Marilyn Mason

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12 Tips for Photographing Stunning Sunsets

Tips for Photographing Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets<p><b>Think Ahead</b> – While sometimes wonderful sunrise and sunset shots can be taken spontaneously …

44 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Now

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common kitchen mistakes.<p>Not Sharpening Knives Regularly<p>“People think they can sharpen …

Focus On Culture To Take Better Travel Photos

Capturing and sharing photo-based travel stories about the places, people and cultures you touch in your travels can help deepen your own …

What is the Golden Ratio in Photography and How to Use It

Imagine you’re standing at the edge of a rock. There’s an incredible scene under your feet. Even the light is perfect. Yet, you look through the …

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

11 No-Fuss Party Platters That Will Make Guests Think You Got It Catered

Who doesn’t love a good party? Party prep, on the other hand… can be less of a blast. From cooking countless dishes to mixing pitchers of cocktails …

15 Easy Dinners That Start with Shredded Chicken

Weeknight cooking is a slog, even under the best circumstances (add in one late meeting and it’s cold cereal all around). Our secret weapon? Shredded …

4 "Genius Foods" That Make You Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

Max Lugavere has always been interested in nutrition, but it wasn't until his mother started showing the early signs of dementia that he started …

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

This'll inspire you to take your relationship with grilled cheese to the next level.<p>Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts …

Cooking

5 Powerful Benefits Of Garlic Tea

Garlic has been popular for its medicinal properties. For years it has been used for adding flavor to food, and for treating digestive distress. …

A Travel Photographer Teaches Us To Take Pictures At The Coast, In The Forest, And In The Desert

Although landscape photography is beautiful, it often gets obscured by sexy images of influencers. Even in the travel sphere — where images from beautiful locales should reign supreme — the default seems to be focusing on the traveler and not the destination. We understand, and we absolutely love a …

How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time

You can make almost any slow-roasted fish in under 30 minutes. Just memorize this technique.<p>Learning how to cook fish at home can be incredibly intimidating. There are a lot of mistakes you can make, but we think the best way to nail it every time is to let the oven do all the work. That's why …

One-Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe – Easy flavorful 15 min weeknight meal [+VIDEO]

Make this <b>One-Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe</b> on busy days when you are craving a flavorful but comforting dish after a long day at work. Easy …

Recipes

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

My mother's side of the family is half Danish and my father's side half Norwegian. But at Christmastime, we feel 100 percent Scandinavian. Largely ignoring the English and Scottish bits of our heritage, we fill our Christmas table with treats such as crumbly Danish cookies and piquant pickled …

Dessert

Frozen Dark 'n Stormy Recipe

Frozen Dark 'n Stormy Recipe from Food Republic• 1 cup ice<br>• 2 ounces Goslings Black Seal Rum<br>• 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice<br>• 1 ounce Five Spice Ginger …

Recipes

Baked Shrimp Scampi With Lemon and Garlic

This version of shrimp scampi is loaded with garlic, parsley, butter, and lemon, and it is super easy to prepare and bake in the oven.<p>Serve the …

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 winners: Show garden, fresh garden, artisan garden

Do you agree with the results?<p>There are 22 judged gardens at this year's <b>Chelsea Flower Show</b>.<p>With eight show gardens this year, winning an RHS Gold …

Chelsea Flower Show

Check Out Instagram’s First Ever “How-To” Series

Introducing #FashionIllustrated<p>Forget taking a fashion illustration class—Instagram is here to help teach all of us the skills we’ve always been dying to learn. In a weeklong series kicking off today, Instagram is launching their first ever “how-to” series, #FashionIllustrated, highlighting an …

Artist Spontaneously Adds Color Drops to Beads of Water to Create Gorgeous Fashion Illustrations

Many fashion designers have a muse, so it’s no surprise that illustrator JaeSuk Kim employs the same idea in his stylish paintings. Known as the <i>Susu girls</i>, these whimsical figures don beautiful gowns imagined by Kim. The ethereal garments are created primarily using water-based media, and they’re …

Dolce & Gabbana

These 8 Sketchbooks Will Inspire You to Create Your Next Masterpiece

What do Frida Kahlo, Tim Burton, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol all have in common? Their artistic genius was initially born in their sketchbooks — which proves no masterpiece just happens overnight. It takes a lot of sketching, jotting and doodling to get your creative juices flowing like the …

An Unfussy, Unabashedly Simple Eggplant Sandwich to Make

Earlier this week a friend snapped a photo of a recipe and texted it to me with an order: <b>Make this immediately</b>.<p>The recipe came from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year and called for roasting thinly sliced eggplant dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The roasted eggplant would then be layered …

BBQ 101: When to Use High Heat on Your Barbecue

One of the main secrets to knowing how to cook a mouth watering meal on your barbecue is knowing when to use high and low heat.<p>When it comes to …

10 Grilling Tips You Need to Know

In our home, it’s me who does all the barbecuing. Most often, you’d think it would be the man’s domain. Since we bought our new BBQ several weeks …

BBQ

#Recipe : French Toast

Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 egg<br>1/4 cup milk<br>1 tsp vanilla extract<br>1/2 tsp cinnamon<br>pinch of salt<br>10 baguette thick slices, a day old<br>2 tbsp butter, for greasing …

15 Ways To Turn A Backyard Garden Into An Enchanting Sanctuary

With so many great things to do in a back yard and so little space to work with, it’s impossible to have it all. A decision has to be made. Do you …

Landscaping

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Best in Show and the medal winners in pictures

Landscape Design Ideas with Modern Seating Area - Quiet Corner

When it comes to landscape design ideas you maybe imagine about how to enjoy fresh air in your backyard which has lots of green plants, lovely …

Landscaping

Baked Vegetables with Bread Crumbs - Verdure Gratinate

Now this is home cooking in Italy. <i>Verdure gratinate</i> (baked vegetables with bread crumbs) can be found on many tables here in our area, always …

How to Make Oven-Baked Pork Ribs That Taste Like Smoky Barbecue

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Living in New York City puts me in the heart of one of the greatest food capitals on earth—"The City That Never Sleeps" could easily be renamed "The City With Just About Everything to Eat." But when it comes to outdoor cooking, most of us New Yorkers …