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23 Feb 18:22

Best Cream Foundation

by Christine

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I’ve really been enjoying Tarte’s Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, partially as it is more hydrating but more blendable and forgiving than a denser cream.

— Christine

29 Aug 18:07

Three Hops That Make Your Beer Taste Like Candy — Beer Sessions

by Emma Christensen

Three Hops That Make Your Beer Taste Like Candy

I love hops. Just when I think I've seen all they can do to make beer more awesome, they go and impress me with something else. Did you know that there are hops that can make your beer taste like candy? This is for real.


18 Jul 18:29

mrsmelchiorgabor: this is what heterophobia would look like if...


this is what heterophobia would look like if it was real. if you believe that heterophobia is a real thing that exists, please watch this because you will see that it simply doesn’t exist, that it never has and never will. 

tbh I think everyone should watch this anyway because it’s very clever and very powerful

03 Jul 17:57

Wherein a man hacks Super Mario World so that it proposes to his...

Wherein a man hacks Super Mario World so that it proposes to his girlfriend for him. This is definitely the kind of thing you get to brag about for the rest of your life. source

13 Jun 00:39


11 Jun 17:00

Kitchen Colors: Pale Blue & Grey For a Light Kitchen That Isn't White! — Kitchen Inspiration

by Cambria Bold

If you want a light, airy-feeling kitchen, there are other options besides going all white. Despite the continued reign of all-white kitchens at the moment, the right color can give the same weightless and wide-open effect. Take this pale blue kitchen, for example!


09 Jun 18:04

Mocha Brownies

by Ree

browniesI make these ridiculously rich and delicious mocha brownies on tomorrow’s new Food Network episode, and I wanted to share the recipe with you today. This recipe is in my first cookbook and I just realized today that I’ve never posted the step-by-step recipe here.

What kinda food blogger am I?

Here’s the handy dandy printable recipes of the marvelous mocha brownies. They’re wonderful, and keep two things in mind:

1. You can easily halve the icing recipe if you want a less-thick layer. This is a lot, lot, lot of icing.
2. You can bake the brownies in a 9 x 13 inch pan if you want the brownies a little thinner.
3. Cut the brownies into very small squares (the brownies in the photos above were so large, they had to be split up.) They’re nice and rich.

Enjoy these, guys! Hope you like the show tomorrow. In addition to the brownies, I make roasted chicken legs, yummy cowboy beans, and luscious deviled eggs.



Mocha Brownies

Prep Time:
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  • 4 ounces, weight Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee, Cooled (more To Taste)

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick baking spray.

For the brownie batter: Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, being careful not to let it burn. Set it aside to cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar. Beat in the eggs. With the mixer on low speed, drizzle in the melted chocolate. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Add the flour to the bowl and mix just until combined; do not over mix.

Pour the batter in the prepared baking pan. Spread it to even out the surface. Bake until the center is no longer soft, 40 to 45 minutes. Set the brownies aside to cool completely before icing.

For the icing: In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Mix until slightly combined, then add 1/2 cup of the coffee. Whip until the icing is light and fluffy. If the icing is overly thick, add 1/4 cup more coffee. It should be very light and fluffy.

Ice the cooled brownies, spreading the icing on thick. Refrigerate until the icing is firm, and then slice the brownies into VERY SMALL squares. A little goes a long way!


Cook Notes: Can also serve in a bowl topped with coffee ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Sinful!

Note: Icing recipe can easily be halved.
Bake brownies in a 9 x 13 inch pan if you want them a little thinner.

Posted by Ree on June 7 2013

09 Jun 18:03


28 May 17:40

Which Glass Goes with Which Drink? The 'Guide to Glassware' Poster

by Cambria Bold

If you've ever felt befuddled at the variety of glassware available, or wondered about the proper vessel in which to serve a Weizen wheat beer, or a bit of sherry, then you'll enjoy this Glassware poster from The Boys Club 101 Mixology series. It's a quick visual guide to the major types of glasses and the drinks they're typically used for — in poster form!


28 May 17:40

Recipe: Warm and Gooey Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

by Anjali Prasertong
Recipe: Warm and Gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Fun fact: I got married at a BJ's Restaurant. During a six-month period when I lived in a Southern California suburb surrounded by giant, generic chain restaurants like Applebee's and Outback Steakhouse, my future husband and I developed an unexpected affection for the doughy deep-dish pizzas and hot-pink strawberry lemonades at the local BJ's. Not to mention the Pizookie, a cookie baked in a small cake pan, served hot and gooey with ice cream scooped on top. The Pizookie had a lot to do with it, come to think of it.


28 May 17:40

10 Burgers for National Burger Day — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Faith Durand

I really don't know who designates days to be all about a certain food. The industry? Intensely enthusiastic fans of Nutella, Fig Newtons, and Peach Melba? Well, whomever decided that today is National Burger Day seems both a little late and right on time. Memorial Day is over, and with it a lot of burger grilling action. But the holiday kicks off a whole summer of burgers — are they in your menu plans? 

From a tutorial on grilling the juiciest burger ever, to homemade hamburger buns, to lots of vegetarian burgers (including my own favorite, black bean and edamame burgers — yum!), we have 10 recipes to get National Burger Day off to a good start!