Milkshakes and Wine? Yes, Please.

Bella Breakdown Now, I’m not sure where you’re reading this, but wherever you are you are likely suffering from this particularly scorching summer heat. If you’re like a large majority of adult human beings, over the age of 21, you might enjoy a glass of red wine. Heck, you might even prefer it over any other drink. However, red wine just isn’t a great summer drink, and you know that you’ll get some judgmental looks if you load it up with ice cubes. It might be time to get creative with your red wine this summer, and combine it...

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Vinyl Me Please Is a MUST This V-Day Weekend!

 Bella Breakdown Valentines Day is just around the corner, and unique date ideas aren’t always easy to come up with. If you’re like me, you are not necessarily a fan of chocolate hearts and teddy bears… not that I’d be opposed to getting them by any means, all I’m saying is that bear is going to be covered in dust in the closet in the next few months. This V-Day wow your date with an intimate and creative night of cocktails and tunes all brought to your door thanks to Vinyl Me Please! Vinyl Me Please is a record...

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3 15-Minute-Flat Party Recipes You’ve Never Seen

Bella Breakdown If anyone knows how to get amazing food, made fast, it’s a food truck chef. These culinary experts crank out delicious dishes, in tiny spaces, and in tiny amounts of time! So, if you need some tips for making a meal that’ll please guests with ease, fast, Jared Cotter’s got your order. He talked to Shahe Koulloukian, chef on the Flying Pigeon Food Truck, to get you the lowdown on 3 quick-fix party food treats. 1. Margarita Mix Ice Cream Float: All you have to do is take French vanilla ice cream and add Cuervo Classic Margarita...

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How To Make Croutons With Your Leftover Bread

Bella Breakdown A good salad is all about achieving that perfect balance of flavors and textures, and nothing adds crunch quite like a crouton. You can purchase pre-made croutons pretty easily, but it you want a truly great cube of golden, crispy, just slightly chewy bread, you should make them yourself. They’re also dead easy to make. Once you’ve picked a shape and fashioned your bread into bits, toss them in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Then season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever else suits your fancy. Spread them on a...

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Epi Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tasty Snickerdoodle Recipe Epicurious brings us this classic recipe for a classic cookie. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS Whisk flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter in a large bowl until pale yellow, 2–3 minutes. Scrape down sides, add salt and 3/4 cup sugar, and continue to...

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