Jody Jacobson Alperin

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11 Recipes that Make Me Want to Use an Air Fryer

Last year, around the time I bought the Instant Pot, I also purchased an Air Fryer. I wanted to experiment with it, see what all the hype was about. …

Cooking

100 Healthy Recipes to Keep Dinner Exciting When You're on a Diet

The most difficult part about deciding to take on a new diet is coming up with unique and versatile meal options that won't make you want to cheat. Grocery shopping for and cooking dinner suddenly becomes a task you want to avoid at all cost, but with some planning, dinner doesn't have to be …

Gail Simmons' Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside-Down Cake Will Fulfill Your Wildest Summer Dreams

Gail Simmons’ lemony cake is the perfect canvas for “bumbleberry,” a mix of at least three kinds of summer berries.<p>It's almost impossible for me <b></b>not …

Exactly How to Make Melting Potatoes, the Trend That’s Taking Over Pinterest

Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read …

The 34 Tastiest Snacks You'll Ever Eat in Your Life — and They're All Low-Carb!

Sometimes you just need a hearty snack to get you through the day. But to prevent feeling fatigued and dealing with brain fog, it's smart to choose nosh that will keep you energized and truly fuel your body. Whether you're trying to lose weight or you just want to maintain your mojo throughout the …

Healthy Eating

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Dinosaurs

The 11 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden …

Cooking

12 Sheet Pan Dinners You’ve Got to Try ASAP

These sheet pan recipes are our go-to supper solutions for busy weeknights. They’re simple to prepare, flavorful, and clean-up is a breeze (just one …

13 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Therapy So I’m Telling You

For one, it can actually be fun.<p>So, I'm passing on a few findings from my experience so far in case it'll help. Just keep in mind that therapy is highly personal and not everything here will apply to every person.

25 Best BB Creams for Women Over 50

Feeling confident in your body is so important. Nurture your complexion and boost your self-esteem by using the best BB creams for mature skin. …

Skin Care

Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …

Dessert

21 Ways to Use Cottage Cheese You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

<i>This article is sponsored by Daisy Cottage Cheese.</i><p>Sure, cottage cheese doesn't usually make an appearance on cheese boards or get featured in wine …

Healthy Eating

Girl Scout Cookie Layer Bars Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Trefoils cookies in a food processor; process until finely ground, about 10 …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why haven't our brains learnt to</b> …

Mindfulness

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 10<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 10<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …

10 Showstopping Desserts to Bring to Friendsgiving

When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact I'd argue that these pies, …

Meet the Bronzie: The Nutty, Addictive Bar That Can Be Yours in One Hour

Full disclosure: I bake a lot. People are always asking what happens to all the desserts and cheesy biscuits and pull-apart breads that emerge from my kitchen. And here's what I do: I save enough for our little household, reserving some of every recipe for dinner that night or to enjoy the next …

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

Blueberry Lemon Bread Pudding ( Quick and Healthy )

Serves: 4 Servings<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>5 cups crusty whole wheat bread, cut into 2-inch squares<br>1½ cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)<br>½ cup unsweetened …

Vegetarian and Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Planning your vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu? Scroll through this huge collection of vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipes, with …

25 Delicious Recipes That Will Make You Love Salad

Because salads are the best summer food.

14 Fruity Slab Pies That’ll Feed an Army at Your Next Cookout

Just when you think your love for pie couldn’t get <i>any</i> more real, you discover slab pies. They’re just what they sound like: big slabs of fruity and crusty goodness perfect for feeding a crowd and take all the fuss out of baking a pie. Throw out that pie dish and dust off your biggest baking sheet, …

Baking

Be Prepared to Give Up the Recipes for These Potluck Stars

Summer potlucks are mostly about friends and family. The burgers could be burnt, the salad soggy, and the white wine lukewarm and you'd still have a …

Cinque Terre as Evening Falls

Restaurant Recommendation for this spot<p>I recommend getting an outside table at Nessun Dorma here in Manirola. This is basically the view from the …

Italy

18 Salads to Make All Summer Long

Salad falls into the category of foods that I can make again and again, particularly during the height of summer. It's a chance to turn my farmers …