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12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Cozy Up to Tomato and Apple Soup with Grilled Cheese from Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard

Comfort food is a perennial favorite, and if you ask Chicago chef Stephanie Izard, memories play a big part in its appeal.<p>"These foods are incredibly …

12 Kitchen Looks Expected To Be Big In 2015

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Have you been toying with the idea of revamping your kitchen and think 2015 may be the perfect time to take the plunge? Before you start searching for a pro to tackle the project, it’s important to think about what you’ll need and how you can improve your kitchen …

Kitchens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

5 Simple Border-Blurring Japanese Recipes

I love Japanese food. And while there's nothing better than bellying up to a low table in a tatami room for a traditional <i>Omakase</i> tasting menu created by a master, sometimes a plate of <i>Napolitan</i> (spaghetti in a buttery tomato sauce with sausages) calls my name. <i>Yōshoku</i> translates into <i>Western Food</i>. …

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes

When it comes to holiday entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stressed out and stuck in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party. The key is to plan a menu that can be made almost entirely ahead of time. All of these dishes can -- and often should -- be made in advance so you can …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Recipes

15 Christmas Dinner Ideas That Are a Little Fancy and Very Festive

Christmas is like clockwork: Thanksgiving passes, and all of a sudden your to-do list gets longer, with menu planning, gift shopping and wrapping, and Christmas tree-decorating. But just because Christmas comes around every year doesn't mean your menu has to. Are you tempted to cook the same …

Christmas Dinner

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

14 Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty corner, these interior designers serve up little snippets of inspiration daily—hit that follow button now.<p>Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty …

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen in need of an update.<p>Is your kitchen in need of an update? Check out these kitchen decorating ideas and tips.

Too Many Cooks: Your Favorite Retro Foods

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>If you've ever taken a bite of a cookie and felt like you traveled back in time, you know that food can double as a teleportation device. This …

Comfort Food

Nosh Your Way Around the Sunshine State

<i>Shaffer's Tea Room owner Alexandra Wayne talks to Delray Beach food tourists about tea. The venue is changing its name to Goodwater Tea Room. Photo by Peter W. Cross for VISIT FLORIDA</i><p>Visitors to Florida are snacking their way through the state's cities, visiting off-the-beaten-track eateries and …

Palm Beach County

Holiday Cookbooks for Giving and Getting

Cookbooks are a wonderful source of inspiration, especially those with beautiful photography and the occasional step-by-step illustration for tricky techniques. A well-worn cookbook is like a cherished friend, one we turn to again and again for comfort and encouragement. The stories surrounding the …

Recipes

Why You Should Be Putting Lard in Your Biscuits

<i>Every Friday, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook helps us get to know our favorite cuts of meat a little bit better – and introduces us to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should be baking -- and cooking -- with lard, plus a recipe for</i> …

Baking

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Still frantically trying to figure out how you're going to find perfect gifts for all the people on your list? Don't worry -- homemade treats are here …

Cookies

Baby-Faced Jamie Oliver Seeks Investors, Eyes Expansion

Though British chef/world changer Jamie Oliver is one of wealthiest English men in the country with a fortune of £240 million pounds ($377 million), he's on the hunt for investors. The chef owns more than 30 restaurants across the globe and has his name on everything from books to frozen food to …

11 Savory Quiches Perfect for a Party

Quiche is one of the most beloved and easy recipes for entertaining a crowd: With a few eggs, some cheese, and whatever add-ins strike your fancy, …

Everything You Need to Know About Bok Choy

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Meet your new favorite winter green.</i><p>If you’re playing a word-guessing game (think Taboo or Pictionary -- or increasingly more tech-friendly versions like Catch Phrase or Ellen …

Choy

I Quit Sugar

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Wilson<p><b>A New York Times bestseller, I Quit Sugar is week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes.</b><br>Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar …

Opinion: Don’t let your worship of stock gurus go too far

Human society, while made up of individuals, evolved in small tribal contexts and that experience has shaped our mental thinking in several ways. One …

It’s official: America is now No. 2

Hang on to your hats, America.<p>And throw away that big, fat styrofoam finger while you’re about it.<p>There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say …

Simple Beginner's Tips to Figure Out Which Companies You Should Invest In

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Do you spend your time researching businesses to invest in? Where should you start your investigation? It's vital to …

The Truth About Your Problems

One of the first things we noticed when we started coaching folks on their career adventures was that many of the people who called us for help were not just dealing with career issues. Story after story began “First I lost my job, and then we had a health issue in our family and then, of course, …

Here’s the now-debunked story of Stuyvesant High’s $72 million kid

<i>Editor’s note: The high-school senior mentioned in this report was later quoted by the New York Observer as saying the story was fabricated. For an</i> …

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

16 Crazy Bedrooms That Break The Mold

From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.<p>From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.