Colleen Mackenzie

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: 5 Tips from a Master Painter

Lately we’ve been admiring DIY kitchen makeovers involving little more than paint applied to dreary wooden cabinets. How to best tackle such a …

The CPP deferral debate: Spend your risky dollars first because they may not be there in your 80s

I know that Ted Rechtshaffen is a smart fellow. That is why it pains me to refute his recent Counterpoint in which he explained why it makes sense to …

Retirement

Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake Recipe

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Bake cake according to package instructions. Let cool for 10 minutes. Punch holes in top of cake using the handle of a wooden …

Baileys Brownies

Baileys Brownies! Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys Irish Cream frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

21 Clever Tips For Anyone Wrapping Presents This Year

Organize, wrap, decorate, done.

Maple walnut icebox cookies recipe

Dessert

8 Of The Most Popular Cookie Recipes On Pinterest

Cinnamon Roll Cookies<p>This recipe is a good way to enable cookie eating for breakfast without judgment. Your guests (or, your stressed-out self) will …

Dessert

Sugar cookies recipe

<b>Make-ahead tips:</b> Wrap the prepared dough with plastic wrap, then heavy foil to freeze for up to a month. For baked cookies, keep in an airtight …

Dessert

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

<b>Whisk the dry ingredients together:</b> Whisk the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg together in a medium bowl; set</b> …

11 No-Bake Desserts to Make For and With Your Kids This Holiday Season

Although baking Christmas cookies should be on every family's holiday bucket list, there aren't always enough hours in the day for a mom (shocker) to spend creating and executing the perfect Christmas cookie baking station for her kids. During the most wonderful time of the year, spend less time by …

35 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Make This The Best Time Of Year

'Tis the season.<p>There are many reasons to love the holidays, but Christmas cookies are definitely on the top of that list. With that in mind, we gathered together all the important Christmas cookie recipes you need to get through this season — we’re talking shortbread, sugar cookies and lots of …

Holiday cookie bakers, here’s your secret weapon: 1 dough, 5 fabulous results

Bakers, to your ovens! It’s cookie time for real and true. The sweetest time of the year is here, and it’s never too soon to start stocking your freezer for the coming weeks and your cookie jar for today.<p><i>[Make the recipe: Dorie Greenspan’s Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough]</i><p>I’ve got a bunch of …

Dessert

What's the difference between clarified butter, ghee, and brown butter?

When you're baking, butter is perfect just how it is, whether creamed into cookies or rubbed into a perfectly flaky pie crust. But on the stove, it presents a bit more of a challenge.<p>Butter can't take a lot of heat in a skillet, so when you, say, make pancakes, it can become smoky and acrid.<p>The …

Hollandaise Sauce: The Secret to a Killer Brunch at Home

Elevate any breakfast situation instantly with this Eggs Sardou recipe from James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence.<p>It has been scientifically proven that 93 percent of the folks (with a +/-4 margin of error) who line up for brunch each weekend are there for the Hollandaise sauce. (The rest? …

How To Fall Asleep Instantly Following These Simple Tips

How To Fall Asleep Instantly<p>.<p>How to fall asleep instantly? Allow me to teach you. This will be a great skill to have. It will lead to better health …

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, AKA $250 Cookies: The Best Cookie You Will Ever Eat

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, AKA $250 Cookies: The Best Cookie You Will Ever Eat<p>Updated on March 9, 2018<p>Mrs. Fields's Chocolate …

Dessert

15 Retro Cheesy Pasta Dishes Just Like Grandma Makes

Grandma was right all along: When cheesy, creamy sauces meet pasta, *magical* things happen. Think of avocado and toast or chocolate and peanut butter. That’s the level of delicious combinations we’re talking about, except this time it’s all about the retro spin on everyone’s favorite easy …

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Connect with Us<p>Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole<p>We're all about the big breakfasts here at 12 Tomatoes, especially when bacon and potatoes are involved! …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

8 Iconic Recipes From Magnolia Bakery, From Easiest to Toughest

Magnolia Bakery, the iconic shop in New York City, is famous for its banana pudding, icebox cakes, cupcakes, and more. Though the store has countless cookbooks and seasonal offerings, we pulled eight of our favorite recipes and ordered them from easiest to hardest so you can bake (or not bake) …

Dessert

End your next backyard barbecue on a sweet note

You may already be using your barbecue to churn out juicy hamburgers, succulent ribs and perhaps the odd grilled vegetable, but did you know that it …

Baking

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

One Hard Thing You Have to Do to Be Happy, Healthy and Successful

Think about the most common problems we deal with in our lives – from laziness to lack of exercise to unhealthy diets to procrastination, and so …

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

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