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Melania Trump’s Libel Lawsuit Against Blogger Can Move Forward, Judge Says

Bloggers beware. <b>Melania Trump</b>’s libel lawsuit against a Maryland blogger who alleged that the first lady was involved in a “high-end escort” service …

What Blake Lively Actually Eats in a Day

You'll be jealous you haven't thought of her hack for creamier mac & cheese first.<p>There are people who eat simply because they're hungry, never really giving much thought to what they're eating. Blake Lively is not one of those people. The <i>Shallows</i> star loves to cook—so much so she's taken classes …

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

Recipes

The Best DIY Sushi Recipes to Make if You're Nervous About Raw Fish

The easiest sushi recipes anyone can make.<p>Making sushi at home can be daunting—not just because of the technique, but also because you have to secure …

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 …

The 10 Most Beautiful Historic Homes on the Market

It's like picking a favorite child!<p>One thing is certain: 2015 was a great year for house-peeping. From little stone houses to gigantic Southern mansions to cottages in meadows overseas, our house crushes this year truly spanned the gamut. From the ones we're still saving for to the ones that got …

Teacher arrested for allegedly helping ‘Hannibal Lecter,’ accused mastermind of Calif. jailbreak

By Michael E. Miller<p>Michael E. Miller<p>Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nooshafarin Ravaghi and Hossein Nayeri met behind bars.<p>She was a pretty children’s book author and part-time ESL instructor. He was a winsome inmate, albeit one accused …

Orange County

Salted Caramel Sauce From Scratch

Once again, the idea of making something from scratch is so much more overwhelming than actually doing it. After making this caramel sauce once, I will NEVER BUY STORE-BOUGHT CARAMEL AGAIN. Caramel is my weakness. Caramel is my chocolate, my wine, my whatever. I don't binge-eat it, but if given a …

Recipes

7 Foodie Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Healthy Snacking

We've all been there 3:00 hits, suddenly our lunch has worn off, and we're in need of a snack. Sometimes in the moment we impulsively reach for the worst options, like chips or candy. That's why I've compiled seven of my favorite afternoon snacks easy for prepping ahead of time to help avoid bad …

Hacking

Here's What Happens When You Eat The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

You cry, a lot.<p>The Carolina Reaper, with its world-record 1,569,300 rating on the Scoville heat-measuring scale, is widely regarded as the world's hottest chili pepper. (For reference, a jalapeno maxes out at a rating of 8,000.)<p>It was created by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company, which advises …

9 Delicious Recipes For Hanukkah (Or Any Day Of The Week)

Whether or not you celebrate Hanukkah, you can still enjoy the delicious food that comes with it -- like crispy potato latkes, homemade applesauce and challah french toast.<p>Whether or not you celebrate Hanukkah, you can still enjoy the delicious food that comes with it -- like crispy potato latkes, …

Latkes

11 Brilliant Uses For Leftover Sour Cream

Don't let another tub go bad in your fridge.<p>It happens all too often. We pick up a tub of sour cream at the grocery store to elevate Tuesday taco night to the next level and then find ourselves left with loads of sour cream to use up. It's great and totally worth it -- the only problem is a dollop …

The 29 Biggest Food Bummers That Will Always Bring You Down

Off-brand ketchup should be illegal.<p>We're going to be honest, food is the best part of most of our days. We spend the majority of our time planning our meals and snacks, but sometimes things happen that derail our happiness. We call them food bummers. You know, when your dairy products are expired …

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …