Mary Pinky F. Ren

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How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is an easy, last minute dinner since you might have many of the ingredients on hand. If you don't have any swiss chard, kale, spinach and arugula also work great. If you use kale, I recommend removing the tough central stem. If you use either arugula or baby spinach leaves, you …

Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe on Food52

• 1/4 pound guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1/3-inch cubes<br>• 7 large egg yolks<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 pound spaghetti<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/2 cup freshly-grated Pecorino, plus more for garnish<p>Put guanciale in a large skillet and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until fat …

Italian Food

Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …

Onion-Braised Beef Brisket

5 stars based on 96 votes<p>This recipe was recently featured in Food 52’s Genius Recipes column. It comes from Nach Waxman, owner of the New York City …

Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

5 stars based on 793 votes<p>We had the best snow day last week. School was cancelled, work wasn’t happening, and the only thing to do was hunker down …

Pasta With Tuna, Garlic and Parsley

This recipe is the essence of easy. It uses tuna from a can and takes barely any effort at all. Yet it is beautiful and delicious -- the essence of style and artistic restraint.<p>For someone who is inclined to overkill (me), it takes an act of considerable willpower to keep from adding to this dish. …

Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Fried Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're …

Charred Beef Tenderloin With Cacio e Pepe Toasted Barley and Watercress Pesto

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Beef tenderloin may look like the star in this recipe, but it's the barley that absolutely stole my heart. It's flavored in the manner of the traditional Roman pasta dish <i>cacio e pepe</i>—cheese and black …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

Our Staff Dishes About Their Worst Beauty Mistakes

It happened in the bathtub. I was soaking, luxuriating in the extra-hot water, when I suddenly remembered I had a brand-new bottle of bath oil. It …

Bridal Showers

See How Altering the Shape of Your Brows Can Change Your Whole Face

“To me, the eyebrows are the most important part of the face,” Kevyn Aucoin once wrote. Anyone who’s tried even the smallest amount of plucking or …

Makeup

The $3000 Skincare Routine

If you were around for Y2K, surely you recall the breaking <i>Us Weekly</i> special report on how J Lo smothered her entire glowing, plunging silk Versace …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Makeup

5 Things We Learned About Eyes From Bobbi Brown

The makeup guru debuts a new skin tone and face shape-based eyewear line and eye-defining products.<p>Bobbi Brown knows a thing or two about how to enhance your eyes. The makeup artists' 8th book focuses on how to create standout eyes—incuding choosing the perfect eyewear, of which she has also …

Makeup

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

How to Wear Prints (and Look Fabulous Doing It)

Forget the rules—it's possible to pull off two prints at once and look hot doing it. Here's how

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

How to beat your generation's bad rap and become the office superstar<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. Crush the stereotype with these tips from Gen Y career expert Dan Schawbel, author of …

Employment

How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To

If getting active and staying healthy were easy, everyone would do it...but we don't. We come home after a long day of sitting in a chair to …

How to Win Loyalty From Other People

Although money is often seen as a prime motivator, ultimately the bonds that hold an enterprise together are psychological. Important data gathered …

14 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2014

Every January, I post the top foods that you should try in the coming new year. My suggestions are based on trends, availability and most important, nutrient density. Last year was a great year in food. It focused on getting back to the basics with our diet -- something this nutritionist just …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout That'll Rev Your Metabolism

The Head Coach of Fitwall Ventures shares a five-move circuit workout<p>In a previous post, we told you all about Fitwall, an innovative and ultra-efficient new fitness technology. But Fitwall isn't available nationwide yet, so until that happens you can get a Fitwall-inspired killer workout at …

Workouts

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Inc.com

It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators …

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes

Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, oiliness, and breakouts. Read on to learn …

Skin Care

Tech Resources to Optimize Your Diet, Fitness, and Sleep

<i>Ari Meisel is a serial entrepreneur and the author of “Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier.”</i><p>No matter how technologically efficient you become, if you aren’t sleeping or eating well, and you have too much stress, there is a limit to how effective you can be.<p>That’s why wellness …

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation

Language

The Secret To Staying Motivated? Optimism, Not Anger

Many of us use anger to fight our way back from failure. But as our veterans have proven, optimism is a more powerful motivator than anger.<p>There’s an old idiom, “don’t get mad, get even.” I’ve always loved it, but of course, that just means I’m a hothead. Because if you really break down that …