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9 Ways That Food Can Be Its Own Plate

Or, nine way to avoid doing any dishes.<p>Serve delicious tuna salad in edible avocado boats.<p>Dress up classic baked potatoes with buttery mushrooms and …

How to Master Sweet Yeasted Doughs (i.e. Your Favorite Foods)

It’s probably safe to say that you like yeasted breads and pastries made with enriched dough. Maybe you even love them (I know I do).<p>Why? Because in the bread world, the term "enriched" means that these doughs are made with the good stuff: milk, butter, eggs, and/or sugar.<p>This includes universal …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

Nutrition

5 Epic Takes on Rice Krispie Treats

It's time to ditch your boring Rice Krispie treats and try out some new ones. Yes, we all love the sweet treat but that doesn't mean we can't branch out and treat ourselves.<p>Watch this video to find out 5 epic recipes that'll make you forget your favorite childhood snack. And don't judge the …

Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow cooker just yet. There are many delicious …

Basic French Macarons for Beginner Bakers

Let me start by first saying there's a reason these cookies are expensive! They're stubborn and difficult to get the hang of, so don't be discouraged if it takes some time for them to come out of the oven looking the way they are supposed to. Fortunate for you, I am a beginner, as well, and I've …

Dessert

5 No-Brainer Ways to Make Better Cookies

<i>This article is brought to you by Ten Speed Press. Head here to pick up a copy of Cookie Love.</i><p><i>Today: We're nerding out with Mindy Segal, chef of Chicago restaurant Hot Chocolate and author of Cookie Love, on</i> <i>how to make better cookies at home.</i><p>“I’m a total, total cookie nerd,” Mindy Segal tells me as …

How To Start Composting And Reduce Your Trash In Half

Get ready for a startling statistic: about 50 percent of your garbage, on a daily basis, shouldn't be thrown away. It's hard to deny the absurdity of this fact, even if you don't really care about the planet all that much.<p>Every day, half of what gets thrown into the trash could actually be turned …

Dark Chocolate Ritz Bars: 3 Ingredient Dessert Hero!

Dark chocolate Ritz bars? You're going to make them repeatedly, so you may as well get started. It's not long til you're in dessert nirvana!<p>I mean, not TODAY, the day you’re reading this, but TODAY, the day I’m writing this.<p>My birthday will have been long gone by the time you actually read this, …

Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds and How to Eat Them

Chia seeds have long been considered a "superfood," but what does that actually mean? Read on for tips on how to buy, store, and eat these nutritious seeds.<p>Chia seeds used to be a niche ingredient you could only scout out at health food stores next to the hemp seeds and spirulina. But chances are …

Nutrition

What Are Ramps, Anyway? And Why Do Food Lovers Freak Out Over Them?

Photo credit: PictureNewYork LG/Flickr<p>Food writer Josh Ozersky put it best when he said, "The Church of the Ramp is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the religion of seasonality." Ramps have long dominated the "foodie scene," but for those of us who are just tuning in, what exactly are …

Food

Growing pea shoots, step by step

One of the easiest plants to grow inside are pea shoots, which are really just the first stage of growth of the pea plant. You won't get the sweet …

How to grow microgreens, sprouts and shoots on your kitchen counter

No matter what time of year it is, Elizabeth Millard always has fresh vegetables. The author of <i>Indoor Kitchen Gardening</i> grows everything from carrots …

Spring break snacks! Get the kids cooking carrot cake cupcakes, more

It's spring break! To keep the kids occupied and satisfied, try making these snacks from Reed Alexander's cookbook "Kewl Bites." They're easy enough to get your kids cooking along.<p>Honey-Roasted-Peanut Popcorn<p>Anthony Quintano/TODAY<p>Carrot Cake Cupcakes<p>Anthony Quintano/TODAY<p>Lemon-Lime Kewlers<p>Anthony …

Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>2. <b>Make the Chewy Oatmeal Cookies:</b> In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with …

Homemade Donuts Inspired by Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookie season may be over but our craving for these magical cookies never ends. Luckily, we don't need to wait around for Girl Scout Cookie season anymore. Say hello to Girl Scout Cookie inspired donuts!<p>They are everything you absolutely love about your favorite cookies but on a donut …

Here's What Makes City Bakery's Caramelized French Toast So Damn Good

Sometimes a food just grabs you and won't let go. You either give in and indulge, or you let that captivating flavor -- which you can practically still taste -- hold you hostage until you finally surrender and make the food yours again. Either way, eventually you will need to learn everything there …

The Most Perfect Morning Pastry

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day—on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: The wholesome,</i> <i>Official Cooperative Bakery Pastry of the Bay Area—and why you should add it to your regular breakfast rotation.</i><p>A decade ago, I had a …

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Get total-body toning in no time with this incredible (and incredibly smart) workout designed by Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of Turbulence Training<p>Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? …

12 Reasons Why The Deadlift Needs To Be Added To Your Workout Routine Immediately

Back in the days of the Roman Empire the Romans were basically the most kick ass people to walk the Earth. They had a fully functioning society with …

Don’t skip these steps when planking, piking and crunching

Core training is an exercise trend that is here to stay. People everywhere are planking, piking and crunching with the best of intentions, limited only by imagination. There is only one problem: Many workout enthusiasts seen precariously planking on exercise balls may have missed a step.<p>We live in …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

The Absolute Best Workout to Combat Belly Fat

Stomach pooch, you're going down.<p>Crunches, balance boards, yoga for your core—you could devote your life to exercises that supposedly target your abs, yet still watch your waistline spread. So what’s the smartest approach for targeting this trouble spot? A new study suggests daily weight training. …

Wanna Get Fit? Follow These YouTubers ASAP

If your workout resolutions fell to the wayside when that first snow storm hit (guilty!) and freezing temperatures have made getting off the couch and into the gym a struggle, we’re here to help. If you need that extra push to get that rump into gear, take a moment to check out our fave fitness …

How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

<i>“If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”</i><i></i> <i>- Bryant McGill</i>One of my …

Happiness

The Week in Review: Women Take Center Stage

“We are having a moment,” Barnard College President Debora Spar told The New York Times. “Young women are identifying as feminist at levels and in …

Civil Rights