Jill Ramsdell

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Sesame Oat Crackers - The Washington Post

Combine the flours and cold butter in a food processor; pulse until crumbly. (Alternatively, use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour.) Stir in the baking powder and salt until incorporated, then stir in the yogurt and sesame seeds.<p>Generously flour a work surface. Turn the …

Crushed Potatoes With Horseradish Cream - The Washington Post

Position a rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees.<p>Place the potatoes in a steamer basket in a pot with a few inches of water, over medium heat. Cover and steam them for 20 to 25 minutes, until they are still firm yet easily pierced with a fork. Drain. Let cool for 15 minutes or …

Onion Rye Crackers - The Washington Post

Combine the flours and cold butter in a food processor; pulse until crumbly. (Alternatively, use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour.) Stir in the onion flakes, caraway seed, baking powder, salt and water.<p>Generously flour a work surface. Turn the dough out there and knead …

Togarashi Wheat Crackers - The Washington Post

Combine the flours and butter in a food processor; pulse until crumbly. (Alternatively, use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour.) Stir in the baking powder and salt until incorporated, then stir in the yogurt.<p>Generously flour a work surface. Turn the dough out there and …

Theodore Roosevelt’s Long Island estate speaks volumes — literally — about his character

‘Now here’s something interesting.” Our guide pointed to a book of German fables on a table, and explained that President Theodore Roosevelt, an excellent reader of German, sometimes read to his children from that very volume.<p>That was one of many improbable things I learned about the 26th president …

Double Chocolate ‘War’ Cake - The Washington Post

This cake gets its name from the ingredients it omits -- butter, milk and eggs -- which were rationed in America during World Wars I and II. Nonetheless, it has a moist, fudgy crumb and, better yet, is stirred together and baked in the same pan.<p>To make this cake vegan, omit the mini chocolate …

Freaking out about your student loans coming due? Read this.

It’s October, which for tens of thousands of recent college graduates means the end of the six-month grace period on student loans. Paying down your education debt can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be once you have a good handle on the process.<p>Now more than ever, there are many options to …

‘Brain-training’ games train you in only one thing: Playing brain-training games

Spend enough time playing "brain-training" games, and you'll get pretty good at games. But you won't necessarily get better at anything else.<p>That's the conclusion of an extensive review published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest this week. A team of psychologists scoured …

Cardamom Pickled Grapes - The Washington Post

Fresh grapes take surprisingly well to pickling. Add these sweet-tart orbs to a cheese platter, or you can pulse them in a food processor just to the consistency of a relish.<p>You’ll need a clean, quart-size jar. (FYI, these are not waterbath-canned.)<p>Make Ahead: The grapes need to cure in the …

10 cool little things to try in iOS 10

Apple’s new iOS 10 update, released earlier this week, is sneakily big and packs a lot of changes that you may not come across if you aren’t looking for them. Here are 10 small changes to Apple's new mobile operating system that can make a big difference in your life.<p><b>Apps in Messages:</b> If you’ve …

In the hunt for the next hot beer, it’s harder to find the good old standbys

Beer drinkers are fickle. Put us in a bar in front of dozens of taps — IPAs, goses, saisons, blond ales, stouts, beers from all over the world — and our eyes instantly gravitate to what we’ve never had before. We will ask the bartender, “What’s new?” instead of just ordering the IPA that we’ve long …

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken and Orzo Skillet - The Washington Post

This one-skillet dinner brims with Mediterranean goodness.The pivotal technique is that rather than boiling and draining the orzo as you typically would, you cook it in chicken broth with garlic and rosemary in the same skillet in which the chicken was browned, so it picks up the heady pan flavors …

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder With Saffron Cream - The Washington Post

Here, fresh corn and sweet potatoes make a good team. Together with the saffron, they turn the broth in this chowder a gorgeous sunflower yellow. Late summer/early fall is the best time to make it; you'll have fresh, sweet corn and can use the cobs to help flavor the broth.<p>Servings:<p>6 main-course or …

15 breathtaking entries from National Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year contest

Entries are divided into four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action, and Animal Portraits. Winners of their category will receive $2,500 in prize money, with $750 being given to runners up. The Grand Prize for the best photo across all categories is a 10-day trip for two to the …

Nature Photography

2016 State of Nature report: wildlife winners and losers - in pictures

The UK is among the most nature-depleted countries in the world, according to a major report from more than 50 conservation groups. More than one in 10 species is threatened with extinction - but some are making a comeback

The Best Ways to Convert Your to Photos Black & White [And 2 Ways to Avoid at All Costs] - Digital Photography School

Black and White photography is something that is never going to go away but in a digital age how is the best way to convert your images from colour …

Photography