Stephanie Olson

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How to Make Fruit-Flavored Whipped Cream, White Chocolate & More

Fruit powder, a.k.a. crushed or pulverized freeze-dried fruit, is about to become one of your new favorite ingredients. <b>Not because it replaces fresh fruit—it doesn’t—but because it allows you to do things you can’t do with fresh!</b> Fruit powder adds concentrated fresh fruit flavor without the …

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14 DIY Treats If You're Obsessed With Peanut Butter

Snack factor: high.<p><i>Original article written by Jedd Marerro for Spoon University.</i>

Dessert

16 Refreshing Summertime Cocktails

Summer is a time to relax yet have tons of fun! The best sidekick to a relaxing summer is a refreshing cocktail. There are so many amazing cocktails …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Cream Cheese

Gateways to nature: 7 Canadian towns on the edge of spectacular wilderness

THERE’S PROBABLY A LOT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CANADA. For instance, it has 20% of the world’s fresh water, the longest coastline on Earth, and the $100 …

Unless You're Using 1 of These 6 Bug Repellants, You're Basically Asking for Zika

Some products barely work, according to the newest research.<p>Now that experts are saying Zika can be sexually transmitted for longer than previously thought, you have even more reason to avoid mosquitoes like it's your job. While the smartest strategy is to steer clear of areas where Zika-carrying …

A tale of ice and fire: touring East Iceland

This summer, new flights from the UK to Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, bring this region of volcanoes and fjords within easy reach<p>Denni Karlsson and I are standing by a glacial river as it hammers through a rocky gorge. Beside us is a wooden crate, the size of an old tea chest. It sits on two slender …

A New Way to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eat your heart out, chocolate lava cake. We just got cookies into the game.<p>Staring at the golf ball-sized nugget of leftover chocolate chip cookie …

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The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

The 50 best hotels in Italy for summer

It’s the sheer variety that strikes you first. Italy has as many hotels as it has destinations, from old-fashioned family-run pensioni in historic city centres to elegant lakeside resorts where you dine by candlelight at the water’s edge. There are mountain lodges with Michelin-starred restaurants, …

15 National Parks That Should Be On Your Bucket List

America the beautiful.

National Parks

10 Destinations You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

You're one Seamless order away from insolvency, yet the travel bug continues to nibble. So how to wander the planet without worrying about the bottom line? Believe it or not, there are still plenty of global destinations where you can get by on $25 a day or less.<p><i>By: Meaghan Agnew</i><p>You're one Seamless …

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How To Turn Your Favorite Veggies Into Gnocchi

Yum.<p>Italian gnocchi are one of the greatest pleasures in life. Bite-sized, cloud-like dumplings, typically made from potato, they basically taste like an edible hug.<p>While potato is the most common base to make gnocchi, it's not the only ingredient that can be used. Butternut squash, sweet potato, …

7 Surprising Ways to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie, what with its nostalgic flavor, chewy-crisp texture and iconic look. But why not upgrade …

10 Things I Did To Lose 160 Pounds Without Ever Dieting

A wise young employee once told me, “In life, my greatest misfortunes have always led to fortunes.” When I was 340 pounds, at age 25, if you had told …

The best of the UK: 29 things to do this summer

Korean Nachos Recipe

This Korean spin on nachos features <i>bulgogi</i>-style steak, caramelized kimchi, <i>gochujang</i>-spiked cheese sauce, and lime sour cream, all of it served on top of fried wonton chips.<p>Why It Works<p>Pear acts as a tenderizer in the marinade.<br>• Sautéing the kimchi deepens its flavor and sweetness.<p><b>Read more:</b> …

Madeira, the Portuguese island of eternal spring | CNN Travel

Great News: Getting to Iceland (and Europe) Is Now Cheaper than Ever

We caught up with the CEO of WOW Air to talk about how they make their fares so affordable and what makes Iceland so interesting to …

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

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Technique Tips: Swim Pretty

<i>From the ends of your fingers to the tips of your toes, think about every movement you make and ask yourself, “Is this pretty?”</i>.When you watch an …

The Best Hikes on the Northern California Coast

Whether you're interested in a casual walk along bluffs above crashing surf or a longer excursion into the coastal mountains high above the Pacific, …

Sparkling Espresso Recipe with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …