Barbara Schmidt

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Obama Must Resign by Black Friday

Obama will be overthrown if he doesn’t resign by Black Friday, Oklahoma would rather no one have spousal benefits than give them to gay couples, and …

JFK 50th draws media tidal wave

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has unleashed Camelot mania.<p>While hearkening back to that grim day on Nov. 22, 1963, the appetite for all things Kennedy has been ratcheting up all season, and the media world is eager to feed the public’s interest with books …

Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook

The famed chef is out with Daniel: My French Cuisine,the definitive cookbook of his legendary 3-Michelin-starred New York restaurant Daniel, and he …

Incredible Craft Room Inspiration: Creating & How To’s

We know how to organize. We know how to choose colors. But sometimes, we just need a quick pick me up, a quick bit of inspiration to get our wheels …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

How-To: Make a Ruffle

Whether you’re an accomplished stitcher or a novice sewer, refreshing your knowledge of basic sewing skills is never a bad idea. With that in mind, learn how to make a ruffle—or take a walk down memory lane—with this helpful graphic from Kate at See Kate Sew!<p>Ready for more? You can check out the …

Sewing

Kitchen Basics: How to Make Infused Olive Oils

From our round up of olive oil desserts to our own one pot olive oil and peach dump cake we have olive oil on the brain this past week. With that in mind we’re taking it back to basics today with a tutorial on how to create delicious infused olive oils that are perfect for gifts, or just to keep in …

How-To: Modern Colorblock Granny Square Baby Blanket

Is there a baby shower in your future? Hook up a modern gift for the mom-to-be with this colorblock granny square baby blanket tutorial from Live Modernly.<p>Crochet and modern are not necessarily two words you associate with each other. However, this colorblock granny square blank modernizes crochet …

Democratic senator warns of Civil War-level danger

<b>Tom Harkin (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>“We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history”<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 27, 2013 6:16pm (UTC)<p>Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin registered his profound concern over the direction of U.S. government on Friday, calling the current dynamic in Congress "very …

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

Christians are being slaughtered from Pakistan to Nairobi. Do America’s churches care? By Kirsten Powers.<p>Christians in the Middle East and Africa are …

Blueberry-Orange Smoothie

Makes 2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (about 8 ounces)<p>1 cup orange juice<p>1/2 cup low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt<p>1/2 cup ice cubes<p>1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel<p>Fresh blueberries (for garnish)<p>Thinly sliced orange peel (for garnish)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine first 5 …

Boost Yourself with Beautiful Beetroot Juice

I always get tempted to call this vitamins in a jar, which you could easily argue that it is! Fresh, vitamin boosted, beautiful juice which can only …

Recipes

Blueberry Lime Coconut Smoothie (low FODMAP)

I whipped up a smoothie today with some ingredients I had on hand. Do you remember the Harry Nielsson song titled, Coconut?<p>“You put de lime in de …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Dessert

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Here Are The 43% Of Americans Who Don't Pay Federal Income Tax

Since 2009, the percentage of Americans who pay no federal income taxes has fallen from 47% to 43%, according to a recent report by the Tax Policy Center. The catalyst for the drop is due to two factors — federal tax cuts that expired after the Great Recession and an improving economy.<p>These charts …

Income Tax

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

<b>(AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>Noam Chomsky<p>August 17, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>The following is a transcript of a recent speech delivered Noam Chomsky in Bonn, Germany, at DW Global Media Forum, Bonn, Germany. …

Blueberry Sauce Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Plum and Blackberry Pie with Almond Crumble

The other night, I attended a pie making demo where Shery Yard baked up a beautiful looking plum and blackberry pie. Plums and blackberries are both …

vanilla bean soda (with or without bourbon) + the summer of fun

I’ve always been in love with books. Since I can remember, I’ve had my nose stuck in one. I whizzed through every elementary and middle school …

Watermelon Mint Limeade

Mint is the only herb we aren't growing from seed, so we've already got enough of it to garnish drinks with–today, we're mixing it up with watermelon …

Raspberry Mojitos

Yesterday we decided to ride a grueling 60 mile road ride in 90 degree heat. That means waking up at early on my only day off, gearing up and going …

Mountain Biking

Erin's Food Files » Pineapple Sangria

Pineapple Sangria<p>Posted by Erin Wilburn / <b>46 comments »</b> / alcohol, drinks<p>I don’t really have a quick or witty story to tell to relate to this sangria, …

What Is Pickling Salt? Do You Really Need It?

Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Some recipes call for something called "pickling …

Food Preservation

Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea

Kicked up with golden rum, this sweet tea is an interesting take on a longtime Southern classic. This recipe is from "Emeril at the Grill" by Emeril Lagasse.