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31 Problems Only Dog Owners Understand

You love him so much, but you put up with a lot for your pup.<p>Interior design by Ruthie Sommers.<p><b>1. Early-morning walks in freezing weather.</b> You have to put on so many layers just to go around the block, and he'll be sure to stop and sniff every single tree, fire hydrant, and trash can as you</b> …

You Will Never Guess What This Backyard is Hiding

...And you won't believe how much you'll want to do the same thing in your yard, too.<p>Confession: We had to do a double-take when we saw this yard-and-pool combo on BuzzFeed. Featuring a refreshing pool concealed by green grass, this backyard might be one of the most out-of-control things we've ever …

Turmeric in a smoothie: surprisingly delicious. Give this recipe from The Kitchn a try. http://apttherapy.com/1iacHVa

The Ice Cream Sandwich: Updgraded

Why not upgrade that childhood favorite, the ice cream sandwich, to a delicious new level of sweet sophistication?<p>Ice cream sandwiches are ideal to serve at a barbecue, after a buffet-style dinner, and especially at a children's birthday party. Fun and festive, they bring out the kid in all of …

10 Things Nobody Tells You about Buying an Older Home

Buying a ‘fixer-upper’ for a house seems like a romantic proposition. Anyone who appreciates a good antique can understand the nostalgic appeal of an …

The Hottest Poolside Landscape Trends To Shape Your Sizzling Summer Outdoors

The idea of exactly when summer starts and ends depends on where you live and also on the fickle global climate that is becoming even more …

Bob Mackie Designing Costumes for Cher Dressed to Kill World Tour 2014; Vintage Mackie Costumes

Iconic fashion pairs don't come around too often, and today's news, via <i>Page Six</i>, that Cher and Bob Mackie were getting the gang together again for her upcoming Dressed to Kill world tour, got me feeling all warm and fuzzy. In early spring, Mackie (who designed a whole host of Cher's most famous …

Beach Chic: Stars in Swim's Best Trends

From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see whats in style for the season.<p>From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see what's in style for the season. Plus, check out the latest fashion trends of the summer.

The Truth About Victoria Beckham's New Diet Obsession

Does bee panacea live up to the hype?<p>Oh, you want to know how Victoria Beckham stays so impossibly svelte? So does the rest of the world—and a few weeks ago, she gave us a little hint, Tweeting "My new thing!! Eat one tsp a day!!" and a picture of Virgin Raw Food's Bee Panacea, a thick and syrupy …

The Fashion Trend That Makes You Look Two Sizes Smaller, Paper Bag Waist Pants

High-waisted pants are a feminine and flirty look but sometimes hard to wear if you're trying to mask your middle. Enter the resort fashion trend that will solve that problem (and make you look up to two sizes smaller): paper-bag-waisted pants. Trousers with a paper-bag waist cinch that waist in …

“One hour defined the rest of my life” – An interview with Kiesza

With first single "Hideaway" charting across Europe and a viral music video to match, you've probably already heard of Kiesza. If you haven't, brace yourself, y ...<p><b>With first single “Hideaway” charting across Europe and a viral music video to match, you’ve probably already heard of Kiesza. If you</b> …

Jennifer Lawrence’s Email Address Has ‘Butt’ In It, According To Lorde

It’s nice to know that when Jennifer Lawrence and I have our meet-cute over a pile of tacos, we’ll be able to talk about our appreciation of Tina Belcher from <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>, and her fascination with #butts. Because according to Lorde, Lawrence is as amused by behinds as we are obsessed with …

This Photo of Kim Kardashian Shows Why Women Can't Have It All

Nobody would argue that Kim Kardashian is an everywoman, but this picture proves she’s certainly trying to be every type of woman at the same …

What Really Happens To The "Cool Kids"?

Photo: Courtesy Of Paramount Pictures.<p>From <i>Mean Girls</i> to <i>Gossip Girl</i> to <i>Glee</i>, our culture is obsessed with the never-ending war between the so-called …

And, The Lucky Actress Playing Aaliyah Is...

Photo: REX USA/Picture Perfect.<p>After weeks of speculation, Disney star and "Replay" singer Zendaya is that "One in a Million." The 17-year-old <i>Dancing</i> …

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

The Ultimate Slow Cooker Pudding, Plus 6 Great Pudding Recipes

Fast or slow, pudding is never a thing we don’t want for dessert, an afternoon snack, or hell, even breakfast, eaten cold while standing at the open …

Slow Cookers

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks.<p>1. …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

Cooking

45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Italian Food

Forget Grilling, You Can Cook Your Hot Dogs In A Pringles Can

We're always happy to find an excuse to buy potato chips -- especially Pringles (even when they taste like French toast). And the DIY website Instructables just gave us an interesting one: cooking hot dogs.<p>The idea of cooking hot dogs in unusual ways might sound vaguely familiar (and mildly …

Baja Ceviche Tostadas

Make the ceviche: In a large bowl, combine halibut, shrimp, and juice. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Drain and discard all but ½ cup juice. Add …

1 Jar of Preserved Lemons, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Melina Hammer shows us how to smartly use up the preserved lemons in our pantries.</i><p>I can't recall how I first …

Food Preservation

Pineapple Beet Ambrosia

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda</i> <i>brings ambrosia salad into the 21st century.</i> <i>This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, and was inspired by their Organic Sweet Burn juice.</i><p>If you grew up in the …

Seasonal Food

Everything You Need to Know About the Negroni

For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com<p>The classic Negroni cocktail has come back with force. You can find it now on almost any cocktail menu and twists on the classic are even more prevalent.<p>But where did the Campari, gin and vermouth cocktail come from? We got Theo …

Alice Medrich's Guide to Freezing Baked Goods

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains proper freezing technique, so you can save that cookie dough or those extra muffins for (much) later</i>.<p>Whenever possible, I like to freeze items unbaked so I …

Dessert

An Outdoor Movie Picnic Menu

Here's an outdoor movie picnic menu, complete with popcorn, sandwiches, dessert, and an undercover cocktail<p><b>In cities around the country, outdoor movies are becoming a thing.</b> This excites us, because it's yet another reason to have a picnic. First things first: No matter where you watch a movie, be …

Living Rooms