Anna V

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47 Dinnertime Recipes for Empty Nesters

There’s a lot to get used to when your last child leaves home. For starters, you don’t need to make as much food anymore. These mains and sides for …

Cooking

The Mouthwatering Dinner You Can Make with Just 5 Ingredients (And Kids Love It, Too)

A Dutch baby is basically a pancake and a popover combined—and it will quickly become an easy dinner go-to.<p>I always thought Dutch baby pancakes had …

Breakfast

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Italian Food

The Secret to Juicy Grilled Pork Chops Every Time

Have you ever eaten a pork chop that’s oddly reminiscent of shoe rubber? Even if it's swimming in a sauce or covered with an exotic spice rub, …

Grill Foil Packet Dinners That Make Cleanup A Breeze

Just in time for grilling weather.<p>Warm weather is finally here, and that means it’s time to get the grill ready for summer cookouts. As fun as …

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

Harvard Business School

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

7 Watermelon Sculptures That Almost Look Too Good to Eat

Crafting

Gale Gand's Recipe for Strata

Gale Gand's recipe for strata, plus five delicious variations. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends over for a brunch party!<p><b>STRATA</b><p><b>Serves 8</b><p><i>Strata is the bread pudding of savory egg dishes. This super-easy treat generally includes cubes or slices of bread that have been soaked in custard,</i> …

Recipes

Thank You Notes: The 5 Essential Life Lessons

There is no greater gift for parents to give their children or for any of us to give our friends and family than the gift of gratitude, and that begins with thank you notes. If you have not already done so, take a quiet moment to think about the blessings of the season and write a thank you note to …

5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

Trends

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

20 Genius Space-Saving Hacks for Packing Your Suitcase

Wrinkle no blouse, tangle no jewelry, leave no beauty product behind, and still have room to spare.<p><b>1. Set your jewelry between two sheets of plastic wrap to prevent it from moving around and tangling inside your bag.</b><p><b>2. Use pill case compartments or an old lip balm container to organize and keep</b> …

Salmon and Miso Sour Soup

With a split salmon head, or two, peeking up from a savory miso broth, <i>sinigang</i> with salmon and miso is perhaps one of the most popular variants of …

Recipes

Omelette Baguette

Simple but delicious! Wrapped in a sheet of newspaper, this is a popular breakfast for people on the run. Often, the Vietnamese will simply pull up …

Recipes

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Jump to the recipe<p><i>These grilled portobello burgers, which use mushrooms as meat, are first marinated in a garlic-lemon mix, grilled, then tucked into</i> …

Recipes

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

10 Cozy Reading Nooks

As I pulled my snow boots on again for yet another morning slog through the park with Hope, I found myself wondering if I’d ever have the motivation …

Allergy-Proof Your Entire Home In 10 Easy Steps

For those that are allergic, every day is a challenge and not even their home is completely safe. It’s why you have to be constantly careful and to …

Cleaning

The Best Ingredient Ever? Olive Oil, According To Norma Kamali

We've already pledged our allegiance to coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice and a slew of other skin-healthy foods. Now we're adding another item to our grocery list: olive oil.<p>And Norma Kamali was the one who got us inspired. Chatting with the designer on HuffPost Live, we learned …

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage

A simple herb-roasted chicken with lemon and sage, courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg's Blue Ribbon Cookbook. See the book review and interview with the Bromberg brothers.<p><i>We hit upon our favorite recipe a few summers back, when we helped out a buddy with his annual Labor Day pig roast in</i> …

Cooking

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

7 Exceptionally Easy Ways to Make Someone's Day