Margaret Ptak

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4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2013 133<p>I’ve become very brave this summer.<p>By grilling EVERYTHING.<p>I really mean …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

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Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Dessert

Key Lime Pie For Your Soul!

Got the summer citrus dessert cravings yet? Maybe you just want a vacation in your mouth. This is a super simple, hard to botch freezer dessert. I've …

Homemade Lara Bars: Coconut Cream Pie | Vintage Mixer

Over the last couple of years I’ve made my share of homemade Lara Bars or little energy bites filled with nuts sweet medjool dates and other flavor …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

5 One-Song Workouts

Sometimes you just don't have time to hit the gym.

"Minute" Chocolate Mug Cake - Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake in Less Than 60 Seconds!

How Is That Not Killing You?

Humble iodized salt gave US a 10-year IQ boost, say researchers

The "iodized" emblazoned on the vast majority of salt sold in the US might go by largely unnoticed by the populace, but it turns out that it may have had such a profound effect on public health that it raised the national IQ.<p>Iodine deficiency is the number one cause of preventable mental …

Easy & Quick Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen {Part 1}

No one gets a thrill out of cleaning the kitchen. But the fact of the matter is, we all have to do it. And if we figured out how to do it right, in …

Cleaning

5 Exciting Tech Companies You've Probably Never Heard Of

One of the most interesting aspects of digital technology is its ability to disrupt. These days, scale is no match for innovation and speed.<p>Still, the new technologies that we usually hear about are from tech giants like Apple and Amazon, Facebook and Google, Microsoft, IBM and the like. On any …

Conservative Hypocrisy on Racial Profiling and Affirmative Action

Victor Davis Hanson is against racial preferences. College applicants should be judged as individuals! But racial profiling? He's okay with that.<p>An instantly controversial Victor Davis Hanson column recounts a piece of advice handed down through three generations in his family: <i>Watch out if you see</i> …