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Crunchy Toffee Triangles | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Chewy and moist on the inside, these indulgent bars get crunch from toffee pieces mixed into the dough and a generous sprinkling of almonds on top. Great for dessert or afternoon tea, these treats also pack well in lunch boxes.<p><b>Crunchy Toffee Triangles</b><p>2 1/4 cups (11 1/2 oz./360 g.) all-purpose …


Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

I love making skillet cookies. Because when it comes to cookies, bigger is always better.It’s a fast and easy goofproof recipe that’s sure to be a …


15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

<b>by Therese Oneill</b><p>Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the …

Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …

Healthy Eating

15 hilarious parenting comics that are almost too real.

Brian Gordon is a cartoonist. He's also a dad, which means he's got plenty of inspiration for the parenting comics he creates for his website, Fowl …


5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

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DIY: Homemade Lip Gloss

Hello friends!<p>We’re totally making our own lip gloss! We’re scenting them. We’re tinting them. We’re putting them in little rectangular metal …

quiet night of quiet stars, so many stars

alice doesn't live here anymore, revisited

Here Comes The Sun

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.


Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Landscape Photography

11 Super Simple Homemade Paint Recipes--3 Ingredients or less!

Hi there! Thanks for visiting! We’d LOVE for you to hang around! Like us on facebook, follow our board pinterest, and/or subscribe by email to be …

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

Nature Photography

Chamomile Tea Benefits and Other Uses for Chamomile

<b>When I was a little girl growing up in Minnesota, my mother and grandmothers gave me chamomile tea when I was sick.</b> It grew well in the Midwest and …