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6 All-Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>________<p>Last year, I had to clear out all our kitchen cabinets to prep for a renovation. This taught me a few things:<p><i>There is no</i> …

Bread

The Best Way to Stop Your Avocado from Browning: Do Nothing

Last week, we suggested a smarter way to cut an avocado to reduce the surface area exposed to air and thereby susceptible to browning.<p>Some of you cried <i>blasphemy!</i>...<p>...while others commented with advice for other ways to stymie the browning. Always on the search for new tips, we cut some avocados …

Coconut

The Cake Recipe You'll Never Forget

Here's a cake recipe that is impossible to forget. One of Italy's best loved cakes is an extremely simple, moist, and fluffy pound cake, or as they like to incorrectly call it, “plum cake.” It's as simple as can be: no icing or strong flavorings; perhaps just a shower of confectioners' sugar over …

Baking

The 7 Fruits You Should Eat More of This Month

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: In the dead of winter, when your market bags are laden with dark leafy greens and root vegetables, don't forget about fruit. Just tell yourself you're preventing scurvy and load</i> …

Food

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

Top 10 Happiest Cities

Goodbye Cronuts, Hello Shaved Ice! Bidding Farewell to the Foods of 2014 and Welcoming the Foods of 2015

In the fickle world of foodie culture, culinary trends swing in and out of fashion about as quickly as It bags. Cronuts may have caused mass hysteria in 2014, but, like the cupcake before them, will their coolness factor fade into a distant memory? Here, we bid farewell to the foods of 2014 (it’s …

Lemon Balm and 20 Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: We wouldn’t leaf you hanging -- we’re sharing all of the</i> …

Lemon Balm

More Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<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: Meet an unlikely contender for your kitchen's true jack of all trades.</i><p>Ice cube …

Food Preservation

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Meringue Kisses

May 19, 2014<p>So these were really fun to whip up. Cute. Colorful. Adorable.<p>And you only need two ingredients to make them. Unless you want to color …

Dessert

How this 23-year-old grad tackled $53,349 in student and car loans

In the fall of 2011, shortly after finishing university, Jordann Brown realized she owed $53,349.<p>"My story isn't one about spending with abandon or being irresponsible," says the 23-year-old, who works in marketing and provides content for a mortgage rate comparison website. "I did what every …

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11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

Mistakes You're Making With Fried Eggs (PHOTOS)

There's been a lot of talk lately about the exponential joy of fried eggs. They are what we most commonly associate with a hearty breakfast. They are also great on bibimbap. They turn a humble grilled sandwich into a croque madame. In fact, putting an egg on it even has its own zine now.<p>For …

A little Jamaican Coconut Cornbread for your monday. One bowl, super easy, & naturally dairy and gluten free. http://domesticfits.com/2013/09/30/jamaican-coconut-cornbread/

All About Vegetarian Proteins

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: With so many choices for vegetarian proteins, it's up to you which way you choose to use them.</i><p>Whoever said vegetarians can't get enough protein was just …

Healthy Eating

Vegan Chocolate Cake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: How to have your (vegan) cake and eat it, too -- plus the simplest buttercream you'll ever make.</i><p>Vegan baking can be intimidating at first. We’re told that baking is a …

Dessert

Chanterelle Chowder with Bacon and Corn

Intro<p>This is where summer and fall collide. Where the cool evenings justify a warm bowl of soup. A meeting of sweet, crisp corn and wilted …

Pizza With Figs, Mozzarella, and Goat's Milk Feta Recipe

<b>Note:</b> For best results, bake pizza using a KettlePizza and Baking Steel setup.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 recipe Neapolitan Pizza Dough, or 2 …

The seven skills you need to land your dream job

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job <i>by talent acquisition specialist Dominic Bokich. Reprinted by arrangement with Smith Publicity Inc. Copyright © Dominic Bokich, 2013.</i><p>Before an interview it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of your …

Cumin and Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

36<p>SHARES<p>Children’s and youth pastor Jennifer Plantenberg found inspiration from the food she had on hand one evening when she lacked a plan for …

Why You Should Eat More Watermelon

1<p>SHARES<p>Summer means trips to the beach, family cookouts—and refreshing watermelon. I love it for its juicy sweetness, refreshing crunch, brilliant …

Nutrition

SUMMER PEACH TART

I catered a small dinner party last weekend. Some things I knew would turn out - a couple dressings and sauces were a shot in the dark, but I was …

Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips

Betcha can't eat just one of these light, crispy snacks. Nutritional yeast gives them a tangy, almost cheesy flavor. If you are concerned about …

Food

Vegan Moussaka

571<p>SHARES<p>Mashed potatoes replace cream sauce and ground lentils replace lamb in a casserole that serves a crowd. If you don't have a deep (3 inches) …

Tomatoes