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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Chock-full of chocolate and raisins, these oatmeal cookies won't disappoint. And by using oats in place of wheat flour, everyone can get in on the fun.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Pull a fast one on the kids: In just 10 minutes, whip up the dough for these sweet, crunchy treats made with whole-wheat flour. Many recipes for baked goods can be tweaked to use equal parts whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, without losing flavor or texture.

Minted-Chocolate Cookies

Transform store-bought wafers into chocolate-covered cookies without baking.

Lemon-Ginger Cookies with Mint

Debra Satterthwaite of Carmel, Indiana, put a twist on a classic sugar-cookie recipe with the addition of lemon zest, ginger, and fresh mint.

Crisp and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie people take sides. You're either a soft-and-chewy fan or a lover of thin and crisp. But everyone goes for these chocolate chip treats. They're soft in the middle, slightly crunchy at the edges, and extra-big.

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Fresh raspberry-and-white-chocolate cream is a lofty alternative to frosting or jam filling. Using a small ice cream scoop to form the vanilla sugar cookies will ensure a uniform size.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Get your holiday chocolate fix with this rich treat from Malika Ameen, a former contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef: Just Desserts."

Pistachio Spritz Pinwheels

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse pistachios with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar in a food processor until finely ground.<p>2. With a mixer on medium speed, beat butter with remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in extracts and food color. Reduce speed …

Double Chocolate Cookies

This recipe adapted from "Martha Stewart Living Holiday Cookies."

12 Classic Cocktails Invented in New Orleans

Despite the popularity of Hand Grenades and sickly sweet Hurricanes on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, New Orleans’ history of the cocktail can be traced back to its beginning, when drinks were built simply from spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. The city may not be the birthplace of the very …

New Orleans

Hamburger Helper: Ideas for Weeknight Dinners with Ground Meat

Ground meat can be a weeknight dinner lifesaver—here's how to cook ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey without a recipe.<p>Some say that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the darling of weeknight dinners. And while that may be true, we can't help but harbor a fondness for a less-touted …

Cooking

Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies

These Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies are ridiculously gooey and fudgy! They’re also super simple made with a brownie mix!<p>So lately I have been working …

perfect corn muffins

We escaped the Frozen North this week to someplace warm and tropical and it almost feels like cheating. Shouldn’t we be shivering? Shouldn’t we be …

Breakfast

Pancake Day 2015: Alternataive Apple And Cinnamon Or Breakfast Maple Bacon Recipes

Bored of lemon and sugar? We've got some alternative pancake recipes for you to try out this pancake day.<p>For those who enjoy fruity treats give Kate …

Breakfast

7 New Orleans-Inspired Dishes for Mardi Gras

Here, seven New Orleans-inspired dishes to make for Fat Tuesday.<p>Here, seven New Orleans-inspired dishes to make for Fat Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Emeril’s …

New Orleans

Express recipes: Make Vegetable Appam for breakfast

Vegetable Appam recipe<p>Make your mornings healthier by making these nutritious Vegetable Appams for breakfast. All you need is your regular idli …

Healthier Granola Bars

Bake a pan of these snacks and you'll never go back to the boxed stuff. They're super-easy and fun to make as a healthier snack alternative.<p><b>Yields:</b> 18 granola bars <b><br>Total Time:</b> 50 min <b><br>Prep Time:</b> 15 min <b><br>Oven Temp:</b> 325<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 cup(s) old-fashioned oats<br>• 3/4 cup(s) toasted wheat germ<br>• 3/4 cup(s) chopped …

Cooking Steel Cut Oats

It's the tastiest kind of oatmeal, but it takes a long time to cook. Here's how to speed up the process and maximize the delicious, toasty oat flavors.<p>Steel-cut oats are a heartier, tastier version of oatmeal, but they are notoriously time-consuming. A few tweaks to your favorite recipe will add …

Gluten-free banana and chocolate pancake recipe

The Detox Kitchen's recipe is free from wheat, refined sugar and dairy – and utterly delicious<p>If bananas and chocolate chips don’t tickle your fancy, simply substitute with a couple of blueberries by adding them to the batter and sprinkling them fresh over the pancakes when …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

The Emotional Moment When A Toddler Sees His Mom After Her 3-Week Chemo Treatment

Single mom Laura Martancik has been battling Hogdkin's lymphoma since July 2013. After undergoing standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she went into remission for about 3 months -- until the cancer returned this past September.<p>Laura and her 2-year-old son James left their home in Hawaii …

New Mom Asks What Kind Of Life Her Baby With Down Syndrome Will Have, Gets a Surprising Response

Motherhood

Articles about clean update midcentury house pennsylvania on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.<p>This 1954 post-and-beam residence in Glendale, California, has undergone a considered renovation by Levitt Halsey Design …

Mid-Century modern

Chakrubs Crystal Sex Toys

As an alternative to the vast array of technologically advanced sex toys, New York-based Chakrubs offers quite the opposite: simple, chic crystal sex toys. The stones have been carefully sourced from around the world, then shaped and polished without chemicals or dyes at select lapidaries. These …

Sculpture

The Top 5 Looks We're Bookmarking from J.Crew's New Collection

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that the pant of the season may have just emerged from J.Crew’s fall collection: Wide (whatever you’re thinking, think wider) and in pale gray lightweight cashmere with a faint etch of plaid, the trousers had the room buzzing. “Super-super wide-leg pants were …

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics