Karen Konráðsdóttir

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Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I go a little bit crazy over a certain orange squash. Yes, it’s true. I’m totally nuts about pumpkin. Every fall I bake like pumpkin is …

5 Stunning Debut Novels To Add To Your To-Read Pile

A writer's debut is her crucial first chance to introduce her style and themes to a potential readership -- a task that undoubtedly results in absurd amounts of pressure. (A lukewarm review of David Foster Wallace's debut led to several agonizing days holed up in his bedroom.) A critical flop may …

12 Midnight Snacks

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>It's the perfect fall evening: You cook dinner, make cocktails with friends, and wind down by browsing some new cookbooks. Next thing you know, three …

Recipes

Classic Chocolate Mousse

Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, room temperature<p>3 …

Dessert

13 Nostalgic Childhood Foods for Grown-Ups

Here are 13 recipes inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood foods.<p>Remember being a kid? All you needed to be happy was a gooey grilled cheese …

15 Books From Great Comedians While We're Laughing Through The Tears

It has been a tough summer for comedy fans, as we lost some legendary talents. The recent passing of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers got us thinking about great comedians, and we've assembled a reading list from some of the best in the business.<p><b>Murder at the Academy Awards, Joan Rivers</b> Can we talk? …

Entertainment

11 After-School (or After-Work) Snacks

When you really think about it, the average meal times are sort of flawed. Lunch follows breakfast in a timely fashion (usually), but then dinner is often six hours away from lunch -- and those hours tend to drag on. It's important to keep yourself fed in between, or you risk making a terrible …

Healthy Eating
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9 Bestsellers You Didn't Know You Would Like

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>Because it’s sold so many copies, a bestselling book appeals to many readers. But not all. Maybe you don’t want to read a book about a man who “lacked a striking personality, or any qualities that made him stand out,” as is the case with <i>Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His</i> …

Books

Try these 3 Joy Bauer-approved desserts under 200 calories

<i>Looking for frozen treats that taste too good to be healthy? Check out these three delicious desserts, which</i> <i>are sure to please both</i> <i>you</i> <i>and</i> <i>your kids. Each one is under 170 calories and packs a nutritional punch, along with amazing flavor.</i> <i>Try</i> <i>them all!</i><p><b>WATCH: Chocolate yogurt pretzel pop: Too good to be</b> …

The Night Has Teeth (Book One) EXCERPTS ONLY - Prologue: Devil's Playground

YOU ARE READING<p>The Night Has Teeth (Book One) EXCERPTS ONLY<p>#WATTYS2014 HQ LOVE AWARD! There's a darkness that lurks in the City of Light …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>As we approach back-to-school season, it's easy to start feeling nostalgic for the long, careless days we spent relaxing in the sun. But before we …

Recipes

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.

Cooking

5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …