Alexandra Patrut

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25 Depression-Era Desserts Worth Trying Today

The Depression Era was a time of limited ingredients, which lead to some inventive desserts! Whether it’s a pie made with green tomatoes or a cake …

Dessert

You really can't go wrong with cake, cream and strawberries

It’s hard to believe that the well-loved combination of cake, cream and strawberries could be anything other than perfection, but soggy cake, squishy …

Dessert

Diana Henry's glorious summer desserts, from white peach ice cream to an elderflower tart

• <i>RECIPES BELOW:</i><br>• White-currant tart with elderflower and lemon cream<br>• Lime granita with mango, chilli and salt<br>• White-peach sorbet with raspberries and rose mascarpone<p>‘I want to do some over-the-top desserts,’ I told my editor. Desserts allow overstatement and excess, and the freedom and abundance of …

Baking

This Ultimate Breakfast Toast Tastes Decadent, but It's Perfectly Healthy

Whole grains, creamy ricotta, and a quick homemade jam deliver a treat-yo-self breakfast you can feel good about. Store-bought jams are loaded with …

Breakfast

The Best Blueberry Recipes to Make Right Now

The first order of business when blueberries hit the market in early summer is getting my fill (and then some!) by eating them straight from the …

Breakfast

Stuffed Brownie and Peanut Butter Frosting

This stuffed brownie and peanut butter frosting recipe are so chocolatey, rich and creamy! Plus, the preparation method is so easy and simple. …

Dessert

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in 30 Minutes Flat

Look, I'm all for making traditional homemade-dough cinnamon rolls, but sometimes you just want the piping hot buns, dripping with butter and brown sugar, ASAP. When you're experiencing an uncontrollable jonesing for a homemade batch, but don't want to go through the whole trouble of making the …

Dessert

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

7 fastest-growing flower seeds for the perfect summer garden

It's not too late to get some gorgeous summer colour in your outdoor space.<p><b>If you can’t find the time to spend hours pruning and preening your backyard, finding flower seeds that grow quickly is essential.</b><p>The team at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have looked into the plants and flowers that grow the …

American pie: Six of the best Fourth of July pies

<b>Peanut butter chocolate pie (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Chill <b>2 hr +</b><br>Serves <b>8-10</b><p>For the crust<b><br>200g Oreo cookies</b><b><br>80g</b> <b>salted peanuts</b><b><br>2 tbsp butter</b>, melted<p>For the filling<b><br>195g cream cheese</b>,at room temperature<b><br>105g icing sugar</b><b><br>190g peanut butter</b>,room temperature, sugar/salt-free if possible<b><br>100g milk</b> …

Baking

Naan Recipes

Naan is a soft, yeast-leavened Indian flatbread that is a must-have side for curry. Rip pieces off the oven-baked bread and use them to scoop up bits …

Food

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cooking

Best ever carrot cake recipe

YieldMakes 12 slices<p>Cooking time40 mins<p>Preparation time25 mins<p>The only carrot cake recipe you'll ever need.<p>Ingredients<p>250ml (8fl oz) vegetable or …

Breakfast Sandwiches Beyond Your Typical Bacon, Egg, And Cheese

Breakfast fans out there know just how satisfying a breakfast sandwich can be. But all too often, we’re racing out the door, grabbing a protein bar …

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas

Without hydrangeas, would summer as we know it exist? From Tokyo to Nantucket, their big, blowsy blooms are synonymous with warm nights and lazy days.<p>…

13 Actually Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Canned Salmon

Salmon fried rice, anyone?<p><b>Read more:</b><p>•15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna<p>•17 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Make With A Can Of Chickpeas<p>•13 Easy Lentil Recipes To Try Now That Soup Season Is Officially Over

Roasted butternut squash and sage risotto with pinenuts recipe

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.<p>Cut the butternut squash into 6-8 wedges, remove the seeds and place in a roasting tray. Pound or chop the garlic and add a generous glug of olive oil, half the sage leaves, sea salt and pepper. Tip into the tray and rub over the butternut squash with your hands. …

Recipes

Landscaping: 10 Clever Gardening Tips to Save Time

Anyone with a well-tended garden knows the endless hours that can be eaten up by chores. And there’s no finish line in sight—cultivated ground comes …

10 Sweet Takes on Muffins & Scones — Recipes from The Kitchn

You know what makes mornings a little easier? Waking up knowing there's a batch of scones or muffins waiting in the kitchen. Whether you like a …

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15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

This Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Made BA Staffers Pretty Much Lose Our Minds

That's how incredible it is.<p>Carrot cake is the best cake. Yeah, I said it. The reason it's the best cake is because normal cake is boring, and carrot cake is full of adventure in the form of nuts! raisins! spices! and, uh, carrots! Whereas many cakes are dry, carrot cake is almost always—pardon the …

Dessert

Strawberry-Pretzel Trifles

Prepare the strawberries: Combine 4 cups strawberries and the granulated sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until bubbling, then …

Baking

This Creamy White Bean Soup Is So Satisfying

Looking for something healthful, comforting, and extremely satisfying? It's really hard to beat a good bean and vegetable soup. Yes, it is the middle …

Food Preservation

8 Low-Calorie Crockpot Recipes You Should Make This Week

Is there anything better than coming home from a long day to find dinner already made for you?<p>Yes, actually, there is one thing–it’s finding out that …

Companion planting combinations

Companion planting – combining plants for the benefit of one or both of the companions – is an age-old gardening tradition.<p>Advertisement<p>Companion …

This spicy turmeric lemonade is an Ayurvedic win for all 3 doshas

Even if you’re an Ayurveda pro, tailoring everything you eat and drink to sync with your dosha can be a bit tricky. Finding anything …

15 Chicken Breast Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

Chicken breast is a solid staple on the weeknight dinner table, and for good reason: It's quick to prepare and endlessly adaptable. These 15 recipes …

12 delicious vegan recipes that you need to make this spring

Now that Easter is behind us it’s time to put down the chocolate and focus on spring. With any luck we’ve seen the back of the Beast from the East …