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5 Pretty Pancake

By Bianca Logrono Breakfast is undoubtedly one of the best meals of the day. It’s also been called the most important meal of the day. So what better way to start your day than with pancakes? We’ve got some pretty pancake recipes so good that you’ll want to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and your midnight snack. Bon appétit. Fluffy Champagne Pancakes The bubbles of champagne makes for some really fluffy, puffy, and perfect pancakes. Topped with a smashed strawberry syrups these pancakes aren't just pretty - they're pretty tasty. What You’ll Need Pancakes 2 large eggs 1 cup lowfat buttermilk 2 tablespoon canola oil 1½ cups... CONTINUE READING 16



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 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 It’s late at night, you’re having an awful sweet tooth and nothing in the fridge or cupboard is going to do it. Let's face it, you know this story oh too well, sometimes you just want a treat and you don't want to bake, or go buy a box of cookies, so what... CONTINUE READING 8


One dessert we thought was a goner is now back on grocery shelves, and we've got some unexpected recipes to celebrate. First off, let us explain. The Twinkie, made by Hostess, was once a slightly heavy snack with a spongy texture and a sweet white cream in the center, popularly found in the hands of “the fat kid” in children’s movies.... CONTINUE READING 8


Summer is not an oven-friendly time of year, so as it gets warmer we feel less inclined to cook at home. But since woman cannot live on takeout alone, here are some ideas to keep yourself full, on budget, and cool in the hot summer sun! -Ariel Leconte Beer Can Chicken by Budget Savvy Diva This recipe is... CONTINUE READING 2

Best Wines under 10

Craving a nice glass of vino but don’t want to shell out a lot of green? No problemo! With any of these wines under $10, enjoy a delicious taste and save some mullah for dessert. - Courtney Leiva 1. Casa Larga Vineyards Dry Rose 2011 Love a good glass of rose? Try a bottle of this budget-friendly blend rich in notes of... CONTINUE READING 12


You'll be living life and pursuing happiness all weekend, so naturally that includes cocktails. We think it's best to stick to classics, or whatever's red, white and blue, so here are some recipes for you as you're hanging out by the pool (or else the King of England wins). If you're starting the celebration early, this brunch-friendly spritzer calls for freshly... CONTINUE READING 13


Cookies and cream. That's what the icebox cake is made of, and it's where the flavors truly come together at their best. Especially at a time when groups gather, like this coming July 4th weekend. Once you get a handle on the classic icebox cake recipe, you will want to try it with every different kind of cookie available. And you... CONTINUE READING 4