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11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

5 Fun DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

Fall has been the season of celebrations. I've been crafting more cards and wrap than usual, which means extra fun for me. Here are five gift wrap …

Six Fall Desserts That Celebrate the Season

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Warm up your kitchen with the sweet smells of sugar and butter this fall -- it's time to start baking again.</i><p>Now that it's …

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19 Banana Recipes for Breakfast and (Mostly) Dessert

Bananas are good for so much more than banana bread (which we also love). Here's what to do with them.<p><b>We love a good banana bread</b>, but sometimes we forget about all the <i>other</i> great recipes derived from this humble fruit. No more. Check out these 19 banana recipes—which run the gamut from breads to …

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16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

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10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

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All The Recipes You Need To Cook (And Eat) This Fall

Eating season has arrived.<p>Yes, it's true, summer has come to an end. But don't freak out because it's actually kind of a good thing. Sure, it's sad to say goodbye to the grill outs, summer berries and all that ice cream. But fall means apple pie a la mode, big bowls of soup and <i>so much pasta</i>. Guys, …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

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Carrot Cake Recipes That Make Every Other Cake Bow Down

Carrots shine when they're mixed with sugar.<p>In the world of cake, there are many great options. Flourless chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, the list goes on and on. And then, there's carrot -- the only cake that uses a vegetable as its main ingredient and proudly tells the world about it. This cake …

How to Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According to Science

Cookie Monster’s got nothing on Brit + Co when it comes to wolfing down the chocolate chips. We <i>always</i> wan’ cookie — and we’re always looking for the very best recipe for this most classic of sweet treats. Preheat your ovens, people, because OZY‘s got a slew of expert tips from around the web to …

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