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The scientific secrets to cooking a perfect American breakfast

I am not an outstanding cook, but I can make a decent meal, which is my birth right as an Italian.<p>So you can imagine my shock when I discovered that my lunch and dinner skills were passable, but my breakfast game was really weak. And worse, <i>Americans</i> were much better than Italians at <i>making</i> their …

Breakfast

The way to make a tiramisu even more unforgettable

If it’s hard for you to think of a time when tiramisu wasn’t an ice cream flavor, a standard offering at local pizzerias, and available frozen or ready-made in your supermarket, then your memory doesn’t go back to 1993 and that terrific rom-com “Sleepless in Seattle.” Pre-movie, tiramisu was just …

Dessert

How to make the classic egg salad from Canter's Deli

There's often a beautiful simplicity to perfection, especially when it comes to food. Some dishes don't need to be dolled up with bells and whistles, exotic flavors or ornate garnishes. Take Canter's Deli's egg salad. The landmark Fairfax institution uses a handful of ingredients for its take on …

Recipes

From Marilyn to Mao: SF photographer captured mid-century Hollywood and beyond

Marilyn Monroe. Clint Eastwood. Grace Kelly. Elvis. Ricky Nelson. The Beach Boys. Natalie Wood. Jayne Mansfield. Debbie Reynolds. Frank Sinatra. The list goes on and on.<p>Those are just some of the celebrities, actors, models, musicians and artists San Francisco-raised photographer Earl Leaf captured …

You Need This DIY Murphy Bar in Your Life ASAP

Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to one of my favorite projects of all time — the wall-mounted murphy bar. There are so many reasons why I love this project. Small-space living is real, and this bar is the perfect solution. This DIY bar can be used for cocktail hour or a craft desk space. Plus, it’s …

Woodworking

10 Smart and Frugal Uses for Epsom Salt

The next time you're at the store, pick up a bag of epsom salt. These inexpensive crystals won't only ease your aches and pains in a warm bath — …

Frugal Living

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Nutrition

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

Vintage tips to green clean your home

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.<p>Created in partnership with Good Energy, we've used top tips …

How to Make a 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Cauldron Cake That'll Bring the Magic

Want to impress your friends that love the <i>Harry Potter</i> franchise<i>?</i> Try your hand at making one of the treats from the wizarding universe, the cauldron …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

17 Must-Eat-Now Pies in Los Angeles, Fall 2017

Who doesn't like a good slice of pie? Whether it comes filled with a gut-busting custard or seasonal fruit, there's always something to enjoy, particularly as the city heads into the peak of holiday season. Thankfully, Los Angeles is a mecca for the flaky crusted treats that can be found everywhere …

These Are the Most American Recipes on the Planet

Want to know which recipes are the most all American on the planet? <b>Think apple pie</b>, banana splits, burgers, and giant pretzels — all recipes that we …

5 Ways You're Screwing Up Irish Coffee

Dale DeGroff identifies common pitfalls—and offers tips for making the cocktail the right way.<p>This is not supposed to be a tricky cocktail. The idea …

We'd Max Out Our Credit Cards for These Gorgeous Kitchen Appliances

Dream kitchens alert.<p>Is it possible to be attracted to a shiny kitchen appliance? The hottest celebrity in the world could be opening a Meneghini La Cambusa refrigerator and we'd be all: You're blocking the view! From retro ovens to sleek transparent fridges, get ready to fall in love, or at least …

Downton Abbey

5 Energizing Desk Exercises That Work Better Than Your Afternoon Coffee

Your body will thank you later.<p>When it feels like all you do is work, work, work, work, work (and not the Rihanna way), exercise can be a welcome relief from your desk. Sitting for extended periods damages your back, degenerates your muscles, slows brain function, and increases risk for heart …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …

19 Make-Ahead Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Some mornings, choosing between hitting snooze and eating breakfast is a real struggle. Decision-making is hard! But with a little planning, you can catch a few extra Zs *and* grab your homemade breakfast to go like the #girlboss you are. All you need is a muffin pan, and boom! You’ve got 12 days …

Breakfast

This Photo of Tea Freezing Midair Is Unreal

It's not magic, and it's not CGI. This surreal arc of ice you see was made with nothing but a thermos of hot tea and the -40˚C (also -40˚F) …

Secret to Cleaning Gunky Kitchen Cabinets

A perfectly-clean kitchen is a thing of beauty, isn't it? While we don't exactly enjoy cleaning up after cooking a big meal, getting the counters and …

No-bake Christmas cookies you can make at the last minute: Cookies in a pinch

<b>#1/26:</b><p>Cookies in a pinch<p><b>#1/26:</b><p>Pin<p>You are the magic elf who saves Christmas with these quick, no-bake cookies.<p><i>Originally published December 2015.</i> …

Dessert

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Desserts Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

Dessert

12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …

Yoga

10 Tips for a Perfect Pie Crust Just in Time for the Holidays

A delicious homemade pie is a welcome site any time of the year, be it filled with summer stone fruits, savory eggs and veggies or fall pumpkin. However, when the holidays hit, this age-old treat is even more on trend. You’ve probably got a few secret family recipes in your arsenal, but if not, the …

Baking

31 beautiful vintage photos that show what New York City looked like in the 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a great glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and …

Manhattan

No Butter? No Problem. Every Baking Substitute You Could Ever Need.

By: Perry Santanachote<p><i>Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>You're halfway through a brownie recipe when you realize you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. You could go ask the babe next door, but it's late, and you're already in your pajamas, and at that moment, an abandoned recipe is 100% …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

Dessert