Tanya Van Der Groef

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These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

Rainy Day Recipes for When You’re Not Planning to Leave the House

Time to get cozy with comfort food favorites.<p>Although we’d rather the weather be beautiful all the time, there’s still plenty to love about a rainy …

Cooking

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Healthy Eating

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Natural Gas

That sound you hear this week will be the thud of Canadian home sales

That sound you hear this week will be the thud of Canadian home sales.<p>We’ve already seen reports from several local real estate boards, notably those in Toronto and Vancouver, so we know Friday’s national look from the Canadian Real Estate Association won’t be pretty.<p>This comes amid new mortgage …

Canadian Real Estate

20 Insider Tips For Traveling In London, To Use Whenever You Visit

here are some insider, wide-ranging tips from my own experiences and those of my London friends:<p>— Stay outside the center city to save big bucks — …

Bruce Peninsula Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place In Ontario

<b>Fun fact: The Great Lakes waterbody is so large that its natural features</b> can be seen from the Moon!<p><b>Carved by ancient glaciers, the great lakes make</b> …

Canadian National Parks

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

Mini Dream Pecan Pies Recipe

These mini dream pecan pies are so cute and delicious! Simple and easy to prepare,! You will need just 10 minutes to prepare them and 20 minutes to …

Baking

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers Recipe

"These are a big hit in the summertime when everyone is tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs. Serve with or without buns and your favorite …

Feta Cheese

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p><b>Dwell: When did you and Jason first get the idea of taking your life on the road?</b><p><b>Sheena:</b> We spent the majority of the beginning of our marriage traveling every chance we got. Like most people, we lived …

North Carolina

A year without money: one Dutchman's journey to find human happiness

Photo: Mike van den Heuvel<p><b>When Mundo Resink (35) realised that money was holding him back in life, he chose a drastic solution: to live without it.</b> …

Happiness

A Double-Chocolate Cake That's Also Light As Air

Chiffon cake was invented in 1927 by Henry Baker, a Hollywood insurance salesman who catered cakes for private parties on the side. His innovative recipe—using vegetable oil rather than butter or shortening—produced a tall, airy cake that was richer and less sweet than angel food and moister than …

This Is How to Use Retinol Without Your Skin Flaking Off

For the first time in my life, I have incredible skin. Not to brag, but I'm <i>very</i> humble, so the fact that I'm putting those words on the Internet is a testament to just how good my skin is these days. It's clear, it's glowy, and it's got that bouncy-plump feel (however, I do have a 24-year-old's …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

Trader Joe's

How to fund a British stately home in the 21st century

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine if your home had turrets, a ballroom, or a maze in the garden. Some people's homes have all those things. But while life in a palace -- or a castle -- might sound like a fairytale existence, it costs a princely sum of money to run a stately home.<p>Heating, keeping the roof in good …

Reality TV

Italian Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Easy Italian cupcakes with Nutella buttercream are very popular in Italy right now and are a part of the Italian modern cuisine. I ate them twice …

Dessert

This Dutch Town Has No Roads, Only Canals

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores Giethoorn, the Dutch Venice.<p>The Netherlands doesn't have the world's greatest car culture. Sure, the Dutch are a forward-thinking people who currently lead the world in the race for self-driving cars and plan to make all new cars emissions-free by 2030. …

Travel

People say this Vitamin C serum you can get on Amazon is clearing up their acne — see the amazing before-and-after pictures

When most people think of buying beauty and skin-care products, cosmetics stores like Sephora and Ulta Beauty typically come to mind. However, Amazon is quickly becoming a go-to destination for under-the-radar and affordable beauty products.<p>The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay previously went viral …

Skin Care

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Retirement

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5 Best Day Trips from Los Angeles

When you want a quick getaway from the City of Angels.<p>The largest city in California, Los Angeles is a world-class tourist destination for its glamorous industries, idyllic weather, cultural attractions, shopping, and dining scenes. But as a popular draw year-round, visitors are bound to explore …

Travel

Early Outdoor Photography: 33 Rare Pictures That Capture Life in the World From the 1840s and 1850s

The daguerreotype, the first photographic process, was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851) and spread rapidly around the world after …

The Easiest Recipes Ever for Lazy Cooks

Raising our blood pressure over a simple meal? That’s just not our style, y’all.<p>Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups …

Cooking

The Secret Ingredient My Grandmothers Swear By For the Best Deviled Eggs

What’s a Southern gathering without a plate of homemade deviled eggs? Perfect for packing in a summer picnic or whipping up for a church potluck, …

Breakfast

My quest for Instagram stardom left me in financial ruin

When Lissette Calveiro moved to New York from Miami in 2013, for an internship, she felt like she was living the “Sex and the City” dream.<p>The …

Creamy Mushroom Meatloaf Recipe

"This technique keeps the meatloaf moist, while fortifying the sauce with its flavorful drippings. Regardless, this technique will work with just …

Mushrooms

These 5 Exercises Are the Secret to Kayla Itsines's Insanely Sculpted Abs

Whether you're a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you've been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you're suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. <i>Do I grab a medicine ball</i> …

Workouts

5 Seriously Hot Books To Read If You Couldn't Get Enough Of 'Fifty Shades'

Love them or hate them, the <i>Fifty Shades</i> books and movies were a reminder of how hot and exciting erotic literature can be. Sure, you can find porn …

Books

9 Healthy Cinnamon Rolls That Are Way Better Than Cracking Open a Can of Pillsbury

There’s nothing like waking up on a lazy Saturday morning to the smell of cinnamon rolls. It’s the same scent that makes passing Cinnabon in the mall …