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Blackout Cake

12 servings<p>According to legend (a.k.a. the Internet), this decadent chocolate cake was first created by Ebinger’s bakery in Brooklyn, New York, and named after the blackout drills during World War II. To re-create it, we learned that patience is key: giving all the separate components time to chill …

Dessert

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Squares

Special equipment: a candy thermometer<p>For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan with foil and …

Dessert

8 fast-growing trees to plant for privacy

Planting trees along your boundary line is a good way "grow" yourself some privacy.<p>Serves us right. For years we let our neighbours' trees be the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Cherries (Pareve)

Most bread pudding recipes are chock-full of cream, milk, and butter. But this chocolate- and cherry-studded challah bread pudding is totally dairy …

7 products Reddit users swear by for perfect skin without foundation

You might want to write this down.<p>As much as I love wearing makeup, discovering new products and testing out the latest foundations, there really is something to be said for those no makeup Sundays where not even a drop of foundation touches your face.<p>If you still want your skin to look polished …

Your best hair days are here, because Lush just released its new Hot Oil Hair Treatments

If your hair is in dire need of some love, you’ll be happy to hear that Lush has released its new Hot Oil Treatment collection! The revamped hair …

Hair Care

Kat Von D's All-Black Flower Garden Is Magical AF

Kat Von D holds many titles: tattoo boss, makeup maven, animal rights activist, and now, goth gardener. If you follow her on Instagram, you've undoubtedly caught a glimpse of the all-black flower garden she's cultivating in her home. And while the idea of a colorless garden might sound dreary, it …

Peony: The King of Flowers

There is nothing dainty about peonies. The colorful flowers can reach 10 inches in diameter, blooming in early summer to herald the upcoming summer …

Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there …

The One Product You Should Actually Buy From the Most Expensive Makeup Brands

There's just something about high-end makeup brands—the shiny packaging, rich formulas, and all-around prettiness. Just holding a luxe product makes …

Olivia Culpo

Best Ever Chocolate Mounds Layer Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three (9) inch round pans. If you only have two pans, just fill one pan a little more than the other. …

It’s Actually Cheaper to Shop at This UK-Based Beauty Site Than Sephora

Bookmark Cult Beauty now.<p>Shopping truly has become global. The days of waiting two weeks and paying a fortune for shipping to get something from overseas are fast waning. Case in point? It is cheaper to order beauty products online from Cult Beauty, an e-commerce site based in the UK, than it is to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This common herb will keep bee pollinators buzzing in your garden

Unlike parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, marjoram missed out on a role in the classic song Scarborough Fair, made popular in the 1960s by Paul …

Our Most Popular Kitchen Design (Plus 5 Takeaways)

We know you love the space, so here's how to replicate it<p>It's called the heart of the home for a reason—kitchens make us emotional. They are the sites of laughter and tears, happy memories and sweet reunions, quarrels over what's the <i>real</i> family recipe and hugs over pie fresh out of the oven. So …

Interior Design

What the Heck Are Heat Pumps?

What the heck is a heat pump? Many of us try to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest clean energy technology. We’ve replaced our old …

Water Heater

Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge

The plants that grow around a swimming pool landscape can add privacy and create a serene, inviting landscape if you choose wisely. But pool …

Our Most-Pinned Cake Recipes

These cool cakes are hot on Pinterest<p>Looking for recipes to make this July? Why not try a celebratory cake at your next summer party? Our Pinterest …

The 4-Ingredient Sauce Your Cobbler Is Missing

The Ultimate Sauce for Crisps, Crumbles, and Cobblers<p>Makes 1 cup, about 8 servings<p>1/2 cup heavy cream <br>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Storage solutions: 9 Clever ways to use the space under your stairs

Among the most unused and underestimated spaces in houses everywhere is the area under the stairs. The awkward positioning actually leaves room for a …

The Contemporary Renovation Of A 100 Year-Old Home In Australia

Janik Dalecki of Australian architecture firm Dalecki Design, has recently completed the renovation of a 100 year-old heritage listed home that …

7 Magical Moroccan Design Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Home

When it comes to home design, white, off white, and shades of gray will likely always reign supreme. And, to be fair, we <i>do</i> love a clean color …

Interior: 8 ideas for a modern bedroom

A bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It's a little haven where you can escape from the rest of the world as well as an …

chainlink

In Greek: καλιτσούνια Κρήτης, pronounced kah-leet-SOON-yah KREE-tees<p>These sweet cheese pastries use a rolled dough instead of thin phyllo sheets. …

Puff Pastry

The Perfect Hill Country Pie Road Trip, Mapped

Meringues and cherries and pecans<p>Summers are made for road trips, and pies are the perfect summer dessert, so why not combine the two with a <b>massive pie journey around the Texas Hill Country.</b><p>The excursion begins up in Georgetown with <b>Monument Cafe</b>’s magnificent chocolate pie, veers through Austin …

Texas

9 genius self tan hacks for those tricky areas

No streaks in sight.<p>With so many brilliant tanning products, tips and tools out there these days, it's easier than ever to bluff your way to bronze goddess status.<p>But transforming your sun-deprived skin from dull to dazzling doesn't come without its dangers - whether you're a self tan first-timer …