Classic Icebox Cake – Once Upon a Chef

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Discover (or rediscover!) the magic of the classic icebox cake: a fancy-looking but utterly simple no-bake dessert. When I was 14, my grandmother taught me how to make the classic icebox cake made with Nabisco chocolate wafers. The method was magic: stack the cookies…

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Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

PMS AND PMDD No articles this week INFERTILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH No articles this week PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS DURING PREGNANCY Self-harm in pregnancy and the postnatal year: prevalence and risk factors. Ayre K, Liu X, Howard LM, Dutta R, Munk-Olsen T. Psychol Med. 2023 May;53(7):2895-2903. Prevalence rates of self-harm in pregnancy were 32.2 per 100 000…

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Chanel La Mousse

There’s just something about Chanel. Sigh!You enter the store, your senses are overwhelmed, and you leave with a product that you just didn’t need.However, La Mousse is different. You actually do need it! The tube looks all fancy (as all things Chanel do) and the cap opens really really well – weird but true. You…

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Wine and Song Prune Canapés

Hello retro food lovers and welcome to a surprise mid-week edition of Retro Food for Modern Times.  Today we are taking a teeny little step back into the amazing book that is Kelly Brodsky’s Food For Lovers and making some canapes from her wine and song prunes. When…

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10 Healthy Things To Add To Water

Staying hydrated is important for health, and one of the most important ways to stay more hydrated is to drink more water. Many medical experts regularly recommend that we drink more water. However, drinking water can be boring for some. While it is not advisable to drink unhealthy liquid to stay hydrated, there are many…

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