Beantown Grasshopper

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A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

10 Instant Pot Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

There are a lot of features to love about the Instant Pot, but when you need to get dinner on the table fast nothing beats its pressure-cooker …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Apple Pie In An Apple Is A Simple, Sweet Treat

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance! It is 57 degrees at the time of my writing this, which means Fall is <i>finally here.</i> In New England, that means our …

Baking

Forget The Pancakes, This Blueberry Dish Is So Much Better…

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake<p>Save<p>Breakfast is (by far) our favorite meal, so it’s only natural for us to get excited about new and delicious …

Cathderal Window Pincushion

1 / 4<p>1 / 4<p>What You Get<p>1 digital pattern (instant download)<br>• Free Pattern Updates<p>How it works<p>This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design …

Announcing the Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt-a-long!

I am so excited to kick off the Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt-a-Long! Today I'll share with you my inspiration for this quilt-a-long and the …

How to Print on Fabric - 6 Easy Ways!

How to Print on Fabric<p>Some of you guys may know that one of my favorite crafting techniques is printing on Fabric! I love how professional the fabric …

Crafting

2 Pillow Finishing Techniques

Custom pillows and cushions are terrific quilting projects. Choose from available pillow patterns or use up extra quilt blocks you have on hand. To …

Perfect Points and the Positioning Pin

As a woman and a quilter, my favorite words, not necessarily in this order, are:<br>I love you!<br>You've lost weight!<br>Look at those points!<p>This <b>Perfect Points</b> …

Sewing

Quilt Charts and Formulas

Everyone likes shortcuts and ways to learn ways to make their life easier. I have been asked if I know of any charts or tables that can be used. I …

The Top Exercises for New Weight Trainers

The following exercises provide a nice full-body experience for anyone new to weight training -- or for more experienced exercisers wanting a simple …

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

These drawings reveal a hard truth about important relationships in our lives

In a post last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually. By years:<p>By months:<p>And by weeks:<p>While working on that post, I also made a days chart, but it seemed a bit much, so I left it out. But whatever:<p>The days chart blows my mind as much as the weeks chart. Each of those dots is only a single …

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …

Why food allergy fakers need to stop

BEFORE WE GET INTO IT, let me make one thing clear. This intervention is not aimed at those with life-threatening food allergies or similarly grave …

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

Perfect Seven-Minute Frosting

This cake frosting is named for the length of time it must be beaten in the final stage.

11 Weight Loss Tips from Professional Nutritionists and Trainers

Summer season is about to kick in, and your belly fat defies your efforts and struggles to make it slim and flat. Every time you start the new diet …

Decorate The Stairs For Christmas – 30 Beautiful Ideas

Christmas is a wonderful holiday which everybody loves. We wait a whole year for it to come and we can’t wait to start decorating our homes. …

A Full-Body Workout to Firm Up Everything ASAP

Here's your ticket to tighter abs, arms, and buns. What are you waiting for?<p>Instead of covering up your arms, abs, or butt, turn the areas you're least confident about into your best assets. This workout from sexy CosmoBody trainer Don Saladino features targeted moves to get you sculpted. (It's …

When to Save As What - Photoshop file formats explained

When it comes to editing your photos, Photoshop might already seem complex enough. But have you ever given any deeper thought as to which file format …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Candles

How to Remove Objects From an Image With Photoshop

Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness