Catherine Olson

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10 Easy-to-Find Secondhand Staples (and How To DIY These Thrift Store Finds)

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy Classifieds)<p>Here are 10 secondhand staples you run into at thrift stores all the time, and 10 corresponding DIY …

Thrifting

New intern at Vatican Radio is an author, actor and media student… with Down syndrome

NewsCulture of Life<p><i>(Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that he was the first intern ever to have been hired by the</i> …

Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin'

Inside the Pope's gentle revolution<p>Nearly every Wednesday in Rome, the faithful and the curious gather in St. Peter's Square for a general audience …

Cherry Chip Sponge Cake with Almond Whip

It's hard to believe we're saying goodbye to January already! It's completely passed me by. I've spent this cold month scribbling in recipe journals …

How to Organize Your Multimedia Recipes

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The more we cook, the more our recipes tend to scatter. Here are your best ways</i> …

Kitchens

Lemon Rosemary Scones Recipe

Tender scones are flavored with lemon juice and zest and given a hint of piney flavor with rosemary.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 cups all purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon lemon zest1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary5 …

3 Tricks That Will Keep You Happily Married

<i>Written by Ericka Souter on CafeMom's blog, The Stir .</i><p>There is a reason we are always in awe of couples that have been wed 10 years or more. Anyone who is married knows how hard it is to stay that way. After all, the divorce rate in this country is out of control. So everyone is desperate to know, …

Never Eat A Boring, Dry, Depressing Pork Tenderloin Recipe Again (PHOTOS)

Alright, we need to talk about your pork. How many times have you ordered pork tenderloin, or brought one home to cook and ended up with a dry, bland, depressing meal? We are really sorry to report that it's happened to us on more than one occasion in both scenarios. Never again. Let's all resolve, …

7 Budget-Friendly Weekend Kitchen Projects

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>You know those people who take pleasure in spending hours at a …

The Neat, Pain-Free Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

<i>This post was originally published in 2014, but we're bringing it back because if we had it our way, every day would involve deviled eggs.</i><p>The best kitchen tips are passed along from friends, or parents, or—if you work in an office with an always-bustling test kitchen—from colleagues.<p>And such is the …

7 Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Oatmeal cookies are perfect for two reasons: 1) they are delicious, and 2) they are made of oatmeal, which means they are really, really good for us. (Right?) There is no such thing as a bad cookie, but oatmeal cookies are special: a little more unique than the ubiquitous chocolate chip, but not …

Bittersweet Chocolate and Lemon Glazed Whipped Ricotta Pancakes

Whipped Ricotta Pancakes with Bittersweet Chocolate and Lemon Glaze.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 11, 2013 71<p>This breakfast leaves me at a complete loss for …

Squash and Farro Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 60 min<p>With grains for heft, many colors of vegetables, and a little bit of tangy cheese, this vegetarian dinner has all the bases covered.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup semi-pearled farro<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 medium acorn squash …

Spices

Make Any Cut of Meat Taste Amazing with a Quick Brine

Quickly-cooking chicken breasts and pork chops are great for weeknight meals — except when they turn out as dry and flavorless as shoe leather. …

Cooking

The Antipode: A New Way To Drink Whiskey

Now that we've covered the fact that both genders like and appreciate whiskey, we can move on to the best ways to drink it (which, thankfully, there are many of). There are whiskey cocktails, whiskey on the rocks, and even whiskey you can eat, but none are quite as revolutionary as The Antipode.<p>The …

Dessert Recipes For Raisin Lovers (Haters, Steer Clear)

Raisins aren't exactly the most popular food -- in fact, they tend to be on the receiving end of some serious food anger. People are generally unhappy when they make appearances in any sort of dessert, including bread pudding, cookies and trail mix, and there is even a Facebook group where these …

Flash-Fried Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Lime

From San Francisco to New York, Brussels sprouts are making a special appearance on the menus of trendy restaurants everywhere. The new way to serve the miniature cabbages is... fried!<p>I've never been one to follow trends, but after sampling them a few times, my husband, Marc, begged me to make them …

Brussels Sprouts

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.”<b>—From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook</b><br>For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand …