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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Low Carb New York Ricotta Cheesecake

Special equipment: 1 (8-inch) springform cake pan<p>Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Spray the springform pan with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. …

Oreo Balls

<i>Oreo cookies combine with Peppermint Mocha Kahlua and peppermint bark to create festive and delicious Oreo Cookie Balls.</i><p>If you follow MBA on …

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Ultimate Oreos

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.<p>2. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and brown sugar. Fold in mini chocolate chips. …

S'mores Cupcakes

February 3, 2014<p>S’mores Cupcakes<p>Chocolate Cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallowy meringue frosting. Oh. my. gosh. These were …

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Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean caramel and buttery chocolate shortbread cookies are the three components that make up these Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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Pumpkin Tassies with Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

The past weekend was spent picking out pumpkins for every purpose - sugar pumpkins for roasting, mini pumpkins for the mantel, great pumpkins for …

Pumpkin S'mores Bars

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 x13 inch baking pan with foil. Leave a bit of foil over the edges to help with …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Cookies for Pumpkin Lovers

Pumpkin pie is the first thing that most of us think of when it comes to baking with pumpkins, but pumpkin puree is a very versatile ingredient that …

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bread

It’s no secret that I can’t get enough pumpkin desserts in the fall. I don’t eat them much any other time of the year, so I don’t think I need to …

Pumpkin Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

"Super easy." "Quite addictive." "Divine." That's what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas.<p>We'd be happy to tuck into …

Greek Stuffed Peppers

Garlic Cranberry Beans with Roast Chicken and Sansho Spice

The other day, I walked out of my house and smelled Fall. It was smokey and cold and hit the back of my nostrils in a rush of wind. Despite our …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

10 Recipes to Get Kids to Eat Broccoli

10 delicious broccoli recipes to help you turn your kids onto the cruciferous green stuff—no bribes necessary<p>Oh, broccoli. We love you, you know that? We love you charred, roasted, sautéed with a bit of garlic. We love how you taste, we love that Harrison Ford tells jokes about you, and we love …

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake

<b>Yield:</b> 12 servings<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>60 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>For the Cake<p>2 1/4 cups sugar<br>• 1 cup vegetable oil<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 3 cups all-purpose …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

Two Layer Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

I am a huge pumpkin pie fan and they make regular appearances in my kitchen from at least October through December. I am always looking for ways to …

US government shutdown: Dollar plunges to eight-month low

The dollar plummetted to an eight-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, as a stand-off between the White House and America’s Republican party led the US government to shut down for the first time in 17 years.<p>Many economists and analysts had expected the two sides to broker a …

Study: Fast Food Has Gotten A Bit Slower

Fast food, it turns out, isn't quite as fast as it used to be.<p>A new study finds that McDonald's posted its slowest drive-through times since this survey was first conducted 15 years ago.<p>At McDonald's, customers will spend on average 3 minutes and 9 seconds from the time they place their orders …

One Bowl Baking: Maple Walnut Blondies

As much as I love summer, it's tough to be an inspired baker. But every year, autumn saves me from falling into a total block. My ideas are endless and the desire to fire up the oven is once again renewed.<p>Example? I couldn't wait to experiment with these maple walnut blondies. As I'd never baked …

The Government Shutdown Is Exactly Like "Mean Girls"

You can't sit with us, Ted Cruz.

Obama: 'Congress has not fulfilled its responsibility'

The White House called it at 11:30 p.m.<p>The administration issued the order late Monday to begin shutting down the government — the first in 17 years — following a day of brinkmanship, blame and failed efforts by President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate to break the impasse.<p>At midnight, …

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