Lisa Conroy

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5 European cities where you can retire on less than $35,000 a year

Retiring in Europe is a dream within the grasp of American couples picking up two Social Security checks per month.<p>A recent survey found five European cities where life is affordable for a couple living off an average income of $33,696 — a minimum annual salary calculated using the average Social …

Social Security

9 Amazing Paris Landmarks & How to See Them Without Crowds

30<p>39<p>1<p><i>Psssst, FYI - this post probably contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.</i> …

France

Where to Find Old-School, Classic Restaurants in 19 Eater Cities

Every city has its classic restaurants, those which have stood the test of time over the years. These destinations tend to have a loyal customer fan-base, the flexibility to withstand changing times, and naturally, food worth coming back for.<p>These maps of classic restaurants across Eater Cities …

San Francisco

An expat's guide to Paris

<i>“</i>Paris? It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything.<p>“It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.”<p><i>—</i> Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan in <i>“</i>An American in Paris”<p>Paris allows you to discover its secrets slowly. It kept my wife and me at bay in the 1990s when we lived and …

France

Chocolate Irish Cream Tortini

These chocolate Irish cream tortini are so rich, moist, creamy and very chocolatey! So, if you like chocolate then this dessert is must-make! Plus, …

Dessert

The Dessert You Never Knew Your Crock-Pot Could Make

During Christmastime, Aunt Cammie always without fail busts out tins upon tins of her famous crockpot candies (chocolate clusters stuffed with nuts). They're served at every family gathering, and we end up taking home at least a dozen. My aunt has tinkered with the recipe through the years and has …

Dessert

Here are 5 recipes for homemade barbecue sauces that will outdo the store-bought kind

We’ve reached peak cookout season, which means several of you are probably in the midst of figuring out what to bring to the next one. Here’s the answer: barbecue sauce.<p>Before you ask, let us answer the next question: Yes, there will probably already be store-bought sauce there. But that doesn’t …

BBQ

15 Summer Cocktails That Cut the Calories and Actually Taste Great

For those who prefer dressed-up cocktails over a stripped-down version, like vodka and soda or gin and tonic, you’ve probably been told that forgoing …

Tired of the Same Lunch? Try These Office-Approved Summer Recipes

When it comes to eating lunch at work, packing a meal is an great way to save money and know exactly what ingredients you're fueling your body with this Summer. But eating the same thing over and over can quickly leave you feeling bored, and who has time to be creative when you're already …

Here's How to Turn Frozen Shrimp into a Damn Good Dinner

It's my day job here at Kitchn that convinced me that frozen shrimp was worth keeping in my freezer at all times. Previously, I'd simply buy shrimp …

10 Recipes That Prove Anyone Can Make Risotto

I firmly believe any cook, regardless of their skill level, can make an awesome pan of risotto.

How to Spot and Deal With Passive-Aggressive People

<i>"Behind the smile, a hidden knife!"</i><p><i>―</i> Ancient Chinese proverb describing passive-aggressive behavior<p><b>T</b>he NYU Medical Center defines a …

Self-help

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

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 …

Interior Design

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 …

These Ham & Cheese Muffins Will Cure Your Boring Work Lunch

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Line a standard 12-well muffin pan with papers liners or coat the wells with cooking …

Retro Striped Pocket Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

01 of 11<p>Functional and Fabulous<p>This DIY bag is super strong and durable to carry books and large enough for an overnight getaway. It's also easy to …

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 …

Cooking

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

<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 …

Dessert

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 …

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 …

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 …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet is easy to follow with this 7-day meal plan.<p>The …

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 …

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners 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 …

Cooking

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. …