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Summer Nail Ideas

How is it already Friday again? This week flew by so fast that you might have missed some of the cute super-summery nail ideas on Instagram. So I've rounded up the best for you!<p>1. A swimming-pool mani made of blue polish and clear gems, as Insta-ed by<p>2. Pina coladas for your fingertips, thanks to …

3 Healthy(ish) Cocktails You Need to Try This Summer

Some fancy shmancy cocktails are loaded with sugar and other artificial flavorings. That doesn't mean you need to stick with boring vodka-sodas. Try one of these healthy(ish) homemade cocktails, made by Distilled NY for CosmoBody with fresh ingredients that beat the garbage found in most premade …

two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …

espresso granita with whipped cream

One of my favorite desserts on this planet (yes, we’re going for High Melodrama today, also, it’s that wonderful) is <i>affogato</i>, which translates from …

slow-and-low dry rub oven chicken

Five years ago, I fell in love with dry-rub barbecue. Prior to the summer of 2008, I naively believed that the only way to make ribs deliciously on …

hot fudge sundae cake

I realize that given the sheer number of two and three-layered, springform-bound and buttercream-shellacked celebration cakes I keep in the archives, …

mama canales-garcia’s avocado-shrimp salsa

I’m not a summer person. Is it uncool to admit that you sort of hate sweating? Probably, so it’s a good thing you already knew I was a dork. New York …

Philly’s Specialty Coffee Revival – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

A unique campaign was recently launched to tell the story of Philadelphia’s spirited specialty coffee community. The dedicated website is a …

banana, nutella and salted pistachio popsicles

Growing up, we made popsicles by pouring orange juice into these molds, letting them freeze and eating them outside so we didn’t sticky up the …

No Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

In a small bowl, mix together butter and graham crumbs until moistened. Press crumbs into the container of your choice (jar, ramekin, etc) with the …

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp With Mozzarella and Basil Recipe

The oozing richness of mozzarella cheese makes a great foil for fresh basil, salty prosciutto, and tender shrimp.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Mozzarella and Basil</b><p>Ingredients2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and rinsed2/3 pound thinly sliced prosciutto2 ounces low …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …