Mary Kathryn Adams Ray

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This make-ahead Asian chicken salad recipe brings an Applebee's favorite home

Believe us, we know — salad for lunch is a smart move, but it can get boring day in and day out. Restaurants know this, too; that's why they entice us so often with their crispy chicken and their irresistibly crunchy add-ins. For those afternoons when you can't spend your break power-lunching at a …

Cooking

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Breakfast

Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil

I’m a soil scientist and a former faculty instructor for Oregon State University’s Extension program, where I’ve taught and consulted with farmers …

Tin Square Wall Sconce

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Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

How to Perform the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

Lips

How to share your iPhone photos with AirDrop

You know the drill: everyone gathers around for photos, and then everyone <i>in</i> the photos says, "Hey, can you send me those?"<p>Now comes the hassle of sending a bunch of text messages and/or emails -- provided you have all the necessary phone numbers and email addresses, of course. That's how most of us …

Apps

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Interior Design

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

How to Make French Onion Dip From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Do you want to eat French onion dip without feeling weird about it?</i> <i>Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit has a homemade version that you can</i> …

A 100-Year-Old Hollywood Farmhouse Goes Modern With a Neutral Palette and Mirrors Everywhere

A house with a neutral palette and a lot of shine.<p>Designer Tobi Tobin updated her Hollywood Hills cottage with mirrors, a neutral palette with pops of high-gloss black, and strong wallpaper. The result is a modern design with a lot of shine. Read the interview with the designer.

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Red Velvet Chocolate Cake

What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

The 15 Best Swimsuit and Cover-Up Combos for Your Body Shape

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

5 Time-Saving Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Time-saving appliances are invaluable, says Johnathan Marsh, Head of Buying at John Lewis.<p><i>Keep the kitchen running smoothly with plenty of storage and space for appliances. Vermont kitchen painted in Ivory, John Lewis</i><p>1. A cooker with two ovens is a real asset. Multifunction models with heating …

Kitchens

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

Minimalism

Is This the Best Use of Neutrals, Ever?

The soothing power of simplicity.<p>This modern and relaxing beach house decorated by Rob Southern reveals the soothing power of simplicity.

Interior Design

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Before & After: Vintage Dresser Goes For a Sweet Ride

Joseph picked this dresser up for $10 at a local thrift store, but wanted to do something special before it found a permanent home in his bedroom. …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

15 Tips On How To Make Your Ceiling Look Higher

Ceilings are not exactly the main detail that you pay attention to when you first enter a house, but they do have a major impact in maintaining a …

Interior Design

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness