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I Tried an Instagram Fitness Challenge and My Body Changed Like Crazy

But it wasn't easy.<p>Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, also known as the Tone It Up Girls, could be your best friends, if your best friends happened to be ripped as hell. They are your trainers, your cheerleaders, your #goals, all in one. Picture two mermaids—that's them. Karena is the long-legged …

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Fluffy White Cupcakes with French Almond Buttercream

Home » Recipes » Dessert » Fluffy White Cupcakes with French Almond Buttercream<p>June 7, 2012<p>Shares 5.7K<p>There are a bazillion cupcake recipes out …

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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

The Paleo Mug Cake That Tastes Like Chocolate Chip Cookies

This paleo mug cake is full of chocolate chips and happiness. Seriously. You've got to try it!<p>Being paleo is hard. I mean, for the most part, I enjoy it and it comes easy but sometimes you want something sweet and you don’t want it to be an apple.<p>You know?<p>So you want a paleo cookie because paleo …

Lemon Meringue Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This cake will be fitting for any New Year’s Eve celebration or a New Year’s day …

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How to Make Buttercream Poppies

Begin with a batch of Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting, tinted to your desired shade. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a large petal tip. Cut out twenty 2-by-3-inch rectangles of parchment. Adhere 1 parchment rectangle to a flower nail with a dab of buttercream.<p>1. Holding the piping bag at a …

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Five Cocktails + Five Tools = One Happy Hour

Five of our favorite cocktails, plus the essential tools and glassware to make them -- and so many more "happy" happy hours.<p>A crisp and refreshing cocktail, the French 75 mixes lemon, gin, and Champagne for the perfect summer cocktail.

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What Is a Man Bun? First a Hairdo, Now a Meaty Snack

Inspired by one of the latest men's hair trends, the BA Man Bun is a salty pretzel bun stuffed with beer-braised pork shoulder.<p>From <b>Jared Leto</b> at the Golden Globes to our very own <b>Brad Leone</b> in the test kitchen, we're seeing fashion-forward, top-knot-inspired Man Buns <i>everywhere</i>. Which got us …

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Irresistible Nutella Buttercream

There are many different frosting recipes out there and many of them are called buttercream, but not all buttercreams are created equal, though many …

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Articles about eco friendly compact cabin washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, Barerock is both rustic cabin and high-tech, eco-friendly retreat.<p>On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.<p>We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if …

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How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them. Every other week, she's sharing those recipes with Food52</i>.<p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination</i> …

Sweat It Out With This Cycling Workout

Killer playlist totally included. Get ready to get pumping<p>You may be able to sweat out a tough 45-minute group ride, but on your own that's likely less realistic. This cycling workout will keep you committed and riding hard for about 20 to 30 minutes.<p>The first step is creating a playlist with seven …

Captivating Confections: 24 Hand-Picked Macaron Recipes

Macarons! We LOVE these dainty French confections around here. With endless flavor combinations — the caramel, candy cane and eggnog macarons featured in recent roundups <i>barely</i> scratch the surface — they are such a great canvas for your imagination to run wild. Plus, they can be made into gorgeous …

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How to Make French Macarons

It took me a while to perfect the macaron. I was plagued by deflated tops, small feet and and cracked shells -- these little guys are tricky to make.<p>Now, I'm launching my own macaron business. Here are a few pointers that will have you making perfect macarons in no time!<p>My go-to recipe comes from …

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The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From <i>Spa Specialties</i> to <i>Kid Approved</i>, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this …

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What Are Your Best Thoughtful (Yet Inexpensive) Homemade Gifts?

<b>Q:</b> Do your readers have any suggestions for thoughtful and creative (yet rather inexpensive) DIY gifts for the holiday season? I'm thinking of …

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Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

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The Secret to the Perfect Pie Dough by Jackie Dodd on Honest Cooking

<b>Before you embark on baking any pie this Labor Day, find out the tricks to making the perfect pie crust.</b><br>By Jackie Dodd<p>Pie dough is the secret to any …

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How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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Must-Have Tools For the Home Baker

Some of the most common questions that pop up in my MBA email have to do with product suggestions. From seeking info about my most reached for …

Dessert

Mascarpone Recipes For Dessert (PHOTOS)

If there's anyone who knows how to make desserts even richer, even more decadent than ever necessary, it's definitely us editors at HuffPost Taste. We like to push the limits wherever we can -- even if it does result in recipes like the Nutella martini. One of our favorite ways to make things just …

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce | Kevin & Amanda | Food & Travel Blog

Appetizers, Dessert, Snacks by Amanda on March 8, 2013 81 Comments »<p>Oh my gosh you guys. I cannot even begin to tell you how IN LOVE I am with these …

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I Made a Spanish Tortilla out of Salt-and-Vinegar Potato Chips

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>This is one of those fantastic ideas that are born not out of a concerted effort to have fantastic ideas, but through sheer dumb luck and lack of planning. If necessity is the mother of invention, then poorly stocked pantries are the uncle of new recipes. Or …

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Recipe Of The Day: Avocado Soup

There are very few moments in our lives when we don't feel like eating -- but oddly enough, it has been known to happen. The hottest of days has definitely been the cause of this strange phenomenon more than once. And now we have a work-around solution, cold soup -- like this avocado soup recipe. …

DIY Wedding Decorations for Spring

DIY weddings are one of today’s craftiest phenomenons! Many DIY project options await the resourceful bride and groom, from DIY wedding centerpieces …

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50+ DIYs to Add Personality and Style to Your Wedding

Not every bride is especially crafty, but with an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials that yield impressive results, every bride can be! Whether …

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How-To: Photo & Quote Paper Bag Luminaries

Shine some personalized light on your next big event with this atmosphere-enhansing photo & quote paper bag luminaries tutorial from Alexa at The Swell Life!<p>This project would be perfect for weddings and parties. Head over to The Swell Life to see the full how-to!

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