Brenda Dixon

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Cheap flights: Best day to book, top sites and insider secrets

There are plenty of ideas out there to make long-range travel cheaper and faster, such as Elon Musk's Hyperloop and supersonic airliners. But until they actually arrive, we're stuck with regular air travel, which can take all day and put a serious dent in your bank account. I can't do anything …

The Best Vegan and Dairy-Free Wedding Cake Bakeries In Los Angeles

These days it's not uncommon for a bride or her guests to have special dietary needs — and when it comes to cakes and other sweet treats, you shouldn't have to sacrifice style or taste (much less carbs!) on your big day. There are many places that offer a variety of dairy-free and vegan options, so …

Gluten-Free

Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice

The first thing in the Bible even remotely resembling today’s dating scene might be the marriage between Isaac and Rebekah. Lots of people were …

Relationships

She bakes cakes fit for a queen. Now commoners can afford her treats, too.

By Becky Krystal<p>, Reporter<p>At Maggie Austin Cake, there is no such thing as instant gratification.<p>Cake artist Maggie Austin LaBaugh spends months designing the elaborate wedding centerpieces that have earned her worldwide fame. It takes several more months to craft the delicate decorations — …

Dessert

9 Things That Bore Your Wedding Guests to Death

You can't please everyone! When it comes to weddings especially, this statement couldn't be truer. No matter how hard you try or what precautions you take, there are bound to be a few yawn inducing moments in every big day (yes, even at the best of them).<p>So what tends to bore guests to tears then? …

Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of …

Teaching

You’ll Never Believe How Affordable This VS Angel’s Wedding Was

If there was a day to feel gorg, surrounded by friends and family, that day could totally be your wedding day. Some shell out serious money for hair and makeup trials while others will DIY it. Let’s not mention the Pinterests boards covered with hundreds of wedding dress ideas (guilty, so guilty). …

Weddings

Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Furniture

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Dessert

Holiday Gift Books on Food

I love the sound of the word "hodge-podge," so here's mine for an array of possible holiday gift books.<p><b>The Pizza Bible</b> by Tony Gemignani ($29.99)--Worn out by pronouncements of know-it-all food mavens who have turned pizza into an overheated debate as to what is and what is not pizza, which …

7 Wintry Dinner Recipes Great for December

These simple dinner recipes incorporate winter flavors into your weeknight favorites: chili, salads, and chicken.<p><b>We know you're always looking for inspiration when it comes to dinner recipes.</b> This month we feature a bracing chili that will leave you with lunch leftovers, a versatile parm broth, and …

Every Way You Can Make Hot Chocolate

With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, we have finally moved into hot chocolate season. But don't think that means you have to give up your beloved fall pumpkin spice lattes in exchange for this warm, chocolatey beverage. Instead, winter's arrival means that you can start drinking <i>pumpkin spice</i> …

Step-by-Step: Nutty, Sweet-Tart Raspberry Linzer Cookies

GalleryStep-by-Step: Nutty, Sweet-Tart Raspberry Linzer Cookies<p>There are some things that have clearly established histories, and some that are more hidden. I, for example, long believed that the ancestry on my father's father's side was German. But any time I told a German person that my last name …

How To Make Lemongrass Tea, Your New Favorite Drink This Winter

When it's cold and grey, there's nothing like a hot cup of tea to warm you up. Unlike hot chocolate, which could be a little too decadent to drink all day long, or coffee, which might keep you up for hours, tea is the beverage you can drink in unlimited quantities in the winter. If you drink as …

27 Baking Must-Haves for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! That means it’s time to pull out the Christmas sweaters, start decorating the tree and of course, start baking mountains of yummy cookies and scrumptious treats. As all the best chefs know, a cook is only as good as her mixing spoon (or something like that!), so read on …

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Vegan Christmas Feast

Mouthwatering vegan Christmas recipes, exclusively curated by Jamie Oliver for BuzzFeed Life.

29 Techy Gadgets and Gifts for Foodies

With 3D printed foods and meals that you just add water to, it’s pretty clear we’ve made it to the future. It’s time to smartify our kitchens and bring them up to date, too. Here are 29 gadgets for the tech-savvy chefs in your life. These kitchen tools are sure to capture any foodie’s heart (and …

6 Ways to Use Leftover Meatballs

Here are six ways to transform leftover meatballs into a new meal.<p>It’s hard to imagine having any leftover meatballs. But if you do, here are six …

5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up

<b>1. White Chicken Chili</b><p>I've tried many white chicken chili recipes over the years, but none as satisfying as this one. The best part is that it's made with a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a one-pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken & Matzo Ball …

Cooking