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Rosemary and Toasted-Caraway Shortbread

Makes 1½ to 2 dozen<p>Though always delicious in its simple, unadulterated state, shortbread is also ripe for innovation, like this slightly savory version with rosemary and toasted-caraway.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces<p>…

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Study shows changing eating behaviors can change how your brain reacts to certain foods<br>• Scientists analyzed study participants' responses to high- and low-calorie food<br>• After weight-loss intervention, group showed less response to high-calorie foods<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It may be possible to rewire …

4 Smart and Easy Braiding Tricks from Stylists

All you need to rock a braid this spring<p>We've all been there: You decide you're going to give yourself an awesome braid, spend 30 minutes attempting, messing up (ugh, that bump!), re-attempting, messing up again (ah, a piece fell out!), and eventually giving up, shaking your hair out and wearing it …

Cocoa Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>…

Oatmeal-Dark Chocolate Chip & Coconut Cookies

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 2 dozen<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>35 minutes<p>Chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with dark chocolate …

Fresh Corn Soup

310<p>1K<p>When I was on book tour last spring, a charming woman brought me a personally signed cookbook that she thought might have once been mine. As …

9 Beautiful Desserts That Are Dangerously Easy To Make

It's a common misconception that desserts are difficult to make. Along with baking -- which can at times be stressful -- people assume that desserts should be left in the hands of professional pastry chefs. This is not true, folks. Some desserts are so easy to make, they're downright dangerous.<p>We …