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6 Winter Vacations So Magical You Won’t Believe They’re Real

The winter blues can hit hard, and a well-planned escape might be in order. If you’re looking to inject a little bit of magic into the season, these six unforgettable experiences will help you weather any seasonal storms. From a colorful Northern Lights display to a celebration of the poet Rumi, …

An Insider’s Guide to Wonders of the State Fair of Texas

Today marks the 129th year of Dallas’ State Fair of Texas. Here's how to do it right.<p>Every year, shortly after the beginning of fall, Dallas’ famed …

Caramelized-Honey Brûlée

8 Servings<p>If you don’t have a kitchen torch, time to treat yourself. They’re inexpensive and super fun to use—and you can’t make this dessert without one.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup honey<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>8 large egg …

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

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How Hot Water Can Transform Your Office Lunch Into Something Awesome

All you need for an better lunch at the office is… hot water. Here's how to hack everything from a soft-boiled egg to DIY rice noodles.<p>We take our lunch pretty seriously here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. Although we don't bring a homemade meal every single day, if we do, we want it to be healthy, satisfying, and …

12 Things You Should Never Do in LA

It's no secret that Los Angeles is one of most sprawling cities in the world, making it impossible to see all, or even most, of it in one trip. It's downright overwhelming when you think about how to pack Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beach cities, and everything in between into one trip. Many …

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The Yogurt Brands We Just Can't Get Enough Of

If you love yogurt, you're going to want to check out these brands, from Greek to Icelandic-styles and everything in between.<p>Yogurt is amazing. It's a perfect blank canvas for breakfast (we love a good mix-in), makes a convenient mid-afternoon snack, and fleshes out our favorite savory dinners. …

Lemon Pie Cookies

January 19, 2012<p>This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.<p>Can I tell you how much I hate laundry? The …

Gluten-Free Raspberry-Ginger Muffins

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prefer a different berry? Feel free to swap it in.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups plus 1 Tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose flour<p>1 large egg<p>1 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan

1 Servings<p>Pull the eggs off the heat when they still look a little loose; carryover cooking will do the rest.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>3 cups baby spinach<p>1–2 tablespoons grated Parmesan<p>Crushed red pepper flakes<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk …

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Drop-Biscuit Pear and Dried Cherry Cobbler

8 Servings<p>Not a big baker? This dessert is for you. The simple topping can be made in one bowl and results in an airy, tender biscuit no matter your skill level.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>pear filling<p>6 medium Bosc pears (about 3 lb.), peeled, cored, cut into ½” pieces<p>1 cup dried tart cherries<p>⅔ …

That’s a Wrap! 16 Spring Roll Recipes to Make This Week

With the end of winter nowhere in sight (thanks a lot, Punxsutawney Phil), it’s time to get creative in channeling springtime feelings. These 16 fresh rolls do just that. Filled with a bounty of produce — often the cold-weather stuff like cabbage and carrots — they’re a fun way to eat your veggies, …

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The Top 100 Restaurants In America, According To Yelp

To determine the best restaurants, Yelp combed through millions of US restaurant reviews over the past 10 years, weighing recent reviews more heavily.<p>From top rated BBQ to a cafe located in a laundromat, here are the best restaurants in America:

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The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

Moist Carrot Cake | Kitchen Nostalgia

In a large bowl beat the eggs with yogurt, oil, vanilla and orange zest<p>In another bowl combine flour, sweetener, baking powder and pumpkin spice. Add …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

16 Must-Follow Fashion Blogs for Tall Girls

In the fashion world, everyone assumes if you’re tall, you’ve got it made. In reality, all those extra inches can mean a struggle to find trousers that come past your ankle, skirts that are long enough to be worn in public and a blazer that doesn’t turn into a three-quarter-length crop jacket. If …

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.<p>2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any …

Vol au Vent Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size 1 vol au vent<p>Servings Per Recipe 24<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 114<p><b>Calories</b> 212<p>% Daily Value*<p>22%<p><b>Total Fat</b> …

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Secret sights of San Francisco: six things only locals know about

San Francisco is known the world over for its beauty, its open-mindedness and – let's be honest – its weirdness. So it should be no surprise that the City by the Bay harbors many unlikely attractions in far-flung locations known only to locals … until now.<p>Below are a few choice secrets – some new, …

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.<p>Holiday cookies are delicious no matter what they look like, but there comes a time in every baker's life when the tub o' frosting and squeeze tubes of food coloring will no longer suffice. If you're …

Sunday Sweets: Gorgeous Gingerbread

Time for my annual roundup of gingerbread house Sweets!<p>So while you're cursing that pre-made store kit this season - you know, the one with the …

Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Apples

Your family and friends will think you slaved over this flavorful pork roast for hours. We won’t tell them your little secret, but we know all you …

Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken | Creme De La Crumb

<i>Saucy slow cooker Asian Kung Pao Chicken with a spicy kick! Simple ingredients bring a ton of flavor to this easy-to-make family favorite.</i>

Want a Fabulous Life? 10 Things You Need to Be Doing

Having a truly fabulous life requires a bit of maintenance.<p>Zig Ziglar said it best when he said: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily."<p>Because when you shower, you will get dirty again, you will need to shower again.<p>When you …

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Speculoos Buttons

Makes about 90 Servings<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cookies<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon ground cinnamon<p>3/4 teaspoon ground ginger<p>1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg<p>1/8 teaspoon ground cloves<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/2 cup (packed) light …

made Sourdough

Before you venture into the exciting world of sourdough baking, let me give you a word of warning: this method is not meant to be approached if you …

Ciabatta Bread

As much as it is true that one should not judge a book by its cover, you can safely go about life judging a good Ciabatta by the holes in its crumb! …

15 Hilarious Holiday Family Photo Ideas You Should Steal

We had a lot of LOLs finding the funniest cards to purchase this holiday season for ya. Seriously, we’re still laughing. But sometimes (actually, always) we like to see what you all can create, and this time of year, we get the biggest jollies from funny family photo ideas. Here are 15 fams …