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How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

How To Become A Developer (Even If You Can't Code)

Many people want to become developers, but just don’t have the time or desire to learn to code.<p>But guess what? Thanks to advances in no-code technologies, workers with zero programming skills can take on roles as software developers. The new term coined for these folks: citizen …

Software Development

How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced by the idea of a savoury sweet, and that famous image of Nigella dripping head to toe in sugary, buttery saline goodness leaves you utterly cold. And I’m …

Dessert

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

Award Winning Carrot Cake Cupcakes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cream Cheese Frosting<p>1 cup European-style unsalted butter (such as Plugra), softened<br>• 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, softened<br>• 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar<br>• 1/4 cup whole milk<br>• 3/4 tablespoon very high quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 small orange, juiced and zested<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 tablespoon baking …

Dessert

37 IKEA Lack Shelves Ideas And Hacks

IKEA Lack shelves are ones with the wall thanks to the concealed mounting hardware, and they perfectly serve for storage. There are lots of ideas to …

Flour's Famous Banana Bread

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.<p>Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Halloween Cakes and Dessert Recipes

Even the staunchest arachnophobes will find it hard to resist these adorable creepy-crawlies.

Ruby Tandoh's pear, blackberry and coconut cake recipe

Conference pears work well in this recipe, though any variety is fine as long it’s perfectly ripe and tender. You can find nibbed (or pearl) sugar online, but crunchy demerara sugar will do the job just fine.<p>I shied away from using nut oils in my baking for a long time. It’s easy to dislike foods …

Dessert

These 3 Enchiladas Recipes Are All You Ever Wanted

These three enchiladas are, well, perfect. Here's how to make them.<p>It’s hard to find a good enchilada. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some really good ones: my mom’s, Mrs. Estrada’s (my elementary school lunch lady), and El Patio restaurant in Austin, Texas. Few things are more comforting than a …

Cooking

Our Best Nachos Recipes for Game Day and Anytime

Pre-shredded cheese and a jar of salsa? You can do better than that! Try one of our best nachos recipes.<p>From game day to weekend snacking to, um, weeknight dinners, we support any excuse to eat nachos. But pre-shredded cheese and a jar of watery tomato salsa? You can do better than that.<p>That's why …

Cooking

How to Make the Perfect Peach Cobbler

With summer peach season sadly coming to an end, now is the perfect time to make a homemade peach cobbler. I'll show you how easy it is -- but first, what exactly is a cobbler? Unlike a fruit crisp or crumble, which both have a streusel-like topping, a cobbler has a homemade biscuit topping. The …

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

Italian Food

Couscous, Fennel, Mint, and Roasted Lemon Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Serves 6 to 8</b><p>240 milliliters water<br>• 180 grams couscous<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 1 bulb of fennel<br>• 1 bunch fresh mint<br>• 1 …

Israeli-Style Hummus

Makes about 4 cups<p>Intentionally overcooking the chickpeas then whipping the mixture is key. This hummus is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup dried …

Chickpeas

Cookbook Review: Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan

Sometimes you can't tell a book by its cover. This cover, for example. A baking book from Dorie Greenspan? A Parisian baking book? The cake on the cover here must mean that this cookbook is filled with all those wonders you see wandering the streets of Paris. Every block there seems to have a …

Dessert

Recipe Of The Week: Italian Couscous

<i>Yum! This week’s recipe from chef Jessica Cerra is sure to be a hit at your next get together. Alternatively, make a large batch and save the</i> …

Triathlons

When He Lined A Pan With Bacon, I Started Drooling. Then He Flipped It Over And I Lost My Mind.

Some people say that the bacon craze is over, that all the recipes have been discovered and devoured, and that we should move on to something new. I …

Breakfast

Keep Your Brain Sharp With These 7 Apps

It’s normal for people to pay attention to how healthy their bodies are. With the amount of different workouts and diet plans out there, it is not at …

Humanity

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

BA's Best Key Lime Pie

Makes one 9" pie Servings<p>Using coconut oil in place of some of the butter suggests hints of the tropics, and yogurt folded into the whipped cream reinforces the tang of the lime juice. This key lime pie recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

Baking

24 Monkey Bread Recipes That Want You To Rip Them Apart

This is going to get messy.

"World's Best Cake" with Banana & Coconut Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Follow these instructions and you'll have an impressive, towering dessert without …

How to Make the Best Not-Too-Sweet Key Lime Pie

The perfect key lime pie is a balance between tart and sweet.<p>I have a soft spot in my heart for diner-style pie: sour cherry with the insides kinda congealed, apple pie with whipped cream that comes out of a canister, and most of all, key lime pie. Admittedly though, no one likes key lime pie as …

Baking

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Homemade

6 Best-Ever Banana Breads

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals the easy way to transform green bananas into uber-ripe, bread-ready bananas. …

Breakfast