Peach and Toasted Almond Greek YogurtDress up your favorite snack with easy add-ins that transform plain yogurt into a luscious, creamy treat.
1. Peach and Toasted Almond
Microwave 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds on plate 1 min. or until toasted. Mix 1 sliced peach and 1 Tbsp. brown sugar in bowl; spoon over a 6-oz. serving of plain yogurt. Top with almonds.
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2. Chocolate and Raspberry
Start with a 6-oz. serving of plain yogurt. Stir in 2 Tbsp. chocolate-hazelnut spread and 1 tsp. raspberry jam; garnish with fresh raspberries.
3. Blueberry and Graham Cracker
Top plain yogurt with 1/4 c. each blueberries and cinnamon-flavored graham crackers, crushed, 1 Tbsp. honey, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract.
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4. Piña Colada
Microwave 1/4 c. sweetened shredded coconut on High on plate, 1 to 2 min., until toasted; spoon over yogurt with 1/2 c. chopped pineapple.
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Peach and Toasted Almond Greek YogurtDress up your favorite snack with easy add-ins that transform plain yogurt into a luscious, creamy treat.Read More »from Greek Yogurt, 4 Ways
BBQ ChickenWe pumped up the flavor of bottled barbecue sauce with spicy brown mustard and marmalade, but you could make this chicken with your favorite sauce recipe as well (you'll need 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce).Read More »from The Ultimate (Picnic-Friendly) BBQ Chicken
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Oven Temp: 450 degrees
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- 3 (4 pounds each) cut-up chickens
- 2 medium (about 1 pound) onions, sliced
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 1 bottle(s) (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup(s) spicy brown mustard
- 1/4 cup(s) orange marmalade
- 2 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper sauce
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line two 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pans with foil.
2. Remove skin from chicken, if you like. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon salt. Arrange pieces, bone-sides up, in lined pans; top with onion and lemon. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
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3. In bowl, mix barbecue sauce, mustard, marmalade, and pepper sauce.
4. After 40
- Good Housekeeping | Beauty – Thu, Jun 27, 2013 12:16 PM EDT
Don't assume your stylist remembers everythingThe top reason for a bad haircut is assuming your stylist remembers everything. Just as you would discuss your medical history with a doctor, you should brief your stylist on your hair.Read More »from The Top Reason for a Bad Haircut (Hint: It May Be Your Fault)
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A successful recommendation from your stylist is dependent on her knowledge of past treatments and services. The longer your hair, the further back in time you'll need to recall. Even if you've covered up highlights from six months ago, they're still in your hair and will affect how different sections respond to color.
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"There is no such thing as 'do what you did last time,'" says Allen Ruiz, Aveda North American styling director. Jog your stylist's memory by bringing in a picture of yourself with the style you love and explain what you specifically like about it.
- By Jennifer Barnes
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Try our DIY hair color adviceFollow our DIY hair color advice the next time you break out a box of dye.Read More »from 12 Tips for At-Home Hair Color
1. Buy two boxes if your hair is shoulder-length or longer. (If you don't use both, you'll have a box for next time.)
2. If you've never colored (or haven't in over a year), color your roots last. Heat from your scalp causes color to process faster, which can create an uneven result.
3. If you have colored before, apply dye on prominent gray areas first. Leave on for about 20 minutes, then apply to the rest of your hair for 10 more minutes.
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4. Cover your hairline (where gray often appears) thoroughly. Don't skimp on dye due to fears of staining; that can create a line of demarcation.
5. Try two formulas: For natural-looking color, the pros use permanent to lighten the roots first, then demi-permanent next to brighten the tone.
6. If you can't choose between shades, mix them. Stick with options in the same color family - for example, two blond tones next to each
10 Healthy Tips You Should Steal from Diet TrendsWith so many diets out there, it can be hard to choose a good plan - but we've got you covered. Here's the best advice from top-selling diet books.
1. Eat fewer processed foods
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...For Good
By Mark Bittman
We could definitely take a few tips from food writer Mark Bittman's Vegan Before 6 P.M. diet book. In a successful effort to revitalize his health, Mark follows a strict vegan diet before 6 P.M. every day. This means no meat, no dairy, and no products that were processed in any way that involves animals. The result is eating a LOT less processed foods and way more of the good stuff (bring on the fruits, veggies, and whole grains!). Mark dropped some pounds, as well as his cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Try incorporating more meat-free meals into your menu, and scale back on the salty, sugary, processed foods you're eating. Filling up on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans will help you meet both goals.Read More »from 10 Healthy Tips You Should Steal from Diet Trends
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Cupcake Flag with Berries and CoconutA portable version of the popular Flag Cake, this American themed treat is designed to inspire.Read More »from Finally! a Patriotic Dessert that Isn't a Flag Cake
Total Time: 1 hour
Oven Temperature: 350 degrees F
Yields: 20 cupcakes
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- 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1 cup(s) granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 stick(s) (12 tablespoons) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 lemon
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup(s) low-fat buttermilk
- 8 ounce(s) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
- 1 cup(s) confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 pint(s) blueberries
- 1 pint(s) raspberries
- 1 cup(s) sweetened flaked coconut
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1. Prepare cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 20 muffin-pan cups with cupcake liners.
2. On sheet of waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt;
1889From the French press to the Chemex to the single-cup brewer, we celebrate the joy of java.
Thousands of years ago
Legend has it that humans discover the coffee plant in Ethiopian forests after a goat herder sees his animals moving about with unusual energy. Families originally roast the green beans at home over a fire. "The housewife would buy the green beans, take them home, and fry them in a frying pan," says Mark Pendergrast, author of Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed the World. She roasts the beans over high heat in a wok-like pan until she hears the first crack, similar to making stovetop popcorn, he adds.
The government taxes tea during the Stamp Act of 1765, adding to its cost while decreasing its demand. And the Boston Tea Party in 1773 makes it unpatriotic to sip tea. Pendergrast found a letter dated 1774 from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, that read: Tea must be universally renounced... and I must be weaned, and the sooner theRead More »from The History of At-Home Coffee Drinking
Working from homeThere's much to be desired about working from home: the stress-free commute, flexible hours, and improved work-life balance. But working from home also means it's a lot easier to procrastinate (daytime television anyone?). Make the most of home-office perks and maximize your productivity with these best practices.
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Don't waste valuable time setting up and shutting down your office each day. "If a whole room isn't at your disposal, outfit a closet or corner of a room with a desk, drawers, and shelving," says Kathi Elster, executive coach and author of Working With You is Killing Me. She adds that no matter what space you use, a good ergonomic chair - with an adjustable back and base, and lumbar support - is a necessity. Your workspace should contain everything you need to get through the day, including supplies like a stapler and scissors that may have a home elsewhere in the house. "Set things up so that everything is only a reach or a chair roll
Shrimp Taco SaladThis fully-loaded Mexi-Cali meal has it all, from grilled shrimp to avocado to fresh corn from the cob.Read More »from The 1 Taco Salad You've Got to Try
Total Time: 35 min
Prep Time: 30 min
Yields: 4 main-dish servings
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- 3 ear(s) fresh corn, shucked
- 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced on an angle
- 1 pound(s) (large) shrimp, shelled, deveined
- 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoon(s) (from 2 limes) fresh lime juice
- 1teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- 2 cup(s) (about 12 ounces) watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 3/4 cup(s) corn chips (such as Fritos), crushed
- 1 cup(s) fresh cilantro leaves
1. Prepare grill for direct grilling on medium.
2. Grill corn 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly charred, turning occasionally. Grill zucchini 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly charred and tender, turning over once halfway through. Grill shrimp 2 to 4 minutes or until opaque
Turkey BurgerBurgers, hot dogs, and brats, oh my! Grilling season is sweeping the nation and we hope you've jumped on the finger-licking bandwagon--it's just too delicious to miss. But no matter what, no matter how hard you try, there will always be leftover buns after cookouts and BBQ's. And, as your information powerhouse, we at Good Housekeeping feel it's our duty to key you in on ten easy and fast ways to use up those leftover buns rather than just tossing them in the trash.
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Word on the street is that it's bathing suit season. If you're anything like me, you eat a lot of slimming salads during the summer months so that you feel comfortable sporting that suit around the pool. Croutons are a great way to add some crunch and flavor to your everyday salad. Cut your leftover buns into squares and place them in a large bowl. Add in 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and toss to coat bread evenly. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden.