These Celebs Have Been Banned From Other Countries

Bella Breakdown Being a celebrity comes with a lot of perks, but it doesn’t always get you a pass to go anywhere you want. These celebrities have been banned from other countries and here is why. Justin Bieber is not longer allowed to visit China. While there were other offenses involved, it is said that he was banned for recklessly skateboarding. Beyonce cannot go to Malaysia. Queen B got banned? And the reason will have you screaming. Her cleavage has gotten her shows cancelled twice in the foreign country and it has been made quite obvious that she is...

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A Great Every Day Hummus Recipe

Tahini-less Hummus Who doesn’t love a tasty homemade hummus recipe? It’s a food that can be eaten as an appetizer, as a topping, or even by itself if you’re that big of a hummus-lover. Martha Stewart-inspired recipes seldom let you down, as she is the queen of all things food related. Greek yogurt imparts a silky texture to this tahini-less hummus recipe. Ingredients: 1 small clove garlic Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Great Value Iodized Salt, 26 oz 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained, 1/3 cup liquid reserved 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from two lemons) 1/4 teaspoon...

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The Perfect Drink for Your Summer: Tropical Fruit Sangria!

Bella Breakdown No summer party is complete without a delightful (and preferably alcoholic) refreshment! If you’ve got a crowd, making cocktails one by one can turn from fun and festive to messy and difficult real quick. Instead, why not trying serving a pitcher make-ahead sangria for your next outdoor bash? All you need to whip up a batch is: 1 Mango 1 Pineapple 1 Cantaloupe 1 1/2 c. herbs 1/4 c. ginger 3 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 c. orange liqueur 1 bottle of white wine Start by preparing your fruit, go for the ripest fruit you can find, don’t...

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DIY Decoupage Tray with Spring Flowers

Bella Breakdown There’s nothing like fresh flowers to welcome spring! Bring the first blossoms into your home with this wonderful DIY. All you’ll need to create a spring flower tray of your own is: White Tray Printed Image Craft Knife & Cutting mat Gloss Finish Decoupage Brush Start by choosing an image of your favorite spring bloom and print a high quality image. Next, take a sharp craft knife and start to cut all the way around all the little leaves and shapes on your cutting mat. An image with a white background works particularly well that way if...

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The Perfect Spring Canapé: Smoked Salmon in Cucumber Cups

Bella Breakdown With the warming weather comes lighter coats, brighter colors and refreshing appetizers. Out with the heavy holiday foods and in with light and delicious spring snacks bursting with fresh flavor. That’s why we adore these smoked salmon spread cucumber cups, and don’t tell anyone, but they’re the easiest thing we’ve every made. All you need to whip up a batch for your next patio party is: 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature 4 oz smoked salmon, finely chopped 1 1/2 tsp chopped capers 1 1/2 tsp minced shallot 2 tsp minced green onion tops 1/4 tsp finely...

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