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Culinary Resources - More than 40,000 free recipes.
Chocolate Exhibition -  Everything about chocolate, including Interactives: Manufacturing Chocolate from Seed to Sweet; The Chocolate Challenge and Cacao. - Hundreds of cookie recipes searchable by category, name, ingredient or popular collection, ie. Low Carb, Country of Origin, Top 25, etc. 
Epicurious - Recipes for the food gourmet. 
Food and Nutrition Information Center - The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in on-line global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of USDA, the FNIC Web site contains over 2,000 links to current and reliable nutrition information. 
Food Timeline/Culinary History Timeline - Covers topics and recipes from the beginning of time to the present. - TV's number one cooking site; contains recipes, programming schedule and other cooking/baking advice.
International Food Information Council: Food Safety - Nutrition and food safety information.
The Ohio State University Online: College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences - Contains helpful articles, factsheets and bulletins regarding yard and garden, food, community, home and family, business, youth, farm and environment.
World Cuisines: Recipe Source - Recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.
World Cuisines: The Worldwide Gourmet - A taste of the world: discover the countries of the globe month by month and learn about their history and culinary traditions.

Crafts & DIY
All CraftsHundreds of free projects, with links to craft book sites and other sites with lists of materials and step-by-step instructions.
DIY Network - home improvement how-tos, DIY projects.
eHow - How to do just about anything.
Fashion, Sewing, and Textiles
Embroidery Online - Embroidery designs, supplies, tutorials. 
Fashion EraContains 670+ content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume History, Clothing, Fashions and Social History.
Fashion: - Fashion and Style Blog
Fashion: The Costumer's Manifesto - One of the most eclectic, costume sites; contains links to images; located in the ethnic dress and costumes sorted by periods.

Financial Planning & Consumer Information
Car Information: Edmund's - Provides True Market Value
Federal Consumer Information CenterOne-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in three ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications, or through information posted on FCIC.
Financial Football - Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help students across the country learn financial concepts - with Financial Football. Students tackle financial questions like professionals in this fast-paced, quiz-style game divides classrooms into two teams that compete by answering finance-themed questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.
Planetware - Travel: photos and articles about cities and places to visit around the world.
Practical Money Skills for Life - A free website designed to help educators, parents, and students practice better money management for life. Curriculum based.

Interior Design & Home Decor
HGTV.comHome and Garden Television provides designing and decorating tips for the home and garden.
HGTV's 10 Steps to a Well-Designed Room - How do designers get that "done" look? It all comes down to 10 essential steps. Take a look at "Design Secrets From the Pros"!
HGTV: FInd Your Design Style - Take the quiz and explore popular design styles.
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