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Lemon Water Weight Loss Benefits

Did you know that lemon and hot water is a great tool for weight loss? Drinking a glass of warm water mixed with Lemon juice first thing in the …

A Budget Kitchen Remodel for $5K to $15K

You can buy a lot of kitchen for under $15,000 as long as the space isn’t much more than 150 square feet and you’re willing to do a lot of the work …

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Lemon Pound Cake

My maternal grandparents had thirteen children. I have fond memories of most of them. I remember my great-aunt Lois ironing linen for the church’s …

The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

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The Health Benefits of Kefir

<i> If You Have Any Digestive "Issues," Kefir Milk Could Be Your New Best Friend</i> <b><br>The Health Benefits of Kefir Milk are M-A-N-Y</b>Before I get to the many</b> …

From Tree to Table: 21 Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

It’s safe to say that December is a busy month. By Christmas morning, you’ve done a whole lot of work: You’ve wrapped the gifts. You’ve decorated the tree. You’ve fed Santa. You’ve even slipped on a festive and/or ugly sweater (if that’s your kind of thing), and while it may seem as though your …

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Banish Brutal Bathroom Smells With Your Own Homemade "Poo-Pourri"

Bathroom odors can be traumatizing whether you caused it or not. Products like Poo-Pourri and Just A Drop can help keep the stench at bay, but you …

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Dessert Recipes Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

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19 Holiday Cake Recipes to Make You Forget About Pie

The holiday dessert scene has seen a long-running affinity for pie. While we’re hard pressed to find people who actively avoid the sweet treat, it’s about time that other decadent desserts get a shot at the center of the table. If you can’t let pie go, by all means have both, but trust: These …

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22 Smart Ikea Hacks For Your Lovely Household

Renown worldwide IKEA deserves its place in the hall of fame thanks to its ability to provide simple designer items worldwide for a reasonable price. …

The Four Faces of Writing Fears

by Emily WenstromHalloween is a time to look at our writing fears head on—you don’t have to write horror stories for writing to be scary.But you <i>don’t</i> …

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

It's the perfect sort of cake for a birthday or a Tuesday. Make sure to enjoy it with a very large glass of ice cold milk!<p>We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point …

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5 Easy Icebox Cakes

Can’t bake? Don’t worry. There’s no baking involved with icebox cakes.<p>Can’t bake? Don’t worry. There’s no baking involved with icebox cakes. Made …

15 Recipes That Prove Casseroles Are Actually Awesome

EVERYTHING BAGEL BREAKFAST SANDWICH<p>It’s like a bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel in casserole form. Assemble it the day before and bake …

Best Money Tips: 31 Household Products You're Underusing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found great articles on the household products you’re underusing, mini habits of insanely …

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

It's the little things that count most.<p><i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because …

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The 25 Best Carbs That Will Uncover Your Abs

Imagine if you could tell your friends you’re on a hot new diet, the one all the celebs are doing for rapid weight loss. It’s name? Not Atkins. Not …

How to Make a Better Homemade Pizza With Mario Batali

How to make a better homemade pizza, from a man who knows his pie: This video shows you how with tips from Chef Mario Batali.<p>You don't have to be an Italian to cook like one. That's what chef <b>Mario Batali</b> says, and as the owner of such gems like Del Posto, Babbo, and Lupa, he's a man who knows …

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50 Indian Recipes We Love From Tikka Masala to Tandoori Cauliflower

Forget takeout with these 50 recipes for delicious Indian food at home.<p><b>Who needs takeout when you can bring home the sultry spices of the Indian kitchen?</b><p>Most of the ingredients called for in these recipes are available in supermarkets. If there’s something you can’t find, go to a local Indian …

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We're Giving You Permission to Embrace Velveeta

Chile con queso is the dip of choice at new Tex-Mex restaurants like Superica in Atlanta, HomeState in L.A. and El Original in New York City. Our …

Blogs | Food & Wine

They're just doing their best!<p>Wolfdown, Bites & Bashes, and Makani go beyond traditional bulgogi and bo ssam.<p>The company says plastic straws will be …

Because Whiskey: Chocolate Waffles With Whiskey Butter Sauce

Chocolate waffles with whiskey butter sauce are the answer to a question you didn't even know you had. What's the very best brunch dish in the world?<p><i>Chocolate waffles with whiskey butter sauce are the answer to a question you didn't even know you had. What's the very best brunch dish in the …

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Classic Coleslaw

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Hattie B’s version of this traditional fried chicken side tastes like coleslaw should: crunchy, a little creamy, and with enough vinegar to keep it bright. Best of all: It will help put out the fire.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1½ …

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