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The Super-Simple Crostata That Sparked an 18-Year Friendship

I met Anna on the first day of International Students’ Orientation at Boston University. She was a graduate exchange student in the Sociology department, and I was starting a master’s program in Arts Administration. And we were both thousands of miles away from home—Indonesia for me, Italy for …

Boston University

Memorize This Workout Routine Before Your Next Vacation

No matter how many workout clothes you pack for a vacation or work trip, it can be difficult to keep up with your health goals while on the go and …

Workouts

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Weight Loss

A New Genius Recipe for Wildly Juicy Roast Chicken—Without Preheating the Oven

My favorite roast chicken method will always be my first love, a merit badge in confident cooking. Its notoriously high oven temperature and crisp skin are the legacies of Barbara Kafka, the pioneering cooking expert who changed how we think about roasting and much more, and who sadly passed away …

A No-Bake, Nutella-ish Tart For the Laziest of Nights

Not all tasty desserts need to be the product of some long, laborious production. This recipe is proof of that. It is the I-only-have-20-minutes dessert. It’s the OMG-I-have-gluten-free-guests dessert. It’s the holy-mackerel-I-need chocolate dessert.<p>I put together this tart for a simple Valentine’s …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

The Fudgy, Swirly Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake My Mom Has Loved Since 1965

“Whenever it's my birthday, I hope this is the cake,” my mom wrote in one version of this recipe that lives in my parents’ online cookbook, a site born in the first dot-com boom of the 1990s. The cake she wished for—the cake in <i>I hope this is the cake</i>—is classic chocolate-chocolate with a swirling …

My Great Grandmother’s Cardamom-Coffee Bread, 117 Years Later

Every Christmas Eve day for as long as I can remember, I’ve climbed into the car with my mom and set off to circumnavigate the blustery horn of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, delivering gifts and greetings to loved ones in a ritual we call “the rounds.” The rounds are about tradition, seeing friends and …

The $1.89 Lunch Our Editor-in-Chief Swears By

I’m not one to go on about the power of The Universe, but certain things are clearly meant to be. Like meeting your best friend, or your true love—or a humble yet oddly compelling little sandwich. (Just me?)<p>I can’t with total confidence tell you how this sandwich came into my life (that Universe …

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

Pastry chefs are tinkerers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a disproportionate number of us had engineers or scientists or inventors for parents. If you own or are in charge of a pastry kitchen, you probably have endless tales of re-inventing, re-jiggering, and “hacking” various tools, equipment, and …

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

7 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Should Eat This Week

Maybe I say this more often than is appropriate for a food editor who works in the wellness space in 2018, but: I wish people weren't so dogmatic …

Healthy Eating

When We Fled Peru, My Mother Took "Green Noodles" With Her

<i>Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more! In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish they've inherited, and why it's meaningful to them.</i><p>My mother may have been a white woman who grew up in Texas, but she could talk your ear off in Spanish, sprinkled liberally with …

The Met Museum Rolls Out Over 500 Free Art Books You Can Download Print

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via The Metropolitan Museum of Art<p><b>As well as</b> releasing more than 400,000 artworks for personal and …

Museums

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

We found 8 fitness gurus who will help you get back on track — for free

It's a new year and a new you: one that's highly motivated to hit the gym… until you quit going three weeks later.<p>We have a solution. We scouted out eight fitness gurus — who use their YouTube channels and Instagram feeds — to serve up free full-length workouts every week, along with healthy …

HIIT

4 Simple, Effective Workouts That Can Replace Going to the Gym

My workout time is a filter that pulls out worries, stresses, fears and anxieties. The exercises in my book <i>Total Teen</i> and the ones I've designed for …

See How The Deepest, Darkest Gingerbread Cake Gets Made

<i>We're revisiting this stunning gingerbread cake from a few years ago—there's something about its dark complexion and crystalline frosting that has us enthralled. This time around, we recorded a recipe video.</i><p>I wish that anytime gingerbread came up in common conversation, this is what people were …

Why You Should Braise Your Beans (& 6 Ways to Make Them Dinner)

Most people appreciate beans for their brusque, no-nonsense nutrition; they are healthful, packed with iron and fiber, and, most importantly, they are always <i>there</i>. No matter your mood, no matter your level of hanger, no matter your astrological symbol, beans are always waiting, patiently, in your …

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

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The 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout Every Runner Needs

If you’re training for a fall race, you're probably (hopefully) already being diligent and squeezing in strength workouts to your already-packed …

7 No-Cook Sweet Treats Under 200 Calories

Do you love snacks? I love snacks. Some people are fine with just three good meals a day, but I rarely go without a little something mid-afternoon, …

Healthy Eating

DIY Baby Hat Brim With See Kate Sew (+ Tula Giveaway!)

<i>See Kate Sew partners with Gugu Guru once again to share a fantastic DIY tutorial. This time? A lovely little baby hat brim hack for sunny days. Want</i> …

The Secret Ingredient for Better Biscuits—Nay, *All* Savory Baking

Most home cooks have a few back pocket recipes that they can rely on every time, dishes that require no more than a mere glance at the recipe. Biscuits are my go-to. I know the exact feel of the dough at every stage. I’ve memorized the ratio of flour to baking powder to milk. I can throw a batch …

1-Hour Sewing Projects: 150+ Fun Ideas When You Only Have An Hour

Most of us simply can't find enough time to sew. However, sometimes when I just have to sew something, I wish I had a list of small projects that I …

Sewing

Bake Your Way Through Dorie's Trusted French Recipes

Dorie Greenspan is providing members of our Baking Club a glimpse into the kitchens of home bakers in France, with her thorough instructions and heartening narratives in July’s book of the month, Baking Chez Moi.<p>Luckily, she took the pressure off of readers quickly, stating that in a country like …