Today's HAUTE HOSTESS Guilty Pleasure
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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

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by Joann Vaglica Often times when searching for a smoothie recipe, some ingredients don’t sound like they blend together so well – and the color of it might make you want to turn away, but you can’t judge a potentially awesome smoothie by that! Packed with revitalizing fruits, try one (or all!) of our delicious and diet-friendly smoothie recipes for your... CONTINUE READING 10

breakfastinbed

by Bianca Logrono It's as simple as this: cooking a meal for someone is the easiest way to his heart and the simplest way to show that you care.  Show your man that you care about him by treating him to the ultimate morning in bed… we’re talking breakfast here! Here are some recipes that you and your significant other can... CONTINUE READING 8

snacksfeat

Everyone knows about the classic chocolate dipped pretzels, right? Well, sometimes we want something a little more! Here's a few super simple recipes to try for those of us who love savory snacks! 1. Salted Caramels Those who want to experiment at making candy can try these salted caramels. It's the perfect, bite-sized treat! 2. Beer & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies For a twist... CONTINUE READING 12

healthysnacks2014

by Courtney A. Leiva If you are on the hunt for healthier grub for 2014 (trust us, we know all about those New Year's resolutions), then do we have some options for you. For guiltless and allergy-friendly snacks galore, here’s 10 healthy snack ideas. 1. Nocciolata Hazelnut Chocolate Spread Chocolate lovers rejoice with this decadent chocolate and hazelnut spread! It's  great to... CONTINUE READING 17

zenapt

It’s the new year, and it’s time for a new space! But let’s face it: most of us aren’t moving, so to gear up for 2014 and some positive vibes in your home, why don’t you consider rearranging some things around? We promise it’ll feel refreshing – and you might fall in love with your apartment all over again. Get... CONTINUE READING 16

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by Marcus Scott Times are tough, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the siege of the sads because you can’t afford to have a good time. Why go out when you can bring the party to you? BYOB parties are trendy — have been sense parties existed, really—and fun! You can either go chic or cheap: either way, its... CONTINUE READING 7

charitablegifts

by Andrea Woroch It seems like the chaos surrounding the holiday shopping season started way too early this year. With holiday advertisements in September and Thanksgiving Day store openings, this season’s festivities seem especially commercialized. That’s why I’ve found myself gravitating towards gifts that support charitable giving. Inspired by a recent article highlighting unique gifts that fund causes and communities,... CONTINUE READING 9

DIYgifts

by Joann Vaglica They say this time of year is more about giving than receiving and nowadays, all the rage is about DIY gifts. And if you're like some of us, sometimes finding something special and original for your BFF of x-amount of years can be really tough (seriously, what else can we give them?). We're presenting a two-fer solution: hop... CONTINUE READING 10

wreath

by Joann Vaglica At first glance, it doesn’t look that easy to make a homemade wreath, right? Well, we’ve picked out five DIY (do it yourself) holiday wreaths that are so simple to make, we’ll have you second-guessing if you should start making or continue buying those beautiful wreaths displayed in the store. We suggest you keep the spirit alive this... CONTINUE READING 7

stockings

by Courtney A. Leiva If you’re still on the hunt for some inexpensive, and not to mention amazing stocking stuffers, we've got your back with these 10 options perfect for any beauty blogging junkie. From pretty polishes to super-nourishing hand creams, check out our absolute favorite must-haves below! 1. Ahava Bright & Merry Ornaments Give the beauties in your life this super affordable... CONTINUE READING 6