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Deliciously Ella's healthy sweet treat recipes

There’s not a spoonful of sugar in sight, but these snacks and desserts taste so great you’d never guess that they’re good for you, says Ella Woodward<p>Everyone who knows me will tell you that I’ve always had a serious sweet tooth. Growing up, all I wanted to eat was Haribo, pick’n’mix, Nutella and …

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

Cleaning

Thanksgiving Wine Made Easy: A Sommelier's Advice

Working as a sommelier has taught me two things about pairing food and wine:<p>1) It's really fun, and 2) Sometimes people take it too seriously.<p>The right wine can truly make every bite of your dinner taste better. A great pairing can get your heart racing—and even bring tears to your eyes. But when …

Top 10 hawker food stalls in Singapore

Street food, or hawker food as they call it in Singapore, is a national treasure, says <b>Ignatius Chan</b>, founder of multi-award-winning restaurant Iggy’s. Here he chooses the best, most authentic local dishes to savour<p>As you’d expect from a country where eating is the national pastime, Singapore is a …

The New Vegetarian: Mac and three cheeses recipe

Light but gooey, this macaroni dish is made with evaporated milk and cream cheese<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 x 410g (14½oz) tin of evaporated milk<br>200g (7oz) cream cheese<br>2 tsp English mustard<br>¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg<br>350g (12oz) macaroni or small pasta shapes<br>1 tbsp soft butter<br>1 small garlic clove, …

10 ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Quotes We Can All Relate To

By Lisa Gacki,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vsMio0<p>1.<p><i>‘We struggle so hard to hold on to these things that we know are gonna disappear eventually.</i> …

Muesli with Pomegranate and Almonds

4 Servings<p>Pomegranate adds an appropriately seasonal touch and almonds add a crunch to this Museli.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1½ cups apple juice<p>2 cups plain Greek yogurt<p>1 cup pomegranate seeds<p>½ cup chopped toasted almonds<p>Honey or agave syrup (for serving; optional)<p>Recipe …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Try This Barre Workout at Home!

Tone your thighs, arms, abs, and glutes with this ballet-inspired routine<p>Ballet-inspired barre workouts can help sculpt long, lean muscles. As part of our series <i>Your New Favorite Workout</i>, we're giving you an inside look at Figure 4 Barre, a class at Pure Yoga in New York City. The name Figure 4 is …

New York City

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Cheese and chilli straws

INGREDIENTS<p>60g unsalted butter<br>• 100g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp sea salt<br>• ½ tsp chilli flakes<br>• ⅛ tsp sweet smoked paprika<br>• 180g extra-sharp cheddar cheese coarsely grated<br>• 1 tbsp full-fat milk<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.<p>Dice the butter and place in the bowl of a food processor.<p>Add the flour, salt, …

DIY Candy Land: 20 Homemade Candy Recipes

‘Round these parts, we’re pretty keen on candy. Cotton candy, Halloween candy, candy canes, candy corn. All the candy. Here we’ve rounded up 20 of the best DIY candy hacks for you make at home. Welcome to Candy Land.<p>1. Pomegranate Gumpdrops: The gumdrop has an old world way about it, and this …

Truffles

A 15-Minute Workout That Truly Kicks Butt

We know how it goes. Every year, no matter how committed you are around say, October, at some point during the holiday season the powers of delicious …

Christmas Cookies

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here's How To Tell

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our <i>emotional</i> intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and …

TED Talks That Could Change How You Think About The Holidays

Photo courtesy of Ted.com.<p>Some holiday traditions never get old. There's a certain comfort that comes with stuffing ourselves with stuffing, …

TED Talks

Sufganiyot: The Best Thing About Hanukkah

The best thing about Hanukkah isn’t eight nights of gifts, it’s traditional sufganiyot—pillowy, deep-fried, jelly-filled doughnuts. Uri Scheft of Breads Bakery schools us<p>Latkes get the attention. But there's another fried favorite worthy of the Hanukkah table: <i>sufganiyot</i>. (If you haven't gotten the …

Baking

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Recipe Of The Day: Nutella S'mores

What better way to celebrate National Toasted Marshmallow Day?<p>S'mores are not complicated. A combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker, they're probably one of the easiest desserts to make. While often these are eaten around the campfire, even that's not necessary to enjoy this …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Watermelon

46 Ideas For DIY Jewelry You'll Actually Want To Wear

The world of do-it-yourself jewelry has really stepped up its game. Thanks to all the creative craft bloggers out there, you can learn how to make the kind of jewelry you see in boutiques — and start sporting arm parties in no time.

Jewelry

Green Papaya Salad

8 Servings<p>Mild, crunchy green papaya is not the same as underripe papaya. Look for it at Asian or Mexican groceries.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dressing and Fried Shallots<p>1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon hot chili paste (such as sambal …

The new baker: lemon marmalade bars

At once tangy and sweet, these soft lemony bites make the perfect mid-afternoon snack.<p><i>Makes 16 small slices</i><p><b>For the filling:</b> <br>2 lemons<br>200g (7oz) caster sugar<br>3 eggs<br>4 tsp cornflour<br>45g (1½oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled<p><b>For the base:</b><br>140g (5oz) plain flour<br>50g (1¾oz) caster sugar<br>125g (4½oz) unsalted …

Galaxy Nail Tutorial

The galaxy nail trend is taking off right now, so why not join the fun? Creating this detailed glitter manicure may seem like it could take light …

Coats

Bacon Recipes & Valentines Day Cards - How to Organize

Hello, my loves! I have a really yummy, ridiculously easy Valentine’s Day idea for you, complete with presents: free themed-out printable labels, …

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

While my kids were playing outside the other day, it dawned on me:<br>I have three children who can independently zipper coats, put on snow pants, boots, …