Alexandra Ortiz

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The Sweetest Thing

Modern Baby Cookies from Glorious Treats<p>If you read MBA on a regular basis, you may know that I am pregnant – like way pregnant. And although I’ve …

Girl Scouts Add Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie to 2014 Lineup

Every year, the Girl Scouts launch their fundraising cookie sale to raise money both for local troops and for the regional Girl Scout councils. Some …

Steamed Chocolate Sponge Pudding

My Christmas pudding (which turned out beautifully, by the way) was my first attempt at a steamed pudding. I set my heart on trying a steamed sponge …

Coffee and Kahlua Brownie Bites

A bottle of Kahlua or Homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur is a great thing to have around the kitchen. This is partly because you can use it to make …

Sunday Sweets: Deco-licious

Everything old is new again... again... and I for one couldn't be happier. Vintage styles <i>rock</i>. (Well, unless it's from the 70s - but we're all agreed …

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate truffles are an indulgence that I don’t just save for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to make and homemade truffles are almost always more …

MEAT WEEK!!

THIS WEEK<br>IS<b><br>MEAT WEEK!</b><p>[Kermit flail] <br>MEAT WEEEEK!!!<p>THE ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-MEAT-BEEF-TREAT-WEEK!!!<p>WE HAVE MEAT THAT LOOKS LIKE CAKE!<p>[whispering] <i><br>MEAT</i> …

Baci di Dama

Baci di Dama is a type of Italian cookie that is perfect for romantics. The name means “Lady’s Kisses,” and probably comes from the fact that these …

Luxurious Home Designs with a Twist

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Domaine Public Architects<br>• Visualizer: Leandro Silva<p>The first space is designed by Leandro Silva, who brings us a vast home design with …

Traditional Toronto Residence Embraces A Sleek And Minimal Renovation

Renovations that adopt a minimalist style are often a touch more difficult to conjure up and execute than other modern makeovers. They not only …

A home by Klopf Architecture

The folks at Klopf Architecture sent over some of their projects and this one immediately caught my eye. This is a dream home for a collector or avid …

Natural Shades of Sea, Sand and Stone: Contemporary Home in Monaco

<b>NG Studio</b> completed the design and development of a contemporary home in Monaco. The entire interior demonstrates the idea of ??relaxing in a space …

One Sofa, Three Houses

February guest editor Sara Ruffin Costello shares how she made over her grandmother's sofa three times.<p><b>"My first grown-up apartment, on New York's Lower East Side. My grandmother's sofa got un-grannied with a coat of white paint, a fresh Scala mandré stripe, and bright yellow accessories."</b><p><b>"In our</b> …

Inside an Attic Room-Turned-Gentleman's Bathroom

An attic room is transformed.<p>In his New Jersey farmhouse, Dan Ruhland transformed a sitting room into a masculine bath and dressing room.

Would You Change Your Hair Color Because Your Guy Didn't Like It? (It Seems Hugh Hefner's Wife May Have)

When Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal went brunette—well, ombre brunette-ish—over New Year's, the Playboy founder didn't exactly love the change, according to <i>Us Weekly</i>:<p>"I came home and said, 'Hef, how do you like my hair?' And he said, 'When's it going back blond?'" (Click that <i>Us Weekly</i> link to see a pic …

Sofia Vergara Dishes on Her Genius Mascara Move, the Trend She's Really Into Right Now, and the Trick She Uses to Make Her Eyes Look Big and Bright

In honor of its new LashBlast Bombshell Volume Mascara, CoverGirl hooked me up with brand ambassador and best-friend-in-my-head Sofia Vergara to get a few questions answered about her secrets to looking like a, well, bombshell (get it?). Here's what she spilled, to be read in her fabulous Colombian …

It Appears We Already Have Our Big Makeup Trend of the 2014 Grammys and They Haven't Even Happened Yet

If the pre-awards-show Delta Air Lines party that happened last night is any indication, this weekend the Grammys red carpet will be all about one makeup trend: dark lipstick.<p>Here it is on Victoria Justice (whose tendrils we already went over today):<p>On Lorde:<p>Dark lipstick everywhere! Does that mean …

The Best Grammy Awards Dresses From the Past 5 Years: 7 Gowns We're Still Obsessed With

Music's biggest event takes place this Sunday night! Get ready with a look back at seven Grammy Awards red carpet dresses I'm still totally obsessed with.<p>Starting with Katy Perry in Gucci and Florence Welch in (reptilian-inspired) Givenchy, 2013<p>Rihanna in Armani, 2012<p>Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul …

Grammys 2014 Beauty: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup of the Red Carpet? Vote!

The stars might be planning to be up all night to get lucky (to paraphrase Pharrell) for the 2014 Grammys tonight, but the red carpet portion is is officially all wrapped up—which means it's time to discuss who had the very best hair and makeup! And seeing as folks tend to take more risks at the …

All the Details on How Beyoncé's Hair Went From Hot and Wet to Glamorous Waves Last Night Straight From Her Hairstylist

If you missed the Grammys last night, I'll sum up for you: Beyoncé;, Beyoncé, Beyoncé. Not only did she come out in wet hair and do an incredibly sexy version of "Drunk in Love" with her hubby, Jay-Z, but she then changed into a white dress that the entire world will have dreams about forever with …

Hot Off Her Steamy Grammys Performance, Beyoncé Is Our Glamour Style Icon of the Week | Glamour

We already know that Beyoncé can work a red carpet party dress like a boss—no QUEEN—and she just kills it like no other onstage. Case in point, her sexy, steamy, earth-shattering opening performance at the Grammy Awards last night. Oh, and since she didn't get to walk the red carpet before the …

Must-Try Hair Idea: Taylor Swift's OTHER Grammy Awards Hairstyle (From the Pre-Party!)

Poor Taylor Swift: I feel like everyone spent this morning watching GIFs of her mistakenly thinking she'd won Album of the Year. To help her feel better, let's take a minute to appreciate a less heavily covered Grammy Awards T-Swift moment: the drop-dead hairstyle she wore to the pre-Grammys …