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40 Oreo Recipes That Will Make All Your Cookie Dreams Come True

As if we needed any excuse to indulge in an Oreo or two, now we have a national holiday specifically for treating ourselves to America’s favorite cookie. Obviously they’re perfection on their own, but with so many outrageously delicious recipes out there, it would be a shame not to utilize them in …


23 Budget-Friendly Meals to Help You Start the Year Off Right

We’re all a little worn out after all that holiday shopping, but saving money in the new year can actually start in the kitchen. If your takeout bill is nearing astronomical heights and the drive-thru isn’t the healthy non-salads you want to be eating, cooking budget-friendly meals at home is the …


14 Trending Hybrid Desserts You Need to Know About

If you’re the type to agonize over dessert menus for hours, stop what you’re doing and pay attention NOW. Thanks to the new food trends, like piecaken, that blew up the Internet a few weeks ago, hybrid desserts are seriously #trending. Gone are the days of hemming and hawing over cookies or ice …


15 30-Minute Recipes to Make for Your Next Potluck

You’ve (mostly) survived the holidays, and you have the holiday ham leftovers to prove it. But wait! You’ve got one more party to get through and, in all of your Christmas prep, you’ve completely forgotten to get ready for that New Year’s Eve soiree you’re going to. We’ve scoured the Internet for …


22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes


12 Cider Cocktails to Will Warm Up Those Cold Nights

Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?<p>Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?


17 Creative Dishes to Make With Cauliflower

You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.<p>You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.

24 Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

Portable eats FTW.

Blueberry cheesecake pie – easy, quick & delicious!

A sweet pastry crust encases this creamy cheesecake, topped with fresh blueberries. It’s easy to make and gorgeous to eat!<br>5.0 from 3 reviewsBlueberry …


3 NEW Ways to Do the Most Popular Braid on Pinterest

Do you remember when that upside down French braid with a top knot or hair bow was all over Pinterest? You know, the style where you’d plait *just* the back portion of your head? Well, I do, and I think it’s time to keep that train a-goin! ‘Tis the season for high ponytails — that’s if you have not …


The Laziest Ice Cream Cake Ever Requires Only 2 Ingredients And 3 Steps

Sometimes, one scoop simply will not do, and you need a WHOLE CAKE of ice cream.<p>And it turns out the easiest ice cream cake you'll ever make is a take on the classic ice cream sandwich trick. But instead of slicing up teeny pints of ice cream, this epic recipe uses a whole damn carton... because …


16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

Only 2 Steps and 5 Ingredients Stand Between You and This Ice Cream

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A spectacular summer ice cream recipe with just two steps and five ingredients.</i><p>Summer means ice cream, …

5 Family-Friendly Dinners You Need to Try

Is it time to branch out from the same few meals you make over and over again? <i>Everyone</i> in my family gave these recipes an enthusiastic thumbs-up.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>This delicious pasta dish is adapted from <i>Lidia's Italian Table</i> by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy …


41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …


12 Color Meanings — And How to Use Them in Your House

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

42 Crock-Pot Recipes to Try This Summer (That's Right, Summer)

Summertime, and the living is…well, hot. When stratospheric temperatures make you want to do nothing but sit in an ice bath all day, using a slow …


21 Healthy Smoothie Recipes (for breakfast, energy and more!)

How are you on your smoothie game? Lately there’s been a fruit overload happening in my fridge. They literally just keep climbing into my grocery …

The 5 Basic Healthy Meal Formulas Everyone Should Know

Cooking a great meal off the top of your head is possible, and it can be done without any <i>Top Chef</i>-level skills. All you need are some …


Best Wedding Hair: Wedding Updos for Brides With Long Hair; DIY Wedding Hair

Long-haired brides, here's all the wedding hair inspiration you need: From hair guru Roxie Jane Hunt of, the knotted fishtail chignon, which seems totally DIY-able for your wedding if you have super-long strands and a little patience. Here's the step-by-step:<p><b>STEP 1</b> Flip your …


27 Borderline Genius Ways To Eat Oreos

Think outside of the 36-count box.

6 Fun French Toast Recipes Changing How You Make Breakfast

French toast is a favorite breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be enjoyed only in the morning. The dish can be savory or sweet, and French toast …


13 Protein-Packed Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is more than just a superseed that you hear about from people at the gym or in health magazines. It is a nutrient-dense ingredient that can be …


Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken Recipe

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6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a …


7 Wild + Crazy Lasagnas You Have to See to Believe

The food-in-food craze is exploding, from popcorn ice cream to bacon marshmallows… and we can’t forget the ramen burger, of course. From among these insane mashups emerges another trend of epic proportions: Lasagna that ain’t like anything Nonna ever made.<p>1. The Nutellasagna: Let’s start out with …

Canadian Humour

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese How-To<p>You can easily divide this recipe in half; use a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish if you do.<p>Serves 12<p>6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces<br>8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish<br>5 1/2 cups milk<br>1/2 cup …

Italian Food

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes with Eggs and Sausage

These healthier Breakfast Sweet Potatoes are stuffed with scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, and shredded smoked gouda cheese. Only 300 calories per …