Andrea Benoit

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21 Tips to DIY and Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel Shelf

Having a fireplace without a mantel is like owning a sofa without the throw pillows. The opportunity is there and it is clear that the sofa would …

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Conan O'Brien Has Some Food Safety Tips for Chipotle

It's been a rough few months for Chipotle. A widespread E. coli outbreak sickened dozens of customers, and the burrito chain still hasn't been able to pinpoint what caused it; there was also that pesky norovirus disaster in Boston that made more than 100 diners ill. As the chain attempts to clean …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

9 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast isn't really about the meat itself but the way it's seasoned or sauced. Here are nine ways to flavor your chicken so it's …

26 Gooey Pasta Bakes You'll Want To Eat All Week

Lovin' in the oven.

No-Hassle Recipe: One Skillet Three Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna is one of our favorites, but we rarely make it because it’s such a project to have three pots bubbling away on the stove at once. Preparing …

How To Plan and Actually Execute a Large Outdoor BBQ

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>So you have decided to have a large outdoor event at your house and now you need to know how to provide …

Savvy Decor and Design Ideas Under $50

1 of 46<p>Garden Fresh<p>Nothing wakes up a room like accessorizing with fresh greens or flowers. One of my favorite places to "shop" for live arrangements …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

Cleaning Products 101

Many people are conditioned to believe a house is not clean unless it smells of chemicals. In fact, the opposite is true.

12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar

From soothing sore throats and upset stomachs to fighting hiccups and diabetes, behold the benefits of apple cider vinegar.<p>Legend has is that …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Small Spaces

Common Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow for the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

Making scrambled eggs isn't exactly rocket science—but our test kitchen has outlined a few surprising ways you might be getting it wrong.<p>For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it's probably a technique we don't think …

Breakfast

I Tried The 4-7-8 Trick to Fall Asleep Fast

Have you heard of the "4-7-8" breathing method? I hadn't until references to it kept popping up in my Facebook feed. I ignored them at first, but the …

Extreme Sports

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Get total-body toning in no time with this incredible (and incredibly smart) workout designed by Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of Turbulence Training<p>Toning every inch of your body in less than 10 minutes sounds like something you can only achieve with the help of Photoshop, right? …

Workouts

14 Beauty Items In Your Bathroom That Have Probably Already Expired

If you're obsessed with staying neat like us, there's almost nothing more immediately gratifying than cleaning something out. Here's some good news for you: It's likely high time you sort through your bathroom beauty items. Expired makeup and products do more harm than good, so saying goodbye might …

This Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child's Brain

If there existed one, simple thing you could do to improve your child's performance every day at school, in addition to their long-term educational …

8 Ways to Make Money Without Working

Get rich from your couch.<p><b>1. Sell your clothes and accessories.</b> You know all those clothes taking up room in your closet that are perfectly nice but you never wear them? Sell them. Find a consignment store in your area that will appraise your items and give you a percentage of the price they sell …

Before & After: This Polished White Kitchen Only Cost $5,000

But smart design choices and thrifty shopping make it look like a million bucks. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Breaking news: This remodel proves that your dream kitchen is not out of reach. When we spotted this makeover on Hometalk, we nearly did a double-take. $5000? …

Storage Ideas

How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …

Cooking

9 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

Christmas cookies, holiday cookies, winter treats—whatever you want to call them, they used to be the perfect gift. Everyone loved getting a little …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Breakfast