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Plantains and Your Favorite Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: This fruit -- technically a berry -- is</i> <i>so versatile, you can treat it like a fruit or a vegetable and use it at every stage of ripeness.</i><p>Plantains look like oversized bananas, so …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

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18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

8 Romantic Date Night Dinners

Pull out the candles, pick out a Netflix movie, and send the kids to Grandma's house. It's the biggest date night of the year! Avoid the crowds and over-priced restaurant menus and whip up one of these easy and delicious dinners instead.<p><b>1. Grilled Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Filets with Chimichurri</b><p>…

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10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Dessert

5 Healthy Habits That Can Make You Gain Weight

<i>Photo by Jasper White/Getty Images</i><p>Your plate is filled with veggies. You carve out time to exercise. And yet every time you step on the scale, the needle seems to be creeping upward. Here's unsettling news: Some of your most health conscious habits may add pounds. However, with a few tweaks you can …

Holistic Medicine

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

9 Easy Holiday Cakes and Quick Breads

<b>1. Gingerbread</b><p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds -- from the darkest, densest cakes made with robust molasses and stout beer to the lightest, most delicate cakes flavored only with brown sugar and a hint of ground …

Dessert

Before & After: A Brown Bathroom, Fantastically Refinished

(Image credit: Petite Modern Life)<p>Karisa's guest bathroom was not a disaster by any means, but it didn't fit her dream look. She *almost* felt guilty …

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Before & After: A Sad, Old Loveseat Gets a Sassy New Look

(Image credit: Pam Morris)<p>Pam found this love seat in a thrift store and fell in love with its great bones. It was in perfect condition except for …

Thrifting

Self-Publishing Your Book with Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table

Writing a book is often compared to having a baby. While the two are vastly different in a lot of ways, most people who work in publishing reference …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Articles about bright kitchen remodel contrasts bright white and dark wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>Rochester, New York–based Staach is a furniture design company that is committed to eco-conscious design, from the sustainably...<p>A 1970s double-brick family home in Doncaster, …

Kitchens

13 Quick And Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and …

Sweet ...

... dreams. Definitely when at one end of the master suite you're floating on a cloud ...<p>... and the other end is all tree canopy and fabulous funk. …