- What do you think of these drastic celebrity hairstyle changes?
- Bid farewell to Harry Potter with a proper glass of Butterbeer
- Rupert Grint talks kissing Emma Watson and his celebrity crush
- Take a look back at Victoria Beckham's maternity style!
- Pretty, Summer-perfect bras
- 5 ideas for making your own (gallery-worthy) art
- PopSugar City LA: chatting healthy food and outdoor workouts with Gunnar Peterson
- Pia Toscano's first single, "This Time" — love it or leave it?
- Helpful tips for staying organized during your workdays
- Know what to eat (and when) before working out
- Bloat — it's not another way to call a pup overweight
- Get a sneak peek inside Pottermore
- Brad Pitt brings his sexy, tan self to the Cancun Film Festival for Moneyball
- Video: Prince William teases Harry, Kate goes glamorous for star-studded Hollywood weekend!
Posts for July 11th 2011
When it comes to Chinese cuisine, don't be scared to try cooking it at home — you don't need much in your pantry to experiment with China's flavors. I asked Ching-He Huang, host of the Cooking Channel's Chinese Food Made Easy and the forthcoming Easy Chinese: San Francisco, to rattle off some of the ingredients she couldn't do without in her kitchen. Along with tea and rice — fundamentals of the Far East cuisine — she also mentioned the following food items. See what they are when you read on.
Harry Potter fans, the moment we've all been waiting for is almost here. The second half of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, premieres in New York today, hits theaters this Friday. There's no better way to anticipate the finale than with a frothy, cold mug of butterbeer! This recipe is nonalcoholic, so you can serve it to the underaged fans as well. It's a sweet treat, somewhere between a milk shake and a root beer float, with the base ingredient being cream soda.
Take the time to make your own butterscotch; it really enhances the flavor of the beer. To serve a spiked version, add a shot of spiced rum. Get the recipe after the jump.
Even the most cooking challenged would agree: you'd be hard-pressed to mess up popcorn, a TV dinner, or soup in the microwave. But stick a sheet of foil in on accident, and it's a recipe for disaster — just ask my 8-year-old self! So why does the microwave take poorly to metal?
Microwave oven transmitters produce electromagnetic radiation ("microwaves") that disturbs electrons (the negatively-charged bits inside atoms), creating kinetic energy and thereby producing heat. That's how materials that receive radiation, like food and water molecules, become heated. The game changes with certain metals, however, which can be so dense that molecules, when agitated, have nowhere to go. The electrically conductive metals bounce off microwaves, rapidly creating a high voltage between the metal and the radiation source. Once the voltage strength surpasses a certain threshold, a spark is produced and can lead to a fire.
Have you ever unknowingly put metal in your microwave? If so, tell us what happened.
This month, skip baking a key lime pie for these key lime pie popsicles. Trust me: not only will your house be cooler, but these ice pops are just as delicious as a piece of pie. This particular recipe is relatively easy; all you do is stir everything in a bowl and get your molds ready to freeze. I made mine extra-zesty, but feel free to alter the amount of lime juice and rind to suit your taste. Once your pops have frozen solid, give them a quick dip in crumbled graham crackers to complete the pie flavor. Enjoy each bite of these crunchy and creamy pops by reading more for the recipe.
Happy Monday — and happy July 11! To celebrate the passing of this great date (which also happens to be the 83rd birthday of 7-Eleven), treat yourself to a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee today.
Simply stop by your local 7-E anytime before 12 a.m. tonight (or while supplies last), and enjoy your pick of the store's rainbow of flavors, from Berry Blaster to Summertime Lime.
Those of you planning to partake: what's your favorite Slurpee flavor?
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When the weather is hot, I crave salads. Potato salads, pasta salads, green salads, veggie salads, and chopped salads — like this version of a Greek salad. Although there's nothing special about this recipe — it's a pretty standard Greek salad — it's absolutely delicious and the perfect salad to enjoy on a warm day.
Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, red pepper, black olives, and feta cheese with the lemon herb vinaigrette a couple of hours before you plan to serve the salad. Keep it chilled in the fridge and the flavors will have time to blend together. For a light meal, offer it with grilled hearty bread. Add the recipe to your collection now.
Every pet owner thinks her beloved animal is the cutest one out there, and now is your chance to show us why!
The maker of FRONTLINE Plus is teaming up with PetSugar and the PetSugar Pic of the Day group to encourage readers to upload adorable photos of their loveable sidekick. From July 11-24, one pet and its owner will be showcased daily, but only one lucky winner (chosen at random) will receive the $1,000 grand prize. That’s right, FRONTLINE Plus, the vet's number-one choice* product for protecting cats and dogs against fleas and ticks, wants you to keep the photos coming, so get that camera ready! And with a prize like that, you’re sure to have one happy pet by your side. Don’t forget that you must be logged in to be eligible to win. Good luck, pet lovers!
Official rules here!
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