Monica Updyke

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Martha Stewart's Genius Guide To Making Every Type Of Chocolate Chip Cookie

Martha Stewart has been full of surprises lately. She dares to say what everyone else is thinking about Gwyneth Paltrow, she's admitted that she knows how to roll her own joints and the woman even owns and operates her own personal drone. Also, shockingly, the domestic goddess is seemingly …

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …

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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

Inspired by questions from my last article on how to actually teach mindfulness to kids, I'm putting out a new weekly post with FUN mindfulness exercises for the family. After all, who said mindfulness had to be a drag?!<p>Remember, mindfulness takes training. The goal is to train your mind to observe …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

19 Resolutions That Are SO Much Better Than Going On A Diet

Diets are the worst. But healthy living is awesome!

High Blood Pressure

How Star Wars Ruined Star Trek

Live long and may the Force be with you.<p>Star Trek made its debut on television way back in 1966 with the episode "The Man Trap," a tale which saw …

The Absolute Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost everybody has their favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Some people swear by it, that there simply is no better possible chocolate chip …

15 best subscription box gifts for the holidays

Wake up and smell the carefully curated roses — there's a subscription box for basically everything.<p>For gift-givers, subscription boxes can be a more …

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Since it IS the season of cookie exchanges and since Jordan (the queen of the sugar cookie) gave me the best sugar cookie lessons ever awhile back, …

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Dessert / Home / Lemon Blueberry Bread<p>Print Friendly Version Log in to bookmark!<p>Photo by: Lemondropsfoodie.blogspot.com<p>Description<p>It's as good as it …

You'll Never Guess The Secret Sauce for This Creamy, Cheesy Casserole!

12 Tomatoes is a new cooking and recipe community. Each day we feature a few hearty, winter recipes that are also healthful and cheap to make. Check …

Spiced squash soup with sage and chilli butter recipe

Squash soup gives that contented, warm-inside, cold-outside feeling which is what autumn cooking is all about.<p>Is anything better on a cold wintry day than squash soup?<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 tbsp olive oil<br>2 red onions, finely chopped<br>2 sticks of celery, finely chopped<br>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>1 …

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Twix Cookies - Chef in Training

After making my <b>Twix Truffle Brownies</b> (which by the way, are amazing and you definitely need to try those out if you haven’t already!), I knew a Twix …

Roast parsnips

(38)<p>45 min<p>Parsnips are tossed with olive oil, garlic and honey, then roasted until crispy on the outside, but sweet and mellow on the inside. They …

Christmas Morning Breakfast Buns

Breakfast brunch Christmas family pleasers holidays mincemeat quick breads<p>November 02, 2014<p>to Read (<p>Words)<p>Hooray for November . . . which means I can …

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Exercise 1 Squat Thrusts with a Pushup and a Hop<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Bend at the waist, lower your torso down to the floor, and, in one fluid motion, place your hands on the floor <b>(B)</b> and kick your legs out so you end up in a pushup position <b>(C)</b>. Reverse the movement …

Why E-Cigarettes Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

It's little wonder why e-cigarettes' popularity has exploded into a $2 billion industry over the last few years; the promise of safe, harmless …

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 781

11 Asparagus Recipes to Welcome Spring

Let's take a moment to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Spring is here, and with it, our favorite harbingers: sunny daffodils, chirping birds, late sunsets, and of course -- asparagus.<p>With the sun finally emerging from that grey winter sky, the sight of this vegetable bundled at farmers' …

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baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House …

How to Make Fried Rice Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Pat</i> <i>Tanumihardja,</i> <i>author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, explains how to make a takeout favorite, with</i> …

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Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

Sexual assault survivors challenge universities

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1054000/1054538_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525200358_7fbf15290b49ec7851201824cf400cd8<p><b>One in five American women is sexually assaulted or raped during their time at college and university, according to the White House. Now some</b> …

College & University

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 30 mins<br>• Total Time: 40 minutes<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Main<br>• Cuisine: Indian<p>★★★★★<p>4.9 from 63 reviews<p>Quinoa …

8 Ways to Eat Clean

Improve your family's diet with these healthy-body, whole-foods strategies.<p>What is clean eating?<p>Nitrates in cured meats. GMOs. Artificial sweeteners. Hydrogenated oils. Sugar-packed snacks and drinks. Livestock raised with antibiotics. Hormones in our food. Today many parents are saying, "Enough …

Pope Francis, The Choice

Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the …