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New post! This almond cake focuses on a pure and clean flavor. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/almond-cake.html

Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A dish to start before work -- and finish quickly when you're home.</i><p>Combo alert!<p>I am about to tell you about a sort-of weird technique mixed with make-it-before-work ease.<p>…

Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte

Sometimes I'll fall in love with a song and listen to it on repeat for hours. It satisfies some longing in the soul. That's kind of how I feel right …

14-year-old Danvers student charged with teacher's murder based on video, statement

Massachusetts police say they linked a 14-year-old high-school student to the murder of math teacher Colleen Ritzer through video surveillance — and his own words.<p>Philip Chism, a freshman at Danvers High School, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder. He was ordered held without bail at a …

3 Fall Fashion Trends, 3 Different Ways: How to Style Plaid, Floral Prints, and Leather

Try This: 6 Chic Ways to Dip a Toe Into This Fall's Camouflage Trend

You might be surprised to hear that for someone who's worked in fashion for more than a decade, my wardrobe is, overall, pretty staid—I wear lots of black and navy, own many striped dresses, and, in the winter, I live in a daily uniform that goes something like this: black dress, black tights, …

Pomegranate Americano Recipe

Can a classic combination of vermouth and Campari be simulated without alcohol? In this drink, pomegranate juice replicates the acidity, astringency, and caramel sweetness of vermouth. A few drops of bitters (which contribute a scant amount of alcohol to the drink) add the herbal component and some …

Orgeat Lemonade Recipe

This drink combines traditional bar staples into a non-alcoholic drink that's both tasty and elegant.<p>Use a good-quality orgeat that contains orange flower water for to add the most high notes and complexity to the drink. If you can't find one, use my ridiculously simple recipe for making your own …

Mushroom Recipes | Slideshows | Leite's Culinaria

Mushrooms and butter and garlic. Think you've been there, done that? Trust us, you haven't. Not like this.<p>An effortless, elegant side that fancies up …

Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Laura Washburn | Mac 'n' Cheese | Ryland Peters & Small, 2013<p>It’s the tarragon in this recipe that transforms it from …

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Step one: Make a childhood favorite. Step two: Cut it into squares. Step three: Dunk, drop, or plop into tomato soup. Step four: Sigh.<p>This …

The 5 Best Jokes From Cardi B's Co-Hosting Gig On The Tonight Show

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Celebrity<p>Let's unplug and discuss<p>Music<p>✋ BACK …

Zambian Schoolgirls Face Rampant Sexual Violence

by Neets & Dre (Andre & Anita Nieuwland) on Flickr, under Creative Commons (cc BY-NC-SA 2.0)<p>(WOMENSENEWS)—In Zambia, sexual harassment and violence …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

National Geographic magazine turns 125

National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to photography. Above is a selection of images from the upcoming edition. Read more about “The Power of Photography.” Coinciding with this, the magazine has launched a new photo blog, “Proof,” that …

7 Ways to Get a Better Body in 30 Minutes or Less

In as little as a minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p>If …

Exercise

Good Chocolate, Bad Chocolate, and How to Tell the Difference

Chocolate contains naturally-occurring antioxidants called flavanols and epicatechins (two types of flavonoids). They help keep your blood flowing …

Wellness

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

Lovers of beef and chorizo can have their steak and eat it, too: Here, a garlic, cumin, and smoked-paprika rub on rare roast beef has the alluring smoky meatiness you’ve always associated with the richly flavored sausage >> http://bit.ly/GourmetBeefTenderloin

Buttermilk Cake with Sour Milk Jam and Gin-Poached Cherries

<b>For buttermilk cake:</b><p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour pan. Whisk baking soda, salt, and 2 cups flour in a medium bowl; set aside.<p>Using an …

5 Links to Read Before Making Soups, Stews and Chilis

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Warm up with a bowl of something hearty.</i><p>Comfort food season has commenced, which means it’s time to pull out your slow cookers and stock pots. That’s …

Apples and spice make everything nice. [recipe soon!]