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15 Sneaky Tricks To Make Flowers Look Better, Last Longer, And Make YOU Happier

From a penny in the water (genius!) to how scotch tape can make your arrangement perfect<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com, in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house with beautiful flowers easy …

Hawaiian Blackberry Mojitos

Though I don't drink in abundance, I do enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again - especially when they're paired with a lazy sun-filled day. And …

Spiced Cranberry Apple Martini

There is something magical about the smell of mulling spices. For years I worked in a day spa and every holiday season we brewed huge batches of hot …

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

We used Champagne in this punch, but other sparkling white wines, such as Prosecco, are equally festive and just as good.

Grapefruit Ginger Refresher - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Bet you guys have never been to a virtual baby shower! Well, you’re at one today! I am so excited to join with some of my online pals, The Creative …

Peach Julep

4 Servings<p>Good ginger beers are made with actual ginger and deliver a nose-tingling hit of spice along with bubbles. Look for Fever-Tree, Reed’s, or Fentimans brands.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Ginger Syrup<p>1 1”-piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 whole cardamom pod, cracked<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Assembly<p>2 ripe …

The Black Friars Cobbler

Makes 2 Servings<p>February 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 fresh blackberries<p>1/4 cup Plymouth sloe gin<p>1/4 cup mezcal (such as Sombra or Del Maguey Vida)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons pure cane syrup (such as Steen's)<p>3 cups (about) crushed ice<p>Additional fresh blackberries (for garnish)<p>Recipe …

7 Dream Kitchen Appliances Picked by Sara Ruffin Costello

A Nashville Home That Plays with the Past

Mixing old and new in a Nashville house.<p>Family heirlooms get a new lease on life when mixed with bold colors and spirited patterns. See how interior designer Markham Roberts decorates with old and new pieces.

3 Valentine's Day Flower Arrangements Less Predictable Than A Dozen Roses

Wild, free-flowing bouquets are more romantic than ever.<p>An arrangement by Saipua<p>While roses are always lovely, lately, I have been more interested in free-flowing flower arrangements made-up of unexpected bloom combinations. These three painterly arrangements feature flowers trimmed at various …

Top Pin of the Day: A Dressing Room With Movie-Star Glamour

Today's top pin is dressing room fit for a movie star. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Schumacher's Whitney Floral wallpaper and a Venetian mirror give movie-star glamour to the dressing room in a Los Angeles house designed by Mary McDonald. The bench was also designed …

How to Eat Apples for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and More

We put together a whole day's worth of meals with apples, from pancakes and tarts to chicken and slaw<p>If summer is zucchini-surplus season, fall is the season of Too Many Apples! We have so many pounds of Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Cortland, and Empire apples that we could run our own stand at the …

Chicken roasted with cucumber and late-summer veg recipe

Roasted with late-summer vegetables and chicken, cucumbers they end up a little bit like courgettes.<p><i>Serves six</i><p>You want everything to be cut into similar-size chunks<p>3 ripe plum tomatoes or 300g/10½ oz baby tomatoes, or a mix<p>1 red onion, sliced<p>2 garlic cloves, finely sliced<p>1 small red pepper, …

Vanilla, spelt and oat pancakes with honey-baked plums recipe

Perfect at any time of day – Scandinavian-style spelt pancakes topped with ruby roasted plums.<p>We love pancakes at any time of the day in Scandinavia, and adding spelt flour and oat bran gives them a pleasing nuttiness.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>400g (14oz) plums<br>50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter<br>½ tsp cinnamon<br>2½ tsp …

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

4 Restaurant Recipes Requested by Readers, from Eggs to Oysters

Four recipes—for baked eggs, lamb, pasta, and oysters—our readers requested from restaurants in Vermont, Oregon, New Orleans, and New York<p>We love when our readers find awesome recipes for us to print. Though we’re always looking for the next hot dish, we can’t be everywhere at once, and we rely on …

Nigel Slater's fast food: easy recipes for busy people

Nigel Slater shows us the quick route to dinner with a new book of simple everyday recipes.<p>Sometimes we cook purely for the pleasure of it, understanding the provenance of our ingredients, choosing them with great care, thoughtfully taking them on the journey from shop to plate. We seek out the …

Fast Food

In the bowl: Nigel Slater's prawn, lemongrass and coconut recipe

Food in a bowl is the ultimate comfort food. Try this mix of prawn, lemongrass and coconut for an uplifting meal.<p>There is something right about food in a bowl. The hot liquor on your spoon; the warmth of the bowl in your hands; the final scraping of spoon against china – they enable us to feel …

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage

A simple herb-roasted chicken with lemon and sage, courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg's Blue Ribbon Cookbook. See the book review and interview with the Bromberg brothers.<p><i>We hit upon our favorite recipe a few summers back, when we helped out a buddy with his annual Labor Day pig roast in</i> …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

Recipes

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …