Lisa Conroy

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40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Best Ever Naked Dark Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>CHOCOLATE CREAM<p>Prepare the chocolate cream. In a pot, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Remove from the heat, pour it over the chocolate …

There’s a Small Bathroom Design Revolution and You’ll Love These Rule-breaking Trends

Tired of your small, dark and uninspiring bathroom? Are you ready to finally give it an overhaul? Well, there’s no better time to give your small …

Paris: Where to stay, where to eat, what to do

There’s part of a quote by Pascal, the 17th-century French philosopher that illustrates the feeling of Paris: “The heart has its reasons which reason …

16 Ways To Upgrade Your Favorite Costco Foods Into Legit Dinners

While you're eating samples for lunch, why not grab stuff to make dinner?

14 Trader Joe's Party Staples For Busy Hosts

When it comes to hosting parties, we take a page out of Ina Garten's book and supplement from-scratch items with store bought saviors. One of our favorite resources is Trader Joe's; not only does the supermarket offer up a variety of creative, international options, but the prices also can't be …

Recipe: Ham and Cheddar Lunch Box Muffins

Ham and Cheddar Lunch Box Muffins<p>Makes 12 muffins<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal <br>2 teaspoons baking powder <br>1 …

Stylish, Strong Tote Bag with Pockets Outside and a Lining Pocket!

01 of 08<p>Materials Needed and Cutting Instructions<p>This bag is super strong and durable to carry books and large enough for an overnight get away. The …

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

How To Make No-Cook, No-Churn, 2-Ingredient Ice Cream

<b>Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl.</b><p><b>Mix the vanilla extract, or other flavoring extract, into the condensed milk, if using.</b> (See …

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

Cooking

How to Find Hawaii's Secret Beaches

Perfect white-sand beaches exist all over Hawaii, but many are filled with sand castles, surfers, beach towels, and oceanfront resorts. Get ready to wander a little off the beaten path on your way to these six blissfully empty beaches.<p>Kanaio Beach, Maui<p>The Hoapili Trail starts at a parking area at …

Hiking

The Only Thing Standing Between You and Chocolate Cake Is One Pot and 40 Minutes

Baking is a very soothing activity for me. I like standing in my kitchen quietly, cracking eggs, measuring flour, swirling butter on a stovetop pan as it browns and starts to smell nutty and fragrant. I like the feeling of making something with my hands, and I love bearing witness to the alchemy of …

Dessert

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

Cooking

17 Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

The Basics of Entrelac Knitting

• Crafts<br>• Knitting<br>• Designs & Patterns<br>• The Basics of Entrelac Knitting<p>The architecture of entrelac is different from that of other types of knitting. …

Knitting

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta recipe: Meatless Monday | NOLA.com

This time of year, most us want to get dinner on the table quickly. We are rushing home from work or school to go back out and run holiday errands or …

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

Home Decorating

Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders

I may or may not have just googled which teams are going to the Super Bowl this weekend. And I may or may not have recited the teams over and over …

Recipes

13 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes That Basically Make Themselves

If you’re addicted to pasta, you know how it feels to crave a warm, carby bowl of goodness topped with your favorite pasta sauce at the end of a long day. We feel you. And let’s be honest: It’s even BETTER when you don’t have to work for it. Wouldn’t it be amazing if a heaping helping of noodles …

Cooking

Hidden gusset mitts and gloves

DIRECTIONS<p>CO 50[58, 68] sts. Distribute sts across needles as you prefer and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.<p>Work 20[15, 10] …

A Mini-Guide to Rome

<i>Photos by Goats on the Road</i><p>Everyone has heard of the city of Rome. It's one of those iconic cities in our world with much to offer travelers. Rome …

Rome

The way to make a tiramisu even more unforgettable

If it’s hard for you to think of a time when tiramisu wasn’t an ice cream flavor, a standard offering at local pizzerias, and available frozen or ready-made in your supermarket, then your memory doesn’t go back to 1993 and that terrific rom-com “Sleepless in Seattle.” Pre-movie, tiramisu was just …

Dessert

Katharine Hepburn's Legendary Brownie Recipe

Katharine Hepburn once said, "If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the disdain of one, go ahead, get married." Famous for her wit, beauty, intelligence, strength and four "best actress" Oscars; her feminist persona overshadowed most other attributes. Notorious for wearing …

Make These Big-Batch Recipes on a Sunday and Eat Well All Week Long

Cooking

Dyeing Eggs Naturally

Photography: Gentl and Hyers<p>Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1998<p>Martha Stewart Living Newsletter<p>Great tips, recipes & projects delivered to your inbox.<p>Introduction<p>Your kitchen is full of natural dyes. Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain …

Recipes

How to Make Your Own DIY Indoor Cat Garden

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UltimateLitter #CollectiveBias Our two …

Pets

NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

Recipe by: Nestle Toll House<p>"NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie features the sweet, creamy richness of a brown sugar base combined with chopped …

12 Tips From Ina Garten That Will Make You a Better Cook

Ina Garten: queen of the culinary world. She's written nine cookbooks, starred in Food Network's <b>Barefoot Contessa</b> for over a decade, and won fans over with countless foolproof recipes. The woman knows <i>a lot</i>, and lucky for you and me, she's never shied away from sharing her advice. Read on for her …