Lisa Shanes

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25 Most Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid

1. White Chocolate<p>Chocolate, when consumed in moderation, is actually quite good for us. Rich in anti-oxidants, dark chocolate is considered to be …

How To Make The Best Coleslaw

Let’s be honest: coleslaw is often an afterthought. A bowl of slaw is an automatic addition to a cookout menu, right next to the potato salad and …

Recipes

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

How to Care for Potted Orchids Indoors

Potted orchids make beautiful, exotic houseplants.<p>Step 1<p>Hang grow lights 6 inches above the top of your orchids to provide the necessary supplemental …

Gardening

19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

Healthy Eating

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Cooking

Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …

Cooking

A New Easy-Breezy Genius Chocolate Mousse (Psst, Greek Yogurt is Involved)

Not only is this mousse quicker and more casual to make than the floofier traditional French version, but serious lovers of dark chocolate may find themselves liking it even more.<p>The recipe comes from Maria Speck, cookbook author and ancient grain guru, who riffed this version from one she spotted …

Dessert

This One-Pot Chili Cheese Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder

I have yet to hear anyone exclaim from the rooftops with passion and gusto that washing dishes is their most favorite activity of all time. This …

Cooking

10 Gourmet Burger Recipes

When ordinary condiments just won’t cut the mustard, elevate your beloved beef patty with one of these mouthwatering combos.<p>1 of 10<p>Burgers With …

Cooking

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

We're Calling It: The Top Kitchen Paint Colors for 2018

One of my favorite new trends in design is the return of color to the kitchen. For the second year running, I'm taking a look at current color trends …

Home Decorating

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

Recipes

10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018

Transform your home with these key looks...<p><b>Yes, it's still dark and dingy, but we have so much colour and texture to look forward to this spring and</b> …

Home Decorating

Creamy Cold Banana Cake

This creamy cold banana cake is so delicious! If you like banana desserts then this recipe is the real deal for you! It is very easy to make and you …

Dessert

Modern vs. Contemporary Design: What’s the Difference?

Many people think modern and contemporary design are the same. But there’s a world of difference. They may be synonyms when describing many things, …

Interior Design

Hotel-style bathroom ideas to inspire a luxurious scheme

From compact designs to glamorous double-ended baths, there are plenty of ways to create the five-star bathroom of your dreams<p>Love the hotel-style …

Bathrooms

Cue the Comfort Food: 6 Tomato Basil Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter weather has you down and you’re in need of something to warm you up, it’s time to cue the comfort food. One classic recipe that pleases …

Pizza Braid

Twisted and packed with sauce, cheese and pepperoni, this pepperoni bread gives cheese-stuffed pizza a run for its money.<p>Preheat the oven to 375 …

The 5 recipes I make over and over again

<b>I used to avoid repeating recipes. Now I depend on it.</b><p>There was a time when I took variety in meals very seriously. Rarely would I serve the same …

Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

Ingredients<p>1/2 cup butter softened<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla<br>• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

7 Remarkable Benefits of Milk Thistle – How To Grow, Harvest & Use It

Milk thistle is an herb that’s been used for over 2,000 years as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and …

50 Incredible Living Rooms to Inspire Your 2018 Makeover

Even if you're working with a tiny space, a well-devised living area sets the tone for the rest of your place. And as there's no shortage of …

The $25 Lighting Hack That Transformed My Kitchen (And Didn’t Require an Electrician)

This brilliant idea will give your kitchen a cozy glow.<p>In any space, you want to have a mix of multiple types of lighting: Ambient light (usually …

What to Cook for a Snow Storm

Recipe<p>Onions are often used in risotto, but not usually as the main ingredient. In this soothing dish, you get a bite of beautifully browned, sweet, …

7 Foreign Treats You Should Buy at Cost Plus World Market

7 Foreign Candies Better Than Wonka’s Stash at Cost Plus World Market<p>The best foreign candy at Cost Plus World Market, because Americans aren't the …

Tuna and white bean puttanesca

Preheat the grill to medium-high or use a grill pan.<p>Place the radicchio on a cutting board, and cut in quarters vertically, through the core. Drizzle …

20 kitchen design trends for 2018 you need to know about

What's hot in the world of kitchen design?<p>Whether your current layout needs renovating or you simply want to refresh a tired colour scheme, now is …

King Ranch Chicken Casserole That’s Too Good Not To Share

This King Ranch Chicken Casserole is a Southern staple. It’s spicy, cheesy, and everything you’re craving when hunger strikes.<p>Start by sautéing the …