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Where to Go in New Zealand Based on Your Travel Personality

If you know a thing or two about New Zealand, you’ll be aware of its sheer diversity of attractions. But which destination is right for you? Here’s a …

New Zealand

Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch square metal cake pan with butter. In a small heatproof bowl, pour the boiling water over …

7 Airbnbs for a dreamy Mediterranean island-hopping vacation

Growing up in a family of seven people, I quickly learned that there’s no such thing as planning <i>anything</i> too early. Booking that Airbnb you’ve been …

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

Monkey Bread

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly coat a Bundt pan with baking spray.<p>Step 2<p>In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with 1/4 cup of …

48 Easy Winter Vegan Meals

Brrrrr! It's freezing out there. Every morning for the last week I've looked outside to a world coating white with a layer of frost and boy is it …

Paella 101: Everything you need to know about the Spanish staple

<i>Spain is a foodie heaven, but there are few — if any — dishes quite so emblematic of the European nation as paella. Here, a quick primer to the famed</i> …

These Three Ingredients Will Brighten Any Vegetable

My father got his first tattoo at 63. The number three, in black ink, on the palest part of his arm. “A three?” I asked him, as he rolled down his sleeve. “Why a three?” Because he was the youngest of three siblings, born on the third day of the month, and three had always been his favorite number, …

Recipes

How To Earn 120,000 Airline Miles From Home...

Let’s start with some simple math: 120,000 miles is nearly five times around the world. Not many people fly that much in their life. And these days, …

American Airlines

Our first trip to Mexico was so amazing it opened the way for many happy returns — and a new world of travel

Travel offers more lasting pleasure than mere acquisition of things, numerous studies show, a concept that millennials seem to have made their own.<p>Before cellphones and social media and long before the word “millennials” signified a generation, my husband, Phil, and I tumbled to that mind-set by a …

What to Cook Today

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. You think this electric multicooker thing is going to hold on and be a real, forever …

12 Low-Carb Lunches to Pack For Work

If you're looking to cut back on carbs, that daily sandwich at lunch is not going to fly. Finding new recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied …

Healthy Eating

The Coziest Restaurant in Every U.S. State, Mapped

If you haven't already read Meik Wiking's best-seller, 'The Little Book of Hygge', Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when …

An Obvious—But Underused—Way to Devour Spaghetti Squash

Of all the winter squash, perhaps spaghetti squash has the most undeserving reputation for being boring. There’s lots of competition—butternut, acorn, kabocha and delicata—all adorning the farm stands this time of year. Spaghetti squash may not seem special at first, and it may not be obvious how …

Butternut

Perfect roast chicken requires salt and time (or a whole lot of butter)

We can’t talk roast chicken without first tipping our hats to Judy Rodgers.<p>Rodgers, the late chef/owner of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, was the person …

7 Winter Nature Escapes

Get cozy along the Pacific in Astoria, OR<p>Yellow-slickered fishermen mix with just a sprinkling of iPad-toting tourists in this small riverfront town …

Columbia River

My Grandmother's Meatballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small saucepan, cook the potato in salted boiling water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain well, then pass through a …

The 3-Ingredient Green Bean Dish You Need to Make This Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we tend to fuss over green beans far more than usual, coating them in creamy mushroom sauces and basting them in butter. A dish that, most of the year, is relegated to a second-though side becomes one of <i>the</i> classics, with all the pomp and strong opinions that position implies.<p>At my …

Recipes

The internet is trolling the New York Times over their brussels sprouts recipe

Twitter went postal after The New York Times posted a recipe for Brussels sprouts sliders, optimistically proclaiming it “your new favorite Thanksgiving appetizer.”<p>Although The New York Times felt that this recipe, sent to them by Marla Rose of Berwyn, Illinois, was “a creative and fun way to enjoy …

Brussels Sprouts

Tortelloni in Mushroom-Parmesan Broth

Make the pasta dough: Pulse the flour once or twice in a food processor. Add the eggs and olive oil and pulse untilthe dough gathers around the …

Recipes

9 best European retirement destinations

Algarve region, Portugal<p>Jacek Sopotnicki | Getty Images<p>Valletta, Malta<p>Peter Thompson | Heritage Images | Getty Images<p>Saint-Chinian, France<p>Paul …

Retirement

Million Dollar Pound Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. (The butter will become a lighter yellow color; this is an …

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

San Francisco

Pizza for Breakfast, but Not What You Think

Eating leftover pizza for breakfast is a time-honored tradition. Whether you prefer it cold and a little soggy, straight from the box, or heated in a skillet or broiler until the cheese bubbles, pizza is a near-perfect antidote to whatever kept you up way too late the night before in the first …

Recipes

What Is the Best Time of the Year to Visit Paris?

Need more information on the general feel and ambiance of each season, as well as info on what to see and do in Paris around the year? Ready to start …

France

Cozy Teas to Sip All Season Long

(They make great gifts too!)<p>Few moments are quite as satisfying as taking a sip of steaming tea on a chilly autumn or winter day. Warm mugs of tea …

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

Seven newly accessible wonders of the world

If visiting the world’s most ancient temples and monuments, such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico and Petra in …

Archaeology