Crystal Rivera

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Five Reasons We Already Miss Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

For those of you who memorized every word of <i>Rent</i>—we're talking from the answering machine messages to "La Vie Bohème" (versions A and B)—today may be rough. Benny and Maureen may not have gotten along well in the show, but in real life Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, who both starred in the original …

Idina Menzel

My Homestyle Lamb Shawarma

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Perfect shawarma -- from a roadside stand no more.</i><p>WHO: Monkeymom is a scientist and avid home cook who lives in the Bay …

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

For the Bottom Layer<p>6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces, plus extra for greasing pan<br>• 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely …

Easy DIY After-Sun Lotion

It’s officially summertime. So you reached for a Corona instead of the Coppertone. Now you’re burnt to a crisp, but fresh out of aloe plants in the …

Skin Care

Two-Ingredient DIY Coconut Hair Treatment

Along with everyone else in the world, we have already trumpeted the many beauty benefits of coconut oil. Applied topically, it helps to soothe, …

DIY Perfumed Body Powder

Vera is my sometimes friend. Meaning, I only see her sometimes—when we’re on the same bus going to or from downtown Chicago. She’s a plump Russian …

DIY Scented Bath Salts in 3 Minutes!

Nobody loves bath time more than me. All year long, almost every day—if you want me, you can find me in the tub. Winter? I'm in a hot bath, steaming …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

August 20, 2013<p>It’s been weird being in moving limbo the last few weeks. I definitely don’t like having all my pans packed up. And all my stuff boxed …

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

A few weeks ago, I had lunch at Border Grill. All of the food was fantastic, but one of the most memorable dishes was an avocado chimichurri that was …

Homemade Cherry Popsicles

Bright red cherry popsicles were always my favorite when I was a kid. I loved their sweetness and they way that they dyed my lips and tongue bright …

A Spicy, Summer Grilling Menu for Labor Day

There is no rule that says you have to put your barbecue away after Labor Day, but is often considered to be the last day of the summer grilling …

Twinkie Cupcakes

Twinkies are a pop culture icon, as well as a snack cake. They’re something that everyone can recognize, even if your mom never packed one of the …