Maria Boetger

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Why Not Being Popular in High School Is a GOOD Thing

“Researchers followed teens for over a decade after high school.”<p>Imagine you had one million Instagram followers. Every post liked by thousands. Every selfie flooded with compliments. Imagine if every idea you ever posted on social media inspired others, and people all over the world looked up to …

5 Flavored Ice Cubes That Won't Water Down Your Summer Cocktails

Oh, you’ve been making ice with water all this time? That’s sad.<p>With warm weather officially commencing, we’re calling for a paradigm shift on how to …

Nigel Slater’s winter citrus recipes

Winter citrus adds colour to the dark days of February. Refresh your plate with lemon, grapefruit and blood orange<p>Citrus fruit makes the heart sing, it brightens, refreshes and uplifts: a thick, bittersweet orange curd; a salad of bitter leaves and pink grapefruit made piquant with tiny capers; a …

Weather

The 20 Most Comforting Ina Garten Recipes to Make in This Lifetime

If you're searching for comfort foods, you'll likely end up landing on Ina Garten's recipes. The Barefoot Contessa has developed a well-deserved reputation as the queen of doable, crowd-pleasing, and comforting recipes, both savory and sweet. Consider this your official Ina Garten bucket list of …

Cooking

Paleo Sweet Potato Hummus | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

The Wallet I Love So Much That I’ve Bought It Twice

The perfect size, shape, and price.<p>So, I'm going to make a wild guess and say that you probably already know about Comme des Garçons wallets. I'm not trying to spill any big secret about the fact that they look cool and come in awesome colors. But did you know that this <i>particular</i>Comme des Garçons …

Shopping

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe

<i>This Vietnamese chicken salad recipe is authentic through and through thanks to its notes of sour, sweet, salty, and heat. The simple-to-assemble</i> …

Vegan Beans and Gravy for a post-holiday Meatless Monday | NOLA.com

The perfect gravy, I decided a couple of years ago, might actually be less condiment and more centerpiece: substantial enough to preclude the need …

Recipes

Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth'

President Donald Trump is set to give America’s richest 1% an average annual tax cut of $214,000 when he takes office, while more than eight million families with children are expected to suffer financially under his proposed tax plan.<p>On the eve of the election, Trump promised to “massively cut …

This Is What Ina Garten Is Making for Thanksgiving This Year

Ina Garten loves Thanksgiving. “It’s my favorite holiday of the year because it’s all about the food,” she laughs. “You invite your best friends, your closest family members—it’s just a great time.” But what’s the Barefoot Contessa’s trick to pulling off the perfect meal? Planning ahead, by cooking …

The Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes You Need On The Table

Thanksgiving is even better with Brussels sprouts. Trust us.<p>For a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, every dish must make an appearance. Of course you need a good bird and all the iconic sides that complement it. And you must have pie — pumpkin AND pecan at the very least. But, it’s also very important …

12 DIY Projects to Try in November

As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, we’re hunkering down in our homes. For me and many of my friends, I’ll admit that means cozying up …

Crafting

60 Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Aside from parties and family reunions, a good chunk of the holiday season is made up of gift shopping. As if trying to find something inexpensive but thoughtful wasn’t hard enough, stepping foot in a mall during the holidays is chaos alone. So save yourself the trip (and your sanity) this year …

Welcome To Your Mid-30s, Where It's Cool AF To Be Uncool

I’m about to turn 35, and I’m going to share with you my birthday wish list so we can all laugh together about how cool AF it is to be uncool in your …

Google Earth

Why You Need More Plants In Your Life (According To Science)

At one point in my life, I loved to indulge in cakes, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, and pizza. I still remember going to the junior high cafeteria and …

51 Affordable Gifts That Your Best Friend Will Absolutely Love

Best friends are the family you choose. The girl might drive you crazy sometimes, but she's always there for you through the ups and downs. Does it get any better than that? If your BFF is one of the best gals in the world, prove it to her with a cute gift this holiday season. You don't have to …

Decorations

These Glazed Shallots Are Thanksgiving's Sleeper Hit

There's no such thing as seconds of these glazed shallots—they disappear too fast.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior associate</i> …

Ina Garten's Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad

Ina Garten says this may be her favorite salad recipe ever, and we agree. Roasted carrots are tossed with maple syrup, then get added to a bed of …

Recipes

Here's the latest advice from pediatricians for managing your kids' screen time

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines Friday to help parents manage their kids' screen time. Here is some of their advice:<p>Children under the age of 2 should avoid all digital media use except for video chatting via apps like Skype and Facetime.<br>• If you must introduce digital …

17 Halloween Party Games Even Adults Will Love

Game nights are the best nights, especially when they’re Halloween-themed. If you’re getting ready to throw a properly spooky party, make sure you’ve got activities to keep both the kiddos and grown ups entertained. Seriously, what’s more fun than sipping a blood-drenched cocktail while bowling …

Decorations

These 10 vegan sandwiches will blow your mind with their flavor power

Hopefully you’ve realized by now that vegan food is <i>not</i> synonymous with cardboard. Seriously, it’s 2016. The vegan fare that’s available out there …

Resin Acorn Necklaces Hold Little Bits of Nature Inside

London-based artist Anna Buttonsy offers up acorn-shaped jewelry that holds miniature scenes of nature inside. With the magic of resin, Buttonsy is …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Rachel Roddy's door-stopping vegetable bake recipe

This week’s homely bake of courgettes, potatoes and tomatoes – the result of good produce, time and heat – is familiar on both sides of the Med. Warning: it may make people stop, and sniff, around your front door ...<p>Today’s recipe is a door-stopper. Not in the sense of keeping the door open – …

Greek Food

Autumn Roasted Veggies with Apples and Pecans

Can you believe these colors? Not only do these Autumn Roasted Veggies and Apples look nicely colorful but they taste amazing! I just can’t get …

The Best Pillows for Any Type of Sleeper

Not getting enough rest? The problem could be your pillow. A bad one can keep you tossing and turning through the night. That not only makes you …

L.L.Bean

Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe!

Back to basics recipe today. Because peanut sauce makes everything better. Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are having a happy, productive day! Or a …

27 Lettuce-Free Salads (Because the Mix-Ins Are the Best Part)

If the thought of salad for dinner is basically your version of a culinary wet blanket, we've got news for you. Your salad can be great again. Ditch …

Healthy Eating

Vegetarian Summer Carpaccio

This Vegetarian Summer Carpaccio means that summer has finally and truly arrived in the UK – about a month later than expected, but beggars can’t be …