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Everyone Is Obsessing Over This New Magic Cake Trend for Fall

This pumpkin version sounds amazing.<p>If you're ready to shout "THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN PUMPKIN PIE!" I get it. People have very strong feelings (some nicer than others) about the autumnal American treat. But before you get all traditional on me, expand your mind to the idea of a pumpkin pie made …

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Recipe: Protein-packed Breakfast Banana Bread - Page 2 of 2

INGREDIENTS<p>2 ripe bananas<br>• ¾ cup of oat flour (GF if needed)<br>• ¾ cup vanilla whey protein powder (GF if needed)<br>• 1 cup of low fat plain Greek yoghurt<br>• ⅓ cup …

The Secret Ingredients of a Soft and Moist Tres Leches Cake

The <b>Latin American</b> favorite <b>tres leches cake</b> is everything you want a cake to be: moist but with structure, and oozing with a lightly sweet <b>milk soak</b>. …

Recipe: Guilt-Free Peanut Butter And Coconut Protein Cookies

There’s nothing like a good cookie (or five) to get you through a long afternoon at work but being high in fat, sugar and carbs, most cookie recipes …

18 garden fences that'll get the neighbours talking

It might not seem like the most interesting topic on the face of it, but the garden fencing you choose will either make or break your garden.<p>Once …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

20 tricks you can use to create your garden paradise

Creating a slice of gardening heaven, regardless of how big or small your space is, has never been easier now that we're bringing you these …

How to Get Free Passes for National Parks This Year

If you have a kid in the fourth grade, it's time to start planning your next road trip.<p><i>This story originally appeared on money.com.</i><p>Good news for …

Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen ideas are always welcoming. Don’t you agree? I know so many people that don’t even cook but are crazy over a beautiful and stylish kitchen. …

You need to visit Point Reyes National Seashore for the best whale watching in the US

The post You need to visit Point Reyes National Seashore for the best whale watching in the US appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comOff …

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10 NATIONAL PARKS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU SHOULD VISIT by National Geographic (@NatGeo)

•<p>Gates of the Arctic, Alaska<p>Located entirely above the Arctic Circle, Gates of the Arctic is one of America’s least visited national parks. Just …

Glacier National Park

One of America’s most spectacular ecosystems, Glacier National Park encompasses nearly 1,600 square miles of snowcapped mountains, emerald-hued …

Transforming your garden decking design

We jumped for joy when decking started to take off as the garden upgrade of choice, as it meant lots of you were transforming your outdoor spaces in …

The Best Summer Road Trips from Seattle

One of the best things about living in Seattle is how many beautiful places are within easy reach, enabling outdoor lovers to get out and play on a …

Automate Your Backyard Garden with FarmBot

FarmBot Genesis is an automated gardening system. It’s pretty impressive for what it does, as outlined at Smithsonian.<p>Developed by a team of three …

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

The Best Island In Hawaii Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s Hawaii exactly like you want it to be.<p>The major Hawaiian islands all have their calling cards. On Oahu, it's Waikiki and the famed North Shore. On Kauai, it's the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Maui has Haleakala and the Road to Hana. And on the Big Island, it's a scientific trifecta of …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

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Want an easy-care hedge? Choose these plants

In this Warkworth property clipped Teucrium fruticans frames the front garden.<p>If you want a hedge that doesn't take much time to maintain, look for a …

Why I Stopped Taking My ADD Pills

This is what it's like to get to know your brain post-medication.<p>​​<p>Photo by Lauren Gucik<p>At age 12, I—the perpetual space cadet who constantly loses my jacket and backpack—am told I have Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD. I'm sitting with my mother and sister, lounging on pillows, and my mother pulls …

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The honeysuckle (Lonicera) is a low-maintenance plant that grows well on a trellis, but is also grown pots for a waterfall effect. Honeysuckle plants produce white flowers that gradually turn yellow throughout the growing season. Because of their fragrant flowers, honeysuckles attract butterflies, …

An Annual Lunch at Patsy Pollack's Country Cottage

Spring is the perfect time of year for outdoor lunches.<p>This past weekend, after our annual visit to the Trade Secrets rare plant and garden antiques sale in Sharon, Connecticut, we drove to a tranquil town in New York State, where we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the weekend home of our senior EVP of …

How to Draw a Landscape Map - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Draw a Landscape Map<p>Before you design or improve your landscape, the first step is to inventory what you have. The best way to do that is …

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Can you keep yourself from eating more than one of these walnut praline shortbread cookies? Unlikely.

Buttery walnut shortbread and a rich praline filling — what more could you ask for in a cookie? One warning: Go ahead and double — or even triple — the batch. It's all but impossible to eat just one.<p><b>MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT'S WALNUT PRALINE SHORTBREAD</b><p>Total time: 35 minutes, plus chilling | Makes about 3 …

My Favorite White Bread Recipe

<i>This is a classic white bread recipe, and so easy! The loaves bake up incredibly tall, soft and fluffy… the perfect white bread!</i>Are you a bread …