Jo Freedman

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40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.


16 Super Creative Holiday Cookies That Are Surprisingly Easy

These adorable Christmas confections will get you maximum accolades for minimum effort


10 Ghoulishly Fun Sweets & Treats You Can Make to Celebrate Halloween This October

One of the best things about the Halloween season are all the ghoulishly fun treats you can make and share with friends and family—especially if …

2-Ingredient Never-Fail Cream Biscuits Recipe

These two-ingredient biscuits have one of the lowest effort-to-greatness ratios of any recipe I can think of. They take practically no effort or practice to pull off, yet produce some of the lightest, tenderest, tastiest biscuits around.<p>Why It Works<p>Self-rising flour is softer than standard wheat …

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

BA's Best Sandwich Bread

1 loaf<p>For BLTs, French toast, grilled cheeses, bread and jam, the daily lunchbox sandwich, or whenever an absolutely perfect loaf of white bread is required. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ¼-ounce envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ …


How-To: The Cool Girl Fashion Knot

There are certain hairstyles you should know how to do—and do really well—for times when a blowout just isn't in the cards. Master them by summer with BAZAAR's step-by-step guides each week. Here, an easy tutorial for the chic knot that's been popping up on the runway season after season.<p>Go …


Don't Have a Village? How to Create One

Over in an online summit of parenting experts I like to call "parenting school," the conversation is lively. Dr. Laura Markham talked about giving ourselves permission to be less productive. Lori Petro talked about healing ourselves if we didn't grow up with good role models for communication. I …

How to make sausage rolls

Celebrate the picnic season by making home-made sausage rolls - a simple classic that will impress your friends<p>Picnics – you either love them or loathe them, but if you’re of the former persuasion, the food historian Laura Mason’s Picnic Cookbook is a winner. It has loads of ideas for alfresco …


Perfectly Soft and Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>The following recipe was written by Erin of Texanerin Baking and originally featured on My Baking Addiction , which is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft and chewy and are sure to rival your current favorite!<p>Before trying these gluten-free …


The Perfect DIY Amazing Christmas Tree Cupcake - Cretíque

How amazing are these Christmas Tree Cupcakes . They look so pretty and delicious as well. They are easy to make and sure to brighten up your festive …