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50 Kitchen Ideas from the Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten shares her tips for a highly functional and organized kitchen.<p>Ina Garten refined and updated her famous East Hampton country kitchen for our 2009 Kitchen of the Year in Rockefeller Center. Here it is (without the crowds), and it's more full of ideas than ever.

Vintage Kitchen Combines Timeless Design with Seamless Practicality

Call it a love for simpler times or a fascination for design that veers away from the modern and the mundane, but the last few years have seen an …

Interior Design

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Beltane Ranch's ripe raspberries serve as both a base for the fruity syrup and as a garnish for the pancakes. Fresh raspberries are the pride of the …

28 Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You

From classic pastels to offbeat colors.<p>Bored with your pure white kitchen? Try adding a dose of light — or bright — color to liven up your favorite room.

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips

Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions -- Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works.<p>Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. "I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible," …

Storage Ideas

Easy DIY Nut Butters

Homemade nut butters taste great, pack cyclist-friendly nutrients, and cost less than store-bought jars. Try these five creative—and delicious—recipes.<p><b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon …

Top diets of 2015 — and they actually work!

Kathleen Alleaume, a nutrition and exercise scientist and author of <i>What’s Eating You?</i>, tells all.<p><b>DASH</b><p>DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to …

I worked out like a model for Fashion Week

No pain, no gain, right?<p>If you're a fashion model, especially when prepping for Fashion Week, this might as well become your gym mantra.<p>Intense …

8 Romantic Date Night Dinners

Pull out the candles, pick out a Netflix movie, and send the kids to Grandma's house. It's the biggest date night of the year! Avoid the crowds and over-priced restaurant menus and whip up one of these easy and delicious dinners instead.<p><b>1. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filets with Chimichurri</b><p>…

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication

33 Chic and Elegant Kitchen Tables

Create a gathering spot for memorable meals with these stylish options.<p>From country flair to cool and contemporary, we've got every style covered.

The Best Workout to Avoid Gaining Weight

Healthy eating won't help keep the pounds off, but cardio and strength training will<p>If you tolerate the gym only because you are <i>thisclose</i> to ditching …

10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

Here's what to do with that spare room.<p>If you're lucky to have some spare space, turn it into one of these inspiring rooms.

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Popular Wedding Guest Complaints and Solutions

As much as you'd like to think your guests will love every single aspect of your wedding, the truth is you really can't please everyone. Here are five of the most common wedding-guest gripes, along with tips on how to pre-empt them!<p><b>1. "The date was inconvenient."</b><p>Getting married on a major holiday …

Weddings

15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

These designer projects combine style and practicality.<p>These designer projects combine style and practicality.

The Best First-Dance Songs from Celebrity Weddings

Even if you can't have your favorite celebrity's wedding dress, venue, or any other crazy over-the-top detail they had (we're looking at you, Kimye and George and Amal Clooney), you can certainly have their first-dance song! Though superstar couples seem to be unattainably cool and glamorous, some …

We Tried A Classic Love Experiment And This Is What Happened

Can asking each other 36 questions and staring into each other's eyes for four minutes make two people fall in love?<p>A few weeks ago, Mandy Len Catron of the <i>New York Times</i> published "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," which has since gone viral and even inspired a few parodies. In the piece, …

Relationships

Simple Lemon-Herb Roasted Salmon

This go-to recipe uses a fish's best friends: butter, herbs and lemon. Roasting at a high temperature lets you lightly brown the fillets on foil, …

Wedding Cake Ideas: 40 Canadian Cake Inspirations For Your Big Day

Wedding cakes are a pleasure to look at, whether you're eating a slice or browsing through hundreds of boards on Pinterest.<p>If you're spending the …

Weddings

Wedding Photographer Jose Villa Shares His Top Tips

The biggest name in wedding photos, Jose Villa, is here to share his tried-and-true rules for having your most photogenic day ever. One important tip: "The key to capturing an authentic moment? Soft, natural light and a simple background. And motion!" Check out more of his expert advice</b> …

17 Rules To Follow When You’re Falling In Love

<b>1.</b> Appreciate the <i>falling</i> part of being in love while it’s happening. Because it doesn’t last forever.<p><b>2.</b> And when the <i>falling</i> part of being in love is …

Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> January 26, 2015<p><i>Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups are a delicious low-carb and gluten-free treat for dinner or game-day snacking.</i> …

11 hot cocktails to defrost your frozen face

The only thing better than a beloved hot beverage is its spiked big sister.<p>For a warm and cozy upgrade, add hard liquor and complimentary spices to …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …

Recipes

How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the Internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …