Five Cheap, Delicious Steaks for the Grill

Nothing tastes, sounds, and smells more like summer than a juicy steak sizzling on the grill. Unfortunately for meat lovers, …

  • Follow these rules and your skin will glow this summer.

    Follow these rules and your skin will glow this summer.

    Memorial Day is right around the corner and since it kicks off the summer season, we want you to be prepared and protected. We asked celebrity dermatologist Debra Jaliman, author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, to dish out her skin-saving tips.

    By Carly Cardellino

    Rule #1: Wear Sunscreen Daily
    Choose one that is broad-spectrum and also has anti-aging ingredients to keep your skin looking youthful.

    Rule #2: Sport Your Sunnies
    Try to always wear sunglasses with a UV 400 rating, since they offer up 100 percent UV protection. There's new research that shows even eyes can be sunburned, causing damage that could possibly lead to skin cancer.

    Rule #3: Outdoors? Re-Apply SPF Every 2 Hours
    This is especially true when you're engaging in sports, since sunscreen can sweat off, leaving you unprotected. Also, be sure to slather up after swimming in the pool or ocean, since formulas tend to wash off in the water.

    To help you remember when it's time to sla

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  • family road trip

    family road trip

    By Laura Colarusso

    Global Yet Local

    Summer is approaching, and that means it's time to start planning the family vacation. But many of us don't have the big bucks-or even the time it would take-to travel internationally. Don't despair. There are still plenty of fun and frugal trips to take in the U.S. to find the old-world charm of Europe or the rich cultures of Asia. For a break from the everyday that doesn't break the bank, we've compiled a list of first-class spots that are dead ringers for amazing international destinations. And you don't need a passport to visit. Photo credit: Thinkstock

    Pella, IA-The Netherlands

    Pella has been called "Little Holland," and it's easy to see why. Between the tulips, the traditional windmills and the canal that runs through the historic downtown area, this Midwestern spot evokes a sense of old Amsterdam. To find the perfect souvenir, check out the wooden shoes and hand-painted Dutch pottery at De Pelikaan. Looking for a snack? Stop by t

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  • by Carolina Santos-Neves, Epicurious.com

    What's the best taco you've ever sunk your teeth into? Was it in Mexico? Los Angeles? San Diego? Your hometown? Or in your own kitchen? Or perhaps you are one of the many pilgrims still in search of your perfect taco.

    See also: Healthy Comfort Food Recipes for Any Day

    A truly euphoric taco experience is defined differently depending on whom you ask. Some people prefer corn tortillas over flour. Some prefer their tacos stuffed with pork; others, pulled chicken or fish. Some like their tacos to be sauce-free, and some enjoy a little guacamole and sour cream. We asked 10 food critics from 10 American cities to tell us how they found their favorite pick and what makes it so special. Read on to see if your top taco made the list.

    Austin, Texas: Tacodeli
    According to Rachel Feit of The Austin Chronicle, "tacos are like flavor bombs." For Feit, a memorable taco starts with great fillings, meaning slow-cooked meats stewed with plenty of chiles and sp

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  • Photo by Zach DeSart

    Photo by Zach DeSart

    by Bon Appétit

    Cocktail geeks may swoon at the first sip of an expertly calibrated Manhattan or go on and on about the balance of a proper Martini, but we're ready to bestow a little love on one of the best libations north or south of the border: the Margarita. It's time you learned how to make one the right way. Margaritas concocted with store-bought sweet-and-sour mix (or, worse, a popular diet brand) arrive DOA: a sad glass of sugary water. When made with fresh lime juice, however, the Margarita is a revelation. We're serious about ridding the world of bad Margaritas, so here is our definitive recipe and everything else you need to know to master this summer's go-to cocktail.

    Related: 20 Authentic Mexican Recipes for Your Fiesta

    The Recipe: The Perfect Agave Margarita

    Ingredients

    • Kosher salt
    • 2 lime slices or wedges
    • 1/4 cup tequila blanco
    • 2 tablespoons agave syrup (nectar)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    Preparation

    • Pour some kosher salt into a small dis
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  • 5 Push-Up Cake Pops

    5 Push-Up Cake Pops

    Do you remember those sherbet push-up pops from back in the day? Now you can relive the fun, except with cupcakes! All it takes is filling the same contraption, which you can find at craft stores of order on Amazon, with mini cakes and some type of decadent filling or cream. Add a little garnish with sprinkles or fruit, and you have a modern treat that everyone will love. Here are 5 pops that take the cake.






    Strawberry Shortcake Push-Up Pops

    Strawberry Shortcake Push-Up Pops

    1. Strawberry Shortcake Push-Up Pops
    It's easy to make summer's favorite dessert in push-up pop form. The push-up containers make them even more portable for picnics.


    Ingredients:

    1 - 16.25 ounce box of white cake mix (plus other cake ingredients)
    1 - 8 ounce container of Cool Whip whipped topping
    1 pound of fresh sliced strawberries

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix according to package directions. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each well approximately 1/2 way full of batter. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until cake pass

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