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The look-at-the-scenery idea which has been a winner for 30 years

JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF<p>The TranzAlpine Express takes passengers across the South Island<p>As the TranzAlpine train eases itself slowly out of …

26 Underrated Apps Every Twentysomething Should Download Right Now

These are app-solute essentials.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Why You Should Bake Your Eggs Inside An Avocado

Halve your avocado and remove the stone. Scoop out some of the flesh (about 1 tablespoon) so you have a hole big enough for your egg. Repeat with …

Breakfast

The Low-Calorie, High-Protein Breakfast Lea Michele Loves

For her daily diet, actress and singer Lea Michele understands the importance of keeping meals fresh, simple, and energizing. And when it comes to breakfast, she's all about this fluffy and produce-packed frittata. Classic Mediterranean ingredients like peppers, onion, and spinach bring texture, …

Holiday apartments Barcelona: Magnificent attic with views

A perfect day in Barcelona

The seductive seaside city of Barcelona is a hard-working place with a strong hedonistic streak.<p>The story of two thousand years is etched into its Roman remains, Gothic churches and Modernista mansions (especially the dreamlike landmark buildings of Antoni Gaudí). The assault on the senses …

Europe

The Trick to Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Using a sieve will help you get smooth, compact poached eggs.<p>Ever crack an egg into simmering water only to watch the white spread out and form wispy tentacles? It happened to me until I came across this game-changing fix: Break the egg into a sieve set over a bowl. The watery outer edge of the …

Eggs

Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm Your Hands and Fill Your Belly

There's nothing like a good cup of hot chocolate. These are really great ones.<p><b>Whether you're braving a blizzard</b> or just dreaming of snow, a piping mug of hot chocolate is always a good idea. Whether you like yours extra-sweet, creamy, minty, or swirled with caramel (yep), we've got a cocoa for you.

Dessert

Chicken Niçoise recipe

An exciting twist on the traditional tuna dish<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 tbsp olive oil<br>4 chicken breasts<br>Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper<br>4 eggs<br>10 anchovy fillets<br>½lb green beans, trimmed, blanched<br>½lb yellow beans, trimmed, blanched<br>¼ red and yellow peppers, cut in strips<br>3 red and yellow teardrop …

Eggs

Articles about cute couple alert modern prefab poolhouse addition 1920s sears kit house on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.<p>A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small …

Prefab Homes

Eating the Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer. That's according to a new study led by Immaculata De Vivo, associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.<p>The diet involves eating items off a menu that is rich in vegetables, fruits, …

Power Breakfast Casserole

Apparently it’s breakfast week here on the blog. Or at least that’s what is tending, so today I’m sharing a power breakfast that you can adapt any …

Braised Chicken and Kale with Paprika & White Wine

You know you are having a good day when a box of gorgeous cookware arrives on your doorstep. What makes it even better is when the cookware is</i> …

Trunkster: Zipperless Luggage with GPS + Battery + Scale

<b>In an industry defined by the same old zipper and flap luggage, Trunkster's sexy silhouette, impeccable construction, and intelligent features define</b> …

The hoodie that is also a travel pillow

Hooides are often the first choice of casual wear around the house. Now the HoodiePillow aims to take the cosiness of a hooded jumper to the next level.<p>Essentially a hood with a sleeping aid, the HoodiePillow comes with either a normal-sized pillowcase or an inflatable travel neck pillow attached. …

Sewing

Get paid to travel: become a travel photographer

"Every muppet with a camera and a plane ticket thinks that they can be a travel photographer”. Pro photographer Steve Davey, author and photographer …

Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach

Delectable! First time I tried this recipe and it's already a hit with my family. I used a larger ramekin with the large half of the toasted English …

Chinese Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is a Chinese-restaurant favorite for good reason. Think of it as a Chinese-American version of fried chicken nuggets coated in a …

Food

Roast Pork Lo Mein

Lo mein is a noodle dish that often is confused with chow mein, and many Chinese restaurants further the confusion by using the two names …

Food & Dining

Martha Stewart's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe on Food52

Creamy Mushroom Pasta 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> You just go for this kind of thing, you know? You just say, oh, a whole cup of …

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pasta dish that gives you everything you deserve after a long</i> …

Spicy Chicken Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes it easy to create a meal without having to cook a whole bird.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 prepared rotisserie chicken<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms<p>2 garlic cloves, finely …

Chicken Soup

Corned beef hash with roast tomatoes recipe

Speedy weeknight suppers: Don't be put off by the corned beef - this is a really satisfying recipe<p>This store cupboard supper is real after-work comfort food. With hot English mustard and plenty of Worcestershire sauce to sharpen the flavours of the meat, potatoes and onion, it is a lot more …

Cooking

Lamb Pot Roast with Oranges and Olives

8 Servings<p>This meltingly tender and flavorful Lamb Pot Roast with Oranges and Olives has true star appeal. Show off even more by making your own beef stock (click for recipe).<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 4–5-lb. boneless lamb shoulder<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>6 garlic cloves, …

Cooking

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

Soysauce

Frittata with Chard and Chorizo

4 Servings<p>Chorizo adds smoky flavor to this vegetable-heavy frittata; use bacon if you prefer.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 large eggs<p>1½ ounces Manchego cheese, grated (about ⅓ cup)<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley<p>1 tablespoon chopped chives<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 …

Chorizo

Parker House Rolls

Makes 36 Servings<p>A top coat of melted butter and salt makes this Parker House rolls recipe irresistible. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope active dry yeast<p>1 cup whole milk<p>¼ cup vegetable shortening<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1½ teaspoons …

Baking

Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kabocha squash is made for purées.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 oz. pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage<p>1 2-lb. kabocha or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into ½” pieces (about 3 cups)<p>1 …

Italian Food