Ashley Hooper

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Make Genius, Creamy, Scoopable Frozen Yogurt in 3 Ingredients (and 20 Minutes) Flat

<i>With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off in a dark, cookie-filled cave somewhere finishing up the Genius Desserts cookbook manuscript, we're re-running our best ever Genius summer desserts. Wish her luck! And make this fro-yo.</i><p>Remember when frozen yogurt was just a sweet, low-fat ice cream …

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

National Parks

4 Exercises to Do When You Haven't Worked Out in Forever

It's the simplest and least boring way to get back into it.<p>If you and your gym have been on a break for an immeasurable about of time, you don't have to beeline for the elliptical and subsequently die of boredom to redeem yourself.<p>Just practice these four moves, designed by NYC-based fitness …

Peppermint Season Isn’t Over — Try This Silky Mint Chocolate Tart Recipe

<i>The following recipe was originally featured on My Baking Addiction and written by Jamie Lothridge, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>If you're looking for a decadent yet simple dessert, then look no further! This mint chocolate tart has an amazingly delicious chocolate, cream and egg-based …

22 Starbucks Copycat Recipes Your Wallet Will Thank You For

One of the hard facts of life is that sometimes your favorite Starbucks drink just doesn’t vibe with your wallet. But that doesn’t mean you have to swear off your coffee addiction altogether. If you look hard enough, there’s <i>actually</i> a Starbucks hiding in your kitchen. Okay, not actually — that …

Coffee

The DIY Gift That Dry Winter Hands Will Thank You for

One of my first signs of winter, even before I see frost on the grass or need my down coat, is the beginning of dry, tender skin. Lower humidity, colder temperatures, and Chicago’s winds quickly leave me looking for ways to soothe and protect my hands. <b>This homemade salve not only smooths rough</b> …

Unique Wall Art by Jason Ratliff

17 Totally Hackable Anthropologie Holiday Decor Pieces

Anthropologie is a dreamy retail wonderland where everything is magical and out-of-this-world — including the prices sometimes. Fortunately, there are just as many hacks as there are “must-have” splurges so you can still get the glittering, boho holiday decoration you’re dreaming of. From confetti …

Decorations

21 Ways to Upgrade Your Butcher Paper Gift Wrap

<i>Brown paper packages tied up with string</i> are for sure one of our favorite things, what with that simple, nostalgic aesthetic going on. One of our <i>other</i> favorite things is putting a modern twist on something classic, so look out, butcher paper — here comes the color! Order a few rolls of butcher …

Chemicals

Warm Up With 14 Fall-Inspired Meatless Monday Recipes

We’re all aware that eating meatless is WAY more than just eating pasta or tofu. Fall produce — like butternut squash or sweet potatoes — helps bulk up any meal and will leave you feeling full, especially when you’re going meatless. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or vegan, want to save a …

Vegan

This Sweet Potato Recipe Is Your New Thanksgiving Party Trick

Thanksgiving is officially around the corner and we’ve got all turkey and fixings on the brain. Check out our holiday Pinterest board if you don’t believe us! While usually the focus is on the big bird du jour and traditional sides, we’re into mixing things up and creating some new traditions on …

Sweet Potatoes

13 Festive DIY Ways to Hack Restoration Hardware’s Holiday Line

Restoration Hardware’s new holiday line is everything you’d expect: faux fur everything, golden accents, branches and a dozen ways to display string lights. Think rustic cabin with majorly glam touches. Whether you want to just personalize some ornaments for the tree or tackle a marquee light with …

Decorations
Stephen King

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Eiffel Tower

Why Cookbook Clubs Should Be the New Way We Entertain

At 2 p.m. on Sunday we arrive, each carrying a bowl or platter. We gather around the table, excited to see Ann's roasted chanterelles set alongside Rachel's sweet potatoes with lime and Cotija, Laura's braised pork next to Lillian's smoky eggplant pureé. Nazila stashes two fruit cobblers in the …

This 1 Pot Chili Mac N’ Cheese Is Gonna Be Your New Fave Dinner

Okay, we admit it: We’ve fallen into the “let’s do something a little bit different with our favorite comfort food” trap. But now that we’re here, we don’t ever want to leave. In this amazing dish, piles of pasta and cheese are taken to a whole new level with ground beef, spices, kidney beans and …

Onions

40+ of the Best Family Costumes for Halloween

With Halloween less that three (yes, three!) weeks away, now is the time to get planning and prepping those costumes. Why not get the whole family in on the fun this year? It will be exciting for you and the little ones in your life. From classic storybook characters to throwbacks from your …

Mario Kart

These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

Hacking

This Is the Easiest Hack to Make Pom Poms Ever

True story: We once made three DIYers (and one photographer) stop everything and make hundreds of pom poms for a last-minute display. Between the four of us, it took the entire day. Unfortunately, pom poms can be quite the time suck, and until this magical moment, we thought there was no getting …

Chemicals

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

We Tried 7 DIY Carpet-Cleaning Tricks. Here's What Worked.

Wine, pasta, pet feces... our carpets have seen it all.<p>When faced with a stain, it's tempting to bust out the sponge and start scrubbing. But do yourself a favor and take an extra two minutes to plan your attack, as the right strategy <i>could</i> mean the difference between a clean carpet and a stain that …

thick, chewy granola bars

I know, I know, I just talked up granola bars last September. Waxing on about granola bars twice in six months is just weird, right? I can’t help it, …

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

11 French parenting skills you should use with your kids this school year

1.<p>Frustration is a good thing. Let your child experience it. That’s how one truly develop coping skills.<p>2.<p>Patience is a virtue. Teaching children to …

Kids

3 Genius Ways to Ditch Popcorn Ceilings

Buh-bye, eyesore!<p>We love old homes, but that doesn't mean we need to live with '80s trends that quickly turned into modern nightmares. Give your rooms a makeover from the top down with these impressive DIY fixes for popcorn ceilings.

Home Improvement

The Food Lab: How to Grill or Broil Tofu That's Really Worth Eating

Raise your hand if tofu is your favorite food! Yeah, I thought so. Not all that many of you. Us tofu-lovers don't get a whole lot of understanding 'round these parts. In large part, it's because—at least in this country—tofu has the unfortunate reputation of being a meat substitute. Few Americans …

BBQ