Rachel Erickson

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25 Cheesy Dips That Will Make You Swoon

Nothing is more alluring than a bowl of silky, molten cheese. Just sitting amongst a pile of chips, waiting to be devoured.

sweet potato cake with marshmallow frosting

I hope you don’t mind me going briefly off-topic here. I know that the holiday week demands exclusive chatter about giblets and squash and all the …

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey, Bacon + Avocado Ranch Pizza

Turkey, Bacon + Avocado Ranch Pizza.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 27, 2013 47<p>I’m eating next week’s dinner already.<p>So. People get super passionate about …

Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider Kiss.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 27, 2013 26<p>I made you this little soul-warming apple cider cocktail! Since it’s fall and all.<p>I’m sharing the recipe over at the …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

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

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

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10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

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20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a renaissance right now. It is turning up all over the …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Make This Now: Savory French Toast With Garlic and Parmesan

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>A couple weeks ago when we were driving through Austin, we stayed with a friend who said that his go-to weekday breakfast is savory French toast. <i>Wait, what?</i> I asked him. <i>Am I the only person in the world who's</i> …

Gold Medal Abs

Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four of them to …

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

My friend Christen and I recently went blackberry picking on a sweltering summer day. We made the best of it though, finding shade where we could and …

Chocolate Fudge Pops

Jump to the recipe<p><i>These marvelously playful chocolate fudge pops are made from cocoa, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla extract. Tastes like</i> …

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15-Minute Workout: Core Exercises

Hit your muscles from all angles with this routine to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>Hitting your muscles from all angles is the absolute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>If your abs routine consists of crunches, crunches, and more crunches, you may still have some jiggle around the …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe - How to Make Peanut Sauce

The Best Pancake You've Never Had: Ricotta and Fresh Berries

<i>By Nancy Harmon Jenkins</i><p>Strawberries! How do I love ye? Let me count the ways: strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, strawberries and cream, strawberries and prosecco, strawberries and genuine aceto balsamico tradizionale di Modena, or just a little handful of …

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20 Secrets to a Flat Stomach

Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p>Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat …

Dinner Tonight: Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned Fish + Charred Corn and Avocado Salad

The last thing you want after a lengthy day is lengthy time spent on your feet in the kitchen. All you really want to do is sit down, put your feet up, and instantaneously be eating something divine. This week's Dinner Tonight comes together in a snap so you can be doing just that in under an hour. …

Chocolate Pancake Cake

Roasted Corn Caesar Salads with Parmesan Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Roasted Corn Caesar Salads with Parmesan Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 21, 2013 113<p>… and brown butter croutons<p>Of course. Can’t …

Roasted Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers with Smoky BBQ Aioli

Roasted Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers with BBQ Aioli.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 19, 2013 83<p>Oh look… it’s Monday recipe time.<p>And this is so that. You know, …

Weekend Challenge: Hanging Leg Raise

This exercise targets the hard-to-work muscles in your hip flexors and your external obliques<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new</i> …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …