Meya Annamalai

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quick, essential stovetop mac-and-cheese

I use parmesan or pecorino here, because I find them to have the maximum salty, cheesy impact in small quantities, plus, I always keep them around. …

Shy

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

Recipes

9 Dreamy Fragrances Inspired by Summer’s Greatest Escapes

Shell-strewn sands, wild fields, heat-soaked jungles . . . This season, the freshest fragrances take their cues from far-flung destinations, offering an olfactory escape with a single spritz—no four-digit plane ticket necessary. Case in point? Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Italian Zest, a pale …

Beauty

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Cooking

How To Make the Best Food-Processor Pesto

<b>Pulse the garlic until roughly chopped.</b> Put the garlic in a food processor and pulse 5 to 6 times until roughly chopped<p><b>Add half of the basil and</b> …

Croissant French Toast

After trying French toast made on croissants, regular French toast just won’t be the same.This French toast is soft, tender, and the epitome of …

salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread

Beat the butter, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl as needed. Add flour, and …

chocolate peanut butter cup cookies

<b>Heat oven:</b> To 375 degrees F.<p><b>Make filling:</b> Line a small tray or plate with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and …

Dessert

banana oat weekday pancakes

In the bottom of a large bowl, mash bananas well with a fork. Stir in oats and salt. From here, for softer oats, you can microwave this mixture for …

bakery-style butter cookies + the new book is here!

<b>Make the cookies:</b> Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.<p>Combine the butter and sugar until well blended and …

marbled banana bread

Heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or coat it with a nonstick baking spray.<p>Melt butter in the bottom of a large bowl in the microwave. …

Dessert

hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

Like clockwork every summer, I decide that the only thing I want to eat, maybe forever because when it’s warm out I completely forget winter is …

best hot fudge sauce

Over the years, I’ve reduced the sugar a little, replaced the corn syrup with honey and/or golden syrup successfully, and then this last time, I …

tall, fluffy buttermilk pancakes

Heat oven to 225 degrees F and place a large baking sheet inside.<p>Melt butter halfway in the bottom of a large bowl then whisk in sugar. This should …

16 New Spring Fragrances We're Obsessed With Right Now

We spent hours sniffing and spritzing every one of spring's new scents. And while we're pretty sure that we've cleared out our sinuses (and our office kitchen of coffee beans), we have good news to report: We've rounded up the year's best launches so far, with something for every olfactive …

Beauty

14 French Toast Roll-Ups for Your Lazy Sunday Morning

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to sleep in a *little* later than normal, and spend some extra time making a leisurely breakfast. Healthy breakfast bowls are a great weekday option, but French toast is a go-to for when you’re craving something a little more… <i>naughty</i>. You already love it …

Breakfast

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Holy delicious!These Spicy Fish Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Slaw started out as a new, updated take on these wayyyy old Fish Taco Bowls (plus a …

churros

Prior to a few months ago, the full extent of my understanding of churros was:<p>They’re long cake dougnuts.<br>• They must be very difficult to make or they …

This Easy Trick Will Create a Sharp Wing On Your Cat Eye, Every Time

It's the stuff beauty memes are made of: The day you create a perfect cat eye—one that's precise and sharp and totally symmetrical—is a momentous occasion. It should be documented in multiple selfies and broadcast over every social media platform. And one key to realizing that dream of getting …

Makeup

my favorite brownies

Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment, extending it up two sides, or foil. Butter the parchment or foil or spray it …

Strawberry Brownie Skewers

2.3K<p>SHARES<p><i>When I saw the these strawberry brownie skewers by Gaby, I was delighted - they actually made me happy to look at (let alone bite into).</i> …

You should put olive oil in your cookies

Dear Dash,<p>You know when you looked me up and down last week and said "Mom. What happened to your face. Is that lipstick? " And then you laid into me …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

S’Mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies

Out of all the cookies I have ever pawned off to anyone who will take them (and I’ve pawned off a lot, let me tell you), I’ve never had more rave …

This Might Just Be the Most Versatile Salsa Recipe Out There

<i>The following post was originally featured on Alexandra's Kitchen and written by Alexandra Stafford, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>I never imagined posting a recipe for tomato salsa nor following one in a cookbook till last Friday, when my neighbor Sandra had us over for dinner. As Cornell …

10 One-Pot Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

As we’re counting down the precious days of summer, the last thing we want to be doing is washing dishes. Now’s the time to maximize our time with friends, summer projects and yes, even our Netflix queue. But we also take dinnertime very seriously, so even those simple recipes better be delicious …

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Wwake Launches Engagement Rings for the Unorthodox Bride

Ask and you shall receive. Wwake’s delicate opal jewelry has inspired a following from industry types and well-heeled admirers like <b>Rihanna, Cate Blanchett,</b> and <b>Emma Watson</b> alike. After custom orders from unorthodox brides looking for the quietly luxe engagement ring of their dreams became a regular …

Jewelry

Beauty Must-Have: The Best All-Over Oil for Silky Skin

Not to mention the most luxurious.<p>Maybe it's maturity, maybe it's my increasing lack of space in NYC, but lately I've become turned off the more-is-more mentality. Hoarding beauty products and clothes and overpacking massive suitcases for short trips suddenly doesn't make me feel like I have …

Skin Care

10 Sweet + Savory Buttermilk Recipes to Embrace Autumn

With fall looming right around the corner, comfort food recipes will soon be filling your Pinterest feed to the brim. One ingredient that is sure to make a repeat appearance this year is creamy and delicious buttermilk.<p>Since buttermilk is not something that everyone has in their fridge year-round, …

Breakfast

5 Cupcake Recipes Worth Every Calorie

I know I've told you this before but I'll tell you again, I love dessert! If I go out to dinner you better believe I'm ordering it. At the top of my list of favorite sweet treats are cupcakes. Try one of these delicious recipes worth every single calorie!<p><b>Peach Cobbler Cupcakes</b><p>I've married two …

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …