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50 More Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message

<i>"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy</i><p><i>"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." -Walt Disney</i><p>The response to my first list of 50 Inspiring Children's Books with a Positive Message has …

Amazing Crafts You Can Make With Toilet Paper Rolls

There are lots of ways to green your bathroom. You can buy a fancy toilet that doesn't require much water. You can clean everything with baking soda and vinegar. Or, you can recycle your toilet paper tubes into <i>Despicable Me</i> minions.<p>Which one of those sounds the most fun?<p>The clever world of toilet …

Sports are meant to be fun

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

Dallas Cowboys Fail to Touch Giants' Brandon Myers, Give Up Easy TD

In what was one of the oddest plays of the season, two Dallas Cowboys defenders failed to touch New York Giants tight end Brandon Myers while he was laying on the ground at the Dallas 8-yard line. Myers alertly got up and ran into the end zone for a touchdown.<p>Here's another look at the play:<p>It was …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

<i>Written by Lisa Fogarty on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night. I know it's simple to dial up your local pizzeria and order a pie, but you won't believe how easy -- and …

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

You've been pilfering from the trick-or-treat stash all month long. This week your kids are going to come home with bucketfuls of candy. This candy binge has to end!<p>Or does it? Fortunately, there are dozens of things you can do with leftover candy to make sure not a single sweet treat goes to waste.<p>…

Pizza 101: Pizza Dough Recipe & Podcast on Making Pizza in a Wood Burning Oven

The pizza dough recipe from our weekly pizza nights & cooking classes!<p>It's super easy and comes out perfect every time. The addition of milk, beer …

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Baketober!

October 14, 2013<p>October baking is on! Who has already made some super cute treats or perfectly pumpkiny desserts? Do you like fall baking as much as …

Dessert

Cheddar and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Terrance Brennan | Artisanal Cooking | John Wiley & Sons, 2005<p>The power of great ingredients is never more apparent …

Breakfast

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

August 20, 2013<p>It’s been weird being in moving limbo the last few weeks. I definitely don’t like having all my pans packed up. And all my stuff boxed …

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

My friend Christen and I recently went blackberry picking on a sweltering summer day. We made the best of it though, finding shade where we could and …

5 Genius Mac And Cheese Hacks To Turn Your Microwaveable Dinner Into A Gourmet Meal (RECIPES)

Deliciously gooey, marvelously inexpensive and incredibly easy to prepare, microwaveable mac and cheese is a destitute college student's dream.<p>But as all mac and cheese fanatics know, the dish -- all starch and straightforward faux-cheesiness -- can get old pretty fast. To challenge the inevitable …

Chipotle Shrimp and Cheese Torta Recipe

Shrimp maintain their juicy integrity even under an avalanche of toppings—no batter required. Plus I could cook them in a chipotle and tomato mixture, so the salsa was built right in.<p><b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Chipotle Shrimp and Cheese Torta</b><p>Ingredients4 bolillo rolls or sturdy hero rolls1 …

Top 10 bars in Baltimore

13th Floor<p>If it's a bird's-eye view of the city you're looking for, go no further than the 13th Floor atop the historic Belvedere hotel in the Mount Vernon area. At night, the city spreads out before you through huge windows, setting the mood for a great romantic dinner or just a swanky few drinks. …

100 Creative DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space

Now that Fall is here, we’re thinking about redecorating our homes here at Brit + Co, which means it’s the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home or office.<p>BRIT + CO GUIDE:<p>But we narrowed it down a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

My Best Stuff<p>The woman who calls herself "Muva" (as in "mother") on what she needs to have a good time.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas1 day agoView …

Game of Thrones

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan (by ETCphoto)

<b>Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan</b> (by ETCphoto)