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29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Bread

20 Easy-to-Prepare Smoothies for Weight Loss

Working hard to put off those extra pounds that make you heavier? Then your sweet tooth must be disturbing your diet often. Not to worry about …

Swap This Food For Greek Yogurt and Lose Weight

Greek yogurt gets all the love when it comes to excellent protein sources for weight loss, but it's not the only food that can offer you sustained energy, satiate your hunger, and help curb your sugar cravings. Don't leave out the unsung hero of the protein world — cottage cheese! Here are some …

39 Must-Know Recipes to Help You Survive in the Real World

You're graduating college. Now it's time to cook like an adult.<p>March 19, 2015<p>It’s the last day of senior year. You’re finally graduating and, with …

13 Scones to Add to Your Easter Brunch Menu

One thing to love about brunch is all the variety of breakfast foods it can include. You can go traditional with pancakes and sausage or go out on a limb with mini quiche and asparagus hors d’oeuvres. But there is one brunch food that’s always a hit: the scone. They can be sweet, savory or …

Breakfast

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

17 Rainy Day Soup Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that …

Cooking

13 Easy Egg Recipes for Busy Mornings

Are you an egg lover? Eggs are a nutrient-dense, complete protein that are a great addition to any morning meal. Check out the 5 reasons why we love …

Nutrition

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

Oh hey, Aunt Gertrude, here's some sexed-up Dickens for you!<p>First she helped us establish the commandments for a kick-ass book club, then she introduced us to her favorite classics and "issues" books. For our final installment from ELLE's February Best Year Ever Coach—professional book group …

The Best Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Now and then, I settle on a recipe that I feel needs no improvement. This one is joining that privileged club.It was thanks to an unexpected snow day …

Dessert

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Snack On

There's not one sad handful of almonds among them, and that's a beautiful thing.<p>They've all been made (and devoured) by real, seriously healthy people who say things like "satiety" and "fuel your body." Steal their snackspiration so you'll never have to go head-to-head with the vending machine …

Which cheap tablets are worth buying?

A few years ago, tablets were poised to replace laptops as the computing device of choice. That never happened, as we've largely stuck with laptops and phones as our daily drivers, with tablets relegated to a secondary role. If you don't use a tablet that much, it certainly seems wise to avoid …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of options when it comes to chocolate cake. Between molten lava cake, German chocolate, and devil's food cake, we seriously have an array of choices when we want cake that's rich with chocolate. But just like with everything else in life, not all chocolate cakes are created equal -- …

39 Sweet Ways To Eat Berries For Breakfast

Blueberry muffins? Absolutely. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

16 Ways To Make A Better PB&J

Is it hard to improve on the classic sandwich? Yes. But not impossible.

Breakfast

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

S'mores Cookies with Homemade Chewy Graham Cookies

S’mores Cookies with Homemade Chewy Graham Cookies<p>Shares 21.7K<p><i>Take a homemade chewy graham cookie, top it with toasted marshmallow and crown it with</i> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Deep Chocolate Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chips

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: An adaptable chocolate cookie recipe for instant friend-making.</i><p>There is no better way to make friends than to show up somewhere with chocolate cookies. That is why I was …

New England Cinnamon Sugar-Cider Donuts

Whisk flours, 2 tsp. cinnamon, baking powder, soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat …

Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

<i>posted</i> July 24, 2013 <i>by</i> Julie // 51 Comments »<p>Shares 2K<p>Peanut butter lovers rejoice: here’s some delicious <b>Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream</b> …

Lava Cakes with Kahlua Whipped Cream

Lava Cakes with Kahlua Whipped Cream #ChocolateParty<p>Ingredients<p>Adapted from Bon Appetit<p>5 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting ramekins<br>• 8 ounces …

The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to cookies, there's no question that chocolate chip is the only way to go. Even if peanut butter cookies have a claim to your heart or if you're more into the crumbly nature of shortbread, you can't refute the fact that chocolate chip cookies are basically America's favorite …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Sunday Supper: Mexican Chicken Lasagna with Chorizo Beans

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Lasagna feeds the masses and looks impressive. If you make every layer and every sauce from scratch, it's an inspiring, if time-consuming, affair. In this take, flour tortillas make an admirable stand-in for pasta, …

Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp

Fresh Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 21, 2013 74<p>This is how I know it’s officially summer.<p>Warm fruit<p>with a crispy topping<p>and melty …

37 Delicious Ways To Eat Caprese

Tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella are best friends and belong together everywhere. For instance: in a sandwich! On a pizza! In an omelet! On a cracker! In your mouth!