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Blackened Plum Tomatoes Over Cucumber and Fennel Salad Recipe

<i>There is a lot going on here, but the end result is harmonious; truly a symphony of simple flavors coming together to make something special. I</i> …

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Cheesecake Meets Brownie, Falls in Love

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A cheesecake walks into a bar and meets a brownie.</i><p>Terrible bar-related double entendres aside, this …

Sit back and relax! 5 DIY hammocks and swing chairs

While you may think of hammocks as beachside loungers, the suspended seating has evolved into stylish furniture for a variety of spaces.<p>"Hammocks, pods and swing chairs make it easy to add fun and cozy hanging seating to your home,” says Maria Hunt, market editor at Houzz, which offers a variety of …

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5 Great Bourbons for Bourbon Lovers on a Budget

Sunday, June 14 is National Bourbon Day<p>Getty Images<p>If you can’t think of a better way to spend this Sunday than sipping a couple Bourbons on ice – …

Bourbon Whiskey

How to Create Grunge Effect in Photoshop in 8 Simple Steps – A Video Tutorial

This simple and effective video tutorial by Glyn Dewis. Here are 8 simple steps to create grunge effect in Photoshop.• Levels Adjustment<br>• Add contrast to …

Everything You Need To Know About Whiskey Right Now

Forget the so-called whiskey shortage. There's still plenty of good whiskey out there to drink. Here's where to find it.<p>We may be approaching Peak Whiskey. As with anything so fashionable, though, there's suddenly a great deal of bullshit to wade through. The pufferyhas to do with things you can …

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

8 Soul-Satisfying Comfort Foods to Chase Away the Chill

Lift your family's spirit on a cold winter day with one of these delicious and satisfying comfort foods.<p><b>1. Broccoli & Gruyère Soup with Homemade Croutons</b><p>Topped with crisp homemade croutons, this rich and creamy broccoli soup is a hearty meal unto itself. It's perfect to ward off winter's chill, and …

10 Power-Packed Whole Foods That Can Help You Fight Fatigue

Struggling to get through the day can make for a long one, not to mention zap your creative energy at work and spark for life. The foods we eat have …

14 Alternative Milk Recipes to Make at Home Today

There’s nothing quite like the combo of cookies and milk, but what if you’re avoiding dairy? Sure, there are plenty of tasty off-the-shelf varieties to choose from at the grocery store, but there are so many more options if you mix up your very own. These 14 awesome alternative milk recipes, …

Plantains and Your Favorite Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: This fruit -- technically a berry -- is</i> <i>so versatile, you can treat it like a fruit or a vegetable and use it at every stage of ripeness.</i><p>Plantains look like oversized bananas, so …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Spicy Sugared Pecans to Make Christmas Tex-ified

Sugared pecans are a time honored tradition in Texas, for just about every holiday. This spicier version is super fun for Christmas!<p>Sugared pecans are a time honored Texas tradition. They’ve been on many a holiday table in my lifetime, though this spicier version is new to me. New, and completely …

5 Bulky Furniture Pieces You Could Eliminate for Sleeker, DIY Alternatives

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)<p>As we read about in this post, you might not <i>need</i> every furniture piece you have in your home. If fact, you might …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

<b>1.</b> New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.<p><b>2.</b> The capitol, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.<p><b>3.</b> There are no public drinking fountains in New Zealand.<p><b>4.</b> BUT there are free …

@lallimusic's hard-boiled egg situation further proves that olive oil, Aleppo, and flaky salt is good on everything.

Almond Milk Recipes To Fall In Love With

There's been a lot of discussion about almond milk lately. Food writer Tom Philpott of Mother Jones pissed off a lot of people when he told "ignorant hipsters" to "lay off the almond milk" in an article published on July 16. Philpott took issue with the environmental impact -- specifically the …

Recipe: Chilled Black Bean, Feta & Cucumber Salad

3<p>(15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed<p>1<p>(15-ounce) can whole-kernel corn (or about 1 1/2 cups fresh corn)<p>1/2<p>medium cucumber, finely diced<p>1 …

Lemonade Jelly with Basil

Lemon makes a tart, grown-up jelly, infused here with basil for an herbal aroma that sets off the summer sweetness. (Leave out the basil if you just …

The Best Way to Eat Avocados: Avocado Pasta

Quick and easy avocado pasta recipe is great for date night, girlfriend night, or any weeknight at all.<p>There is at least one night a week in which I need a fast, hearty dinner. We do a lot of activities and events after work, and sometimes I have an hour from the time I walk in the door to when we …

10 Quick Sauces for Fish

Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.<p>Now that you know how to masterfully score and season fish fillets, thanks to this …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Here's Every Summer Salad Recipe You Should Eat This Season

Summers are made for salads -- big, green, leafy salads filled with all the great produce the season has to offer. We're looking at you, okra and eggplant. And yes, obviously you too, corn and zucchini. Need we even mention tomatoes? Oh, the glorious dishes we'll be making with summer …

Crushed Beets with Lemon Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This two-part cooking technique adds layers of texture—a creamy inside and a crisp outside.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds mixed small or medium beets (such as Chioggia, red, and/or golden), scrubbed<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>Kosher …

Recipes

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

The Perfect Summer Beverage: Cinnamon Bourbon Iced Coffee

I know that Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, but in my mind Summer begins when I crave my first iced coffee of the year. And friends, …

4 Fast Easy Fresh Summer Recipes Perfect for June

It's too nice out to spend all day at the stove. Choose quick-cooking proteins like scallops and skirt steak, then add summer's best produce.<p><b>Kick off your summer with steak tacos</b> brightened by a crunchy new salsa, speedy scallops with burst tomatoes, a summer soup with loads of market produce, and …

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