Janice Stembridge

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12 National Parks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful, that it literally leaves you speechless? Well, if you love nature and the great outdoors, you’re sure to …

National Parks

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

Hiking

40 Winter Recipes That Will Distract You From 4:30 Sunsets

Creamy pastas, Flintstone-sized meats, feasts in Dutch ovens—you get the idea.<p><b>Though the weather may not be quite as frightful</b> as we were expecting in some parts of the U.S. (knock wood!), as the season changes from fall to winter, how you cook must change as well. Wintertime calls for hearty …

22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

Crafting

31 Mini Pie Recipes to Try This Fall

They say that good things come in small packages, and when it comes to mini pies, it’s definitely true. Whether sweet or savory, these 31 picks are just perfect for dressing up your appetizer and dessert displays during Thanksgiving, or any upcoming fall gathering. Some of them are even so …

Dessert

There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …

Roads

Halloween Unwrapped: Grown-Up Tricks and Treats

Nothing satisfies like a chocolate-caramel-peanut tart. Don’t let hunger happen to you.

11 Easy Crock-Pot Desserts

You already know your slow cooker is good for stews, chilis and even chicken wings. But turns out, it's also the ultimate appliance for cooking dessert. Here: 11 sweet recipes to get you started.<p><b>Pumpkin Pie</b><p>A pie is a pie even if it's served in a bowl. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Gooey Chocolate Cake</b><p>Idiot-proof!</b> …

20 Salted Desserts That Make Us Want to Break Out the Maldon

Salted caramel and chocolate desserts are here to stay—make one of these and see why.<p><b>Salted desserts have never been more popular</b>, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it bring out other flavors, it's a perfect foil to rich chocolate and sweet caramel. Try these confections and see for yourself.

Dessert

Sewing Patterns for Kids: 300+ Sewing Crafts

<i>September is National Sewing Month.</i> If you’re looking for <b>sewing patterns for kids</b>, we have collected over 300 sewing crafts for children! We have …

OREO Cheesecake Cupcakes! Cookies & Cream Cheese Cake Recipe by Cupcake Addiction

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe<p>These are no bake cookies and cream cheesecake cupcakes. Easy to make and delicious to eat!<p>SUBSCRIBE HERE: …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in June

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best below, then check out the 16 best fashion films on Netflix.<p><b>Movies:</b><p><b>1) The Magdalene Sisters (2002)</b><b>,</b> <b>available June 1</b> <br>In 1960s Ireland, four young women are sent to Magdalene Sisters Asylum for …

Marion Cotillard

6 Blissfully Rich S'mores Desserts to Make in Your Kitchen

S’mores are best known and loved for their role as a campfire treat, but the flavors of this snack are equally sensational when used and enjoyed in …

Sweet and Salty Dessert Recipes

A pinch of salt brings out the sweetness in all types of cookies, candies, cakes, and other irresistible desserts.<p>Sweet and Salty Cake<p>This fantastic three-layer chocolate cake from Baked Bakery in New York City is a delicious example. Co-owner Matt Lewis' recipe is filled and frosted with Whipped …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

5 Best Hiking Backpacks

Hiking is not only great exercise but it is a way to unwind and get away from the madness of the concrete jungle. Depending on how long you hike you …

15 Easy Crock Pot Meals You Can Prep in 20 Minutes or Less

There’s nothing like the slow cooker to make cooking easy, but during the week it can still be rough to get a home-cooked meal on the table. Happily, with only 20 minutes of prep required (or less!), these 15 recipes make crock pot cooking practically effortless. Whether you’re looking for …

Cooking

How to Make Perfect Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

Our favorite dinner party short ribs are so simple, they almost cook themselves.<p>A big pot of red wine-braised short ribs is equally crowd-pleasing at Sunday dinner and at a dinner party for a crowd. We love it because it takes less than an hour to throw together before it braises, makes our homes …

25 Ways to Drink (and Eat!) More Bourbon

Bourbon is great in cocktails, but why stop there? These bourbon recipes are reason enough to always keep a bottle on hand.<p><b>Bourbon is great in cocktails</b> (or just on the rocks)—but why stop there? We like to cook with this sweet, smooth whiskey, too. These 25 recipes, from braised brisket to banana …

Cooking

Plan Your Spring Break: 12 Under-the-Radar Destinations

So what if Europeans get the entire month of August off—spring break is an American birthright. Whether you're toting the kids or fleeing civilization, we've got the trip for you.<p>Try an Island That's Better Than Bali<p><b>Raja Ampat, Indonesia</b><br>It’s hard not to love Bali, with its abundance of surf breaks …

16 hearty crockpot recipes to keep you warm

Slow down, you're not going anywhere for a while.<p>The blizzard outside has you cooped up for a lazy snow day. Whether you're stuck on shovel duty or …

Cooking

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46 Yogurt Recipes for Sweet & Savory Fans

Yogurt goes with just about anything—here are our favorite yogurt recipes, from dips to sauces, breads, and cakes.<p>Yogurt is one of the few foods that lends itself seamlessly to both savory and sweet preparations. In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with any foods that <i>don't</i> go well yogurt. Here …

Tuna Melt

Makes 4 sandwiches<p>In search of a classic tuna melt? This is the best we’ve tried. Palace Diner makes its own pickles, but of course you can start with store-bought.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>bread-and-butter pickles<p>1 English hothouse cucumber, sliced ⅛” thick<p>1 habanero chile or 2 jalapeños, …

Recipes

45 Chickpea Recipes That Aren't Hummus

Chickpeas are for way more than hummus. Here's how we use 'em<p><b>There's a whole chickpea world out there beyond hummus</b>. From crunchy, spicy snacks to main ingredients, chickpeas are one of the best ingredients you can keep in your pantry. In fact, keep a lot.

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids. There are …

Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

This is a new Golden Age for whiskies, spirits whose popularity was long ago eclipsed by tasteless vodkas and white rums. The emergence of single malt Scotches, small batch bourbons, even a resurgence of new ryes, has made it a hot category again--and not a cheap one. Indeed, the price of a lot of …