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Julie R. Thomson

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9 Hilarious Someecards That Sum Up The Drudgery Of Making Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 8:47 AM

Homemade meals are great, but not so much when you're the one who's cooking them. After a long day, the last thing most of us want to do is get back on our feet to make a mess in the kitchen that will be gobbled down in a fraction...

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The Lava Flow Is The Must-Try Cocktail Of The Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:08 PM

There is no shortage of cocktails come summertime. With the mojitos, margaritas and many variations of sangrias, we have enough drinks on hand to maintain a nice buzz throughout the season. But we may not have been drinking the best one out there,...

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The Best Tomato Recipes Ever

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 11:13 AM

When it comes to summer produce -- zucchini, apricots and eggplant to name just a few -- we're pretty gratuitous with our adoration. We've waxed poetic about peaches and have loudly sung our praises for the little blueberry. We may...

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The Cherry Recipes You've Been Waiting For All Year

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:37 AM

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Photo credit: Half Baked Harvest, Food52, How Sweet It Is, Minimalist Baker

Summer is here and that means one thing: our favorite fruits have finally arrived. Since they'll only be around for a short period of time, it's our responsibility to get...

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This Pugloaf Is Bread-Baking At Its Cutest

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 8:48 AM

From the maker of the catloaf -- the adorable, edible loaf of bread that tastes so good it makes you purr -- comes something even cuter. Ladies and gentlemen, U.K.-based baker Lou Lou P’s Delights has baked up a pugloaf and it is everything our pug-loving hearts could hope...

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Cheesecakes Recipes You'd Give Anything To Eat

(17) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 7:15 AM

Photo credit: Sally's Baking Addiction, Handle The Heat, Bell'Alimento, Brown Eyed Baker, How Sweet It Is

When it comes to classic dessert choices, you really can't go wrong with cheesecake. It's creamy, sweet, rich, and, perhaps best of all, comes in a variety of flavors....

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If Your Popsicles Aren't Ombré, You're Missing Out

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:14 AM

Popsicles are one of the best ways to stay cool in the summertime. The homemade variety can be made in all kinds of glorious flavors and beautiful colors, and sometimes they even have booze in them. But we've stumbled upon a new popsicle trend that proves this frozen...

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The Genius Way To Cut A Watermelon

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 9:58 AM

We are elbow deep in watermelon season and that means that many of us have had a river of watermelon juice running down our arms at least a few times. It's part of eating the melon, so we accept it. But what if there was another way? A cleaner, more efficient...

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The Sour Cherry Recipes You Want And Need

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 3:39 PM

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Photo credit: Bakers Royale, Blogging Over Thyme, Kitchen Repertoire, Simple Bites, Lemon Fire Brigade, Brooklyn Supper

If you've never had a sour cherry, picture eating a regular cherry that's half lemon. "Sour" is neither a misnomer nor an overstatement -- if you don't like...

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9 Reasons You Should Put Down The iPad And Pick Up A Cookbook

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:22 AM

Today's world is overrun with online recipes. With the click of a button we can find hundreds of recipes for a chicken dinner, more for cakes and even a handful of ideas for how to turn watermelon into a cocktail. From huge recipe databases like Epicurious or Allrecipes,...

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A Guide To Swapping Sizes Of Baking Pans, For Those Who Hate Math

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:09 AM

Baked goods come in all shapes and sizes. From intricate Bundt cakes to deep dish pies to a big ol' batch of brownies, each recipe requires its own unique shape of baking pan. This variety makes for some beautiful desserts, but also for an overly crowded kitchen. What's a...

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40 Truly Amazing Blueberry Recipes

(6) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:44 AM

We have blueberries to thank for some of our favorite foods. What would breakfast be like without them? We wouldn't have blueberry muffins -- the only truly great muffins out there -- pancakes would be fruitless, and pie just wouldn't be as awesome (despite...

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The (Most) Humane Way To Kill A Lobster

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 9:01 AM

The only problem with cooking lobster at home -- aside from the steep price tag -- is having to kill it first. Lobster is one of those foods that's typically bought live, and so it has to be dealt with at home by the brave cook behind the stove. There's a lot of guilt that gets mixed up into this act, which is why so many people think lobsters scream in pain when boiled alive. (By the way, they don't.)

To put these worries to rest, the fine folks at Saveur have put together a video on how to humanely kill a lobster -- with a little numbing action and a swift knife through the head. It requires some courage and a really sharp knife. Watch the video above to see how it's done.

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13 choses que vous auriez aimé savoir avant d'acheter votre maison

(6) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Un fort sentiment d’accomplissement accompagne l’achat d’une première maison.

Non seulement cela signifie que vous avez travaillé dur et que vous avez été en mesure d’épargner suffisamment pour vous offrir une propriété, mais vous êtes également parvenu à passer à travers le long processus qui entoure l’achat d’une maison.


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Watermelon Recipes To Eat All Summer Long

(28) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM

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Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Half Baked Harvest

From park picnics to backyard barbecues, watermelon is everywhere during the summer months -- and we're thankful for it. One bite into a slice of perfectly ripe watermelon and you're immediately...

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17 ενδείξεις ότι είστε εθισμένοι στην πίτσα

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 9:14 PM

Στην ερώτηση «πίτσα ή σουβλάκι» απαντάτε χωρίς δισταγμό «πίτσα» και όλοι γνωρίζουν ότι μπορείτε να την τρώτε κάθε μέρα, χωρίς να την βαρεθείτε.

Αν ταυτίζεστε με τις παρακάτω 17 ενδείξεις, τότε είναι βέβαιο ότι είστε κι εσείς εθισμένοι με την πίτσα.

1. Τρώτε τουλάχιστον 3 φορές την εβδομάδα

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여름을 위한 '프로즌 바나나'를 만들어보자

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 2:51 PM


여름은 정말이지 도전 의식을 북돋우는 계절이다. 다른 사람 앞에서 수영복 입은 자태를 뽐내야 하니, 웬만하면 괜찮은 몸매를 가지고 싶어한다. 하지만 여름은 또한 아이스크림, 밀크쉐이크, 각종 달달한 음식의 계절이기도 하다. 이런 걸 다 먹으면 괜찮은 몸매를 가지기란, 여간 힘든 일이 아니다.

그래서 허핑턴포스트가 나름의 대안으로 찾은...

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16 Unbelievable Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cheeses

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 9:48 AM

If you love cheese -- like, really, really love cheese -- you need to know a little something about it. It's one thing to know that you enjoy it with a warm, crusty baguette, or that you like it melted on top of noodles. That's great, but history is...

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What's Your Mac And Cheese Spirit Animal?

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 9:11 AM

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It's possible no one has ever told you this before, but the way you take your mac and cheese says A LOT about the kind of person you are. Whether you opt for baked over stovetop, boxed...

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