Ashley Mitchell

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Playing with Recipes: Pasta, Risotto-Style

Emma's popular post on the best way to cook pasta triggered a vague memory of a no-boil method I had read about years ago. A few minutes of internet …

Tres Leches Cake

3.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 12 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Cook:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>8 hours<p>This Tres Leches Cake recipe is simple, easy and …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

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Coconut Milk and Thyme Braised Chicken

Yum! <b>Coconut Milk and Thyme Braised Chicken</b> – Delicious and easy to make one pot chicken dinner cooked in thyme-infused coconut milk and garlic.SO …

World's Best Ecolodges

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48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

The Creamiest Cacio e Pepe Ever, Approved by Mario Batali

What do you say when former Iron Chef Mario Batali says he's a fan of your food blog? How about when he casually invites you to breakfast? If you're …

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

Meal Planning 101: How to Really Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases …

Make This Pasta When You Swear There's Nothing in the Fridge

Break free from your usual basil-and-pine-nut routine with a wintry pesto that was practically meant for a simple plate of spaghetti.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you</i> …

Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations Recipe

"A convenient substitute for commercial mixes. Quick, easy, and yummy. Best of all, YOU control the ingredients!"<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/3 cups all-purpose …

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From peanut butter oatmeal cookies to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are Food & Wine's best oatmeal cookie recipes.

Tuscany's Val d'Orcia Travel Guide

Home to some of Italy’s best wine and food, the idyllic community boasts a new crop of enticing restaurants, smart shops, and country-chic retreats<p>View Slideshow<p>Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia may well be the most perfect slice of the most perfect part of Italy. Lying just south of Siena, this ancient valley …

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. La dolce vita, indeed. This post was originally …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

All About Blanching

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you ever wanted to know about blanching. And more.</i><p>After a winter of braising, roasting, boiling, and baking, we are eager for the …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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