Mellany Flores

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Almost Instant Banana Bread

Most of the overripe bananas in my kitchen are destined to go into a batch of banana bread or banana cake. There are occasions when I don’t have …

Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Baskets of ripe blueberries practically beg to be baked into blueberry muffins. Blueberry is one of the most popular muffin flavors out there, and …

How to Make Feta Cheese

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With some special ingredients and a bit of patience, you can easily make crumbly, salty feta cheese at home. Mary Karlin, author of Mastering</i> …

Puffy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today my honey and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage! It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since I married my polar opposite, but …

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to …

Foundations no.8 - Meringue, Part I

Back when I first started blogging, meringue was one of the things I was scared of making. I bewailed my troubles in an early post on Lemon Meringue …

Cookie Dough Cake

Cinnamon Bun Pull-Apart Cake Pan

Cinnamon buns can be a time-consuming treat to make because you need to spend quite a bit of time rolling out, rolling up and cutting the dough to …

Brownie Cookies

Tarta de Santiago + Food 52

As you might remember, almost exactly a year ago I posted about the Tarta de Santiago, a wonderful almond cake from Spain. I was contacted a few …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

His meditation spot is in front of the fireplace. On Carlos Santana's property in San Rafael, California, about twenty minutes north of San …

Where Have All the Good Book Covers Gone?

Tim Kreider, an essayist and cartoonist, writes at the New Yorker about the decline of the book cover:<p>The covers of most contemporary books all look …

Ballerina Problems

Blackberry Blondies

Blondies are the blank canvases of the bar cookie world. They have a slightly dense, chewy texture, but they are relatively plain and get most of …

Cherry Almond Crumble

Recipes

Your Nickname Guide

A vagina by any other name would...okay, wait. Wrong quote. But these common coochie slurs made us giggle and who knows—maybe you'll find a new title for your tallywag, too.<p><b>FLORA AND FAUNA</b><p><b>WINNER: Panty Hamster</b><p><b>EDIBLES</b><br>6. Pink Taco<br>5. Hot Pocket<br>4. Bikini Biscuit<br>3. Juice Box<br>2. Twinkie <b><br>WINNER:</b> …

Panama Canal

Former Vogue editor: The truth about size zero

One of the most controversial aspects of fashion magazines, and the fashion industry, is models. Specifically, how young they are and how thin they …

Five Easy Meals Every Woman Should Know How to Cook

5 meals every woman should know how to make<p><i>*Note: If fresh seasonal fruits are sparse, try dipping dried fruits such as apricots, figs, apples, and dates.</i>

Food

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

The Ultimate Moist, Fluffy, Ridiculous Coconut Cake

I am very new to indoor cat ownership. Buckle has been with me for a little over a month now, and I’m only just now starting to “get” cats. As much …

Cranberry and Walnut Scones

My pantry is always stocked with dried fruits and nuts, and while I often reach for fresh fruits during the spring and summer, those dried fruits are …

Rhubarb Ginger Bars

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 …

Coconut Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bites

Coconut, toffee and oatmeal all packed into one cookie is a combination that is downright addictive. Consider this to be a warning, because these …

Coffee Swirl Quick Bread

Coffee cake doesn’t usually have coffee in it – but this easy to make Coffee Swirl Quick Bread could easily be termed a coffee cake because it makes …

Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Clafoutis are always a nice way to showcase fresh fruit in a dessert that is elegant, but easy to make. The custardy french dessert can be made with …

22 American Fast Foods That Aren't About To Apologize For Anything

♫ "...And I'm proud to be an American, where nothing comes fat-free..." ♪

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