Elizabeth Alvarez

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Here's What You Need to Know About 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Trailer

Few things were as "throw your cup on the floor" frustrating as the ending of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Not in a bad way, mind you, but in a "this cliffhanger is so tantalizing that it may do me actual physical harm" way. So it's with a fair amount of anticipation that we greet anything …

How to Grill the Ultimate French Toast | Men's Health

The ingredients are simple (hell, you probably have many of them sitting in your kitchen right now) and even the most coffee-deprived cook could handle the prep steps.<p>After you’ve polished off a plate of these delicious day-starters, the only question you’ll have left to answer is: “Now what should …

How to Make Choco Tacos at Home

Why limit your taco consumption to breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Because it's Summer Camp Week, we're revisiting how to make tacos for dessert.<p>Here is why I like the Choco Taco:<p>Its name rhymes. (Just like Gabriella’s!)<br>• It’s wildly messy to eat, so it’s a good test: If you have fun with it and laugh …

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These Are Some Of The Most Canadian Recipes Of All Time

Hooray! July 4th is almost here and that means BBQ pulled pork, juicy watermelon, potato salads and slaw.<p>We aren't celebrating the red, white and blue just yet though, friends, because today is Canada Day! Our friendly neighbors to the north are celebrating the birth of their nation and we've …

Mani Of The Moment: Here's How You Can Try Our Blinged-Out Nail Art At Home

What better way to celebrate the weekend than with some eye-catching nail art? Earlier this week, we tried our hand at a Swarovski-studded manicure, …

#theLIST: Lip Service

Spring is all about reinventing plain nudes to totally wearable ultra-brightsthink pink, orange and purple. Which color will you cling to?<p>Spring is all about reinventing plain nudes to totally wearable ultra-brights—think pink, orange and purple. Which color will you cling to?

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

Nail the Look: Opaque Pastel Polishes for Summer

We all love pastels in the summer, but traditional polishes often don't pack the fashion-forward punch that we crave. But opaque pastel nail polishes …

13 Diet Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Quirky diets hacks to make staying slim easier.<p><b>2) Chew, chew, chew, chew…and chew some more.</b> According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of <i>Foodist,</i> studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less. FWIW, …

8 Awesomely Ridiculous Kitchen Appliances Everyone Needs

We spend a lot of time making fun of kitchen appliances -- almost too much time. But with items like the microwavable s'more maker and the voice-activated grill on the market, how can we resist?<p>Sometimes though, we come across a kitchen appliance that is absolutely unnecessary and utterly …

The 13 Best Ice Cream Flavors Of Summer 2014

Summer is one of our favorite seasons by far, not only because it's hot and sunny and we get to go to the beach, but because we get to so much ice cream. You see, we take the arrival of summer as an unlimited license to eat all the ice cream we want, and we take our pursuit of ice cream very …

11 Ways to Use Peaches

When you’re ready for more than just pies, crisps, cobblers and crumbles, try one of these 11 ways to use peaches.<p>A juicy peach eaten right over the …

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 …

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Gluten-Free Chick-Fil-A Nuggets You Can Make at Home!

I will admit I am a Chick-fil-a nugget junky. Of course, worse than the nuggets, I am addicted to those amazing waffle fries. Seriously, I go there too often and lately I have been trying to just stick with a side salad or fruit instead of the fries but they call to me in my sleep. I know that is …

6 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without a Fancy Freezer

Screw ice cream machines! Grab a freezer bag, a coffee can, or some liquid nitrogen, and get ready to eat your weight in sundaes. Here are six ways …

Dinner Tonight: Pan-Roasted Scallops + Grape Leaf Pilaf

On appearance alone, tonight’s dinner could pass as a high-ticket restaurant dish. But in reality, it's nothing more than a pantry meal elevated by a few specialty ingredients. We’re keeping with the season, pairing fresh seafood with a bright, green pilaf inspired by Middle Eastern dolmas. Splurge …

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5 Times Ramen Overstepped Its Bounds

Of all the trendy foods right now, ramen stands out as one that pleases just about everyone. From highbrow ramen joints to lowbrow instant ramen, this Japanese noodle soup is popular everywhere. It would stand to reason, then, that ramen can do no wrong. That would be a hasty assumption, however. …

Apostle's Fingers (Crêpes with Lemon and Ricotta Filling)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Puglia's answer to Sicily's cannoli: lemon- and ricotta-filled crêpes.</i><p>One of Puglia's best-loved desserts, <i>dita degli apostoli</i> -- or …

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7 Quick Desserts to Make with Bananas

This week’s Mad Genius Tips video reveals that the easiest and quickest way to make homemade ice cream is with frozen bananas. The creamy fruit is …

The New Chipotle Is Here, in Pasta Form

Meet the brains behind Pasta Flyer, the new gluten-free pasta restaurant. Mark Ladner is the executive chef at Del Posto in Manhattan, but he's got a side project that just might change college eating forever. His concept, Pasta Flyer, is gathering the support of college students across the country …

How to Make Yogurt Biscuits Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Provisions Editor, Posie Harwood, teaches us how to make light, fluffy biscuits without butter or</i> …

15 Gooey, Wonderful Grilled Cheese Recipes

Because melted cheese = happiness.<p>Some might say the best thing since sliced bread is sliced bread with CHEESE. There is nothing better for your soul than delicious, gooey cheese, well, sandwiched between toasted, crunchy bread. Do enjoy these wonderful twists on the classics:<p><b>1. Pesto Pizza Grilled</b> …

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28 Foolproof Recipes Using Five Ingredients or Less

Just because you don't have a lot of food in your fridge doesn't mean your belly has to suffer.<p><b>1. 1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream</b><p>Chunky Monkey better watch its back. Learn how to make it here.<p><b>2. Argo Tea's Mojitea</b><p>Easy, boozy, beautiful. Get the recipe here.<p><b>3. Bacon Egg Cups</b><p>What better way to wake up …

What Male Models Are Thinking When They Walk Down the Runway | Men's Fashion Week

1. "That guy in front of me has gazelle legs. How am I supposed to keep up?"<p>2. "Is this shirt really made out of tinfoil?"<p>3. "Flex. Flex. Flex."<p>4. "Why am I the only guy without pants?"<p>5. "I can't believe I'm getting paid for this. Oh, wait a minute…I'm not."

This DIY Surf Spray Is Totally Going to Save Your Summer Hair

Fess up: Come summertime, your hairstyling routine takes a turn for the simple and uncomplicated. 80-degrees is officially too hot for blow-drying and heat-styling, and besides, that's just time wasted indoors when you could be outside enjoying the weather!<p>One of our favorite ways to add texture …

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Roxane Gay on Why It's Okay to Be a Bad Feminist

The big feminism debate has made its way over to Hollywood, and celebrities are quick to take a stand when it comes to the F-word. Shailene Woodley flat-out said, "no" when asked if she considered herself a feminist, while Beyoncé says she is a modern-day feminist. She makes it clear in songs such …

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …