You’ll Go Ape… Over This Banana Pudding!

Bella Breakdown Look no further for the banana pudding of your dreams. In a bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix, milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix well. In a separate bowl, pour in heavy cream and vanilla and mix well with a hand mixer. Add half of the whipped cream to the pudding. In a glass bowl, layer the pudding, Nilla wafers, bananas and whipped cream. Top with whipped cream and chopped nuts and refrigerate for three hours....

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How to Make Cacio e Pepe Chips

Bella Breakdown Cacio e pepe works on so many things. This chips recipe is just our latest obsession with using the whole flavor combination. Pour a bag of kettle – cooked potato chips onto a baking pan. Grate fresh pecorino cheese onto the chips, then bake at 425° for 4 minutes. Add more shaved pecorino and freshly ground black pepper and...

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These Women Want You to Know That Having a C-Section Doesn’t Mean You Failed at Giving Birth

Bella Breakdown Trust us, there’s no “right” way to give birth. Many women who give birth via C-section feel that they have failed in some way because they did not have the full experience of giving birth. Many words that women use to describe their feelings post C-section are ashamed, let down and disappointed. Some people feel there are bragging rights for describing how many hours you’re in labor, how many hours you pushed for and how it all happened. However, there are no prizes for being a superwoman in the delivery room. All that matters is that you...

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5 DIY Alternatives to Couples Therapy

Bella Breakdown Couples therapy may not be for everyone. Before you spend money on therapy sessions, try these DIY methods first. 1. Go on a couples retreat. Traveling together can give your relationship a temporary boost. Just make sure you’re traveling with others so you don’t spend the entire trip arguing. 2. DIY home therapy. Self-help books and online relationship courses are a good place to start, but you will both need to work at it, be open to suggestion and practice effective communication. 3. Date nights. No matter if it’s dinner at a fancy restaurant or drinks and...

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How to Make No Cook Tomato Sauce

Bella Breakdown This tomato sauce takes the freshest ingredients and brings a colorful, crisp flavor to your Italian meal. It goes perfectly with hot pasta or on toasted bread for bruschetta. To make: 1. Combine fresh chopped tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, molasses, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl 2. Mix to combine well No stove? No...

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3-Ingredient Pineapple Soft Serve

Bella Breakdown If you are a fan of Dole Whip (the creamy pineapple soft serve that has amassed a cult following of Disney World-goers), you’ll quickly fall in love with this creamy treat. To make this: 1. Combine frozen pineapple chunks, frozen banana and chilled coconut milk in a food processor. 2. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 3. Serve with a garnish of pineapple wedges....

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