blah blah

138 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 12 Following | 1,259 Followers | @et4life22 | Keep up with blah blah on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “blah blah”

7 Tips for Crispy, Totally-Not-Soggy-at-All, Hash Browns

Yes, you can (and should) make perfect hash browns. Here's how.<p>Confession: Until 2 weeks ago I was a full-on hash brown-hater. To be fair, the only hash browns I had experienced were soggy, greasy, half-raw piles of shredded potatoes sitting alongside imperfectly cooked eggs (why can no one serve a …

Breakfast

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

Real Estate

The Eight Best Watches for the Race Track

If you're a gearhead, you have a head for more than just automotive gear. Watches, especially, are known to draw the attention—and the hard-earned money—of car enthusiasts and racers alike. These eight watches are perfect for the race track, the job, or just a slow weekend at home (not that racers …

6 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

Because there are few things worse than a bad one.<p>Putting on a great suit is transformative. Your shoulders are broadened; your lines, longer and leaner; your waist, that much trimmer. You look great, you feel great. That is, assuming you got the right suit and had it properly tailored. As any man …

Men's Fashion

8 Things Real Estate Pros Would NEVER Do to Their Homes

When they decorate or remodel, they think like a potential buyer.<p>When they decorate or remodel, they think like a potential buyer.

A Lifeless Bathroom Takes a Moody Turn

A little molding — and a daring wall color — offer the space a new 'tude.<p>It can be frustrating when you're faced with a small, blank canvas and realize that you don't have room for all of your ideas. Laser focus on a clear vision is essential for making an impact, and often this means taking one …

Gjusta's Green Harissa

Makes about 2 cups<p>Schmear this on sandwiches, use it to marinate shrimp or chicken, or spoon a dollop onto eggs.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ onion, halved<p>1 tomatillo, husk removed, rinsed<p>1 jalapeño, halved, seeds removed from 1 half<p>4 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 tablespoon plus ½ cup olive oil<p>2 cups …

Sandwiches

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> …

Articles about 8 renovated midcentury kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a 1970s ranch house to include a spacious...<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by …

Kitchens

18 Awesome Ways to Build a House with Windows for Walls

Once a radical proposal for residential architecture, expansive walls of glass are now common in the most striking new modern homes. Whether it's framing Mediterranean or desert views, bringing the outside in or setting absurd records like "world's largest pivoting window," glass walls deployed …

Bromley Caldari Architects transform a crumbling 1960's A-Frame house into a sunlit seaside home

New York-based Bromley Caldari Architects transformed a derelict Fire Island home into a gorgeous pyramidal structure that offers panoramic views of …

11 insider confessions from a veteran car dealer

To get honesty, well, sometimes you need anonymity. We spoke with a veteran salesman in the Midwest, who shared some of the tricks he's picked up.<p>• It's not like it was in the eighties. Car manufacturers can't get away with building a subpar product.<p>• Don't go car shopping without already having a …

Grandma Kathy's Coffee Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Is Grandma Kathy's coffee cake the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The coffee cake recipe of recipe developer</i> …

Dessert

Articles about raising level and getting new roof basic bungalow becomes modern gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, is a new player on the local scene that has become the...<p>There's something fascinating that happens when creative types are placed in a new geographical context.<p>In need of new accommodations for its campers, Wildwood State Park …

Luxury Lifestyle

This Summery Recipe Will Inspire Your Love Life

You know the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Of course that goes for women as well. One of the most intimate things that we can do is prepare a meal with love. Couples that try new things enjoy a deeper connection, so making something together in the kitchen may help you …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

3 great barbecue sauces you can make this weekend

If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch — a thoughtfully honed sauce — that takes your creation to a whole new level.<p>And while you can …

BBQ

Exclusive Test: Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

Singer let us plop one Tudor Series driver, Leh Keen, into the seat of their reimagined Porsche 911 and rip through Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Here's what we discovered.<p><i>Last week, we brought you part one of our</i> <i>Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design feature</i><i>. This is the second and final</i> …

Testing the 2016 Mazda Miata: Less is more, quantified

Running the numbers on the new 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 proves beyond a doubt that less horsepower isn't the end of the discussion.<p><i>When Mazda dropped off a U.S.-spec 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata a couple weeks ago, we had to run our standard instrumented battery of tests on it. If you haven't read our</i> …

Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer - Exclusive Photos

$390,000 for an ordinary 911 is absurd. But this is no ordinary 911. It is a jewel box of history and myth, a sort of greatest-hits Porsche patterned after the car that everyone thinks they remember.<p>$390,000for an ordinary 911 is absurd. But this is no ordinary 911. It is a jewel box of history and …

Classic Chocolate Mousse

6 Servings<p>Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, …

Dessert

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

Baking

How to make a great chocolate-chip cookie

Love a great chocolate-chip cookie? Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this kind of love requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.<p>Ever wonder who invented the chocolate-chip cookie? Of course you have.<p>The cookie was …

Dessert

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Flour Power: Your Definitive Guide to Baking With White, Wheat, and More

Confused about the different types of flour? This guide will walk you through when and how to use AP, bread, pastry, whole wheat, gluten-free, and more.<p>Wheat, whole-wheat, bleached, gluten-free…when it comes to baking with flour, there are more choices than ever. It's a big, scary world in the …

Baking

20 Dreamy Ideas to Steal From Our Most Pinned Rooms

These inspired spaces are totally worthy of your home decor board.<p>These inspired spaces are totally worthy of your home decor board.

Should A New College Grad Take A Survival Job?

Dear Liz,<p>I trust your career advice and I could use some help. My youngest son has just graduated with his B.A. and my husband and I are very proud of him. At the same time we aren’t sure how to supervise or reinforce his post-college job search.<p>Unlike our older child my son is not sure what he …

Employment

BA's Best Hash Browns

4 Servings<p>There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 …

Breakfast