Brigitte Purrie

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7 Home Bar Ideas for a Classy Entertainment Space

If you love concocting new drinks for friends and entertaining in your home, then creating a home bar should be next on your to-do list. These seven …

A modern farmhouse by Blackband Design

This modern farmhouse in Newport Heights, California has me craving beaches, sun and t-shirt weather. Designed by Greg and Wendy Blackband of …

Endless summer

Spring seems to have shot through already and an endless summer beckons. I'm feeling cooler just looking at this refreshing, white bedroom by Swedish …

The New Outdoor Rug: Perfect Patterns for Tile Patios

Borrowed from Moorish influences, patios with patterned tile are everywhere these days. Call it the new outdoor rug.<p>As effective as a rug when it …

Landscaping

20 Gorgeous and Neutral Master Bedrooms

Master bedrooms, traditionally, have a bit more space to work with. So what better way to utilize that aspect than to enhance the extra square feet? …

Interior Design

Small-House Remodel: From One Bedroom to Three—No Addition Required

Contractor Aaron Gordon bought the modest cottage in SF’s Bernal Heights with his own family in mind. But when he approached Red Dot Studio architect …

Home Improvement

Making Better Pasta

Pasta is the king of the pantry—incredibly versatile and reliably delicious; it's our go-to dinner more often than we'd like to admit. But even we …

Italian Food

Rose's Famous Caramel Cake

Heat oven to 350°. Making sure all ingredients are at room temperature, grease two 9" round cake pans with 1 tbsp. unsalted butter; dust with 1 1⁄2 …

Dessert

How to Make Garlic Bread from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>of The Little Loaf gets down and buttery with everyone's favorite pasta sidekick -- garlic bread.</i><p><i></i><p><i></i><p>With a chewy center, crisp brown crust, and melting …

Baking

How to cook perfect carrot cake

The healthiest thing about carrot cake is the name. But then that's probably why it's so darn popular<p>In the mid-1990s when carrot cake first appeared on my radar, when it finally emerged from its sandal-wearing exile and into the sugary lights of the mainstream, it seemed as absurd an idea as its …

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) Recipe

These Japanese chicken meatballs are seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, scallions, and sesame oil, while egg and panko breadcrumbs bind the meat to allow it to cling to a skewer and stay together on the grill. A brushing of a tare sauce at the end of cooking gives the meatballs a glistening sweet …

Maple Apple Pie Recipe

For the Crust:<p>1¼ cups (146 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• ½ teaspoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar<br>• 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, cut …

Baking

Tropical Tiki Cookies

I’ve been on a tiki kick all summer long – it’s hard not to feel inspired after you’ve had one or two tropical drinks! These Tropical Tiki Cookies …

Mini Pineapple Lime Upside Down Cakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are fun to make and fun to eat. They’re assembled in a pan upside down, with a layer of sugar and pineapple on the bottom …

Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes

When you’re in the mood for chocolate cake, you really can’t have too much chocolate. These Triple Chocolate Espresso Cakes boast three types of …

Dessert

3 Bedroom Apartment/House Plans

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Jeremy Gamelin<p>This colorful home would be an ideal choice for music lovers, featuring two bedrooms and a spacious living area, …

Layered Chicken Salad with Coriander-Yogurt Dressing

Directions<p>In a bowl, combine the yogurt, dill, coriander and 3 tablespoons of water; whisk until smooth. Whisk in the oil in a steady stream. Season …

Buffalo Chicken Mason Jar Salad

<i>Get instant access to my mason jar salad recipe e-cookbook here! I share 19 of my best mason jar salads along with tips, tricks, and tutorial.</i><p>Are you …

Cobb Salad Sandwich

We dyed a lot of Easter eggs over the weekend with my sister and her two cute kiddos. We made a mess, but it was totally worth it. We sent some eggs …

Healthy Eating

Just Like Nature Valley's Oats 'n Honeys Bars.....Actually they're Better.

Oh, you guys. It has been snowing. And snowing.<p>And then snowing some more.<p>Really, we got a lot of snow. And to think two days ago I thought maybe …

The Best Desserts to Pack for Your Weekday Lunch

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Give your lunch dessert the respect it deserves.</i><p>It’s unfortunate how often we as a …

Dessert

How to Make a Classic Mai Tai

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: The history of the mai tai, and how to bring a little tiki to your home bar, tonight.</i><p>The craft cocktail …

Skateboarding

The Best Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe

Crispy chunks of deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze with complex orange flavor. The Chinese take-out classic, made in your own kitchen.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A balanced sauce has plenty of vinegary kick to balance out the cloying sweetness that most restaurant versions …

sticky sesame chicken wings

On the very long list of things that I am convinced that other people do effortlessly while I typical flail and fail in the face of — dancing, …

Recipes

Everything You Need to Know About Pie Crust

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: You</i> …

Baking

How to Classify and Cook With Clams

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: The only two clam classifications home cooks need to know -- and how to cook each type right.</i><p>I spent most of my family’s summer coastal California road trip looking …

Recipes

Former Church Becomes A Luxurious Residence With A Glamorous Interior

Located in London, United Kingdom, the magnificent residence you see here now used to be a church. It got converted into a family home by Gianna …

Interior Design

Cobb Salad

Man, do I love a Cobb Salad! My mom used to order them at restaurants when I was younger, and I knew I had truly become a grown-up when I started …

Magic Flan Cake

Life feels a little crazy right now because in two short months the manuscript for my second cookbook is due. As you can imagine, I've been spending …