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Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Papayas and 9 Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Should a waiter offer us a choice of fruit, we always decide to eat more payaya. Get to know this versatile tropical fruit, and we bet you will too.</i><p>Fun game for your next picnic: …

Homemade Ice Cream Toppings

These homemade toppings will take your sundaes to the next level<p>Great ice cream stands on its own, but toppings can take your dessert to the next …

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Peach Crumble Coffee Cake: A Vegan Dessert for Summer

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: This dessert proves that vegans can have their cake -- made with summer's best fruit -- and eat it, too.</i><p>My time with this peachy crumble coffee cake was woefully …

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Our Best Salsa Recipes for Your Summer Dipping Needs

From pico de gallo to salsa verde, these salsa recipes will become your go-to summery dips.<p><b>We're officially naming salsa the Dip of Summer™.</b> Well, of outdoor summer parties, at least. The fresh chopped veggies and bright citrus beats dairy-based dips on any sweltering day. Here are our favorite …

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27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …

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7 Gorgeous Summer Salads

According to a recent study, people think salads that resemble great art taste better—and are worth paying twice the price. Here, seven …

The Top 13 Camera Bags Among Our Readers

Over the past few weeks we’ve shared with you the best selling DSLRs and most popular DSLR lenses among our readers. Today it is time to turn our …

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

Useful Tips on How to Photograph Winter Sports

With winter rapidly approaching those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, we thought it might be fun to pass along some tips on how to …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

6 Ways to Save on a Trip to Europe

Ask anyone and they will tell you that traveling to Europe this summer will not be cheap, unless of course you want to go very early June or late …

9 Cities in Europe We Think You Should Visit and Why

9 Cities You Should Visit on Your Next Trip to Europe<p>Okay, so a list of “best cities to visit in Europe” is not the most original topic for a blog …

How I Packed For A Month In Europe Using A Carry-On

Before I get to the good stuff...<p>Click here for our <b>Italy & Paris Trip Itinerary</b><p>and<p>Click here for my <b>Italy and Paris Travel Tips</b> post<p>When we first …

Where Everybody In Europe Is Hanging Out Right Now

We've long been jealous of the fact that many European employees get at least 30 days of paid vacation per year.<p>This August, while we wallow in our cubicles, those lucky ducks will pack their chic, European purses and jet off to enjoy a break from being chic and European. But when hubs like Paris …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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6 Apps to Unleash Your Mobile Photography Creativity

<i>“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”</i> – Ansel Adams<p>The connected camera and mobile photography currently …

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will …

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20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …