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13 Refreshing No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

In the midst of a summer heat wave, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven to bake. But a sweet tooth knows no season, and all those picnics and barbecues you're bound to attend this summer call for shareable treats. If you're looking for something that goes beyond a melty tub of Breyer's, …

Yoko Ono: Ringo Starr 'Was the Most Influential Beatle'

Backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight, Yoko Ono made a surprising proclamation about Ringo …

Music

One-Pot Wonders: 7 Comforting Dishes to Make for Dinner

Cooler weather has many of us craving thick, hearty dishes that warm us to the bone. But cooking up comfort food can sometimes be a lot of work, …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

Banana Recipes for Athletes

Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can be used in everything from …

Slow Cooker Hot Wings Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Wings<p>For wings, follow the same rules as any other type of poultry. Ensure that chicken remains in its original packaging (which …

Cooking

How to Prep a Whole Pumpkin

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking pumpkin and winter squash.</i><i><br>Today: Forget the jack-o-lantern -- we're showing you how to hack into a pumpkin, safely, for cooking.</i><p>'Tis …

Baking

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

4<p>4 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>15 minutes<p>A sweet, creamy dip that tastes just like chocolate chip …

5 Upscale Hostels That Are Nicer Than Most Hotels

By: Jordi Lippe<p>Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.<p>Sure, 10-to-a-room, all-bunk-bed, …

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

Commuting

Roasted Tomato and Feta Guacamole

I wish there was some sort of Willy Wonka-style candy factory that produced savory avocado delights instead of candy. In addition to that statement …

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley Recipe

Juicy cherry tomatoes are packed full of smoky, crunchy bacon, salty Parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and a sprinkling of bright, fresh parsley for a simple, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre.<p><b>Note:</b> If you happen to have a melon-baller, by all means use the smaller scoop to scoop out the tomato seeds.<p>Read …

6 Baked Goods for Gifting

There's a shortage of thoughtful gift-giving these days. We e-mail cards and send checks. We forget favorite colors and special tastes. Though we'd never knock the kindness behind a quick message (or quick cash), there's just something about a homemade plate of treats that says, "I care."<p>Whether …

Dessert

Gin Daisy Recipe

A Daisy cocktail is essentially an icy-cold sour with soda water added—the base could be pretty much any spirit. It's often served in a Julep cup, though it's not as straight-up boozy as a classic Julep.<p>We particularly like a Daisy made with rich Old Tom gin and high-quality grenadine, such as the …

The Best Twice Baked Potato Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>The Best Twice Baked Potatoes<p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>A cross between a loaded …

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Pepperoni Rolls Recipe | Pepperoni Bread Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Breads > Pepperoni Bread<p>Pepperoni Bread<p>April 23, 2014 // 56 <i>Comments »</i><p>If you are from anywhere near West Virginia or …

Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 16 bars<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>35 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>4 hours<p>Creamy cheesecake bars spiked with espresso powder and topped with …

The 12 Most Awesome Hostels In The World

When you're sick of those run-of-the-mill hostels where the most exciting thing on the brochure is Spaghetti Wednesdays, you know it's time for a shakeup.<p>Book one of these unique, weird and just plain offbeat hostel experiences, and your 26-person sleepover will never feel the same again.<p><b>Lock a</b> …

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

Owing to its beautiful coat and bushy tail, which can be fiery red, steely gray or snow-white, the fox has held a special place in our hearts since …

9 Of The World's Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about <i>on</i> the water?<p>Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately chartered mega-yacht) in the middle of the ocean. But to see the world's natural and urban wonders from a totally new angle, try trading your hotel room for an …

Currently Crushing On.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> April 5, 2014 30<p>this peanut butter and chocolate swirl bread. what? how is this a thing?<p>this coconut oil latte. LOVE this idea.<p>these …

Espresso Banana Bread

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Caffeine, meet banana.</i><p>I believe there may be a law of Nature that states that whenever you have a serious …

Breakfast

The BKR or Bacon, Kale and Ricotta Sandwich

Intro<p>We loaded our small car with bags, snacks, iPhones and while “Danny the Champion of the World” played through the speakers. Gabe drove with …

Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Breadcrumbs Recipe

A flavor-packed pasta dish made with oven-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, and crispy seasoned breadcrumbs.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 quart cherry or plum tomatoes, split in half10 cloves garlic (4 thinly sliced, 2 minced, 2 smashed), divided6 sprigs fresh thymeKosher salt and freshly ground …

Apricot-Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Dried apricots, yogurt, and orange juice come together in an exotic-tasting morning libation: think mango lassi, but with apricots instead.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 cup orange juice1 cup plain yogurt, preferably whole milk7 standard ice cubes1/2 teaspoon orange flower water1 to 2 teaspoons …

Broiled Polenta Cakes

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: Crisp little nuggets made from leftover polenta.</i><p>This week, ladies and gentlemen, we'll be talking …

mashed potatoes

DelFest 2014 | SCI, Hornsby And Skaggs, Yonder And More

The lineup for the 2014 edition of DelFest has just been unveiled and includes a slew of JamBase favorites. DelFest takes place at Allegany County …