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5 Household Items You Really, Truly Don't Need

A kitchen sponge is convenient for wiping down countertops, but did you know the FDA actually forbids it in commercial kitchens because the risk of contamination from such bacteria as salmonella, <i>E. coli,</i> and stapphylococcus is so high?

Amazing birthday cake recipes (that even adults will love)

Whether you’re a five-year-old or all grown up, a birthday isn’t a proper occasion without a delicious and lavishly decorated cake<p>Next Saturday will be my birthday, and I sincerely hope the weather is bright. Ever since I was a little lad, the sun has seemed to shine during my birthday weekend. Mum …

You should cocoa: sumptuous recipes for chocolate cakes and brownies | Ruby Tandoh

In baking, humble cocoa powder is easier to work with and stronger than expensive chocolate, and can hold its own against the other ingredients. See for yourself in these easy birthday cake and treacle brownie recipes.<p>As good as it is to bake with chocolate – chopped, grated, melted, in slabs, …

White birthday cake with cream cheese frosting

White cake — as opposed to the golden brown Victoria sponges here in Britain — is an American classic. Because only egg whites are used, and baking fat rather than butter, it retains a pale colour and a light texture. It’s much sweeter than a Victoria sponge, but I say that a birthday without a …

Compression Shelf Room Divider

Introduction: Compression Shelf Room Divider<p>About: Build.Share.Destroy.Repeat. Follow me and try a few of my projects for yourself! More About …

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to …

The Best IKEA Products for Small Spaces

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>In Europe there's a long and proud tradition of tiny apartment living, so it's no surprise that the folks at IKEA have a few …

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These Easy and Inexpensive Nutella Desserts Are All You Need In Life

BuzzFeed Food editors took to the test kitchen to make desserts that were a) easy, b) delicious, and c) full of Nutella. (As, arguably, all desserts should be.)<p><i>Makes 8 rolls</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the rolls:</b><p>Baking spray, for greasing the muffin tin<p>1 8-ounce can of refrigerated crescent roll dough<p>⅔ cup …

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The Secret Smoothie Recipe That Keeps Candice Swanepoel Crop Top–Ready

There’s a reason that designers like <b>Michael Kors</b> and <b>Karl Lagerfeld</b> have handpicked supermodel (and longtime Victoria’s Secret angel) <b>Candice Swanepoel</b> to wear their most body-conscious runway creations—not to mention that <b>Karlie Kloss</b> has admitted to having a “girl crush” on the South African …

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10 Apps I Use Every Day to Help My Productivity

For me, every day is filled with personal and professional tasks that require the use of a computer and/or a smartphone. I have articles to write. I …

23 Simply Brilliant DIY Paper Wall Art Projects That Will Transform Your Decor

Wall art pieces are really hard if not impossible to define as an entire category in just a few words. Sublime copper penny compositions or paper …

Dream Bars

These dream bars have made the rounds. My mother's friend Phyllis Grossman passed the recipe to my mother when I was growing up. My mother passed the …

Free Download: Botanical Prints

59 Comments<p>Speaking of botanical prints, this weekend I made us some wall art for our kitchen as we were all getting tired of staring at blank walls …

How to Estimate Yarn Used in Knitting – Part I

Even though it’s evident that cabin fever is rapidly rampaging into full-blown spring fever here at Studio Chic, the temperature reality of the …

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the ‘i want chocolate cake’ cake

About six weeks ago, around 9 p.m. on a day I had consumed mostly air and maybe a slice of toast because I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how …

Grandma Ptak's red velvet cake recipe

Claire Ptak shares this family favourite with a hint of chocolate and thick creamy frosting<p>Grandma Ptak used to make this for me on every visit, whether at her house in Illinois or ours in California. I have a great photograph of me baking it with her when I was seven or eight, and you can see the …

11 Red Velvet Recipes Perfect for Valentine’s Day

An old-fashioned Southern cake, red velvet is traditionally red or reddish-brown and made with buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar, and oil, which makes for a …

22 Snow Day Cooking and Baking Projects

<i>Below is an excerpt from “22 Snow Day Cooking and Baking Projects (or How to Weather the Storm),” which originally appeared on Food52. Read the full</i> …

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch x 2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.<p>Sift the …

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10 Incredible Microwave Baked Desserts

Think your microwave is only for heating and reheating? Think again. You can bake up a number of warm, gooey treats in individual portions to suit …

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Hey guys, it’s Lauren visiting again from Tastes Better From Scratch! You may remember my from my past contributor posts like my favorite Apple Pie …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. After all, I am in it for the baked goods at the end!<p>I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. …

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Hand Sketched Vector Elements and Logos

A big download bundle of hand sketched vector elements and logo templates.<p>This huge download bundle contains countless <b>hand sketched vector elements,</b> …

Quick Tip: How to create a panorama using Adobe Photoshop in under a minute

Panoramas are a simple and practical way for combing multiple photographs into one with the result that you get a good overall overview of a …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Chocolate cake scoops top spot: recipes for Google's top 10 bakes

We've got the best recipes for Google's most searched cakes of the year, including a classic lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, banana cake and much more<p>Today Google released its annual zeitgeist list, which includes the most searched cakes of the year.<p>The terms were published in Google's annual …