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40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe - Chowhound

Originally a blend of primarily tomato juice and vodka, the Bloody Mary, or just the “Bloody,” has since started to include ingredients as diverse as …

Cooking

Eggs en Cocotte With Tomato and Goat Cheese Recipe

These easy, individually baked eggs are set above a layer of thick and oniony tomato sauce and topped with crumbled fresh goat cheese.<p>Why It Works<p>Making a divot in the center of the tomato layer in each ramekin helps hold the yolks right in the middle of the ramekins.<br>• A low oven and hot water bath …

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

How to Make Thumbprint Cookies Every Which Way

Who was the first person to put his or her thumb into a cookie and fill it with jam? I want to know—because it’s not a natural progression.<p>Shortbread cookies are crumbly and meant to be easily dunked. In a pre-thumbprint era, I don’t think I would’ve thought to make my shortbread cookies rounder …

Dessert

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …

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