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After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

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Hundreds flee Falluja during Iraqi offensive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, fled Falluja Friday as Iraqi soldiers attacked to drive ISIS from the city, the Iraqi military said.<p>Security forces evacuated about 760 people, who escaped from the eastern and southeastern regions of Falluja, the military said.<p>The United …

10 Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

5 Crunchy Snack Mix Recipes

Whether you're hosting a cocktail party, stocking a game day spread or just looking for a quick and delicious afternoon snack, here are five awesome, …

18 Foods That Are Cheaper And Healthier Homemade

You'll save money and eat better by making these everyday grocery items instead of buying them.<p>Make it on your stove top or in a slow cooker, and …

5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- <i>or less.</i><p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole …

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These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

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9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and garlicky, this homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than the mass-produced bottled stuff in grocery stores. Try it …

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8 Easter Desserts That Will Impress Your Guests

These Easter desserts are as impressive as they are delicious. Get ready for the oohs and aahs!<p><b>1. Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp</b><p>One of the easiest and best desserts I know. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries bubbling away in their own juices beneath a crunchy oat streusel topping. Serve warm out of …

I-Woke-Up-Like-This Muffins

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: These muffins are ***Flawless.</i><p>If <i>I woke up like this</i> had a kitchen …

Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine

Despite chicken breast's popularity, it's often known as one of the most boring things to eat. A single sauteed chicken breast is not decadent like fried chicken. And it's not impressive like roasted chicken. Instead, chicken breast is usually dry, completely devoid of flavor and about as exciting …

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Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes To Keep On Hand

Do yourself a favor and put down the bottled salad dressing. It's time to start making it from scratch. Homemade salad dressing isn't only easy, it's also cost-effective. If you play your cards right, it can also be healthier and more delicious than the store-bought kind. Finally, you're almost …

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Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

<b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids' hungry friends, I can't seem to keep enough of them in the house. So I figured it was time to try and make them from scratch, and maybe even sneak in some health food. After …

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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Curry and Lime

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from the Vanilla Bean Blog will be indulging us with stories and recipes from the Wolners, who own the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota.</i><p><i>Today: A lentil soup to cure anything</i> …

23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

Gallery23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year<p>After the crown roast of pork, the Christmas goose, and the ham, after the plates upon plates of cookies and pies and cheesecakes, it can feel good to whip out the blender come January 1st, and make breakfast something bright, fresh, and light. And while you …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn't Just For Meat

Slow cookers have the reputation of being meat machines. While they have the unique ability to tenderize meat with minimal effort, the assumption that slow cookers are best for meaty dishes overlooks the amazing ways they can transform your vegetables.<p>First of all, it recently came to our attention …

Albóndigas in Red Chile Sauce

8 Servings<p>In case you were wondering, albóndigas is the Spanish word for meatball. These prove that the Italians aren’t the only players in the game.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Albóndigas<p>1 poblano chile<p>1 small white onion, coarsely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves<p>½ cup (packed) arugula leaves<p>½ cup …

Crispy Apple-Oat Fritters

8 Servings<p>If the batter thickens as it sits, thin with more club soda.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 4 cups)<p>1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup rice flour<p>2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon …

Orecchiette with Corn, Greens, and Ricotta

4 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound orecchiette<p>2 oz. bacon, chopped<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>8 cups Swiss chard leaves, chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. ricotta<p>Torn fresh basil leaves (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook orecchiette; drain, reserving ¾ cup pasta cooking …

Yeasted Brown-Butter Waffles

8 Servings<p>Once you make the batter, all you need to do the next morning is plug in the waffle iron.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter plus more for serving<p>2 cups warm whole milk<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>1¼ …

50 Drinks That Won't Give You a Gut This Summer

<i>This article was written by Bobby Box. Check out the original article on AskMen for the full list of low calorie summer drinks.</i><p>Summer and alcohol go together better than two hardship-stricken lovers in a Nicholas Sparks novel. It's no secret that people in general like to 'indulge' in a few patio …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

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