Jessica Colbert

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16 Glorious Samoa Recipes To Make Life Taste Like A Girl Scout Cookie

There's no denying the allure of Girl Scout Cookies. Every time the season comes around, our healthy eating rituals get tossed aside for a box of cookies. Whether Thin Mints have your heart, or if you pledge allegiance to the Tagalong, it's generally agreed upon by all that there's something truly …

Favorite Pound Cake Recipes

<b>Pound cake gets its name from a traditional recipe that includes a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Check out our collection of recipes -- from the classic vanilla to ones spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, flavored with berries, and yes we have several super chocolatey loaves here.</b>

Dessert

6 Ways To Cut Your Electric Bill During The Holidays

Show off your festive spirit without burning through your budget<p>From the tree lights to your outdoor holiday decorations, all that festive fun is certainly easy on the eyes, but it can do a number on your budget. Light up the right way to give yourself the gift of an affordable electric bill. Keep …

12 Quirky Houses Built Purely Out of Spite

See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level.<p>See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Goodies to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

Dessert

6 Incredible Ways To Wrap Your Gifts

How to gift wrap with style.<p>We tapped some of our favorite designers to show us how to gift wrap with style.

10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.

7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

5 Secrets to Better Cake Decorating

7 smartphone photography tips & tricks

YouTube

Have $1? You Could Have A New Home

... but let's just say it'll be a fixer-upper.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>You can be a homeowner for as little as one dollar. Sound too good to be true? Well it is, kind of. The city of Buffalo, New York is putting old, abandoned homes on the market for just a buck—but the cost of repairs could equal the …

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 15, 2014 93<p>Let’s make these a thing.<p>The ultimate trashy snack. Chips in cookies!<p>And …

S'Mores Cookie Cups Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 801

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6 Nontraditional Pie Crusts + What to Fill Them With

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: If</i> …

Baking

Panzanella

I made Panzanella this week for a segment on a future Food Network episode, and I was reminded once again just how much I love and adore it. In a …

23 Best Wedding Apps—Including a Digital Wedding Planner

Before you can make your way down the aisle, you'll have a bit of planning to do. (Biggest understatement ever, right?) It’s a big task, but there …

Weddings

8 Steps to Crafting Your Wedding Hashtag

Unless you're having an unplugged wedding, we're betting that shortly after getting engaged, you started thinking of the perfect wedding hashtag. We …

Changing Your Name? 5 Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

If you're one of the 80% of couples who have decided to change your name after the wedding, this is for you. To help demystify the process we asked …

5 Ways To Refine Rustic Wedding Reception Tables

Forget preciously perfect details on your reception tables and opt for a balance of natural, stylishly well-worn decor and florals. Just follow the …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

June 23, 2014<p>I’ve been on a little bit of a cheesecake kick the past week or so.<p>It started with these Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars that I made …

Dessert

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 166<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

Spicy Dr Pepper Ribs

I don’t make ribs very often, because when I eat ribs I feel like a cavewoman.<p>And you know what? I love eating ribs for that very reason. Sometimes …

Cowboy Quiche

<i>“Real cowboys eat quiche.”</i> —Aristotle<p>Oh, do I love this quiche. I included it in my second cookbook and is similar to the quiche I posted here back …

Recipes

Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast

I have a million baked French toast recipes in my arsenal (there are three in my upcoming cookbook!) because I think there’s nothing easier on a busy …

Breakfast

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

We all know about the original cinnamon rolls. My mom made them my whole life, I’ve made them my whole life, and they are hands-down the best …

Dessert

Freezer Cooking!

Tomorrow’s Food Network episode is one of my favorites so far, for a couple of reasons. One, it chronicles the last day of a week of freezer cooking …

Cooking