Ron Ben Israel’s Luxurious Wedding Cakes

Bella Breakdown An exclusive look on how celebrity chef and trendsetting cake designer Ron Ben Israel creates his luxurious wedding cakes. He starts with layers of cake, buttercream frosting, and other flavorings. Next comes a layer of fondant, which is trimmed to fit each cake perfectly. The layers of cake are stacked and beautiful fondant flowers are created. The attention to every detail is exquisite; each fondant flower is truly a work of art. Topped with a “bouquet” of flowers, each cake is gorgeous in its own...

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Which Halloween Candy Is The Most Popular In Your State?

Bella Breakdown This year, American’s are anticipated to spend $2.7 billion on halloween candy. Just candy! That doesn’t even include costumes, decorations, pumpkin flavored everything… Candystore.com, an online candy retailer, has done some investigating for us and found out what candies are most popular in certain states. Minnesota has the tootsie pop, and Texas brings the house down with Starbursts. Some candies are so delicious they are won over the hearts of multiple states. The classic candy corn leads the charge in Idaho, New Mexico and Alabama. Sour Patch Kids, another fan favorite, stormed Illinois, Maine and...

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Which Vegetarian Breakfast Foods Will Keep You Full Until Lunch?

Bella Breakdown Certain foods don’t keep you full because they lack the nutrition that fuels your body. New research conducted by the University of Warwick has found that brain cells called tanycytes tell the brain you’re full when two specific amino acids are detected in food. These acids can be found in foods like plums, apricots, avocados, lentils and almonds. Other foods containing these acids that make for a good breakfast include raspberries, oatmeal and...

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Pumpkin French Toast…Because Pumpkin Flavor Should Be Enjoyed Every Meal

Bella Breakdown Buckle up, buttercup…we’ve got another pumpkin inspired recipe coming atchya (and it probably won’t be the last). This pumpkin French toast is the perfect way to start your morning…or maybe end your long day! Though French Toast is more of an eat for breakfast type of meal, this delectable dish could be enjoyed at any time! INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Butter, for griddle or pan 10 slices...

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Chef Isaac Toups Has Us Craving This 100-Course Meal

One of Pepcid Complete’s latest ads reminds us how much we love some southern, authentic cooking. In the ad, Pepcid challenges top chef Isaac Toups to cook at 100-course meal for some very lucky guests. One of those guests, of course, was not heartburn (thanks, Pepcid). Toups not only cooked at Emeril Lagrasse’s New Orleans restaurant, his real big break was appearing on season 13 of Top Chef. He accredits his lack of picky eating to his father, who forced him to try all of the foods at a buffet when he was a child, even though he didn’t...

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