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Classic Crème Caramel

Creme brulee is the dessert of choice at many upscale restaurants, but crème caramel is another classic French dessert that deserves at least as much …

Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a standard sized tube pan and set aside.<p>2. Make Swirl Mixture: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 …

Dessert

Cocoa Brownies Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Double Chocolate Muffins

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is, hands down, the most common type of nut butter out there and it is used in all kinds of recipes, from ice creams to cookies to …

Brownie Cookies

Dessert

Chocolate Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just about everyone has seen vanilla cream-filled snack cakes on store shelves over the years. There are a couple of brands that make them, and there …

Puffy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today my honey and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage! It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since I married my polar opposite, but …

Blueberry Swirl Cupcakes

This year was a great year for berries and I made all kinds of berry desserts with my farmers’ market finds, from berry cobblers to strawberry …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

August 20, 2013<p>It’s been weird being in moving limbo the last few weeks. I definitely don’t like having all my pans packed up. And all my stuff boxed …

Dessert

Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5 (comparison)

It’s been a few weeks and so it seems the dust has settled–if only a tad–on the great Android takeover of 2013. The business of regime change is a …

DIY Secrets for Long-Lasting Makeup | Seventeen's Get Cute With Chloe

Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes

I can smell my neighbor’s bacon.<p>That’s not a euphemism. If it were, you’d have permission to kick me in the shin and be officially grossed out.<p>I can …

Travel light: Here are 10 ways

MANILA, Philippines - Travelling light isn't just about surviving on the bare minimum of items that you can bring from home. Anyone can get through a …

13 money resolutions for 20-somethings this 2013

Your 20s can be counted as the best times of your life. However, this doesn’t mean you should be irresponsible – keep in mind that habits formed when …

Healthy Eating Excuses: 10 Tips To Change The Way You Eat

<i>By SHAPE Editors</i><p>Try these simple tricks to curb cravings, save time and make a permanent healthy change.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Ditch These Diet Excuses

Is Stress Tripping You Up at Work?

The 18 Most Adventurous People in the World Right Now<p>Four Wyoming Climbers Stage a Last-minute Expedition in Egypt<p>Rodrigo Koxa Sets World Record for …

Gorillas

10 ways you're sabotaging your workouts—and how to fix them

Long-term success in the gym is attainable if you follow standard, tried-and-true training principles and couple them with adequate dedication, …

Fitness

The Best Exercises: 5 Moves You Really Need

<i>By Joe Dowdell for Shape.com</i><p>"What's the best exercise for my [insert any 'trouble zone' here]?" It's one of the first questions people ask when they find out I'm a fitness professional. It's also one of the most difficult to answer. First, you won't get the results you want from any exercise unless …

Healthy Dinner Tips: Mistakes We Make And How To Avoid Them

While breakfast and lunch are often consumed alone or on the go, dinner is the most likely to be a group activity. That means it's very often more fraught with social conventions, family patterns, end-of-day exhaustion and other distractions than any other mealtime. But it's also a really important …

6 Things I Want to Stop Stressing About (And 1 Huge Thing)

Interning with Healthy Living can be a truly immersive experience: We buy salads while discussing the benefits of kale over spinach, we yawn as we look over new sleep research, and, of course, we stress over creating content that will help people better understand why and how they stress.<p>From my …

Make Work a Positive Choice in Your Life and Reduce Stress

Work has the potential to be a vehicle for your creative self-expression as well as to cover your expenses. A key success strategy is to choose work that suits your talents and lifestyle and reflects your passion as well.<p>In this topsy-turvy work culture, where reliance on others for job security is …

Self-awareness

The Ten-Item Wardrobe (VIDEO)

When I lived in Paris on a study abroad program, I arrived with two enormous suitcases, filled to the brim with clothes. When my French host mother, Madame Chic, showed me my closet for the next six months, I was taken aback. It was a tiny armoire with around ten hangers hanging inside.<p>At the time …

Why People Don't Get How Awesome You Are

Recently, I found myself lunching with a new circle of powerful women. They were perfectly polished. Their nails, their teeth, their hair... all perfect. They spoke in high, delightful voices. Their laughter tinkled like bells.<p>I did my best to keep up for the two hours we spent together. When it …