Ina v. Chrissy: Whose Roast Chicken Recipe Is Better?

Bella Breakdown It’s a chicken fight! Chrissy Teigan swears that her roast chicken slays Ina’s, so we cooked both. Ina’s roast chicken recipe is famous. It has nearly 1,000 reviews on FoodNetwork.com. She claims she can do it in her sleep. Chrissy insists her roast chicken recipe is better because of her secret compound butter and lots of garlic — 23 cloves! Chrissy even calls hers “Better Than Ina’s Roast Chicken.” To make Ina’s: Combine carrots, fennel, onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme in the roasting pan, then set the raw chicken on top of it. Add salt...

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Like Sangria? You’ll LOVE Sangria Grapes!

Bella Breakdown What’s way better than sangria? Sangria grapes! To make these, pour red wine over a bowl of grapes and allow them to soak for one hour. Drain the wine from the grapes. In a bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Roll each grape in the lemon and sugar combo. Serve these delicious bites with wedges of fresh orange. Grape...

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Citrus Sorbet Cups

Bella Breakdown Looking for a perfectly refreshing treat this summer? These raspberry – infused citrus sorbet cups are the obvious choice! The delicious delights are sure to be a hit at any Fourth of July gathering, summer pool party, or outdoor picnic. To make: 1. Combine 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a pot 2. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves 3. Once the sugar mixture has cooled, combine it in a blender with 5 cups of raspberries 4. Blend until well mixed 5. Pour the mixture into an...

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed

Bella Breakdown If you’re feeling overwhelmed, these foods might make you feel better, or worse! These are some of the foods that will make you feel worse if you are already stressed out. Refined sugar: The immediate blood sugar rush and subsequent crash will make you tired and cranky. Salt: Excess salt intake can make you feel bloated and even raise your blood pressure if you already deal with hypertension. Caffeine: Too much caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious. Go for these nutrient–dense foods instead, which can help with stress relief in the long term. Vitamin C: Regularly...

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DAAMN! The Pocket Stylist You Need NOW!

Bella Breakdown We’ve all been there, frustrated in the closet deciding on what to wear, sending countless images to friends and family but never getting a decent opinion. Or finally getting an opinion that sounds something like, “Aw you look adorable” or, “I love both outfits on you!” GIRL. We all know you don’t look perfect in every single outfit, and while it is obvious that you don’t wear a crop top to a wedding, what about wearing shorts to a gender reveal party? These days the rules of fashion tend to switch every hour, and not all of...

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DIY Kahlúa®

Bella Breakdown With caffeinated cocktails continuing to pick up steam in bars and in coffee shops across the country, we take matters into our own hands and make our own coffee – infused liqueur. It’s sweet, only three ingredients and will leave you with the perfect buzz. To make this delicious concoction: 1. Put 8 ounces of cracked coffee into a carafe 2. Add 750 mL of Armagnac 3. Allow to steep for 48 hours 4. Strain into a pot and heat the solution over medium heat 5. Add 1 3/4 cups of demerara sugar 6. Stir for 45...

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