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February 10, 2017 - 9:53am

Champagne Cocktail Bar

Nothing says celebration quite like a refreshing and fizzy glass of Champagne. But for all the glitzy occasions in your life (I'm looking at you Galentine's Day and The Oscars) step up your game with a do-it-yourself cocktail bar. I like to set out all the fixins for a great cocktail but let my guests be their own mixologists. Everyone has a fun time coming up with their own signature cocktail and it takes the pressure off me to be mixing and serving all night long. Here's what you'll need for a dazzling Champagne cocktail spread plus four festive drink ideas to try.

The Bar Necessities

• Cocktail Shaker
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February 10, 2017 - 9:27am

Valentine's Day is cool and all, but this year, I'm all about Galentine's Day.

The day before Valentine's Day, AKA "Galentine's Day," is a day designated by parks director Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to celebrate all the leading ladies in your life. I'll let Knope explain, "Oh it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

Amen, sister. My girlfriends and I relish in this opportunity to celebrate our friendship and all around female bad-assery. Not to mention literally any excuse to make Leslie Knope (world's biggest waffle fan) proud with our mean waffle-eating skills. Though the perfect Galentine's Day brunch...

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February 3, 2017 - 9:16am

For me, packing healthy lunches for work is a must. Lunch is a time to refocus and refuel during a busy day. If you're one of those people who eats lunch out every day, because you don't think you have the time to pack your own, rethink that strategy! All you need is 30 minutes to an hour on the weekend to prep your bowls using this simple formula for endless healthy lunch-bowl combos—you'll want to try a new bowl every week. You'll eat healthier and you might even save some cash too.

Related: 10 Healthy Grain Bowl Recipes

1. Prep Your Ingredients: Before assembling your bowls for the week, cook up batches of protein,...

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February 3, 2017 - 9:11am

Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Related: Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Just like Oprah loves bread, I love peanut butter. There is never a day that my pantry is peanut-butter-less. I could easily eat the stuff by the spoonful, and sometimes do.

Related: More Healthy Chocolate Candy Recipes

Lately, my go-to treat has been these delicious peanut butter balls: all that nutty goodness wrapped up in smooth chocolate, not to mention the endless options for added flavors and textures you can mix in. These little...

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February 1, 2017 - 9:05am

It's Girl Scout Cookie season and we've been inspired. If you missed out on ordering a few boxes of your favorites or you're looking for some healthier alternatives, we've got you covered. Whether you love Thin Mints, Samoas or Shortbread, you can still get the fix you crave from a healthier homemade version. Treat yourself with these healthy recipes that capture the flavors of some of your favorite cookies, from the classics to the newbies.

Related: The Best & Worst Girl Scout Cookies

If You Like Samoas®/Caramel deLites®: Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

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