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The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's …

The Dumbbell Workout Routine That Will Kick Your Butt

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt<p>All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new …

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Ingredients<p>1/2 pound elbow macaroni<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 3/4 cup mayonnaise<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<br>• kosher salt and black pepper<br>• 2 scallions, thinly …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I grew up in a ‘because I said so’ household.<p>“Why can’t I have an Easy Bake Oven?”, I no doubt said in the whiniest voice ever. “Because we have a …

Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) Recipe

Cooked in soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, and loaded with heaps of whole garlic cloves, slices of ginger, and fresh Thai basil, this classic Taiwanese chicken dish is a perfect reminder of just how good an over-abundance of flavor can be.<p><b>Why this recipe works</b>:<p>The bold and flavorful cooking …

From Birth Through Childhood: Versatile Stokke Steps Baby Chairs

Functional and visually appealing, the new <b>Stokke Steps</b> modular children’s seating system takes care of your baby’s comfort starting from birth. …

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 20, 2014 85<p>In true Jessica fashion, I have a new favorite meal.<p>No shock value there, as my …

Mashed Potato Cakes with Broccoli and Cheese

<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: Merrill makes mashed potato cakes, with a twist.</i><p>I may have mentioned that Clara isn't a big fan of …

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Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 15 minutes<p>The red, brothy cousin of New England clam …

Jerk Chicken Wings - Spicy Jamaican Jerk Hot Wings Recipe

Raspberries and Cream Macarons (and a giveaway!)

I've decorated a great many cakes and sweets with lovely macarons, but I've always had the secret wish to adorn myself with them, too. That's why I …

10 of the Best Zucchini Recipes

Home > Recipe Roundups > 10 of the Best Zucchini Recipes<p>June 17, 2013 // 31 <i>Comments »</i><p>We’re into the second half of June and if you’ve planted a …

Cheese Sticks with Caraway Seed

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p>If you entertain often, you'll know the necessity of simple, crowd-pleasing snacks. And although cheese and crackers are the obvious choice, this photo by Eat Already! is doing a great …

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New post! Double Chocolate Muffins are defined by a measuring cup full of cocoa powder and a handful of chocolate chips. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/double-chocolate-muffins.html

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies Recipe

Crackly and shiny on the outside, molten chocolate on the inside.<p><b>Notes:</b> I fold in the chocolate chips after chilling just to make sure the batter won't melt the chips. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts are a good addition to this recipe.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, …

The Tuesday Treat: Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

<b>Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips</b>, <i>adapted from williams sonoma</i><p><i>Simple and toothsome, this banana bread can be made without the chocolate chips — but</i> …

Breakfast

Blackberry Crumb Cake Recipe

This moist blackberry cake is topped with a layer of big buttery crumbs.<p>crumb adapted from <i>The New York Times</i><p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the</b> …

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Do you ever smell something that just takes you back to a memory? I had a memory like that when I was making the batter for these cookies.<p>When I was …

Toffee Espresso Drop Cookies Recipe

A bold shot of espresso counteracts sweet toffee bits in these speckled drop cookies.<p><b>Notes:</b> I used HEATH BITS'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits. If you can't find them, you can replace them with either a crushed Heath or Skor Bar (if you don't mind adding chocolate) or butterscotch chips (which also won't be …

The Tuesday Treat: Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

<b>Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins</b><p><i>A twist on an old favorite, I made these muffins Sunday morning whilst the guys ran Bay to Breakers. They arrived back,</i> …

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Mark Bittman's Spicy Cheddar Shortbread

<i>This week,</i> <i>Mark Bittman</i> <i>is serving as a Guest Editor at Food52. He chose a Wildcard winner, answered our questions, and has been sharing recipes from his new Cooking Basics app.</i><p>No junk food snack comes close to these easy savory cookies, which make the perfect finger food. “Short" -- when it comes to …

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New post! Berry No-Bake Cheesecake Tarts are a fantastic way to celebrate summer and the upcoming holiday. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/berry-no-bake-cheesecake-tarts.html

No-bake strawberry cheesecake

Tomorrow is Midsummer's eve, one of the biggest holidays in Sweden. This is when we eat lots and lots of strawberries, pickled herring (not...

Honey Lavender Cookies with Pistachios

I am sure I am not unique in finding baking therapeutic. When things are not going the way I'd like, it is very comforting to go to the kitchen and …

New post! Rich and chewy Brownie Cookies and the search for the perfect brownie. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/brownie-cookies.html

Banana Bread, Gooey Chocolate Cobbler, Oatmeal-Stuffed Baked Apples, Chocolate Layer Cake & How to Make Crêpes

How's your sweet tooth feeling? In need of a fix? Excellent. This week, we shared all our favorite quick weeknight desserts, from warm banana bread …

Dessert

7 Reinvented Cornbreads

Everyone wants more cornbread. This holiday season, toss out those boring rolls that serve only as vehicles for swiping up remaining streaks of cranberry sauce from your plate. Instead, fill up your bread basket with fluffy, crumbly cornbread scented with fresh thyme. If you prefer a more …

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The Difference Between Snickerdoodles And Sugar Cookies

Alright guys, we've encountered an issue. It appears that some of you don't fully understand the true difference between snickerdoodles and sugar cookies. If you think a snickerdoodle is just a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon, you've been wrong your whole life -- but don't worry, we're here to …