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Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

Landscape Photography

Make Malfatti: Fluffy Ricotta Dumplings That Are So Much Easier Than Gnocchi

Little pillows of ricotta, Parmesan, flour, and egg. That’s it!<p>One of my favorite locations is in bed, asleep, which is why these ricotta dumplings shaped like tiny, freshly plumped pillows were calling to me. <i>Malfatti</i> translates to “badly made,” which calls to me even more. In this recipe from …

Ricotta

Make These Chicken Parm Meatballs In Your Slow Cooker

Want the cheesy, tomato-y goodness of chicken Parmesan without all the breading and frying? With the help of ground chicken and the slow cooker, you …

Food

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

Chickpeas

Meal Prep These Slow Cooker Recipes for Leftovers All Week

One of my favorite meal planning and prep strategies right now is to front-load the early days of the week with dinners that make lots of leftovers …

Cooking

Upside-down Caramelized Banana Cake Recipe - Jamie's Feast

This upside-down caramelized banana caramel cake is so simple and easy to prepare! Plus, rich, moist and delicious! If you are a fan of banana …

Dessert

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies | America's Test Kitchen

Technique<p>Measure It Right<p>Even a tablespoon too much or too little flour can have an impact on cookies. Here's how to measure accurately.<p><b>PREFERRED:</b> …

Dessert

Your Plan for 5 Easy Dinners with Help from the Slow Cooker

When you have a hectic week on your calendar, do you properly batten down the hatches when it comes to meal plans or do you let your planning go a …

Cooking

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert
Gardening

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy brownies. She’s the face of the popular …

Dessert

THE ULTIMATE EUROPE HIKING TRAILS BUCKET LIST

Ever since I walked the Overland Track in Tasmania and the “W” track in Patagonia in the same year, I’ve been thinking a lot more about hikes I need …

Hiking

Mama's Deeply Chocolate Cake

Rich, moist, chocolatey, and really yummy! That’s my mama’s favorite dessert that she usually prepares for holidays and other special occasions. …

Dessert

2-ingredient Moist Chocolate Cake (Top-Rated Baked Dessert)

This delicious moist chocolate cake is the best chocolate baking dessert in its category! Simple and easy, you can prepare this treat anytime because …

Dessert

Photography Gear That Can Totally Change Your Landscape Photography

When it comes to taking breathtaking landscape photos like the one above, there are many different factors involved.<p>The lighting is key, the …

Landscape Photography

Wealthy shoppers are going crazy over this jacket that costs $90 on Amazon — and it should terrify Canada Goose

The Canada Goose parka has become the uniform of wealthy shoppers looking to survive a New York winter, but now there's a new kid on the block.<p>A winter coat that costs $89.99 on Amazon is making the rounds among some of the city's most stylish dressers and cropping up in New York's notoriously …

Shopping

Hotshot’s 2018 PCT Gear List

We have all seen the YouTube videos and all scrutinized countless gear lists. You all know how this works. Let’s add one more to the pile and get …

Backpacking

The #1 Pro Landscape Photography Tip for Amazing Photos

<i>Image Credit: Daniel Schuhmacher</i><p>Ask any landscape photographer what their number one tool is for capturing amazing landscape photos, and most are …

Landscape Photography

Sam's Famous Carrot Cake Recipe

"My Grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. Everyone who knew him, knows of his famous carrot cake. He would always have some available for …

Dessert

Tina's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"This cookie is incredible. It's so rich and tasty. I cannot tell how many times I get asked for this recipe. Everyone loves it and it's easy to …

Dessert

A shaded hike in La Cañada Flintridge that's perfect on a hot, sunny L.A. day

This short, steep loop in La Cañada Flintridge is more of a hike than a walk. But the hard work earns magnificent views. Largely shaded during the afternoon, this is a good hot-day route. But the slippery surfaces require sturdy legs and good shoes, and make this a dry-weather walk only.<p><b>Find more</b> …

These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

Workouts

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Chocolate hummus is easy to make (and enjoy) at home.<p>Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a …

Dessert

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then this recipe is perfect for you! This chocolate peanut butter pie is so rich, creamy, …

Dessert

If You Want to Get a Stronger Core, Do This Kettlebell Workout ASAP

Doing the same thing at the gym day-in and day-out can certainly get mundane. One easy way to mix things up in your fitness routine? Reaching for a kettlebell. Sure, they may look a little odd, but the bell-shaped fitness tool can help scorch calories and tone all over. One University of …

Workouts

A Flatbread Recipe for People Who Think They Can't Bake Bread

By Emma Wartzman<p>I'll probably never make a loaf of sourdough, but I make these yogurt flatbreads almost every week.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flatbread recipe that editorial web assistant Emma Wartzman</i> …

Bread