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Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Creme

<b>Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Pots de Creme</b><p><b>Our Christmas Table & Fire in the Hearth</b><p>Merry Christmas Friends! I brought this petite dessert, Salted …

Gluten-Free Focaccia Recipe with Garlic + Tomato

Italian Flatbread for a Blue Moon<p><i>An Italian focaccia flatbread recipe from the archives- because this lovely bread is just too good not to share with</i> …

Mexican Spice Adzuki Bean Fudge (gluten-free, dairy-free, cane sugar-free, low sugar) - Affairs of Living - gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods recipes, resources, and tips

Ever since coming up with my recipe for <b>Black Bean Fudge</b> a couple years ago, various bean fudges have been my go-to quick dessert. But surprisingly, …

Butterscotch Pots de Crème

butterscotch custards and flans portland love<p>March 13, 2013<p>My senior year of college, my friends and I decided that we had had enough of Portland's …

gluten-free biscuits and sausage gravy

Let’s cook together.<p>There are a lot of different parts to writing a cookbook. There’s the idea, the spark that strikes without warning in the middle …

The The Tuesday Treat: (Flourless) Sesame Cookies

<b>Sesame Cookies</b><p><i>Though tahini is most often used in savory dishes such as hummus or dressings, it is a wonderful addition to baked goods, imparting a</i> …

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins - Recipes

MAKES 12 MUFFINS<p>Craving a doughnut? Try these quick and easy gluten-free breakfast muffins.<p>¾ cup milk of choice<br>1 cinnamon stick, optional<br>½ cup (8 …

Cool, Refreshing Frozen Thai Iced Coffee

For someone who loves the summertime for all of its outdoor splendor, I am a wimp when it comes to the weather. Nothing will dampen my sunshine-loving mood than a swelteringly hot day (me + heat = not a pretty sight, y'all).<p>Over the years I've learned to keep on hand a hearty arsenal of cool and …

Ice Cream

Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad

I think you’ll love this colorful, pretty fruit salad, which is drizzled with a lovely orange-vanilla syrup, which glosses it up and makes it …

What to Pack: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico…a Caribbean isle that’s also, conveniently, a US territory. It’s got sun to spare, beaches aplenty, old world charm, and thrilling …

What You Need to Know About Net Carbs

Take the guesswork out of label-reading with these tips<p><b>What's the difference between carbs and net carbs? Which one matters?</b> -Jennie, Chapel Hill, NC<p>"Net carbs" is the amount of total carbs minus fiber, which helps you gauge the impact a food will have on your blood sugar. That's because fiber, …

Skinny Pants: Show Off Your Butt

As J.Lo and Kim Kardashian have proved, a killer booty in a tight pair of pants is the secret to winning at life. Kidding, but it certainly doesn't hurt!<p><b>BCBG Max Azria pants</b>, $138, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257; <b>Nicole Miller Artelier top</b>, $180, nicolemiller.com; <b>Lauren Wolf Jewelry cuff</b>, …

Weekend Challenge: Fire Hydrant In-Out

Stability exercises like this are highly effective at working the abdominal muscles that make up your six pack<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to</i> …

Slim Smoothies

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p><b>Belly Busting Berry</b><br>1 scoop low fat vanilla ice cream<br>1/4 each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries<br>1/2 cup low fat milk<br>1 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder<br>3 ice cubes

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Exercise 1 Inchworm<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands. Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop. Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. …

Jockey Bra: 5 New Bras in 55 New Bra Sizes

It doesn’t help that fewer than half of women have had a professional bra fitting, according to the same study. A standard fitting typically involves a tape measure and two numbers: the circumferences of your rib cage and the fullest part of your bust, says Jenny Altman, intimates expert and CEO of …

Sleep Better Tonight

Do THIS, Sleep Better Tonight<p>The best way to clear your mind before bed<p>Tossing and turning night after night?<p>Your solution actually starts during the day, says Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D., a sleep specialist and clinical psychologist in Cooper City, Florida, who suggests creating a "worry list" of …

Your Best At-Home Blowout Ever

Of course, not everyone has the time or money to spend in the salon each week—but luckily, as long as you know a few choice techniques, gorgeous hair requires neither. The key to achieving your best blowout at home is tailoring it to two factors: the style you want (super sleek, tousled, or loose …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

A bed for a princess

Creating an Illusion

Is your bedroom too narrow? Is the ceiling in your kitchen too low? Is your living room too spacious? Many of us have at least one room in our home …

A two-time Googler reviews ‘The Internship’: Hey, this movie is … kinda spot-on!

<i>[Editor’s Note: There are some mild spoilers in this review of “The Internship” by GeekWire chairman and two-time Googler Jonathan Sposato. Consider</i> …

Monitor diabetes with painless breath test? - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — New sensor technology could make it possible to diagnose and monitor …

ScienceCasts: An Early Start for Noctilucent Clouds

Google celebrates Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of children's books

There is much to love about Maurice Sendak and I am pleased to see that Google has reminded us of that by honouring him with a special Doodle …

Canada's Whizbang Films and Take 5 Productions to Co-Produce CW's 'Reign'

A dozen episodes of the CBS Television Studios drama about Mary Queen of Scots' rise to power will be shot in Toronto, starting at the end of …

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