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Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Country Lifestyle

How to Making a Gallery Wall Look Timeless

Gallery walls have been going strong for a while now in home design. That's probably because they're the perfect solution for filling up blank wall …

Home Decorating

19 Delicious and Healthy Summer Salads That Are Anything but Boring

Wave goodbye to limp lettuce leaves, watery cucumber, and tasteless tomatoes. These Summer salads are anything but dull, putting tasty twists on a …

Healthy Eating

10 Protein-packed Recipes With Only 5 Ingredients Each

Busy people don’t always have time to prepare time-consuming recipes with lots of ingredients. Searching high and low for obscure ingredients is …

Healthy Eating

Jobs to do in the garden in March

Don't let the ferocious winds and snow put you off from maintaining your garden this month... it will clear up soon to welcome in fresh spring …

Yardsmart: How to start your first garden (while saving money)

When I entered horticulture 40 years ago, making a vegetable garden was free and easy. We simply grew plants we could eat in the yard just like our …

7-Day Meal Plan: Easy Cheap $3 Dinners

Making budget-friendly meals healthy and delicious is easy with this 7-day meal plan. Each of these cheap dinners rings in at $3 or less per serving …

Here's how to have a 'dry garden' that's colorful, too

Drought-tolerant yards don't have to be stark (or dull), says Palm Springs-based author and horticulturist Maureen Gilmer. Her new book, "The Colorful Dry Garden," is bent on bringing a riot of fertile color into arid Southern California landscapes.<p>Gilmer's latest book — she has written 18 about …

How a young designer transformed this Symrna ranch house into a modern charmer

The renovation was influenced by a modern-farmhouse style, but with Southwest accents and an edgier twist<p>Photograph by Anthony-Masterson<p>Pryce and …

Why we should grow to love gorgeous gladioli

It’s an odd thing how few of us grow gladioli. Almost every one of us has a patch of tulips in our garden and yet only a small number can say the same for glads, yet they are the summer tulip. They’re incredibly easy and reliable. If you get them in the ground, they’re guaranteed to flower 100 or …

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Baked Cavatappi With Artichokes and Fennel

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:1 hr 20 minPrep:45 minCook:35 min<p>Yield:6-8 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>More from:<p>Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown<p>Recipe courtesy of …

Jump Rope Workout Challenge​ | Women's Health

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'<p>The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>Photograph courtesy of Samantha Lefave<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or …

10 Healthy Weeknight Dinners That Anybody Can Cook

When it comes to healthy eating, dinner might actually be the easiest meal to prepare. Unlike breakfast, you probably have at least a little bit of …

35 creative ways to embrace stone walls in your home

Stone walls are THE premier way to make your home's interior stand out in a crowd, but in a shockingly timeless fashion! After all, organic material …

Fresh Strawberry Dump Cake Recipe

Last weekend we were heading to a family birthday party and my sister-in-law was serving an adorable birthday cake and strawberry shortcake but it …

Dessert

Orecchiette in Vegan No-Cook Spinach Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound orecchiette<br>• 4 ounces green beans, ends trimmed, chopped into 1-inch pieces (can also use frozen)<br>• 10 ounces frozen lima beans, thawed<br>• 5 ounces baby spinach<br>• 3 cloves garlic<br>• ¼ cup olive oil<br>• ¼ cup water<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon juice<br>• 1 teaspoon sea salt<br>• ½ teaspoon freshly ground black</b> …

Time to upgrade your downstairs? Here’s what to know before you finish your basement.

Feeling pressed for space? The solution might be right under your feet.Finished basements are a low-cost way to add resale value to your home at a …

Home Improvement

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

Rules to Pull Off a Successful Eclectic Design (Without it Feeling Overwhelming)

Eclectic design is kind of hard to get a handle on, isn’t it? On the one hand, the amount of freedom in it is so intriguing. In a style that’s …

22 Brilliant Ways To Eat Eggs For Dinner

Because eggs are eggcellent any time of the day.

Breakfast

Vegan White Bean Salad Recipe

<b>Looking for the perfect white bean salad recipe?</b> This is my usual "go-to" bean salad recipe. It's a simple but delicious and versatile vegetarian and …

The monstera is the very best houseplant

It can survive your neglect and laziness!<p>Houseplants are hard. A few years ago, I carried a trendy fiddle-leaf fig tree 15 blocks from a nursery to my apartment. It was dead within three weeks.<p>Turns out, the fiddle-leaf fig tree is incredibly finicky, and keeping it alive requires an alchemical …

20-Minutes-or-Less Meals

No time to cook after work? Your whole family with be thanking you after you whip up one of these quick and easy meals. Half the wait but just as …

15 Delicious Breakfast Options Made With Just 3 Ingredients

If you're like us, you have the best intentions of eating a quality, well-balanced breakfast, but then time — or a lack of ingredients — gets the best of you. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there that require minimal ingredients and preparation time. From baked eggs to parfait bowls and …

Low Carb Dinners You Can Easily Meal Prep

If you're trying to shed a few pounds, going on a low carb diet is definitely the way to go! Cutting down on carb-filled foods like bread and other …

7 Sugar-Free Recipes From "I Quit Sugar" That Taste Anything But

If you're struggling to stick to your cut-back-on-sugar goals, it's probably because the food you're making is skimping on taste too. Because really, …

29 Summer Dinners You Can Make In The Crock Pot

Just set it and forget it.

Pulled Pork Pizza

Use your favorite pizza crust recipe to make a deep dish or thin crust pizza with a tasty topping of leftover pulled pork and barbecue sauce. The …