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DIY Tie Neck Top | A Pair & A Spare

A cut, snip and a stitch is all it takes to turn a simple shirt into something totally different. Over on Who What Wear Australia I’m showing you how …

7 Ways Essential Oils Can Tackle Common Skin and Hair Problems

You really don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars on exotic hair and skin products that claim to give you the perfect fix overnight. In fact, apart …

You’ll Never Guess What This Healthy Alfredo Sauce Is Made Of

Alfredo pasta is one of the easiest dishes you can cook at home (almost as easy as these copycat burger recipes). It normally takes less than 15 minutes to make and only requires a few ingredients. While cooking this all-time favorite is always a good idea, buying pasta sauce from the jar really …

Cooking

The 15 Recipes That Make Me Excited About Going Vegan

One of the best things about going vegan has been experimenting with new recipes. Even before switching to a vegan diet, my husband and I often ate …

Food

Cookie Baking Tips for Beginners: For Perfect Cookies Every Time!

When I was young, I was lucky enough to have a mom who loved to bake. I remember when I was about 6 or 7, I would go to school with my homemade lunch …

Dessert

7 Dangerously Delicious Desserts

Dessert

Skip Takeout and Cook Up This Easy, Quick Noodle Dinner Instead

For some, the kitchen can seem pretty intimidating: There are thing-a-ma-bobs and whatcha-ma-call-its and don’t even get us started on that mixture-blender-thing ;) And although you may be afraid to try anything new because you are still trying to figure out how to properly cook a grilled cheese …

Vegetables

How to Make Healthy Brownies With a Surprise Ingredient

Calling all chocoholics! Get ready to make the healthiest brownie you can actually feel good about eating. This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan, made with a particular superstar fiber-packed ingredient — black beans<i>.</i> Now before you get dismissive, hear me out. Black …

Food

Yogurt-Lime Sorbet

4 Servings<p>It doesn’t come out of a soft-serve machine, and you can’t twist it, but our version of fro-yo wins at everything else.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1½ cups simple syrup (click for recipe)<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest<p>3 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>½ …

Ice Cream

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Dessert

38 Smart and Ingenious DIY Hacks Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Kitchen

#20 create a small folding table for festive enterntaining<p>#21 shoe holders can keep food organized in the pantry<p>#22 install a pegboard and hang …

Vegan Strawberry & Banana Muffins {easy bake cake}

Hey there! How are you? I’m feeling really rested and refreshed after a weekend away without the children. More on that later this week but for now I …

Food

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

So-Easy Homemade Buttercream<p>Learning how to make frosting from scratch is worth the effort. Rich buttercream frosting adds a pretty finish and a …

She Uses Bubble Wrap To Create An Elegant Cake ‘Topper’

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>Baking is a delicate art, and …

10 Single-Serving Cakes Just for You

A big, layered, elegantly frosted cake is the perfect dessert for a crowd. But sometimes you don’t want to share—you just want your own personal cake.<p>…

Dessert

8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

Baking

These 16 Cheesecake Recipes Are Anything but Basic

While we can all agree that cheesecake is a delicious dessert, sometimes in this world of cronuts and other outrageous creations, it can seem just a tad dull. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, we’re here to take this forgotten dessert out of its rut. With these 16 anything-but-ordinary recipes, …

Dessert

22 Vegan Recipes for Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Jay-Z turns 44 today, so he and Beyoncé are going vegan for 22 days. Might we suggest these 22 delicious recipes, Mr. and Mrs. Carter?<p><b>Jay-Z</b>'s just turned 44, and he's celebrating like all ballers do—by going vegan for 22 days. (Al Gore is also a recent convert, so you know it's cool.) Better still, …

Vegan

One pan of tomato sauce, four hearty meals

Long before I moved to Italy, tomato sauce was my most faithful get-ahead panful. It was a mix of recipes: my mum’s (no doubt inspired by Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson), Claudia Roden’s, Anna del Conte’s, The River Cafe’s and even that of a friend’s Calabrian girlfriend. I was – I fancied – …

Italian Food

11 Recipes That Make Preserved Lemons Worth Buying

Love preserved lemons but aren't sure how to use them? Let these 11 recipes lead the way.<p><b>Preserved lemons are essential to North African kitchens</b>, where they're used to add brightness, salt, and depth to tagines and stews, dressings and sauces, and countless other dishes. But they can also inspire …

North Africa

The Lettuce Wrap Recipes Everyone’s Pinning Like Crazy

When the temps are high, frankly the only kind of recipe idea we’re interested in is one that’s light and refreshing (and can we also add: fast, easy …

Healthy Eating

Listerine Foot Soak

Every Cooking And Baking Substitution You Could Ever Need, In One Perfect Chart

There's nothing worse than being in the middle of making biscuits only to realize that you're fresh out of buttermilk. Or baking a cake, and finding out someone used up the eggs. Having to run out to the store when you're in the middle of preparing something awesome to eat is the absolute worst. …

Cooking

DIY Copper PVC Wall Planter

This DIY wall planter is not only functional but makes for a great conversation piece, and has the appearance of a modern art installation.<p>354<p>1362

Crafting

These Addictive, Amazing 22-Minute Meals Will Change Weeknight Dinner

We're a bunch of cooking obsessives here at Epi. But even we admit that planning, shopping for, and cooking dinner night after night is a lot. One …

Cooking

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.