Kristen Vos

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The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

50 Genius Ways to Use Mason Jars

This beloved country staple is good for so much more than canning.<p>This beloved country staple is good for so, so much.

Don't Make These Sunday Sauce Common Mistakes—Or We'll Tell Nonna

It takes a whole lot of love and effort to make an amazing Sunday sauce. Oh, and one more thing: Make sure you're not making any of these common mistakes!<p>What exactly <i>is</i> a Sunday sauce? That answer depends on who you ask. There are as many ways to make Sunday sauce as there are families who eat …

6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken Soup</b><p>Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can …

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Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Achieve takeout-level stir-fry at home by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Just what <i>is</i> it about take-out stir-fries? They're somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They're satisfying without being heavy. They're big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, …

Photographer Doug Rickard Searches for ‘Hood Fight,’ ‘Crackheads Gone Wild’, and ‘Passed Out White Girl’, Explores the Dark Side of Urban America

Doug Rickard, the founder of well-known photography websites American Suburb X and These Americans, is a California-based artist and curator …

Here's how to grab the exotic Black Spindle sniper rifle in Destiny today

There's a hidden area in one of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>'s new quests that will put you and your fireteam up against one of the stiffest challenges the game has to offer — but it's not without its rewards. Specifically, the Black Spindle, an exotic sniper rifle that mirrors the popular, …

8 Ways to Save Around the House This Fall

The leaves may be falling, but your bank account balance doesn't have to do the same.<p>The leaves may be falling, but your bank account balance doesn't have to do the same.

This Magical Mysterious Cloud in Costa Rica Had Everyone Buzzing

No one had ever seen anything like it before.<p>A mysterious, rainbow-colored cloud appeared recently over Costa Rica, puzzling many of the residents. As witnesses peered up at the amazing phenomenon, they were left in a complete trance.<p>Luckily, some people filmed the event and posted it on social …

The Cheeseburger Recipes You Shouldn't Live Without

So much ooey, gooey, glorious cheese.<p>In life there are burgers and then there are <i>cheeseburgers</i>, and though the only notable difference between the two is only a slice of cheese, it is a significant one nonetheless. One is good and makes us happy, but the other makes us feel all warm and fuzzy …

Katey Sagal on The Bastard Executioner, That Sons of Anarchy Prequel, and Where She Keeps Her Peg Bundy Wig

After starring in three huge TV series over nearly 30 years, odds are <b>Katey Sagal</b> has popped on your TV screen quite a few times. Though you may not automatically recognize her as the voice behind Leela, the one-eyed ship captain on <i>Futurama</i>, she’s immediately recognizable for playing the fiery …

12 Brilliant Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

A blank wall is like a blank canvas—it's filled with possibilities.<p>Rework Your Wardrobe<p>Scarves may not be the easiest accessory to pull off, but as graphic visuals in the home, they're a no-brainer. Whatever style you love—Liberty prints; iconic Hermès designers; or retro, like these midcentury …

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40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

9 Ideas to Steal from a Chef’s Kitchen

A pro's dream kitchen<p>Despite being a chef<b>,</b> baker, and cookbook author, Leslie Mackie has never had a big kitchen at home. The founder of Seattle’s …

10 Cheap (But Cheerful!) Ways to Update Your Kitchen

You don't need to gut the entire space — or your wallet — to get a whole new look.<p>The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering $18,856 — and high-end ones average $54,909. No bones about it: That's a whole lotta cash.<p>But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them