Makenzie Hamrick

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19 Delicious Spaghetti Dinners

Because store-bought tomato sauce isn't actually very good.

15 Times We Didn't Hate White Chocolate (RECIPES)

When it comes to white chocolate, there are a lot of haters. We recently asked our readers if they felt that white chocolate's bad reputation was deserved and the responses revealed just how little people respected this pale chocolate (-ish) product. Between scores of snickering that white …

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

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The Secret to Soft-and-Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

When blogger Silvana Nardone set out to replicate her favorite supermarket cookie, she quickly discovered that the texture was the hardest thing to …

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

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New Ways to Use Your Boxed Muffin Mix

Your baking mixes come in a box, but when you’re getting ready to bake, there is no reason to keep the content’s potential firmly hemmed into one. …

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

I always feel collecting antiques and vintage objects is a great way to learn about history. As a lifelong collector and seller, I am constantly learning about the way people lived, the places they visited and the objects they held dear. As I become passionate about a genre or a maker, I'm often …

Gorgeous National Parks to Visit in the Wintertime

Generally, wintertime is associated with sitting by a crackling fireplace and watching the snowfall from the comfort of your warm home. Mix in some fast-paced winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, and it completes the package.<p>But, arguably the best part of winter is when snow falls and covers …

America's Most and Least Attractive People (PHOTOS)

Lauri Flaquer gets almost starstruck by people in Minnesota's Twin Cities.<p>"They're tall with long, graceful limbs, which work well for climbing over mountains of snow," gushes the owner of consulting firm Saltar Solutions, based in New York City. People in Minneapolis, Flaquer continues, "are …

Beautiful Macro Photos Of Spiders And Flowers Being Reflected In Tiny Drops Of Dew

After browsing through the expansive (and insanely brilliant) portfolio of Italian photographer, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza, you might start to wonder …

Poignant Photos of an Abandoned Castle in Belgium

The Castle of Mesen can be found in a park close to the center of Lede, Belgium. Lede is a municipality found in the Belgian province of East …

Beautiful Macro Photographs of Insects and Flower Refractions in Dew Drops

Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza has spent the past ten years perfecting his particular brand of macro photography. Specifically, Panizza …

Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

Stanley Horowitz isn’t a household name. Though a poet, history won’t likely remember Horowitz for a body of work that stands among monolithic …

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Mesmerizing 4K Time-Lapse of Earth Captured by a Weather Satellite 25,000 Miles Away

Every 30 minutes, the weather satellite Elektro-L captures a 121 megapixel image from geosynchronous orbit using both visible and infrared light. And …

15 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Ireland

Ireland is home to incredibly peaceful cemeteries, gorgeous castles, an awesome landscape of bogs, beaches, and cliffs, and of course, Guinness.<p>As I learned in a nine-day trip around Ireland and its sibling Northern Ireland, this island is one of the most magically friendly places on Earth.<p>Here are …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

Mexico City After Dark

Mexico City (or D.F. – ‘day-effay’ – as it’s known to the locals, for Distrito Federal) is a mega-metropolis with a mega-cool nightlife.<p>Whether you prop up the bar in a traditional cantina, flaunt it with the beautiful people in cutting edge bars, or hang out with trendy youths in <i>mezcalerías</i> and</i> …

The Moment: Rathausplatz, Vienna

<b>9:19 p.m.:</b> I remember a cauldron filled with molten beeswax, and my mother handing me a piece of string. I was seven or eight. It was Christmas, at a …

Living in: Montreal

Home to friendly locals and a thriving nightlife, this Canadian metropolis is surprisingly affordable and only a short drive from the great outdoors.<p>With a minimum drinking age of 18 and a nonstop nightlife traditionally capped off with a 3am poutine stop, Montreal doesn’t shy away from being “the …

Beyond the beaches: exploring Mauritius

There is no questioning the beauty of Mauritius' beaches. And the famous powder white sands, which slope gently into sapphire blue waters, have long lured visitors to the island. Yet beyond their achingly picturesque aesthetics lies an island waiting to be discovered: markets hum, gardens bloom, …

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go ‘Super Flemish’ in 16th Century Style Portraits

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the …

This Magical Wildlife Sanctuary Lets Photographers Get Within Arm’s Reach of Giant Bears

If you ever find yourself as close to a wild bear as Drew Hamilton is in the video above, you’re probably a little too close. Hamilton, a …

7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn't …

Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

The black-footed ferret is returning to prairies, but it still faces steep challenges.<p>The black-footed ferret, North America's rarest mammal, is returning to the western prairie 35 years after being declared extinct.<p>The comeback trail for Mustela nigripes began in 1981, when a ranch dog with a dead …

Lifeform of the week: Carnivorous plants

Faced with lousy soil conditions, some plants came up with a novel solution – eating meat.<p>In my introductory biology class we learned about a fairly …

'Good guy' virus kills bacteria

Bacteriophages kill about half the bacteria on Earth every day. Dr Karl explains how nature's guided missiles can treat common diseases.<p>There have …