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The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

The Simple Lemon Cake That Helped Create a Legend

When Craig Claiborne discovered Maida Heatter in 1968, she was already a bit of a Miami Beach celebrity. She and her husband, Ralph Daniels, a former airline pilot, ran a small restaurant, and Ms. Heatter, a jewelry maker, illustrator and self-taught baker, made all the desserts. The locals were …

Dessert

Japanese Cheesecake Is Lighter, Spongier, Perfect-er

Japanese cheesecake is an unassuming sort of dessert—a tall, single-layer cake usually finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. My first taste was a true surprise. First thing’s first: It isn’t really a cheesecake, and won’t remind you of one. But it's definitely a cake.<p>Let me explain: True …

4 Fabulous Ways to Cook Salmon

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Some restaurants really knock it out of the park with …

Our Best Tomato Sauce Recipes To Use Up Your Jar of Tomato Paste

Bring red-sauced glory to your pasta with our creative twists on classic pomodoro<p>Fancy yourself a true pasta aficionado? If you answered "yes," you …

This Chic DIY Tray Only Looks Expensive

Every coffee table needs that one pièce de résistance to pull everything together. Since we're all for minimizing clutter and maximizing design, we …

Every Oreo Lover Should Learn This Chocolate Cookie Recipe

When you think holiday cookies, of course everyone thinks of the old standbys of sugar and gingerbread cookie recipes — but if you really want a crowd pleaser, go for the cocoa! A chocolate cookie recipe can turn your simple decorated cookies into a chocoholic’s ultimate treat. Our favorite recipe …

Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 4-by-8-by-2-inch loaf pan.<p>Toss the blueberries in 2 tablespoons of the flour in a medium bowl and set …

Baking

Coconut Marshmallows

These sweet, fluffy coconut marshmallows are flavored with coconut extract and rolled in golden toasted coconut for a double dose of coconut flavor. …

1 Hour Homemade French Bread Fresh From Your Oven

Instructions<p>Combine 2 cups of flour, water, honey, salt, and yeast. I like to use a stand mixer with the dough hook, but this dough can easily be …

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. …

Michelle Obama

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

How to Make Easy Apple Tarts for Fall

Is there anything better than apple pie in the fall? Probably not. But if you’re like us, you don’t always have the time to whip one up from scratch. Enter puff pastry and our recipe for Easy Apple Tarts! They have all the sugary, cinnamony, flaky goodness of pie without the long prep and cooking …

This Is Probably the Most Popular Apple Cake in Germany

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper; set aside.<p>Peel, core, …

Baking

8 Tips for Being a Good Mentor

You’ve reached #girlboss status, with the solid business plan, entrepreneurship network, and gorgeous business cards to boot. Surely, you didn’t get to where you are on your own: Chances are, a lot of teachers and mentors helped and advised you along the way. Now that you’re sitting pretty and …

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Puff Pastry

Flaky, buttery puff pastry is the impressive, do-it-all dough that can be transformed into savory or sweet recipes that span the day from breakfast …

Baking

How to Make Super Soft and Moist Chinese Bakery & Japanese Cotton Cake | Sponge Cake Recipe

How To Style Up Your Home – 50 Washi Tape Ideas

I think washi tape is one of the most versatile things you can use if you want to style up your home without breaking the bank. You can pretty much …

Wall Art

Forget the Campfire: Make Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Instead!

Growing up, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk was synonymous with the popular dessert, Hello Dolly bars (or, as they are known now, Magic Cookie …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

Productivity

7 Bedroom Cleaning Ideas You'll Actually Want To Try

Feel like your room is clean in ~no time~.

16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game

Now that Instagram is moving toward a Facebook-like algorithmic feed, creating photos that stand out just became a lot more important. And as great …

40 Simple Bedroom Design Ideas To Improve Your Life

Are you bored of your bedroom? Is it dreary and dull? We’ve got the solution. These 40 bedroom design ideas will help you improve your bedroom and …

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

New battle on 5pc deposit mortgage rates - with and without Help to Buy

There are dozens of 95pc mortgages out there for buyers with a low deposit, here are the cheapest available<p>Multiple mortgage providers have re-entered the 95pc "loan-to-value" mortgage market recently, enabling buyers to secure a property with a mere 5pc deposit.<p>This first shot in the new year …

15 Red Velvet Dessert Recipes to Sweeten Up the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, we’re all about the festive colors. Yep, red + green FTW. The obsession doesn’t stop at gift wrap and ornaments. The holidays are the perfect time to whip up your favorite red velvet dessert. Need a sweet treat to tote to your next holiday dinner party? Check out 15 …

Gateau de Savoie, chestnut purée and Chantilly cream – recipe by Michel Roux Jr.

I must confess, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. However, I'm not so keen on rich and heavy desserts. This French sponge cake is so light and airy it's …

How to get Hey Siri-style dictation on your Mac

If you’ve called out, “Hey Siri” to your iPhone before, you know the joy of this Star Trek-style technology. You don’t even need to hold the Home button down. Sure, your iPhone needs to be plugged in, but it’s a pretty neat party trick.<p>Excitingly, you can do something similar on your Mac: …

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