Ryan Koeniger

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30 Days of Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

It's time to pull on your gloves and get to work.<p>Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips.

How to Carve a Turkey

While a whole roasted turkey is an impressive sight, so is a well-arranged platter of sliced meat -- and carving the bird before placing it on the table will make serving easier.<p>To prepare for carving, have the following equipment ready:<p>Warm serving platter<br>Pair of kitchen scissors<br>Flexible and sharp …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

An Award-Winning, Sustainable Home Born From Collaboration

A collaboration between architecture firm Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research company SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner …

Once-Forgotten Garage Transformed into a Glowing Lakeside Cabin

Along Vashon Island in Washington state sits <i>Garage</i>, a gorgeously airy cabin overlooking the water. Designed by creative studio Graypants, the structure was repurposed from a once-forgotten garage, but now appears sleek and modern. It uses a combination of salvaged materials and vintage decor …


How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

Food & Dining

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …


Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …


Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

50 Genius Tips That'll Improve Any Outdoor Space

Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."<p>Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."


12 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make

<b>Go beyond Bolognese: We have all the heavy hitters, the big names of pasta plus sauce. You'll find the classic Italian recipes you know from restaurant meals, from that spring on the Amalfi Coast, or maybe from nonna. Yes, you can and should make spaghetti Bolognese, but try these other</b> …

Pad Prik King

4 Servings<p>This vegetarian Thai curry is less spicy and more fragrant than you might expect; add a dried chile de árbol if you like heat.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 large dried New Mexico chiles<p>½ 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu<p>2 shallots, coarsely chopped<p>8 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>1 1-inch …


Be a Better Cook by Building a Better Kitchen Workstation

To be a better cook, you first need a better workstation. Here's how to set yourself up for success.<p>It takes a lot to become a great cook, but precision knife skills, braising know-how, and the ability to make a braided pie crust are only part of the equation. Behind (okay, in front of) every …


Gardening Tricks for Smaller Spaces


How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals

We know that sometimes you get home and have a grand total of 15 minutes to figure out what you’re going to put on the table. Us too. Let's find a solution.<p>The answer may be cooking lots of dishes in advance to get you through the week, but the hard part of that option is getting organized and …

A Guide to Miniature Fairy Gardening

With a dose of creative spirit, a bit of abracadabra and a pinch of fairy dust, you can create your own magical miniature garden.<p>So, what is a fairy garden?<p>For those of us with human-sized gardens, fairy gardens appear to be a new phenomenon. In fact, these delightful flights of fancy have been …

Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover

It still crosses Wilshire Boulevard. But in other ways, architect<p>Peter Zumthor's plan for theLos Angeles County Museum of Arthas undergone a significant makeover.<p>Once a free-flowing, biomorphic design inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits and the work of the Brazilian architect<p>Oscar Niemeyer, the design …

Mississippi Mud Pie (aka Muddy Mississippi Cake)

Layers of crumbly cookie crust, rich chocolate cake, and creamy pudding make this Mississippi mud pie from Matt Lewis's "Baked Explorations" cookbook the ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers.

Photoshop Video Tutorial #2: Layer Masks from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …


How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them

Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke …


22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.


10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …


How to Make Pasta in 2015: The New Rules of Pasta

Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Sorry, pesto and <i>pomodoro</i>, we love you, but the rules have changed. Grated horseradish instead of Parmigiano? Why not? Chopped shrimp instead of sausage? Bring it on. Here’s how to make pasta in 2015.<p>Rule No. 1<p>To rethink <i>ragù,</i> just add horseradish<p>Pork, beef, veal? Not …


Eataly Charms The World With Italian Fare And Flair

For building a grocery empire that looks nothing like a grocery store.<p>Nicola Farinetti sucks down the last of his coffee, whirls his hand in the air, and hits my shoulder for the third time in minutes. The excitable 30-year-old CEO of Eataly U.S.A. is showing off the buzzing “piazza” of Eataly New …

Articles about how design mahogany on Dwell.com - Dwell

Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.<p>The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these...<p>The creative method used by designers to bring their …

Los Angeles

A good foundation in interior design basics and principles can have a huge effect on the look and feel of a space... Back to Basics: Our Favorite Interior Design Tips & Techniques --> http://on.apttherapy.com/dUTdo2

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Food Preservation

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.


A modern two storey extension with polished concrete, plywood panels, open plan and a great indoor/outdoor connection. Yes please. I particularly …