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10 easy weeknight desserts - Today's Parent

Everyone likes a sweet treat. Even on a weeknight! Here are ten easy desserts.<p>10view slideshowPhotos<p>No Comments<p>Advertisement<p>en_US<p>article<p>Everyone …

Yoga for an Immune System 'Boost Up'

<i>by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher</i><p>There are countless studies that show that yoga improves immune functioning, most recently the one mentioned in a post here by Dr. Eliaz that describes "how yoga is actually working to benefit us on the genetic level."<p>The online Oxford English …

5 Tips for Better, Not-at-All Dry Grilled Chicken Breasts

<i>In our new weekly series On the Grill, our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld shows us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: Rarely treated with the finesse they deserve, Tom talks turning up the heat on chicken breasts.</i><p>Grilling boneless skinless …

Homemade Croissants

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us how to make perfectly flaky croissants at home.</i><p>There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I …

Hard Squash Hummus

<i>This week, our friends at Modern Farmer will be sharing some of their most recent recipes, choosing a wildcard, and answering our questions. For more news on farming near and far, pick up an issue in Provisions.</i><p>When farmers markets close and vegetable choices dwindle, every restaurant menu seems to …

Strength Training: Extreme Abs Workout! - Women's Running

Build more power, better balance and sizzle off the fat with a Cross- Fit-inspired workout.<p>In less than a decade, CrossFit has grown from a small …

18 Moves to Tone Your Butt, Thighs, and Legs

Exercises that tighten and tone your legs from butt to ankles and everything in between

Workouts

11 Exercises That Build Muscle Without Bulk

A metabolism-boosting workout that builds strength and tones your abdominals, back, thighs, butt and arms.

Workouts

Our Easiest Cupcakes

Bake up a batch of our easiest cupcakes for a nearly effortless treat.

How to Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes

By now, we all know what a lifesaver makeup wipes can be. You get in from a long night out, fall into bed, and then realize you’ve forgotten to wash …

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

New Hairdo? Make The Most Of It With These Makeup Tweaks!

Whether chopping off your locks, going for a bold new hair color, or simply adding bangs, a new hairstyle isn’t complete until you update your makeup …

Makeup

Easy DIY After-Sun Lotion

It’s officially summertime. So you reached for a Corona instead of the Coppertone. Now you’re burnt to a crisp, but fresh out of aloe plants in the …

Three DIY Epsom Salt Scrubs for Brighter Summer Skin

Our mothers taught us to run an Epsom salt bath after overdoing it at the gym. But did you know that the big bag of mineral salt in your bathroom …

Juice Your Way… to Longer, Stronger Nails!

Products are awesome. Lotions and creams are miracle-workers. And there are certain hair products it’s entirely possible we may die without. But …

Nutrition

Two-Ingredient DIY Coconut Hair Treatment

Along with everyone else in the world, we have already trumpeted the many beauty benefits of coconut oil. Applied topically, it helps to soothe, …

Hair Care

The Secrets to Subtle, Low-Maintenance Hair Color

For me, hair color is a scary thing. This is because I’m extremely lazy when it comes to upkeep. The fact that I barely even use my blow dryer is one …

Juice Your Way to … Glowing, Clear Skin!

The way our skin looks affects us. When it’s clear and glowing, makeup glides on smoothly, and we cease to even think about it. But when our …

Building Your Kit Part 11: All About Eye Pencils

For many of us—both men and women—pencils were the first makeup tool we ever picked up. But pencils often get a bad rap with pros. Many artists are …

DIY Perfumed Body Powder

Vera is my sometimes friend. Meaning, I only see her sometimes—when we’re on the same bus going to or from downtown Chicago. She’s a plump Russian …

Beauty

Simple Springtime Dishes

Baked eggs with bacon and parmesan

June 10, 2013<p>I wasn’t very active for the past week, that’s all because I’ve decided to take advantage of summer and Berlin. I went to many strange …

Arroz Con Pollo | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This classic Latin dish, which means “rice with chicken” is like a simplified version of paella. Saffron-infused rice is simmered with onions, peppers, and tomatoes and topped with pan-seared chicken for a simple and comforting one-pan meal.<p><b>Arroz Con Pollo</b><p>4 large cloves garlic, minced<p>2 tsp red …

Antipasto Grill | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This recipe makes wonderful use of all of summer’s bounty. It’s the perfect option for a backyard get-together when you can mingle around the grill. Because of all the different vegetables and the long cooking time, be prepared to replenish the coals every 20 or so minutes if you’re using charcoal. …

Basic Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

Recipes

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

1Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the top third of the oven. Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally. Place 1 piece between 2 …

Grill A Mighty Pork Chop

Beef’s great, but make some room on your grill grates for this protein, too<p>Steak steals all the grill love. Rightfully so, considering that a rib eye cooked over open flame may be one of the summer’s simplest gastronomic pleasures. But a man shouldn't feast on steak alone. There are plenty of other …

BBQ

Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce Recipe

Tip<p>How to Freeze Pork<p>Pork fares best in the freezer if packaged with freezer-friendly materials like waxed paper, aluminum foil, or heavy-duty …

Green Risotto With Mushrooms (Vegan) Recipe

Creamy risotto tinted bright green with spinach and herbs, served with pan-seared mushrooms.<p><b>Note</b>: I prefer using Carnaroli rice for its slightly longer grains and firmer texture. Feel free to use any risotto-style rice like Arborio or Vailone Nano.<p><b>Read more: The Vegan Experience: Green Risotto with</b> …

Free Form Potatoes Au Gratin | Breakfast recipe

<b>Free Form Potatoes Au Gratin with Béarnaise Sauce</b> <br>Serves 5 to 6<p>Ingredients: <i><br>gratin:</i> <br>8-10 small new potatoes (or large fingerling potatoes or both), …