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Iconic Parisian Butter Cookies—With a Subtle (But Tasty) Tweak

In the world of artisanal sourdough bread baking, or at least <i>French</i> artisanal sourdough bread baking, there is one name to rule them all: Poilâne. If you are a fan of hearty, dense loaves and French <i>gastronomie</i>, you may have heard of the legendary bakery. I myself stumbled upon it in the same place …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Paella at Home

If you’ve ever tasted authentic paella, you know there’s no other dish like it in the world. From the golden, saffron-induced hue to the crunchy bottom layer of socarrat, every bite is a little taste of pleasure. But how can you turn out a great batch of paella at home? We went to an expert to find …

Cooking

Honestly the Best Banana Bread

Have bananas turning dark and spotted on your kitchen counter? Good for you. Don't toss them, don't hesitate, just grab flour, sugar, and eggs and …

Meet the Slablova: Pavlova for a Crowd

Truth time: I seriously love meringue. I could skip ice cream and eat a bowl of the stuff (if that was, you know, socially acceptable). But I love it most for its adaptability. It can form the lofty base of a delicate cake, it can be the soft beginnings of a rich buttercream, or it can be baked all …

Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner

A couple of weeks back, I said that if ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, then <i>gyudon</i> (simmered beef and rice bowl) is its hot dog. Extending the analogy, I'd say that <i>oyakodon</i> is its pizza—if pizza were the kind of soul-satisfying comfort food that's easy to make at home from scratch, with …

8 YouTube Videos That Make Breastfeeding So Much Easier

There's a YouTube tutorial for pretty much anything — whether you want to practice yoga poses or fix a broken freezer, you can learn it online. …

Affordable Care Act

Easy Scones Recipe

This recipe for scones is really easy to make and the scones are light, flaky and buttery. It's a basic recipe made with dried currants, which is …

Breakfast

The Broke Person's Guide to a Clean Home: The Cheapest & Most Effective Tips

One doesn't always factor in cleaning when thinking about your home's budget. But all those cleaning tools, cleaners, supplies and more can add up if …

Personal Finance

Finally, a Strapless Bra That Makes Sense (and It's $35)

Strapless bras are basically the bane of every woman's existence. It seems like no matter how many different brands, styles, band widths (the list …

This No-Cook, Blueberry-Swirled Ice Cream Knows How to Rock n' Roll

Summer isn't summer without ice cream. Hot days and sunburned skin go hand in hand with that first lick of a towering ice cream cone, and the sticky feeling as it drips down your hand. I'm not particular about how I eat it: I'll take it in a cone, in a cup, or straight from the pint. I love …

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

This Upside-Down Peanut Butter Banana Toast Is Gonna Change Your Life

FRENCH. TOAST. FORVER.<p>1 stale baguette<p>4 eggs<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup peanut butter<p>1 large banana, sliced<p>1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.<p>2. On a cutting board, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and slice into …

Breakfast

DIY Essential Oils in the Home: Make a Natural Wood Polish

Today in our series on essential oils: how to make an all-natural wood polish, courtesy of Dawn De La Fuente of S/he Studio. “Frequent dusting or …

Essential Oils

Are You Making These Common Art-Hanging Mistakes?

Though I'm a firm believe in the power of doing whatever you damn well want — and in fact applaud design rule breakers — sometimes design "mistakes" …

Wall Art

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake Moist and Tender Every Time

I have a lot of feelings about cake, in all its many forms. From feather-light angel food to downy squares of coffee cake or a rich and fluffy vanilla layer cake, most recipes aim for dainty airiness.<p>Not pound cake, though—it's a heavy hitter served in slabs. With a crumb as smooth as marble, it's …

Dessert

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

The world's best hidden beaches: Trang archipelago, Thailand

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm<p>Best hidden beaches in Cape Town<p>Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has …

Asia Travel

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola

100<p>2<p>2<p>Shares 104<p>We all want granola to be healthy. But some granolas are so sweet they could easily qualify as candy. But since I tend to spend the …

5 Pregnancy and Post-Delivery Bras That You Absolutely Need

Before your baby belly bump pops, you’ll notice some other, um, <i>parts</i> getting bigger. That’s right; your always-an-A cups are suddenly overflowing. As you make your way toward labor, your boobs are likely swelling, aching and seemingly growing in Playmate proportions. Time to stash those tiny lacey …

Pregnancy

4 Ultra-Easy Aromatherapy Recipes for Relaxation and Focus

Have you ever smelled a candle that immediately transported you to another place? How about a DIY perfume that was so lovely it made you feel happy almost instantly? Scent is one of the most powerful of our five senses and can help us instinctively understand emotion and feelings. Amy Galper, …

Essential Oils

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Design

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 4K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was …

Luisa Weiss’ Christbrot

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve been listening to my Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving, and I have <i>Love Actually</i> ready …

12 Self Tanners That Will Trick People Into Thinking You Just Got Back From Vacation

Have beach Instagrams been taking over your feed this past week? Me too. It’s seriously depressing to be stuck in the cold, but I’ll let you in on my …

Banana Meringue Pudding

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>To check if your meringue is stiff, lift the beaters out of the bowl and upend them: The peaks should stick straight up.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pudding<p>4 large eggs<p>⅔ cup sugar<p>¼ cup cornstarch<p>4 cups whole milk<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>2 teaspoons …

Dessert

The Best Beauty Picks From The U.K.

Alexa Chung, Jane Birkin, Princess Di — some of the biggest style icons in history hail from the U.K. And they're just as known for their distinct …

Beauty

Make Pore Strips More Effective with 2 Household Ingredients

If I could rewrite pore-strip commercials, the ending would go a little something like this:<p><i>Actress removes strip and makes a grossed-out face at all</i> …

How to Make Soap in A Slow Cooker: It's Simple Crock Pot Soap!

Learn How to Make Soap in a Slow Cooker<p>When I first started learning how to make soap, somewhere in the back of my mind was the question: how can I …