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The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

Turkey Chunks In Teriyaki Sauce

HAVE I GOT AN EASY TERIYAKI SAUCE FOR YOU! We always have leftover turkey after the holidays so having a few quick turkey recipes up my sleeve is …

Cooking

How To Pick The Best Slow Cooker For Every Type Of Cook

Slow cookers are the cooking gods' gift to mankind. What other small kitchen appliance gives you the freedom to throw in some ingredients, walk away for a few hours and come back to a perfect, well-seasoned meal?<p>We here at HuffPost Home are huge fans of this sensational invention, and we think you …

Quick and Easy Holiday Breads

Keep holiday baking simple with these easy bread recipes including biscuits, muffins, and sweet rolls.<p>1 of 22<p>Sweet Potato-Hazelnut Scones with …

Breakfast

101 Cookie Recipes To Fulfill Every Craving You Could Possibly Have This Holiday Season

<i>Photo Credit: Ravi Bangaroo</i><p>From our kitchen to yours, here are our picks for cookie recipes perfect for edible food gifts and cookie platters.<p>There is something about the crisp fall air that year after year pulls us into the kitchen with nothing on our mind but baking trays and trays of cookies. …

Dessert

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These soft and crackly cookies are a staple in Italian bakeries. The espresso powder is there to complement and elevate the chocolate--it's subtle …

Dessert

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe | Fresh Tastes Blog

Looking for a last minute cocktail to go with your Thanksgiving feast?<p>Why not try this delicious apple cider sangria? It’s crisp, light and …

16 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for a Fit Feast

Potatoes get a little help from their colorful friends beets, tomatoes, and onions. Replace butter-heavy mashed potatoes with this brilliantly colored casserole.

Win Your Friendsgiving with This No-Fail Menu

Here are 5 of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes for a fool-proof menu that will still impress.<p>Friendsgiving is a whole different beast from your …

Cooking

This Recipe For Fruit Sushi Will Blow Your Mind

A better way to eat yo' fruit.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Makes about 20 pieces. Serves 5.<p>Ingredients:<p>- 1 1/2 cups short grain rice.<p>- 2 cups water<p>- 3 Tbsp sugar<p>- 1/4 tsp salt<p>- 1 cup coconut milk<p>- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla<p>A variety of fruit and berries:<p>- Pineapple<p>- Strawberries<p>- Mango<p>- Kiwi<p>- Blackberries<p>- …

Breakfast

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

The Most Delicious Meals You Can Make With Grapes

<i>By Vanessa Pisk</i><p><i>Recipes by Luigi F. di Biagio</i><p><b>BAKED GRAPES WITH A SPICED CRUMBLE</b><p>(Serves six)<p>300 g (10.5 oz) large purple and green grapes, 2 tbsp agave syrup (or acacia honey), juice of 1 lime, 120 g (1 cup) flour 50 g (1/2 cup) oat flour, 80 g (2.8 oz) lightly salted butter cut into cubes, 40 g (1/5 …

You've Been Using Your Rice Cooker Wrong The Entire Time

Another awesome reason to whip out your rice cooker.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Blue Velvet Cake Ingredients:<p>- White cake mix<p>- 1/4 cup of buttermilk<p>- 1/3 cup of oil<p>- 3 eggs<p>- 1 Tbsp. of cocoa powder<p>- 2 tsp of royal blue food color<p>Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:<p>- 8 oz of cream cheese<p>- 1/2 cup of …

Cooking

Why Your Doctor Wants You To Cook With Cast Iron

Because this mineral supplement comes in a pan instead of a pill.<p>by Marygrace Taylor, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY MITCH MANDEL<p>Your trusty cast-iron skillet doesn’t just deliver mouthwatering caramelized crusts and a perfectly rustic presentation. Turns out, it really can boost the iron …

Cast Iron Skillet

The 5 Best Burger Toppings You’ve Never Tasted | Men's Health

Jerilyn Covert<p>2. Bacon jam<p>Any kind of pork—pork belly, pulled pork—goes great on a burger, says Turner, who credits the meat’s fatty richness.<p>Bump up the flavor with a spread that combines the power of bacon and the whiskey-sweetness of tipsy onions.<p>Try this easy recipe, or keep some store-bought …

20 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes to Get the Party Started

When you’re planning the menu for your Thanksgiving or holiday party, appetizers can often fall by the wayside. Somewhere between the main course and dessert, you forgot about the little bites that get the party started. Have no fear — here are 20 easy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that are sure …

Cooking

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

Diabetes

6 Superfoods Your Grandmother Ate -- That You Should Too

Back in her day, Grandma probably had no idea what "eating clean" was. And even if you tried explaining it to her, she'd probably say she didn't give a hoot. Still, her diet wasn't all Salisbury steak and Jell-O salad. Your granny and her gang ate plenty of foods that were actually really healthy, …

Nutrition

4 Unique Wedding Favors You Can Give Your Guests

<i>by Jen Glantz, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of Amazon<p>When your wedding comes to an end and it's time to hug your beloved guests goodbye, nothing will make you happier than knowing that they are leaving your special day with tired feet from dancing the night away, a full stomach from chomping down on all …

Weddings

The Legal Power Of The 'Seven Steps' And Other Wedding Rituals

About a year ago, I encountered a very interesting case in my support group 360 Degrees Back To Life. Sumitra and Haresh were married in Ratnagiri, …

LGBTQI

Wedding Place Card Ideas That Pop with Color

Help your guests find their seat at the reception table with one of these bright place-card ideas.<p><b>Rainbow Honeycomb Place Cards (above):</b> Up for a colorful DIY project? Fashion these handmade place cards by affixing colorful paper honeycomb balls to cardstock. Project via Oh Happy Day.<p><b>Color Pencils:</b> …

Chemicals
Weddings

Chinese man dying of cancer marries sex doll

A Chinese man suffering from cancer has married a sex doll for fear of leaving behind a human widow.<p>The 28-year-old man from Beijing, claimed that he …

Pakistan

'The rain is a blessing!' Couples respond with their own beautiful wet weather wedding pictures after image of bride and groom dancing in the rain went viral

• <b>Jessica and Nick Gower's stunning rainy wedding photo went viral after being shared on Tuesday</b>• <b><br>The stunning shot took just five frames to capture and</b> …

This One Photo Shows Why You Shouldn't Allow Phones at Your Wedding

Seriously, put those things away.<p>The day we all knew would come is here. Finally, a wedding photographer got so mad about amateur Annie Leibovitzes ruining his shots, that he took to Facebook to air his grievances.<p>Australian wedding photographer, Thomas Stewart, is fed up and he's not going to take …

Weddings

How to Save $1,000 on Your Engagement Ring

We've all heard the rule of thumb when engagement ring shopping that you should spend up to three months salary on the sparkler. But these days couples are contributing more financially to a wedding, buying a house, saving up for a honeymoon, not to mention paying off student loans and handling …

Engagement Rings

8 Amazing Chuppahs to Inspire Your Wedding Ceremony

Chuppahs, or wedding canopies, are a gorgeous Jewish wedding tradition, and we love the creativity they allow when it comes to design. There are many different ways to construct and personalize a chuppah to fit the couple's wedding day style. Below are some of my favorites that I've been able to …