Blake Lively, The Oprah Magazine

Guy Aroch

Is there anything Blake Lively can't do?

In addition to being a three-time Teen Choice Award winning TV star, a lifestyle guru and a new mom, the Age of Adaline actress reveals that her husband Ryan Reynolds is teaching her yet another set of skills. Asked to describe her biggest stress reliever in the April 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, the 27-year-old actress replies, "Creating something I can use. I'll knit or cook—or work on a motorcycle, a skill my husband is teaching me. One of my latest projects was painting nature-inspired throw pillows."

Even Lively's "best quick recipe," a hot fudge sundae, takes a little extra effort. "Forget the fake syrupy stuff; Melt down a bar of chocolate, mix it into some warmed up whipping cream, and put it on top of ice cream," the busy Preserve founder advises. "Add some sprinkles, and you've got a delicious treat."

She makes it sound so easy!

Oprah, The Oprah Magazine

Ruven Afanador

When Lively's not busy tending to daughter James or working on a business venture, you can find her "walking through New York City." According to Lively, who moved to the East Coast for Gossip Girl, "It's constantly changing. I'll go back to an area I visited four years ago, and it's completely different. But that's a good thing because it means there will always be new neighborhoods to eat my way through."

Though she lives in upstate New York now, Lively grew up in California as the youngest of five siblings. "My mom liked to infuse my life with a lot of magic," she says, reflecting on her childhood. "When she read my fortune cookies, the predictions were full of princesses and castles and jewels and pirates."

"When I got old enough to read them, I was shocked to find out how boring they really were!" she says.

The April 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is available now.

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