Heather S. Smith- Umrani

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Butter Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.<p>Since the holidays were around the corner, making cookies was the first thing …


Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Thanksgiving Stuffing Cookies Are About To Blow Your Mind (EXCLUSIVE RECIPE)

Move over, pumpkin pie. There's a new Thanksgiving dessert in town.<p>Here at HuffPost Taste, we field daily PR pitches that shill new food products, ranging from the hideous to the incredible. Unfortunately, most of them err on the side of hideous -- so last year when we read about a cookie made from …

15 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

23 Gorgeous Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Some are vegan, some are not. All are highly likely to make people happy.

9 Thanksgiving Onion, Leek, and Shallot Recipes for Layers of Flavor

For as long as I can remember, one relative or another has brought a dish full of creamed pearl onions to Thanksgiving dinner. The sauce is always broken, the onions are always poorly cooked, and the dish is always left virtually untouched. At the risk of breaking with tradition, I think I'm going …

The Only Banana Recipes You'll Ever Need

<i>Lauren Salkeld, photo by Lara Ferroni</i><p>There are so many reasons for banana bread's popularity. As a quick bread, it's not only easy to make, but fast. Banana bread is also one of the best possible uses for browning bananas -- you can even freeze your fruit and bake the bread later. There's also the …


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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

The 10 Foods Every Man Must Eat Before He Dies

They come from anywhere—your backyard, the fast-food drive-thru—and they're delicious<p>Few foods taste so good that they forever change how you look at a meal—here are the 10 best.<p>Steak tartare<p>It's prime beef, minced, and usually mixed with Dijon mustard, capers, chopped shallots, Worcestershire, …

27 Big And Beautiful Bundt Cakes

I like big bundts and I cannot lie.

The Ultimate Taco Recipe

Tacos al pastor, a Mexican street-food classic, tastes even better hot off your backyard grill<p><b>TACOS AL PASTOR</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 Tbsp white vinegar1/2 Tbsp orange juice1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo1/2 Tbsp guajillo pepper powder or chili powderPinch cinnamon1 lb …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

22 Recipes for Your Cranberry Cravings

Cranberries go way beyond the can; check out our favorite ways to rethink the favorite berry of the fall.<p><b>Whether cooked down into relish or baked into pies,</b> there's nothing like a tart, juicy cranberry during the holidays. You know that gelatinous... stuff... you get in a can? We give you …


Discover The Ultimate Sauce For Seafood

It’s oceans better than cocktail or tartar<p>The right accompaniment to crab cakes, lobsters, and shrimp can be transformative. Squirt a little lemon juice on a stone crab claw and you’ll immediately notice the difference. The crab, somehow, tastes more like crab.<p>But beyond a spritz of citrus, most …


56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.


29 Miraculous Foods To Make For Hanukkah

One bite of chicken liver paté on toast with maple syrup apples is almost as miraculous as that tiny flask of oil that lasted eight days.

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

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42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …


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8 Great Sparkling Wines for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Wine Picks<p><i>Awesome Red Wines »<br>Delicious White Wines »<br>Sparkling Wines »<br>Essential Thanksgiving Wine Tips »</i><p>The dishes we eat at Thanksgiving are delicious with white wine—the silky richness of Chenin Blanc, the mineral glint of Riesling—and they latch right in to the flavors of juicy …

Why This Is the Best Steak I've Ever Had

A few weeks ago I made the best steak I've ever had – it was better than anything I'd had in a restaurant, and any recipe that required the best cut …


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