Patty Zaruk

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Make it Bolder! 5 DIY Details to Add to Something You Already Have

(Image credit: Nalle's House)<p>Sometimes you don't need to buy something or even make a whole new thing — you just need to revamp and refresh something …

Sweet Technique: How to Make Italian Meringue

The science of meringue is easily explained, but no matter how many times I watch watery, viscous egg whites inflate into glossy white peaks, it always feels like alchemy. How could a simple egg white whipped with sugar transform into the voluminous lovechild of marshmallow and whipped cream? From …

21 Questions for a Spiritual Seeker

Questions are an important part of life and the spiritual journey as well. One must never stop asking questions. Be it the questions to your guru, teacher or your soul. If you consider yourself to be on a spiritual path, you must be having conversations with your soul already. During your …

How to Make Perfectly Flaky Biscuits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: It's brunch season, which means only one thing -- it's time to perfect your</i> …

Biscuits

23 adorable photos that will change the way you think about rats

These cute rats cuddle with anything, from teddy bears to mittens.<p>Rats can be super-adorable, including curling up with tiny teddy bears! (Photo: …

The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit

Let’s hypothesize that there’s a substance that’s been irritating you and causing problems in all areas of your life: it causes you to be unhappy, to …

Self Compassion

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Images Show What's Right In Front Of You Each Day... But You Never See

Life goes by too fast. Or is it actually too slow? Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg uses time-lapse technology to show us unseen dimensions of life as we know it, from ocean currents to dragonfly wings. You'll never look at the world the same way again.<p><i>We want to know what you think. Join the</i> …

Basic Marinade for Stir-Fried Meats Recipe

Whether it's chicken, pork, or beef, this marinade is my go-to recipe when I want to cook a quick stir-fry dinner. It takes 30 minutes to marinate and another 10 to 15 minutes to stir-fry everything.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Salt and soy sauce tenderize meat, help it retain moisture, and increase its …

Red Wine-Marinated, Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Herb-Horseradish Cream Recipe

The first time I made this dish was for Christmas dinner, and it was an instant hit. Who can resist buttery-tender beef tenderloin with a red wine marinade and not one, but two sauces: a pan sauce made with the drippings and extra marinade, and a parsley, dill, and mint-flecked horseradish</b> …

7 Cabbage Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

Cabbage wishes you’d cut it a little slack. Sure, it may not be as trendy as some of its cruciferous siblings -- we’re looking at you, kale -- but it tries. It’s up for braising and for stuffing, for crisp salads and cozy soups. But however you dice (or slice or roll) it, there’s no better time to …

Emerald Isle

9 Potato Recipes for St. Patrick's (or Any) Day

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in 2014, but we're republishing it in observance of St. Patrick's Day this year—these potato recipes are, after all, timeless.</i><p>Versatile, comforting, and cheap, potatoes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You probably don't need another excuse to eat them, but, …

Potatoes

Quick and Easy One Pot Hungarian Chicken and Noodles With Cabbage

Cabbage and noodles is a classic Eastern European dish. Poke around and you'll find recipes for Hungarian cabbage and noodles, Polish cabbage and noodles, not to mention Czech, Slovak, and so on, all with very few variations. And it's no wonder—it's a soothing, comforting dish made with inexpensive …

Macaroons

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A dessert to do Jewish people proud.</i><p>I need to tell all of you that while I love being Jewish, I often feel sad about my people’s desserts. Yeah I know all about …

Dessert

Easy Stir-Fried Beef With Mushrooms and Butter

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>It may not be traditional in the strictest sense of the word, but the combination of soy sauce and butter is quickly becoming a favorite both in Asia and here at home. Koreans like to add a pat of butter …

Gardening

BH&G is all about the farm-to-fork movement, even if that "farm" is your kitchen windowsill! Get practical and proven advice on what to grow, learn …

How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half | Save Money on Groceries | Money Saving Tips | Spend Less on Groceries

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Perfect Cupcake Recipe using a mix

The Perfect Cupcake Recipe (using a mix)<p><b>The Perfect Cupcake Recipe using a mix.</b> This is my all time favorite, go to “recipe” for cupcakes. You can …

How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

Ever wanted a copy of Windows you can take with you wherever you go, to use on any computer you want? It's possible: here's how to install a portable …

10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …

Organize Your Home Office {Day 11}

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How to Cut Citrus Fruit Into Wedges, Slices, and Suprèmes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>This week, we're gonna show you how to cut citrus fruits into slices (rounds), wedges, and <i>suprèmes</i> (a.k.a. fancy-pants segments). Seems like simple stuff, right? And it is, but doing it right can make a world of difference in how your finished dishes look <i>and</i> taste.<p>…

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Chow Mein With Four Vegetables

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are one of the most common noodles you'll find at Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in …

Fluffy Brown Sugar Icing {Pat's Recipes}

In this small quaint town, there are few people that you don’t run into on a daily basis. It’s been a culture shock, a climate shock, and <i>definitely</i> a …

Chinese Noodles 101: The Chinese Egg Noodle Style Guide

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are a staple of Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide …