …

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Cooking

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A Solemn Gisele Steps Out After Tom Brady Incriminated in 'Deflategate' Scandal: PHOTO

No scandal’s going to interfere with her fitness regime.<p>Gisele Bündchen was spotted leaving a Boston gym on Thursday morning in her first public …

Top 33 Most Creative Camping DIY Projects and Clever Ideas - DIY & Crafts

Going on a camping trip is such an exciting adventure. Getting back to nature can be very refreshing and spending time in the great outdoors, away …

Crafting

How to Make a Hall Tree

Shares 149<p>Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today,<p>To join this chest with this door…<p>And this chest and this door,<p>To have and to hold your keys, …

Hats

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Weight-free Workouts

Gallery<p>The Chest workout that will crank up your torso without…<p>These chest workouts will sculpt the upper body of an Adonis<p>Weight-free Workouts<p>Boost …

Exercise

how to make a wood bed frame

Holy heck … <b>we made a wood bed frame!</b><p>I didn’t have the heart to make those girls get up even though they wouldn’t look at the camera. …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition