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Before & After: A Rustic Michigan House Gets a Lighter Look

You Know Your Decorating Style Is Girly When...

You live in a pink palace where ladylike ruffles, bows, and florals reign supreme.<p><b>1. In your bedroom, a vanity is a necessity.</b><p><b>2. Walls covered in flowers and birds have a calming effect on you.</b><p><b>3. You love a good ruffle.</b><p><b>4. Your bookshelf is filled with Jane Austen novels.</b><p><b>5. When you look up you like</b> …

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5 Home Remedies You Can Do in 5 Minutes

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)<p>Have you been enjoying all the home remedies shared on the site this month? So many great ideas...so little time! If …

Pets

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

Before & After: A Mid-Century Modern Media Stand Makeover

The middle three drawers were modified by my husband's uncle to have places to put the cable box and DVD player, and we were able to keep some of the …

Mid-Century modern

Modern Tropics: Sculptural House Showcases Greenery

Half-exposed to the elements through three decorative concrete screens, Binh Thanh House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a modern six-story residence …

What Every Man Needs At Home

Designer-approved, bachelor pad essentials.<p>The new, designer-approved, bachelor pad essentials. Fridge full of beer not included.

Furniture Rehab: A Beat-Up Dresser Gets Beautified

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps a vintage find.<p>Again & Again owner Leslie Pritchard looked past this dresser's scratched facade and saw potential. With a little TLC, lots of sanding, and several coats of bright white lacquered paint this unwanted piece …

Boost Your Creativity: Ideas to Steal from Incredibly Inspiring Workspaces

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)<p>I know what you're thinking. If you had a huge loft in some hip city with crumbling brick walls and tons of light …

Creativity

The Kitchn

The Food Lab Lite: The Best Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Sweet shrimp in garlicky olive oil is just about the ideal tapas bar snack. The sweet shrimp and garlic aroma go perfectly with a nice sherry, while the leftover oil at the bottom of the earthenware dish is the ideal sopping-up liquid for good Spanish bread. It's also one of those dishes that, even …

Friday Cocktail: Carthusian Sazerac

At a distressed wood and brass bar in a turreted restaurant on a tree-lined street in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts district, I was seduced by a …

From the Archives: Kale, Apple, and Pancetta Salad

<b>Editor's Note:</b> From the Archives revisits popular existing recipes from our archives.<p>Pancetta and olive oil get cooked together, the former flavoring the latter as it crisps up. It gets mixed into a dressing made with champagne vinegar and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness (think: bacon). It's a …

Day 5: Make Breakfast Today & Plan Next Week's Breakfasts

<b>Day 5</b>: Friday, March 7 <b><br>Today's</b> <b>Assignment:</b> Make breakfast! <b><br>Weekend Assignment:</b> Plan all your breakfasts for next week <b><br>The Cooking Cure:</b> See all …

Breakfast

Nick Anderer's Best Eats in the East Village and Alphabet City

As a longtime resident on the east side of Manhattan, Nick Anderer has seen more restaurants pop up closer to the East River each year. The 35-year-old chef currently lives in Stuyvesant Town, not far from Maialino, where he's the head chef, and the East Village, where he lived before. He's …

10 Gluten-Free And Vegan Girl Scout Cookie Recipes You Need Right Now

Dreams do come true.

25 Ways to Use Oranges

1570 f2<p>Oranges are available year-round, but during winter (when citrus is in season) they give us the little burst of tropical elements and vitamin …

West Coast Events for March and Beyond

It's almost springtime on the West Coast! From an Italian Passover meal in Los Angeles to a foraging trip near Seattle, we've rounded up some of the region's most promising food and drink events to help you celebrate the season's bounty.<p>San Francisco<p>Sunday, March 9<p><b>2014 Oakland Bacon and Beer</b> …

Burgers and Brews at Gentle Ben's Brewing Co. in Tucson

Gentle Ben's Brewing Co.<p>865 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719 (map); 520-624-4177; gentlebens.com<b><br>Cooking Method:</b> Flat top<b><br>Short Order:</b> Unique burgers seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, chipotle chiles, and more are good for the neighborhood<b><br>Want Fries With That?</b> Fries come with the burger, …

5 Spicy Cocktail Recipes to Give Your Drinks Some Kick

Five spicy cocktails to put a little more skip in your step.<p>Just the thought of chiles makes our mouths water. So what better way to enliven the tastebuds than a spicy pre-dinner drink? You can make these libations as hot as you like—just add another slice of jalapeño or another 1/2 teaspoon of …

Cocktails

The United States of Hot Sauce

From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up hot sauces from every state in the Union (plus D.C., minus N.D.). Which one represents your home?<p></head>America is going from a country of mayo spreaders to one of hot sauce heatniks, with no signs of stopping. Since 2000, the American hot sauce market has …

New Jersey

A Surprising Tip for the Best Bacon (With Less Mess)

Earlier this year we shared a surprising tip that we had just discovered: You make better bacon (with less mess) by cooking it in water. Weird, …

Bacon

Coming Attractions

New York State-based chainlet <b>Dinosaur Bar-B-Que</b>, best known for its biker roots, is opening a Chicago location in <b>Spring 2015</b>. The <b>12,868-square-foot space</b> will be the restaurant's ninth location and will serve a similar menu to the other locations, plus a few local specials. [Eater Chicago] <i>—Khushbu</i> …

Sunday Supper: One-Dish Pork Chops With Muffuletta Relish

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>What with all the Mardi Gras talk over the last week, I had muffuletta on the brain. This easy, one-dish meal is full of big flavors, thanks to an …

3 Ways to Great Chicken Stock - Easy, Lazy and Fast

Since the Accidental Locavore has been living in a cold and snowy climate (like most of us, I know), there's been a lot of soup-making going on. To make good soup, you need good ingredients, and making your own stock will ensure that your soup will always taste great! Most people, myself included, …

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This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus Topped With Eggs<p>Appetizers and Sides<p>Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings<br>• French Fry Waffles<p>Mains<p>Rotisserie Chicken<br>• Soy-Glazed Roast Chicken<br>• Perfect Pan Seared Pork Chops<br>• Japanese Curry Rice With Hanger Steak<br>• Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs<br>• Mexican Potato, …

Sunday Brunch: Coconut Rice Porridge

<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>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>As a person who steers more toward bacon and steak in the morning, this …