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How To Make Lemon Pound Cake

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F:</b> Place an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Line two 8x4-inch loaf pans with parchment and spray with cooking …

Lemon Lime Pound Cake

Oh, dear. Oh, my.<p>Oh, help.<p><i>Oh, BEHAVE!</i><p>(Name that movie.)<p>Okay, first of all: the intricate surface of this cake is not due to my superior cake …

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan

Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you drop pounds fast. With 1,500 balanced calories …

Maple Pecan Crepes Recipe

Maple and pecans cooked together with brown sugar are reminiscent of pecan pie. These quick crepes make a fancy statement on the plate, but can be made with mostly pantry staples.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Maple Pecan Crêpes</b><p>Ingredients2 eggs, beaten1 cup (about 8 ounces) milk1 cup (about 5 ounces) …

The 10-Minute Total-Body Toning Circuit

You definitely have time for this heart-pumping workout<p>Each of these exercises works multiple muscle groups for an efficient total-body routine, with some extra emphasis on the upper thighs, an area some people want to give a little more love. To increase the cardio burn, do as many reps as you can …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

Fire Up Fat Burning

This routine boosts metabolism, slims you down and sculpts lean muscle. Not bad for 30 minutes of your time<p>Ketchup or mustard? Flats or heels? <i>The X Factor</i> or <i>The Voice</i>? That eternal fitness face-off—cardio or strength training—is just as perplexing. Cardio is a known calorie crusher, but strength …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Burn Fat Fast!

Get your perfect body with these superfast body sculptors<p>Preventing too much holiday cheer from settling on your waistline comes down to simple calorie math: If you want to indulge in a few extra calories, you'll have to sweat off a few more than usual. Send 'em packing with these four explosive …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

4 Pilates Moves For Every Body

Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this workout to make the most of her clients' core and gluteus muscles.<p>Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

Cherry Cheesecake Shooters

I made these incredibly easy and exceedingly cute desserts on my Food Network show on Saturday. They’re little cherry cheesecake shooters—mini …

Print It: Get Sexy Abs

The toned abs you've always wanted are only 7 moves away<p>You've been obsessing over sexy abs for almost two decades. That ends now. We've tried and tweaked the best fitness workouts out there to create a foolproof plan to kick those elusive buggers (your abs) out of hiding. Finally.<p>The best part? …

The Best Protein Sources

You know a protein-rich diet can help you drop pounds—but are you reaching for the right foods?<p>Quick—which has more protein: an egg, or an ounce of mozzarella? Believe it or not, the cheese actually has about 16 percent more protein. You might want to write that down, especially if you’re one of …

The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

It's the region most of us love to hate—our hips, thighs, and backsides. For a lower body you'll love, you need to do two things: burn fat, and lift and firm your tush. This routine does both. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Then repeat the circuit so you perform it a …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

Pilates in the Pool

Perform these 5 moves the next time you go for a swim<p><b>WHY THE POOL?</b> It lets you move in three dimensions instead of two, explains Rebecca Pfeiffer, M.P.H., a certified Pilates instructor and Poolates creator. "This gives your core and waist a deeper workout than you get on land," Pfeiffer says. …

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Here's a fun and easy abs workout for a firmer, flat stomach<p>These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

What's Cookin, Chicago: Salmon Spinach Pesto Pasta

Many may associate summertime with foods like ice cream, berries, bbq ribs and the like. For me, I'd like to add salmon to the list. Prime salmon …

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes - Cooking With Ruthie

Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes are fun way to dress a good ole Yukon Gold Potato. Ummm… Delicious too 🙂<p>Rosemary Hasselback Potatoes<p>Prep time<p>15 …

French Fries - Two Ways

Rinse the cut fries with cold water until the water runs clear. Place in a large bowl and cover with water. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes or up …