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12 Healthy Muffin Recipes

Lemon-Raspberry Muffins<p>Shake things up with lemon zest and frozen raspberries. Perfect for an on-the-go meal or snack.<p>Banana-Bran Muffins<p>The perfect …

Breakfast

The Best Taco Recipes On The Planet

There are tacos and then there are <i>tacos</i>. If you think of tacos as just a quick weeknight dinner, not something to get excited about, then you’ve never really had a <i>taco</i>. Forgettable tacos are usually the kind that come out of a box, with a packet for seasoning and not much else. While there’s …

Cooking

12 Colorful Home Offices

10 Cheery, Colorful Rooms

Browse the happiest rooms from our archives.<p>From the use of bold and bright pattern to walls painted in zesty colors, these joyful designs make for a happier home.

A Ranch House Makeover

This remodel seamlessly combines urban and provincial design.<p>In Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon, a photographer transforms her simple house with "good bones" into a magnificent compound that combines urban and industrial with provincial and girlie.

9 Cocktails To Warm You Up This Fall

Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind Brooklyn distilleriesand the best cocktails to highlight their spirits. Here, 9 drinks<p>Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind …

A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the duo behind two wildly popular New York City bakeries, put their distinctive spin — part all-American retro, part punk-rock renegade — on seasonal and holiday desserts. Take a look at this delicious recipe from their new cookbook, Baked Occasions.<p><i>Serves 16 to …

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …

The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's the roasted duck at Momofuku Ssam; …

20 Hauntingly Good Halloween Cocktails

When your bartender ghosts on you, these special libations will do the trick.<p>Your Halloween party isn't complete without a few signature spooky cocktails. Vodka, tequila, rum and more masquerade as the ultimate Fight Night bar.

Salted Caramel Soufflé From 'Baked Occasions'

Crafted for the late, great Julia Child, this salty-sweet soufflé from <i>Baked Occasions</i> celebrates the life of a woman who found her calling at fifty, and who taught her audience the secrets of French cooking in the comfort of their own kitchens. Make this to celebrate a great woman in your life, or …

Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

"These were designed to be a great way to use up some extra pumpkin. Serve with honey butter and maple syrup. "<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole wheat flour<p>1/4 …

Breakfast

Recipe: Nutella Hot Chocolate

Whip up a single-serve sweet treat, no baking required! Check out this tasty Nutella hot chocolate recipe from Laura at A Beautiful Mess.<p>Need a little pick-me-up? Sure you do! Click here for some hot chocolate bliss.

6 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter begins to blow icy Northern blasts and CNN strives to perfect their graphics for 'Polar Vortex 2015', I start craving hearty, fragrant soups to bring warmth, comfort and flavor in to the picture. Combat the cold - or re-fuel after skating at the ice rink - with these six soups that …

Cooking

Recipe: Deep-Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Deep-Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie<p>Serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the pumpkin pie:</i><p>1 (9-inch) pie crust, homemade or store-bought dough <br>15 ounces pumpkin puree <br>1/4 cup …

Baking

20 DIY Gold Thanksgiving Decor DIYs

Whether you’re hosting family, friends or even your coworkers, fab celebratory decor is definitely in order this Thanksgiving. Tabletops and wall hangings can set the mood for the entire night. So, if you’re ready for the mood to be flat out golden, then these 20 gilded ideas are just for you. Get …

Decorations

Slow-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb With Garlic, Rosemary, and Lemon Recipe

Looking for an impressive lamb roast recipe? Slow-roasted boneless leg of lamb comes out extra tender with a crisp, well-browned crust and juicy pink meat flavored with garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Cooking at very low temperatures followed by a blast at high heat creates …

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might Be the Best Potatoes Ever)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Every online food recipe trend has its watershed moment, the point at which it goes from being a fun project to going full-on viral. It's usually when bacon gets added to it. It's the moment when every blog and Instagram feed is so saturated with it that even …

Argentine Grilled Tri-Tip Recipe

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

Tabasco Sauce: An Appreciation

<b>This weekend brought</b> the sad news that Paul McIlhenny, the sixth McIlhenny to make Tabasco sauce on Louisiana's Avery Island, has died.<p>As chief executive of the company until the end, we wonder what he thought about the sudden trendiness of sriracha-style hot sauce, which received a feature-length …

Beverly Hills

6 Essential Stocks for Soup Season

With winter on its way, it’s a great time to load up on a variety of soup stocks. Chicken, beef, fish, and vegetable stocks can all be made easily at …

Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules

A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking and running.<p>We asked registered dietitian and multiple Ironman finisher Lauren Antonucci for her top nine rules for beginner triathletes looking to maximize their training. She shared advice she …

Post-Workout Mistakes

Sure, you probably have your pre-workout routine all in order: you drink plenty of water, you wear your favorite exercise gear. But did you know your post-workout routine is just as important?<p>According to Balanced Fitness and Health's Lauren Brown—that's absolutely true, "not only to ensure proper …

How to Relax: Calm Foods Battle the Effects of Stress

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress<p>Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Asparagus<p>It's true that side effects may …

Wellness

Eat Essential Nutrients

<b>Your easy fiber fix:</b> Simple additions throughout the day include snacking on fruit and nuts, topping your salads with beans, and building your meals around vegetables. Or try this recipe for breakfast: Add ½-cup of cooked rolled oats to a bowl, top with 1-cup milk, 1-cup blueberries and a dash of …

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

<i>By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer. It's 100 percent free, and all you have to do to get it is go outside. Seems like something everyone would have plenty of, right? Well, that …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

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Fitness Myths

The 13 Biggest Fitness Myths<p>Clear up these common misconceptions ASAP for a more effective workout<p>What you don't know about fitness can hurt you—and interfere with your fitness goals. For a safer workout with awesome results, forget everything you think you know about exercise, and read on to get …

30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …