Melissa Lower2

41 Added | 3 Magazines | 9 Likes | 1 Follower | @MelissaLower2 | Keep up with Melissa Lower2 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Melissa Lower2”

Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing

Investors now have more options for how they trade stocks: Facebook (FB) messenger.<p>TD Ameritrade launched a bot in October allowing its investors to …

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. (The butter will become a lighter …

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

Dessert

Salad Dressing Recipe Ideas

Give weeknight salads a makeover with these new dressing recipes from Food Network Magazine.<p>Classic Vinaigrette (No. 1)<p>Whisk 2 tablespoons red wine …

Recipes

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Food & Dining

Classic Cheesecake

This is a classic cheesecake -- velvety, rich, sweet and so satisfying. We are major fans of a thin sour cream cap on top of cheesecakes; it's the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Butter Pie Crust

Pulse the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add about one-third of the butter; process until the butter is combined. Pulse in the remaining …

Stop Screwing Up Your Pie Crust

There is pastry greatness within you<p>A quiche is like a frittata with a bit more pedigree and a lot more butterfat. You begin with a rich pie dough, …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Cooking

Jerk Chicken, Rum Punch, and More Awesome Caribbean Grill-Out Recipes

Here’s how to borrow the secrets of boldly-spiced Caribbean jerk chicken for your next summer grill-out.<p><b>Sarah Kirnon</b> has been making fiery jerk chicken and sweet plantains since before she could drive. Growing up in Barbados with her grandmother, Miss Ollie, and nine other family members, she …

Cooking

Miss Ollie's Jerk Chicken

Let’s get a technicality out of the way: Classic jerk chicken is grilled over pimento wood (which comes from the tree that also produces allspice berries). If you want to order some online, we salute you. Everybody else: Hardwood or briquettes will have to do.<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch chives, cut into …

Cooking

Your Endless Search For The Best Chocolate Cake Ends With This Texas Sheet Cake

It's the sheet!<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>Texas, we love you. We're obsessed with your chili, we dream of your BBQ, but most especially, we're over the moon …

This Zesty Lime Chicken And Black Bean Rice Is The Perfect Easy Dinner

Dinner goals!

World’s Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>Learn how to make the world’s best carrot cake! This recipe is so simple but has the absolute best flavor and perfectly moist texture, piled high</i> …

Dessert

Carla Hall Calls This Chicken Pot Pie a Lifelong Friend

Before chicken pot pie defined Carla Hall's time on <i>Top Chef</i> (and won her an appearance with Jimmy Fallon, and launched her career in television), it was a dish she grew up loving to make.<p><b>The recipe, as Carla describes it, is "a friend—a longtime friend"</b> that's stuck with her from her childhood in …

Baking

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<br>• 4 large eggs, at room temperature<br>• 4¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 18 ounces (2 bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a stand mixer with a …

Bake the perfect blueberry muffin

We’ve all done it: Baked a blueberry muffin that emerged from the oven in a state of utter purple-itude, the berries a wet mass at the bottom of the …

Breakfast

How To Make Chocolate Pound Cake

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the pan:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven, making sure there are no racks above it, and heat to 325°F. Coat a …

Dessert

How to Track Your Ovulation

No matter where you are in your family planning, monitoring your ovulation is an experience that can help you manage your health throughout the …

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get through 300 letters. Grab a bundle, sit down and read. It was pretty straightforward: Read. A girl doesn’t …

Shaquille O'Neal

Emily's Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Emily's Red Beans and Rice Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium. Add bacon and olive oil, and cook, stirring …

Recipes

Genius Kitchen

Preheat oven to 325°F.<p>In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, coffee and milk and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs …

A+ Gift Ideas For Food Lovers Who Have It All

Gift shopping for a friend with an established cooking hobby is deceptively tricky. If their kitchen is already well-stocked with the tools of the trade and their shelves are loaded with cookbooks, it's hard to know where to start. In these cases, our general strategy is to stick with top-notch …

These Baked Korean Wings Are Even Better Than Fried Ones!

If you haven’t tried making chicken wings at home, then you’re missing out. The ingredients are cheap to buy and the results are crispy, sticky and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Forget waiting for game day or your next party, make these now for dinner! We won’t judge you for hovering over the plate, hands and …

Recipes

Cheesecake Cupcakes

<i>Extra creamy & delicious homemade cheesecake cupcakes!</i>The only thing better than real homemade New-York-style cheesecake is that same cheesecake …

Dessert