Maria Colussa

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Rich and Creamy Croques Madames Recipe

A good croque is all about nailing texture, bread-to-filling ratio, and the goo factor. This recipe, which calls for thin slices of toasted-on-all-sides bread, melted cheese, rich Mornay sauce, and Dijon mustard, is a case study in getting it right—and the fried egg on top is just the icing on …

Cajeta Casera (Homemade Goat's Milk "Caramel") Recipe

If you've never tasted <i>cajeta</i>, you're in for a luscious surprise—a thick, gooey sauce reminiscent of <i>dulce de leche</i>, but exponentially more complex. Old-school techniques require the better part of an afternoon, but my method will reduce a quart of goat's milk down to a half cup in less than an hour, …

Alfajores Con Cajeta (Vanilla Shortbread With Goat's-Milk Toffee) Recipe

Flecked with vanilla seeds throughout the dough, <i>alfajores</i> are the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of vanilla bean <i>cajeta</i>—a goat's-milk variation on <i>dulce de leche</i>. The combination of gooey toffee sauce and buttery shortbread can't be beat, but it can be improved upon. My recipe replaces traditional …

Long Weekend in Helsinki

Think of Helsinki as the edgy younger sibling of the Nordic capitals.<p>It may not have Stockholm’s beautiful old town or quite the sophistication of …

Spring 2016 Guide to Paris

As the songbook says, you'll never know the charm of spring until you've spent April in Paris. We can only agree. In spring, Parisians forget the …

You can rent this Vincent van Gogh-inspired Airbnb for just $10 a night

Raise your Instagram game instantly<p>In order to publicize an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh's most famous paintings — <i>The Bedroom</i> — as a rentable room on Airbnb. The room accommodates two from $10 a …

This 500-Year-Old Book Revolutionized How We See Cities

The very first atlas of cities shows us how little has changed about our collective obsession with cityscapes.<p>Probably more than any other physical phenomenon, cities are a reflection of the incredible complexity of the modern world. And in the mid-1500s, as modern cities began to burgeon …

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Here Are 2015’s Biggest Pop Songs–All Mashed Up Into a Single 4-Minute Earworm

DJ Earworm just released his annual United State of Pop mash-up for 2015’s hit songs and you will not be able to resist jamming out to it.<p>“You already know what it is” is something rappers and singers have lately taken to saying during the intro to some songs. Whip/Nae Nae-exhibitionist Silentó is …

London's 'walk the Tube' map reveals the real distance between stations

Londoners know it, but not all visitors do: sometimes it's quicker to walk than take the tube. The official London Underground map — designed by Harry Beck in 1933 and arguably the most recognizable transit map in the world — is a masterpiece of compressed design, but this can also make it …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

And the First College to Get Rid of Textbooks Completely Is...

It's the end of an era, guys.<p>The University of Maryland University College of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will be completely eliminating textbooks starting this fall, the Associated Press reports. The decision to move class resources online ultimately came down to the school wanting students to save …

10 Essential Dessert Destinations in New York City

Among other things, New York City is known throughout the world as a food mecca, boasting exceptional restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, …