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20 Excellent IKEA Hacks You Should Try

Make sure your home doesn't look like everyone else's by using some DIY know-how and hacks like these—and even more at IKEAhackers.net.<p>1. Coffee …

Recipe 101: Grilled Cheese Blueberry Sandwiches

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon softened butter<br>4 slices whole wheat bread<br>1 tablespoon honey<br>½ cup blueberries<br>2 to 3ozs. white Cheddar cheese or American, …

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Cooking

Treat yourself with this brown sugar shortbread recipe

When you're making cookies, it doesn't get much easier than shortbread. A basic combination of butter, sugar, flour and salt baked to crumbly richness, shortbread bakes in minutes. This version, made with brown sugar, has caramel and molasses notes. The recipe makes enough for two pans' worth of …

19 Brilliant Camping Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Summertime means getting outside… A LOT. The days are long, with plenty of time to plan what camping food you’ll munch, pull together some cool DIY camping projects and test out that homemade sunscreen. While everyone’s pictures of the great outdoors look effortless on social media, life can get a …

Crafting

Top 5 Projects of the Week: Noteworthy Landscaping Ideas to a Dynamite Home Extension

It feels like summer has <i>finally</i> officially arrived in the UK… whoop! So, with the sun at the window and a spring in our step, it seems like the …

Landscaping

40 Creative Food Hacks That Will Change The Way You Cook

When it comes to food hacks, you probably think you've seen them all. Here are 40 innovative hacks that will change the way you cook in the kitchen.

Art of bushcraft: How to Make Your Own Bushcraft Kit

Bushcraft was almost a lost art before the growing popularity of survival prepping also coincidentally stimulated a new interest in it.<p>Preppers began …

Bushcraft

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

Home Improvement
Crafting

The prefabricated home built in a flash

With an area of 100 square metres, the prefabricated house we are about to explore today is situated in the beautiful city of Coruna in Spain. The …

How Austin Does Barbecue: A Primer

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>The central core of Austin now boasts a half-dozen or more great barbecue spots, with opinions on the pecking order subject to furious debate. To help visitors and locals alike, we’ve assembled a primer on Austin’s barbecue past, a guide to current …

Heartwood The Beach: Sustainable Features, Natural Design

Toronto's ongoing building boom has been typified by concrete construction, becoming the de facto building medium for new development. While concrete …

The Key to Making Great Ramen at Home Is in the Stock

Homemade, from-scratch ramen has a reputation for being one of those Herculean cooking tasks that's ultimately just not worth it. And that reputation …

How to Make Crispy Pork Belly—It's Easier Than You Think

Mike Greenfield and Josh Greenfield of The Brothers Green learn the Asian art of BBQ pork belly from chef Sean Scotese of Lazy Siu—and it's so simple you can do it at home.<p>Chef <b>Sean Scotese</b> learned everything he knows about pork belly from a trip he took to China. Or, more specifically, from a guy …

Food & Dining

The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

Spices

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

GalleryRamen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles<p><b>Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way.</b> Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end <i>real</i> ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts …

Schrade Knives Axe and Folding Saw Combo

The new Tavor 7 is just like its 5.56mm Tavor brother, a bullpup-style rifle developed in close cooperation with the IDF.<p>The world's largest gun show …

Slow Cooker Pork Ramen

Slow Cookers

White Russian Cupcakes, Inspired By 'The Dude'

These Kahlua and vodka cupcakes are inspired by the classic White Russian cocktail — a favorite of mine and, most notably, the Dude. Since the 1998 …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Baking

How to Make a Vinaigrette Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Associate Editor Kenzi Wilbur holds vinaigrettes near and dear to her heart. This is how she makes</i> …

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

8 Ways to Make Your Home a Staycation Paradise

Staying home this summer doesn't have to be a bummer. Use these pro tips to maximize your outdoor space and create a spectacular retreat.<p>Longing to …

Landscaping

Day Bed Tutorial...Part One

So we had this funny corner out on our back deck...<p>that we decided to build somewhere to sit/lie.<p>Here's how we did it and how to possibly build your …

How to Build a Stone Fire Pit

Home Improvement

How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.<p>Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it …