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15 Must-Make Cakes to Bake Before Summer Ends

You know how some people have a summer bucket list? Picnic on the beach, run the full loop around the park, eat at least one whole tomato per day (grape tomatoes excluded), read a book a week, catch a sunrise or two?<p>I have that, too... only <b>my list consists exclusively of the cakes I want to bake</b> …

Celebrate anything, or nothing, with one of these 10 cakes

By Kara Elder<p>Kara Elder<p>Editorial aide and contributor for Food<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As if you needed an excuse to make a cake, here are 10 options from the Recipe Finder, ideal for birthdays or a springtime celebration.<p><i>[Bake a cake, and it just might make you feel better]</i><p>World’s Fair Cake, pictured …

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The secret to making better pie crust

While pie crust is far from boring (cut-outs! lattice!), its flavor has mostly played second fiddle to that of the filling. That is, until Ashley Capps, pastry chef at Buxton Hall Barbecue, blew our minds. She adds flavorings to her pie dough that back up the fillings. The way Capps uses ground …

Christmas cookies from mom’s kitchen: Traditional Greek kourabiedes and more sweet treats

Print<p>My mother loved to bake and Christmas was when she could relish in this love unimpeded. Her repertoire spanned a large amount of the globe. …

5 Ways to Be a Fashion Rule Breaker, According to Zendaya

Zendaya is officially coming for your entire closet. Earlier this year, she launched an amazing collection of shoes, but now she's expanding her Daya …

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Colloidal silver

If you don't have a basic scientific understanding, I would advise you to buy colloidal silver rather than attempt to make it yourself. However, it …

Five Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

We’re weeks away from sweltering temperatures, hurricane warnings, and bug invasions. And this year is expected to be an especially hot one in many …

How to make perfect biscuits, plus 9 recipes

Really good biscuits are tender, lighter than air, and should be eaten straight out of the oven, while they're still warm. Whether you like your biscuits with a touch of tang from buttermilk, a little zing from ginger or made with cold milk, cream, shortening or lard, there are certain tips that …

13 Showstopping Desserts for Your Christmas Table

Cold winter days are a perfect excuse for spending time in the kitchen. If you’ve exhausted all of your favorite cookie recipes but still can’t satisfy that baking itch, that’s when you know it’s time to get going on a decadent dessert for your holiday table. Whether you need to find something …

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The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.<p>Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy guide to each part of the eye so …

Introducing Cherry Bombré, the New Trend for Brunettes

If you're sick of blondes having all the fun, you're in for a very cherry treat.<p>There's a seemingly endless supply of hair color trends out there, but even though these can vary from the oh-so-subtle to the wild and crazy, one thing is quite consistent: These new shades often work best on blondes …

14 Pies for Fall (A.K.A. Pie Season)

Pie holds a special place in our hearts all year long, but if there ever was a month for pies to shine, November would be it. We may have nearly three weeks to daydream about which ones will make it to the table on Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean we can't do a few trial runs along the way. We …

Thanksgiving Pie and Tart Recipes

This polka dot pie features cream cheese pie dough that even dieters won’t be able to pass up.

The Four Essential Oils You Need In Your Life—And How to Use Them

Here's an unpleasant flashback: On my fifth sinus infection of the year, I was curled into the fetal position in a bed of balled-up tissues, watching …

The 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

You're welcome.<p>We're clearly just a tad chocolate obsessed over here at HuffPost Taste. While there will always be room in our hearts (and in our stomachs) for all the kinds of foods that are available to us, chocolate holds a special place. The quantity of content on our site dedicated to this …

15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

On National Dessert Day--or any other day, for that matter--it's only right to give in (a little), and have your cake and definitely eat it too.<p>It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy …

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Ongoing pain for Irish victim sawed open in childbirth

Irish MPs call for the scrapping of a controversial compensation scheme for women who underwent horror procedure.<p><b>Warning: This story and video contain graphic descriptions that some people may find upsetting</b><p><b>Manchester, United Kingdom -</b> Over the course of the past few months we've been covering one …

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The Herb That's Happy Everywhere from Soap to Shortbread

<i>Stop and smell (and eat) the flowers.</i><p>Take a moment and do a word association with lavender: Soap. Light purple. Fragrant.<p>I bet you’re less than five thoughts in before you begin reciting that old English nursery rhyme “Lavender blue, dilly dilly, lavender green….” While this tune has shown up in …

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10 DIY Beauty Oils to Mix Up Now

When the temps start to drop, so does the moisture in our skin. That’s why we’re breaking out the masks, new beauty products and lotions as if the release of the pumpkin spice latte depended on it. When beginning a new beauty routine for the season, we recommend starting with oils. Not only do the …

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The world's most amazing cake shops and bakeries

Best ever showstopping cake recipes

We've chosen ten beautiful cakes that could make a showstopping centrepiece for a birthday, afternoon tea or any special occasion. Our cakes are all …

Put Your Perfect Plums in a Blender, Even if it Pains You

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you.</i><p><i>Today: Forget the icebox. Turn your plums into caramel and turn that caramel into cake—your fruit will be safer that way.</i><p>There aren’t a lot of legends in my family, but there is one about a plum.<p>When my dad was a …

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Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas

After a good knife and a heavy skillet, the most heavy-duty workhorse in my kitchen isn't a piece of equipment at all; it's a can of chickpeas.<p>Yes, if I have the time I'll cook a big batch of dried chickpeas, with their far superior beany broth, and freeze them into single-serving portions. But …

7 Trash-Bound Things You Never Thought of Keeping but Should

Did you know that there are plenty of things we toss out every day that are actually completely reusable? Of course, a burnt out lightbulb can’t be …

13 nail hacks for the perfect DIY manicure

It's amazing what a fresh manicure can do to your state of mind. Combine that feeling with the boost of confidence you get from making something all …

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Baking Temperature Comparison

Our contributor, Summer Stone of Cake Paper Party, is back today with a new baking science experiment.... Have you ever wondered why most butter …

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