Samantha Barnes

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Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

The people have spoken—here are our most popular chocolate dessert recipes on Pinterest<p>Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are …

Is This The Most Romantic Restaurant In The World?

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while …

Hike the Hollywood sign, without annoying the neighbors

Jan. 9, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> For a brush with fame and maybe a view of DOOWYLLOH -- those familiar white capital letters from above and behind.<p><b>What:</b> Legions of tourists make the hike to the Hollywood sign on Mt. Lee (elevation 1,708 feet), but many of them make enemies in …

15 Protein-Packed Recipes to Get You Through the Day

<i>Need a protein-packed lunch to get you through the day? Our friends at PaleoHacks have the recipes for you!</i><p><b>Adding quality protein to your lunch is a great way to get a boost of energy to get you through your busy afternoon.</b><p>Whether you're looking for a protein-packed meal that will keep you full …

Healthy Christmas Baking

Whether sweet to savory, baking is synonymous with the holidays. From rosemary-asiago rolls to fresh gingerbread squares, our recipes will carry you …

The 10 Best Holiday Slow-Cooker Desserts

Slow cookers and dessert: two things we can’t get enough of. That’s why, this holiday season, we’re combining the two to make these 10 delectable …

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These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …

8 Grilled Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Say goodbye to boring grilled chicken breasts this summer. From Honey-Sriracha Chicken Skewers to Grilled Chicken Fajitas, these dishes are all alive with flavor.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

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Breakfast Breads

Looking for an easy breakfast bread recipe? Here, a selection of our favorites, from classic banana bread to gluten-free brown sugar monkey bread …

17 Kitchen Skills You Should Master by the Time You're 30

<i>By: Julianne Feder</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>When you're younger, it's perfectly acceptable if your kitchen skills are limited to hitting a couple buttons on the microwave or asking mom what's for dinner. By the time you're 30, though, it's time to step it up by mastering a few legitimate …

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9 Healthy Desserts to Cure Your Sweet Tooth

If you’ve got a mean sweet tooth, you know the struggle of trying to eat a balanced diet and wanting <i>all</i> the ice cream, all the time. While we’re all trying to cut down on processed foods and added sugar, constantly denying yourself a sugar fix is a surefire way to lose your mind—and eventually …

12 Weird Food Pairings That Actually Taste Amazing

1 of 12<p>Chocolate And Avocado<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Broccoli and Cheetos<p>3 of 12<p>Strawberry And Tomato<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Dark Chocolate And Parmesan Cheese<p>…

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The 10 most walkable cities in the US

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You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

The 10 Most Popular Summer Vacation Destinations, According to Pinterest

The world is truly a beautiful place.<p>Summer is already on everyone's mind — especially on Pinterest. Since the beginning of 2016, Pinterest has tracked the most-pinned summer travel destinations, and this year, it looks like Pinners are itching to skip town and go off the grid. Topping the list are …

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48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

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25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

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The 20 Coolest Secret Hotel Amenities

Read on for hidden perks from VIP shopping experiences to free museum access, and more.<p>When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks …

11 Ways to Cook an Artichoke (and as Many Reasons to Go Out and Buy One)

An artichoke isn't exactly <i>asking</i> to be eaten. I mean, look at this thing!<p>Beautiful? Yes. Foreboding (and spiny and prehistoric-looking)? Absolutely. It's the vegetal version of a siren song.<p>But that doesn't mean you <i>shouldn't</i> buy and eat them: <b>In the spring, when artichokes come into season, they're</b> …

10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

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Why you should cook with 'dry' scallops

"There are generally two types of scallops that you can see at the store: wet and dry scallops," says Molly Birnbaum, executive editor of Cook's …

A Travel Guide to the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

Go for the Art, Stay for the Food: The 7 Best Museum Restaurants Around the World

This summer, Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos, the pair behind New York City’s heralded downtown restaurant Estela, will take up residence at the Met Breuer, a recently opened space which features the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s contemporary and modern art collections in the former Whitney …

7 Recipes to Transform Healthy Spinach into Comfort Food

Spinach isn't always in a salad.<p>As we’ve learned from Popeye, spinach—with its high levels of protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K—is crazy good …

10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.<p><b>1. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting</b><p>Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is …

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How to Make the Cutest Easter Bunny Cake Ever

What is Easter without a bunny cake? Here, our step-by-step guide to making the fluffiest, most adorable bunny-shaped cake for Easter.<p>Every Easter …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …