Marina Hammergren

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A Classic Cake with Coconut in All the Right Places

I admit that I am late to loving coconut. I used to find the flavor overpowering in an “Am I eating sunscreen?” kind of way, but over time, I have learned to love it in its many forms.<p>I especially like thick, flaked coconut, which adds a little drama and a lot of delicious crispiness to the outside …

Left-Behinds Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.<p>2<p>Prepare an ice water bath by filling a large bowl with 2 inches of cold water and adding 3 …

The Secret to Super-Moist Cake Every Time

"Moist." It's a word feared by many, but a texture favored by most—especially when it comes to cake. And if you're serving that cake for a special …

Coconut Cream Pound Cake Recipe

"A moist coconut pound cake, a crowd pleaser. I use this recipe for making wedding cake layers."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<p>1 (8 ounce) package …

Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence

What do combat veterans, prisoners of conscience, and survivors of child abuse all have in common? They all have an increased risk of developing …

Domestic Violence

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

gingerbread layer cake

For the last seven Christmas Eves, I have made the gingerbread cake Claudia Fleming made famous during her time at Gramercy Tavern. The first year, I …

20 Chic Holiday Decorating Ideas with a Black, Gold, and White Color Scheme

The most popular holiday colors are obviously green and red, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stray from the ordinary to create a more unique and …

Nigella Lawson nails the smug #CleanEating trend: “People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder”

Healthy eating habits are one thing, but a life out of balance—and without cake—can be harmful, too<p>Let's make one thing very clear — eating kale does not put you on a higher spiritual level than everybody else. Speaking recently at the JW3 Speaker Series in London, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson …

The Australian Cookies That Are Better Than Thin Mints (Yes, We Said It!)

The Mint Slice is an Australian supermarket staple, a cookie second only to the Tim Tam (which you’ve probably heard about). It’s very similar to a Thin Mint—both have crisp dark chocolate cookie bases and a thin covering of dark chocolate.<p>The kicker with the Mint Slice, however, is the layer of …

How to Make a Bûche de Noël, You Crazy Person

Why burn a log when you can bake a cake that looks like one? Outdo yourself with our outrageous bûche de Noël.<p>Of all the quirky, inexplicable, reindeer-embellished holiday traditions out there, making your own Yule log might take the cake. Why would anyone in their right mind create a dessert that …

Dessert

Tips for Creating Outdoor Portraits

These tips are a follow-up to my previous article about 6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits, and the process of creating simple …

Photography

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

16 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, Because You Gotta Have Pie!

You can serve whatever other desserts you want, but let's be real—it's just not Thanksgiving without pie. No matter how much you stuffed yourself during dinner, it's tough to turn down a slice. I'm not interested in waxy store-bought pies, though—this is the time to go homemade, which is easier …

Baking Eggs INSIDE Avocados Is Truly A Champion's Breakfast

Because you've probably had enough avocado toast by now.<p>Remember when avocado toast was <i>the</i> trend to eat at breakfast?<p>The next logical step, according to food host Brandi Milloy in the video below from PopSugar Food, is to get rid of the bread and put a bird on it (specifically, an egg).<p>Preheat your …

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread (Topped with Cinnamon Streusel)

Word on the street is that a canned-pumpkin shortage is pretty likely this year (the horror).<p>Now's the time to indulge in pumpkin-laced desserts. Like this recipe for pumpkin quick bread, which just happens to have a swirly cream-cheese filling and cinnamon streusel on top.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Get the</b> …

This quiche with a hash brown crust is the brunch dish of your dreams

Lorraine is the OG quiche: This simple combo of eggs, cream, cheese, and bacon launched a thousand variations. And why not? It’s elegant enough for brunch with the in-laws, easy enough for a weeknight dinner—and thanks to that bacon, appealing enough for even the pickiest eater. There’s something …

Roasted Pear Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

<i>Applesauce cake gets updated with roasted pear sauce and a brown butter glaze.</i><p>Spiced and fruit-filled cakes like this one are perfect fall and winter fare because they are easy to make, they warm up your house, and they make your kitchen smell totally delicious. They also make a great breakfast, …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

The Pear Recipes You Want And Need This Fall

YUM.<p>It's really fall now. We know this not just by the date on the calendar, the plethora of fall recipes and everyone saying so, but because pears just got delicious again. Biting into a perfectly ripe pear is one of fall's greatest joys (and so is tucking one into a hot oven with a little butter …

Cozy Up to These 16 Saucy Meatball Recipes

Meatballs ease the transition from grilling burgers in the hot summer sun to heavy sweaters and meatloaf. So get the ground meat ready, get those burners going, and get cozy with these 16 recipes.<p><b>Is it even possible to tire of meatballs?</b> Because, as far as we're concerned, there's no soup, …

Cooking

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked</b> …

The Late Night Snacks That Won't Upset Your Stomach and Wreck Your Sleep

Late night snacking isn’t ideal, but sometimes you just gotta eat. If you have to work late, get up early, or just have a case of the late night …

Vitamin D in conjunction with weight loss, sheds more pounds and may reduce risk of cancer!

The more we have studied cancer, we have learned that there are things that we can do to help lower the risk. Things such as smoking, diet, physical …

62 great outdoor dining spots in Chicago and suburbs

It seems as though outdoor dining has been around forever. In fact, Chicago's outdoor-dining scene was born a mere 30 years ago.<p>It was April 1985 when the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance permitting restaurants to set up outdoor tables on their sidewalks. In that first year, all of 25 …

Dining Rooms

Healing trauma through mind and body

<i>Boston Trauma Centre director Bessell van der Kolk believes that traumatic events affect people’s bodies as much as their brains. He explained to</i> …