Amie Plourde

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10 of the best family summer holidays in Europe

<b>Tuscany, Italy</b><p>South of Florence and west of Siena (both of which make easy day trips), the Val d’Elsa promises everything a Tuscan holiday should. Explore olive groves and riverside paths on short hikes, hire a Trail-A-Bike and take younger children for a pedal around the hills (and gelaterias). …

Swimming Pools

80+ Best Furniture Websites For Online Shopping Like A Design Expert

Because who doesn't want to redecorate without leaving their couch?<p>In the name of online shopping that doesn't fry your brain, we scoured our archives and picked our editors' brains for the best furniture stores on the web. Here's to never standing in line or dealing with a moody sales associate …

In Praise of Scorched Rice, the Best Kitchen Mistake You Can Make

Crispy, chewy, nutty burnt rice isn't doomed—in fact, it's one of the happiest accidents you can have in the kitchen.<p>When I was growing up, my mom would almost always make rice with a rice cooker. But on special occasions, she'd make a pot of stovetop rice. The rice itself wasn't especially better …

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61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

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10 new stores and restaurants in Leslieville Riverside

Leslieville and Riverside are well on their way to becoming happening alternatives to their west end counterparts with tons of new restaurants, …

Christmas Gift Ideas: Giving Experiences Rather Than Stuff

Last Christmas, contributor Kimberly DeMucha Kalil skipped the toys and gave her kids experiences instead. No tears were shed, and a year later, …

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