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You Can Make These Oatmeal Protein Cookies In 20 Minutes Flat

These oatmeal cookies use Greek yogurt and protein powder to balance out the sweet stuff.<p>Switch up your go-to snack with these blueberry lemon …

Dessert

10 cool things to do in Amsterdam at night

1. PLAY IT BY EAR WITH VAN GOGH<p>The Van Gogh Museum is one of the busiest attractions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons, but on certain Friday …

European Travel

Valentine's Day 2018: Solo travellers should visit these cities to avoid romantic couples

For those who approach Valentine’s Day with a sense of dread, 14 February is a date to avoid. A combination of loved-up couples, amorous advertising …

It's Official: These are the 10 Best Places in the World to Travel Alone as a Woman

Ahhh resolutions. We set them every year, telling ourselves that this time we <i>will</i> change. That gym membership won't remain unused, the smoothie …

The 20 Highest-Rated Documentaries On Netflix

These are the highest-rated documentaries on Netflix.<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Alive and Kicking</i><b><br>Rotten Tomatoes Score:</b> 100%<br>A …

Entertainment

French Toast Croque Madame Casserole

Finding just the right balance of sweet and savory can be tricky, but we've totally mastered it here. Each bite achieves a perfect combo of French …

Breakfast

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

How to Sneak as Much Bourbon as Possible Into Your Holiday Meals

There’s something about bourbon that just screams “holiday party.” Whether in an Old Fashioned or rolled into some bourbon balls, the dark, sweet …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Simple Bolognese

Now Playing<p>Berry Dessert Lasagna 00:57<p>This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.<p>Now Playing<p>Barefoot Contessa Potato Salad …

How to Make Hummus That Tastes Better Than Store-Bought

These tasty hummus recipes feature good-for-you ingredients and tons of flavor.

The best island you’ll ever visit requires mittens

To Newfoundlanders and other denizens of Atlantic Canada, I’m a “come from away.”<p>The term — popularized as the title of this year’s hit Broadway …

Norway to New Zealand: Travel to The World’s 10 Happiest Countries

Do you live in one of the world’s happiest countries? Have you been to any of these and realised why they are considered among the happiest countries …

The Best Products at Trader Joe's (According to the Employees Who Know Them Best) - Chowhound

Before I had witnessed its majesty firsthand, I couldn’t understand the intense enthusiasm surrounding Trader Joe’s. What was it that made people …

The best-selling album the year you were born

Times have changed, though. In the 2010s, pop stars like Adele and Taylor Swift have dominated the charts, while in the 1950s and early 1960s, musical soundtracks and Broadway cast recordings tended to top the list.<p>Billboard has been tracking the top album of the year since 1956. From 1992 onward, …

Music

Taste Beyond The Tongue

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

Nigel Slater’s chicken salad recipes

Early summer, late morning, time to make lunch. Mix a dressing, select cold cuts and greens, get the big bowl out<p>There is a moment in early summer, late on a Monday morning, that I have grown to love. The kitchen is quiet, calm and mercifully cool. I take the remains of yesterday’s roast chicken …

Oysters

Mt Fuji

For the Yoshida Trail, allow five to six hours to reach the top and about three hours to descend, plus 1½ hours for circling the crater at the top. The other three routes up the mountain are the Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya trails; the steepest, Gotemba, is the most convenient to reach for …

Can You Guess the Trick to Making the Best Grilled Shrimp?

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water while preparing the shrimp.<p><b>Make the marinade:</b> Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and …

Seafood

How to Caramelize Onions Like the Lazy Badass You Are

Caramelized onions have a way of making the laziest possible food look like you gave half a crap about making it. You have friends thinking they’re …

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Kyoto

No traveler’s stay in Japan is complete without a stop in Kyoto. World-famous for its many shrines and temples built during the 1,000 years it served …

How-To Reverse Sear A Steak

Arguably one of the best ways to cook a steak.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 2-inch thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA Prime<br>Salt<br>Pepper<br>3 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 tablespoons butter<br>2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br>3 sprigs fresh thyme<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C.<p>2. Pat the steak …

It’s International Hummus Day on 13 May 2017: 14 ways to make the dip great

Today, 13 May 2017, is International Hummus Day.<p>Now you may wonder whether the world really needs an entire day dedicated to hummus, but I say why …

Katsuyama Historical Preservation District | Hello Japan - Japan Travel Guide

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Travel Guides

This Apple Pie From Scratch Will Take You Back To Memories Of Home

Comfort food = nostalgia.<p>Pie Dough:<p>2½ cups flour<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1½ sticks butter, cold and cut in cubes<p>4-8 tablespoons ice water<p>Filling:<p>2½ pounds Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced<p>¾ cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons flour<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon nutmeg<p>½ lemon<p>1 egg, beaten<p>1 tablespoon …

Kendrick Lamar's First Interview After Releasing 'DAMN.' Is A Doozy

Kendrick Lamar has spoken. In his first interview since the debut of his (soon-to-be) chart-topping cultural phenomenon-of-an-album, <i>DAMN.</i>, the rapper sat down for the now-requisite interview with Zane Lowe of Apple's Beats 1 Radio.<p>If, like so much of the general listening public, you have found …

How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some have reservations, but there are few things that aren’t improved by a dollop of salted caramel – and adding it to a squidgy, dark brownie is a no brainer<p>Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced …

Dessert

Sweet Potatoes Four Ways

It's a sweet potato party!

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

Food