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The Best Times to Visit Italy for Good Weather, Deals, and Wine

Deciding where to travel in Italy — and when — all boils down to taste. Beaches or vineyards? Bustling cities, or quiet and secluded rural …

Italy

How To Make The Best Coleslaw

Let’s be honest: coleslaw is often an afterthought. A bowl of slaw is an automatic addition to a cookout menu, right next to the potato salad and …

Recipes

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

Hiking

Lemon Spaghetti with Shrimp

Make the shrimp: In a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper; add to the preheated …

Recipes

A Chicken Potpie Fit for a Party

Everyone falls for the homey appeal of chicken potpie. And why not? The aromatic filling of chicken in gravy, the nicely browned pastry lid, the ritual of piercing the crust: The whole experience is memorable.<p>For most, it is a fond childhood memory — but not necessarily of a homemade treat made by …

Baking

11 things I wish I knew before visiting the Colosseum

Also known as the Flavian amphitheater, the Colosseum fell into neglect after the fall of the Roman Empire. Its ivory travertine marble was looted as …

Italy

2-for-1 Flights to Italy Are on Sale Right Now

Perfect for a Valentine’s weekend getaway.<p>Could there be anything sweeter than buy one, get one airplane tickets to a dreamy destination like Italy …

Italy

This Is the Trick to Growing the Best Tomatoes

When you’ve put your all into growing this year’s crop of tomatoes and they turn out looking just plain puny on the vine (heartbreak!), you know it’s …

Gardening

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

Recipes

Forget Chocolate Syrup — This Homemade Hot Fudge Belongs on Ice Cream and Beyond

“This hot fudge is the best hot fudge I have ever had, and it is so easy to make, and to remember,” says Jeni Britton Bauer, the famed maker of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, during a casual interview at San Francisco’s Fancy Food Show. When the founder of one of the (if not THE) best artisanal ice …

Dessert

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Cooking

This week’s must-read books

<b>Mrs.</b> <i><br>Caitlin Macy (fiction, Little, Brown)</i><br>The mothers at an elite Upper East Side private school gossip amongst themselves all the time, but the one …

Books

19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

Healthy Eating

The best travel sites to help you plan the perfect trip

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Google Translate

51 Best Chocolate Recipes

Addicted to chocolate? Try one of these sweet treats.<p>1 of 51<p>Classic Chocolate Layer Cake<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>Flourless Chocolate Cake<p>3 of 51<p>Double …

Dessert

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

Nutrition

A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

Road Trips

Canada Train Trips

The Best Train Trips and Experiences in Canada<p>The Canada train trips on this list offer stunning scenery and provide more than just transportation …

Canada

The Best Healthy 30-Minute Meals

Healthy meals on the table in 30 minutes or less? Yes, please.

Country Lifestyle

Nine new books to curl up with this month

Is there anything more comforting than curling up with a book with a hot chocolate in hand? We think not. That's exactly what you'll find us doing …

Books

19 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners With No Meat

Sheet-pan dinners—or dinners you can make entirely on one sheet pan—are great for so many reasons, but namely their convenience. Part of the reason …

Healthy Eating

8 Ways to Do Nachos Without Tortilla Chips

It’s a football favorite, but man, all those chips can do a number on the waistline. Here, eight super-creative variations that are way healthier. …

Cooking

Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 450°F with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil. Lightly brush the foil …

Recipes

Nine Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Here's how to fit 10 days' worth of necessities into a carry-on suitcase.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com</i><p>These days, it’s pretty expensive …

Travel

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

National Parks

The 18 Best Trader Joe's Products, According to TJ Obsessives

Did your favorites make the cut?<p>The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites …

Recipes

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Healthy Eating

How to Remove a Cake From a Pan

First, let the cake cool about an hour to room temperature. Then, wrap the cake and pan in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to a …

Dessert

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …