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The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

National Parks

La Dolce Vita: 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Italy

Italian romanticism starts in the garden: oversized squashes in September, fragrant orange blossom year-round, the drama of a green cypress, and …

23 Of The World's Greatest Cookies

Every country bakes an incredible cookie.

The best bakery in every state

So we turned to city-guide app Foursquare to help us find the best bakery in every state.<p>Because the app allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which bakeries locals are raving about across the country and compile a list of America's Most Scrumptious …

Dessert

Throw an Adult House Party With 'Jungle Juice' and Jello Shots. Really.

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you can't have the best jello shots and jungle juice of your life. You can and you will.<p>Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you can't throw—or attend—a happening house party. We're not talking about the crowded messes you went to in college that were …

5 Places to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

<i>by Allison Williams and Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of NHDTTD/George Murphy<p>While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long--fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best</b> …

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel

Image: Amtrak<p>Riding the rails -- it's a beloved experience that many prefer to plane or car travel. There are no security lines and no traffic, plus the benefit of wider seats and more legroom. But among those who don't travel Amtrak regularly, it's common to hear complaints about ticket fares, the …

Trains

7 Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in the U.S.

<i>By Dalia Colon for the CheapTickets Blog</i><p>All-you-can-eat buffets are American as apple pie (even better if they include actual pie). Whether you live in the United States or are just visiting, these over-the-top eateries will have you patting your belly saying, "God bless America."<p><b>Studio B Buffet</b><p>In …

The Perfect Omelet Is All About Technique. Just Ask Ludo Lefebvre

Ludo Lefebvre is an omelet master. Learn his technique.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Ludo Lefebvre<p>Chef / Petit Trois / Los Angeles<p>When America's most radical French chef opened his dream …

Breakfast

I Travel Therefore I Am

I was three or four years old the first time I visited Disney World and rode "It's a Small World." I remember sitting inside the small boat utterly mesmerized as it slowly rode past hundreds of painted animatronic dolls representing children from all over the world, each dressed in traditional …

Bake Doughnuts, Not Cupcakes!

If you're looking for something other than cupcakes to contribute at your next birthday party, may we recommend Ina Garten's Cinnamon Baked …

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

5 Magazines for Your TV Viewing Pleasure

A good TV show can be like a good book: consuming, addictive and something you can’t stop talking about. You know the ones defining this “Golden Age of television“—shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development and True Detective. Whether you’re watching live TV, catching …

Blackcurrants are in season now, but why should we eat them and what recipes can we prepare with them

If supermarket sales are a trustworthy barometer of the eating habits of the nation, it’s no wonder that blackcurrants are known as the “forgotten …

Vertical Pallet Herb Garden

Gardening

You have to try these 11 absurdly good foods next time you're in NYC

It's hard to figure out where to eat when you're in a new city — especially in New York, which is full of restaurants and food trucks.<p>But there's one unlikely place where the most unique and bizarre food samplings in any city can be found: Instagram. It's the perfect platform for figuring out where …

Ice Cream

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

5 Ways to Flavor Your Butter with Fresh Herbs

<i>Today: Make compound butter your back pocket powerhouse for pasta, grilled cheese, and winning hostess gifts.</i><p>Oh, butter: We love you so. Whether smeared on toast, loaded into croissants, or sitting atop our steaks, butter never lets us down. Then we asked ourselves, is it possible to make butter …

23 Cod Recipes You'll Want To Cook Tonight

These delicious fish recipes will serve you all year round.<p>Tender, flaky and firm to the touch, cod is one fish that's guaranteed to make for a …

The Gardening Trends You Should Know About

Our friends at Pinterest shared the season's most in-demand outdoor garden trends and the boards you should start following now. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>Here's a look at some of the gardening ideas that Pinterest says are already trending this spring:<p><b>1. Vertical Gardens</b><p>…

Artisan Bread Bowls Recipe

02/26/2018<p>Diana from GA<p>I recently made this recipe with a few changes and had marvelous results. I used garlic infused olive oil, added dry Italian …

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cookie dough is the greatest. Right?! It’s comforting, it’s nostalgic, and it’s slightly dangerous because OH MY GOD WE COULD ALL DIE FROM THE RAW …

Dessert

Recipe: Chocolate Moon Cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F.<p>Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust it with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess. If you suspect your springform pan …

The Best Healthy Fish Recipes

Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce<p>Spice up grilled salmon and vegetables with a zesty Spanish-style sauce.<p>Fish Couscous with Onion T'faya<p>…