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Bread, Beef and Other Foods That Will Cost Way More Next Year

Got milk? You probably will next year — reports of $8-a-gallon milk are overblown, but there are some food items that will have you digging deeper in …

10 Things You Eat All the Time That Could Poison You

Some foods can totally transform you from a cold-addled snot monster to the picture of health. But there's a surprising number of everyday foods that, if you're not careful, could straight-up wreck your day. Or slightly worse, end your life! Don't worry, getting poisoned by them is gonna take some …

14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

Even in the middle of winter, you can slash your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.<p>Winter is coming, but it doesn't have to bring outsized heating bills with it. Take a tour of your home and check out these problem areas; fixing them up could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to …

30 Most Earth-Shattering Foods Born In 2013

In a post-cronut world, no dream is out of reach.<p><i>CORRECTION: 2 items have been removed from this list because they debuted in a previous year. (12/12/13)</i>

Brittany Murphy toxicology tests suggest heavy metal poisoning

A toxicology report commissioned by Brittany Murphy's father has suggested that the 8 Mile actor did not die from natural causes, as was previously thought.<p>After Murphy's death at the age of 32 in 2009, the LA coroners office concluded that pneumonia was the cause of death, with "anemia and …

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 …

3 Bad Habits That Are Hurting Your Hair... And How To Break Them

We put our hair through a lot to get it to curl, straighten or change colors how we'd like it. The routines become so second-nature that we keep on styling our hair right over the damage.<p>In the video above, NewBeauty editor Anna Jimenez explains three bad hair habits most women do every day that …

23 Gorgeous Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

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

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

21 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Whether it's a turkey-filler or served on the side, a bready, savory stuffing or dressing recipe is a must in every Thanksgiving spread.<p><b>You don't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because you're psyched about Aunt Lou's turkey</b>. You're in it for the stuffing. It's okay—we are too. Because, whether …

4 Easy, Make-Ahead Appetizers That'll Wow Your Guests

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

26 Traditional Indian Foods That Will Change Your Life Forever

BRB, booking plane tickets to Mumbai.

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 …

7 Terrifying Facts About Halloween Candy

You're not likely to chomp down any razor blades, but that doesn't mean trick-or-treating won't kill you.

Cookie and Kate

Let’s welcome June produce one day early! Market vegetables and fruits are becoming more colorful. This month, I’m excited to make more salads and …

Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata | Williams-Sonoma Taste

A frittata is the perfect choice for brunch entertaining — and leftovers make an easy dinner the next day. Serve with a salad of mixed greens, fresh sliced fruit and toasted nuts, along with crusty bread.<p><b>Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata</b><p>1 1/4 lb. (625 g.) spinach<p>4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) olive …

Recipes

Breakfast // Acai Bowl

I found a new love and it’s called acai bowl ;). On my personal Instagram account (I have one for my recipes too) I saw more and more healthy people …

Cantonese boiled shrimps

The last stop is always the vegetables. I'll glee with joy with the varieties. There are more organics now. All so fresh that I will want to take …

Boozy Guinness Ice Cream Floats | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Who says ice cream floats are only for kids? A scoop of coffee ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate turn rich, dark Irish stout beer into a celebratory dessert drink for adults.<p><b>Boozy Guinness Ice Cream Floats</b><p>1 pint (16 fl. oz./500 ml) coffee ice cream<p>4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml) chocolate syrup<p>2 cans …

Roasted Summer Vegetable Mac + Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.<p>In a large bowl, combine corn, …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki</b> …

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe is a slight cheat on skillet pizza, since it uses pre-made flatbread instead of pizza dough. Then again, it really does only take five minutes to make, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I made two personal pizzas in succession and the first one didn't get soggy or cold by the time …

Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Spicy Honeyed Peanuts Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This rich and satisfying handheld treat marries the creamy sweetness of a frozen banana with the deep and spicy undertones of a dark chocolate ganache infused with cinnamon. Peanuts roasted briefly in a coating of honey, cinnamon, and ground New Mexico chile, then dusted with flaky …

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

Do you have your grill on? Here’s a quick and easy way to grill salmon. No marinade required. The trick to grilled salmon, so that your fillets stay …

Perfect Salmon

It never fails. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, given anything, they almost always ask for salmon. I love it when they do because it's so healthy, so easy, and so delicious! I've found a way to make it that makes everyone happy, and it's totally quick.<p>1. The first key is to start with …

Food

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead …

Seafood

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

Chia Chocolate Pudding - Chocolate Dessert from Chia Seeds