Krysta Seckendorf

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How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Breakfast

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Food

20-Minute Broiled Shrimp With Harissa and Beer, No Plate Required

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Although I’m known for spending my free time peeling grapes, in reality, most weeknights end with me standing pantsless in front of an open refrigerator, eating cold food with my bare …

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

The Mouthwatering Dinner You Can Make with Just 5 Ingredients (And Kids Love It, Too)

A Dutch baby is basically a pancake and a popover combined—and it will quickly become an easy dinner go-to.<p>I always thought Dutch baby pancakes had …

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

8 Uncommon Cuts of Meat Butchers Wish You Knew About

A visit to my local butcher shop, Sweet Cheeks Meats, in Jackson, Wyoming, is something I look forward to every week. The atmosphere is friendly and …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

Add This Skillet Dinner to Your Whole30 Meal Plan ASAP

Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet<p>Serves 4<p>1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks <br>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided <br>2 tablespoons olive …

10 Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

The little black dress of the kitchen, the boneless, skinless chicken breast is a bona fide staple. We’d be willing to bet that if you peeked into …

Cooking

Make It Yourself: Go-To Vinaigrette

• Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat fat 3.32g<br>• Cholesterol 0mg<br>• Cholesterol 2.30g<br>• Fiber 0.23g<br>• Sugar 1.48g<br>• Protein 0.17g<br>• Sodium 222.01mg<p>Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat …

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

British Airways

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

How to Make French Onion Soup

This classic French onion soup has a rich, smoky pork broth and is easy to make using our step-by-step tutorial.

Slow-Cooker Short Ribs With Rosemary Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together broth, tomato paste, parsley stems, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add short ribs, onions, …

How to biohack your morning coffee

<i>Attention, all coffee connoisseurs: Your morning brew can do more than just provide a pick-me-up. With a few tweaks, that joe can help you think</i> …

Chocolate Banana Bread That Tastes Better Than Cake

Waking up to homemade banana bread always feels celebratory, don’t you think? So, to conclude our month of chocolate desserts, we’re thrilled to …

26 Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know About

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I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

These are Europe's most convenient airports for transfers into their respective cities

It’s always a relief to land at your destination airport, but your heart can sink if you discover that reaching the city centre is inconvenient and/or costly. To assist in planning your city break, GoEuro, the platform for comparing and booking trains, buses and flights across Europe, has analysed …

Trains

The Homemade Ranch Dressing I Make More Often Than I Call My Mother

By Amiel Stanek<p>Anyone who says they don't like ranch dressing is a liar. And anyone who thinks making homemade ranch dressing isn't worth it hasn't tried mine. Also: I love you, Mom.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This</i> …

12 Food Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them

Here's what's actually worth your time.

10 Hostels Too Upscale to Believe

Upmarket. Design. Boutique. Not long ago it would have been hard to imagine using any of these words to describe the humble hostel. But around the …

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

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