Karla Torres

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Wild Berry Lavender Layer Cake

One thing that both amazes and saddens me is what I perceive as the average person’s inability to think outside the box, at least where cake is …

6 Mother’s Day Cakes That Are Fabulous and Fuss-Free

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 Upside-
Down Cake<p>Like the cake, your world is about to turn upside down. This scrumptious dessert requires just 15 minutes of hands-on time, …

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The Raindrop Cake

Inspired by traditional Japanese Mizu Shingen Mochi, The Raindrop Cake is the product of New York City–based chef Darren Wong,(...) Read More about …

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat the inside of a 9-inch round cake pan with oil. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and …

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Koulouria--A Traditional Greek Dessert

<i>by guest blogger Katina Simonetta Jenkins, merchandising coordinator at Rodale's</i><p>What comes to mind when you think of Greek cookies or pastries? Let me guess...baklava? Baklava is delicious, but there are so many other delectable Greek desserts to choose from!<p><i>Koulouria</i> are my favorite Greek cookies …

Lil Yachty Endorses Bernie, Talks Politics with CNN

"Boat for Sanders, OK? We're going to keep it positive."<p><i>Screenshot via YouTube</i><p>Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty is the voice of the youth. And, at 18, he's now old enough to vote in his first election! Perhaps even a couple of his fans are, too. So where does Lil Yachty stand on the presidential election …

Helpful Pup Assists With Household Chores All In The Name Of Love

Often we find ourselves in need of an extra hand from time to time, like when you come home from shopping and dread the mere idea of lugging grocery …

'Affluenza' Teen's Mom Deported From Mexico

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch was deported from Mexico Wednesday and was headed to the U.S., a law enforcement source confirmed.<p>Tonya Couch was on a plane bound for Los Angeles International Airport, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told NBC News. The Associated …

The Ten Best Things to Do on Wednesday for Art Basel 2015

<b>IVY Innovator Sunset Cocktail Party</b> at Pulse hosted by Cadillac, 46th St. and Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 5 to 8 p.m. By invitation only.<p><b>Snowbirds +</b> …

What everyone involved in the Syria conflict wants in one giant slide

On Tuesday morning, the Turkish military said it shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Turkish-Syrian border.<p>Turkey, a NATO member, says the Russian jet violated Turkish airspace. Russia has denied this.<p>In a news conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the act a "stab in the back …

Miami's First Legal Medical Marijuana Farm Housed in Redland

<i>Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren</i><p>Redland will be the home to <b>Miami's first legal medical marijuana farm</b>, one of five nurseries the Florida State Department of Health just approved to grow "noneuphoric marijuana for medicinal purposes."<p>Patients of South Florida will be getting their medical marijuana …

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Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

It's a typical morning at the Dupont Veterinary Clinic in Lafayette, La. Dr. Phillip Dupont is caring for cats and dogs in the examining room while his wife, Paula, answers the phone and pet owners' questions. Their two dogs are sleeping on the floor behind her desk.<p>"That's Ken and Henry," Paula …

Pets

Historic Spanish Market, La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel, Opens in Bayfront Park This Weekend

If you are a fan of Spanish cuisine, we have some good news for you. The historic Spanish artisan food market, La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel, is making an extended pop-up visit in Miami beginning tomorrow through January 31.<p>The massive 9,000-square-foot tent will house tapas bar, Spanish …

Miami

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

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Starbucks Sued for Allegedly Serving Hot Chocolate Spiked With Cleaning Products

Starbucks has found itself the target of another lawsuit: A Seattle-area woman is suing the Frappuccino giant for serving her hot chocolate that was allegedly contaminated with cleaning solution, reports the <i>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</i>.<p>Andrea Stevens says the incident occurred at a Starbucks in …

Cleaning

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

Photo: Lisa Bao, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in …

Barks, Brews & BBQ; Frieze Ice Cream Factory Charity Event

<i>UPPER EASTSIDE</i>— Ms. Cheezious is teaming up with PBR, Jamie's Rescue and others to host a dog-friendly outing this Sunday, August 30 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. There will be special BBQ bites, a complementary beer with any purchase and lots of rescue pups in need of forever homes. [EaterWire]<p><i>MIAMI BEACH</i>— …

Miami Beach

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b>Markets around the world were crushed on Monday — dubbed China's "Black Monday"— which saw the Shanghai Composite Index fall around 8.5%, the biggest single-day collapse since 2007.<p><b>2.</b> Chinese stocks fell again on Tuesday, plunging more than 6%, though other markets in Asia appear to be …

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …

$4.5M of gold recovered from 300-year-old shipwreck in Florida

Florida's Treasure Coast has truly earned its name this summer.<p>Less than a month after a group of treasure hunters uncovered $1 million worth of 60 …

Miami's 20 best secret gardens, parks, and green spaces, mapped - Curbed Miami

Miami isn't exactly overflowing with green space, ranking 52nd last year nationally in Park Score, which studies all sorts of various factors in analyzing <i>parkability</i> across the United States.<p>However, the parks we do have usually offer some sensational views, considering our proximity to various …

Miami

Dan Auerbach's the Arcs debut 'Put A Flower In Your Pocket' animated music video

Earlier this year, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach announced his new solo band The Arcs and its “extra-weird” debut <i>Yours, Dreamily</i>. In keeping with …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Bumble Bee Foods Will Pay $6M After Worker Was Cooked to Death

Bumble Bee Foods, which is best known for its eponymous canned tuna line, has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges after an employee was killed in an industrial oven. It's the largest-ever payout in a California workplace-violation death, reports the <i>Associated Press</i>.<p>Jose Melena was …

Amnesty International backs decriminalising all sex work in historic vote

Amnesty International is supporting a controversial proposal to decriminalise all sex work, including the actions of pimps and clients<p>Amnesty International has voted in favour of a proposal that would mean adults who buy sex from prostitutes would not face criminal sanctions.<p>The human rights …

New from Hand-Eye Supply: Portland-Made Wide Stripe Aprons

Look at these stripes. Just look at them. Baffle your foes and hypnotize your prey with <b>Hand-Eye Supply Portland-Made Aprons</b>! Much-sought, rarely …

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The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …