Jodi Barker

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Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

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Why dieting for just one day -- or just one meal -- changes everything

Your health should be a priority every day of the week, but that's easier said than done.<p>Inspired by Meatless Mondays, the nationwide push for (very) part-time vegetarianism, we asked three Los Angeles-area nutritionists to share their suggestions about what to quit — or take up –— once a …

20 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Yes, for real.<p>First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

4 Things You Aren’t Doing With Your Sheet Pan (Yet!)

When in doubt, pull a sheet pan out.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>You'd never attempt to bake cookies or roast veggies without first grabbing your trusty …

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20 Chefs to Follow on Instagram

The original foodies.<p>With the rise of viral foods, food blogs and #foodporn posts, it's easy to get carried away by photogenic (not to mention delicious) meals and overlook the people who created them. But chefs are just as cool as the latest food Instagrammer you follow, and here are 20 accounts …

Cherry Bomb Chicken Recipe

"Thanks to the magic of brining, this really will almost guarantee a juicy, tasty piece of chicken."<p>Ingredients<p>1 quart cold water<p>1/3 cup kosher …

5 Kettlebell Exercises for Runners - Women's Running

Kettlebells can be intimidating. They look heavy and the exercises are odd. But here’s a little secret—they’re actually easier to lift than dumbbells …

Strength Training: Kettlebell Core Exercises - Women's Running

This funny-looking iron weight may seem intimidating—but a kettlebell is your best friend when it comes to tight, toned abs. That’s because core …

Why lifting is the new running for the over-40s

Six months ago I was having a middle aged meltdown. Juggling too many professional projects I wasn’t sleeping properly and lacked focus during the day. I felt weak and old and emotionally fragile - anything from a broken plate to a bank statement seemed to overwhelm me with panic. The treadmill …

8 Foods I Always Have in My Pantry

Wondering what I keep in my pantry? Wonder no more.<p>These are my Top 8 foods that are a must-have for every kitchen- including yours.<p>Rest assured, the following choices will serve you well.<p><b>1. Slow Cook Old Fashioned Oatmeal</b><p>Stuck for breakfast ideas? Oatmeal is ideal! (not the instant kind)<p>I make …

The Top 10 Most-Visited National Parks

If someone tells you to take a hike, head directly to Montana’s Glacier National Park where 700 miles of trails wind through the forest-covered …

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National Nutrition Month: 5 easy ways to improve your health

March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and dedicated to helping Americans eat more healthfully. This year’s theme is “Savor the flavor of eating right.” Use this month to focus on your health and eating habits and develop healthful habits that will …

Why Death Valley is a Bucket List Essential

10 Reasons Not to Miss Death Valley<p>Forget those stereotypes of a haggard straggler crawling across the desert thirsting for water. It's true Death Valley has its extreme seasons, during the summer temperatures hover around 120 degrees. But for several months each year the lowest basin in North …

7 Tough Love Workouts to Tone Your Whole Bod

Sure, we love to learn exercises that focus on an isolated area, like arm toning or quick core workouts. But sometimes you just want to cover all your bases with a workout that has you feeling a full-body burn. So grab your home gym essentials, throw on your fave colorful workout essentials and get …

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Road Trip Guide: 5 Days on the Dark Side of California

It is time to start planning your summer getaway. Whether you are traveling with kids or going on an adults only getaway, <b>consider a classic American</b> …