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America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

The 11 Greatest Foodie Cities In America

Let's be honest, the best part of vacation is the food, especially when you're in a place with a local delicacy, which is often the case in cities across this great land.<p>Whether known for a specific dish, renowned for high-class restaurants or praised as the donut capital of the planet, these great …

Gallery Walls: The What, Why and How

<b>Gallery walls</b> are very popular in homes today and rightly so! These collections are made up of groups of photographs and prints and oddities that can …

How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

Last Wedding Song and Dance Ideas

After you've had your first dance, the wedding cake has been cut, the bouquet has been tossed, and all the other wedding reception festivities have had their moment, it's time for the last dance. As much as you don't want your wedding to end, you do want to give your guests a happy, lasting memory …

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Home Decorating

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Summer Fruit Crisp

8 Servings<p>Master the wondrously light, streusel-like topping of this bubbly baked summer fruit crisp.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Topping<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats, divided<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into …

The 21 Best Eyeliners For Cat-Eyes And More

Khol, liquid, gel and innovative powder formulas at every price point.<p>Eyeliner is one of those can't-live-without beauty products for its magical ability to transform the shape of any eye. With the flick of a wrist and a wash of kohl, almond eyes become doe eyes and vice versa. Here, a lineup of …

The Best Dark Spot Correctors For Every Budget

Skin Care

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

6 Light & Easy Recipes To Whip Up ASAP

I’m all about the California Girl way of eating. In my opinion, it’s all about finding the balance and celebrating the best of the season. Whether a …

5 Foods That Will Save You Money If You Make Them at Home

(Image credit: Michaela Cisney)<p>Sometimes I look at my pantry and think, <i>I would probably save so much money if I made half of this myself.</i> But then I …

Flavors

The Dish for Every Occasion: Champagne Chicken "Véronique"

This riff on a classic French dish is pure magic — easy enough for a Tuesday supper, yet dazzling enough for a Saturday soiree. HB contributor Alex Hitz shares his recipe.<p><b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approximately 3 breasts), cut in half lengthwise<p>1½ teaspoons salt<p>…

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

Hair

How To Get A Facial On The Cheap

Illustrated by Sandy Ley.<p>For a lot of women, the spa facial is an infrequent indulgence. Not everyone has the time or money to invest in a …

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How to Make Skewers for Pork, Chicken, Steak, and More

Skewers are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time<p>Kebabs are quick, use few ingredients, and are so versatile you'll never get bored. Here's how to make skewers right every time.<p><b>1. Give 'em a soak.</b><p>If you’re using bamboo …

Avocado Breakfast Recipes That'll Make Your Heart Sing

There's not really a wrong way to eat avocado. But there's definitely a right way, and that's with breakfast.<p>The savory green fruit is an egg's best friend. It creamifies an a.m. smoothie without hesitation and it transforms a bland piece of toast into a sought after delicacy.<p>Start your morning …

The Most Basic Marinade Of All Time Is Also One Of The Best

If one theme has emerged over the past decade in the culinary world, it is probably that simplicity is king. Gone are the days when fancier, more elaborate and more expensive meant better. Chefs are focused on showcasing high quality ingredients with minimal preparation instead of tirelessly …

How to Make a Summer Fruit Galette (And Why You Should)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Pie is great. Galettes are better. Associate Editor Marian Bull is here to explain why.</i><p>We all know how wonderful and lovely and perfect pie is. It is butter’s highest …

Chilled sweet-and-sour cucumber noodles with shrimp

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 medium cucumbers, peeled<br>• 1/2 cup diced red onion<br>• 1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined<br>• 3/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar<br>• 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons white sesame seeds<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Equipment: A mandoline (with julienne …

11 Cakes for a Celebration

Save the peach crumbles for later this month, and the snacking cakes and quick breads for another day -- this week calls for a celebration, and a show-stopping cake to boot. Last summer, we introduced Provisions -- an online source for unique kitchen and home goods. One hundred twenty-eight …

Coconut Lime Birthday Cake

My German grandmother's 100th birthday is coming up in a few weeks. Naturally, I have been tasked with making the birthday cake for the big day! My grandmother is not a chocolate fan, which I try not to hold against her. I suppose, even if I think she's missing out, at nearly 100 years old she's …

Dessert

Hugh Acheson's Ultimate Summer Salad

Chef Hugh Acheson combines sweet, salty, spicy and tangy flavors in this exceptional summer tomato salad, tossing peaches, pickled serranos and crisp …