The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have

homemade chocolate cake recipe
In the mood for something sweet? When that post-dinner craving hits, save room for an easy homemade dessert that doesn't take a whole lot of skill (or a fancy-looking stand mixer) to pull off. Just mix, bake and indulge: What You'll Need: For the Cake: 1 1/2 cups... read more

Paradise Found Inside the Bahamian Home of HSN Designer India Hicks

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The wintery weather has already started to blast NYC, shocking our senses that are still dreaming of the balmy summer nights. To aid our disillusion, we took a peek inside the Harbour Island home of HSN designer, India Hicks and chatted about infusing the home with a little island flair. After all, what better place to escape the cold... read more

Relationship Authors Get Real With The Nest: An Essay by Kim Gruenenfelder

Kim Gruenenfelder wrote Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink
Sadly, it's the last day for The Nest to host a series of essays about real life marriage by female authors who primarily write about love and marriage in their fiction titles. These authors who write about fictional marriage have dished out the truth on real relationships through a series of personal essays, showing their incredible insight into... read more

ICYMI — 10 Surprising Health Insurance Facts You Need to Know!

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Don't have work-based health insurance, and you still didn't sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov? We caught up with Lisa Zamosky, healthcare correspondent and contributor to the TurboTax Blog, who gave the scoop, so you don't have to sort through all the details alone, and can quickly make the... read more

Creamy, Homemade Pumpkin Fettuccine You'll Crave

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Photo: Cookie + Kate / The Nest Fall '13 Magazine
We'll admit it -- homemade Fettuccine Alfredo sounds great in theory, but it's not exactly what comes to mind when you're trying to pull together a quick weeknight dinner. Luckily, this pumpkin fettuccine recipe courtesy of Cookie + Kate is the definition of easy (and delicious). Tossed with an alfredo-like pumpkin sauce and... read more

DIY Yourself a Winter White Hanging Holiday Arrangement

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In floral design, I love the challenge of working with new and unexpected materials. So when I spotted some cotton branches at my local Whole Foods, I was immediately intrigued. Their fluffy, white plumes set in brittle, golden pods seemed the perfect launching point for a late autumn arrangement.

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Teepees, Wall Hangings and Kitten Wallpaper at the Land of Nod Spring Preview

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DIY wall hangings, artisan fabric animal busts and kitten wallpaper? These are just a few finds that were très charmant at the Land of Nod spring preview that was held last night in a five-story brownstone in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. The brand that is well known for their children's decor and accessories... read more

Relationship Authors Get Real With The Nest: An Essay by Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley wrote Mating For Life
For the next day, The Nest is hosting a series of essays about real life marriage by female authors who primarily write about love and marriage in their fiction titles. These authors who write about fictional marriage are ready to dish out the truth on real relationships through a series of personal essays, showing their... read more

3 Super-Savory Comfort Food Classics

baked mac and cheese recipe
In search of some much-needed dinner inspiration? Take a cue from Stephanie Le's new cookbook, Easy Gourmet, and taste test one of these three super-indulgent comfort foods tonight: Pea and Bacon Risotto Creamy and comforting, this indulgent risotto is best enjoyed during cozy nights in (watching Scandal, obviously). read more

Thanksgiving Treat: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Photo: A Couple Cooks
Between the gravy, stuffing and never-ending supply of pie served at most Thanksgiving get-togethers, it's almost impossible to find a turkey day recipe that doesn't immediately send you into a food coma. Enter this acorn squash recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks. Stuffed with healthy quinoa and... read more