Cecily Wilson

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Caramel Shortbread Squares Recipe

"These cookies consist of a shortbread crust, firm caramel center, and a milk chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 …

Dessert

How to Perfectly Cook Chicken Breasts on the Stovetop

Comforting, affordable, and incredibly versatile, chicken breast is the quintessential dinnertime staple. Cooking a crispy, pan-seared chicken breast …

Cooking

Underground Railroad refuge for hundreds of slaves discovered in Philadelphia

“There are three fugitive slaves here and they want liberty” was the message delivered to William Still, directing him to a Philadelphia hotel on a moment’s notice. The letter was undated, the signature illegible. But Still understood.<p>It was 1855, and Still, the son of freed slaves, had become one …

Black History

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Food & Dining

How to make spiced aubergines with walnuts, pomegranate and tahini yoghurt

<b>Souk spiced aubergines with walnuts, pomegranate and tahini yoghurt</b><p>This dish is perfect as a side or veggie main.<p>Prep: 40 mins<p>Serves 4<p><i>2tsp lightly</i> …

These Easter Punch Recipes (Without Alcohol!) Will Be The Easiest Items On The Menu

What are you waiting for? Hop to it!<p>When it comes to hosting Easter lunch, every detail matters. From the pastel-tinted table settings to the classic …

Country Lifestyle

How I Turned Slow-Roasted Short Ribs Into Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

Our new recipe called for 5 hours of slow roasting in the oven, but I didn't have the time. So I made it happen in an hour.<p>Even the most hands-off recipes can throw a wrench in your weekend plans. I bookmarked our new short ribs slow-roasted in coconut milk to make on a lazy Sunday at home, and …

Cooking

The No-Fail Dip Ina Garten Serves at Her Super Bowl Party Every Year

While scrolling through a slog of posts in my Instagram feed, my thumb paused on one in particular, which Ina Garten shared with her 1.3 million Instagram followers (myself included): her go-to Super Bowl dip. It’s simple, it’s elegant, it’s Ina. It’s Pan-Fried Onion Dip.<p>She presents the …

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

These Crockpot Carnitas Will Take Your Taco Tuesday To The Next Level

Step 1<p>If you bought your pork butt whole, cut it off the bone and remove most of the fat cap (you want some fat, but the fat marbled within the meat …

Cooking

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need | Inc.com

Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. Ticking things off looks productive, but it's an illusion: …

Time Management

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

By Alyse Whitney<p>We believe you can oven-fry. We believe you can touch the sky.<p>When I was 11 years old, I had the best baked chicken wings of my life. They were coated in spices (give me that onion powder), arranged on a cooling rack over a sheet tray, and blasted with heat for almost an hour until …

Spices

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Cooking

Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Makes about 18<p>Pão de queijo, which means “cheese bread” in Portuguese, is a delightful snack from Brazil made with tapioca flour (meaning it's gluten-free) and cheese. Our recipe calls for both Parmesan, which adds a sharp and salty flavor, and farmer's cheese, which is creamy and milky. You …

Bread

Make this 1850 Spanish farmhouse your summer retreat for $3.3M

The top-to-bottom renovation is located in the medieval town of Pals in Catalonia<p>A top-to-bottom renovation of a traditional farmhouse has come on the market in Catalonia, and it’s pretty much the embodiment of luxurious European-countryside living.<p>Located in the medieval town of Pals in Spain’s …

The Simplest, Easiest Method for Making Fruit Crisp

Crisps are quintessential dessert fare, with many of us having fond memories of spring rhubarb or fall apple crisps in the memory banks of our …

Baking

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s intense video for ‘ELEMENT.’

Kendrick Lamar’s latest video, “ELEMENT.”, is here. The power-packed visual – the second off his album <i>DAMN.</i> – was directed by fashion photographer Jonas Lindström and The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free). It’s a stunning dichotomy, bubbling over with symbolism.<p>A group of men shadowbox, …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be …

Healthy Eating

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Food

BA's Best Coconut Cream Pie

10 servings<p>Think of this like a Samoa cookie in pie form. It's perfect with whipped cream on top, but if you want to use up the extra egg whites, make a marshmallow topping. Bonus: you can torch it, for even more drama. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>May …

You’ll never look at your TV the same way again

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get serious for a few moments, if we may. We show you plenty of great deals every day, and we constantly cover …

Tech Trends

Hardscaping 101: Decomposed Granite

With a remodel <i>and</i> a garden design project underway, I’ve been researching how to simplify garden maintenance and cut back on water usage. And I keep …

Science Says Moms Are Happier When Kids Go to Bed Early

It turns out, earlier bedtimes aren't just good for kids' health and well being, they're good for their moms, too! (Now can someone show this to our kids?!)<p>Some people may think I'm crazy (or a genius!), but all three of my kids—ages 8, 6, and 3—are in bed well before 8:00 p.m. most nights. Not …

Parenting

We Want to Eat These Morning Buns for the Rest of Our Lives

Our dream sticky, sugary, tender, crackly-bottomed breakfast<p>For senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, the search for the perfect morning bun was quite the journey. She took inspiration from buns she had tried and bakeries she had visited across the country, assembling a list of admirable qualities and …

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

10 Old-Fashioned Plants and Flowers You Need in Your Garden

Fill your garden with these time-tested plants our grandparents all knew and loved.<p>My grandmother's garden was a riot of color, shapes and scents. She taught me to save seeds, pinch back spent blooms and love the big, luxurious peonies that spilled exuberantly onto her side porch. Those flowers now …

How to Clean the Brown Stuff Off Your Sheet Pans

By Alyse Whitney<p>Two ingredients will make them look (almost) as good as new.<p>No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have <b>brown, burnt-on residue</b> coating the sides. But we don't …

Sheet Pan
Economics