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Revealed: the secret to making amazing truffles

Most chefs have a touch of the science geek about them. One thing I enjoy about my job is experimenting with flavours and processes and coming up with original ideas that separate my food from the pack. This week, I’m going to share a chocolate truffle-making technique that will allow you to …

What to Make This Weekend: Flamingo Wall Lamps, Tassel Sandals + More

Well hello there, long weekend! As those Fourth of July party preparations get into full swing, having that extra day to focus on other DIY projects can really take your home decor and summer #OOTD to the next level. In the midst of all thing red, white and blue, make sure to set aside a little …

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These Rainbow Yogurt Pops Are All We're Eating For Breakfast This Summer

Healthy, refreshing AND beautiful.<p>The way we see it, if you're going to eat a healthy breakfast, it might as well be beautiful, too. It makes it just that much easier to eat right. As much as we love bacon and eggs -- and as good as they might look -- beautiful isn't really the first adjective most …

52 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

The best coffee grinders of 2018

It's time to stop spending a small fortune (around £400 a year) on coffee from overpriced cafes and invest in a quality grinder.<p>If you have an exceptionally large family or intend to serve coffee up to guests, you'll want to look out for a large bean capacity (our star buy, the Cuisinart Auto Burr …

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21 Gorgeous DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Prepare your paintbrush and screwdriver.

How to Wrap Your Sandwiches for Better Eating on the Go

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>I love almost everything about buying a sandwich—it's easy, it's cheap, it's customizable, and, at the very end, I get to watch in awe as the sandwich-maker performs rapid-fire origami, wrapping my lunch in a snug little parchment …

German Beer Bread With Rosemary Butter

This German Beer Bread is "knock-your-socks-off" delicious and is the perfect companion for almost any meal. Made with organic ingredients, this German Pilsner made by Pinkus, is cool light and crisp, the perfect base for this divine bread. Over the years I have found, the lighter the beer (in …

20 kitchen techniques that guests taught us that we still use today

Over the last two decades, we've learned a lot of essential kitchen techniques from our guests. In celebration of our 600th episode, here are 20 …

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5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

London's Hippest Baker Shares Her Tips for Making Better Baked Goods at Home

Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery gives us a crash-course in just-sweet-enough desserts that won't leave you sugar crashing.<p><b>Claire Ptak</b> may bake for a living, but she's anything but a sugar fanatic. In fact, the California native and owner of London's very popular Violet Bakery makes it a point …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.