BOMBSHELL: NEW DETAILS ABOUT MURDERED DNC STAFFER SPELLS TROUBLE FOR HILLARY & DEMOCRATS

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The suspicious death of a Democratic National Committee staffer has left more questions than answers, but new details about the murder shed light on a possible motive, and it doesn’t look good for Hillary Clinton or the Democrat Party.

For those unaware, Seth Conrad Rich was gunned down outside of his Washington D.C. home a couple of weeks ago, and the circumstances surrounding it have been suspicious from the start. Rich was killed in the wee hours of the morning around 4 a.m., which is suspicious in and of itself, and new details from One America News are fueling suspicion that he was perhaps murdered to cover up the long trail of corruption within the Democrat Party.

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Apparently, police initially thought that Rich’s murder was a robbery gone wrong, but when they didn’t find anything missing from his body, that theory was soon abandoned. Coincidentally, Rich was investigating numerous cases involving the DNC and electoral fraud, and was set to testify against Hillary Clinton in the email investigation.

Anyone remember Vince Foster? He too was set to testify against the Clintons during the Whitewater scandal. Interesting, to say the least. But that’s not all.

Rich was also joined by former U.N. President John Ashe, who, coincidentally, was also set to testify in another high-profile case involving a major Clinton donor and the Clinton Foundation. Ashe allegedly died after a barbell fell on his throat during a workout just days before his schedule testimony, much like Rich died a mysterious death as he too was scheduled to testify against the Clinton political machine.

Are you seeing a connection yet?

While there’s no evidence directly linking Hillary to Rich’s death, the body count that she’s left in her wake is astounding. I’ve never been one to buy into conspiracy theories, but I’m also not one to believe in coincidence, especially when the same “coincidence” keeps happening to the same people over and over and over again.

Perhaps it is simply bad luck that almost everyone with damning knowledge of Bill and Hillary Clinton ends up dying a mysterious death, like being shot twice in the back of the head at an impossible angle for suicide only to have your death ruled a suicide, but then again as the saying goes; where there’s smoke, there’s usually a fire.

 

Donald Trump Criticizes Muslim Family of Slain U.S. Soldier, Drawing Ire

Donald J. Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Mr. Trump during the Democratic National Convention, saying that the soldier’s father had delivered the entire speech because his mother was not “allowed” to speak.

Mr. Trump’s comments, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that will air on Sunday, drew quick and widespread condemnation and amplified calls for Republican leaders to distance themselves from their presidential nominee. With his implication that the soldier’s mother had not spoken because of female subservience expected in some traditional strains of Islam, his comments also inflamed his hostilities with American Muslims.

Khizr Khan, the soldier’s father, lashed out at Mr. Trump in an interview on Saturday, saying his wife had not spoken at the convention because it was too painful for her to talk about her son’s death.

Mr. Trump, he said, “is devoid of feeling the pain of a mother who has sacrificed her son.”

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, a rival of Mr. Trump’s in the Republican primaries who has refused to endorse him, castigated him on Twitter. “There’s only one way to talk about Gold Star parents: with honor and respect,” he wrote, using the term for surviving family members of those who died in war.

And Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump’s Democratic opponent, said he “was not a normal presidential candidate.”

“Someone who attacks everybody has something missing,” she told a crowd at a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio. “I don’t know what it is. I’m not going to get into that.”

Mr. Khan’s speech at the convention in Philadelphia was one of the most powerful given there. It was effectively the Democratic response to comments Mr. Trump has made implying many American Muslims have terrorist sympathies or stay silent when they know ones who do. Mr. Trump has called to ban Muslim immigration as a way to combat terrorism.

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At the convention, Mr. Khan spoke about how his 27-year-old son, Humayun Khan, an Army captain, died in a car bombing in 2004 in Iraq as he tried to save other troops.

He criticized Mr. Trump, saying he “consistently smears the character of Muslims,” and pointedly challenged what sacrifices Mr. Trump had made. Holding a pocket-size copy of the Constitution, he asked if Mr. Trump had read it. Mr. Khan’s wife stood silently by his side.

Mr. Trump told Mr. Stephanopoulos that Mr. Khan seemed like a “nice guy” and that he wished him “the best of luck.” But, he added, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me.”

Mr. Trump also told Maureen Dowd of The New York Times on Friday night, “I’d like to hear his wife say something.”

In a statement late Saturday, Mr. Trump called Captain Khan a “hero,” and reiterated his belief that the United States should bar Muslims from entering the country.

“While I feel deeply for the loss of his son,” he added, “Mr. Khan, who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things.”

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A Vietnam veteran, left, held a sign criticizing Donald J. Trump as former President Bill Clinton greeted supporters at a rally on Saturday in Youngstown, Ohio. CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times 

Even given Mr. Trump’s reputation for retaliating when attacked, his remarks about the Khans were startling. They called to mind one of his earliest counterpunches of the campaign, when he responded to criticism from Senator John McCain of Arizona, once a prisoner of war in Vietnam, by saying at a forum in Iowa, “I like people that weren’t captured.”

But Mr. McCain has a long history in the public eye. The Khans, before their convention appearance, had none.

“Trump is totally void of any decency because he is unaware of how to talk to a Gold Star family and how to speak to a Gold Star mother,” Mr. Khan said on Saturday.

Ms. Khan did speak on Friday to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, saying she “cannot even come in the room where his pictures are.”

When she saw her son’s photograph on the screen behind her on the stage in Philadelphia, she said, “I couldn’t take it.”

“I controlled myself at that time,” she said, while choking back tears. “It is very hard.”

In his interview with The Times, Mr. Khan said his wife had helped him craft his convention speech, and told him to remove certain attacks he had wanted to make against Mr. Trump.

But on Saturday, he unmuzzled himself. “Unlike Donald Trump’s wife, I didn’t plagiarize my speech,” Mr. Khan said, referring to how several lines from a Michelle Obama speech found their way into Melania Trump’s address at the Republican National Convention.

“I also wanted to talk about how he’s had three wives, and yet he talks about others’ ethics and their religion,” Mr. Khan said. “She said, ‘Don’t go to his level. We are paying tribute to our son.’”

Mr. Trump’s comments provoked another avalanche of criticism on social media, and again put Republican leaders in a difficult position, facing new demands that they repudiate their presidential nominee.

Even before Mr. Trump’s remarks to ABC News, Mr. Khan had asked that Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, and Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, denounce Mr. Trump.

On Saturday, neither directly addressed Mr. Trump’s new comments. Don Stewart, a spokesman for Mr. McConnell, referred to Mr. McConnell’s response last year that a ban on Muslims entering the United States would be unacceptable.

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Mr. Ryan, delivered a similar response: “The speaker has made clear many times that he rejects this idea, and himself has talked about how Muslim Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.”

In the same ABC News interview, when Mr. Stephanopoulos said that Mr. Khan had pointed out that his family would not have been allowed into the United States under Mr. Trump’s proposed ban, the candidate replied, “He doesn’t know that.”

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Mr. Trump, in an ABC interview that will air on Sunday, criticized a speech given by Khizr Khan.CreditNick Cote for The New York Times 

And when asked what he would say to the grieving father, Mr. Trump replied, “I’d say, ‘We’ve had a lot of problems with radical Islamic terrorism.’”

Mr. Stephanopoulos also noted that Mr. Khan said that Mr. Trump had “sacrificed nothing,” and had lost no one.

“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices,” Mr. Trump replied. “I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs.”

Some of the fiercest condemnations on Saturday came from Republicans who have argued — unsuccessfully to date — that Mr. Trump is unfit to be president.

Tim Miller, a former communications director for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, called Mr. Trump’s comments “inhuman.”

“Memo to Trump supporters,” Peter Wehner, a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, wrote on Twitter. “He’s a man of sadistic cruelty. With him there’s no bottom. Now go ahead & defend him.”

Reihan Salam, a conservative writer for National Review and a frequent Trump critic, said that Mr. Trump had an opportunity to declare remorse for the Khans while still holding to his own views as a candidate.

“He might have asked why Humayun Khan had died in the first place — because of a war that many, if not most, Americans regard as a tragic blunder,” he said.

“There was really no benefit for Trump in suggesting that Ghazala Khan had been muzzled,” he added, “because she could easily come out and say that she had been too grief-stricken to speak, which she did.”

Ibrahim Hooper, the spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said on Saturday, “It’s really despicable that anyone, let alone a presidential candidate, would choose to dishonor the service of an American who gave his life for this nation.”

Ms. Khan, he said, “was obviously there to support her husband, who was offering what many people believe was the most impactful speech of the entire convention.”

As is often the case, Mr. Trump, who has had no campaign events this weekend, managed with a few words to overshadow Mrs. Clinton, who was making several stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania with her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.

In the ABC News interview, Mr. Trump also hedged over whether he would participate in the three scheduled debates with Mrs. Clinton. He insinuated that she had worked to schedule two during football games so viewership would be lower, and said that the National Football League had sent him a letter complaining about the timing.

The debates were scheduled in September of last year by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. And while Joe Lockhart, a spokesman for the National Football League, said the league was not thrilled about the scheduling, “we did not send a letter to Trump.”

 

19 Times Tumblr Nailed Brexit

1. When this guy posed with his precious Magic Stars.

2. When the fear over cheeky Nando’s began to rise.

3. When it started to think about food in general.

4. When Stewie spoke for France.

5. When it came up with the worst episode of Adventure Time ever.

6. When Tyra Banks spoke for Europe.

7. When it started making Pokémon memes.

8. When it found this quote from Power Monkeys.

9. And started making reaction GIFs.

10. When it took the Upgrade meme a step too far.

11. When Nick Fury summed it all up.

12. As did Sean Lock.

13. When it looked at Twitter’s trends.

14. When it started making playlists.

15. And created this hot new artist.

16. Not to mention this hot new beat combo.

17. When it looked at the UK’s economy…

18. …and decided everything was just fine.

19. And finally, when people began to worry what might happen next.

 

Banks Are The Biggest Losers In Brexit Panic

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As global financial markets went into panic mode Friday, the world’s biggest banks emerged as the biggest losers of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.

“Financials are set to be the biggest victims of a Brexit due to their exposure to expected financial and economic shocks, notably to the UK, but also markets more generally,” analysts at Bank of America wrote.

“All banks should be under pressure,” wrote Morgan Stanley analysts, pointing to slow economies in the UK and Europe.

In the U.K., the pain appeared immediately. Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Lloyd’s, three of the country’s four biggest banks, were all down at least 16% in the first day of trading following the vote. Barclays was down more than 30% at one point, although that fall was arrested by Bank of England chairman Mark Carney’s promise to freely lend money to British banks.

In the U.S., Wall Street banks with major U.K. presences sought to calm down their angsty staff. “We recognize the potential for market volatility over the next few weeks and we are ready to help our clients work through it,” JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said in a memo to employees.

JPMorgan has 16,000 U.K. staff, and Dimon said last week that “as many as” 4,000 jobs could be moved if the UK left the E.U.

Dimon didn’t discuss any specific job moves in his memo, saying instead “Regardless of today’s outcome, we will maintain a large presence in London, Bournemouth and Scotland,” but that “we may need to make changes to our European legal entity structure and the location of some roles. While these changes are not certain, we have to be prepared to comply with new laws as we serve our clients around the world.”

In another note to employees sent today, Dimon said that the bank ” processed 1,000 trading tickets per second at one point,” and that foreign exchange transactions “were a record overnight, and we expect to do three times the normal daily volume today.”

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JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs shares were down around 6%, while Morgan Stanley was down almost 10%, and Citi was down almost 8.5%.

Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, said in a statement: “We respect the decision of the British electorate and have been focused on planning for either referendum outcome for many months. Goldman Sachs has a long history of adapting to change, and we will work with relevant authorities as the terms of the exit become clear.”

Even Wells Fargo was down almost 4%, slightly outpacing the S&P 500’s fall.

Aside from its direct effects on spending and investment, an atmosphere of global economic panic raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will keep official interest rates low. While low rates help stimulate the economy, they make it harder for banks to make money off the difference between the interest they pay on deposits and the interest they charge on loans.

According to data tracked by Bloomberg, the market’s implied odds of an interest rate increase in July fell from 10% on Thursday to zero on Friday. The odds for a rate hike in December fell from just over 50% to14%.

Low rates for a longer period of time “can pressure margins and net interest income for all banks,” wrote Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA. Stock in Regions Financial, for example, an Alabama-based bank with 1,600 branches in the South and Midwest, was down almost 8%.

US banks are likely to fare better than their European peers, Mayo said — and that could prove the value of post-crisis reform of the industry. “This is a real-world test that can help demonstrate the greater resiliency of banks’ balance sheets and the benefits of derisking that, while having hurt revenue this decade, should help incrementally in times such as this and show the relative strength of
US banks.”

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But if U.S. banks are cautiously optimistic, their friends in continental Europe are preparing the lifeboats. Major European banks with large global and British businesses were hammered even harder than their U.K. counterparts: Deutsche Bank was down 13%, French bank Societe Generale was down over 20% and Spain’s Santander Bank fell over 20%.

“I’m afraid that this is not such a good day for Europe. At this stage, we cannot fully foresee the consequences, but there’s no doubt that they will be negative on all sides,” Deutsche Bank’s chief executive officer John Cryan said in a statement. “As a bank headquartered in Germany and with a strong presence in the UK, we are well prepared. However, there’s no doubt that the uncertainty created by the referendum’s results will be a challenge.”

Cryan, a British citizen who took over the massive German lender and investment bank last year, was perhaps the most dire and sobering voice among global banking leaders on Friday.

“I am a strong supporter of the European project, which has brought peace and prosperity for more than 50 years. As a Briton and a European, it especially saddens me that Europe has obviously lost its attractiveness for many of my fellow countrymen. It’s a clear signal to the EU to get closer to its people and to strengthen democracy.”

 

Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

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Members of the House hold a sit-in on Wednesday.

Led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Democratic members of Congress literally sat on the House floor on Wednesday to demand action on gun control. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) responded by ordering the cameras off and abruptly ending the session.

“We have lost hundreds of thousands of innocent people to gun violence,” Lewis said on the House floor during Wednesday’s morning session. Dozens of Democratic members of Congress stood beside him, before they all took a seat on the floor.

“Tiny little children. Babies, students, and teachers. Mothers and fathers. Sisters and brothers. Daughters and sons. Friends and neighbors,” Lewis said. “And what has this body done?”

 

On Monday, after Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a 15-hour filibuster, the Senate rejected four gun control measures that would have expanded background checks to all gun sales and made it more difficult for people on the terror watch list to purchase firearms. The Republican-led House is also unlikely to pass gun reform after the Orlando shooting — a fact that Lewis noted on Wednesday.

“We have turned deaf ears to the blood of the innocent and the concern of our nation,” Lewis said. “We are blind to a crisis. Mr. Speaker, where is the heart of this body? Where is our soul?”

“Give us a vote!” he demanded, echoing rhetoric he used to demand the passage of the Voting Rights Act decades ago. “Let us have a vote.”

Ryan, the leader of the Republican majority in the House, responded by ordering the House break for lunch, shutting off the cameras and effectively making the session closed to the press.

 

The session is scheduled to continue at noon, but Ryan has the power to “suspend the business of the House for a short time.”

This post will be updated as the sit-in continues.

 

11 Times Tina Fey Perfectly Described Your Relationship With Food

1. Food is your best friend. Your confidant. It’s always there in your hour of need.

Food is your best friend. Your confidant. It's always there in your hour of need.

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2. When things go wrong, food helps make them right.

When things go wrong, food helps make them right.

3. It’s the only thing you want to come home to.

It's the only thing you want to come home to.

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4. Even when you’re out with your friends, you’d rather be chowing down on some cheesy dippers.

Even when you're out with your friends, you'd rather be chowing down on some cheesy dippers.

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5. It’s the ultimate bartering tool.

It's the ultimate bartering tool.

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6. No matter how much you love certain foods, sometimes they’re too damn expensive and you have to settle.

No matter how much you love certain foods, sometimes they're too damn expensive and you have to settle.

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7. When there’s no food, people better watch out…

When there's no food, people better watch out...

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8. …because things can get nasty.

...because things can get nasty.

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9. There’s no limit to your hunger. You’re the abyss.

There's no limit to your hunger. You're the abyss.

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10. Sometimes, you just can’t eat fast enough.

Sometimes, you just can't eat fast enough.

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11. And there’s nothing better than curling up in a Snuggie and gnawing on a hunk of cheddar.

And there's nothing better than curling up in a Snuggie and gnawing on a hunk of cheddar.

 

17 Sneaky Products To Make You Feel A Whole Lot Safer

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1. A garage door sensor that lets you control the door from your phone.

And notifies you if someone else opens or closes it. No more wondering, “Did I close the garage door?”

Get it from Amazon for $99.

2. A parcel box that locks automatically after a package is delivered.

A parcel box that locks automatically after a package is delivered.

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No more stolen packages or making special trips to the post office!

Get it from Amazon for $130.67.

3. An electronic door stop that activates an alarm when the door is opened.

An electronic door stop that activates an alarm when the door is opened.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.33.

4. A WiFi-enabled light switch you can control from your phone.

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You can make sure you turned the lights off… or turn them on to make people think someone’s home.

Get it from Amazon for $44.03.

5. A tongue-in-cheek doormat that may entice potential burglars away from your house.

A tongue-in-cheek doormat that may entice potential burglars away from your house.

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Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

6. A portable lock you can add to any door.

A portable lock you can add to any door.

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Great for hotels or dorms!

Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

7. A sneaky safe that looks like a boring old dictionary.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.59.

8. A biometric safe that opens when you scan your fingerprint.

A biometric safe that opens when you scan your fingerprint.

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Get it from Amazon for $144.99.

9. A security bar that can withstand over 350 pounds of force.

A security bar that can withstand over 350 pounds of force.

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It works on both hinged and sliding doors.

Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

10. Motion-activated outdoor lights that peel ‘n’ stick.

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No tools required to install.

Get them from Amazon for $14.22.

11. A lockable armoire that can hold all your jewelry.

A lockable armoire that can hold all your jewelry.

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Get it from Amazon for $222.99.

12. A video doorbell that syncs with your smartphone.

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Get it from Amazon for $185.39.

13. A portable security system that sounds an alarm if someone attempts to enter the room.

A portable security system that sounds an alarm if someone attempts to enter the room.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

14. An outdoor security camera that doubles as a lantern.

An outdoor security camera that doubles as a lantern.

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And streams live to your mobile device.

Get it from Amazon for $199.

15. Or a couple fake ones to ward people away.

Or a couple fake ones to ward people away.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

16. A tee that turns your dog into the best security guard around.

A tee that turns your dog into the best security guard around.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.73.

17. And a yard gnome who takes shit from no one.

And a yard gnome who takes shit from no one.

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Get him from Amazon for $11.99.

 

23 No-Bake Desserts You Absolutely Have To Eat This Summer

1. Caramel Cheesecake Shooters

Caramel Cheesecake Shooters

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Recipe here.

2. Lemon Berry Cheesecake

Lemon Berry Cheesecake

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Recipe here.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Cookies & Cows / Via cookiesandcows.com

Recipe here.

4. White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake

White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake

Evil Twin / Via eviltwin.kitchen

Recipe here.

5. Strawberry Mousse Pie

Strawberry Mousse Pie

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Recipe here.

6. Brown Butter Berry Rice Krispy Treats

Brown Butter Berry Rice Krispy Treats

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Recipe here.

7. Creamy Individual Banana Pudding

Creamy Individual Banana Pudding

WhitBit’s Kitchen / Via whitbitskitchen.com

Recipe here.

8. S’mores Oreo Icebox Cake

S’mores Oreo Icebox Cake

Life’s Ambrosia / Via lifesambrosia.com

Recipe here.

9. Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta With Raspberry Coulis

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta With Raspberry Coulis

Recipe here.

10. Rose and White Chocolate Mousse

Rose and White Chocolate Mousse

Sugar et al. / Via sugaretal.com

Recipe here.

11. Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies

Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies

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Recipe here.

12. Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

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Recipe here.

13. Nutter Butter Rice Krispie Bars

Nutter Butter Rice Krispie Bars

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Recipe here.

14. Layered Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

Layered Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

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Recipe here.

15. Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

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Recipe here.

16. Red, White, and Blue Cake Batter Dip

Red, White, and Blue Cake Batter Dip

Sugar & Soul / Via sugarandsoul.co

Recipe here.

17. Chocolate Mousse Tart

Chocolate Mousse Tart

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Recipe here.

18. Cookies and Cream Oreo Dessert

Cookies and Cream Oreo Dessert

Blitz & Giggles / Via bitzngiggles.com

Recipe here.

19. Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Parfaits

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Parfaits

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Recipe here.

20. Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

Julie’s Eats & Treats / Via julieseatsandtreats.com

Recipe here.

21. Gluten-Free Caramel Pecan Bars

Gluten-Free Caramel Pecan Bars

Gluten-Free Palate / Via glutenfreepalate.com

Recipe here.

22. Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Love & Custard / Via loveandcustard.com

Recipe here.

23. White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts / Via omgchocolatedesserts.com

Recipe here.

 

Some Geniuses In Mexico Came Up With The Greatest Nachos Of All Time

What do you like most: corn on the cob, nachos or Mexican street corn?

What do you like most: corn on the cob, nachos or Mexican street corn?

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If you find it impossible to just choose one, you’re in for a real treat.

In Piedras Negras, Mexico, the food stand Pikositossells all types of snacks, but the jewel in their crown are their “chorreados.”

In Piedras Negras, Mexico, the food stand Pikositos sells all types of snacks, but the jewel in their crown are their "chorreados."

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What you’re looking at here is called chorreados: corn salad (aka esquites) ON TOP OF corn on the cob (aka elotes) ON TOP OF nachos. And ALL OF IT is covered in cheese.

While chorreados were invented in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, they were perfected in Piedras Negras.

While chorreados were invented in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, they were perfected in Piedras Negras.

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There are some who even say that Piedras Negras is the birthplace of nachos.

There are some who even say that Piedras Negras is the birthplace of nachos.

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It only makes sense that their ancient wisdom has given life to this masterpiece.

The good thing about chorreados is that you can prepare them however you like.

The good thing about chorreados is that you can prepare them however you like.

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You can hit this baby with bacon, jalapeños, chili sauce, salsa, chipotle, cheddar cheese, and ranch.

This is what pure bliss looks like:

This is what pure bliss looks like:

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“These look good, but I really, really love esquites. Can I get extra esquites?” you might ask.

"These look good, but I really, really love esquites. Can I get extra esquites?" you might ask.

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Sure can. Here’s a whole bowl of it right on top. It’s a little dip from paradise.

“Ah, but I’m going to get dirty.”

"Ah, but I'm going to get dirty."

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Go ahead and get dirty. Getting cheese on your face is like getting battle scars. Wear them proudly.

Don’t you want to just swim in this decadent cheesiness?

Don't you want to just swim in this decadent cheesiness?

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Who do I have to kill to get one of these marvels of modern food science?

Who do I have to kill to get one of these marvels of modern food science?

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My kingdom for a chorreado from Piedras Negras!

My kingdom for a chorreado from Piedras Negras!

 

5 Delicious Low-Carb Dinners For Under $50

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Low-carb diets are crazy popular right now.

BuzzFeed spoke with Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS, director of performance nutrition at Precision Nutrition and Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, of Real Nutrition NYC about what it means to be on a low-carb diet, and if/when low-carb dinners might be appropriate or helpful. Both agreed that any nutritional plan with fewer than 25-30% of calories from carbohydrates can be considered a low-carb. Both also stressed that, no matter how many carbs you’re eating, the majority of them should be whole, unprocessed carbs like fruits, vegetables, legumes, potatoes, and whole grains.

But the low-carb route isn’t for everyone. “If you’re an athlete or a highly active individual, you’re going to need more carbs,” St. Pierre says. “If you’re someone who just walks around the neighborhood and doesn’t do any high-level activity or exercise, you don’t need as many carbohydrates.” Get more in-depth information about low-carb diets here.

Eating a low-carb dinner can be delicious and healthy, even if you aren’t on a low-carb kick.

That said, eating a low-carb dinner can be beneficial for several reasons. “One of my easy tricks [for weight loss and weight maintenance] is to really focus on low-carb dinners,” Shapiro says. “Carbs are our main source of energy, and we don’t really need energy to sit on the couch and go to sleep.” St. Pierre, on the other hand, says that, “there’s nothing magical about having less carbs at night vs. during the day, but it can benefit you by helping you keep your total daily carbohydrate intake in check.” So, whether or not you’re on a low-carb diet, eating a low-carb dinner can be a healthy and easy way to keep your overall calorie and carbohydrate consumption in check.

So, want to give the low-carb dinner thing a try? Below you’ll find a five-day dinner plan — complete with a grocery list — to make your weeknight meals as easy as possible.

All five recipes serve two people and are simple enough for a beginner cook. One serving of each recipe has 10 – 20 g carbohydrates, 30 – 40 g protein, and 350 – 400 calories. The recipes and grocery list can easily be doubled if you’re feeding four people.

Here are the groceries you’ll need to cook these five dinners:

Here are the groceries you'll need to cook these five dinners:

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PRODUCE
Bibb lettuce – 2 heads $5.18*
Cabbage (green) – 1 small head $2.49
English cucumber – 1 large $1.33
Garlic – 1 head $0.49
Ginger – 1 medium piece $0.50
Fresh mint – 1 bunch $1.99
Fresh parsley – 1 bunch $1.39
Lemon – 1 medium $0.99
Red bell pepper – 3 large $3.99
Red onion – 2 small $1.98

MEAT/FISH
Chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on – 4 large (about 1 ½ pounds) $3.48
Ground beef, 90% lean – 1 pound $6.04
Tuna (in water) – 2 5-ounce cans $3

PANTRY ITEMS
Fish sauce – 1 small bottle $3.19
Kalamata olives – 14 (about ½ cup) $1.99 from bulk bins
Peanuts (preferably roasted, unsalted) – ¼ cup $0.36 from bulk bins
Peanut butter (preferably natural peanut butter) – 1 tablespoon $2
Rice vinegar (unseasoned) – 1 small bottle $3.50

DAIRY
Feta cheese – 4 ounces $2.59

GROCERY TOTAL: $43.89

(We’re assuming you already have olive oil, salt, and pepper.)

*Prices based on Key Food in New York, NY

When you get home from the grocery store, divide the ground beef in half and store it in two separate ziploc bags. Store one bag in the refrigerator and one bag in the freezer.

When you get home from the grocery store, divide the ground beef in half and store it in two separate ziploc bags. Store one bag in the refrigerator and one bag in the freezer.

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On Monday night, cook the ground beef that’s stored in the fridge. On Tuesday night, move the frozen ground beef from the freezer to the refrigerator, then cook it on Wednesday night. This will ensure that it will stay as fresh as possible and won’t go bad in the fridge before you cook it!

HERE’S THE MENU:

We suggest you cook the dinners in this order, since Thursday’s dinner calls for leftover red onions from Monday’s dinner and leftover chicken from Tuesday’s dinner.

1. MONDAY: Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

MONDAY: Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

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GINGER BEEF LETTUCE CUPS
Serves 2, with leftover red onions

INGREDIENTS
For the pickled red onions:
1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

For the beef lettuce cups:
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
8 ounces ground beef, 90% lean
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon red onion pickling liquid (or unseasoned rice vinegar)
⅓ cup pickled red onions (half of the above recipe)
½ a large English cucumber, seeds scraped out, chopped in ¼-inch pieces
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
8-10 medium bibb lettuce leaves (from one head), washed and dried
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
For the pickled red onions:
Bring the rice vinegar to a boil in a small pot. Remove the pot from the heat and add the red onions. Let the onions sit in the liquid for at least 30 minutes. You’ll use half the red onions in this recipe. Let the liquid and the remaining onions cool completely before storing (with all the liquid) in an airtight container in the fridge.

For the beef lettuce cups:
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until everything is fragrant and the garlic is starting to turn golden brown, about a minute. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until the beef is cooked through and broken up into small pieces. Add the fish sauce, pickling liquid, and pickled red onions and stir to combine. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cucumber, parsley, and mint.

Arrange the bibb lettuce leaves on two plates. Spoon a little of the beef mixture into the center of each cup, then garnish with the crushed peanuts.

Per serving: 362 calories, 21 g fat (5.6 g saturated fat), 11 g carbohydrate (3 g dietary fiber, 0.8 g sugars), 32.1 g protein, 70 mg cholesterol, 773 mg sodium

2. TUESDAY: Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Braised Cabbage

TUESDAY: Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Braised Cabbage

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PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH BRAISED CABBAGE
Serves 2, with 2 leftover chicken thighs

INGREDIENTS
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons red onion pickling liquid (or unseasoned rice vinegar)
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 small bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 ½ pounds)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
½ a small red onion, thinly sliced
½ a small head of green cabbage, cored and cut in rough 2-inch pieces

INSTRUCTIONS
To marinate the chicken, combine the garlic, ginger, pickling liquid, fish sauce, and olive oil in a medium, flat-bottomed airtight container. Add the chicken thighs and shake everything together. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least an hour, and up to 8 hours.

When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400°F. Take the chicken out of the marinade, keeping the marinating liquid for later. Dry the chicken thighs thoroughly with paper towels, then season with a little salt and pepper.

Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side-down, and cook until the skin is light brown and crispy and most of the fat has rendered out and is liquid in the pan, 8-10 minutes. If the skin is starting to burn before it crisps, turn the heat down to medium and continue to cook until the skin is crispy.

Remove the chicken thighs from the skillet and set them aside on a plate, leaving the rendered fat in the skillet. With the skillet over medium heat, add the red onion and cook, stirring, until the onion starts to soften, about a minute. Add the cabbage and the leftover marinating liquid and stir so that the cabbage is coated with the liquid. Place the chicken thighs on top of the cabbage, skin side-up. Roast in the preheated oven until the chicken is cooked through and the cabbage is soft and slightly brown around the edges of the skillet, about 15 minutes.

Divide the cabbage between two plates, then top each with a chicken thigh. Let the two leftover chicken thighs cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Per serving: 373 calories, 21.3 g fat (6.1 g saturated fat), 15.2 g carbohydrate (5.3 g dietary fiber, 0.1 g sugars), 30 g protein, 120 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium

On Tuesday night, remember to take the second bag of ground beef out of the freezer and put it in the fridge.

3. WEDNESDAY: Greek Stuffed Peppers

WEDNESDAY: Greek Stuffed Peppers

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GREEK STUFFED PEPPERS
Serves 2

For this recipe, look for bell peppers with a wide, flat bottom. You want peppers that will stand up on their own in the oven.

INGREDIENTS
2 large red bell peppers
½ a small red onion, minced
8 ounces ground beef, 90% lean
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
6 pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Cut the tops off of the bell peppers, then scrape out the seeds and white pith. Save the pepper tops and set them aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and stir together so that everything is thoroughly mixed. Divide the beef mixture in half and stuff it into the peppers, then place the tops of the peppers back on top. Transfer the peppers to a baking sheet or oven-safe skillet, then bake in the preheated oven until the meat is cooked through and the peppers are soft and starting to shrivel, 40 to 45 minutes.

Per serving: 376 calories, 18.4 g fat (4.1 g saturated fat), 19.7 g carbohydrate (7.6 g dietary fiber, 4.2 g sugars), 33 g protein, 113 mg cholesterol, 661 mg sodium

4. THURSDAY: Chicken Thighs with Herbs and Peanut Slaw

THURSDAY: Chicken Thighs with Herbs and Peanut Slaw

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CHICKEN THIGHS WITH HERBS AND PEANUT SLAW
Serves 2

For this recipe, you’ll need the 2 leftover chicken thighs from Tuesday’s dinner.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (we used crunchy)
½ tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon red onion pickling liquid (or unseasoned rice vinegar)
½ tablespoon olive oil
⅓ cup pickled red onion (half of the recipe from Monday night’s dinner)
½ a small head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
2 cooked chicken thighs, bone and skin removed, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, fish sauce, pickling liquid, and olive oil. Add the pickled onion, cabbage, bell pepper, parsley, and mint. Toss everything to coat the vegetables completely with the peanut dressing.

Divide the slaw evenly between two bowls, then top with the sliced chicken thighs and crushed peanuts.

Per serving: 398 calories, 23.3 g fat (10.4 g saturated fat), 15.9 g carbohydrate (4 g dietary fiber, 6.3 g sugars), 31.5 g carbohydrates, 108 mg cholesterol, 803 mg sodium

5. FRIDAY: Tuna Salad with Feta and Olives

FRIDAY: Tuna Salad with Feta and Olives

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TUNA SALAD WITH FETA AND OLIVES
Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
2 5-ounce cans tuna in water, drained
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 head of bibb lettuce, leaves separated, washed, and dried
½ a large English cucumber, cut into rough 1-inch pieces
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
8 pitted kalamata olives, halved

INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the tuna, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper, then mix everything together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the rest of the chopped parsley and the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, then whisk to combine. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and whisk to combine. Add the bibb lettuce leaves to the bowl and gently toss them to coat them with the vinaigrette. Divide the lettuce between two bowls, then top each bowl with the dressed tuna, cucumber, feta, and olives.

Per serving: 363 calories, 17.3 g fat (4.2 g saturated fat), 13.8 g carbohydrate (3.9 g dietary fiber, 3.4 g sugars), 39 g protein, 71 mg cholesterol, 1,106 mg sodium