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Forget Al Dente: Braised Green Beans Are Where It's At

I can't remember when the rhetoric of "all vegetables must be cooked <i>al dente</i>" started, but frankly, I'm getting a little sick and tired of it. I've been served dried beans and potatoes that are still half raw at some nameless establishments with bearded cooks and have been told "that's the way the …

Lobster Newberg Recipe (aka Lobster Newburg) - How to Make Lobster Newburg

How is Essential Oil Made?

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp with Israeli Couscous, Mango, and Zucchini

Shrimp are such little flavor sponges; just a short plunge in this Caribbean-feeling marinade, and they become vivid, spicy, and bright. I love …

Recipes

Chocolate Cream Puff Swans - How to Make Swan Cream Puffs for Mother's Day

20 Fun (and Easy!) Temporary Wallpapers

Update your space at a moment's notice.<p>Easy on, easy off — it's a revolution in wall covering! Check out these removable designs and give your walls a refresh that's commitment-free.

Chocoholic: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Two things which I think intimidate most people about making a cheesecake are knowing when the cheesecake is done, and the wait. A baked cheesecake normally takes about an hour to bake, and then another 6 hours to chill and set. And how can you tell if it has baked enough? Technically a baked …

A Nearly-Flourless Chocolate Cake for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, TBH)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Orangette's Winning Hearts and Minds Cake, for anytime you'd like to win hearts and minds -- or for anytime you're tired of wintertime vegetables.</i><p>By our calculations, …

Dessert

The Floyd Leg

by Emily Bihl<p>Furnishing a new home can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those who tend to regularly relocate, it's an even greater challenge. Furniture shopping oftentimes inspires a special blend of dread and guilt at the thought of having to transport new purchases, or leave them behind. …

Furniture

What I learned from online makeup tutorials

My addiction to beauty videos may have swallowed up hours of my life, but I have picked up a few tips worth knowing. From airbrushed skin to non-slip mascara, here's what I found out …<p><b>Can you give me some easy makeup advice for the party season?</b><i><br>Jane, by email</i><p>Ah, Jane, what a flatterer you are. For …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

12 Sweet Cinnamon Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall Days

We don't often look to the spice rack to inspire a recipe roundup, but, given its ubiquity in fall baking in particular, cinnamon deserves a deep dive. Also known as cassia, the cinnamon you're most likely to find in the US is bold and spicy-sweet (in contrast with milder Ceylon cinnamon). Sure, we …

Vegan Dessert Recipes That Even Butter Lovers Will Crave

Going vegan can seem like a daunting commitment -- no milk? No eggs? No BUTTER? But, thankfully, there is one thing you definitely don't have to give up on as a vegan: Dessert. Ice cream, cakes, pies and cookies are still all very possible (and 100 percent delicious) on this animal-friendly …

The Most Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Staircases

Tour 11 staircases, from spiral to minimalist, that truly take design to the next level<p>Tour 11 staircases, from spiral to minimalist, that truly take design to the next level

Kelly Wearstler

How to not look like a jackass on your freelance profile

Before you can start convincing companies to hire you on oDesk or Elance or Freelancer or wherever to do whatever it is you do, you need to make sure …

Employment

Dorothy's Coconut Cake Recipe from Alex Hitz

It took some work to re-create the dessert he remembered from his childhood, but the result does both his mothers proud. Get the recipe for this homemade dessert, and let us know what you think in the comments!<p>I had two mothers: Caroline and Dorothy. Caroline gave birth to me, and Dorothy helped …

All-in-one Cube Furniture Offers You Everything You Need

The biggest concern for those living in tiny apartments is managing to fit all the furniture they need inside the house. It’s definitely not easy …

No-Churn Lime Ice Cream Pie (No Ice Cream Maker Required!)

Ever since I first saw the commercial for New Shimmer, I've had an appreciation for desserts that pull double duty. And if we can make a dessert topping that shines floors like no other, we can make ice cream that tastes and slices like pie.<p>For reference, if I've lost you:<p>Now let's talk pie. We …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

yoga | Women's Health

It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime against yoga to let a bad mat disrupt your practice, so let the pros tell you about the best of the bunch.<p>Here's the …

The 5 Smartest Ways To Make Extra Money

Hey, who here wants extra money? (Oh, hi there, <i>everyone</i>.) But, unless you're willing to take on a second (or third!) gig, producing those surplus …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

How To Eat Nothing But Watermelon All Summer

All melon everything.

What to Wear to...A Work Presentation

Your foolproof guide to getting dressed for a big day at the office<p>Giving a speech or presentation at work can be super nerve-wracking—and getting dressed for the occasion can be just as stressful. When all eyes are on you, you want to look professional and presentable without being ostentatious. …

Bake the Book: No-Bake Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée? Without an oven? Bien sûr. <i>Bakeless Sweets</i> presents a recipe for sweet, milky mini-puddings with that inimitable burnt sugar crunch. The bonus: you get to use a torch.<p><b>Tips:</b> To get the most out of your vanilla bean, lay it down and use a small, sharp knife to cut it lengthwise. Holding …

Dessert

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Dutch Baby Recipes (PHOTOS)

If you're a fan of fluffy pancakes, you've got to try the Dutch baby pancake. The Dutch baby (also known as the German pancake or a Dutch puff) is a sort of sweet popover meets breakfast pancake. And, you get to eat it for breakfast.<p>Made in a cast iron skillet, but baked in the oven, this sweet …