Ashley Francese

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8 Steps to Follow When Converting a Cake Recipe to Cupcakes

On Cupcake Project, I’ve converted every imaginable kind of cake to cupcakes. I’ve made angel food cupcakes, pound cake cupcakes, upside-down cake …

Creamy Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that tastes light and refreshing (probably because it's not overly sweet and cloying), but it can feel pretty …

Featured Shop: Paperwolf

My name is Wolfram Kampffmeyer, and I design and produce templates and kits for making 3D paper sculptures. I live in Stuttgart, Germany with my wife Annette and our 2-year-old daughter, Lea. My line is called Paperwolf.<p>I studied computer animation from 2005-2011 at the Filmakademie …

A Food Writer Taste Tests Edible Sex Toys

"I've had better chocolate." Truth.<p>It was pretty much an eighth-grade rite of passage: going to the back of Spencer's and checking out all of the sex toys, wondering aloud how the gummy cock ring and the flavored lubes tasted. Well, the mystery is about to be uncovered. We got Erik Mathes, a …

Food

Eclectic Redesign Project Mixing Vintage and Modern Details in New Rochelle, New York

In a quaint colonial building on a wooded street in New Rochelle, New York, just an hour outside of NYC is the location of interior designer <b>Danielle</b> …

If You Love Dresses With Pockets, Here Are 7 Other Items Of Clothing With Super-Fun Surprises

Do you remember the first time you purchased a dress with pockets? Like, maybe you didn't even realize there were pockets when you bought it, but then you looked in the mirror and twirled around in it for the first time and then you smoothed it out as one does after a solid twirl and your hands</i> …

How Turning My Teeth Black Actually Made Them Whiter

It's dark magic. (But not really it's toothpaste.)<p>Growing up, not needing braces felt like my crowning achievement. While my peers were stuck with mouths of metal, my pearly whites were left alone. For a while, keeping my sacred smile pristine was a priority...until I discovered the …

Beauty

9 Genius Ways to Stick to Your Wedding Budget, Danggit

<b>1. Get Time on Your Side</b><br>If there's no major rush to walk down the aisle, a longer engagement will give you more of an opportunity to nab preferred vendors at lower prices before yearly increases. Stephanie Sica, founder of Orchard + Broome event planning and design services, says this approach …

5 Tips From a Flight Attendant on How to Stay Fresh-Faced

…Even on 16-hour flights!<p>You know an Emirates cabin crew members when you see one: Their red lip, great skin, and pulled-back hair (worn under a red hat) are so iconic, you can't miss them. Somehow, cabin crew manage to look perfectly polished and made-up—even when they're on 10-plus-hour flights. …

Coconut

15 Mardi Gras recipes

Recipes from Stir It Up! bloggers to bring some pizazz to your Mardi Gras menu.<p>These cupcakes are inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. …

14 recipes for Valentine's Day desserts

Stir It Up! has 14 delicious, decadent, romantic dessert recipes, sure to bring a smile to your Valentine's face.<p><b>By Perre Coleman Magness, The</b> …

Sourdough Country Loaves with Pesto Filling

Inspired by necessity: I had a lot of pesto, and I hate wasting food.<p>Rather than mixing the pesto into the dough, I decided to create a simple …

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef from No Recipes• 2 teaspoons soy sauce<br>• 1 teaspoons Shaoxing wine<br>• 1/2 teaspoon potato starch<br>• 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil<br>• 200 grams beef ribeye (7 …

What Is the Most Brilliant Beauty Trick You’ve Ever Learned?

<b>Exfoliate your face with baking soda</b> once or twice a week. About 20 years ago, I incorporated this step into my beauty routine after an acquaintance …

365 amazing bento box lunches... and 5 tips to actually do it yourself

Do you ever look at photos of beautiful bento-box lunches and think, I could never do that?<p>Oh, but you could, according to bento box Pinterest queen Wendy Copley, a mother of two. She shared some baby steps to better lunches to TODAY Parents.<p>“At heart, it’s just putting food in a box! Start simply! …

Best. Sex. EVER. 27 Women Share the Details of the Hottest Sex They've Ever Had

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Living Rooms

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About: Doing Your Eyebrows

Eyebrows are arguably the most important aspect of your look. Not only do they frame your face, but they can also make or break your appearance. With …

Makeup

2015 Could Be The Year Of Male Birth Control

We've come a long way since 1916, when Margaret Sanger defied decency laws and opened the first birth control clinic in the country. At the time, the primary methods of birth control were rhythm method (making a comeback!) and prayer. We don't have to tell you that Sanger's work, which included …

Warning: Your Heart Might Explode While You Watch These 5 Women Reveal They’re Pregnant

Does your face hurt from smiling yet? Just wait—there's more. We rounded up a few more of the most smile-inducing, happy-tear-making videos of women telling their partners they've got a baby on board. Go ahead, get your ugly cry on:<p><b>The Gift "for Being So Great":</b><p><b>The Baby Bottle Swap:</b><p><b>The Scrabble</b> …

Translating Tattoos: Lessons From the ER

Ink is everywhere these days, and I don't mean on newspapers or in magazines. Tattoos are far more pervasive than I can ever recall in my 50 years. There was a time, when I was young, that boys were awestruck by the old Navy veterans, whose arms bore anchors, and the Marines with Semper Fi across …

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5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're just still hungry. …

Nutrition

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

Want it, need it, have to have it — but what precisely is happening when you're climaxing? Here, the science behind the female orgasm<p>It's the only thing that feels better than diving into a cool lake on a sweltering day, biting into a juicy cheeseburger when you're starving, or even getting your …

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11 Things Every Woman Should Tell Her Gyno

Your feet are already up in stirrups—how much more awkward can it really get?<p>There are some things that you'd barely consider telling your best friend—let alone your gynecologist. But the truth is, they've heard and seen it all. Plus, there are some things that, while embarrassing, could be really …

Women's Health

5 Steps to Get You From Shy to Sociable

<b>You feel lonely or left out.</b> You want to make a change, but don't know how to do it. You want to reach out and expand your social circle, but are worried about the comments from the people you're typically around and can't begin to imagine how to get started anyway.<p>Consider this. When you take a …

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As …

Stool test spots most colon cancers: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An at-home test that reacts to blood in a person’s stool can identify most colon cancers, according to a fresh look at some previous studies.<p>Researchers found the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is able to detect 79 percent of colorectal cancers without making people …

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