Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure

by Megan Greene Did you know over 20 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly 5 million are not aware that they have this disease? Considering that October is National Diabetes Month, we've decided to share a few healthy desserts for those with diabetes. Check out our list of the tastiest diabetic friendly desserts. Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu You will need: 1 tsp espresso powder 1⁄2 cup boiling water 2 tbsp coffee liqueur or brandy (optional) 1 tsp  sugar 1 cup light ricotta cheese 1 cup low-fat yogurt 1⁄4 cup of  icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1  oz of semi-sweet dark chocolate Ready in 25 mintues Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches You will need: 5 dried apricot halves, finely... CONTINUE READING 6



I can't believe it's already almost the end of summer, and we haven't talked about cobbler yet. I've always been more of a crisp person (the distinction comes from the crust, which is more like granola sprinkled on top of fruit), but this summer, I completely fell in love with cobbler - blueberry, cherry, but particularly the peach kind. I may... CONTINUE READING 12


by Ariel Leconte Even though summer is winding down, popsicles are still IN. To prove it, a group of food bloggers got together and created Popsicle week in honor of this delicious treat. To honor the fun occasion we'd like to share some of the awesome popsicle ideas that are floating around out there on the net,... CONTINUE READING 9


Pina Coladas anyone? Wait a minute now - why go that route? There's so much you can do with rum that we're nixing the classics for something better, stronger, and much more fun (though we'll hang on to the chunks of pineapple and those cute little umbrellas, thankyouverymuch). Enjoy August 16th - National Rum Day - with a punch by... CONTINUE READING 14


[/caption] by Cass Daubenspeck On the most distinguished of weekends, I wake up at sunrise, do the dishes, go for a run, do the laundry, and plan out my meals for the week. I grocery shop and cook up big batches of foods I can scoop up and fold into lunches. I put on the radio and spend the whole afternoon standing... CONTINUE READING 5


by Cass Daubenspeck It's a magical world where home furnishings can appear in your apartment via your iPhone, thanks to IKEA's new augmented reality app. Using the app, you can actually scan your chosen item from the latest AR enabled IKEA catalog and see how pieces of furniture look in your home before you buy. Just set the catalog down where you... CONTINUE READING 13


When your friend moves into a new place, it's not exactly the time to be giving her a bunch of new stuff. Without showing up empty-handed, you can still bring something she'll actually use, and won't think of as an extra object she has to find a place for in her new digs. These 5 options are pretty much guaranteed... CONTINUE READING 17


by Cass Daubenspeck Dog days got you down? The answer is cold brew, and we’re not talking beer! We’re talking about that delicious, condensation-dappled plastic cup of supremely caffeinated java, sometimes with mocha, sometimes with soy, sometimes with a light spritzing of vanilla syrup. We’ve had so much of it this summer that we felt inspired to stand up on a... CONTINUE READING 12


by Ariel Leconte If you’re one of those drinkers who combs the liquor aisle for the section with all the zany flavors then this article is most definitely for you! Did you know that you can create your very own flavored alcohol at home? I know, your brain may have just exploded at the thought of a... CONTINUE READING 9


by Ariel Leconte We know you've heard of this before - the at-home spa party. We just can't help but remind you of it, at a time when our wallets are looking THIN and there's still so much girl time left to cram in before summer's over! For the girlfriends who enjoy an afternoon of mani-pedis, there is nothing more wonderful... CONTINUE READING 17


by Cass Daubenspeck Just as we'll watch any movie with J-Law or Helen Mirren, we'll inevitably repin from the boards of a few select pinners every day. If you're looking for inspiration on all levels - spiritual, creative - in the kitchen, in the bedroom (for decorating, of course) - you can put the magazines away and just follow these ladies,... CONTINUE READING 11