Mary Johnson

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Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

15 Cookies from Around the World to Try This Cookie Month

Chocolate-chip cookies are all fine and good, and sure, sometimes you just need a sugar cookie. But there’s a world of exciting biscuits, bars, …

The Ultimate Sugar Cookie

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 sticks butter, softened<br>• 2 cups granulated sugar<br>• 1 egg<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>• 2 3/4 cups flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• Turbinado or other coarse sugar for rolling (optional)<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy; add the …

Why It’s Hard to Lose Weight—and Why Most Diets Fail

Diets come, and diets go—but one saying seems to persist: Weight loss depends on calories in versus calories out. According to Dr. Laura …

The Key to More Flavorful Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing warms the heart and home quite like a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. And while everyone has their tried-and-true recipe for …

The Best Spice Rubs for Chicken

Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast Creole chicken, mocha chicken, Middle Eastern chicken, …

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The best tonic for your gin and tonic

Gin and tonic is important. And while getting the gin right is crucial for the perfect G and T, upgrading your tonic will revolutionise your …

These 7 Amazing Egg Pairings Will Transform Your Breakfast

Starting the morning sunny side up is infinitely easier with the assistance of a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast. (A piping hot latte also helps.) However, finding time in the a.m. to play chef is hard -- unless, of course, we're talking about super simple recipes.<p>In partnership with American …

Homemade French Bread Recipe

Homemade French Bread Recipe.<p>What you will need<p>1 1/2 tbs. instant yeast<p>1/2 cup very warm water<p>1 1/2 tbs. sugar<p>2 cup water<p>1 1/2 tbs. oil<p>2 1/4 tsp. salt<p>6 cup flour<p>Combine the yeast, 1/2 cup warm water and sugar. Let sit for ten minutes. Then add remaining 2 cups of water, oil, salt, and 3 cups of …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

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Grilling thick steaks: A leisurely approach

For our close family friend Dr. Ruby, cooking steak was a meditative and ritualistic act. As a child visiting the Ruby family’s country house, about …

11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>I grew up surrounded by books -- and even more memorably, by the sound of books. I did my math homework while playing Harry Potter audiobooks, fell asleep to the sound of my mother reading aloud, and listened to countless mystery novels on tape during family road …

How to Find the Cheapest Flights to Anywhere in the World

<i>I travel around 15 times a year, most of them with my own money. Today I’m sharing my travel hacking tips to help you find the cheapest flights to</i> …

Reap the benefits of a vegetarian diet— without ditching meat entirely

Last month, a study in the <i>Journal of General Internal Medicine</i> showed that vegetarian diets result in more weight loss than non-vegetarian diets. While the study is new, we’ve known for a while that vegetarians may experience a variety of health benefits, including reduced risk of hypertension and …

Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015<br>Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, …

Recipe: Maple Pecan Pie Bars (No Corn Syrup)

Sometimes I get the craving for a pecan pie, but I’m not always up for making a pie crust. This simple recipe for Pecan Pie Bars are part bar, part …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

The adage says where your mind goes, energy flows. If you want your child to develop a good mindset, ask them the right questions to encourage …

Crochet Beads Necklace

Step 1<p>Each bead will be wrapped in crochet. It’s worked in the round in a spiral way. First, ch 2.<br>R1: 6 sc in the first ch= 6 sts (place a marker in …

Tips for Those Beginning to Crochet

Congratulations on your decision to learn to crochet! Crocheting is a pastime which has been enjoyed for many years by our mothers and grandmothers …

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Recipe: Chilean slow barbecued pork ribs with Chilean salad

Combine garlic, oregano, orange juice, lime juice, honey, red onion, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce and vegetable oil in an oven proof baking dish. Cut each rack of ribs in half. Place ribs in baking dish and coat with mixture. Marinate for 1 hour at room temperature. Turn ribs several times if …

Free Pattern

The Snowflake is a Festive symbol that can be used to decorate so many different things over the Christmas period. You can use these for decorating …

Free Pattern

This Raffia bowl tutorial uses a 4mm needle and raffia twine. You have the love the hot pink bowl it’s adorable. I love when artists take classic …