Christy Emshwiller

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The Wine You Should Be Drinking Instead of Rosé This Summer

The best pink wines of summer are not what you think.<p>Ah, summer. Nothing like kicking back with a cool, refreshing glass of red wine. Yup, you read that correctly. Because while everyone on your Instagram feed is hashtagging their glasses #yeswayrose, I’ll be stocking my cooler with reds. I’m not …

The Easiest, Cheesiest Pasta of All Time

This quick riff on cacio e pepe is a weeknight savior.<p>The best pasta you'll ever make doesn't require hours of preparation or a shopping list worth of ingredients. As long as you've got some Parmesan cheese and garlic in your kitchen, you're good to go. The rest is all about technique—one that you …

Crudités with Bacon XO Sauce

4 Servings<p>XO sauce can be used as an all-purpose condiment. It’s great over rice, steamed or roasted veggies, or roast chicken.<p>May 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sauce<p>4 slices bacon<p>1 cup vegetable oil<p>6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, finely chopped (about 2½ cups)<p>2 scallions, thinly sliced<p>1 medium …

‘Biggest parenting problem of our time’

THE most troubling challenge parents face today has nothing to do with the kids’ diet, or their homework. It’s all laid bare in a new documentary.

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Six Small Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Home Decor

If the walls of your home could talk, what would they say about you? Turns out, a lot. That’s the message in Susanna Salk’s new book, <i>It's the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff</i>, that details how the smallest design elements have the potential to make …

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Makes 1½ cups<p>Think of this as a universal buttermilk ranch dressing that you could use to dunk your veggies or onion rings or drizzle onto your pizza.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt<p>⅔ cup buttermilk<p>3 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped chives<p>1 teaspoon …

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

It's not about what you want to "be"—it's about what you want to "do."<p>What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it …

Classic French Dressing

Makes about ⅔ cup Servings<p>Tomato paste adds sweetness and will help the dressing emulsify.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>¼ cup white wine vinegar<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot<p>1 tablespoon tomato paste<p>1 teaspoon Dijon mustard<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Blend …

Coconut-Clam Stock

Makes about 3 cups<p>The clams give up all their essence in this rich coconut-based stock. It’s great for curries, in this red snapper recipe, or use it as the liquid base for a pot of steamed mussels or littleneck clams.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil or vegetable oil<p>1 …

All-Purpose Vinaigrette

Makes about ¾ cup<p>Not just for salads: Drizzle over roast potatoes, serve alongside rotisserie chicken, or spoon over a sandwich.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup olive oil<p>¼ cup Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot<p>1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme<p>Kosher salt, freshly …

The 10 Best White Paint Colors

A white wall is timeless. Depending on the room, it can read as classic or contemporary; depending on the tint, it can read as warm or cool; and ultimately it is the perfect backdrop in just about any space. No longer relegated to rental spaces or just molding, white paint is taking center stage in …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

Are Health Clubs the New Night Clubs? How Getting Fit Became an After-Dark Phenomenon

<i>With boutique fitness studios resembling discos and members-only wellness clubs offering the promise of spiritual—and social—enlightenment, Marisa Meltzer grabs a tequila-spiked green juice and joins up.</i><p>It’s Friday night in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, and I’m in a dark room listening to …

Bobby Flay's Ultimate Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

Chelsea Morse shares the history and recipe for Bobby Flay's Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich.<p>The Hot Brown originated in 1926 at the Brown Hotel in …

The Art of the Evolving Interior: At Home with an SF Curator

When we first spotted art curator Renee Zellweger on the Apiece Apart Woman series, we took note of her San Francisco interiors and wanted to know …

Crunchy Winter-Vegetable Salad

8 Servings<p>The mix of lettuces and crisp vegetables is up to you (and we recommend a mandoline for slicing).<p>November 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Croutons<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<p>1 tablespoon thyme leaves<p>½ garlic clove, finely grated<p>4 cups ½–¾-inch pieces country-style bread<p>…

Salt-and-Vinegar Rösti

12 Servings<p>We transformed the regular hands-on skillet method to a very hands-off oven technique.<p>November 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more<p>2 onions, thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar<p>Freshly …

2 Simple Turkey Improvements

Here's a simple thing you can do to improve your turkey. Throw out your roasting rack. It's time to kill this old tradition whether you are cooking indoors or outdoors, whether you are roasting a turkey or prime rib.<p>The traditional roasting configuration is a U- or V-shaped wire rack that sits in a …

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Working Out With Victoria’s Secret Model Cindy Bruna: The 5-Step Guide to Flat Abs

On the fifth floor of a Neo-Gothic tower in New York, where large picture windows and free-weight stations overlook the city’s Nomad neighborhood, Cindy Bruna is bouncing eagerly from toe to toe. The 21-year-old French model has just arrived at trainer David Kirsch’s Madison Square Club for one …

NYC cheese experts share their secret to the perfect grilled cheese sandwich

If you're making grilled cheese sandwiches with only one cheese, the cheese mongers at New York City's famous Murray's Cheese say that you're making it all wrong.<p>According to them, the secret to a delicious, melty grilled cheese sandwich is using three great cheeses.<p>They suggest using a young …

The 6 Items You Still Need to Add to Your Closet This Fall

If you ask us, the only bad thing about fall shopping is that it has to end. Luckily, with the season already in full swing, we're here to be your …

Velvet Is Fall's Hottest Textile: 12 Ways to Shop the Trend

Velvet took the Fall 2015 runways by storm: Booties, bags, dresses, and more were covered in the plush fabric. At Lanvin, designer Alber Elbaz sent …

A Step-By-Step Guide to the Flakiest, Butteriest Pie Crust You'll Ever Make

No machines required for the best damn all-butter pie crust you've ever made. Ready?<p><b>We're doing this old-school,</b> with a hands-only, machine-free, blow-your-mind technique for the best damn all-butter pie crust. It's got flakiness to rival a croissant's, a texture so tender it shatters under the …

The best way to boil an egg, according to science

Boiling an egg seems like it should be one of the easiest culinary feats to master. But as anyone who has tried knows, it isn’t. You can end up with rubbery whites, chalky yolks or half the white taken off with the shell.<p>Here’s why: An egg isn’t one thing, it’s two. The yolk and white have two …

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How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

The Ultimate Removable Wallpaper Guide

Wallpaper is one of the top home design trends; the gorgeous textures and patterns can really make walls pop. But many renters might assume that …