Denise 'Didi' Padin

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Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

DIY With Bookhou: Woven Lamp

28 Comments<p>what you need:<br>-strips of wood veneer (you can also get 3/4 in. veneer at the hardware store that is for ironing on the edge of shelves - …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

New and Improved: Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Thanks for all your comments and emails -- your help -- with recovering my beloved pumpkin chili recipe from my old site. I had no idea I could get …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Roasted Butternut Squash Noodles & Quinoa with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Cranberries and Goat Cheese by Alissandra Maffucci | Epicurious Community Table

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.<p>Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside when done.<p>While the quinoa is cooking, coat a baking …

Recipes

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I try to incorporate kale into our diet as much as possible. Lacinato kale which is sometimes called dinosaur kale is my favorite. Mixed with fresh mint from the garden it makes a salad that I have become addicted to. The dressing works with other salads too. —dymnyno<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> …

Imperial Stout Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

November is a big month around here. On November 11th, my husband and I celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary. The next day, we celebrated his …

4 Reasons You're Missing Out on the Best Travel Savings, Secrets, and Inspiration (... and How Bing Can Help) — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>You’re all about The Google. I get it. For years, Google’s been my boy, my homie. Not …

New Zealand Itineraries

New Zealand may be small but it really packs in the sights, so allow at least 3 weeks to see it all.<p>1 Northland<p>Drive sweeping beaches, slide down …

New Zealand

20 great lost cities | Photo Gallery

The Mesa Verde National Park contains over 600 cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Anasazi people, who lived here from the seventh to fourteenth …

Ancient History

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Backpacking: a family affair

Becoming a nomad? No, I'd never really thought it would happen, particularly not with a child in tow. But this is how it came about …<p>Almost three-and-a-half years ago my son Zac – who was nine at the time – and I set off on what was supposed to be a one-year round-the-world trip.<p>Because you can see …

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

The Ultimate Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

How to make delicious fries—and the healthiest, tastiest dip to go with them<p>Avocado is packed with good fats. And the good news is, mixing the smooth, creamy superfood with a smoky spice like paprika makes for a mouthwatering combo. Try this at home: Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado …

Crispy Autumn Kale Salad

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place kale in a large bowl and massage olive oil, apple cider, 1/8 teaspoon salt, nutmeg and pepper into for 1-2 …

Recipe: Roast carrot and avocado salad with orange and lemon dressing

<b>Total time:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Servings:</b><p>8<p><b>Note:</b><p>Adapted from "Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life" by Jamie Oliver.<p>1 pound medium carrots, assorted colors, with a quarter inch of the leafy tops<p>2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds<p>1 or 2 small dried chiles, crumbled<p>Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 cloves …

Report from Tales of the Cocktail: On Mixology for Everyone

I've often thought that the most important outcomes of the modern craft cocktail movement aren't at the frontier. It isn't the 16th amaro on the shelf, or the puffs of smoke and centrifuges, or the ever-more obscure cocktail ingredients stirred into your bourbon drink.<p>No, it's in the filtering-down …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

The origins of the Cosmopolitan, explained

The Cosmopolitan is an undeservedly maligned cocktail that's often written off as being a "silly pink drink" by folk who don't fully understand how …

Use Fresh Basil in These 5 Delicious Drinks

Someday I hope to have an ambitious garden, with tomatoes and blueberries, a lemon tree and salad greens, but for this first year with a backyard, I've focused on basil. It's in a sunny spot, planted in an old wine barrel and frequently watered, and there's going to be <i>lots</i> of it (if all goes …