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Classic Chocolate Mousse

6 Servings<p>Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, …


73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.


You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Lemon Juice

10 Perfect Canisters for Kitchens, Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms

You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. …

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Can A Christian Drink Alcohol?

<i>This blog, originally written in September 2012, continues to be one of the most popular and most shared.</i><p>On Monday night, news broke that Olympic …


40+ Ways to Save Money by Shopping Smart --> Whether you rarely shop, or are in stores all the time, the experience is often frustrating. Beautiful displays beckon, sales urge you to stock up, and prices vary wherever you go. If you want to stay on track, here are a bunch of ways to curb your household expenses, and keep your budget trim and healthy.

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …


David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

Weekend treat! Make chai tea ice cubes and add to cold milk (or non-dairy milk):

How-To Dye Easter Eggs With Everyday Pantry Items

Don’t rush the process — allowing the eggs to sit in the solution overnight allows the colors to deepen.<p>Don’t get me wrong, I think brown eggs are …

12 Flower-Themed DIY Projects for Spring

It must be the warm weather and sunshine, because I ended up creating a flower theme with today’s posts that I didn’t see coming. With every corner …

8 Easy & Inexpensive Upgrades --> So many of us have builder basic grade bathrooms that are totally fine, but need something to make them more homey and personal. Here are eight cosmetic —and not costly — changes that can substantially impact your space, but are easy to implement.

DIY Fabric Wall Art Ideas and Inspirations

If sprucing up your home is at the top of the list of your spring makeover ideas, then a crafty DIY solution may be just what you need to give …

Fluffy Carrot Cake

Whip up a delicious treat this Easter.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 eggs<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1/2 cup applesauce<p>2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract<p>1 cup granulated sugar<p>1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground …