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Celebrate National Oreo Day With Deals & Recipes

url102 years ago, American baking company Nabisco decided to create a new kind of cookie by pairing two chocolate disks with a rich crème filling. The delectable result: the Oreo cookie that we all know and love. Today, Oreos are so well-loved that they are now the best-selling cookie in the United States!

March 6 is National Oreo day, so why not celebrate with some delicious recipes from Taste of Home? (And, to make this day even sweeter, we have deals on several popular cooking magazines!)


1.) Oreo Cookie Truffles


These chocolaty Oreo truffles require only three ingredients and are ready in minutes, so they couldn’t be easier to prepare. The tiny truffles are the perfect fancy finish to a nice meal, and they also make great gifts.


1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese

3 cups finely crushed Oreo cookies

16 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces and melted


1.) Mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.

2.) Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.

3.) Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.


2.) Cookies-and-Cream Cake 

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You know that moment when you experience something that’s almost too good to be true? This Oreo cake is such an occasion. Not only is the cake laced with cookie crumbs, but the frosting is decorated with crushed Oreos and topped with whole ones. We would say it’s an Oreo overload…but the truth is you can never have too much of a good thing!


1 package white cake mix (regular size)

1-1/4 cups water

1/3 cup canola oil

3 egg whites

1 cup coarsely crushed Oreo cookies (about 8)


1/2 cup shortening

4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Oreo cookies and crushed Oreo cookies


1.) In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Gently fold in crushed cookies.

2.) Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

3.) For frosting, beat the shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in another large bowl until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Decorate the top with cookies and the sides with crushed cookies if desired.


3.) Oreo Cookie Pie


This delectable recipe combines two of the best things in life: Oreos and peanut butter. The result is a rich, smooth, pie that will have your family and friends clamoring for seconds. Although it looks like you fussed, the reality is that you can prepare this pie in less than half an hour.

1-1/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs (20 cookies)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Additional crushed Oreos


1.) Combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

2.) For filling, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into crust. Garnish with cookie crumbs. Store in refrigerator.

Americans have eaten over 350 billion Oreos since their invention in 1912. Somehow, though, the age-old question still remains: what is the best way to eat an Oreo cookie? Do you dunk it in milk? Twist it apart and eat the cream first? This question may be debated for centuries to come, but one thing is for sure: you don’t want to miss out on trying these delicious recipes, or on our great deals!


Halloween Costumes: 15 Ideas You can DIY This Year


Fall is here, which means that it’s time to start thinking about Halloween! One of the best parts about Halloween is coming up with the perfect costume, but sometimes actually shopping for costumes can be exhausting and frustrating.

To make your costume hunting easier, we’ve rounded up an awesome selection of easy Halloween costumes that you can DIY (some in minutes!).  Whether you’re going as an individual, one half of a couples’ costume, or as the member of a group, you can find the perfect costume for your Halloween celebrations!

Individual Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking for an easy, creative costume that you can wear to work, a party, or trick-or-treating, these costumes are perfect!

Where’s Waldo

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One of the easiest costumes to make yourself, this Where’s Waldo costume is perfect, whether you want to stand out or get lost in a crowd. All you need is a striped shirt, beanie, and a pair of glasses. (via michelle-persad)


jellyfish halloween costume

This easy DIY is not only eye-catching, but it can also be made without a sewing machine. Just grab an umbrella, a roll of bubble wrap, and a hot glue gun, and you’ll have a fantastic, creative costume in minutes! (via Martha Stewart)



One of this year’s most popular desserts, you’ll look delicious in this cute, easy donut costume. Plus, with the end of summer, you can easily pick up the elements for this costume at reasonable prices.  (via studio DIY)



This adorable costume might look prickly, but it’s a super cute DIY for plant-lovers. Made from pipe cleaners, a green dress, and tissue paper, this costume is the best way to show your love for desert flowers, and stay on top of the succulent trend. (via Brit & Co)

Ash Ketchum


Not only is trick-or-treating a great way to stock up on candy, it’s also the perfect excuse to go Pokemon hunting. With this great Ash Ketchum costume, you’ll look the part! (via Instructables)

Couples Halloween Costumes

From cute to clever, we love these couples costumes!

Mary Poppins and Bert


These costumes are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and they can be put together using clothes you might already have in your closet. (Via Keiko Lynn)



You’ll be a hoot in these easy feathered glasses! Just throw on some neutral colored clothing, and you’ve got a fun and funny owl costume. (via Emmy in the Making)



This is one of the easiest costumes we’ve found. All you really need is a striped shirt, black pants, and a mask. This costume is also perfect for individuals, or to wear as part of a group costume (and the bags are perfect for holding your candy)! (via say yes)

American Gothic


Channel your inner art historian with this fun take on the classic painting! (via seakettle)

Explorer and Monkey


This cute and easy DIY can be made with construction paper, tan clothing, and a pair of binoculars!

Family Halloween Costumes

Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your family, or attending a group party, these easy group costumes are fun and festive!

The Incredibles


We’ll admit, we think this costume is super! This DIY is perfect for the whole family, and can be made with sweats, felt, and boots. (via Freshly Completed)

Peter Pan


If you have a sewing machine, you can easily recreate this adorable Peter Pan group costume! Grab a few friends to be the lost boys, and you’ll be ready for whatever the night brings. (via A Beautiful Mess)

Inside Out


These Pixar-inspired costumes are fun, colorful, and easy to make yourself! (Via Brit & Co)



This fun family costume is perfect for a last minute party or even. You likely already have all the elements of this costume at home! (via Cheerios and Lattes)


Star Wars


One of last year’s most popular movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also makes for a perfect family or group costume. Whether you choose Rey, Finn, BB-8, Han Solo, or Princess Leia, you’ll have the best Halloween costume in the galaxy! (via Mom Endeavors)

Get More DIY Ideas!

Find fall recipes, Halloween costume ideas, and decorating tips with a subscription to one of these great magazines!

Real Simple offers ideas for simplifying everyday life, and includes easy recipes, DIY projects, organizing tips, and more!

Martha Stewart Living contains amazing recipes, as well as gardening and decorating ideas to make your home beautiful and welcoming.

Parents is full of DIY project ideas for moms and dads, as well as valuable advice from America’s top childcare experts.

Woman’s Day is the perfect magazine for anyone looking for parenting advice, style tips or recipes. It also includes lots of crafts and DIY projects for every season.

Family Circle is a family-oriented magazine that includes easy and quick decorating hacks, recipes and fitness ideas.

Family Fun has great kid-friendly recipes, crafts, and other DIY projects for parents of children ages 3-12.

To see our full list of subscriptions, check out magazines.com. You can explore hundreds of magazines and find the perfect subscription for any occasion.

Do you have any great DIY Halloween costume ideas? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!




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Fall TV Premiere Schedule: “The Walking Dead” and More Return in 2016

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This fall’s TV premieres promise to have us on the edge of our seats! You’ve been waiting patiently for the resolution to the Season 6 finale cliffhanger of “The Walking Dead,” and you can’t wait to see your favorite celebrities strut their stuff on “Dancing with the Stars.” Well, your wait is almost over! Here are highlights of what’s to come.

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5 Magazines for a Nutrition-Centered Lifestyle


We’ve all been told to eat our veggies, drink our milk and stop eating so much sugar and other junk food. While there has been a much-renewed focus on health and nutrition even in the last few years, there’s still the problem of obesity and lack of exercise. For some a healthy lifestyle is a must. Others may find it a little harder to get on board with proper nutrition, and with an astounding 34.9% of adults and approximately 17% of children (Source) in America suffering from obesity, it has never been more important to emphasize proper nutrition and good health.

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Baseball’s Opening Week Brings a Little Something for Every Fan


Ahh, baseball.

If you’re anything like me, you wait, somewhat impatiently, through all of football season to get to that one coveted day in April known simply as “Opening Day.” This year, that day fell on Sunday, April 3rd. In the days since, we’ve seen some fantastic games and some pretty amazing home runs, too. While home runs (Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story had three in two games!) and big plays are something every baseball fan keeps an eye out for, this first week has been overshadowed a bit by controversy – already!

The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays was the first to end in what can only be described as anger and confusion. In the ninth inning, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays slid into second base, as runners do. However, replay footage  showed Bautista gripping second baseman Logan Forsythe’s right ankle. Was it to interfere with his fielding of the ball? Who really knows, but the newly-developed Rule 6.01 was called upon. This new slide rule states that a runner cannot interfere with the fielder at second base. The runner also isn’t allowed to change his “pathway for the purpose of initiating contact with a fielder.”

Whether Bautista’s slide and subsequent action broke that rule may be hard to tell, but the umpires called it interference. Just like that, Tampa Bay won the game 3-2. Want to see for yourself? Check it out below:

Controversy definitely isn’t the only thing baseball fans have loved about this week. The game between the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins could be one of the best early-season comeback wins we’ve ever seen!

Through five innings, the Tigers led 5-0 and pitcher Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter. Amazing, right? It gets better. Giancarlo Stanton gets to the plate and blasts a three-run homer to get the Marlins right back into the game. Wait! It’s gets even better yet. Another player hit a run-scoring double, tying the game at five. In the end, Ian Kinsler hit a run-scoring single in the 11th inning to win it for Detroit, but what a game.

Interested in seeing that Stanton homer? Check it out below:

If you’re one of those baseball fans who just loves it when managers get going, you probably would’ve loved the game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners. It was pitcher Tom Wilhemsen’s debut for the Rangers, and boy, was it an ugly one. In the 8th inning, Seattle managed a fabulous run, scoring six runs. Needless to say, the Rangers got a little upset. Wilhemsen hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch, and things seemed to explode.

Iannetta yelled at Wilhemsen. Wilhemsen yelled back, and was ejected a short time later for arguing with the umpire.
Then the managers got into the mix. The Rangers’ Jeff Banister yelled across the diamond to the Mariners’ Scott Servais.
It was…interesting, to say the least, and in the end, the Rangers won 10-2.

Tom Wilhemsen even called the entire thing “ugly and embarrassing” in a post-game interview. You can check that out here:

All of this excitement already – and it’s only the first week of the season! If you’re a baseball devotee, there’s no doubt that you’ll be following your favorite team(s) the rest of the year. Watching the games and checking stats online is commonplace, of course, but are you looking for other ways to keep tabs on America’s Greatest Pastime? We offer some more great options below!

Magazines for Those Who Love the Game

Because no two people follow their favorite teams in the same way, we’ve got some fantastic magazines to keep you up-to-date in everything baseball-related. Let’s take a look at them.


Baseball Digest

The oldest and longest-running baseball publication in America, Baseball Digest delivers the broad spectrum of baseball coverage every devoted fan loves. From team and player profiles to stats and more, everything you need to keep tabs on your favorite team can be found here.


Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated has been a go-to for sports fans since the first issue appeared in 1954. While cover stories change from issue to issue, the magazine’s devotion to quality baseball coverage does not. You’ll find everything you need about your team, as well as league news, stats and other important info to get you through the season.

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ESPN: The Magazine

This magazine, though newer than Sports Illustrated, is another title that you don’t want to be without, especially if you’re a true baseball fan. Each issue includes in-depth reporting on everything in Major League Baseball, and a special issue –The Pitching Issue – delivers pitching coverage like you’ve never seen before. You won’t want to miss out!


Junior Baseball

The major leagues aren’t the only kind of baseball out there. Sure, it’s popular, but where would your favorite players be today if they hadn’t started playing as kids? Junior Baseball is the perfect magazine for kids and youth coaches. It breaks down tips for batting, pitching, fielding and other facets of the sport, and is great for any youth player looking to improve his or her game.

SI Kids

Sports Illustrated Kids

One of the most popular sports magazines for kids, Sports Illustrated Kids won’t disappoint when it comes to baseball coverage. Kids get the chance to learn about their favorite players and teams, while also getting to see a side of those players off the field. SI Kids is sure to be w hit with kids of all ages.


Beckett Baseball

Here’s one for the collectors out there. Becket Baseball is a popular choice among card collectors, as it allows for easy searching and pricing of baseball cards. Got those old cards handy? Becket can help you understand what they may be worth. If you collect baseball cards, you won’t want to miss out on this title!

And with that, I’ll leave you with my favorite video from Opening Week (so far). There have been some pretty fun anthems!


March Madness Brings Out Fans’ Raw Emotion, Too


My, how emotions can change from moment to moment during March Madness – not only for the players, but also for the fans!


When the TV cameraman zoomed in on Bill Murray as he stood stunned after Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat his Xavier team, you could almost feel the raw emotion. Just seconds before, the actor/comedian was cheering wildly.

These emotional ups and downs are an inherent part of the great sport of college basketball, especially at tournament time. The triumphs and the defeats become our own, as though we are on the team.

Even casual fans are affected by the drama. Especially those who are drawn to the underdog and get a sweet rush from witnessing the fall of a “favored” team. And those who fill out brackets at the office – choosing teams by reputation, stats, colors or mascots – hoping to beat the resident sports “expert” and win some spending money. They feel the agony and the thrills, too.

The March Madness brackets themselves are a source of emotional upheaval sometimes, especially in 2016 when 100% of the official March Madness brackets – including the NCAA Capital One, CBS and Yahoo challenges – were busted after the first two days of the tournament (thanks, Michigan State). But that disappointment was all but erased thanks to the wildly exciting games!

I just feel sorry for the people who don’t care for sports. Look what they’re missing!

I think Jim McKay said it best in the opener for Wide World of Sports: … the thrill of victory … and the agony of defeat … the human drama of athletic competition …”

Go, college basketball! Thanks for the great (emotional) ride. And, for those of you who just can’t get over your busted bracket, remember, there’s always next year!


Keep your connection with your favorite sports – even in the off-season – with these popular sports/basketball magazines.


Basketball Resources

Basketball enthusiasts can stay connected with their sport year-round with these hot magazines! Simply click on each cover to learn more or subscribe.



Sports Illustrated

Sports junkies get full coverage of sporting events and insightful editorial each and every week with Sports Illustrated magazine.




Sports fans who want to stay current on news, scores and sports analysis related to their favorite professional and college teams would enjoy a subscription to ESPN magazine.




Sports lovers ages 14 to 24 who are addicted to the game of basketball and everything hoop-related will love a subscription to SLAM magazine.



Sports Illustrated Kids

Designed for children ages 8 to 15, SI Kids magazine keeps the younger sports fans entertained and informed.



Beckett Basketball

If you’re into the trading card scene, Beckett Basketball magazine is the hobbyist’s first source for accurate and timely information on cards and collectibles.


And with that, I’ll leave you with my most emotional moment of the 2016 tournament:

Click here to watch it on YouTube.



Fashion Trends for a Stylish Spring/Summer Look in 2016


You don’t have to be a celebrity like Ariana Grande, Ciara, Sienna Miller, Kerry Washington or even the Duchess of Cambridge to rock it in the latest trends this spring and summer. With designers at all price points taking cues from Fashion Week Spring 2016, there are affordable and fashionable looks out there — you just need to know what you’re searching for!


Colors of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends


The PANTONE® Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 points to “colors that transport us to a happier, sunnier place, where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute.

These colors for both men and women include (from left) rose quartz, peach echo, serenity, snorkel blue, buttercup, limpet shell, lilac gray, fiesta, iced coffee and green flash. (See the website for the PANTONE numbers.)


Highlights of the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

Flirty Slip Dresses

Slinky slip dresses are the ticket this spring, according to Marie Claire magazine. This sexy look incorporates underwear/lingerie as outerwear. Gotta love the comfort of silk and satin!

Large Plaids

Elle magazine points to “blown-out plaid” as a hot look this season. So, look for the checked prints, ladies!

Off the Shoulder

Another trendy fashion involves showing a little skin, reports Vogue magazine. Baring your shoulders, that is. Off-the-shoulder styles and cool cut outs rule this season.


Ruffles are a key detail trend this spring and summer. Glamour magazine shares that “This season’s ruffles are subtle, romantic and feminine.”

High Shine Fabrics

Think shiny, shimmery metallic, ladies. This goes for accessories, too. Sequins and any shiny material makes a high-impact piece out of a simple garment, according to Vogue magazine.


A flashback to the ’70s, suede is a hot look this season. The soft, delicate fabric is now season-less, much like leather the last few years, according to InStyle magazine.

Super Stripes

“The stripe is oh so right” this season, says Marie Claire magazine. And, we’re not talking thin, subtle stripes. It’s all about broad bands of color in bright tones.


The big trends in denim, says Vogue magazine, are printed denim, the long skirt, patchwork denim, feminine looks and the ’90s skater jean. Cropped flare jeans are also hot.

Big Sleeves

Puffy sleeves are back. Or, Old English sleeves as Harper’s Bazaar refers to them. The popular styles include bubble sleeves, bell sleeves and balloon sleeves. Quite a way to make a statement!

Other women’s fashion trends for this season include:

  • Spanish Influence
  • Victorian/Romantic
  • White Blouses
  • Pleats
  • Oversize Floral Prints
  • Fringe
  • Complicated Patterns/Mixed Prints
  • Maxiskirts and Dresses
  • Boldly Colored Actif-Sportif Outfits


Don’t Forget Your Man!

Johnny Mannah points to these men’s spring/summer fashion trends in his article on The Trend Spotter website.

  • Overalls
  • White Chinos/Trousers
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Fifties Shirts
  • Shorter Shorts

Utilitarian and monochromatic looks are also hot for men this season.


Resources for the Latest Fashion Trends

These fashion magazines will help you keep up with the hottest styles throughout the year. Simply click on the cover to learn more or subscribe!


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InStyle                                                                        Harper’s BAZAAR


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Glamour                                                                    Vanidades


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Vogue                                                                     People StyleWatch


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