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13 Pretty Easter Cookie Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Candy

Hardboiled eggs and jelly beans — it must be Easter! Sure, you can obsess over the Easter meal (which one of these gluten-free and Paleo-friendly brunch recipes to choose from?), but for our money, Easter sweets are where the party’s at. You can decorate elaborate Easter eggs, sure, even the <i>galaxy</i> …

The Best Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the greatest food holiday of the year. Of course, the game is important, but the food is crucial. It’s the one day of the year when not only is it allowed, but it’s in fact encouraged, to consume all of the best gameday foods in existence. Sliders, cheesy dips, …

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Best Ever Potatoes au Gratin

Fact: Mashed doesn't have to be your default when it comes to potato side dishes. Take this recipe for potatoes au gratin. You know, the version where slices of spuds are smothered in a cream sauce and plenty of cheese? It's rich and comforting--plus, it can be assembled ahead of time and held in …

Taco Potatoes - Life In The Lofthouse

Ingredients<p>4 - 6 medium Russet potatoes<br>• 1 pound lean ground beef<br>• 1 (1 oz.) packet Taco seasoning<p>TOPPINGS<p>shredded lettuce<br>• cheddar cheese<br>• sour …

15 easy DIY ideas to make your home more special

We've all got a crafty DIY side to us. If only we could think of some fun and easy home improvement projects to complete in order to zing up our …

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Workouts

27 Tasty Crock Pot Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

Cooked slowly; eaten quickly.

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

The Workout That Will Literally Lift Your Butt

Wave those glutes in the air.<p>Your glutes are designed to be the largest, most powerful muscle group in your entire body. And when all of your booty muscles are strong and metabolically active, you’ll have more power for your workouts, increased support for your hips and spine, and improved strength …

Lunch and Dinner Ideas for Your Next Meal Prep

Sometimes the hardest part of meal prep is figuring out what to make for each meal. When you’ve been meal prepping for a while, the same old chicken …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata— and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of</b> …

Exercise

Bourbon Maple Glazed Chicken Wings

These are sticky. These are messy. These are the best darn chicken wings I’ve ever had. As in keep them away from me or I’ll eat them all. As in …

16 Game Day Wing Recipes We Love

Gallery16 Game Day Wing Recipes We Love<p>Every team has a mascot. But what about the mascot of the Superbowl itself? We're pretty sure it would be the chicken wing. Like Bubba Gump's shrimp, we've got all kinds. Fried wings, baked wings, grilled wings—you name it, and we'll show you how to make it. …

50 Best Super Bowl Recipes

Get ready for some football! Try any of these recipes to make the biggest game day of the year the most delicious.

6 cholesterol-lowering foods you didn't know about

Certain foods have been shown to decrease heart disease risk by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raising HDL (good) cholesterol. And while you probably know about the cholesterol-busting powers of fish, oatmeal, red wine, beans, and olive oil, if you’re looking for something new to keep …

Here's How $25 At Trader Joe's Makes a Week's Worth of Dinners

Takeout is lame.<p>Just because you can't splurge on expensive meals, doesn't mean that you should compromise and sink to the levels of fast food. Oh, no, you are <i>so</i> much better than that.<p>Luckily for y'all, Spoon University has created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap, and takes the guess work …

17 Completely Awesome Party Ideas For Kids (Or Adults)

Doughnuts, dinosaurs, gnomes: these ideas are so delightful you'll want to use them for your *own* birthday party.

6 Unhealthy "Healthy" Foods to Avoid in Your Healthy New Year

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

5 Ways to Finally Lose Your Spare Tire—and Keep It Off For Good

Find out why you’re having such a difficult time keeping off weight—and the simple techniques that will transform your body forever<p>I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports …

10 Fitness Journeys on Instagram That You Need to Follow

If you’re looking for fitness inspiration that’s raw, real and ready to go, look no further than Instagram. There’s a treasure trove of serious feel-good stories under hashtags such as #healthyliving or #100poundsdown. Check out these 10 ladies making their way through their weight loss journeys …

How to Eat Healthy on a Low Budget

When it comes to healthy eating, it often means a serious dent in your bank account. From the daily $10+ cold-pressed juices to the $500+ week-long detox meal plan, staying slim on a budget is harder than it sounds. Here, 6 food tips to stay healthy and save money.<p><b>1) Buy the Basics:</b> Grocery …

Healthy Eating

14 Dollar Store Buys That Can Organize Your Entire Home

Ruby Rose's Workout Photos Are Giving Us Serious Fitspo

Ruby Rose has been hitting the gym—hard. The <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> actress has been blowing up our Instagram feeds recently with photographic (and …

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Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

This post contains affiliate links to products & resources that you’ll hopefully find helpful!<p>Imagine coming home after work to this Cheesy Crock Pot …

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19 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

Recipes For Day 13 of Our Clean-Eating Plan

Breakfast: Almond Butter "Quesadilla"<p>Almond Butter Pear Breakfast Quesadilla<p>C&J Nutrition<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<br>• 1 (8-10") sprouted grain tortilla<br>• 1 medium pear, sliced<br>• 2 teaspoons dried cranberries<br>• 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil<p>Directions<p>Spread almond butter evenly over the tortilla. Arrange …