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Mariah Carey is used to being the centre of attention and she poses up a storm when it comes to, well… anything. 

However, her fiancé James Packer looks like he still needs to get used to being in the spotlight.

The couple enjoyed a "festive" meal in Italy during the week, where Mariah donned a very racy outfit and didn't mind showing it off to the cameras.

A cake was presented to the pair at the restaurant, and while the singer bounced around to look good at every angle, James just looked totally awkward and fed up.


#festive moments at #aurora #capri

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To be fair he kept a smile on his face, but his eyes totally gave him away. He looks at the cake, then to the ground, back at the cake again and does just about anything to avoid eye-contact with all the people and the cameras around him.

Mariah shared the video on Instagram, where she's also seen grabbing James so he'll kiss her… and it's all just so cringey.

Watch, laugh and feel very, very sorry for him.


If you want to really treat that someone special this Valentine's Day, then a trip to Hogwarts may be in order.

Last year, Warner Bros hosted Christmas dinner in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, but there were a lot of angry people who didn't get to go. 

But if you get to go this time, the studio has promised that the night will be extra special. On arrival you are treated to you very own love potion cocktail, and then you'll he seated for a "bewitching banquet."

The menu features smoked salmon mousse and a rack of lamb, but best of all, you can choose from a whole range of desserts. Sound fantastic? Well, there's more.

After dinner, you and your love will get a private tour around the Harry Potter movie set, and there will also be an open bar where you can get your very own tankard of Butterbeer. Yum!

BUT best of all? You can choose your very own WAND to take home with you. *Gasps*.

Ahhh, but there's a catch, ladies. The night will cost you a massive €660. Yep, our jaws dropped too. 

If you can afford it, fair pay. If not, maybe you can recreate the special night at home. Maybe. 


After a big meal, it's easy to feel bloated, sluggish and just plain meh. And while having a big dinner is something you're not going to say no to, there is a simple drink to help you fight the bloat everytime. 

Delish's detox lemonade is a mixture of freshly squeezed lemon juice, ground ginger, ground cloves, cayenne, and honey. This super soothing drink will help settle your stomach, warm you up, and make you feel FAB.

Here's a short video of how to make it;



Facts Channel recently asked a group of Irish lads and ladies over to taste the delicacies of American Thanksgiving dinner… and they were not impressed, to say the least.

They called Brussels sprouts "condensed grass" and theyhey thought the hasselback potato looked like an "armadillo." But they were particularly grossed out over the sweet potato and marshmallow casserole.

The truly-Irish sayings they come out with are brilliant though. No one else can describe like the Irish!



You know when you go to a restaurant, the way your dinner arrives on the plate speaks volumes about the restaurant and the chef. 

Well, as it turns out the way you plate food for yourself can say a lot about your personality too. 

Behavioural food scientist, Juliet Boghossian, spoke to Cosmopolitan about the connection between eating habits and personality. She believes people aren't what they eat, but how they eat. 

1, You give equal space to each food

You're a planner but you don't take on anymore than you can handle. You're also a very disciplined person and always have your goals in mind, which you will never give up on. 


2. You have a messy, over-lapping plate

You are a free spirit and take on anything that comes your way, which turns you into quite the multi-tasker. You are eager to experience everything you possible can but still have an easy going attitude. 


3. You pile your food into a bowl

You are the creative type and seek to be unique in everything you do. You always think outside of the box and love to add a personal touch to your things. 


4. You eat food off you partner's plate

You like to maintain close relationships with family and friends but sometimes you over-step boundaries. You like to feel a connection with people and love the simple things in life. 


5. You stack food on top of each other

You are a predictable person and your friends and family can always count on you. You have a nurturing personality and like to take care of people.


We all know Irish people love nothing more than a lovely potato in our dinner, but getting them ready isn't always the easiest and can often be a pain in the backside.

Whether you choose to peel them pre- or post-boil, it's only a long and painstaking process that nobody really wants to do.

But now YouTube channel, Foody Tube, that posts handy cooking tutorials, shared their latest video called Amazing Potato Peeling Trick that will make you change the way you peel spuds forever.

This may be a game changer, ladies. 



'Tis the season for autumnal delights in the kitchen – and that means hearty, wholesome food to warm you up and satisfy your hunger.

And if you find yourself reaching for the same old recipes, this squash, red onion and quinoa bake could well be JUST what you're after. 

It's actually incredible easy to pull together, and particularly with squash in season at the moment, it's also packed full of tasty, everyday ingredients that thankfully don't involve a trip to bizarre health-food stores.



  • 650-700g of butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • A small red onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, cut in half, cleaned thoroughly, and chopped
  • 2/3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh thyme
  • 50/60g of Parmesan, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 125mls low fat milk 
  • 125g of cooked quinoa


  1. Preheat oven to 220C and cover a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  2. Place the cubed squash on the paper with half of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper, then pop in the oven and roast for about 30minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the oven and turn the heat down to 180C.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a pan and add your onion. After about 3minutes add the leek and a generous pinch of salt. Cook for another 3-5minutes until tender.
  5. Add the garlic and a handful of thyme and cook, stirring until the garlic is fragrant – 30seconds to a minute. Remove from the heat.
  6. Oil a baking dish or gratin.
  7. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and add salt and pepper to taste. Next, whisk in the milk. Add onions and leek mixture, the squash, Parmesan and quinoa, and combine well.
  8. Scrape into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake for 35 to 40minutes, until set and the top is lightly browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10minutes before serving.

It can be difficult enough to get kids to eat food on a regular basis (unless it's sweets and chocolate, obvs).

But Cut Video invited a bunch of children to try various dinners from around the world and their reactions are hilarious.

From incredibly excited to completely grossed out, you NEED to see what these children have to say about food: 



A baked potato is one of the easiest things that you can make, yet many people give them little credit. 

But we have some knock-out ingredients to team with the humble potato that will have your taste buds tingling!

After you read these recipes, baked potato is definitely on the menu for tonight. 

Fully Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

What's a hasselback potato you ask? They are basically a potato that is sliced thinly and baked until the outside edges get nice and crispy, kind of like french fries, and the inside is nice and tender like a baked potato.

So, you can get the best of both world's with this potato dish


Loaded Turkey Chilli Baked Potatoes

Next time you have leftover chilli, whip up this dish. It's very quick and easy so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. 


Shepherd's Pie Potato Skins

The only thing better than meat-topped baked potatoes is meat-topped baked potatoes, topped with mashed potatoes. This is perfect for a hearty meal on a cold night. 


Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potato

Lighten things up a little with these fresh and juicy chickpea and garlic herb sauce spuds. The greatest dish for a weekend brunch!


Spinach and Artichoke Loaded Potato Skins

Spinach and artichoke dip fans will love this play on the dish. Plus, a little bacon on the side never hurt anyone. 


Twice Baked Chicken Pot Pie Potatoes

Instead of making a time-consuming pie crust, just bake your chicken pie filling inside a baked potato! The whole family will be happy.


Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

A baked potato is the perfect vessel for saucy ingredients. The sauce turns a boring baked potato into something completely crave-worthy.


Sometimes at the end of a long day we can’t be bothered to go to the effort of cooking an entire meal from scratch.

Or else we get so hungry that by the time our real dinner is cooked we already ate a block of cheese and two packets of ham.

Not exactly the healthiest or most appetising options.

So in an effort to put a stop to this cycle of oh-so sad dinners we put together a list of recipes that take less than 30 minutes to cook… with some of them even quicker than that.

So much food, so little time spent in the kitchen. Hurrah!


1) Nachos. Who doesn’t want nachos for dinner?

20-Minute Turkey Taco Nachos I howsweeteats.com

2) A healthy chicken parmesan:

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan recipe - easy prep, simple ingredients, SO GOOD. 350 calories. ♡ pinchofyum.com

​Courgette noodles remove the risk of overloading on starchy carbs. If you don’t have a spiraliser use a cheese grater or just make courgette chips, everything is delicious anyway so don’t even worry.


3) The BLT pasta salad. Sandwiches are amazing but this makes it dinner. 

20-Minute BLT Pasta Salad


4) The kale and quinoa bowl of your dreams.

One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

There are some easy substitutions to made here too, like using olive oil instead of walnut oil, any cheese you want instead of goat cheese and almonds or other nuts instead of pine nuts because sometimes pine nuts can be pricey.


5) Shrimp fried rice.

Shrimp Fried Rice | www.diethood.com | Loaded with shrimp, this Fried Rice is made with fragrant Success® Basmati Rice and vegetables!

Faster and less loaded with calories than a takeaway but definitely more delicious. Find the recipe here.


There’s no doubt that Ireland was once pretty readily associated with potatoes.

In fact, plenty of our parents would have sat down to meat-and-two-veg (aka meat-and-spuds-two-ways) meals most days of the week.

These days we reckon – phew! – our own taste buds come along somewhat. Still, there’s no denying (nor is there any shame in) our nation’s great love for one particular category of potato: namely, the humble chip.

Skinny or chunky; crispy or supple; heavily salted or just plain – chips are king.

Our personal favourite is a fresh bag from the chipper, eaten on the walk home.

Your mouth is sensitive from the first few hot slivers of potato; warm vinegar trickles down your arm while your fingers accumulate ever more delicious residue. Perfection.

But it’s come to our attention that other nationalities don’t seem to have quite the same affection for the food.

Indeed, in Ireland chips accompany meals they never ordinarily would anywhere else.

Here, SHEmazing! rounds up the five best – and most bizarre – feasts you’ll find with a side a fries…


1) Lasagne:

Already a deliciously carb-heavy concoction of pasta, meat and creamy sauce – it regularly comes accompanied by chips.

Admittedly, alternatives for health-conscious types includes rice or, if you’re really sticking to the diet, a salad – but those are, thankfully, but rare choices for the average Irishman and woman.


2) Curry:

Sure, from the outset it seems strange – but there is something so deliciously right about chips with your curry.

The rice side is still requisite (half-and-half for the win)… but so is all that crispy potato goodness to soak up some of the spicy sauce.

3) Chinese:

Technically speaking, they probably don’t feature too often in traditional Chinese cuisine, but no Chinese take-away would dare set up shop on these shores without offering a chips stable.

And, of course, the three-in-one concoction of fried rice, curry sauce and chips is practically a national dish at this stage.


4) Garlic bread:

Scrumptious garlic goodness on heavily-buttered toast – all straight from the oven. So simple; so good.

It’s hardly like you need a carb side with your carb-heavy snack, but garlic bread is somehow rarely complete without chips. All of the stodge? Yes please.

5) Pizza:

In Ireland, pizza comes two ways: fancy-pants, gourmet style – and the version we all grew up on: heavy dough topped with lashings upon lashings of cheese. Pepperoni optional. And it is the latter category which needs a side of fries to make it complete.

At the core of countless children’s birthday parties during our youth, our taste-buds evidently still have a weakness for this glorious pairing today. 


We've all been there: we arrive in from school, college or work – we're absolutely exhausted, fed-up and oh-so tempted to order food from the chipper or Chinese.

The only issue: take-aways are hardly good for your health, waistline OR your pocket.

But there ARE amazingly simple and delicious recipes that take just ten minutes (or less!) to prepare.

We've kept these six meal ideas veggie – but you can easily add in the likes of pre-cooked sliced chicken if you feel you'd rather a meat-hit too.

1) Breakfast taco

Lightly oil a pan and then stick it over a medium-high heat.

Scramble three egg whites, a small handful of spinach leaves, and a tablespoon of drained and rinsed black beans (from a can is fine). Season with salt and pepper.

When the mixture has set, remove from the heat.

Wrap it all up in a whole-wheat tortilla and top with some salsa.

2) Cold pizza

Great for hitting the spot when you've a craving. Toast two bits of thickly-sliced whole-grain bread and brush with a garlic clove. 

Top with two tablespoons of ricotta or torn mozzarella, a large basil leaf, tomato slices, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Pop under the grill for five minutes – then eat.

3) Mediterranean pita

Split open a whole-wheat pita and spread one side with hummus.

Grill a red pepper (sliced) and then add to the pita. Also throw in a sprinkling of crumbled feta, some black olives, and five slices cucumber.

Top with mixed salad; then it's ready!

4) White bean sandwich

Mash around a quarter can of rinsed and drained white beans with some olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Toast two bits of thickly-sliced whole-grain bread and then spread with the bean mixture.

Top with slices of red onion, cucumber, and avocado.

5) Loaded Sweet Potato

Prick one small-to-medium sweet potato with a fork around five times.

Microwave on a piece of kitchen paper or a microwave-safe plate for five minutes.

Split open lengthwise and top with a couple of spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and two tablespoons of drained and rinsed black beans.

Top with a pinch of paprika.