Snuggle up this fall with these delicious treats from the Food Network.

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Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
11/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 overripe banana)
1/4 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
Directions
Heat about 2 inches vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl.

Whisk the egg, milk, mashed banana and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in another bowl. Add the banana extract, if desired. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside.

Whisk the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Working in batches, drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 15 seconds per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels, then roll in the cinnamon sugar while still warm.

Photograph by Andrew Mccaul

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Every man looks good a suit but these three took their red carpet looks to the next level. Here are our favorite leading men from last nights Emmys.

John Ham looked extremely dapper in this sharp ivory Armani jacket.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson took a big fashion risk and rocked a lace jacket. We applaud the risk and think the Modern Family star totally pulled it off.

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Will Arnet breaks away from the traditional black suit with this stylish grey number. We are loving it.
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Fall is here which means its time to toss the flip flops back in your closet and break in some new fall shoes. As most women out there know this process can be incredible painful. Blisters, blisters and more blisters. Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 9.33.54 AM

When I saw this adorbale blister kit I just had to have it. Small, sleek and modern you can just toss this baby in your purse. The packaging is just brilliant! The brand also makes a ton of other useful kits that will keep you prepared for any situation.

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The spring summer shows wowed this year at NYFW. Our favorite takeaway from the runways is the “White Out” look seen at Tibi , Band of Outsiders, Kate Spade, Nanette Lepore, and Charlotte Ronson. This reverse smokey eye brings a fresh feel to any fall or winter outfit. Brighten up your style in the upcoming cold and dreary months with a touch of White.

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These crazy fluctuations in temperature can wreak havoc on your skin. A good gritty body scrub can really help offset the damage this weather can do for your skin. This is one of our favorite home made body scrubs. The coffee grinds help to tighten up pores and will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and moisturized.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients together. Pour mixture into an air tight container (tupperware or mason jars work great). When you want to exfoliate just take a dollop into your hand and vigorously scrub down. Do not use on your face.

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We stumbled across this great DIY from Salvage Savy and just had to share it with you! Oversize mirrors are expensive but with this crafty DIY you can have one of your own for a 1/4 OF the price. This large antiqued mirror will not only add a feeling of French flare to your room but it will help to make a small room feel larger.

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What you’ll need:

  • 3 boxes of plain edge 12”x12” mirrors
  • Paint stripper
  • Scraper
  • Chemical-grade gloves
  • Muriatic acid (in spray bottle)
  • Black spray paint (2 cans)
  • Glass Adhesive (& caulk gun)
  • 4’x8′ MDF board cut down to 36 ½“ x 72 ½” (most Hardware stores can do this for you)

Here’s what to do:

  • Place all mirrors (reflection side down) on a drop cloth out side (near a water hose).
  • Put on your gloves and spread paint stripper all over the backs of the mirrors (just spread with your hand so you don’t have to mess with a paint brush).
  • Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Then, using the scraper, remove the paint from backs of the mirror [I’ve heard rumors that the paint can bubble up & simply be wiped away, but this NEVER happened for me. . . perhaps your luck will be better than mine].
  • Next, wash off your gloves w/ a hose [don’t take them off, though] and wash off the backs of your mirrors.
  • Spray the Muriatic Acid [this stuff is serious, so be careful] onto the backs of the mirrors. You will see it working. Wash it off after 10-20 sec. and take a look at the reflective side of the mirror- if you want more texture then spray the back again and let sit for another 20- 60 seconds. Every mirror will be different- examine each one!
  • Wash all mirrors thoroughly and then dry them.
  • Lay mirrors out on a [dry] drop cloth face down again & paint the backs with black spray paint.
  • Sand the sides of your MDF** and spray paint them and the front black [I only painted about a 3″ strip around the front edges of the MDF since the middle would be covered with mirrors].
  • Once all paint has dried, it’s time to apply the mirrors. You will have a ¼” boarder of black MDF around the entire piece, so center the first row of mirrors and apply them using the glass adhesive. .

Ring in the New Year with this delicious honey cake. This Rosh Hashanah classic gets a modern update from Gourmet Live’s Kemp Minifie. The decadent chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of sea salt make this treat savory and sweet!

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ingredients

For cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pure honey
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm coffee (brewed, or instant dissolved in water)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed grated orange zest

For chocolate glaze:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk (not light)
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 4 ounces bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped

For garnish:

  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon (optional)

Equipment:

  • a 10-inch Bundt pan; nonstick baking spray (shake well first; see Cooks’ Notes); cake tester or wooden skewer for testing cake doneness

preparation

For cake:
Heat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Generously spray pan, including center tube, with baking spray.Whisk together flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.Whisk eggs well in another large bowl and whisk in sugar, oil, honey, coffee, and zest until well combined.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the honey mixture, then stir with the whisk until the batter is smooth.Pour batter into pan (it’s liquid enough to level itself in the pan), and bake in oven until springy to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.Let cake cool in the pan on a rack for 20 minutes.Loosen cake from the pan with a thin rubber spatula, then invert cake onto the rack (see Cooks’ Notes) and cool completely.

 

For glaze:
Bring coconut milk and corn syrup to a simmer in a small heavy pan, stirring until combined.Remove pan from heat and add chocolate. Let chocolate stand 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is melted and glaze is smooth.Let glaze stand, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, but still pourable.Transfer cake to a cake plate and slowly pour the chocolate glaze over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. If desired, let the cake stand at room temperature until glaze is set.Just before serving, sprinkle glaze lightly with flaky sea salt, if using.