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The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

Loren Ridinger

Here Are 20 Meals You Can Make In 20 Minutes

So you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Netflix.

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

Dessert

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

New 'Tripr' App Makes Your Friends For You, Ahead Of Time

Instead of taking chances that you'll meet some good-looking backpacker at the next hostel or run into a gaggle of handsome travelers on a Parisian street, why not just "book them" ahead for your next vacation? New travel app Tripr can (and will) make that happen.<p>The app's mantra is that you should …

4 Signs That Your ‘Healthy’ Cereal’s Not So Nutritious

Find out if your bran flakes have earned their spot on top of your fridge.<p>Assuming you're not stocking up on Technicolor flakes or anything with the word "cookie" on the box, you probably think that picking up a box of cereal at the grocery store is a great way to ensure you eat a healthy breakfast …

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the digestive system, and prepare the body for a new …

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

How To Make A Cauliflower-Crusted Grilled Cheese That Is Both Gluten-Free And A Work Of Art

This grilled cheese sandwich contains no bread. It is gluten-free, low-carb and plain remarkable.<p>Look at it. Ponder it.<p>The beauty comes from the blogger The Iron You, who has smartly adapted the cauliflower crust craze into something one could eat for any meal of the day. Toss in some bacon and …

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

In a small bowl sift together the cake flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.<p>In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until well …

Garlic Cheese Bread

This Garlic Herb Cheese Bread is made with just few simple ingredients, namely bread dough, garlic, butter, parsley and cheese. You can buy the bread dough from the store or make your own. I like to make mine during the summer times, when the weather is hot, and the dough rises faster. Homemade …

These Odd Food Combos Are Surprisingly Great

Sometimes the most unexpected foods are totally brilliant together—pickles and whiskey, anyone?<p>We don't always choose our best friends; sometimes, life just sends us a person and is like, "Hey, despite the fact that you guys don't have a lot in common, you are destined to be in each other's lives …

Cooking

How to Make a Perfect Medium-Boiled Egg

Instructions for making the perfect egg—with the white just set an almost runny yolk—to put in ramen or just eat straight<p>For our ramen recipe, we knew we needed a perfect medium-boiled egg, with a just-set white and an almost runny yolk. A few dozen tries later, we nailed it: Lowering the eggs into …

Recipes

5 Knives Chefs Can't Live Without

Chefs can’t live without great knives. Here, some of their favorites.<p>Chefs can’t live without great knives. Here are some of their favorites (from …

5 Moves For The Perfect Beach Butt

Instagram's most famous derriere shares her tips.<p>Jen Selter has a butt that defies all logic and pysics. She arguably has the most famous butt since Kim Kardashian became a celebrity, accruing a following of 2 million on Instagram alone, and launching the hashtag #seltering, which refers to her …

Smoky Tempeh and Hummus Sandwiches

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A hearty vegan sandwich for those days when you can't even look at kale.</i><p>Quinoa. Chickpeas. Kale salad. These vegan staples are swell and all, but sometimes what …

Chocolate Mojito Cupcakes

My third post for Better Homes and Gardens' <i>Month of Cakes</i> is a refreshing take on grasshopper cupcakes. Fluffy whipped cream is flavored with mint, …

A 4-Ingredient Recipe For When You Don't Want To Cook

<i>Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the kitchen. The self-taught culinarian —</i> …

Food

Do You Know What Gluten Is?

Photographed By Rockie Nolan.<p>It seems like everyone and their health-conscious mother is avoiding gluten at all costs. But, just how many of them …

Quick and Easy Falafel

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size<p>83g<p>Yields<p>24<p>Amount Per Serving<p>Calories 44<p>Calories from Fat 13<p>% Daily Value *<p>Total Fat 2g<p>2%<p>Saturated Fat 0g<p>1%<p>Trans Fat …

9 Insane Ice Cream Flavors To Try Now

Back in the day, 31 flavors seemed like a variety we'd never get through, and Rocky Road was our most rebellious order. Well, those were simpler …

Cheese 101: All About Fresh Milk Cheese

<i>Editor's Note: The world of cheese can be overwhelming. Over the next few months, Liz Thorpe, author and founder of The People's Cheese, will guide us through everything from the foundations of the cheese family tree to the intricacies of some curd-nerd buzzwords. She'll tell us what to expect with</i> …

All About Dulce de Leche -- And How to Make It

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to make addictive, spreadable dulce de leche with only milk, sugar, and time.</i><p>Dulce de leche is a popular South American caramel sauce composed …

Training advice - The Running Bug

These Are 3 Yoga Poses That Every Runner Should Know

<b>*Content courtesy of ACE Fit</b><p>Love to run? Give the muscles of your lower body some much-needed TLC by adding these yoga poses to your post-run stretch …

How to Make Your Own Nutella

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week at Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Unsatisfied with store-bought Nutella, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is making a version that's a bit less sweet, a bit more</i> …

11 Beers Made with Breakfast Foods Like Bacon, Oats, and Coffee

From oatmeal stouts to maple-bacon ales, 11 beers that take flavor inspiration from the most important meal of the day: breakfast<p>On January 11, sometime around sunrise, thousands of beer-drinking Floridians began flocking to Funky Buddha Brewery, located outside of Fort Lauderdale. Who wanted brews …