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30 Things American Parents Do That Would Shock the Rest of the World

Who knew diapers could be so controversial?


30 Vegetarian Sunday Dinners You'll Want to Make Forever


You Should Absolutely Be Adding Pickle Brine to Your Soup

Wake up, soup!


The Biggest McDonald's Menu Disasters You Forgot About

From the McAfrika to the McStuffins, they haven't all been winners.


Christie Brinkley’s Secrets for Aging Gracefully

Can you believe she is 65?


How to Use Bitters in More Than Just Cocktails

We talked to an expert to learn how to use bitters in more than just cocktails. Learn why you should keep these bottles of liquid spice at the ready in your kitchen. The post How to Use Bitters in More Than Just Cocktails appeared first on Taste of Home.


How to Remove Sticky, Clingy Tree Sap From Your Clothes

If you like to camp, hike, or bring home a Christmas tree during the December season, then you know the sinking, pit-in-your-stomach feeling of realizing you’ve sat in or leaned against sap. At first, it might not register. There are a lot of sticky elements in the great outdoors and not all of them are as lethal to your favorite quarter-zip fleece as sap often is. Though once you’ve become conscious of the fact that you’ve managed to get sugary...


27 Gourmet Recipes to Up Your Homemade Pizza Game

Making pizza at home is easier (and tastier) than you think!


These Are the 22 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley, According to Sommeliers

And they offer so much more than wine tastings—think gondola rides, garden tours, and Michelin-star chef dinners.


Where Does Vanilla Extract Come From?

Plus, the deal with the imitation stuff.


The Best Trader Joe’s Foods of 2021

According to lovers of the cult favorite grocery chain.


The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Vanilla Extract

You can banish that funky refrigerator aroma—here's how. The post How to Make Your Refrigerator Smell Better with Vanilla Extract appeared first on Taste of Home.


11 White Elephant Gifts From Amazon That Every Home Cook Will Love—All Under $50

Just try not to keep them for yourself.


3 Ways to Remove Pesky Heat Stains from Wood Furniture

Hosting season is upon us, and as fun as it can be to have your house act as the hub of all holiday commotion and gathering, it does come with a few perils, too—mainly for your furniture and decor. From Aunt Jean spilling her wine on your brand new rug (ugh!) to your favorite platter meeting an untimely death at the hands of a “helpful” kiddo, it’s not uncommon to head into January with a few bumps and bruises around your house from all the...


20 Skillet Dinners You'll Want to Make This Winter


These Daily Habits Are Terrible for the Environment—Here's What to Do Instead

Shrink your carbon footprint with these easy fixes.


Do you know what toad in the hole and these other British foods are?

Do you know what toad in the hole, roly poly pudding and chip butties are? If you’re not from Britain you may be baffled by some of the quirky foods consumed there and if you are, maybe you’re yet to explore the island's culinary heritage. From meat pies and savory puddings to fruity, boozy desserts, here are incredible British foods you might not have heard of and really need to try.


These are Officially The 12 Best Small-Town Fast Food Spots in the U.S.A.

Whataburger or Culver's? Discuss. 🍔


The #1 Best Drink for a Flat Belly

Although it takes more than just one type of drink to get a flat belly, this beverage can help you achieve your weight loss goals.


These are the Healthiest Options at the Most Popular Fast Food Chains

Not all of them are salads! 🍔🍕🍗


I live in the UK. Here's what the 'American' section of the grocery store is actually like.

From expensive cereals and strange Doritos flavors to hot dogs in jars, here's what the 'American' food aisle in a Sainsbury's in Scotland looks like.


This Is the Top Seafood Restaurant Near You

Where to get fresh fish, real-deal lobster rolls and more under-the-sea grub near you.


The Best and Worst Bottles Teas in America—Ranked!

Here are the brews to snag or avoid next time you're at the store.


The Best Inns in Every State for a Charm-Filled Getaway

From Alabama to Wyoming, here's where to stay in the USA!


7 Frying Mistakes Everyone Makes

Who doesn't love fried food? It's comforting, tasty and easy to make. But only if you do it right! Here are 7 mistakes to avoid if you can help it!


The ultimate guide to visiting gorgeous Vancouver Island


30 Amazing Secrets About Coca-Cola You Never Knew

There are so many fun facts about Coca-Cola out there. From the soda's creation to those holiday bears, here's what to know about the iconic soda brand.


Inspiring Italian recipes you should make this week

Italian food is all about taking the best quality ingredients and cooking them simply. There's so much more to it than pizza and pasta, much as we love them. Discover more recipes from easy starters and soups, mains and divine desserts. Eat like an Italian at home today, by following our inspired ideas.


5-Ingredient Salmon Recipes


40 Easy No-Bake Appetizers

Entertaining doesn't need to be stressful. Here are 40 no-bake appetizers to keep your guests happy and your blood pressure down!


Best Smoothie Habits for Weight Loss

From adding in protein powder to tossing in veggies, here are the 10 best smoothie habits for promoting weight loss.


Famous Spanish Tapas You Can Make at Home

Tapas are bite-sized appetizers served during cocktail hour in Spain. They generally come in small portions and in varied forms. Discover these 10 authentic tapas that will bring Spain to you on a plate.


Ranked: The 50 most beautiful places in the world in 2021

Big 7 Travel has created its list of the 50 most beautiful places in the world, according to Instagram hashtags for destinations around the world.


Road Trip Stops in Every State You Need to Add to Your List

You don't want to miss these American treasures.


20 Chefs Reveal The Food Items They Always Have in the Freezer

Move over, ice cream! These options deserve a spot in your freezer.


40 Incredible Things To Do With Canned Biscuits

Biscuits were destined to be more than a side.


28 Foods the World's Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Defy your age by filling up on these longevity-boosting foods.


Taylor Swift, Khloe Kardashian and More Stars Who Love to Bake

Baking up a storm! Creating the perfect cake, pie or batch of cupcakes requires a great deal of skill and patience. While heading into the kitchen to bake a delicious treat certainly isn’t for everyone, there are some celebrities who are seriously skilled when it comes to whipping up mouth-watering confections. Take Taylor Swift, for example. The “You Need to Calm Down” singer is an avid baker who loves to use her picture-perfect creations as a way to show her fondness for others. Case in point: When her good friend Selena Gomez turned 26 in July 2018, Swift threw together a homemade pink cake for her pal that featured “Gomez or go home” written on it in white icing. The thoughtful dessert was also adorned with a white icing heart that had “26” written in the center. What’s even more impressive is that the Grammy winner, who was on the East Coast at the time, baked the cake despite being thousands of miles from the birthday girl, who was in California. As the Miss Americana star explained via her Instagram Stories at the time, “Will I let distance stop me from celebrating my best friend’s bday? I mean I could but why would I want 2?” Swift famously put her pro baking skills to good use once more when she whipped up a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies for former nemesis Katy Perry in June 2019 after the pair put an end to their longstanding feud. The plate the dessert was placed on was decorated with red frosting that spelled out “Peace at last,” and it was accompanied by peace signs decorated with rainbow sprinkles. “Feels good,” the American Idol judge captioned a snapshot via Instagram at the time. Perry also tagged Swift in the photo and added “Let’s Be Friends” in the location. The “Roar” songstress later revealed during an interview with SiriusXM’s Hits 1 in Hollywood that Swift’s cookies were “incredible.” Perry added: “They were soft. I couldn’t believe they weren’t store-bought.” Another star who is skilled in the kitchen is Khloé Kardashian. The Revenge Body host showed off her expertise when she began baking bread regularly in September 2019. She has since expanded her baking repertoire to include custom birthday cakes, madeleines and more. Scroll down to see more stars who are amazing bakers!


Your state's best cake shop and what to order there

Whatever the occasion – wedding, birthday, graduation or baby shower – you’re going to need a good cake. These shops make exceptional creations, from candy-inspired cakes and tropical fruit wonders to incredible, multi-tiered Champagne-spiked constructions. Read on to find the best cake shop in your state. Due to COVID-19, be sure to check local travel restrictions, including state travel advisories, and individual shop websites for eat in, takeout and delivery options before you visit.


Incredible Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Take-Out Foods

Here's how to make the best, comfiest takeout foods at home.


America's historic burger recipes that have stayed the same for decades

The humble burger is America’s most iconic food, but some are more iconic than others. These burgers have stood the test of time, sitting on the menus of their respective restaurants for decades. Even as times have changed, these reliable classics have remained the same and their loyal fans wouldn’t have it any other way.


24 Iconic Sandwiches You Can Make at Home

Staying at home all the time and not being allowed to go outside except for essential activities such as doing grocery shopping comes with many challenges, and one of them is how to stay away from the fridge.


Chicken Tenders Are the Latest Part of the Bird in Short Supply

Brands like KFC have even avoided promoting their tenders to ensure they stay on the menu.


Our 20 Most Popular Soups of 2021


15 Ways to Make Minestrone


Delightful Sunday Funday Desserts

Make the best of your weekend with these fun desserts.


A 7-Day, 1,800-Calorie Meal Plan

We've mapped out a week's worth of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks.


52 Celebrities Who Don't Drink Alcohol

From Blake Lively to Kendrick Lamar...these are the celebrities you won't see with a drink in their hand.


20 overrated health trends you should avoid

Staying healthy and following the latest health trends ought to go hand-in-hand. However, despite their shiny names and claims, many of the biggest global fads are either unfounded or overrated. Following them blindly may not give you the results you imagine or, worse, could be detrimental to your health. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most popular health trends you should avoid, according to the experts.


Treats perfect for sharing with far-away family

December is officially baking season, and few things are better than sharing cookies, cakes, pies and breads with loved ones. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic may mean that your annual family bake-offs and friendly cookie swaps are postponed or canceled. But just because you can’t swap in-person doesn’t mean you can’t still send your loved ones baked goods through the mail. The best baked goods to send in the mail are sturdy ones. Crumbly cookies and pillowy rolls need not apply. Luckily, some holiday classics like gingerbread, pound cakes, biscotti and a large selection of cookies are perfect for sending to those near and far. To make sure they arrive intact, pack them snugly in an airtight container (you shouldn’t be able to hear or feel them shifting around when you gently shake the tin), then pack that container in a mailing box with bubble wrap. Here are some of the best baked goods to send by mail.