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Stay in a Midtown NYC Hotel For $2 a Night (Yes, Really)

If you've ever wanted to experience tried-and-true NYC luxury without completely depleting your bank account, now's your time to shine. The …

Farmers' Markets

15 Best Things to Do in NYC

When you're visiting a city, the pressure to see and do everything is intense. Not to mention, it's hard to stay on top of what's happening in a city that's not your own. We get it. We also get that the best experiences are as much about the how as they are the what. Meaning, you can go to Central …

20 Salted Desserts That Make Us Want to Break Out the Maldon

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Entertainment | Marie Claire

Audrey Hepburn’s former Hollywood home is up for sale<p>This new TV show will fill the gap left by Big Little Lies<p>Sam Taylor-Johnson opened up about …

Bridget Jones

Best ever scones recipe

This traditional scone recipe uses yeast to make them rise<p>SERVES<p>Makes 18<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tsp dried yeast<br>• 4 tbsp sugar<br>• 1lb 2oz/500g plain flour<br>• 4oz/110g butter<br>• 7fl oz/200ml milk<p>METHOD<p>Mix the yeast with 2 tbsp of the sugar and 3 tbsp warm water and leave for 10 minutes, until frothy.<p>Rub the butter into the …

Fantastic Deviled Egg Recipes

Photo: CLAUDIA CATALANO<p>It’s with no shortage of boastful relish that I’m privileged to share these fantastic deviled eggs from The Black Birch restaurant, which were recently given a glowing write up by The Boston Globe in an article entitled <i>In Kittery, Maine, humble deviled eggs elevated to an art</i> …

Recipes

5 Ways (Genius) Recipes Can Change the Way You Cook

<i>Today: What makes a recipe genius? The answer is simple.</i><p>The question I find myself answering most often (other than "What's the 52 in Food52?" Hint: It's because of the calendar, not the number of cards in a deck.) is "What makes a recipe genius?"<p>I've been writing the column Genius Recipes for …

Recipes

Cook Like a Pro 2017

The ripest fruit, the hottest grills, the chillest drinks. Summertime cooking requires different instincts. So we asked chefs for the techinques and tricks they use when they're making dinner in their own backyards.

Recipes

How to make the perfect devilled eggs

A retro canape, but an wickedly popular one. Do you prefer yours with an almighty kick or just a hint of heat?<p>Devilled eggs (or “dressed eggs” if you’re from the God-fearing American South, where they feature heavily at church suppers and potlucks) are one of those dishes that is so much more than …

Eating spinach every day could make your brain 11 years younger

Your mother was right to tell you to eat your greens: just one portion a day could help stave off dementia<p>We all know that vegetables are good for us - but did you know that eating just one portion of leafy greens a day could stave off dementia?<p>Researchers at Rush University in Chicago evaluated …

Healthy Eating

Hash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes

GalleryHash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes<p>Potato, poh-tah-to. However you pronounce it, the humble potato is the perfect blank canvas for savory breakfasts. They're hearty and filling and come in handy when battling a hangover. Fried or roasted, they become …

Why Chefs Are (Finally) Cooking With Blood

An increasing number of high-end chefs are cooking with blood…and it's not about the shock factor.<p>rom Austin to Boston to Portland, some of the nations' best-known chefs are embracing an oft-maligned ingredient: <b>blood</b>. What has become, in recent times, the final frontier of all things offal is now a …

Diabetes

Recipes with potato, the king of comfort foods

With 4,000 varieties, there’s a perfect potato for every dish, from rural soups to elegant dauphinoise and spicy salads<p>Potatoes are wonderful. When people say “comfort food”, I think: “potatoes”. For me, there is simply nothing more comforting. They come in all shapes and sizes – in fact there are …

Jack Monroe’s mack’n’cheese – recipe

No, that’s not a typo – adding mackerel to a cheesy pasta bake elevates it to a new level of deliciousness<p>Mac’n’cheese is a favourite in our household, and conversations with other parents show it is popular among lots of people with young children for smuggling in vegetables, scraps and leftovers. …

Asian-Style Pork Nachos with Red Cabbage and Scallions

Homemade fried wontons make these pork nachos naughty-delicious, but they’re just as addictive when made with tortilla chips.<p>Ingredients<p>Wonton Chips<p>Vegetable oil for frying (about 10 cups)<p>6 ounces wonton wrappers, cut into triangles<p>Pork<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced<p>1 …

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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

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