Ann Nalina Mathews

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6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging Curtains

Here's what you need to know before you hang your window treatments.<p>Whether it's elegant draperies or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.<p>1. Not Measuring Correctly<p>The first thing you should do is measure your windows and make adjustments depending on how you want to …

Making a Window Valance: Ideas for Valances, Curtains and Draperies

Valances are a great way to hide the hardware for your window shades and curtains. There are several ways to create a window valance and if you are …

15 IKEA Hacks to Dress Up Your Windows

Window treatments can be expensive, especially when you have a lot of windows to cover. If you’re desperate for some privacy and desperate to keep some spending money in your decor budget, it’s time to turn to IKEA. Yes, those plain white sheer curtains and roller blinds are less than inspiring, …

Forever Young Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake

At my health retreat Yeotown we follow a gluten, dairy, wheat and refined sugar free menu. We pride ourselves however on educating our guests on …

Brown Butter Soda Bread

Makes 2 loaves<p>Rosemary and black pepper make this bread anything but typical. Wedges are delicious with plenty of butter and your favorite preserves.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter<p>3 1/2 cups all purpose flour<p>1/2 cup old-fashioned oats<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh …

Baking

Recipes

Black Sesame–Pear Tea Cake

10 to 12 Servings<p>This recipe calls for finely ground black sesame seeds, which create a deeply flavored and dramatically hued cake.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1 cup almond flour or almond meal<p>2 …

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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 …

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

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The Easiest Focaccia You'll Ever Make

Lidia Bastianich shares a recipe for an easy onion and tomato focaccia.<p><b>Onion-Tomato Focaccia (Focaccia d'Altamura</b>)<p><i>Makes a large round focaccia, serving 10 or more</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 packets active dry yeast<p>¼ cup warm water<p>5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for handling the dough<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>2 cups …

10 Ways to Overhaul Your Curb Appeal

Give an exterior a whole new look is as easy as focusing on the front door.<p>Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.

Newport Beach

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

South Indian Wedding Sarees

Especially in south Indian wedding the brides draped in kanchipuram silk sarees, and now a days there are a wide varieties in wedding …

How to Find The Right Petticoat For Saree?

From being the garment of choice for the average Indian women, the sari has come a long way to gain patronage from fashion designers and Hollywood …

Clothing

How to Maintain Silk Sarees : Tips & Care

Inside the wardrobe of even the most ‘modern’ Indian woman, you will inevitably find one of the most desired and precious possessions of all – the …

Picking the Right Footwear for your Saree

For the Indian woman, the saree has made a comeback as the garment of choice for special occasions. Given its versatility, many Indian women favor …

Different Types of Indian Sarees: The Exquisite Collection

India has a rich textile tradition, and the quintessential Indian garment, the saree, has its origins deep in the mists of time. Over the centuries, …

How to Fold and Store a Sari

At some point in her life, every Indian woman has to contend with the sari – even the unwilling ones have to wear it for their wedding or some other …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Adult Hot Chocolate

We had our first big snow fall here in Ohio yesterday and even though it really wasn’t that much, I’m acting like it’s a full blown blizzard. I …

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