April Ansari

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Knitting for Charity: Charity Crafting Part Two

Crafting for charity is how I spend a lot of my free time. Sometimes I crochet, other times I knit! Today, let’s learn about knitting for charity! …

Knitting

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Exercise

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from …

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From peanut butter oatmeal cookies to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are Food & Wine's best oatmeal cookie recipes.

Breakfast

These designers have made a rain poncho for bike riders

Bike riders often have to deal with a variety of weather conditions when cycling, designers Shane Liu and Vicky Lin, worked with the team at VANMOOF, …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

How to Make Cranberry Sangria

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

One Shelf, 5 Ways: The Endlessly Versatile LACK Wall Shelf

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>In the past we've sung the praises of a few deceptively simple IKEA designs with a plethora of uses. Today it's the LACK wall …

IKEA

11 Easy Crock-Pot Desserts

You already know your slow cooker is good for stews, chilis and even chicken wings. But turns out, it's also the ultimate appliance for cooking dessert. Here: 11 sweet recipes to get you started.<p><b>Pumpkin Pie</b><p>A pie is a pie even if it's served in a bowl. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Gooey Chocolate Cake</b><p>Idiot-proof!</b> …

Cooking

40 free things to do in Los Angeles

1. Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk<p>It’s easy to get lost in the sidewalk chalk, reflective statues, and kinetic sculptures. Best part? Snagging …

No Sew Roman Shade

When I moved into my studio, one of the first projects I completed was a no sew Roman shade for the window on the door. When you look through the …

Sewing

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Recipes

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Articles about 7 space saving solutions some our tiniest houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Just because your bathroom might lack space, doesn't mean it has to lack style or functionality.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>The Splitback Sofa …

Diminutive

Summer Necessities: Wrap Pocket Tote with Colorful Contrast Edging

With sturdy construction, pretty contrast edging, and a colorful patterned lining, this beautiful-but-useful wrap pocket tote has all the makings of a glorious go-to summer bag!<p>Looking for a quick late spring project that you’ll want to use all year round?<p>Running summer errands will become an …

Sewing

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: That Girl! Knitted Tank

<b>By Nikol Lohr</b><p>With an empire waist, relaxed styling and seed-stitch details to match the summer jacket of the same name, this quick-knitting linen/cotton blend knitted tank is an excellent warm-weather project. Wide straps for bra coverage, extra increases, and short row shaping for bigger bustlines …

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This is the last of my projects for the Jo-Ann <i>Celebrate the Season</i> campaign! I’ve had so much fun doing all of these holiday projects! The theme for …

How To Make Your Own Damn Nutella

If your Nutella obsession is anywhere near the level that it should be, you're probably spending a fair amount of money on your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread every month. Have you ever considered cutting your spending by making your own Nutella at home? Yes, you can, and yes, you should.<p>As …

Dessert

Flashback: Splash Swimsuit Cover-Up

<b>by Nikol Lohr</b><p>Cool, whisper-soft, and silky, this breezy lace swimsuit cover-up is as comfortable to knit at the beach as it is to wear there. Worked in soft, gently luxuriant Lorna’s Laces Pearl, a 50/50 silk and bamboo blend, Splash knits up quickly with a simple old shale lace pattern that coaxes …

Knitting

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding has been my mother's cure-all since I was a child. Skinned your knee, have some pudding. Menstrual cramps, try some chocolate pudding. Going through a break-up, here, have some pudding. It was the confectionery version of penicillin. Though it may not have solved all my problems, …

Dessert

4 Contemporary Home Visualizations with Sleek Sophistication

• 1 |<p>The first house featured is a two-story duplex apartment. The visualization was created to generate interest in the home for sale by showing the …

Interior Design

Tag: Bedrooms

Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>Steal This Look: A Loft Bedroom with Colorful Accents …

Wardrobe Basics: Sew a 3/4 Circle Skirt

Circle skirts are one of those rare, magical wardrobe staples that are both easy to sew and flattering on just about everyone. Because of the drape of the fabric and the fullness of the skirt, you don’t generally need to worry about pulling across the hips, stretching over backsides, or other …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour

Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family's dinner routine, you'll wow everyone with these meatless meals.<p><b>1. White Bean Ragout</b><p>A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main …

Food

The Microwave Trick To Fancy Foamed Latte Milk

Cappuccinos are expensive. Macchiatos are too. But you know what's not pricey? Making those fancy espresso drinks at home. If you're thinking to yourself, "But I can't make <i>those</i> drinks, I don't have the proper tools, wah," we're here to tell you that <b>yes, you can</b>.<p>You do not need a thousand-dollar …

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

How to Make Hummus Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

Recipes

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

30+ Easy Super Bowl Appetizers That Are Ready for Kick-off

Clear eyes, full plates, can't lose.<p>With appetizers like these, who even cares about the game? We kid, but with these crowd-pleasing dips, breads, and bacon-wrapped everything, Super Bowl Sunday is bound to be a win. Now all that's left to do is the wave.