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One-Pot Wonders: 7 Comforting Dishes to Make for Dinner

Cooler weather has many of us craving thick, hearty dishes that warm us to the bone. But cooking up comfort food can sometimes be a lot of work, …

11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

1. Pat the beef dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until …

31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.

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DIY Ice Candles Tutorial

Fire + ice. Nothing brings the two together more beautifully than ice candles.<p>Ice candles add a magical element to a winter wedding. Line walkways, …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

DIY: lavender bath melts

When I first started looking at DIY bath products online, everything seemed so complicated. Many recipes involved hard-to-find ingredients and tricky …

41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars

Whether you're decorating, organizing, or preparing gifts, there are a myriad of adorable ways to use leftover jars. You'll want to throw a backyard party just to take advantage of these lighting and centerpiece ideas.

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10 DIY cleaning tips and remedies

Argh! Crayon on walls! Stains on the carpet! Tomato sauce attack! We’ve collected together 10 top tips for remedying common household mishaps, as …

DIY Ice Pack

My sons have broken up for the summer holidays (yay!) and have six weeks off school. They are 4 & 6 (and only 14 months apart) and are …

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10 Peach Smoothies that are PERFECT for Summer

This peach smoothie contains bananas, chia seeds, coconut shavings, and protein powder for extra power. It's an excellent pre-workout drink to boost your energy.<p>Peaches, bananas, and carrots—oh, my! Throw in some flaxseeds, and you've got a one heck of a smoothie.<p>The Fourth of July may be over, but …

Top 16 Tangy Sides for a Barbecue (So You Can Eat More Ribs)

We've got your (baby) back<p>The secret to eating more at a barbecue than you ever dreamed of? Tang. These sides are packed with an acidic, vinegary kick that will cleanse your palette of the heavy meat and make you crave more. Plus, you're, uh, eating your veggies. It's American through and through.

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6 Amazing Places to Eat in Barcelona

From breakfast to late-night dinner, here are six insider picks in Barcelona.<p>Albert Adrià, co-creator of the legendary El Bulli, loves breakfast at …

How to Make Any Ice Pops Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Our Community Manager Catherine Lamb shows you how to make ice pops of all shapes and flavors, without a</i> …

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28 Recipes for the Ultimate Korean Barbecue, from Meats and Sides to Noodles and Rice

These Korean barbecue recipes, from pork, beef, and squid to side dishes, sauces, and rice, make for a supremely flavorful cookout<p><b>When it comes to live-fire cooking,</b> <b>Korean barbecue</b> is just as essential as any of the offerings in Memphis, Austin, or Kansas City. We at <i>BA</i> have happily risked burning …

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Love chicken? These simple recipes are all you'll need for the week

Do you love chicken but don't want to be stuck in the kitchen prepping and cooking? Lucky for you, TODAY is teaming up with celebrity chefs to make things simpler for you. This week, TODAY is launching a cooking series titled "Super Simple Chicken: The Only Recipes You'll Ever Need," which features …

Where to Eat and Drink in Maine, a.k.a. Vacationland U.S.A.

Where to eat and drink in Maine, from lobster on the docks to melons and blueberries at the farmers' markets<p><b>Almost 200 years after its founding,</b> Maine—the state with the lobster rolls, craggy coast, and a bazillion blueberries—has finally managed to become, well, cool. Here’s what the locals have …

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10 Beer Cocktail Recipes That Do the Impossible: Make Beer Even Better

The only thing more awesome than an ice-cold beer? An ice-cold beer cocktail<p><b>The only thing more awesome than an ice-cold beer</b>? These 10 ice-cold beer cocktails, or beers with a little extra going on (hello there, michelada).

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No grill? No problem! Make barbecued pork chops in the oven

If you've ever wanted to make some smoky barbecue but don't have a grill (or don't want to go to the trouble of firing yours up), this is for you! Myron Mixon, the judge of Destination America's "BBQ Pitmasters," shows TODAY two classic dishes for a winning meal — without all the work.<p><b>Apple and</b> …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …

The 11 Most Endangered Historic Places In The U.S.

Most of us are aware that animals can be endangered along with our planet's resources, but how often do we think about the buildings and places around us?<p>Every year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a list of the most endangered historic places in the country. In an effort to …

9 Adult Summer Camps Where You Can Shoot Guns, Play Guitar, And Learn How To Kidnap Somebody

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Camp Wandawega</i><p>Ah, Summer camp: that first whiff of freedom, that first graze of a girl's boob, that first Bill Murray motivational speech to get you totally pumped up to take on North Star in the hot dog eating contest. It was a glorious time of zany hijinks and …

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting Out Of The French Quarter

Known for delicious beignets, soulful tunes and lavish parades, New Orleans certainly lives up to its reputation. With bars open from morning till noon, the party literally never stops.<p>But don’t forget, there is so much more to this incredible city than just the French Quarter. The Big Easy is a …

47 Of The Best Ways To Spend Summer In America

From finding the best private swimming holes to partying at summer festivals like Burning Man, here are the best things to do in the U.S. this summer.<p><i>Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in the U.S. in the summer? Add it in the comments!</i>

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A Traveler's Guide to Tipping at the Hotel

<b>From the porter to the valet to the cleaning staff, here's how to tip at your hotel--as told to us by a concierge for one of Chicago's top hotels.</b><p><i>By Katherine Heng for Where®</i><p>Who do you tip at a hotel? If you've ever felt confused about who the decorum for gratuities, you are not alone.<p>From the …