Mimi Larocque

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What I wish I’d known before hiring an architect

Lessons learned from a bumpy renovation<p>I’m writing from a freshly renovated one-bedroom apartment in an elegant 90-year-old building in Brooklyn. My partner and I bought the unit at the start of 2017, inspired by its large windows, 12-foot ceilings and friendly neighbors. On the down side, the …

Home Improvement

This Might Be IKEA's Most Versatile Organizing System

IKEA's Algot collection is a closet system, a modular, budget-friendly alternative to something like the Container Store's Elfa. But like a lot of …

Dan Leader's 4

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is the aggressive, no-more-excuses shove that you need to start baking …

Recipes

Cake with Water (Without Milk, Butter, and Eggs)

This cake with water (without milk, butter, and eggs) recipe comes from my nonna Angela notebook with recipes. The <i>Torta all’acqua senza uoava, latte</i> …

This Is the Only Type of Bread You Should Be Eating, According to a Cardiologist

Gluten shows up – in some variation – in all the best foods: Doughnuts, pizza, beer, and of course bread, a staple in almost everyone’s kitchen. But …

This Monte Cristo Casserole Is the Perfect Combination of Savory and Sweet

Hello, and welcome to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. Today …

Creamy Cold Banana Cake

This creamy cold banana cake is so delicious! If you like banana desserts then this recipe is the real deal for you! It is very easy to make and you …

15 Awesome DIY Projects That You Can Make and Sell

Whether you want to make some extra cash or want to start your own business, there are seemingly endless DIY projects to sell once you get the hang …

Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

Low Budget, Original Style<p>If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to …

Our Favorite Family Dinner Recipes of 2017

Delicious reasons to gather around the table.<p>While the memories we make around the dinner table have more to do with spending time together than …

This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

Norma Kamali’s “cleanse” bread is so good, you can eat it for (healthy!) dessert

<i>An accomplished designer as well as a longtime wellness enthusiast, Norma Kamali is proof that when you prioritize your well-being, anything is</i> …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

The Best Vegan Banana Bread

You'll go bananas for this brilliant bake.<p>March 20, 2017<p>I improvised this vegan banana bread recipe when a friend asked if I could bring a sweet …

Breakfast

18 Super Doable Recipes For The Inevitable Holiday Potluck You're About To Be Roped Into

Slow cookers at the ready.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Easy Raspberry Semifreddo – Italian Dessert

This raspberry semifreddo is so refreshing, creamy, and delicious! It is like eating ice cream and cake at the same time. You will need just 20 …

Parker House Rolls

Bloom the yeast.<p>Measure out 1/2 cup warm water and check the temperature: It should be between 110 degrees F and 120 degrees F (comfortable bathwater …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

Coconut Cheesecake

This velvety cheesecake is made with toasted coconut in the crust plus a shaggy garnish of shredded coconut on the top. As with the classic …

Recipes

Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury house hidden away in the woods of northern Minnesota. Designed by Strand …

Interior Design

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

Dessert

Moving Soon? This Furniture-Arranging Tool Will Change Your Life

You’ll never need to return a sofa (or dining table table or bookcase) again<p>Furniture arranging often feels like the worst kind of guessing game. You're standing in the gloriously empty living room of your new home and picturing a sofa here and a bookcase there . . . and then things quickly go …

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread Recipe

Recipe by: violet<p>"I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added …

Baking

Washing Machine Hoses Selection, Care, and Installation

Water damage from a burst washing machine hose is one of the leading insurance claims in North America. I must admit that I am one of those …

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

The sweetened cream cheese filling elevates this moist spiced pumpkin bread. The recipe makes two loaves, one for family and one to freeze for later. …

Facade materials you NEED to consider!

When finishing a home, you might be shocked to discover that the number of exterior facade materials freely available to choose from is extensive. Of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

An oniony tarte tatin is one-pan heaven

<i>By Bonnie S. Benwick, The Washington Post</i>Here’s an ease-into-fall appetizer that will make you look like a culinary rock star — even with entry-level …

Recipes

Pizza Biscuits!

That’s a.m. amore<p>When it comes to savory breakfast pastries, most bakeries have fairly limited offerings: Typically a cheddar-scallion scone or a …