Alia Thompson

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10 Habits Of High Net-Worth Women

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on February 26.</i><p><b>Keep Your Eye on the Prize</b><br>As a financial advisor, I have …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Watch an Animation Showing How Sugar Affects the Brain

Here's a science-y video from TED-ed explaining how sugar affects the brain, ultimately creating "that <b>warm, fuzzy feeling</b> you get when you taste grandma's chocolate cake." Unsurprisingly, sugar activates the brain's reward system, but unlike other non-sugary foods, it releases sustained levels of …

tomato sauce with onion and butter

I could no longer resist this sauce, and frankly, I don’t know why I even tried to: food bloggers obsess over it, and they’re not a bad lot to base a …

Baked Turkey Meatballs

I took some big bites last year. Really big bites in my life and work.<p>I’m talking about those almost mortifying first date kind of big bites… the …

Hamburger Soup

<b>Prep Time</b> 15 mins <b><br>Cook Time</b> 30 mins<p><b>Servings</b> 12<p><b>Difficulty</b> Easy<p>Ingredients<p>2-½ pounds Ground Chuck<br>• 1 whole Large Onion, Diced<br>• 2 stalks Celery, Diced<br>• 3 …

Cabbage and White Bean Soup

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Laura Wright of The First Mess makes a hearty and reviving winter soup.</i><p><i></i><p>My Aunt Carol is the undisputed cook in our family. It's true that many of us enjoy the art of …

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.<p>This year's crop of food books range from provocative …

Brownie, Bar, and Blondie Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.<p>And, on the seventh day, …

7 Delicious Red Sauce Dinners To Feed A Family

Because every night should be Italian night.

The Flavor Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg<p><b>Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship</b><p>Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined …

The Shocking Reality Of The World's Strongest Beers

How many "regular" beers does it take to get the same punch as these monsters? The answers might surprise you.

Shrimp and Grits (with Creamy White Cheddar Grits)

<i>Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a family-owned farm in Fairview, NC, a small town near Asheville. The centerpiece of the farm is a sprawling farmhouse</i> …

Batter-Fried Chicken Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This batter-fried chicken recipe is proof that it doesn’t take buttermilk or beer or an insufferably long overnight brine to make</i> …

lazy pizza dough + favorite margherita pizza

Raise your hand if you never get pizza right when you make it at home — that the dough doesn’t rise in the time the recipe says it should or it’s …

Risotto of Almost Anything

The basic method of making risotto will never change: you cook the rice slowly and add broth gradually, so the starchy inside of the rice kernel …

Recipes

Homemade Snickers

Intro<p>Currently in my freezer there is one last slice of ice cream pie. Next to that, a loaf pan of semifreddo minus one bite-size crater removed from …

Baketober!

October 14, 2013<p>October baking is on! Who has already made some super cute treats or perfectly pumpkiny desserts? Do you like fall baking as much as …

Dessert

Fish Tacos Recipe with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

<i>This fish tacos recipe with creamy chipotle cabbage slaw is composed of pan-fried fish, creamy coleslaw, lime, cilantro, and corn tortillas. Perhaps</i> …

Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

<i>The story behind this Neiman Marcus cookie may be an urban legend but the resulting oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is very, very real.</i>Adapted from …

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Jump to the recipe<p><i>The secret to these light and fluffy pancakes from Clinton Street Bakery are whipped egg whites–plus plenty of melted butter–folded</i> …

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

PMS Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn't quite Mommom's, er, your grandma's banana bread. It's better.<p>Honest grub with …

Apple and Pear Hand Pies Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Apple and Pear Hand Pies</b><p>Ingredients1 tablespoon butter2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch pieces2 Bosc pears, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch pieces1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon cornstarch1 recipe Easy Pie Dough1 egg, …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

Cooking

Butter Fried Chicken

This butter fried chicken recipe is in my head more often than not. That's saying something. It's one of our monthly meals at the Zimmern house, and …

Italian Chicken Roll-Ups

Sometimes I feel like I’m doing the same thing over and over again with chicken breasts. Taco chicken. Fajitas. Marinated. Again and again. It all …

New York-Style Cheesecake Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This New York style cheesecake is a classic and, even better, it’s easy to make. In fact, some folks are even saying it’s the best</i> …