Melanie Freeman

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No-Bake Creamy Cold Oreo Pie

This no-bake creamy cold Oreo pie is so delicious! If you are an Oreo fan like me, then my version of the Italian torta fredda with Oreo cookies will …

Dessert

23 Highly Anticipated Books of 2018

This year we are, once again, resolving to read more. To help you discover new favorites and conquer your Reading Challenge, we crunched the numbers …

Every Kind of Brownie Recipe for Every Kind of Brownie-Lover

I personally can't think of a brownie I've met that I haven't enjoyed, but I do have a preference in regards to what type of brownie I truly love. I …

How To Make Death By Chocolate Poke Cake

Best Ever Peanut Butter Brownie Truffles

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Prepare brownies as directed on box. Allow to cool.<p>2<p>Done<p>Mash up the brownies so they look like crumbly. With a cookie scoop, scoop up …

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Is light drinking while pregnant OK?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Experts agree that binge or heavy drinking while pregnant is alarmingly dangerous for a fetus, and advise against it -- but what about light drinking during pregnancy?<p>It turns out that there's not much research on just how little a pregnant woman could drink without harming her unborn baby, …

Pregnancy

Hissy Fit Dip

Copycat Friendly's Peanut Butter Sauce

This Eggplant Parm Is Famous for Inducing Labor

A very pregnant writer tests an old wives' tale that involves lots of cheese.<p>Like every other pregnant person in the history of time, I was nearing a point of pathetic desperation. At 38 weeks, and so large that I once got stuck in my bathtub, my usually rational mind grew increasingly frustrated …

Recipes

These Recipes Prove Carrots Are SO Not Basic

Reimagining a Classic<p>1 of 9<p>If you avoid carrots because all you can think about is the bland, mushy steamed baby carrots your grandma serves, you're …

Copycat Panera Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This No-Cook, Blueberry-Swirled Ice Cream Knows How to Rock n' Roll

Summer isn't summer without ice cream. Hot days and sunburned skin go hand in hand with that first lick of a towering ice cream cone, and the sticky feeling as it drips down your hand. I'm not particular about how I eat it: I'll take it in a cone, in a cup, or straight from the pint. I love …

Dessert

How to better talk to children about their art

While you've been doing laundry, your seven-year-old has been making art – crayoning up a storm at the kitchen table. You take a break from folding to check on her. She's in the middle of drawing something. It's an animal, but not one you've seen before. You'd say mammal if you had to guess – maybe …

Our best beach reads for summer 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Courtney Maum's "Touch," fictional trends forecaster Sloane Jacobsen struggles with her world's increased focus on technology while she craves real human contact, and maybe even love.<p>An adopted thirty-something whose parents have died, Nina Popkin searches for her biological mother and …

Books

Buckeye Brownies Are A Peanut Butter Lover's Dream Come True

Brownies + peanut butter + chocolate ganache = heaven<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>Forget peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and chocolate is the best …

Taco Pasta Salad

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>This easy chocolate banana cake is quick to make, extremely moist, and packed with tons of banana flavor. Topped with a chocolate cream cheese</i> …

Dessert

Recipe: Pantry Cocoa Brownies

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, dust with flour, tapping out the …

Dessert

Come, Let's Climb This Skyscraping Cinnamon Bread to the Moon

Maida Heatter ends the headnote of her aptly-named "Mile-High Cinnamon Bread" with a direct order: <b>"Have your camera ready for this."</b> <i>Listen to Maida.</i><p>While there's a solid line-up of very good swirl breads out there (you'll find four at the bottom of this post), the first thing you'll notice about …

Baking

Get Your Super Bowl On: Homemade Mac and Cheese, Please!

Mac and Cheese makes a regular appearance at our dinner table. And I’m not talking about the neon-orange version made with processed powder (yes, I …

Recipes

Charred Cauliflower Carbonara

Charred Cauliflower Carbonara.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 22, 2015 112<p>Say that three times fast.<p>Tell me… what do you get when you roast cauliflower in …

Why your weight loss plateaus, and how to fight it

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be.<p>It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake.<p>But many studies have shown that this simple strategy doesn't work very well for the vast majority of …

Fitness

Big Slab Brownie Bars

Special equipment: a 26-by-18-by-1-inch baking sheet<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 26-by-18-by-1-inch baking sheet with nonstick spray …

Dessert

ONTD original: 15 books Reese Witherspoon is adapting for the screen

<b>Reese Witherspoon's production house, Pacific Standard, aims to bring challenging, dynamic female characters to the screen</b>, and is currently …

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …

Baking

Motor City Coney Island Dip

<i>AKA Cheesy Sloppy Joe Dip</i>. I just had to say that right away.I don’t really pay much attention to football except for one thing: football food. …

Cooking

P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef (Copycat Recipe)

We don’t go to P.F.Chang’s all that often but when we do, this is a family favorite.And now I can make it at home. I love it when I can recreate a …

Cooking

29 Broccoli Recipes You'll Want to Make Tonight

Cooking