Christianna Castaneda

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Everything You Need to Know for a Better Thanksgiving Bird

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and, if you're making the traditional spread, you'll have to cook a turkey. Hopefully, you've ordered a bird and prepared your oven to accommodate it, but you might still be a little nervous. We've written about how to make a good turkey before—many times—but despite …

Cooking

DIY Dino Egg Oatmeal: Find Your Inner-Child (& the Hidden Dinosaurs)

My name is Riddley and I have a confession. It’s terrible, horrible confession: From the ages of 8 to 14, I seldom (really, never) ate breakfast. There was nary an egg, a piece of toast, or fruit in sight. I have no reason besides laziness.<p>There was, however, one breakfast worth setting an alarm …

Breakfast

15 Fiery Recipes to Warm Your Hands By

In woodsy New England, where I grew up, the most festive way we celebrated fall was with huge bonfires mediated by volunteer firefighters, the whole town cozying up around the flames with apples and cider doughnuts. The bonfire is a harder feat to accomplish if you live in a city, but it doesn't …

What to Do When Your Dinner Guests Have Dietary Restrictions

<i>What do you serve guests who don't eat meat, fish, or gluten? Risotto!</i><p>When it comes to the sticky question of dietary restrictions, <b>I firmly take the view that if the guests gathered around my table are happy, I’m happy</b>—and therein lies the makings of a good dinner party.<p>So, as I plan what to cook, …

Thai Basil Fried Rice: Better Than Your Go-To Takeout Order

<i>Not your typical fried rice, this Thai-style version is flavored with chile peppers and fish sauce, then perfumed with fragrant Thai basil.</i><p>On one of those days when you don’t want to put together a fancy dish, there’s always fried rice. It's what I look to when I’m too busy to whip up something …

Tutorial: DIY shade screen for your porch or patio

Tutorial: DIY shade screen for your porch or patio<p>A shade panel like this one can filter harsh sunlight, making your porch or patio more livable …

DIY

8 Space-Saving Vertical Herb Garden Ideas for Small Yards & Balconies

Whether you have a house with a tiny backyard or you live in an apartment that has a balcony, figuring out how to go about building an <b>herb garden</b> can …

10 Desserts That Will Make You Want to Rush Through Dinner

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: 10 Phyllis desserts that will make your summer sweeter.</i><p>If you haven't learned this already, …

Meet the World's Puffiest Pancake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

40 Smart Tricks To Keep Your Kids Organized

No promises your kids will oblige, though.

Buh-Bye, Febreze: 12 All-Natural Home Scents You Can DIY

If the term “air freshener” makes you think of those little cardboard pine trees you hang in your car, grandma’s scented-candle collection or your middle-school Bath + Body Works addiction (Juniper Breeze FTW), think again. Thanks to ingredients like essential oils, baking soda, herbs, spices and …

Decorations

How to Keep Planning Kickass Date Nights in a Long-Term Relationship

Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Here’s how …

San Francisco

How to Make a No-Sew T-Shirt Blanket

Introduction: How to Make a No-Sew T-Shirt Blanket<p>This Instructable will show you how to make a t-shirt blanket without needing a sewing machine. …

How to Make Enchilada Sauce 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: Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective</i> <i>shares a deceptively easy recipe for an enchilada sauce that's so good you'll want to make a double batch</i> …

Recipes

Italian Bread Soup (Pancotto)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p>“The most elemental dish in the world” is how Florentine Painter-Chef Guido Peyron once described this rather medieval dish of bread cooked in water with …

How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

Food Preservation

6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

Go ahead and hit snooze—you'll still have time to make your hair look great.<p>If you find that you wake up every day with a mile-long to-do list, chances are your hairdos are suffering—but there's no need to sacrifice amazing style just because you’re crunched for time. We rounded up six of the …

Hairstyling

Classic Lentil Soup (Zuppa di Lenticchie)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Boost your good fortune with this auspicious Italian soup.</i><p>Put this recipe in the category of those that every home cook makes in his or her own way …

Use Your Waffle Iron for Seriously Crispy Tofu

One of the best parts about fried tofu is the contrast between the crispy outside and the pillowy soft inside. With deep frying, getting there means a lot of oil. With stir-frying it means a lot of, well, stirring. With waffling, it means neither. Low mess, low effort.<p>You'll want firm or extra-firm …

20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly …

Dessert

Pantry Lemon Chicken for Two

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Open up your pantry. A better, brighter weeknight dinner is inside.</i><p>Mrslarkin's Lemon Chicken recipe was developed out of necessity. Armed with chicken breasts but without the will to cook …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

Shopping

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Home Decorating

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Spray + Volumizing Powder | Hello Glow

Finding the right hair products can be similar to playing roulette, and the cost of trying to figure out what works well for you can become very …

A Boring Laundry Room Gets Glam With 7 Key Moves

Do you have a plain laundry room like this one? See how one clever blogger turned it into an entirely chic, charming space with a few smart updates<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the</i> …

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

Decorations

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want

Basically the opposites of fruit cake.

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