Courtnei Smith

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10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

What to See and Do Near the Marché d'Aligre in Paris

Paris' colorful Marché d'Aligre is one of the city's most popular markets—and it also lies at the center of a vibrant neighborhood that offers …

France

5 Crystals Every Traveler Should Have In Their Pocket

We all have our tiny travel rituals. Be it rolling our clothing vs. folding when packing, always putting our passport in a certain pocket of our …

Jet Lag

Horchata

189<p>804<p>By noon yesterday, the temperature in my apartment was nearly 100ºF (38ºC) and with the sun bearing down full force on the entire city, and so …

Recipes

Easy Banana Banoffee Pie Recipe

This banana banoffee Pie is so rich, creamy, and very delicious. If you are a fan of banana and banana desserts then this no-bake dessert is your …

Dessert

6 Benefits Of A Vegan Diet That Make All The Sacrifices Worth It

Not too long ago, veganism was thought to be a practice upheld mostly by food-deprived tree huggers who have an unyielding passion for animal …

For a Fuller-Bodied Cup of Coffee, Look to the Percolator

Coffee aficionados are quick to praise the pour-over, a ritualistic brewing method that offers complete control over the resultant brew. At the …

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

Travel

New Orleans Beignets

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let …

The Strongest Starbucks Drinks That Will Actually Keep You Awake, Ranked

I am completely unashamed to say that Starbucks one of my favorite places on earth for a multitude of reasons. Aside from the fact that I can …

Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.<p>There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to …

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to …

Breakfast

Peach and Brown Butter Skillet Pie

The brown butter is really what makes this skillet pie so inviting. After scooping out a warm piece of pie, be sure to spoon the brown butter sauce …

Baking

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Recipes

The 10 Foods You Need to Eat in Hawaii

Most people do not travel to Hawaii to sample the local cuisine, they visit for the sweet, salty air, and the dazzling sunsets. Combine the morning …

Food

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

<b>(CNN) —</b> You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's …

Nutrition

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

How to Travel With Your Significant Other Without Breaking Up, According to a Relationship Coach (Video)

Traveling with your significant other for the first time should be exciting, but it might not always come without its challenges. Yes, there are …

Woman finds dead lizard in Trader Joe's kale. You can stop eating greens now.

If you've ever groaned at the prospect of eating kale, now you have the perfect excuse to back away from your health-conscious friend's green …

Lavender and Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

If you thought cupcakes couldn't get more exciting or delicious, then think again. Here, the classic cupcake meets lavender, which is just the …

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

Bakery-Style Blueberry-Lemon Scones for Easter Brunch

Make the scones:<p>Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.<p>Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt in a large …

How to Make Cinnamon Buns in 5 Easy Steps

This is my great-aunt’s method, which is so easy that even kids can help! When I was young, it was always my job to grease the pan with butter before …

Top 10 cake shops in Amsterdam

De Drie Graefjes<p>With this lunchroom and bakery’s four locations in Amsterdam, you’re never far from a slice of some of red velvet. De Drie Graefjes …

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

When tea time strikes (or anytime you fancy something sweet for that matter), what better way to sit down than with a delicious lemon and poppy seed …

Yogurt Dessert Recipes That Are Incredibly Delicious

Ice cream lovers, you're in for a surprising treat.<p>Yogurt, with its good-for-you probiotics and fill-you-up protein, is often recommended as a …

This Is How You Can Get Paid to Cook and Eat All Day Long

No culinary degree required.<p>The beauty of being a recipe tester—beyond the obvious benefit of eating some of the best recipes in a given cookbook or …

Kitchens

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation (Video)

It’s the eve of your departure — the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

Credit Cards

Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Soft Scrambled Eggs

Soft scrambled eggs in about a minute? We didn’t believe it either until we tried Wylie Dufresne's recipe. Mixing in cream cheese adds back the …

Breakfast

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …