Sharon Ridley

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How to Make Creamy, Melty Fudge (The Best Last-Minute Gift)

Many people have something that comes naturally to them in the kitchen. Full disclosure: Candy wasn’t mine. While I now boil sugar syrups with ease and whip up marshmallows on the reg, this wasn’t always the case.<p>In pastry school, I was regularly seeking help from a friend who was a candy natural …

If Your Missed Flight Makes Your Trip Pointless, Ask About the "Trip in Vain" Rule

Let’s say your business meeting is in a few hours, you’ve arrived at the airport on time, but your flight is delayed. You’re not going to make the …

Holiday cookie recipe: Ambrosia macaroons

Coconut macaroons are like pillowy puffs of coconut, crisp and golden on the outside, yet delicate and tender on the inside. And if you love coconut, odds are you're a fan. Coconut macaroons are one of the easiest treats to make, using only a handful of ingredients. This recipe comes courtesy of …

The Wishlist: 25 Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Tactical Christmas Stocking<p>Forget being hung by the chimney with care, this is ready to be hung recklessly in the bomb shelter. The first thing you …

Shopping

Breathless: To Ghost or Not to Ghost?

It was 8:00 p.m. on a Friday and Sarah was staring at an open book but not reading it, too busy glaring at her phone out of the corner of her eye. Sarah had dinner plans with Ed. They’d met on Tinder a month earlier and had gone on three great dates—always drinks or dinner in their shared …

I Used This Vaguely Sexual Device to Zap My Face With Electricity

They say good things come to those who wait, but at-home "facial trainers," devices that send microcurrents of electricity to the skin, claim to subtly lift and firm the face in just five minutes. I wanted in on the action, so I figured an appropriate place to start was with the__ NuFace White Rose …

Skin Care

16 Makeup Products That Will Make Pores Magically Disappear

Abracadabra, let those pores disappear! Well, we wish it could be that easy. While many different skincare products can help to clear your pores and make them less pronounced, you can take it one step further and use some amazing makeup primers and products that will visibly reduce the look of …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Workouts

Articles about well grafted home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Open and airy courtyards can create a sense of interconnectedness between indoors and outdoors.<p>“The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect Stephen...<p>A Bluetooth speaker’s cylindrical packaging communicates a 360-degree design …

12 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Virgo

This is basically what it's like to date Beyoncé<p><b>1. We're practically perfect in every way.</b>OK, not strictly true. But this is our attainable life goal, so any praise and encouragement in that direction will always be welcomed, thank you.<p><b>2. We like clean surroundings.</b>So take it as a compliment that …

Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Servings<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and …

Charles Barkley: Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan holding back Clippers

The Clippers have never made it past the second round of the playoffs in their 45 years of existence, including the last three seasons with the core of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.<p>NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley said he held only one of those players blameless for …

Basketball

Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss - 20 Easy-to-Prepare Smoothies for Weight Loss

Working hard to put off those extra pounds that make you heavier? Then your sweet tooth must be disturbing your diet often. Not to worry about …

You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

Recipes

21 Delicious Ways To Eat Asparagus

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Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

23 Ingredients You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen

Other than beer and cereal, obviously.

The Most Tender Country Style Honey BBQ Ribs Recipe - Genius Kitchen

1. In a dish sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic salt, seasoning salt and minced onion flakes all over, then take each slice of rib and rub both sides with …

Cooking

Blood Orange Pound Cake with an Orange Zest Icing

This blood orange pound cake is incredible. I don’t use that word often, but I really do think this pound cake deserve the praise. I’ll even say it …

Dessert

16 Seductively Scented Beauty Products to Try This Valentine’s Day

We’re usually no fortune-tellers, but this Valentine’s Day we confidently predict that love will be in the air—quite literally.<p>Consider how just a …

Beauty

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Skin Care

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should

Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you want it to be something you hide away in the bottom drawer of your night stand, can easily toss in your carry on bag, …

Amish Barn Raisings Are Awesome, Especially for What You Don't See in the Video

This amazing footage of an Amish barn raising has been making the blog rounds. As fascinating as it is, the things about this activity that you …

Amish Mennonites

Hoard-Worthy Hair Products Your Strands Need Now

The products hairstylists, beauty editors, and tress obsessives swear by.<p>The no-fail products that hairstylists, beauty editors, and tress obsessives stock their kits with.

Salted Butter Caramels

Makes about 60 caramels<p>Put the evening over the top by setting out these easy, impressive caramels after dessert. Or set out wax-paper bags so friends can take them home for the next day.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>⅔ cup heavy cream<p>1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise<p>2 cups …

Best-Ever Sangria

Best-Ever Sangria takes minutes to prepare, and is lightly sweet and perfectly refreshing.<p>I can’t believe I’m talking about the sushi bar/restaurant …