Tracy Bloomfeldt

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The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

F&W Editors’ All-Time Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

It’s cookie season, and whether you’re baking for a cookie swap or the office holiday party (or if you simply want to eat cookies), figuring out the …

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

Carole Lalli's Chocolate Bread Pudding

Many bakeries sell chocolate bread, but you can always substitute with a marbled type (such as chocolate babka) instead.<p>Ingredients<p>6 large slices day-old chocolate bread, cut into 1" pieces<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>6 large egg yolks<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon …

Baking

Coconut Layer Bars

These Coconut Layer Bars are so sweet, rich and simple to make! I am a huge coconut and chocolate fan… I know lots of people feel blech about …

Coconut

10 Most Effective Butt Exercises to Shape Up Your Body

Everyone wants to get in shape as soon as they sense that summer is around the corner. However, shaping up means different things to different people.<p>…

Cardiovascular System

Pink Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting

I have been waiting this book for a long, long time.<p>The amazing Rosie, the powerhouse of talent behind Sweetapolita, is the <b>Queen of Baking</b> in my …

Dessert

10 Things to Remember If You Love A Person With Divorced Parents

According to psychologist and researcher Judith Wallerstein, “the highest impact of divorce on children comes 15-25 years AFTER the divorce, when the …

Relationships

Salted Caramel Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 x 12 x 1 1/2-inch baking pan.<p>Melt the butter, 8 ounces of the chocolate chips, and the …

Dream Bars

These dream bars have made the rounds. My mother's friend Phyllis Grossman passed the recipe to my mother when I was growing up. My mother passed the …

Recipes

What's for Dinner? 10 Budget Meals

Yes, for less than the price of a large pie from the local pizza place, you can put a fresh, satisfying dinner for four on the table. The secret is to rely on affordable proteins -- chicken legs, ground chuck, sausage, canned beans or tuna -- then update some favorites from the weeknight …

Cooking

Make Del Posto's Classic (and Evil) Tiramisu at Home

What happens when a punk rocker lands in one of Manhattan’s super fine-dining establishments? If you’re <b>Brooks Headley</b>, the answer is that you create otherworldly pastries in the Del Posto kitchen. Senior food editor Alison Roman visited Headley to learn his secrets for one of her favorite recipes: …

Dessert

The 15 Nutrients All Runners Need

When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you've come to love. Here are 15 nutrients health-minded …

9 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Any Occasion

Having trouble deciding on the right dessert? Rice Krispies Treats are a culinary giant. Everyone is glad to see them at a party or potluck table, …

Recipes

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Pound-Cake Tiramisu

When you're entertaining, you need a make-ahead dessert that wows. This rich confection takes just 15 minutes to prep, can be made up to a week in advance, and will not disappoint.

Recipes

Chocolate Coconut Snap Cookies

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

6 Unreal Chocolate Cake Recipes

Holidays are a funny thing. You spend weeks indulging in decadent desserts and seasonal lattes, and then — BOOM! — it's January, and the season of …

perfect marble cake

I have been going nuts this week. For the last three days I have made marble cake after marble cake, trying again and again to achieve the perfect …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.

Cooking

20 Satisfying Ways to Eat Spaghetti Squash

If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies in your diet post-holidays, go for the spaghetti… squash, that is. It may look like any ordinary squash from the outside, but once roasted, a simple scrape of a fork reveals beautiful little pasta-like strands. Low in calories and carbs but not in …

Cooking

Chia Pudding with Dried Apricots and Pineapple

Try to get this in the fridge the night before for the best texture. If you're short on time, just top some pineapple chunks with chopped dried apricots and some pan-toasted chia seeds for a little crunch and protein.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup unsweetened almond milk<p>4 tablespoons chia seeds<p>2 teaspoons agave …

Breakfast

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

21 Winter Stout Recipes to Knock Your Wooly Socks Off

If you’re struggling to find a winter beer to sip on until the days get warmer, look no further than a super dark and foamy stout. Its deep flavors often evoke coffee and chocolate, and are perfect when paired (or cooked) with long braises, cheesy sides and homey desserts. So raise your glass and …

Cooking

Chocolate blackout cake recipe

The ultimate chocoholic's dessert: a rich three-layer cake with chocolate-custard icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>10-12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the custard:</b><p>175g (6oz) granulated sugar<br>• 4½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 450ml (16fl oz) single cream<br>• 270ml (9¾fl oz) full-fat milk<br>• 150g (5½oz) dark chocolate (100 per cent cocoa), finely chopped<br>• 2 tsp …

Dessert

The Only Brownie Mix You'll Ever Need This Holiday

Eggs and flour transform chocolate-hazelnut spread into these subtly sweet, cakey brownies. You'll be so amazed how easy this recipe is, that you'll …

Dessert

From The Cookie Crust To The Fudgy Centers, These Revel Bars Are Sure To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>Chocolate Revel Bars<p>You know, a delicious oat cookie crust is generally reserved for fruit crisps, but the beauty of a …