Blog Posts by Woman s Day

  • Must-Try Cookie Recipe with a Secret Salty Ingredient

    By Woman's The classic salty-and-sweet snack combination comes together in these sugary cookies packed with crushed potato chips. Try dipping them in melted chocolate for an extra decadent treat.Day Kitchen

    Your average cookie doesn't deliver a double dose of sugary sweetness with a salty kick like these
    Potato Chip and Pecan Sandy Cookies do. Enjoy these unique, flavorful treats for only 105 calories per serving. Photo by Alexandra Rowley

    Yields: 30 cookies

    Total Time: 45 min
    Prep Time: 20 min

    Oven Temp: 350

    Related: Try 10 healthy afternoon snacks that keep you full.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 105
    Total Fat: 7g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 12mg
    Sodium: 29mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 11g
    Dietary Fiber: 0g
    Protein: 1g

    Ingredients:

    3/4 cup(s) (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
    1/4
    teaspoon(s) kosher salt
    3/4
    cup(s) sugar, divided
    1 1/2
    cup(s) all-purpose flour
    1/2
    cup(s) pecans, chopped
    3/4
    cup(s) crushed potato chips

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.

    Directions:

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with

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  • 8 Ways to Make Your Love Life MUCH More Exciting

    Upgrade your go-to moves with these sultry suggestions By Danielle Paige

    Sex can start to feel like a chore if everything about it stays the same from session to session. "Getting bored with sex is one of the more common sexual complaints that couples have," says sex coach and sexuality educator Charlie Glickman, PhD. "Changing things up takes care of a frequent difficulty." No, you don't need to hang from the ceiling or stand on your head to keep intercourse interesting. Just try these eight tweaks on classic positions to heat things up in the bedroom. Photo by Getty Images

    1. Doggy Style, on Your Elbows


    Throw your partner a bone and up his penetration power. The traditional version of this position has the woman on all fours and the man on his knees, entering her from behind, but if you rest on your elbows instead of your hands, "the change in angle makes it easier for your partner to go deeper," says Dr. Glickman. Bonus: "Your wrists won't get tired from holding up your body."

    Related: See 10 weird things that turn men on.

    2. Doggy

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  • Rice Noodles + Roast Beef = No Ordinary Summer Salad

    By Woman's Light and fresh, this savory Asian-inspired salad makes a great meal when it's too hot to even think about turning on that stove.Day Kitchen

    The lettuce-chicken-veggies combination you're used to having in hot weather gets old fast. Cool off and enjoy this no-stove, Asian-inspired Roast Beef and Rice Noodle Salad that's ready in just 20 minutes!

    Serves: 4
    Yields: 4 servings (cost per serving for $2.15)

    Total Time: 20 min
    Prep Time: 20 min

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 454
    Total Fat: 17g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 30mg
    Sodium: 91mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 62g
    Dietary Fiber: 3g
    Protein: 16g

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.

    Ingredients:


    8
    ounce(s) rice noodles
    1/4
    cup(s) canola oil
    2
    tablespoon(s) rice wine vinegar
    1
    tablespoon(s) finely grated fresh ginger
    1
    teaspoon(s) sugar
    1
    green apple, cut into thin 1/2-inch pieces
    4
    ounce(s) snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
    4
    scallions, thinly sliced
    2
    red or green chilies, thinly sliced
    1/2
    pound(s) sliced deli roast beef, torn
    Unsalted roasted peanuts
    , for serving
    Fresh cilantro
    , for serving

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

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  • Outdoor Party Idea: Family Field Day

    By Woman's Day Staff



    Invite family, friends and neighbors to show off their skills by competing in a variety of games in your yard or a local park. Once everyone breaks a sweat, you can all take a time-out to enjoy some simple, satisfying snacks.



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  • How to Turn Your Pets into Best Friends

    Get tips for introducing two furry family members and helping them bondBy Natalie van der Meer

    There are many pros to having two pets: They can become playmates and cuddle buddies, and even learn good behavior from each other. But without a smooth introduction, things can get hairy-fast. The good news: It just takes a little know-how to get things off on the right paw. Read for strategies to make initial meetings between two dogs, two cats and a dog and a cat go swimmingly. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Check out 9 bad habits that are good for you.

    Dog Meets Dog

    With dogs, a low-key first impression goes a long way. Arrange their get-together on leashes outdoors and ask a friend to hold one dog while you take the other. A head-on encounter can be off-putting, so walk one up alongside the other, and have treats on hand to reward good social behavior.

    Cat Meets Cat


    Felines need a long time to acclimate to any other animal, so make sure your cats can keep their distance at first. Close off a room where your new cat can live for a few days. The cats

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  • Dessert Remix: Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Split (It's Healthier!)

    Greek yogurt has a rich and creamy texture, and its tangy flavor gives this dessert the perfect combo of sweet and tart. By The Casserole Queens

    Traditional banana splits don't have the high protein Greek yogurt offers. This just-as-tasty Frozen Yogurt Banana Split does, and for only about 250 calories per serving. Photo by John Kernick

    Serves: 10
    Yileds: 10 servings (cost per serving of $0.71)

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 251
    Total Fat: 13.5g
    Saturated Fat: 8.5g
    Cholesterol: 51mg
    Sodium: 38mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 29g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Protein: 4g

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.

    Ingredients:


    1
    can(s) (8-ounce) crushed pineapple
    1
    cup(s) plain Greek yogurt
    5 tablespoon(s) sugar
    1 1/2
    cup(s) heavy cream
    1/4 cup(s) maraschino cherries
    1
    pound(s) fresh strawberries
    1 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4
    cup(s) chocolate syrup, plus more for serving
    3 bananas

    Directions:


    1. Line an 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 4-inch overhang on the two long sides.

    2. In a food processor, purée the pineapple (with the juices), 1/3 cup yogurt,

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  • Katie Couric's Workout Confession: 'I Get Uniboob!'

    Discover the benefits of keeping fit and the funny downfalls of workout wearBy Katie Couric

    I love that it stays light so long after work in the summer, giving everyone more time to be outside enjoying the all-too-brief season. But as we bust out of doors for some exercise, we're also busting out (or out of) our sports bras. For many of us, that means the "uniboob" is also in season. That's the smooshed boob-shelf hovering in the center of your chest as you jog, bike or walk. Photo: Katie with a workout buddy, Alexis Weatherspoon, by Andrew Rothschild:

    Related: Discover how to get trim and toned in 10 minutes.

    The truth is, I'm endowed, and when I'm crammed into a sports bra it's like exercising with a football strapped to my chest. The women I know who are smaller on top complain that they look as flat as a Skipper doll in their sports bras. The grass is always greener on the other chest.

    Luckily, a run around the block isn't meant to be a walk down a runway. It's not a fashion show, it's about getting fit. And having learned about mastectomies and spoken

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  • Easy At-Home Workouts to Target Every Beach Body Problem Spot

    By Denise Austin, creator of DeniseAustin.com



    Yes, it's possible to feel strong, sexy and secure when you hit the beach this season. This routine from fitness expert Denise Austin targets your arms, abs and lower body-all areas on display more than usual this time of year. Perform these eight moves two to three days a week (all you need is a set of dumbbells and a mat!), and to make this workout really work for you, add 30 minutes of cardio at least four times a week- a few brisk 10-minute walks around the block will do the trick-to boost your metabolism and blast away belly fat!



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  • Make This Restaurant Meal at Home in Just 15 Minutes!

    Pinto beans and chicken add plenty of protein to this filling and flavorful salad.By Woman's Day Kitchen

    Instead of trekking to a restaurant--and spending at least $10 on
    Tex-Mex Chicken Salad--try this fast, less expensive version. With more than 20g of protein, this flavorful and filling salad will keep you energized longer. Photo by Jonny Valiant

    Serves: 4
    Yields: 4 servings (cost per serving of $2.31)

    Total Time: 15 min.
    Prep Time: 15 min.

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)


    Calories: 427
    Total Fat: 22g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 66mg
    Sodium: 804mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 9g
    Protein: 28g

    Ingredients:


    2 1/2
    cup(s) shredded rotisserie chicken
    1
    can(s) (15 1/2-ounce) pinto beans, rinsed
    1
    head(s) romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
    1
    cup(s) (from 1 ear) fresh corn kernels
    1
    cup(s) fresh cilantro
    1
    avocado, diced
    1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    1/4
    cup(s) fresh lime juice
    2
    tablespoon(s) lowfat sour cream
    1
    tablespoon(s) olive oil
    1
    teaspoon(s) honey
    Kosher salt

    Pepper

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  • How to Turn Household Finds into a Charming Birdbath

    Use household finds to create a refreshing spot for your feathered friends in less than half an hourBy Woman's Day Staff

    TIME 20 min + drying time

    COST
    $20

    Materials


    Screwdriver or pliers

    Large metal pot lid (ours was 14" in diameter)

    Epoxy (optional)

    Strong adhesive (like Gorilla glue, $9; GorillaTough.com)

    Large pillar candle holder (ours was 20" tall)

    Newspaper or dropcloth

    Outdoor spray primer

    Outdoor spray paint

    Small stones (optional)
    Photo by Johnny Valiant

    Related: Discover 10 cool, new inventions that'll make your life easier.

    Directions

    1.
    Use a screwdriver or pliers to remove the lid's handle from the pot. Plug the remaining hole with epoxy, if necessary.

    2.
    Add a liberal amount of adhesive to the top edge of the candle holder. Invert the lid and center it over the candle holder; press into place. Let dry completely.

    3.
    On a covered surface in a well-ventilated area, prime entire birdbath with spray primer. Let dry.

    4.
    Apply 2 or 3 coats of spray paint; let dry between each coat.

    5.
    If your pot lid is deep, add a few rocks for birds to perch on. Fill with water.

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