Sharmin Sharif

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Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Defense leaders at a counter-Islamic State meeting expressed concerns about what happens after the expected defeat of …

The 14 Essential Sushi Restaurants in Chicago, 2018 Edition

From fat-marbled otoro to delicate live scallop, Chicago sushi chefs continue to up the game when it comes to sushi. While in the last year the city has bid sayonara to the venerable and much-lamented Katsu, in its place comes a swath of newbies, including Raisu and Katana, which look to enrich the …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 12<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>February: Honolulu<p>3 of 12<p>March: Buenos Aires<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>April: Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>May: …

50 Colorful Wedding Dresses Non-Traditional Brides Will Love

February is National Wedding Month, and that means we’ve got your back with beaucoup and non-traditional wedding inspiration, starting with the wedding dress of your dreams. Finding the perfect wedding dress to match your personality is always a challenge, especially if you count yourself amongst …

Weddings

Cold Spicy Ramen Noodles with Tofu and Kimchi

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons unsalted, raw peanuts<br>• 2 ounces ramen noodles (from one package instant ramen)<br>• 1 tablespoon chile oil, homemade or …

Recipes

Korean Chicken Wings Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Wings<p>For wings, follow the same rules as any other type of poultry. Ensure that chicken remains in its original packaging (which …

Black Bean Recipes

From spicy Southwestern salsa and pepper jack burritos to steamed tofu and quinoa, these incredible recipes highlight black beans.

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

11 Clever Ways to Use Potatoes for Game Day

Some of the greatest game day snacks ever start with the humble potato.<p>From potato-crust pizza to warm, gooey pimento cheese fries, here are eleven …

Cheddar Biscuits Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

These cheesy biscuits call for frozen butter, which is grated through the large holes of a box grater to cut down on prep time. This trick creates …

Spanish-Style Quinoa Recipe

"This quinoa dish is a delicious and higher protein alternative to Spanish rice. This is a nice side dish to a Mexican meal, or it can be used as a …

Gloria's Black Bean Soup

1. Place the beans in a nonreactive pan. Cover with three quarts water, add the bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the beans …

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

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All About Interior Design Tips

Good or bad, most of us are at least amateur interior designers. Anyone who’s bought a couch, placed books on a coffee table or uttered the phrase “feng shui” has been dabbling in home decoration. If you want to make a home your own, having some semblance of interior design in mind is extremely …

5 Effective Anti-Aging Power Potions

In the relentless pursuit of flawless skin, one thing is certain... many women and men will voluntarily suffer through nerve-rattling "procedures" and burn-inducing creams in hopes of waking up to fewer lines and a more youthful glow. So, when products come along claiming to deliver results, and …

5 Homemade Hot Sauce Recipes for National Hot Sauce Day

On today of all days, we urge you to put down the Tabasco bottle. It's National Hot Sauce Day, so why not try making your own?<p>Homemade hot sauces …

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts Recipe

"I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter …

5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in D.C. — If They're Within Walking Distance

This week's recommendations lean heavily towards those restaurants offering standout snow deals, due to the impending storm, spread across five different neighborhoods. If these restaurants aren't within walking distance, stay at home and cook something or check Eater's list of closures and snow …

12 Great Spicy Dishes to Warm Up the Chicago Winter

Frigid temps are here and with winter in full swing, Chicagoans could sure use some ways to warm up. To help you sweat it out, we're highlighting some of the best spicy foods around town. Dishes ranging from stews and moles to fried chicken and even dessert will give you that euphoric high needed …

10 Places to Visit in Montreal

Restaurant impresarios are looking beyond Québécois classics at influences ranging 
from old-school Argentinean to ’70s-era Chinese. 
— Mark Slutsky

7 Avocado-Packed Super Bowl Snacks

From sandwiches to cocktails, everything is better with avocado—and that goes double on game day.<p>Here, seven incredible ways to avocado up your Super …

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

Chef John's Chicken French Recipe

"Chicken French has everything I love in a recipe. It's delicious and easy, frugal, yet fancy, and everyone loves it. Better yet, it has a vague, …

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

Where to Find Denver's Best Chinese Food

One of the fourteen Chinese restaurants on this list is likely to come in handy this holiday season. Whether you and yours hold Christmas dinner at your neighborhood Chinese spot every year, or your holiday roast suffers a Griswold-esque comic tragedy, from cart service dim sum to trusty takeout, …

Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread Recipe

"Perfect for brunch, this beautiful braid is filled with eggs, ham, and cheese. Using refrigerated crescent rolls makes it a snap to …

The 23 Best Celebrity Street Style Looks of 2015

While we can't get enough of seeing celebrities all done up on the red carpet, there's something so insanely refreshing about their fashion when …

Women's Fashion

The Most Glamorous Gowns of 2015

From Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci to Cate Blanchett in Giles, these were the most glamorous ensembles of 2015.

18 Genius Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Needs

For the girl who doesn't know how to wear makeup — or just doesn't want to take the time to put it on.<p>If you're reading this, you either (1) don't know how to wear makeup or (2) are too lazy to care, but either way, you still want to look extra special for your upcoming holiday party. These …

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