Amanda Rickerd

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Staking Tomatoes Like a Pro Will Boost Your Harvest

Staking tomatoes makes all the difference in the health and production of your plants. I learned the hard way the first year I grew tomatoes. I …

Gardening

Recipe: Southern-style pit beans and braised collard greens

Chef Jeff Koop of Mamie Taylor’s prepares Southern-style pit beans and braised collard greens<p><b>Braised Collard Greens</b><p><i>Ingredients</i><p>1 Tbsp Canola oil<br>4 …

Get Cooking: Using dried mushrooms

I am guessing that most of you cooks do not have a packet of dried mushrooms in your pantry. If you do, it’s something like the jar of spices for …

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Skin Care

The Secret to the Perfect Pecan Pie is Bourbon

An obsession with the historic dessert leads to American whiskey.<p>I would estimate the number of pecan pies that I have baked in my lifetime falls …

This Soba Noodle Salad Has Seen Me at My Worst—and Made Me Better

By Aliza Abarbanel<p>For lunch. For dinner. When it's hot. When it's cold. This beyond-easy sesame soba noodle salad has always been there for me.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the soba noodle salad that</i> …

Brown Butter and Butternut Loaf Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I adore pumpkin bread (especially in combination with brie cheese, hehe)—its flavor is even better and deeper when you use other winter squash, like butternut or kabocha. I recently have been finding that I get a headache after eating cinnamon (very strange, I know), so I decided to …

Rooms That Prove Molding Can Change Everything

(Image credit: Style at Home)<p>You've probably seen big, dramatic moldings adorning the walls of beautiful, high-ceilinged spaces in dreamy Paris …

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Often, homeowners purchase a new interior or exterior light fixture, then pay a handyman or electrician to hook it up because the wires are different colors. Most light fixtures have two electrical wires with colored insulation and a copper ground wire. An enthusiastic homeowner can save the cost …

Home Improvement

Gochujang-Ranch Crispy Chicken Bowl

6 servings<p>Make the chicken ahead for the most substantial lunch of your life. Together with avocado and toasted cashews, this bowl will keep you full for hours. Bonus: the spicy ranch dressing is also a great dip or a dressing on nearly anything.<p>September 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup mayonnaise<p>½ cup …

Recipes

The Southern glory that is tomato gravy

<b>By Emily Horton,</b> <i>Special To The Washington Post</i>There are always moments in summer when I am overwhelmed by ripe tomatoes, either that I zealously …

Home design Q&A: A style expert’s advice on color, trim and painting trends

<i>Style expert and Washington Post design columnist Elizabeth Mayhew joined staff writer Jura Koncius on The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat.</i> …

This BLT Pasta Salad Mash-Up Is the Secret to Having It All

Make the salad:<p>Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then arrange the bacon in a single …

Chefs Use These 7 Tools to Fine-Tune Their Dishes & Hide Their Mistakes

<i>Inspired by</i> The Art of Flavor, <i>we're explaining (a few of) the major principles you need to be a creative, more confident cook. Today, your toolkit for tweaking dishes so that they're jussssst right.</i><p>You've studied up on the four rules of flavor, you've carefully selected your ingredients and your …

Can’t. Stop. Putting. Tonnato. On. Everything.

A super easy creamy sauce that goes on salads, roast veg, and spread on sandwiches for best results.<p>I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been a cat lady for so long and I’m slowing turning into one, but I can’t control myself around salty tinned fishes. When I see a recipe title in a cookbook that …

Magic garden: A tiny, moss-filled pleasure dome for your desk

You’re the woodsy type. You’ve never seen a moss-lined trail you didn’t long to take. Your favorite ex-boyfriend was an Eagle Scout. And you identified deeply with Red Riding Hood’s need to traipse through the dark woods, in spite of (because of?) wolves. Yet, in your day-to-day existence, you log …

Plants

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …