Blog Posts by Woman s Day

  • Cook Up a Blue-Ribbon BBQ

    by Woman's Day Staff

    This summer, heat up your cookout by putting an award-worthy spread on the table. From chili-rubbed corn to sweet pork ribs, these flavor-packed barbecue staples are guaranteed to have guests lining up for seconds.


    Grilled Mustard Chicken RecipeGrilled Mustard Chicken RecipeGrilled Mustard Chicken Recipe

    Recipe Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup whole-grain mustard
    • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 cup apple juice
    • 1/4 cup white vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • Black pepper
    • 10 lb bone-in chicken pieces
    • 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1/2-in. wedges
    • 2 medium red onions, cut into 1/2-in. wedges


    Recipe Preparation:


    1. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the mustards, apple juice, vinegar, oil and 1/2 tsp pepper. Divide the chicken, onions and mustard marinade between 2 large resealable bags. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 8 hours.

    2. Heat grill to medium-low. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Grill the chicken, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 30 to Read More »from Cook Up a Blue-Ribbon BBQ
  • How to Make Homemade Lemonade

    by Woman's Day Staff


    When Life Hands You Lemons...When Life Hands You Lemons...

    When Life Hands You Lemons...


    There's nothing like an ice-cold glass of lemonade to help you cool off on a hot summer day. Fortunately, it couldn't be simpler to make it yourself-all you need are a few tools and three ingredients. So forgo the powdered stuff and blend a tasty batch of your own with this easy step-by-step guide.

    Photo: © Con Poulos/Woman's Day






    Step 1
    Step 1Step 1

    To make 8 servings, in a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (do not stir) until the sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

    Photo: © Philip Ficks/Woman's Day







    Step 2
    Step 2Step 2

    Meanwhile, place a small strainer over a measuring cup. Cut about 10 lemons in half crosswise and, using a reamer, squeeze 1 1/2 cups juice into the measuring cup. (Tip: If your lemons are firm, roll them on a cutting board while gently pressing down to soften-this will make them easier to juice.)

    Photo: © Philip Ficks/Woman's

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  • Career advice from successful women

    By Amanda Greene


    Whether you're searching for a new job, are interested in a career change or just want to reinvigorate your professional life, having guidance is essential. But mentors can be hard to come by in today's dog-eat-dog world. So, we spoke with 10 women-from a bank president to a Hollywood sound engineer-who've succeeded in their respective fields, and got their advice on getting ahead. To find out the best way to achieve a work-life balance, how to make an opportunity out of a setback, and more, read these practical and inspirational words of wisdom.

    Anne Lynam Goddard
    President and CEO of ChildFund International, a global child development organization dedicated to helping children in poverty thrive and bring positive change to their communities

    What advice would you give women who are considering a new career?
    Learn as much as you can about your chosen field from every perspective. Take on jobs or responsibilities that you're not crazy about so you

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  • Made in America: 15 Fashionable Finds

    by Woman's Day Staff


    These days, it seems as if most of our favorite goods are foreign made. But American ingenuity is actually alive and well, as we discovered when we scoured coast to coast in search of alluring, beauty-bolstering finds. From mascara to blue jeans, these homegrown wares flaunt American heritage and charm-and could use your support. And what better chance to buy USA-made than the anniversary of our country's independence? It's time to start celebrating!


    Volume Mascara

    Volume MascaraVolume Mascara

    If you want great mascara, look to its original inventor: Maybelline. Founded in 1915 by a chemist, the New York-based business is now the number one cosmetic company in America. $8.15, Maybelline.com.








    Yes to Carrots

    Yes to CarrotsYes to Carrots

    This relatively new company, which has quickly become a skincare sensation, operates right out of San Francisco, and uses natural ingredients-like carrots, soy beans and avocado oil-that are cultivated around the U.S. $8.99; YestoCarrots.com.



    Do

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  • Balancing Friends, Family and Finances

    by Amanda Greene


    They say that friends and money don't mix-and for good reason. Finances can turn relationships sour on a dime because "there are power and etiquette issues involved," says Laura Rowley, personal finance expert with Yahoo! Finance. "The way that you handle money can trigger a lot of emotions in terms of how you see yourself in the world." Because of how tightly feelings are intertwined with finances, people often don't speak up because they don't want to be seen as cheap or ungrateful, which can lead to resentment and possibly ruin the relationship. But you don't have to suffer in silence anymore! Whether your friend is a notoriously bad tipper or you aren't sure how to ask your colleagues to contribute to a charitable cause, below are 10 common cash clashes with etiquette advice on how to settle them.

    Your brother wants to borrow money, but he never paid you back the last time you lent him cash.

    "If you're going to give money to a family member, you have to

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  • Plan a Chic Fourth of July Party

    by Woman's Day Staff

    This Independence Day, take a creative cue from designer Eddie Ross. Inspired by old fashioned taffy candy, Ross lent the holiday's traditional color scheme a charming lemon yellow twist, among other festive decorative touches, to help bring his party to life. Click through to see how he pulled the sophisticated soirée together.


    Welcome Your GuestsWelcome Your GuestsWelcome Your Guests

    Greet guests with a few trays of yummy appetizers. Enlist neighborhood kids or friends as free-of-charge servers, then switch to self-serve after the first hour of the party.

    Photo: © Laura Moss/Woman's Day





    Create a Candy Bar

    Create a Candy BarCreate a Candy Bar

    Splurge on a few higher-priced candies like old-fashioned lollipops ($20 for 8; HammondsCandies.com), stir sticks ($7.95 for 5-oz box, HammondsCandies.com) and taffy ($16.90 for 5 lb; Candy.com) that look as good as they taste, and fill out the table with colorful penny candy. Set out cellophane bags for guests to stuff with sweets as party favors.

    Photo: © Laura

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  • Road Rules for Healthy Eating

    by Joy Bauer, RD

    Just about now you're probably planning your summer getaway. Vacation is the time to kick back and take it easy, but making wise food choices while you're at it is hard. You'll be glad to know it is possible to have something other than salad without arriving home with extra "baggage." Use my guide to navigate chain restaurants, rest stops, mini-marts and more.

    Best Bets At Chain Restaurants
    Whether you're pulling off the highway or running through the airport, it's pretty easy these days to find meals that taste good, include nutritious ingredients and won't eat up your entire day's worth of calories. Here are some of my top picks:


    McDonald's

    Fruit & Maple Oatmeal: (ask for the kind without the brown sugar; add just 1 tsp on your own) 260 calories, 4.5 grams total fat, 2 grams saturated fat
    Egg McMuffin: 300 calories, 12 grams total fat, 5 grams saturated fat
    Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait: 160 calories, 2 grams total fat, 1 gram saturated fat

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  • Break Out of Your Exercise Rut



    by Olivia Putnal

    While commitment is key to a successful fitness regimen, practicing the same routine over and over is not. In fact, when you perform identical exercise moves day in and day out, your body begins to adjust, causing your calories burned to dwindle and progress to stall. The solution? Switch things up! Whether you love running, biking, Pilates or walking, you can spice up your current exercise routine-WD spoke with the experts to find out how.


    Exercise Rut #1: You always do the same strength-training moves.

    Lifting weights is a great way to build muscle and burn calories, but if you're always doing the same exercises with the same weight amount and number of reps, it's time to challenge yourself.

    Variation: Pace
    "One way to increase the benefits [of strength training] is to start doing the movements extra, extra slowly-triple the time you would normally take to lift and lower the weight," says American Council on Exercise (ACE) national

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  • Hot Dog Recipes Across the Country

    by Woman's Day Staff


    Ketchup and mustard not cutting it? From Chicago's griddle-cooked dog in a poppy-seed bun to Atlanta's coleslaw-slathered version, try these condiment combos relished by locals around the U.S.

    And check out our hot dog taste test: The Best Beef, Turkey, and Chicken Hot Dogs


    New YorkNew York

    New York


    The Empire State serves up its beef hot dog boiled or cooked on a griddle, then topped with mustard, sauerkraut and sweet red onions.

    Photo: © Alexandra Rowley/Woman's Day



    Texas

    TexasTexas Influenced by its south-of-the-border neighbors, the Lone Star State enjoys its Tex-Mex hot dog grilled or griddled and topped with chunky salsa, Monterey Jack cheese and sliced jalapeños.

    Photo: © Alexandra Rowley/Woman's Day


    Our Favorite Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Recipes


    Tucson, Arizona

    Tucson, ArizonaTucson, Arizona

    Named for the area's famed desert, the Sonoran hot dog is a beef frank wrapped in bacon, then cooked on a griddle and piled with pinto beans, grilled onions, chopped tomatoes, mayonnaise or sour cream,

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  • 8 Ways to Enjoy Seafood on the Grill

    by WomansDay.com Staff


    Think your grill is only good for burgers and franks? Think again! Seafood stands up extremely well to the open flame, which renders it succulently flaky and slightly smoky. Opt for meatier varieties that can take the heat: shrimp, thick-cut swordfish and lean, firm fish like mahi mahi or red snapper. Finished with a cool splash of citrus or tangy tapenade, the following creations are the perfect counterpoint to hot summer nights.

    Grilled Mahi Mahi RecipeGrilled Mahi Mahi Recipe

    Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe

    Recipe Ingredients

    • 1/4 tsp each chili powder and salt
    • 1/8 tsp each ground cumin and pepper
    • 4 mahi mahi fillets (about 1 1/2 lb)
    • Mango-Avocado Salsa
    • 1 firm-ripe mango, pitted, peeled and diced
    • 1 firm-ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
    • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
    • 3 Tbsp lime juice
    • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • Lime wedges

    Recipe Preparation

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