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8 Braising Recipes to Heat Up Your House This Weekend

When temperatures are in the 20s and below, it's time to break out the Dutch oven for low-and-slow cooking.<p>Even though my Le Creuset Dutch oven takes up permanent residence on top of my stove, I don't start braising until it gets frigid outside. And with highs in the 30s this weekend, the time is …

Cooking

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

A Portuguese Egg Tart Recipe You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

An earth-shattering crust with creamy custard filling—the stuff dreams are made of.<p>Sometimes my recipe research leads to nuns. When I was tracing the origins of one of our favorite dim sum desserts—Portuguese egg tarts—I read <b>Rachel Khong’s</b> fascinating <i>All About Eggs</i>, which came out earlier this …

Dessert

These 3 Moves Will Help You FINALLY Master Crow Pose

Plus, how to pop into crow like a pro.<p><i>In honor of National Yoga Month, we'll be rolling out a brand new yoga workout every Wednesday in September!</i><p>You've been trying out the whole yoga thing for a while now, mastering poses like Downward Dog and Warrior II. In fact, you're officially starting to …

Yoga

Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes

‘I feel like I’m always in a battle with my feet,” says Lauren Lovette, with a sigh. One of New York City Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Lovette has beautifully arched, supple feet, and often, they’re killing her.<p>After years of sprains and other injuries, she underwent surgery to correct a bone …

Dancing

How To Make Homemade Bath Bombs

Last fall one of my friends flew in to stay with us for a couple of days and she brought me some fancy bath bombs. I loved them so much that I cut …

Top Pin of the Day: A Palm Beach Kitchen

Today's top pin is a kitchen with European style with American sensibility.. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In a Palm Beach house designed by Gary McBournie, the kitchen's Melina dining chairs and Paul Ferrante Charlotte chandelier are from Holly Hunt. Limestone …

BABY SAFETY GUIDE & GIVEAWAY!

We brought you our Toddler Safety Guide with essentials and helpful products. Now, we bring you our Baby Safety Guide. As a mom, you want nothing but …

20 Colorful Entryways

Interior Design

Turn Your Basement Into A Bar – 20 Inspiring Designs That Will Make You Drool

What better thing to do with your basement than to turn it into a bar? It’s a quiet space, private and well insulated. So if you don’t need the space …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Your roommates would hate you for your skillz if you weren't so fabulous.<p>Warning: Redo your room like this, and you'll never leave the house again.<p>Before you hit "add to cart" on that overpriced canvas, you need to check this list.<p>For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Bonus: Some styles …

Interior Design

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2014

Two thousand and fourteen; it sounds so futuristic, but here it is, right on our doorstep. After explaining the <b>10 Commonly Made Decorating Mistakes</b> …

7 Healthy Meal Ideas for Pregnancy

1<p>Protein-Rich Breakfast<p>If you’re always on the go in the mornings, you don’t need to start your day with boring meals. Try these portobello and black …

Stovetop Cheddar Mac and Cheese With Peppadew Peppers Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 teaspoons olive oil3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)1/3 cup minced Peppadew or roasted red peppers1 pound …

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might Be the Best Potatoes Ever)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Every online food recipe trend has its watershed moment, the point at which it goes from being a fun project to going full-on viral. It's usually when bacon gets added to it. It's the moment when every blog and Instagram feed is so saturated with it that even …

Crispy Brown Sugar Shortbread

With brown sugar for sweetness and turbinado sugar for crunch, this <i>One Bowl Baking</i> shortbread is crisp, yet rich, and can be cut into any holiday shape you like.<p>Excerpted from One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. Copyright © 2013.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients8 tablespoons (4 ounces or 115 grams) …

Crostini With Ricotta, Truffle Honey and Smoked Salts

Four ingredients: bread, ricotta, honey and salt -- the essence of simplicity.<p>Let's take that freshly baked baguette from your corner bakery, light and fluffy homemade ricotta, ambrosial truffle honey and pungent smoked salts and transform a simple dish into a celestial one.<p>These crostini make a …

15 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind About Meatloaf

Listen, we've all had bad meatloaf. Whether it came from the cafeteria or your loving grandmother's kitchen, too many of us have been tainted by an unpleasant meatloaf experience. It can be greasy. It can be marred by gristle. It can taste like the color gray.<p>We're here to change that. Treat your …