Amy Alexander

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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

5 Holiday Cookies from Our Cookie Queen, Dorie Greenspan

While I have many well-worn cookbooks on my stacked shelf, Dorie Greenspan's original baking book is one that's received more love than most. Dorie …

Our 10 Most Popular Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes

I'm a firm believer that make-ahead dinners are one of the very best gifts you can give to your future self. Walking into the kitchen at the end of …

5 awesome sleep-away summer camps for grown-ups

When it comes to going away to camp -- whether that means traditional out-in-the-woods, Native American-named summer sleepover camp, basketball camp …

Here's How to Style the Nightstand of Your Dreams

Those who are constantly tinkering with their home decor will know that the poor, poor bedroom is often left for last. Hidden behind doors, it's easy …

Home Decorating

Fast-Casual Chinese With Noodle Bowls and Bing Headed to Columbia

The first New York location for fast-casual Chinese restaurant <b>Junzi Kitchen</b> will open on June 21 near Columbia University. The New Haven-based restaurant was conceived by Yale grads <b>Yong Zhao</b>, <b>Wanting Zhang</b>, and <b>Ming Bai</b> with chef <b>Lucas Sin</b>, who created a Northern China-based menu of noodle bowls and …

Amazon Is Lowering The Cost Of Prime For People On Government Assistance

A valid EBT card drops the monthly price from $10.99 to $5.99.<p>Today Amazon launched a discounted Amazon Prime membership for people on government assistance. The monthly price for Prime will drop from $10.99 to $5.99, and subscribers will have access to the full benefits of the subscription …

60 artist-painted pianos to be installed around NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty pianos painted by artists and performers will be placed around New York City for anyone who wants to play them.<p>A kickoff event for the street pianos will be held Monday in lower Manhattan. The bandleader for CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Jon Batiste, will lead 60 …

A Gorgeous Eggplant Pie from the Fifties

It’s a rainy day, and I’ve been looking through this very old issue of Gourmet. Came upon these two delicious-looking recipes that strike me as both …

Holy Sh*t — These Insanely Beautiful Art Prints Are Just $15!

The search for gorgeous, high-quality art that's deceptively cheap is something I'm always hunting for. I reference this list of websites that sell affordable art constantly, but my latest discovery has me pinching myself it's so good. Designer and Little Green Notebook blogger Jenny Komenda …

Home Decorating

9 home entrances with ideas to copy

The entrance to your home is a first glimpse at your personality and style and these 9 awesome home entrances are sure to amaze you with their chic …

Why Rosa Parks Put Peanut Butter in Her Pancakes

A recipe from the Rosa Parks archive sparks a conversation<p>Pancakes are an oddly humanizing food. Everyone—well, most everyone—has a fondness for …

Black History

One of these 10 quick sauces can rescue a boring plate

A quick sauce is a good thing to have in your back pocket — you can turn something blah into something more flavorful, give leftovers a new life, or add moisture to, say, an over-cooked rotisserie chicken. Here are 10 ideas from the Recipe Finder, plus pairing suggestions, to get you started.<p><i>[Dear</i> …

Chaat

13 Must-Download Apps to Help Make Your Home Renovation *MUCH* Easier

If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with marble kitchens, statement wallpaper, and mid-century modern Amazon finds (two-day shipping, y’all!), it may be time to *seriously* consider embarking on a springtime renovation. But because renos are practically synonymous with stress, we’ve decided to …

Apps

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

The Best Spot for Small Space Storage Is Right Behind You

If you're hard up for storage solutions, you may be looking below your sofa or your bed, or above your cabinets — but what about behind? It's a …

6 Ikea Hacks Every Tiny Bedroom Needs

The key to blissful small space living relies on one thing: concealing your sh*t. If the idea of splurging on several pieces of storage-friendly furniture is holding you back from the stylish, minimalist existence you deserve, don't let it. There are loads of Ikea hacks that can help you transform …

5 Unexpected Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner

Our new book, Mighty Salads, will get you making and eating salad for dinner. No, really! It takes what's traditionally a side dish and gives it a whole new look—something interesting bite after bite, something meal-worthy.<p><b>Here are 5 of our favorite, most-used tips from the book:</b><p>1. Cook …

Recipes

How to decorate Easter eggs using stuff you already have in your kitchen

Scrambling to get ready for Easter, and don't think there's time to hit the craft stores and dye eggs? Think again.<p>Awesome ingredients for dyeing and decorating eggstraordinary Easter eggs are as close as the kitchen cupboards, closets or desk drawer.<p><b>How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, …

California

16 Crazy Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Winner winner, chicken dinner.<p>No time in the evening to make dinner? Easily prepare a chicken dish by throwing some ingredients in your slow cooker …

100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again

Everyone is fighting a battle. And a very tough one most of the time.<p>Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult moments …

Carolyn Hax: College student should not grovel to her long-distance friend

Carolyn Hax is away. These letters are from June 1, 2003, and June 15, 2003.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I’m in a long-distance friendship with a guy I met at a conference about a year ago. Neither of us is out of college yet, but he is a senior and I am a sophomore. We’ve talked to each other a lot and</i> …

College & University

Lost ‘Mr. Rogers’ Episodes Mysteriously Resurface — And Might Be a Message to Trump

After Trump called for axing PBS to build up the military, Cold War-era episodes about exactly that went live on YouTube. Who found them?<p>Thirty-four …

15 great excuses to not go out tonight

It's a tale as old as time: you'll make plans at 10 a.m., bright-eyed and fresh from your first cup of coffee. "Yes," you'll say to your friends. "I …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Self-improvement

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

The 13 best furniture stores in the U.S.

From midcentury stunners to vintage gems, here’s where to shop in America<p>There are so many furniture and decor options in U.S. cities, it can be hard to know where to begin. Sure, big-box retailers like West Elm—and, of course, Ikea—offer great value and online ordering, but where should you head …