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The Secret to Amazing Buttermilk Biscuits

Cultured Butter and Buttermilk<p>Most every biscuit maker has a secret ingredient. For some, it’s the family biscuit bowl, worn through by years of use. For others, it’s a spoonful of mayonnaise in the dough, or salt sprinkled over the rounds. My secret ingredient came from an unlikely place: the …

The Anti-Victoria’s Secret Guide to Lingerie

The wings are out and the Internet is all abuzz about this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The annual star studded event is always fun to watch – just maybe not while you’re chowing down on a slice of cake. Of course there are some things we love VS for: Quality bathing suits, the most …

Clothing

The Thrifty Trick to Better Braises

The smartest chefs are always looking for simple ways to build flavor while using every bit of their ingredients. Here, chef Ian Wilson of Fenrir in …

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 lb. total), center …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Lightened Up Bang Bang Shrimp with Napa Cabbage Slaw

Bang Bang Shrimp with Napa Cabbage Slaw.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 29, 2014 74<p>I literally want to shout from the rooftops.<p>OHMAHGAH I AM SOOO IN …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Workouts

Lobster Bisque Pot Pies

Lobster Pot Pies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 4, 2014 88<p>I’ve made one of the best things ever of the summer.<p>It is still summer, right? Butter soaked …

Garlic-and-Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions

4 Servings<p>Make sure you keep your grill at a steady medium-level heat; if it’s too hot, the chicken will char without cooking through.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, backbone removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 heads of garlic, halved crosswise<p>2 …

Recipes

Friday Cocktails: The Castaway

I am in love with New York, but sometimes the noise, crowded subways, and roller coaster-like weather can get me down; only by occasionally escaping …

Southern California

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

Experts weigh in on the right way to do it.<p>In honor of their 15th wedding anniversary on May 31, HGTV star Chip Gaines tweeted a lovely...<p>And at its …

Dining Rooms

Surprising uses for baking soda include a 13-cent facial scrub

Strange, but true: Baking soda is the starting point for some smart budget beauty and style tricks. Read how that lonely yellow box in the back of the refrigerator is the shocking statement piece of the season.<p><b>FACE SCRUB:</b> A paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water makes a gentle, unscented …

Vaseline petroleum jelly: The secret to a goof-proof manicure & more surprising uses

<b>CUTICLE CREAM:</b> Keep a little tub of the stuff by the sink and work into cuticles twice a day. It’s all you’ll need to prevent hangnails.<p><b>FACIAL MOISTURIZER:</b> Because it’s non-comedogenic, petroleum jelly is perfect for locking in moisture without risking breakouts.<p><b>EYEBROW TAMER:</b> Control errant hairs …

How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving.<p>Except …

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

For an unbeatable summertime snack, try mixing creamy pimento into your biscuit dough<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups White Lily self-rising flour<p>2 tsp. sugar<p>1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper<p>1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper<p>1/4 cup mayonnaise<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese<p>2 tbsp. diced pimentos<p>Melted …

Make your own all-natural shampoo (for under a buck!) and more DIYs

You’re a whiz in the kitchen and love sprucing up your home décor. Now, it’s time to add hair-care products to your homemade recipe book.<p>“Not only is it extremely cost-effective, it’s easy to mix up a natural remedy up if I'm in a pinch,” says Jenny Strebe, the hair professional behind the popular …

Recipe Roundup: 10 Shrub Recipes for Summer Fruit

What to do with a bushel of nearly gone fruit? Thrifty American colonists added sugar and vinegar to make a sweet and sour syrup that would last the …

Recipes