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Elettra Wiedemann


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Past articles by Elettra:

This Peanut Butter Cookie Has A Refreshing Secret

Meet your new favorite cookie combo. → Read More

Peanut Butter Peppermint Chip Cookies Recipe on

Skeptical that peanut butter and peppermint will work together? We get it. But it’s actually one of those unexpected flavor combinations that works—like, really works. I sold these cookies at a charity bake sale and got multiple messages from total strangers on Instagram telling me it was their new favorite flavor combination. Once you make these cookies, you’ll find they’ll be at the top of… → Read More

Why You Should Eat Tortellini and Pancakes for Breakfast (Seriously.)

Trust us on this one. → Read More

Why Is It So Hard To Buy Lingerie Without Feeling Gross?

Why does lingerie shopping always make me feel like I'm doing something wrong? → Read More

Will Farm-To-Table Fast Food Be The Next Big Thing?

Morgan Spurlock is launching his own fast food restaurant, Holy Chicken, to prove that fast food companies can be agents of change. → Read More

I Cooked Like Gwyneth Paltrow & Here's What Happened

When I read that Gwyneth Paltrow was coming out with a new cookbook titled It’s All Easy, I cringed. It’s not because I don’t love Gwyneth — I really do! It’s just that, well, sometimes her version of what is doable is not realistic for the rest of us. I mean, remember all the flack she → Read More

How To Bake Tofu

Making tofu at home can often end in a mushy, unappetizing mess. But, we've got the perfect fix: Instead of the difficult frying method that your favorite takeout restaurants employ, try this crispy, baked version. You'll still end up with crunchy cubes of tofu, and the recipe is way easier (and → Read More

Fry An Egg In Five Minutes Flat

The secret to a good fried egg is to not bother it — at all. Once you've put the raw egg into a hot pan, just leave it alone. Set a timer for three minutes, and spend some time spacing out or scrolling through your Instagram feed. When the timer goes off, take a look at the egg. If the white is → Read More

We've Been Holding Knives Wrong Our Entire Lives

The first thing to know when it comes to knives, cooking, and chopping is that you've probably been holding a knife wrong your whole life. But don't be embarrassed! The correct way to hold a knife may not seem intuitive at first, but once you see how it improves mobility and efficiency, you'll find → Read More

Chick-Fil-A's Diet Plan Is Beyond Absurd

I didn't think food ridiculousness could go beyond these insane shakes, but I was wrong; Chick-fil-A has a 2016 diet suggestion for all of us — eat its grilled chicken nuggets every three hours. Yes, really. A dude named Rodger Sherman tweeted this on January 27: Chick-Fil-A suggests adding "one → Read More

Khloé Explains Why Most Of The Kardashians Don't Drink

You have chosen to receive our #NAMED_LISTS# newsletters at #EMAIL_ADDRESS#. You will receive an e-mail shortly confirming your subscription. So excited to have you! → Read More

NO Takeout Allowed — Here's How We're Coping

We'll be updating you on our trials, tribulations, successes, and failures everyday as we take on the #TakeOutTakeout challenge for the next two weeks. → Read More

Watching Grannies Try Fireball Will Be The Best Part Of Your Day

In my opinion, there's not much of an upside to growing up, save a few things: - Doing whatever you want to, whenever you want to - Eating strange things at strange times - Getting to know your family as human beings (rather than authority figures), and occasionally partying with them And to that → Read More

I Quit Drinking Coffee For A Month — Here's What Happened

Once upon a time, I was dating a guy who blamed everything on coffee. Not caffeine, mind you, just coffee. Feeling tired? That’s because of coffee. Not thinking straight? Coffee! Didn’t sleep well? You guessed it — coffee. Ugh. This went on and on, and frankly I found it profoundly irritating → Read More

11 NYE Traditions We Never Heard Of

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, you can hear the bottles of bubbly popping open for miles around. But in my house, that’s not the case. Instead, you’ll hear a “squish,” and then you’ll probably hear me choking. Why? Because of a bizarre Italian food superstition that → Read More

10 Super Simple Recipes For Our #TakeOutTakeout Challenge

A few months back, Zoe Bain went boldly where neither of us had gone before: She completely barred herself from anything takeout (yes, even coffee) for two entire weeks, including the weekends. Everything she consumed had to be made by her own two hands, in her own kitchen (or someone had to cook → Read More

I Quit Drinking For A Month — & These 12 Things Happened

A couple of years ago, I decided to do a Dry January. That means no booze at all, for any reason (yes, even at a birthday party / wedding / after a bad day / whatever) for the entire month. To some people, that might not sound like a big deal, but to me it sounded like a major commitment. Before I → Read More

What To Eat When You're Hungover As Hell: The Ultimate Guide

Okay, I don't know about you, but I am feeling busted up these days. I feel like the holiday season is always a test of endurance, and it's made more complicated by the fact that everyone is drinking and partying a lot. And am I participating, despite my exhaustion and better judgement? Of course! → Read More

Top Chef Takes Down Amazon's Dumbest Kitchen Gadgets

We all love a good kitchen gadget and, boy, are there plenty to choose from. But there are also so many that totally defy logic. Do we really need things like a Pizza Pocket or a QWERTY board waffle iron? Are the people who produce and own the patents on these weird gadgets really making money? (Am → Read More

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Holiday Party Contributions

When it comes to the holiday party season, efficiency is the name of the game. We're all racing the clock to meet deadlines before the big break and frantically buying gifts, all while battling the winter elements. And, just to toss in an added layer of chaos, there are the multiple holiday party → Read More