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Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups

Jewels and Jill Elmore share a healthy Asian-inspired recipe from their cookbook, The Family Chef.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>For the filling</b><p>2 tablespoons peanut oil<p>2 teaspoons sesame oil<p>24 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped<p>2 large carrots, peeled and very finely chopped<p>4 scallions, very finely chopped<p>2 …

Our New Favorite Party Trick: Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes

Photos: courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon<p><i>Here at R29, we’re genuine suckers for great style, fierce beauty, and, well...butter. So, it’s no surprise that</i> …

Drugstore Beauty Products For Us Brown Girls

I love myself a budget-friendly buy, but because of my deep, coral-y, yellow-ish undertones, I have a hard time finding makeup products that match my skin tone. After many years of trial and error, I've accumulated drugstore beauty products that work perfectly for us brown girls. Here are my …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

How To Make a Beautiful iPhone Case Using Real Pressed Flowers

Heaven knows as the Tech Editor I see more iPhone cases than anyone should be exposed to throughout the year. Cases have become so common, it's all …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

Henrietta Lacks formally recognised as source of HeLa research cells

For decades, scientists have used the cells of a woman who died young to conduct research that has prolonged innumerable lives. Now, for the first time, her contribution is to be formally recognised.<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday that genetic research based on cells …

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …