Rebecca Hebert

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6 great doughnut recipes

There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop display case. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with …

Skinny Oat Blondies

Cookies, blondies in particular, are one of my guilty pleasures. I couldn't resist creating a healthy blondie recipe with less sugar and more fiber. I am not a fan of dry and crumbly cookies. To avoid this, I included applesauce as an ingredient, which creates a moist texture. To my surprise, even …

Dessert

20 Asparagus Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Tender, grassy, and sweet, asparagus is a true marker of the triumphant arrival of spring. The stalks are at their best when freshly picked, in-season, and as local as possible since transportation and time are hard on the vegetable. We've got lots of tips to help you select the right bunch; once …

Choosing the Right Travel Backpack for You

It’s great that you’re going to travel, and if you want your belongings with you all the time then you’ll need a travel backpack instead of the usual …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

46 Incredibly Useful Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone

Here's what you need to know before traveling abroad solo.<p>Nikki Vargas, travel blogger at The Pin the Map Project, told BuzzFeed Life that her solo traveling began as a way to venture into the world alone with her thoughts. "One of the beautiful things about solo traveling is that you're living …

Missing Cheese? How to Go Dairy-Free Without Going Flavor-Free

We were at a holiday function recently, sitting around the table after dinner eating cookies. Everyone wanted milk with their cookies and that got the conversation going about what type of milk people were dunking into. It surprised us that nearly everyone opted for almond milk and mentioned that …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Significantly Reduce the Calories in Rice

If you add coconut oil to the boiling water before cooking your rice, the starch will break down and you'll have a healthier meal.<p>Who doesn't love a big bowl of sticky white rice? Now you can munch to your heart's content -- without the guilt.<p><i>Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>We all know the drill by …

Nutrition

A Whole Lot of Heavy Cream, 5 Rich Recipes

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever—or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples</i><i>—</i><i>or your seasonal produce</i><i>—</i><i>every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Melina Hammer of Licking the Plate shares 5 delicious ways to use heavy cream—without</i> …

13 Pin-Worthy Quotes That Perfectly Capture Wanderlust

The urge to travel has a certain hard-to-explain quality. Better known as wanderlust, the feeling drives everything from solo retreats to explorations of uncharted lands.<p>Hence, we're always grateful when someone uses words to define the travel bug in our souls. The philosophers of yore -- and the …

Paulo Coelho

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

(Photo: Vilnius, Lithuania/Shutterstock)<p>You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?<p>Every year, PriceOfTravel.com updates its Europe …

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

Ireland

Irresistible Gnocchi Casserole

Gnocchi casserole couldn't be simpler. This comforting dinner is great for any weeknight, and we know the kids will love it!<p>You know, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m from the Midwest. I mean, based on the number of casseroles I make in a week, it’s pretty obvious.<p>You fancy Californians with your …

Cooking

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

The Crookie - The Half Croissant / Half Cookie Hybrid

It's a croissant! It's a cookie! No, it's both! I guess for the time being -- at least until I come up with a better name for it -- I'll call this a Crookie.<p>A while back I made some Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls that were damn good. Not being a super huge fan of sweets though I …

11 Disney Treats That Are Totally Worth A Trip To The Park

We're just a <i>little</i> bit in love with Disneyland -- and with uncovering every hush-hush secret hidden within the Happiest Place on Earth.<p>And many of those secrets, we've learned, are foods. From fine dining offerings (like layered sandwiches and pie à la mode) to guilty-pleasure classics (bring on …

Walt Disney Company

6 Items That Will Make Holiday Travel a Breeze

The decorations are hung. Holiday classics are on every TV channel. There's an ample supply of mom's homemade peppermint bark in the kitchen (which, let's be real, will be gone in a week).<p>The holiday season is a magical time... unless you have to travel.<p>Don't let crowded parkways and flight delays …

Holiday Travel

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

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3 Ways to Save as a Solo Traveler

<i>Dancing Fingers / Flickr</i><p>Who said that you have to travel with a companion to save money? In recent years, solo travel has been on the rise, especially with women. A 2014 study by Booking.com found that the increase in solo travel is largely due to travelers' ability to stay in touch with friends …

Hidden European Towns in America

© www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com<p>Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!<p>Hotel search trivago.com …

The Quintessential Spanish Town You Didn't Know You Wanted To Visit

Ah, Spain. We just can't get enough of your beautifulness.<p>And we just fell in love with the newest beautiful Spanish city we want to visit -- called Girona -- after we found out it's sort of like a smaller Barcelona, but with nearly just as much to offer visitors.<p>Located in northeast Catalonia, a …

This Adorable Bag Just Might Be The Best Carry On Bag Out There

One of the reasons celebrities look so good while traveling is because, well, they're celebrities. Upon further investigation, however, it seems like the <i>real</i> reason they always look so good is that they are never really carrying anything.<p>Unfortunately, for us <i>regular</i> folk, traveling isn't nearly as …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

Top 10 Spooky Places to See in Ireland This October

Leap Castle, County Offaly<p>Count Dracula may stalk the Transylvanian countryside; but his origins are much closer to Bram Stoker's homeland of Ireland. As a frail child, Bram's mother whetted his appetite for the blood thirsty character by fuelling the author's imagination with supernatural tales.<p>In …

Ireland

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Fall Trips

With the changing of the seasons comes a change in where we as travelers set our sights on going. Inspired by our l<b>atest list of best fall trips</b>l<b>atest list of best fall trips</b>, Nat Geo Travel staffers shared their own favorite autumn escapes.<p><b>Here’s a dozen to get you dreaming about your next</b> …

Why This Island In Japan Is The Best Place To See The Leaves Change

Armed with our fall foliage predictor and current list of favorite places to see the leaves change, we're adding Hokkaido, Japan to our leaf-peeping bucket list!<p>You might've heard of Hokkaido because of the beautiful Sapporo Snow Festival and its gorgeous flower fields. But we suggest visiting as …

Incredible Free Museums Around the World

(Photo: The British Museum)<p>Jetting around the world isn't free, but cultural enrichment can be. We uncovered 10 incredible museums—from Paris to Beijing—where cultural discovery is rich but admission is free for all.<p><b>Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.</b><p>When we rounded up these amazing free …

Museums

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

All Of The Things You Can Make With A Can Of Pumpkin

As soon as the first, color-turned leaf hits the ground this fall, you will notice cans of pumpkin puree populating the grocery store shelves. The physical cans are hardly impressive; they don't compare when matched up against the gorgeous gourds their contents are made from.<p>But these cans deserve …

Travel Tips: How to Take the Best Selfie Ever

When we travel, we are creating precious memories. And what better way to hold on to these memories than with pictures?<p>But taking pictures of yourself isn't always the easiest thing to do. Have you ever been on the road and asked somebody to take a picture of you? But then... where are you?<p>Why …