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Mystery Plot Template / Story Beats / Roadmap

In the Novel Factory, we use a Universal Storyline template based on the Hero's Journey, and we've created a few more targeted structure templates …

How To Make Scallion Pancakes

<b>Make the dough and let it rest:</b> Mix 2 1/2 cups flour with 1 cup water until it forms a smooth dough. Knead by doubling the dough over and pressing it …

Baking

All the Easy, Impressive Snacks and Desserts You Can Make with Frozen Puff Pastry

Given the festive nature of the holiday season, cooking can veer towards the elaborate, so it helps to have some quick and easy dishes that impress …

One-Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo Is Shockingly Easy to Make

I've never met a cuisine I didn't like, and ethnic dives are among my most regular haunts. But I've never made many of the sought-after dishes at the top of my list: North India's saag paneer, Korea's bibimbap, and Cuban tostones con mojo. I decided it was time to tread through previously uncharted …

Three ingredients for the best chocolate cake ever!

Every baker worth his or her salt (or in this case, sugar) should have a go-to recipe for chocolate cake. Let’s face it, you can bake all kinds of …

Dessert

10 amazing Christmas desserts

Christmas only comes once a year, so show off your skills with these magnificent festive desserts.<p>All your Christmases will come at once with this …

How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu

We'd expect nothing less from our favorite Italian actress.<p>With multiple cookbooks to her name, Sophia Loren has secured a reputation as an expert home cook in addition to her legacy as an actress and international sex symbol. One of her best dishes? Tiramisu.<p>In <i>Recipes and Memories</i>, a …

Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream

<i>A creamy delicious Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream, perfect for filling cakes, cookies or even pastries. Fast, easy and so amazing.</i><p>I was never a big …

Chocolate cake

<i>Chocolate and brandied cherry make this the ultimate decadent dessert, perfect for entertaining guests over the festive season.</i><p>Preheat the oven to …

Dessert

Perkedel Panggang – Oven Baked Potato Fritters

I am a huge fan of perkedel but I don’t make them often enough since I kind of hate deep frying. So I tried to come up with a way to bypass deep …

Recipes

Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

"These are delicious crispy, chewy ginger cookies that will disappear before your eyes! These are best kept in an airtight container."<p>Ingredients<p>2 …

Forget Takeout, Make These Tasty Teriyaki Meatballs at Home! | shopswell

I love fast, easy and delicious meals and this one works out perfectly. It's sweet and salty, the adults love it, and even picky kids won't complain …

Your Wheat Sensitivity May Have Nothing to Do With Gluten

When most people think of wheat-related health issues, they think of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that’s harmful for anyone with …

26 Seriously Useful Baking Tips You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

To help make your bakes the absolute best.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

6 Simple Stretches To Ease Chronic Pain

<i>Excerpted from</i> Forever Painless <i>by Miranda Esmonde-White</i><p>When you're dealing with pain on a regular basis, it can be easy to think your discomfort will never go away. And that's, in part, because your brain and body are already stuck in a faulty pain-signaling loop. The brain can continue to receive …

Pain

Big Batch Chinese Beef

Big Batch Chinese Beef – A tasty, make-ahead meal of slow-cooked saucy Chinese beef. Perfect when you’re cooking for a crowd! I’m always looking for …

Cooking

Garlic and Herb Skillet Chicken

<i>Finished in 30 minutes, this easy Garlic and Herb Skillet Chicken has tons of flavor with very little effort. And the cleanup is easy, too!</i><b>PIN IT FOR</b> …

Cooking

Bow Down to This One-Skillet Mustard & Bacon Chicken

When getting a hearty, delicious meal on the table night after night feels like a chore, turn to the one-skillet meal. This recipe features chicken …

Cooking

18 New Fall TV Shows You’ll Definitely Want to Watch

11. Van Helsing<p>Listen, vampires are never going to go out of style, and Syfy’s <i>Van Helsing</i> is the newest series to take a stab at the genre. This one …

How to write accents and dialects: 6 tips

Learn how to write accents and dialects in your stories because it will help you write about crosscurrents between people and places. Regional …

Linguistics

Bulgarian werewolves and Byzantine eunuchs: 12 historical lives that should be novelised

<i>Minoo Dinshaw on 12 unfamiliar lives – from a Byzantine eunuch to a Turkish arms dealer – that deserve to be novelised</i><p>British historical fiction is thriving, but its readers might be forgiven for seeking fresher banquets. The wild boar at the Henrician court grows overcooked. Hilary Mantel herself …

Nothing is Easier Than This Banana Poke Cake!

Poke cakes are my favorite - always moist, creamy and delicious - and this Banana Poke Cake is no different. With its blended layers of yellow cake, …

Dessert

4 Ways to Create Believable Urban Fantasy

If you write fantasy, your job is to render a completely new world, in any setting, at any time in history (or future), with any rules you want to …

Creative Writing

Ten writing tips

Recipe: Mrs. Lamb's Classic Sponge Cake

<b>Mrs. Lamb’s Classic Sponge Cake</b><p>Serves 6-8<p>I tasted this wonderful spongecake at Ballymaloe House in 2014 and was blown away by the way its lightness …

Spongecake

How to Make Coffee Granita: The Easiest, Most Caffeinated Summertime Dessert

Making impressive desserts at home can require many things we often don't have: patience, expert skills, specialty equipment, and a dozen types of …

Coffee

How to Make LBJ's Barbecued Chicken

LBJ and his wife Lady Bird made full use of "barbeque diplomacy" while in the White House, and with this recipe it's no wonder he was so</b> …