Carla Strauss

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8 Sweet and (Sorta) Healthy Summer Fruit Desserts

Caramel Plum Galette<p>With a filling of fresh summer plums and an easy anise-scented caramel, this free-form pie couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. …

Crunchy Polenta Fries with Sriracha Mayo

Preparation<p>Cut the polenta into about 30 french-fry-size pieces (about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch thick). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and …

Recipes

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Preparation<p>Make the crust:<p>In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt, and pulse to combine. Add the butter and shortening and pulse …

The Complete Guide To Stir-Fry Cooking [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Once you know the basics of stir-frying, an endless variety of quick and healthy dishes will await you. These infographics from Cook …

How to Make Summer Chicken Parmesan

Skip canned tomatoes and serve these crispy, cheesy chicken cutlets with a fresh tomato-and-zucchini sauté instead, a super-easy side that takes …

The 9 Best Napa Valley Tours to Book in 2018

California’s bucolic Napa Valley is one of the world’s great wine-growing regions, making it a bucket-list travel destination for wine lovers and a …

A Road Trip Through Tuscany That's All About the Food

Cookbook author and local transplant Emiko Davies tells you about those little Tuscan restaurants and wineries you had a hunch were there, if only you knew who to ask.<p>A love of history lured me to Florence from Australia to study art restoration in 2005, before relocating to the hills above the …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

The 10 Best Places to Buy Stylish Jewelry That Won’t Cost Half Your Paycheck

Jewelry is the finishing touch that can make any outfit feel more polished. But oftentimes, the price for one necklace can cost more than your entire …

Jewelry

Two Words That Can Help You Get an Airline Upgrade

The insider secret to scoring an upgrade.<p>British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her …

Los Angeles

14 tips to touring the world without feeling like just another tourist

Mass tourism has had its critics almost as far back as tourism itself. What Henry James grumbled about more than a century ago—all those hordes in his favorite places—is now so common that there are almost as many “off the beaten track” strategies as there are fatuous guidebooks where you are …

Travel

10 Hot New Books for Your 2018 #TBR Pile

With new books being released every day, finding your next read can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you’re a fan of dystopian fiction, captivating memoirs, or uncommon love stories, there’s an exciting read for every book lover for 2018. If you’re looking to stock your #TBR pile with new …

The Things You Should Never Do Abroad, According to the U.S. State Department (Video)

Insider tips on how to avoid getting in trouble and what to do if you already are.<p>Countries can vary when it comes to their regulations and …

7 Linguine Recipes to Channel Your Inner Giada De Laurentiis

Linguine is the unsung hero of pasta noodles. Not quite as wide as fettuccine and not quite as skinny as spaghetti, linguine is thick enough to pair …

These Common Mistakes May Be Preventing You from Having Personal Style

We can all agree the morning struggle is real: rushing around with one shoe on, making multiple passes by the full-length mirror, and frustratingly trying to pull together THE outfit for the day. We’re all looking for the getup that reads confident, unique, trendy, <i>and</i> totally you. So, what exactly …

38 Straight Up Clever Things On Amazon That Make You Look & Feel Way More Put Together

Let's face it: no one feels completely put-together all the time. Daily routines can be demanding, and full of unexpected twists and turns. That's …

Beauty

27 Healthy Foods You Need to Try This Year

While all of us may be tempted to reach for the bright, shiny, and unfamiliar food products that are stocked in our grocery store shelves or spontaneously buy items spotted on Instagram, Brit + Co’s doing the hard part for you by taste-testing these new packaged foods to highlight only the good …

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

How to Avoid these Italy Travel Mistakes and Have a Spectacular Italian Vacation

Some Italy Travel Mistakes and Stunning Travel Failures from Girl with Passport (feel free to laugh at my expense, it’s expected)<p>Okay, so if you …

22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

Costa Rica

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, 2018's new book …

Books

16 Slow Cooker Recipes You Can Make Once And Freeze All Winter

Just reheat and enjoy.

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

29 Places to Welcome Spring

Feel the mist on your skin<p>Even if you’ve been to <b>Yosemite</b> a thousand times, visit in spring and it feels like the first time all over again. The …

National Parks

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

Cooking

Perfect Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>6 tbsps of unsalted butter.<br>16 ounces of miniature marshmallows, divided.<br>1 tsp of pure vanilla extract.<br>6 cups of rice krispies cereal.<p><b>How</b> …

When Is the Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets?

The opportune moment to buy a plane ticket depends on where and when you plan to travel. Although there’s no sure bet, here’s some guidance.<p>Domestic …

Slow cooker boeuf bourguignon: See an easy way to make the classic French dish

Slow Cookers

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Fiji

As the days get increasingly colder, you may find yourself fantasizing about a warm-weather getaway. Instead of your go-to beach destination, consider flying for a few extra hours this year to reach the South Pacific—specifically Fiji. This archipelago of more than 300 islands is a true tropical …