Debra Lynn-Shimasaki

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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars are amazing because even though you bake the cookie crust it still comes out taste like cookie dough. I guarantee these will …

Dessert

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Countertop—Here’s What Designers Think

Engineered quartz is the new king of the kitchen.<p>If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in 2018, you may want to rethink that marble …

Kitchens

Grilled Mushroom, Arugula & Comté Salad

Preparation<p>Heat a gas grill to medium high or prepare a medium- hot charcoal fire. (Be sure the grate is hot, too.) Wipe the mushrooms clean and trim …

Recipes

Watermelon Granita

June 05, 2018<p>This easy dessert is a simple take on a summertime staple. Watermelon packs vitamins C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. It’s …

Food

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe

"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) box …

Recipes

This Will Be Your Dad’s New Favorite Pork Chop Recipe

It’s almost Father’s Day, and that means it’s time to show dad he didn’t raise a bum loser. How do you do that? Well, you could get him a nice gift — …

Recipes

How to pick a ripe melon every time

Ripeness is what we're all looking for when we cut into a melon, right? No one likes flavorless fruit. Because of their size and weight, melons are …

New Jersey

Where to Stay in Paris: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

Whether a long-planned holiday or spontaneous weekend trip, your first time or fifteenth, an important question before traveling to Paris is: where …

France

The Paint Colors Joanna Gaines Uses in Her Home (and the Colors She’ll Never Use)

If there's anyone we can always trust for her paint expertise, it's Joanna Gaines. Every home that she and Chip renovate on <i>Fixer Upper</i> always turns …

Joanna Gaines

Bob Hope Estate Sold To Supermarket Mogul Ron Burkle For $15M

The Bob and Delores Hope estate in Toluca Lake, California has been sold to supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, who reportedly is planning on preserving …

Real Estate

Quick Oreo Balls Recipe

If Oreos are on your list of favorite cookies then this dessert is totally for you! These little Oreo balls are very easy to make and simply …

Dessert

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas

Without hydrangeas, would summer as we know it exist? From Tokyo to Nantucket, their big, blowsy blooms are synonymous with warm nights and lazy days.<p>…

Landscaping

Make Room for Balsamic Grilled Mushrooms Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Healthy Eating

See Kilauea lava's multi-day journey into sea

Kilauea

Mom of 4th grader singing 'Imagine' reacts to son going viral: 'Right song at the right time'

Adam Kronowski doesn't want to be a star.<p>Maybe an artist, a police officer or a scientist. It changes all the time for the Minnesota fourth grader whose talent show rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" has garnered 11 million views on Facebook, said his mom Michelle Cavarnos Kornowski, who posted …

Piano

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas

Can you change the colors of hydrangea flowers? It depends on your type of hydrangea and your soil pH. We’ll explain how to change color from blue to …

Gardening

How Diverticulitis Is Treated

Diverticulitis is a disease that can strike suddenly and last or several days, causing lower abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, nausea, and bloody …

Medicine

How to pick a good watermelon

A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry.<p>Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood …

Watermelon

Nutritionist Jessica Sepel reveals 10 simple steps to eliminate sugar cravings for good

How to eliminate your sugar cravings for good: Take magnesium, avoid eating fruits in the afternoon and manage your stress levels<p><b>Nutritionist Jessica</b> …

Nutrition

Costco Employees Share 25 Things They'd Love to Tell Shoppers but Can't

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Costco membership comes with some obvious perks — namely, access to the retail chain and its …

Costco

7 Châteaux You Can See by Train or Bus From Paris

Châteaux to Visit Near Paris<p>You don't have to visit the Loire Valley to see some of France's great châteaux. Here is a selection of châteaux that you …

France

5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Succulents (And How to Grow 'Em Right)

Crowding them together is a major no-go.<p>I know, I know — that wall of succulents you saw on Pinterestis to die for. They’re all the rage for wedding florals these days, too. But somehow, despite your best efforts, your jade is dropping leaves and that sedum you’ve been lovingly watering is drooping …

Plants

How to Make Shrimp Tacos

Chargrilled shrimp hot off the grill, a swoosh of creamy guacamole, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, all cradled in a warm corn tortilla. Have the …

Seafood

12 facts about the Stuarts

The Stuart dynasty immediately succeeded the Tudors, and reigned over some of the most monumentally changeable times in British history – civil war, …

World History

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:72 servings<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter, softened<br>• 1-1/2 cups sugar<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla …

Dessert

Here Are 10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.<p>1.Hot Sauce<p>It can live happily in the pantry for up to three …

Onions

A homemade hummingbird nectar recipe guaranteed to please

There are several reasons to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Hummingbirds are super pollinators in the garden, and they're efficient at ridding a …

Birds