Caroline

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Cumin-Lime Roasted Chickpeas Is a Crunchy Fiber-Packed Snack

Preparation<p>Pre-heat oven to 400 F.<br>• Rinse and drain chickpeas and blot with a paper towel to remove all moisture. Don’t skip this step or your …

Chickpeas

How One Woman Minimized Her Spending for a Year (and What She Gained in Return)

It's clear from looking at the popularity of lifestyle trends like Danish <i>hygge</i>, Japanese <i>ikigai</i>, Swedish <i>lagom</i>, and Scottish <i>còsagach</i> that people are seeking ways to put the brakes on their hectic, overrun, overcommitted lives to slow down and appreciate the simpler things.<p>That's the situation …

an easier way to make cookies

Pretty much everything terrible about making cookies comes down to one thing: deciding you want a cookie and realizing that the expanse between now …

Dessert

How to get pie crust to brown on the bottom - Flourish

With pie-baking season in full swing, now’s the time to examine one of the most common issues we hear about on our Baker’s Hotline: how to get pie …

THE SLOW COOKER PINEAPPLE CHICKEN THAT YOU’LL NEVER STOP EATING

<i>Ingredients:</i><p>– 1 cup pineapple juice<p>– 1/2 cup chicken broth<p>– 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed<p>– 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce<p>– 3 cloves garlic, …

The Secret You May Be Missing for Gorgeously-Iced Christmas Cookies

<i>This article originally appeared on MyRecipes</i><p>You know those oh-so-perfectly iced sugar cookies that you (supposedly) can only find at bakeries, with …

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Is Like a Warm Hug

There are some dishes that just evoke coziness — mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and this creamy chicken soup. Made in the slow cooker, with help …

Cooking

How to get the right frosting consistency

April 7, 2017<p>posted by <i>Lindsay</i><p>Having the right frosting consistency can be crucial to the success of your cake or cupcakes. Too thin and your cake and …

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online

McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity. If you were into sewing, or simply spent time as a child rummaging through patterns with your mother at the fabric store, these names will bring on a wave of nostalgia. And now, thanks to a fantastic online collection of vintage sewing patterns, it's time to dust of …

I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being bored

As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining stories that I later wrote into my tattered journals.<p>This tendency toward unscheduled …

Creativity

Blog

lobster and potato salad

One of the aspects of my personality that I should probably be less proud to admit to is that I can be a tad bit lazy. I often consider doing <i>many</i> …

Prayer really is a solution to all our problems — physical or spiritual

Recently, I was in a conversation about faith and prayers with one of my friends. We both have been through some trying times where our prayers and …

We Tried All The Calming Teas. Here Are The Ones That Actually Eliminated Our Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my adult life. For the most part, I try to avoid medication (every person is individual, and I find it’s not …

Alternative Medicine

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Mark 11:22-25]-April 7, 2017

Scripture Reading(s)Mark 11:22-2522 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up …

Faith

The Case for Christ: What's the evidence for the resurrection?

In 1998, Lee Strobel, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a graduate of Yale Law School, published “The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal …

Why I am bullish on Christianity (yes, you read that correctly)

When atheists claim there is no evidence for Christianity, I disagree.<p>When liberal theologians assert there are many paths to heaven, I object.<p>When young people say God isn’t relevant in the 21st century, I beg to differ.<p>When analysts predict the decline of the evangelical church, I roll my …

Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes

<i>Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes-light and fluffy pancakes with a hint of orange and dotted with chocolate chips!</i><p>Tuesday was National Pancake …

Breakfast

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts | Recipes

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray 2 doughnut pans well (with baking spray with flour).<p>Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking …

7 Exceptional Books to Read in Times of Grief

<b>FICTION</b><p>A satisfyingly sprawling tome about a married pair of New York City artists whose children die in a bus accident, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s <i>Disturbances in the Field</i> captures the unhappy specificity of grief with a cultural stenographer’s unflinching eye – and wonderful descriptions of food, …

Books

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

European Travel

America's Test Kitchen on the simplicity of sourdough starters

Photo: America's Test Kitchen<p>Step into the home kitchen of Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen for a lesson on sourdough starters. In this …

Bread

15 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live in the Present Moment

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

Meditation

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

When The World Feels Upside Down, Give This Meditation A Try

Have you ever had your world turned upside down? Have you ever questioned everything you thought to be true? It's a scary place to be, isn't it? When …

As Though I Had Wings: 20 Mary Oliver Quotes to Live By

Words: Natalie Skeith<br>Photo credit: Rafal Szkudlarek<p><b>I was that odd, artsy girl in high school who sat cross-legged in the poetry section of Barnes and</b> …

The Arts

5 Reasons to Meditate

Yes, it’s a strange thing to do — just sit there and do basically nothing. Yet the simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to …

How 8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change Your Brain for the Better

You don't need to practice mindfulness meditation for years to see benefits.<p>For years, many entrepreneurs have been relentlessly touting the benefits of mindfulness meditation, from a younger brain to better decision-making. So why haven't you started yet?<p>Is it because you think it would be hard to …