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An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

8 best Japanese whiskies

When asked about whisky and where to get it from, your average Joe will tell you that Scotland is the home of whisky, and that the nation has a …

Home Storage Reviews by homestoragejunkie.com

Home Storage Solutions - Our Picks<p>Why Storage Systems<p>Stuff. Everybody has it, but nobody knows what to do with it. From those gorgeous stilettos that …

A Complete Guide to Volcanoes in Hawaii

Nothing humbles us more than a spectacular performance by Mother Nature. Case-in-point: earlier this month, the Pu'u O'o crater on the Kilauea …

11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Detailed Paper Art

Japanese artist Mr. Riu creates detailed papercuts of extraordinary complexity that are all cut entirely by hand using a craft knife. His works are …

Paper Craft

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

Wall Decoration Ideas, Photo Wall: How to Create, Organize, and Hang a Gallery Wall

So, you want to create a gallery wall in your home? We don't blame you—gallery walls are Pinterest gold and when done well are like a grown-up version of your middle-school mood board: a collage of photos and artwork that represent your personality, style, and experiences. This may seem like a …

How to Create a Healthy and Relaxing Home Office

If you work from home regularly or love to freelance, then working from home is an all-too-common affair, and most of us tend to find any nook or …

Interior Design

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

Cooking

How to Make a DIY Tufted Headboard

Hello all! I’m so excited to share more about how I made the new headboard in our bedroom. I shared more about the start to this room redo, the new …

DIY Hairpin Leg Coffee Table

I have been on the hunt for a new coffee table for some time now. My (now old) set was a bit dated, and I was looking for something that was modern, …

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural …

Lake Michigan

The secret to making perfect Chinese fish balls

One of the best things about living in a melting pot is other people’s holidays. Each one is a window into someone else’s experience, a snippet of someone else’s culture. And, almost invariably, it comes with food.<p>My Irish husband, in marrying me, became a Menu Jew. I know it’s Purim when Kevin …

Food & Dining

Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

There's a small corner of the restaurant world where food is art and the plate is just as exquisite as the mouthful.<p>In this world, chefs are constantly looking for new creative materials for the next stunning presentation.<p>The tiny community of farmers who grow vegetables for the elite chefs prize …

The Right Way to Freeze Basically Everything

We talked to a culinary school professor about how to freeze any food like a pro.<p>Preserving is getting a lot of attention right now: throw a stick and you’re bound to hit a 10 dollar jar of artisan pickles or a jam made from berries you've never heard of before. But the easiest—and most direct—way …

Comfort Food

In Hokkaido, the Ultimate Japanese Snow Country

If all you know of Japan's countryside is what you see outside your bullet-train windows on runs between Osaka and Tokyo—a picturesque banality …

This All-Natural, DIY Air Freshener Has a Surprising Secret Ingredient

Ah, the smell of home. There’s nothing like it. But what is that smell to you? Short ribs braising in the Le Creuset? Freshly laundered linens? Salty sea air wafting up from the shore? A pot of basil growing on the windowsill? Freshly brewed coffee?<p>If, like three out of four Americans, you …

Fast Furniture Fixes

Repair nicks, scratches, dings and dents in your wood furniture. Plus, use easy repairs for everyday furniture to save a chair or table that's on its …

Woodworking

27 Instant Fixes For Nagging Problems Around the House

Super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or year-round if …

Home Improvement

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

The Best Cheese Shops in Paris

From Camembert to Comté, there are hundreds of French cheeses. Each region has a specialty, but you’ll find them all at these top fromageries in Paris.

France

DIY Balsa Wood Planters

So if you follow me on Insta you probably saw these cute little succulents I bought a couple weeks ago. And they obviously needed a new home which …

DIY Rustic Basket

Jessica had kept this little wooden crate around for a while, knowing she could turn it into something cute. When the original idea of making a crate …

HOW TO CREATE A VERTICAL PALLET GARDEN IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS

I can't get enough of vertical gardens right now! There is a spot in my yard where I'm stashing my collection of pallets/wood to upcycle. Wouldn't it …