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Don't have enough power outlets? Here's what you can do

There are only two power outlets in my bedroom, and both are hidden behind furniture. That means I rely on power strips to plug in my phone charger, Kindle charger, laptop charger, alarm clock, lamps, TV, sewing machine, Chromecast and the list just keeps going.<p>If, like me, your outlets are at …

DIY

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

3 Sauces Every Home Cook Should Know How to Make

Forget store-bought. These essential seafood sauces are not only whipped up with everyday pantry staples, they enhance the flavor of some of our …

Make It Yourself: Go-To Vinaigrette

• Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat fat 3.32g<br>• Cholesterol 0mg<br>• Cholesterol 2.30g<br>• Fiber 0.23g<br>• Sugar 1.48g<br>• Protein 0.17g<br>• Sodium 222.01mg<p>Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat …

Food

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

7 diet tips to look better naked

Take branched chain amino acids<p>Taking 10 grams of BCAAs first thing in the morning will help regulate insulin levels, increase growth hormone, reduce …

Tiramisu Sandwich Cookies

Make the cookies: Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. …

Dessert

Bourbon Balls

Now Playing<p>Meatball Marsala 00:53<p>Enjoy meatballs in a Marsala wine and mushroom sauce with this recipe.<p>Now Playing<p>Sheet Pan Brownie-Cookie Bars …

Afternoon Tea

6 Things Cyclists Are Told About Bike Repair That Are Wrong

Learning to take care of your bike is an exciting (and money-saving) part of being a cyclist. However, sometimes the wisdom and tips that get passed down aren’t quite what the bike mechanic ordered. We spoke to several bike mechanics, including Gene Carleton, who heads up Performance Bicycle’s …

31 One-Pot Dinners To Make Every Night In December

Bless no mess.

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

A personal trainer reveals the 'most effective method of intermittent fasting' — here's how to get started

Intermittent fasting is changing the way people eat. But there are so many different ways to fast these days, is one method better than all the rest? Personal trainer and health coach, Max Lowery says, cutting your eating down to just 2 meals a day is the best way to tackle fasting head-on. He also …

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (The Perfect Autumn Dessert)

These pumpkin cheesecake bars are so rich, creamy, and really yummy! Your kitchen will smell on autumn while making them! So soft, so elegant and …

Dessert

15 Recipes That Prove Fall Is The Best Season For Baking

Here are some tasty treats to add to your holiday repertoire.<p>Whether you're all about apples, crazy for pumpkin, or just have an all-around sweet tooth, fall is the best time of year for baking. From warm cinnamon buns to bourbon-brown butter pecan pie, these cozy recipes will satisfy all your …

This One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese Is the Ultimate Comfort Food

Chili mac and cheese is comfort food at its finest. A love child of a hearty beef chili and a cheesy macaroni casserole, this dinner comes together …

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

The Surprising Way to Tweak a Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Improving upon a classic is a tough task. Improving upon a classic <i>cookie</i> is even more challenging. A standard chocolate chip cookie recipe follows the same general formula for good reason! Why mess with perfection?<p>However, if pressed, I can name a few characteristics of a chocolate chip cookie that …

Make-Ahead French Toast That Tastes Like the Best Apple Pie

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 10 to 12<p><i>For the French toast casserole:</i> <br>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>6 large eggs <br>2 cups …

How to Make Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts

Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author Hedy Goldsmith creates a classic cinnamon-sugar doughnut that's better than anything you've ever waited …

Dessert

The Completely Addictive Method of Making Pasta Sauce

The idea of making homemade pasta sauce might sound intimidating, but it's a lot less complicated than you'd think. And I'm not talking about a more involved project like a beef bolognese. My go-to way to prepare pasta is with a lemony, garlicky, buttery sauce that comes together in minutes — and …

Italian Food

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Baking

3 Easy Mexican Salsa Recipes for Healthy Snacking

>Psh, there’s no need to wait until Taco Tuesday to get your fill of Mexican cuisine… In fact, we just consider that deprivation. However, when you’d …

Cooking

Tzatziki

Makes about 2 cups<p>Keeping the garlic whole and removing once it has added enough flavor will keep the flavor more mild, but if you want more of a punch, grate it before adding and leave it in. Serve alongside Meatballs and Mint.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 Persian or ½ English hothouse cucumbers, …

Recipes

6 Bodyweight Workouts That Actually Build Muscle

IT CAN BE tempting to head into the gym and immediately start pounding the heavy iron. But we’re here to tell you that a bodyweight routine will work …

A Southern-Style Peach Cobbler With a 3-Ingredient Topping

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F.</b> Place a rack in the middle of the oven.<p><b>Prepare the fruit:</b> Prepare the fruit as necessary — wash, peel, stem, seed, slice, …

How To Make Insanely Good Edible Cookie Dough

With a little trial and error — and lots and lots of dough — I figured it out.<p><i>For</i> Epicurious<i>, by Katherine Sacks.</i><p>It’s hard to find a child (or, um, an adult, TBH) who doesn’t like licking the spoon while mixing cookie dough. Not only is it hard to wait for the baked cookies to be done, but there’s …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 Summer Slaws to Bring to Any Potluck Cookout

Slaw is the unsung hero of the cookout world. With all of the pasta salads, dips, and deviled eggs gracing the buffet line, you may have thought that it would be easy to bypass a bowl of raw cabbage and mayonnaise. Thankfully, coleslaw has come a long way since the questionable dish of your …

Healthy Eating