Mercy Armstrong

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This Avid Reader Makes Gorgeous 3D Art Out Of Abandoned Books

There's more than one way to enjoy a book.<p>H/T Daily of the Day

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

Lemon Bar Cupcakes

I <i>love</i> lemon desserts. They’re easily one of my favorites in anything – cakes, cookies, bars, you name it. And lemon totally reminds me of springtime, …

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Anne R. Allen's Blog: How Do I Sell My Book? 6 Tips for New Authors

You make friends with other authors in your genre. I can't emphasize enough how important this can be to your career.<p>This is also why you don't want …

Salad Recipes

Salad is the ultimate dish, transformed instantly with various add-ons and mix-ins. Check out these creative ideas.<p>From Giada's tomato panzanella to …

Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

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The 5 Biggest Lies You've Been Told About Your Hair

We separate strand fact from fiction.<p>If you're like most women, you probably consider your hair your best accessory—so it’s no wonder that you'd go to great lengths to keep it in top shape. But are some of your most common beauty rituals, like switching up your shampoo every few months and applying …

Learn Japanese the smarter way – Japan Info

For those who are interested in Japanese culture the decision to learn the language is an easy one.<br>However, putting this into actual practice might …

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Whisk Kid - Peanut Butter and Oreo Swirl Brioche

The bread section at the grocery store always looked like an exotic library. Sealed behind glass doors, the loaves were neatly organized and …

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16 Mouthwatering Nutella Desserts to Gobble Up Right Now

February 5 marks World Nutella Day, a 24-hour celebration of everyone’s favorite creamy dessert spread. The holiday may date back only nine years, …

Mini Raspberry White Chocolate Scones and a Valentine's Day Tea Party

Who says Valentine's Day has to be about the boys?<p>Let's have a girls-only tea party.<p>I'll bring the scones.<p>Boys are great and all, but sometimes you …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

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Ask The Expert: Sarah Raven’s 10 Tips for a Kitchen Garden

British gardening and cookery writer Sarah Raven is fortunate in being scientific as well as artistic. She is also a busy person who likes to eat so …

Saffron buns with almond cream recipe

There is nothing more delicious than a Swedish saffron bun.<p>If you are looking for an exotic take on an Easter bun, I cannot think of anything finer.<p><b>MAKES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the dough</b><br>140ml/5fl oz milk<br>140ml/5fl oz water<br>Generous pinch of saffron strands (at least a 0.4g jar)<br>1 large egg<br>5g salt<br>30g/1¼oz …

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Interview With Award Winning Author Regina Puckett

If you would like to be featured like this on my blog, drop me a line.<p>I am delighted to present an interview with Regina Puckett, award winning …

10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals

We know that sometimes you get home and have a grand total of 15 minutes to figure out what you’re going to put on the table. Us too. Let's find a solution.<p>The answer may be cooking lots of dishes in advance to get you through the week, but the hard part of that option is getting organized and …

5-Ingredient cookie butter fudge is a delicious spin on a sweet treat

Speculoos — or cookie butter — is a tasty European spread, and here it's used to put a fun twist on basic, everyday fudge with just five …

The 34 Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Potatoes

The potato is humble, but it is also mighty.

Mocha Poke Cake

• 1 Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix<br>• 3.9 oz. Package Jell-O Instant Chocolate Pudding<br>• 1 tbsp Instant Espresso Powder<br>• 4 Eggs<br>• 1 cup Sour Cream<br>• ¾ …

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Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine

Despite chicken breast's popularity, it's often known as one of the most boring things to eat. A single sauteed chicken breast is not decadent like fried chicken. And it's not impressive like roasted chicken. Instead, chicken breast is usually dry, completely devoid of flavor and about as exciting …

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Video tip: How do I choose the right bread wash? (and a bonus recipe)

Bread, biscuit and roll recipes often call for some sort of "wash" or glaze before baking. Sometimes a recipe may call for egg, sometimes milk. Even butter. Different washes are used to achieve different results. So how do you choose the right one for your project?<p>EGG: Using beaten whole eggs will …

Best Ever Homemade Bread

Bread recipes are a dime a dozen, but this loaf of homemade bread is the winner after testing dozens of bread recipes!<p>A few years ago I went on a …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

31 Decadent Cookies You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating

That dough, tho.<p>For more food porn, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>get at them on Pinterest</b>.

Beyond Eyes puts you in the shoes of a blind person

Rae, a 10-year-old girl, walks towards what she thinks is a water fountain. She recognizes the sound from a fountain near her house. But Rae is blind, and as she gets closer she realizes that she's actually hearing water drip from a sewage drain.<p>Rae approaches laundry on a clothesline, only to get …

10 Techniques Every Home Cook Should Know

Your chopping skills are on point. You can fillet a fish like a pro. You can even tell the doneness of a steak by feel. But there’s always another …

Rich Tea Biscuits Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe yields biscuits that are coarser than the commercially produced biscuits, but they work just as well for dunking. My advice? Dunk long and enjoy the soaked biscuit to the fullest. —Regula Ysewijn<p><b>Makes: 22 to 24 biscuits</b><p>280 grams white flour<br>• 1 tablespoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 …

"Fakers Square" Chocolate Silk Pie

My boyfriend was reminiscing about the best chocolate silk pie he's ever had from Baker's Square in Illinois. Since I've never had it, he set to …