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Spaghetti Puttanesca (Spaghetti With Capers, Olives, and Anchovies) Recipe

"Puttanesca" literally translates to "in the style of prostitutes," supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors. This is one of those stories that seem, in the words of Douglas …

Italian Food

Why Bread is the Best Vehicle for Sweet Potatoes

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, discovers a better way to eat your mashed potatoes this year.</i><p>Let's talk about mashed potatoes. Specifically, let's talk about mashed <i>sweet</i> potatoes. What if, instead of eating your vegetables with a fork, you ate them in …

First Aid Kit: 5 Essential Healing Plants for Summer

On Instagram summer is on steroids–a season of endless backyard lawn parties, with a slant of sunlight at just the right angle to showcase the …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

15 Genius Storage Solutions To Make Your Whole Life Easier

Is your home overwhelmed with clutter? Here are 15 projects to help you wrangle the mess.<p>Is your home overwhelmed with clutter? Here are 15 projects to help you wrangle the mess.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

10 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Cold, Dreary Days

Cold weather giving you the blues? Try brightening up your winter recipes with some fresh citrus fruits! Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are at their sweetest and juiciest during the cold winter months, and they add a refreshing burst of flavor that will make you think of sunshine.<p><b>1. Citrus</b> …

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Digital Age

The 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse Guidelines

Here's all the guidelines you need to know for the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Happy New Year! Champagne-filled revelry and holiday excess has hit hard the past few weeks, but the official start of the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse is upon us (January 2). I would imagine that most of us are ready for a …

Recipe: Irresistible Vegetable Soup in 30 Minutes or Less

Soup for supper? It’s my first first choice most days. But a hurried weeknight is not the time to try out a new soup recipe. Or any recipe, for that …

Recipes

20-Minute Christmas Desserts

Here, eight holiday desserts you can whip up in less than 20 minutes—before the food coma sets in.<p>Here, eight holiday desserts you can whip up in …

8 Exercises for a Sexy Hourglass Figure

These moves cinch your waist, sculpt your shoulders, and lift your butt for enviable curves.<p>You can cinch your waist with a belt, bare your stomach in a crop top, or wear high-waisted jeans to accentuate your curves. But if you want to change your body without clothes, it will take a bit more …

Danger: Saint-Malo and the highest tides in Europe

In this French beach town, the ocean rushes in fast and without forgiveness.<p>When I stepped out of my beachfront hotel in Saint-Malo the night I arrived, I noticed a distinct lack of beach. Instead, there was only ocean: kilometres of choppy English Channel, uncomfortably close to the hotel’s …

The Best Brunch Recipes in the History of Everything

Things you are good at: gathering friends and pouring mimosas. Things we can make you better at: your brunch spread. Here are the top 10 dishes you need to be the boss of breakfast. Fair warning, make a double batch of the candied bacon. It goes fast.<p><b>Eggs In A Basket</b><p>Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, …

32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

Shopping

Dinner Bread Rolls That Are So Good, You Won't Think Of Them As A Side Dish

It's very rare these days to come across a home-cooked dinner that includes a freshly baked dinner roll. This is not a criticism. We aren't saying that all dinners should come with rolls. We know that it's hard enough to get a main course on the table, let alone a salad and dessert to go with it. …

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I go a little bit crazy over a certain orange squash. Yes, it’s true. I’m totally nuts about pumpkin. Every fall I bake like pumpkin is …

9-Year-Old Achieves Dream of Starting a No-Kill Animal Shelter in His Garage

For as long as he can remember, it has been 9-year-old Ken's dream to open an animal shelter to help the stray dogs and cats on the streets of the Philippines. Although Ken anticipated that he wouldn't be able to start his own shelter until he was an adult, that dream has now become a reality …

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

<i>Tasting Table | Jillian King</i><p>Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team.<p>So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

Interview: Mother Takes Breathtaking Photos of Her Ten Kids

When she's not taking portraits of clients in Las Vegas, this rural Arizona-based mother is turning the camera onto her ten children. Lisa Holloway is a fine art photographer who has a knack for shooting stunning outdoor photos. Completely self-taught, she only uses natural light to take these …

Whole Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup: Hearty, seasonal and surprisingly not a big ol' mess.<p>This delicious soup served straight out of the pumpkin is easy to make. All you have to do is scoop out the seeds, pour in some chicken stock and roast in the oven.<p>Voilà! The jack-o'-lantern you can eat with a spoon.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>One …

Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Is The Easiest, Cheesiest, Tastiest Dinner Around

There's never a wrong time for pizza, and this pizza-stuffed spaghetti squash makes dinner a no-brainer.<p>The recipe comes from Yup It's Vegan, and it's entirely meat and dairy free, making it a perfectly appropriate option for Meatless Monday (or any day of the week). Halve a spaghetti squash, …

These Radish Animal Sculptures Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

These animal sculptures made of Daikon radishes -- a winter root vegetable native to Asia -- look almost too good to eat.<p>For a new book called "Grated Daikon Art," Tokyo-based viral radish artist Masanori Kono compiled a series of radish sculpture ideas meant to spruce up Japanese hot-pot dishes …

U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

The federal government will temporarily stop funding any new studies that could make three high-risk infectious diseases even more dangerous. The government is asking all scientists involved in this research now to voluntarily halt their current studies.<p>The unusual move comes after a long …

How to Make Homemade Oreos

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Pour yourself a tall glass of milk, and prepare to dunk, because Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is showing you how to make chocolate</i> …