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(Single) Palestinian Women - Photographs and text by Antonio Faccilongo | LensCulture

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary portraiture. Enjoy!</i><p>One of the dramas involving the Palestinian people, in addition to the difficult socio-political situation, is that a very large number of …

Israel

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

Balsamic Grilled Zucchini Recipe

"A simple, easy grilled zucchini with a touch of balsamic vinegar and spices."<p>Ingredients<p>2 zucchinis, quartered lengthwise<p>2 teaspoons olive oil<p>1/2 …

Grilling

Homemade Pot Pies

So warm and savory, a pot pie is the perfect cold weather comfort food, not to mention a great way to use up leftovers.<p>Chicken-Pot-Pie-IX | …

Cooking

Don't Wait Till the Holidays to Make Vermont Spice Cake

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, uncovers the recipe for the one cake you should make this fall.</i><p>My job requires spending part of my time in Vermont, which is lucky for me: At this time of year, it's the only place I want to be. The leaves are changing, …

The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and …

Cooking

How to Make Apple Cake

Learn to make supertasty apple cakes of all sorts, including warm apple cider cake with pumpkin seed brittle and classic maple apple upside down cake.

Apple Cake

Winter Comfort Food

Winter comfort food is all about hearty casseroles and warming stews. We love anything that gets slow-cooked, roasted or baked for maximum coziness. …

Cooking

Cooking Gifts

From beautiful baking dishes to a programmable slow cooker, here are amazing gifts for any home cook.

Kitchens

How the Best Chefs in the Country Cook Their Thanksgiving Turkey

Need some turkey day inspiration? Here's how the #BAhot10 chefs cook their Thanksgiving birds.<p>This Thanksgiving, you could pull out the same old turkey recipe your family has been making for years (decades! millennia!). Or you could take cues from some of the best chefs in the country and treat the …

Cooking

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Sweet Potatoes

Perfect Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge Will End the Sandwich Debate

<i>Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge is just like your favorite sandwich from childhood. But this fudge is even better and more decadent!</i><p>There's a huge debate in my family. Or should I call it the great divide. And it all centers on how to properly make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Here are the main …

Dessert

Wedding Photographers Reveal Their Earliest Photos to Show How Far They’ve Come

Confucius once said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Well, the journey of a thousand weddings begins with one photograph. …

Nikon D-series

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given …

Cooking

5 creative peanut butter and jelly dessert recipes (no bread allowed)

It doesn’t get more classic than a good ol’ peanut butter and jelly on white or whole wheat, but sometimes a standard sandwich gets a little predictable. If you’re looking for new ways to get your fix of childhood nostalgia, turn to one of these five sweet PB&J variations that kids and grown-ups …

Dessert

Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Creamy Basil-Almond-Ricotta Sauce

<i>Today: Pesto pasta that's a lot lighter and just as flavorful.</i><p>Even when your fridge looks barren and the crisper's crisping nothing, the chances are you have a box of pasta lurking in your pantry. With a simmer and a few other staple ingredients, a can of tomatoes makes spaghetti special and onions …

9 Refreshing Drinks for People Who Love Raspberries

From deliciously tart daiquiris to sorbet-like mocktails, here are are nine fantastic drinks to make with summer raspberries.<p>From deliciously tart …

Cocktails

The Creamiest, Dreamiest Frostings and Icings Around

Let's get some cupcakes up in here: These homemade icing and frosting recipes are what dreams are made of.<p><b>Cakes are better with it.</b> Cupcakes need it. You know you love it: Here are our best recipes for frostings, icings, and glazes.

Dessert

Chicken Noodle Casserole Is a Back-To-School Win

<i>Chicken noodle casserole - was there ever a more comforting dish? As school approaches, you've got to put this one on the menu!</i><p>Let’s get real for a minute, guys.<p>I am married. To a man. Who does not like soup.<p>Normally, this isn’t much of an issue.<p>I mean, have we met? Do I look like the type of girl …

Cooking

Salute Summer with Our 9 Favorite, Simple Frozen Dessert Recipes

<i>Header image: Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Ice Cream Bars from CHOW</i>Ice cream is everywhere in the summer, but there are so many sweeter ways to chill …

Ice Cream

The Commandments of Going Out to Restaurants With Kids

Having young kids doesn’t mean giving up on restaurants. Here’s how to dine out with the family—and maybe even enjoy it.<p>Having young kids doesn’t mean giving up on restaurants. Here’s how to dine out with the family—and maybe even enjoy it.<p>1. Book a Table an Hour Earlier Than You Used to. (Then …

Kids

20 Sweet, Savory, and Refreshing Mango Recipes

I grew up eating mango, but not really thinking of it as an ingredient. My dad sometimes made avocado-mango salad, but mostly I ate the tangy, stringy tropical fruit out of hand, carefully cutting off the sides and spooning out the flesh and (my favorite part) gnawing on the pit to get every last …

Food

The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>Few things in life are better than eating an ice cream cone on a hot day. Like maybe finding your soulmate. Or learning how to do the dance moves from Will Smith's <i>Men in Black</i>. And since we can't help you with your dating life or teach you how to take a walk with …

Ice Cream

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an <i>inferior</i> cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts into the cookie …

Dessert

Make Your Own Ice Cream Bars

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Ice cream bars are one of the first true signs of summer. Rich, creamy, and incredibly convenient, ice cream bars are beyond simple …

Flavors

Watch This Touching Video About Love and Coffee

This short, touching documentary video from The Nabob Coffee Co. follows a two Colombian coffee workers, Teofilo and Blanca, and explores their love for coffee and each other. Their favorite thing to do together, they say, is to share a cup of black coffee together. The best bit comes at around …

Coffee

9 Fun and Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

Easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.<p><b>Biscuit Doughnuts</b><p>The easiest (and prettiest) doughnut recipe ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Tortillas</b><p>Homemade tortillas kick the store bought kind to the curb. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>Guaranteed crowd pleaser. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mocha Milk …

Cooking

Surprising Snacks to Upgrade Your Afternoon

C'mon. You can do better than those chocolate-covered gummy bears.<p><b>See the full list of sweet & salty snacks</b>.<p><b>Avocado-Lemon Toast</b><p>Instagram's favorite food, meet your secret weapon: lemon. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Graham Cracker "Sandwiches"</b><p>It looks like a cookie, but it's actually a cracker. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Spicy</b> …

Cooking

The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of …

Dessert

How To Make Rainbow Waffles, Because Life Is Too Short

There are many ways to make mornings bright: You could work up a sweat with an early a.m. workout, you could practice a little meditation, or you could whip together some beautiful rainbow waffles.<p>To take the waffle route, you'll need sugar, baking powder, eggs, butter, vanilla essence, food dye, …

Breakfast