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Blue Cheese and Brie Nachos With Mushrooms and Spinach

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Oh, the veggie nacho. It's always (and I mean <i>always</i>) the same old Southwestern ingredients: corn, beans, salsa, and so on. And while there's nothing wrong with the classic, I wanted to see what other combo I could come up with. I started with the …

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about small space living lifeedited on Dwell.com - Dwell

For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit …

Small Spaces

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

How video games can affect dreaming patterns

Heavy or "hardcore" gamers are more likely to experience lucid dreaming or be less disturbed by nightmares, according to a recent interview from The Verge with researcher Jayne Gackenbach.<p>Gackenbach, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University in Canada, studies how gaming can impact dreaming. While …

Whip Up A Perfect Bowl of Pasta

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Shane Solomon's Spaghetti with Butter and Parm</b> <i>Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><b>This dish is not about coating spaghetti with sauce</b>. It's about incorporating the two — letting the starch from the pasta enrich the sauce and the sauce soak into the …

Cooking

The Violent Secret of Meat

How to cook your meat correctly.<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>My problem with meat</b> was that I was too nice to it. Like a lot of tentative amateur cooks, I was intimidated by meat, especially great meat — its heft and grandeur, its copious marbling, its protruding bones and prohibitive cost. The …

Cooking

How to Home-Cook a Steak

Also, what to do after a bad restaurant experience.<p><i>Mr. Cutlets, d/b/a Josh Ozersky, is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships,</i> …

Slow Cookers

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

Fishing

Consider: The Meat Grinder

<i>Part of a series of tools, tricks, ideas, and various other things to improve your eating and drinking life.</i><p><i>PLUS: The Meat Grinder: A Factual Breakdown >></i><p><b>You approach the meat cooler</b> at the grocery store. Rows of prepackaged meat shine dully in pastel Styrofoam trays, the pink scribbly lines of …

Burgers

Q&A: Kristen Kish on Her Top Chef Victory, and How to Cook Like a French Chef

<b>With the conclusion</b> of <i>Top Chef: Seattle</i> this week, the long-standing cooking competition show crowned Boston's Kristen Kish, a 29-year-old instructor at Stir the winner. For fans of the series, the significance of this win is twofold: Kish is only the second female to take home the title in ten …

Top Chef

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

Food

How to Elegantly Stage Your Secret Room: Bookcase Door by DeForest Architects

Have you ever seen a more elegant and “cultural” approach to a door design? This bookcase is our idea of a clever secret entrance and we just had to …

Taste Test: The Best And Worst Store-Bought Spinach Dips

Here at HuffPost Taste, dip is a priority. A party isn't worth its salt if there's no dip, whether it's cheese fondue at an upscale get-together or chili cheese dog dip at a football party where your buddies paint their bare chests and hurl their bodies down a queso-covered Slip 'N Slide.<p>It's tough …

Small Apartment with Snug Storage

• 1 |<p>Another level was created with the addition of a new mansard roof, to house private quarters with individual rooms. A dressing room, bedroom and …

Articles about price wise design 10 affordable houses around globe on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught …

Architecture

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Home Tours

Mellbye – Architecture Studio Identity by Heydays

Mellbye – Architecture Studio Brand Identity Design.<p>This is another stylish branding project by Norwegian graphic design studio Heydays. The creative …

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

I am going to be honest with you; I have seen many ideas and concepts that look at harnessing solar power, but none as creative as the eSaving. Here …

Business Content Editing Tips

Defining “quality content” is difficult. <b>A useful approach is to look at the editing process</b>, because editing is where content theory is translated …

SMWH.RE - Cool Hunting

While developing a trip-planning support app called Tripovore, Paris-based designer and developer Benjamin Netter (winner of 2011's Foursquare Hackathon) discovered that "pictures from Instagram give you a much better taste of travel locations than any professional photographers could give you. …

Hacking

Fantastic Architecture Photography by Martin Turner

For some people, the city might represent a tedious, grey place with no life or beauty. For those with an eye for the unlikely, it is a cluster of …

Photography

11 Rooms with Sunshine-y Bright Spots

Here on the East Coast, we’re deep in the throes of winter, with gray skies and snow turning dirty and slushy. At least the days are getting slightly …

Interior Design

Rooms Transformed into Suspended Cat Playgrounds

German design company Goldtatze (Gold Paw) specializes in transforming ordinary rooms into overhead playgrounds for cats. By adding wooden bridges, hammocks, scratching posts, and even little dens for cats to hide out in, each site-specific installation offers playful felines plenty of room for …

Pets

The Serif Hand by La Goupil Paris

The Serif Hand – handwritten font from La Goupil Paris.<p>Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin of La Goupil Paris are specialists for nice handwritten fonts.</b> …

Wintertime in Yosemite Looks Like the Inside of a Snow Globe

Last month, 21-year-old landscape photographer Jeff Lewis braved the bitter cold to capture these gorgeous shots of wintertime in Yosemite. As he's still a college student studying meteorology at UCLA, he also had to put on hold a 20-page paper and studying for three final exams in order to see …

Landscape Photography

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

How to Make a French Omelette

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today</i>: <i>Camille</i> …

14 Hangover Burgers to Start 2014

There is a burger for every occasion, of course, from the celebratory last-day-of-the-year double burger to the please-don't-shout hangover burger for the year's first day. A year ago, BurgerBusiness.com offered 17 burgers created to chase the 1/1 blurries. Below for 2014 are 14 burger restaurants …

Eggs

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