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#WeddingDayBlunder: Social Media Etiquette at Weddings

When it comes to wedding-guest etiquette, most are familiar with the basic dos and don'ts. As in, do bring a gift and don't wear white. But in a world where a moment not captured on Instagram ceases to exist, what do you do when the rules aren't so clear?<p>Social media use is a major gray area of …

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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips from Owners of the Country's Top Bridal Salons

When searching for your wedding dress, you may get advice thrown at you from all angles — mother of the bride reminding you to find something that works with your shape (thanks, Mom), bridesmaids voicing their distinct opinions, and more. To help cut through the noise, we enlisted expert advice …

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Wedding Experts Dish on What They'd Do Differently for Their Own Big Days

Every bride worries she'll regret some wedding decisions — and it turns out, even the pros look back on their big days with some regrets. So we asked four wedding planners to share what they'd change about their weddings, so that you won't make the same mistakes!<p><b>"I wish we'd splurged on a really</b> …

10 Easy Pieces: Wedding Planning Apps

You just got engaged (congratulations!). Now to plan. Is the thought of setting dates, booking venues, creating guest lists, and hiring vendors while …

47 Upbeat Last Dance Wedding Songs

Yes, we all love Donna Summer, but we think brides and grooms need a few more options for selecting their last dance song other than the infamous …

15 Awesome Ideas For a Unique Spring Wedding

Hi Wedding Party readers, it’s Jen from Something Turquoise back again! I’m usually here sharing the hottest DIY wedding trends with you but this …

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10 Gorgeous Must-Follow Wedding Boards on Pinterest!

Hey Wedding Party readers, it’s Jen from Something Turquoise back again… how are you today?? This is actually my 11th post on Wedding Party and I …

Wedding Planner Colin Cowie Shares His Top Tips

One of the biggest names in the wedding world, Colin Cowie, is here to dish everything you need to know when it comes to planning your big day. From etiquette tips for the couple, their family, and guests, to some of his biggest do's and don'ts for the reception, check out Cowie's expert advice …

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18 Ways Real People Had Their Dream Weddings For $5,000 Or Less

You don't need to break the bank to have the best day ever.

Weddings

How to Make Real Deal Classic Austrian Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is a classic dessert from Eastern Europe. The German word strudel literally means "whirlpool," and it refers to the technique and effect of rolling up of a generous fruit filling in a paper thin unleavened dough. Since landing in Berlin a few weeks ago, I've been sampling apple …

5 Must-Know Vegan Baking Tips (& A Delish Recipe!)

Photo: James Ransom/Courtesy of Food52.<p><i>Food52 helps people become better, smarter, happier cooks. Food52 was named 2012 Publication of the Year by</i> …

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and Ranch Dip | gluten free and vegan

A healthier, non-dairy version of buffalo chicken bites.<p>If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just a vegetable lover like me, you’re not going to miss …

19 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That Are Good Enough For Bill Clinton

Eggs and milk are two main ingredients in most traditional cupcakes, making it difficult for vegans to enjoy the world's cutest dessert. But with some creative modifications -- like almond and coconut milk, nut butters and binding fruits and veggies -- vegans everywhere can have their cupcakes and …

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Halloween is a big deal at our house. My husband has always had a fine appreciation for all things creepy and I have to admit that I didn’t love …

Chocolate Chocolate Teacake

September 28, 2014<p>This cake! Yes, this cake! It may look unassuming but let me tell you, it is everything.<br>Completely delicious and one of the best …

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How Not to Plan a Wedding in 8 Easy Steps

<b>1.</b> Before you do anything else, ask your friends and family how they think you should get married. Get as many opinions as possible -- it's always better to make highly personal decisions with the doubts of others swirling around inside your head.<p><b>2.</b> Hire a travel agent and pay them hundreds of …

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How to Make a Funfetti Cake from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Make an artifically delicious childhood treat a little bit more authentic. Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh shows us how.</i><p>Deep in the heart of Park …

How to Make Any Veggie Burger Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Forget about those frozen hockey puck-looking things. Associate Editor Marian Bull shows us how to make</i> …

200 Recipes for Football Season

Football Food! [200 Recipes For Football Season.]<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 31, 2014 48<p>For the third year running, I’m going to shove a whole bunch of my …

Orange Chicken

I made this Orange Chicken on my Food Network show a few weeks ago, and I just realized yesterday that I’d never shared the recipe here on my totes …

Tres Leches Cake

16 Servings<p>Hailing from Latin America, this tres leches cake gets its name from incorporating three kinds of milk: evaporated, condensed, and regular whole milk.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 …

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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers Recipe

The best apple turnover you will ever have. Made with blitz puff pastry, the buttery and flaky pastry shell encases a sweet-tart Granny Smith apple-and-cinnamon filling that's perfectly cooked throughout.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>This recipe uses blitz puff pastry, which is easier to make than …

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

Strawberry Shortcakes: Your New Show-Stopping Spring Dessert

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An impressive, four-layer cake to make the most of strawberry season.</i><p>Spring is birthday season at my house, and I am always …

Utah Scones with Honey Butter & Raspberries

So my dad is a really interesting guy. And I don’t mean that in semi-snide jerkfaced way, I mean that he is a really interesting guy. Anyone who …

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

12 Servings<p>Forget milk—beer is the perfect pairing for this chocolate stout layer cake. Take it up a notch with the rich chocolate frosting.<p>October 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped<p>2 1/4 cups all purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 …

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Vegan: Crispy Fried Chickpea Cake and Slaw Sandwiches

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrees along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips …

25 Heavenly Angel Food Cake Recipes

Light on calories and big on presentation, angel food cake is one of the best warm weather desserts out there. The fluffy cake is the perfect partner to all kinds of seasonal fruits and berries, and it can wow at any affair: Stack it sky high, chop it into a trifle, bake it into cupcakes or take it …

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