Monica Boswood

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5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- <i>or less.</i><p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole …

Summer Soup Recipes: Soups You Can Make in a Blender; Gazpacho Recipe

When it's so freaking hot that you break into a sweat watching a Netflix marathon, there's <b>no way</b> you're standing over a hot stove. So what's a hungry girl to do? Round up some fresh summer produce and switch on your blender instead.<p>Courtesy of Vitamix, here are two delicious summer soups that you …

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

5 Spring Crockpot Recipes

Don't you dare put that slow cooker away. Here are 5 easy recipes just perfect for spring.<p><b>Summery Stews</b><p>Yes, you should probably retire your beef bourguignon recipe until the fall. Instead, go for a light, vegetable-loaded stew, like this chickpea, tomato and apricot concoction. <b>Get the</b> …

The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

<i>Recipe: Merce Muse, Thrive Market</i><p>This American classic never fails to delight a crowd. We've perfected the recipe to produce a tender, flaky shortcake with a golden crust studded with sugar crystals. Once you taste the cakes with fresh vanilla whipped cream and lightly sweetened berries, we think …

Here Is Exactly How to Make Chipotle's Guacamole

Finally, the secret is revealed!<p>Are you a diehard fan of Chipotle's guacamole? Then today is going to be a very good day for you. The company revealed the recipe they use to make guacamole, and it's pretty easy to follow. Here are the ingredients you will need:<p>2 ripe Hass avocados (In the …

The Homemade Doritos Locos Taco Recipe That You Need Right Now

Photo credit: 1 Fine Cookie<p>From the day we're born into this world, we're taught we won't get any where in life without hard work. These are wise, if not somewhat annoying, words -- and they couldn't ring more true than when confronted with the gloriously brilliant homemade Doritos Locos Taco …

17 Recipes That Prove Funfetti Isn't Just For Cake

There's a reason Funfetti cake is so popular -- each bite of the Pillsbury-branded creation is like a tiny party in your mouth, and your mouth damn well deserves it. Those rainbow pops of color are incredibly addictive and their reign reaches much farther than the boxed cake mix aisle.<p>So why limit …

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookies: Ellen in the Kitchen Recipe

Blogger Ellen Attard of Ellen in the Kitchen says it best: "So this isn't really a recipe. It's more like an idea to make s'mores cookies better." That's the kind of forward thinking we need more of in this world. Don't rest on your laurels! A delicious cookie isn't enough. Make it better!<p>So, …

Anna Todd's 10 Most Favorite Books Ever

The prolific writer — and reader — shares her favorite books, characters, and literary inspirations for making FIT happen.<p><b>10. The Giver by Lois Lowry.</b> I had to read this in school and I fell in love with it. It was my favorite book as a child, and I read and reread it. I would pretend I lived in …

13 Non-Awkward Valentine's Day Date Ideas for New Couples

Because it's NBD. Right?<p><i>Cosmopolitan has partnered with Revlonand Zoosk to bring you the ultimate love guide.</i><p>After months of "just hanging out" or whatever it was you two were doing, you're both officially off the online-dating market. Congrats! You're now more hyper-aware of Valentine's Day than …

14 Gift Ideas for Someone You've Only Been Dating for a Few Months

Say no to boring chocolates this Valentine's Day.<p><i>Cosmopolitan has partnered with Revlon and Zoosk to bring you the ultimate love guide.</i><p>Getting a gift for someone you just started dating is <i>hard.</i> You're not close enough to plan a trip to Aruba together, nor are you close enough to give him an …

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

Your Fur Babies Will Be So Happy You Made These For Them

12 Tomatoes is a new cooking and recipe community. Each day we feature a few hearty, winter recipes that are also healthful and cheap to make. Check …

Homemade soft pretzels are easy to bake. Here's how.

My daughter and I just baked a batch of our favorite, Bavarian-style, soft pretzels. Making them is so quick and easy. Writing this post takes longer …

Twix Cookies - Chef in Training

After making my <b>Twix Truffle Brownies</b> (which by the way, are amazing and you definitely need to try those out if you haven’t already!), I knew a Twix …

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mug Cake

A large part of the reason I tested out so few recipes last month was because I was working away on my next novel (if you're curious, you can see my …

DIY Sandwich Cookies Better than Any You’ll Find at the Grocery Store

There are times in life when you just need to take your cookie game to the next level. Now is the time to set aside your tried-and-true chocolate …

This Harry Potter Rap Is Everything You've Ever Wanted

Daniel Radcliffe's alphabet rap, but starting with "Accio!"<p>Remember when you found out Daniel Radcliffe is actually an excellent rapper? Well now the good dudes at AppleComedy have recreated his rendition of "Alphabet Aerobics" but with <i>amazing</i> Harry Potter<i>-related lyrics</i>.<p>Cosmopolitan.com also got a …

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

<i>Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is a deliciously sweet dessert that’s perfect for Fall. Snickers candy bars are combined with Granny Smith apples,</i> …