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The Royals renewed for season 3 on E!

There’s a lot more regal dramatics coming your way — E! announced Tuesday that its first original scripted drama, <i>The Royals,</i> has been picked up for a …

Naughty Hot Chocolate Is the Only Hot Chocolate You Should Be Drinking

Cheers.<p>I don't totally trust people who don't like boozy hot chocolate (unless, of course, you choose not to imbibe, in which case, more power to ya). But for the rest of us boozehounds, it doesn't get much better than sipping warm hot chocolate with a little bourbon, vodka, or rum...until you're …

Infographic: The most outdated laws in the world

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN’T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE LACK OF SUN IN SWEDEN? It’s illegal. So is not wearing a bra in an air-conditioned building in …

2015's Best, Worst and Craziest in Burgers

Another year, another unbelievable assortment of burgers. Are we running out of new burger ideas? Well, BurgerBusiness.com featured more than 600 different builds just in the Burger of the Month specials roundups this year. I like to say there are no bad burgers, but here are some of the more- and …

Brownies, Blondies and More: 7 Outrageously Good Bar Cookies

Easy to make, and even easier to eat, bar cookies make perfect party desserts. From Millionaire's Shortbread to boozy Cheesecake Brownies, these bars will blow your taste buds away. Happy Holidays!<p><b>1. Millionaire's Shortbread</b><p>Known as Millionaire's Shortbread, presumably because they are so rich, …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Why you should sweeten your tea with jam

Two years ago, the country went mad for the paleo diet-inspired trend of adding a pat of grass-fed butter to a cup of coffee. The latest surprising combination: hot tea with fruity jam.<p>It actually makes total sense: Jam brings out the natural flavors of tea, without overwhelming it with sweetness, …

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Quick and Easy Vegan Cocktail Menus That Will Charm Even Meat-Eating Guests

<i>by guest blogger Gillian Francella, multimedia journalist and converted vegan/vegetarian</i><p>Winter chills and holiday cheer are a few of my favorite things about December. Oh, and all the glorious food! But one thing about being vegan during the holidays is that sometimes you feel a little …

Vegan Eggnog Does Indeed Exist. Here's The Recipe.

Everyone will love it.<p>Eggnog is a holiday classic, no doubt. While we crave it this time of year, this dense beverage has the tendency to make us feel a little queasy after a few sips -- aside from all the booze added to it, it's probably because of all the raw egg yolk in its base. And then …

Great Gifts for Cocktail Lovers

Have a cocktail lover or aspiring mixologist to shop for this holiday season? We have a bunch of ideas for booze-related gifts for you. Below, you'll find some of our favorite tools and resources for the drink-maker in your life, perfect for the established bartender or the newbie who's just …

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Bakeries You Absolutely Need to Know About

Want to know who doles out the best buttery, sugary creations in cities across North America? Of course you do — because these last few months of 2016 are going to be all about as many cakes, cookies, breads, and Sriracaha croissants as you can handle. You'll be running into sweet treats at cookie …

Are Room Temperature Cocktails a Trend Worth Exploring?

Drinks served without ice are quietly reappearing at some cocktail bars. But is there a compelling reason for them to exist?<p>For example, Jim Kearns—bar director of New York's The Happiest Hour and subterranean bar within a bar Slowly Shirley—has devoted an entire category of room temperature …

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12 Mistakes To Avoid When Baking Your Thanksgiving Pie

Perfection is within your reach.<p>The golden rule in pie baking is "make it cold, bake it hot." If this makes sense to you and it's a motto you follow, great. You're well on your way to baking -- and eating -- beautiful pies this Thanksgiving. (Especially if you have all these pie recipes at the …

Tips for Perfect Pairings and More

Here are more great tips for whiskey pairings and craft cocktail recipes.<p>Food & Wine<p>Following the Scent of an Excellent Whisky<p>Perfect Pairings: Fall …

9 Hot and Sour Soup Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Hot and sour soup is a beloved Chinese takeout staple, but it's easy to make at home and the results are extra-delicious. Here, nine amazing versions …

8 Updated Takes on Carrot Cake

If you love a classic carrot cake, then you’ll adore these recipes.<p><b>1. With cocoa.</b> Baked in a loaf, this carrot cake is made extra delicious with the …

What Is Hasty Pudding?

Looking for something a little different to serve at Thanksgiving this year? Few recipes are as closely tied to New England's colonial history as hasty pudding. Although its roots reach back to Europe, this grain-based dessert began evolving into a uniquely American staple when North American …

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This 15-Minute Pumpkin Soup Recipe Is A Dinnertime Hero

Bow down to the bowl.<p>It's <i>hard</i> to get your act together during the week to put a home-cooked dinner on the table. We're no strangers to that struggle. No matter how skilled (or not) you might be in the kitchen, energy is running low at the end of the workday. That's why we all need super easy, super …

Xiaomi Takes On Jawbone And Fitbit With $16 Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Band

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer, has continued its wearable tech assault with the launch of the Mi Band 1S – a low cost fitness tracker that boasts optical heart rate monitoring technology.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S has been made official by the Beijing-based company, with the …

Guinness’ Fish Bladders and 4 Other Animal Secrets in Your Food

For those who treat a thick, creamy pint of Guinness as a meal, it will come as no surprise to learn that the famed Irish stout contains more than just hops.<p>For the past two centuries years, an obscure bit of fish product has been hiding in Guinness. Isinglass is a gelatin derived of fish bladders, …

A New Scottish Gin Hits the Right Classic Notes

The best new gin for gin purists is now available in the U.S.<p>I don’t remember the brand of the first gin I ever tasted. I was sixteen and it was in a …

17 Classic Italian Street Foods That Everyone Should Try Once

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs<p>It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy <i>carbonara</i> to melt-in-your-mouth <i>burrata</i>, Italian fare boasts some of the most drool-worthy dishes to ever grace our dinner tables (and our stomachs). Try as we might to …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

How to Dehydrate Fruit in the Microwave (Yes, That's Right)

I am about to encourage you to use your microwave for a lot longer than you ever have before—and about 30 minutes beyond your comfort zone.<p>But hear me out.<p>Instead of buying a fancy fruit dehydrator or spending all of your money on the packages of unsweetened dried mango from Trader Joe's (don't …

Angelina Jolie Pitt Admits She Was Nervous to Film Nude Scenes in By the Sea

Angelina Jolie Pitt may be one of Hollywood’s most gorgeous women, but even she had her hesitations when it came time to strip down in her upcoming …

The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving

Pinot Noir is the iconic Thanksgiving wine. Here are three types to make everyone happy.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake desserts, and more in our Thanksgiving 2015 guide.</i><p>Over the years I’ve declared …

Enya on her new album, living in a castle and the international appeal of her music

<b>Upon meeting Enya it is almost a shock to hear her speak with one voice.</b><p>On record, she is eternally a choir - with hundreds of cascading, ethereal harmonies recorded painstakingly over months in the studio.<p>But perched neatly on a sofa in London's Dorchester Hotel, Enya is softly-spoken and …

14 Hot Breakfasts to Make with Your Extra Hour

Did you remember to turn back your clocks this weekend? If so, you probably woke up this morning feeling well-rested thanks to that extra Daylight Saving Time hour of sleep—and surprised to see how bright it was. Or maybe you woke up at your normal, pre-Daylight Saving Time hour and realized you …

Don't Sniff the Cork (& 5 Other Rules for Drinking Wine at a Restaurant)

Yesterday, I outlined the rules I follow when drinking wine in general (be it at a friend's house or at a restaurant). Today, I'm elaborating on wine etiquette in restaurants specifically.<p>Here are the principles I try to stick by:<p><b>Don’t compulsorily order the second cheapest wine on the menu</b>. I …