There are few things more annoying than coming home to cook dinner, only to realize that you totally forgot to transfer your meat from the freezer to the fridge before heading out to work. Ugh, isn't that just the worse? When this happens, you're usually stuck having to decide between three sucky choices: nuke the carne in the microwave and risk overcooking it. Let it defrost in the sink and eat a delicious home-cooked meal…at midnight. Or just cry salty tears into the bowl of cereal you've been forced to eat for dinner. But no more. I recently found out there's a quick, microwave-free way to defrost nearly anything, and it only takes FIVE MINUTES! Yaasss!
In 2008, retired NYPD officer Patti Murillo-Casa was diagnosed with stage IIB cervical cancer. For many women, this would have been a wakeup call to get healthy and start living life to the fullest. Not so for Patti. Instead, she admits she used her cancer diagnosis and recovery as an excuse to continue her lifelong habit of eating any and everything she wanted; she deserved it, she thought. "In my mind it didn't matter what I ate or how much I ate; I felt entitled since I had fought for my own life," she writes on the Huffington Post. But little did Patti know that her "reward" for surviving cancer would become the very thing that would put her life in jeopardy!
If you're like most women, chances are you apply antiperspirant on a daily basis, which is nice for everyone around you, but it can possibly spell trouble for your health. Scientists recently discovered that shaving your armpits, then applying an antiperspirant containing aluminum on a daily basis may potentially increase your chances of developing Alzheimer's and chronic fatigue. Well, that stinks.
I'm so excited to share a recipe for lactose free tres leches cake that I made this weekend. I don't usually brag on things that I make myself, but this, my dears, calls for a bit of bragging. First of all it turned out DELICIOUS if I do say so myself, but just so you don't think I'm the only one who finds it yummers, my kids and my husband all loved it too. The other thing that is awesome about this recipe is that it is semi-homemade, which makes it so easy to make and quicker than your average tres leches cake.
The only thing worse than entrometidas who think it's their business to tell women what they should and shouldn't do with their bodies are those who think it's totally okay to tell mujeres how they should be using their bodies to care for their children. Just ask Washington Post reporter Emily Wax-Thibodeaux. The breast cancer survivor and new mom had a double mastectomy before giving birth to her son Lincoln, making it pretty much impossible for her to breastfeed her little guy. However, that hasn't stopped countless people, many of whom know Wax-Thibodeaux's situation, from getting all Judgey McJudgerstien on her when they see her--gasp--bottle feeding her happy and totally healthy baby boy.
More and more celebs have been coming out as bisexual and we can't seem to get enough! Total Divas star Rosa Mendes is the latest star to reveal her bisexuality for the world to love or hate on. On last night's episode, Mendes made out with a girl and confessed, "I'm more into guys, but I've been with girls before." Do your thing, girl! Well, she isn't the only one.
What happened to Casper Smart's beautiful little face? Jennifer Lopez's ex posted a shocking pic of his battered and bruised face on Instagram yesterday, and it looks insane. In the pic, captioned, "Rough Day!! Shoulda seen the other guy," Smart is sporting a swollen and bloodied eye, along with a still somewhat sexy grimace. Jeez! So who's responsible for breaking Casper's money maker? Sorry to disappoint you, but it wasn't one of J.Lo's booty-obsessed exes. The reason for Casper's black eye is actually a lot more shocking than that.
If murdering a toddler for accidentally pooping her pants isn't evil and cruel than I don't know what is. The family of a man who reportedly beat and tortured 3-year-old Jeida Torres is talking to the media and claiming he is "not a monster." Twenty-year-old Kelsey Smith ran away to a homeless shelter after leaving the toddler's lifeless body in his wife Kimberly Torres's Brooklyn, New York apartment while she was at work over the weekend. His 5-year-old stepson Andrew Torres spoke to police about what he witnessed and the abuse was pretty horrifying.
I'm a huge fan of flan. I'm also a big fan of chocolate and pumpkin desserts so imagine the sheer joy I felt when I came across this recipe for pumpkin flan with a chocolate crust. I cannot wait to share it with you. This dessert is perfect for this time of year whether you serve it for Halloween, Día de los Muertos or even Thanksgiving!
Jenni Rivera's estranged husband Esteban Loaiza has got some serious balls! The washed up MLB player wants a whopping $35 million from the owners of the plane that crashed and ultimately killed La Diva de la Banda. What?! Pero, por qué why? Well, you're not going to believe this. According to court documents, Loaiza is suing Starwood management because when his estranged wife died on their plane, she took her earning potential and companionship with her. I'm going to let that just sit with you for a second before I rip this guy a new one after the jump.