Terri Ganson

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Why Your Next Moisturizer Should Be a Gel

Gel moisturizers have long had an image problem. Known more for what they lack—potentially pore-clogging oil—than what they could possibly provide, they’ve been relegated to the troubled-skin realm for years. “We always steered those with sensitive or dry skin away from gels, because they were …

Lemon Raspberry Swirl Muffins

Easter is tomorrow and if you are hosting a brunch or joining others at their home, trying to please everyone's tastes can be a challenge. Quiches, croissants, baked ham and even muffins can become quite mundane year after year. Nevertheless, it's time to celebrate and Sunday mornings are always a …

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

iOS

Google’s $149 Nik Collection photo editing software is now available for free

Good news for amateur and professional photograph enthusiasts. Google has just made its Nik Collection photo editing software available completely free of charge.<p>That collection includes seven different desktop services that fell into Google’s lap after it acquired Nik Software back in 2012. That …

Celebrate St. Paddy's In Style With A Modern Twist On Corned Beef

<i>By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings</i><p>With St. Paddy's Day right around the corner, we can't help but turn our thoughts to ways to properly celebrate the holiday that pays homage to the Emerald Isle.<p>Of course, St. Patricks's Day here in America looks a bit different from how it looks back in …

These chocolate sparkle cookies will make you happy

Sometimes you run across a recipe that's the perfect intersection of great flavor, very little effort and only a handful of ingredients. And, in this case, chocolate. It's no wonder this recipe has consistently been rated one of the top entries in our recipe database. What's in them? Semisweet …

Dessert

This Recipe For Mud Hen Bars Is All You Need To See Today

When you top a brownie with pecans and marshmallows, it's a WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!<p><b>Here's what you will need:</b><p>- 1 Box Brownie Mix + Corresponding Ingredients (eggs/oil/water)<p>- 2 Egg Whites<p>- 1 cup Brown Sugar<p>- 1/2 cup Pecans<p>- 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows<p>- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips<p><b>Instructions:</b><br>Prepare …

Jam Shortbread

Jam Shortbread are made with just four ingredients, but they’re delicious and impressive enough to serve to guests or display on a holiday cookie …

Shortbread

Cheater’s Baos

Would you scoff if I told you those fluffy, steamed Asian buns above were made with Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough?<p>Yup, the stuff in …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

Your Child Is Not Special

"You don't understand. My kid always makes straight As."<p>That might be the most damaging statement to a child's education. Like many teachers, I receive a version of that story multiple times in e-mails, phone conversations, and parent-teacher conferences regularly. The parent is always …

The Devil's Food Cake Recipe That Everyone Should Have

There are cake recipes, and then there are <i>cake recipes</i> -- the kind your grandma passes down to you, which you either cling to with great secrecy or share with those you love dearly. But in the world of devil's food cake, mediocre recipes abound, and great ones are hard to come by.<p>So we got a little …

12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

14 Energy Bites Recipes that Taste Just Like Dessert

Put down the store-bought cookies — these energy bites are a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Though they boast decadent flavors like apple …

Healthy Eating

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

Dessert

19 Delicious Ice Cream Recipes You Can Make Without A Machine

No churn, no problem.

How to Make a Killer Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad

The other day I looked at the thermometer outside my New York City kitchen window and it read 105°F. Clearly, I need a new thermometer. And yet, even if it isn't <i>that</i> hot out, it's definitely been getting warm enough that my water consumption is starting to spike while my appetite recedes (well, …

Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.<p>John Ellis "Jeb" Bush stood by his brother's side while he demolished a nation …

How to Layer Your Mascaras for the Best Lashes Ever

How to Layer Your Mascaras for the Best Lashes Ever

cornmeal-fried pork chops + smashed potatoes

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the cooking-obsessed world to get Sean Brock Fever, the chef behind McCrady’s, Husk, and Minero in Charleston. …

Nutella Therapy Cookies

<i>These feel-good-chocolate-cookies are soft and chewy, studded with chocolate chips, stuffed to the brim with Nutella and sprinkled with sea salt.</i> …

The 15-Minute Cleaning Guide: Bathroom Edition

Here’s the thing: Cleaning the bathroom is probably never going to be fun. But the longer you wait, the grodier it gets. Luckily, you can eliminate …

The January Hit List: 10 Game-Changing Beauty Products You Need for the Year Ahead

It’s January 1—and if your 2015 resolutions involve investing in a truly transformative skin cream, mastering an Instagram-ready makeup job, or saying good-bye to split ends, you’re in luck. The latest wave of beauty breakthroughs to hit shelves this month harnesses the kind of innovative …

Skin Care

Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge

Excellent product. I have purchased 2 since receiving a sample in my box. It does exactly what it says, It is hydrating while still being a matte …

How to Make Chocolate-Filled Gourmet Shortbread Cookies

Cakes aren’t the only food that can benefit from a surprise inside. These cookies have a scrumptious secret tucked in the middle: chocolate.<p>It might …

Grilling: South Carolina Mustard Sauce Recipe

<b>South Carolina</b> is a microcosm of sorts representing the diversity of barbecue sauces across the land.<p>The coast likes a thin vinegar sauce, a tomato-based sauce is mopped on in the north, and a thick ketchup mixture adorns smoked meat in the west, but a large majority smack dab in the center of …

Arnica: Nature's Magic Eraser

This weekend, I went to lunch with a friend who had recently broken her nose. Halfway through the conversation, I realized something strange—she had …

Alternative Medicine

How to save big (and we mean big) on prescription glasses and contacts

Hunting for glasses that are totally on trend yet won't set you back hundreds of dollars? How about prescription contact lenses at a bargain? Consider your search over. We've found the best places to score deals on eyewear.<p>Dr. Glenda Secor, communications chair for the American Academy of …