Brenda Paton

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Our Most Popular Cake Recipe Gets a Peachy Makeover

<i>Summer starts on June 21st! In honor of all the BBQing, sprinkler-hopping, and ice cream truck-chasing to come, we give you Hello, Summer, a picnic basket full of easy-breezy recipes and tips to help you make the most of every minute this season.</i><p>We met Louisa in the spring of 2011. Well, that’s …

Dessert

26 Dessert Recipes Made in an 8×8 Pan

Indulge away! These desserts are the perfect size for a sweet treat without a ton of tempting leftovers.<p>Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Sauce<p>This recipe …

Dessert

Rhubarb Spice Cake with Lemon Sauce Recipe

"My mother got this recipe back in the 1950's from the minister's wife. It's been a family favorite ever since--even for those who claim to dislike …

Recipes

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

NASA Is About to Deliver Major News on That Dust Storm Raging on Mars

Is this the death of Opportunity?<p>Mars is currently being blasted with a dust storm the likes of which we've rarely seen. And at 1:30 pm EDT (5:30 pm …

Dust Storms

39 Foods That Contain Almost Zero Calories

Calories provide the energy that your body uses during rest, physical activity and digestion.<p>While there is no evidence to support that …

Nutrition

The Best Grilled Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Rub ribs with olive oil, …

BBQ

These 14 women are shattering stereotypes of Africa one photo at a time

Africa is a massive continent that is complex, dynamic, and ever-changing, and yet so often tourists to any part of it sum it up with a few very …

22 Genius Baking Hacks That Will Make Dessert Even Better

Turn a crumpled cake into tasty cake pops!

Dessert

These 6 non-profit hotels give back to their communities

Travelers looking to put their tourism dollars towards a good cause have seemingly ever-increasing opportunities to do so. Eco-tourism opportunities …

35 Old-Fashioned Blueberry Desserts You Should Have in Your Recipe Box

Blue-stained hands down, blueberry desserts are one of the best things about summer. Stash these vintage recipes so you can make the most of all …

Dessert

Why Scandinavia is the most underrated destination for pastry lovers

In recent years, there has been a rising popularity of all things Nordic. We have begun to appreciate the simple, minimalistic, and useful design of …

Child, That’s Good Chocolate Bread Pudding

If bread pudding is mostly bread, it makes sense that the better your bread, the better the pudding. I usually make my bread pudding with challah, …

This Four-Ingredient Topping Will Enhance the Flavor of (Almost) Anything

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.<p>Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to …

Food

The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods, According to Science

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

The 9 most at-risk tourist hotspots and where to go instead

You have saved up for months, maybe even years, to visit one of your bucket-list destinations. You wait patiently for the big day to come. When you …

27 Canadian beaches with the cleanest water

Canadians who are planning to explore their own country this summer might want to check out some of these beaches, which have an international stamp …

Canada

Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

For Tiny Breads, All You Need Is 5 Minutes & Flour

I’m a big believer in the vehicle—an edible one. Much of what I cook is soupy or saucy and relies much more on flavor than it does on structure, shape: A whole mess of chopped vegetables and canned tomatoes or stewed lentils with a smattering of herbs. It’s great, really (usually), but getting it …

Bread

Polish Meat and Potatoes Recipe

"This is an old recipe from my grandmother. 'Good Polish-Slovak food!' She would always say. 'Eat more!'"<p>Ingredients<p>4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 …

Grandby’s Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 325˚F. In a medium bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.<p>Step 2<p>In large bowl, cream butter …

My Great Grandmother’s Cardamom-Coffee Bread, 117 Years Later

Every Christmas Eve day for as long as I can remember, I’ve climbed into the car with my mom and set off to circumnavigate the blustery horn of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, delivering gifts and greetings to loved ones in a ritual we call “the rounds.” The rounds are about tradition, seeing friends and …

11 No-Fuss Party Platters That Will Make Guests Think You Got It Catered

Who doesn’t love a good party? Party prep, on the other hand… can be less of a blast. From cooking countless dishes to mixing pitchers of cocktails …

Healthy Eating

Frozen Nanaimo Pie

Ingredients<p>3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs<br>• 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut<br>• 1/3 cup finely chopped walnut<br>• 1/4 cup cocoa powder<br>• 1/4 cup granulated …

My Granny, a Magic Pie, and the Clothesline

My grandmother was my inspiration for cooking and all things domestic. She instilled in me the importance of cooking good food and the appreciation …

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

Better than Sex Cookies Recipe

"Here is a recipe for some very good cookies. These cookies were once described as 'better than sex' by a platonic female friend."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup …

Hot Onion Dip Recipe

"This is the first thing to be eaten at every party, and it's sinfully easy! If you are not a big onion fan, don't be afraid. Onion is not the …

7 groovy vintage trailer hotels for an offbeat adventure out West

A vintage travel trailer isn’t the most practical of camping vehicles out there, but that doesn’t stop the many folks that haul them around the …

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …