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My mother does not like it when I adapt her recipes, but I am a rule-breaker where recipes are concerned. So when I called to ask about bourbon balls, those funny-tasting holiday treats that I vaguely recalled her making when I was young, I warned her that I would undoubtedly fuss with her …

Using Baking Soda Paste On Tough Cleaning Jobs

Do you have a nasty odor, stuck on grease, or just an all-around seemingly impossible cleaning job that you have been dreading to begin? Stress no …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

Homeowners Maintenance Checklist: Fall Edition

As we get further into the fall months, homeowners must prepare for the inevitable: winter. We’ve created an easy checklist to tackle with your …

Gale Gand's Recipe for Strata

Gale Gand's recipe for strata, plus five delicious variations. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends over for a brunch party!<p><b>STRATA</b><p><b>Serves 8</b><p><i>Strata is the bread pudding of savory egg dishes. This super-easy treat generally includes cubes or slices of bread that have been soaked in custard,</i> …

It's All Good

• <b>Author:</b> Gwyneth Paltrow<p>Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.<p>Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, …

What the Most Successful People Do at Work

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Vanderkam<p><b>The third mini-ebook by the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast reveals how a few simple changes can make you more productive and fulfilled in your career.</b><p>In her bestselling mini-ebook <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>, …

Articles about skinny dip on Dwell.com - Dwell

An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.<p>As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.<p>This Victorian-era house in the South London suburb of Battersea is just seven feet and seven inches wide.<p>An 1885 house in …

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Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating.<p>AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro.<p>Landmark West Loop is a love letter to Chicago's West …

Inside Brian McCarthy's Greek Revival Farmhouse in New York

Layers of art and objects add a personal touch.<p>Designer Brian McCarthy filled his Greek Revival-style country house in Kerhonkson, New York, with layers of art and objects he's collected through the years. To him, it's not about "decorating" — it's about furnishing a room with the things you love. …

10 Family-Friendly Decorating Tips You Didn't Know

Kid-proof your home.<p>Just because you have kids doesn't mean you have to give up your design style. We asked top interior designers for ideas on how they create a space that's both sophisticated <i>and</i> sippy-cup friendly.

Readers' Real Home Makeover Ideas

Reader-tested tips to update a room.<p>We asked you to post ideas for transforming a room on House Beautiful's Facebook page. Here are some favorites.

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

60 Beautiful Spring Decorating Ideas

See ya, winter. Bring on the flowers!<p>Transform your home with pastel paint, floral accents and fresh patterns inspired by our lightest and brightest designer spaces. Need a quick fix? Don't miss our favorite seasonal blooms for a fast bouquet.

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

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28 Surprising Things That Really Work, According To Pinterest

Amid all the craft fails and cooking flops, there are some things you read on Pinterest that actually work. The proof is in the pin.

Bacon-Wrapped Eggs with Polenta

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Polenta<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter<p>1/4 cup minced green onions<p>3 cups water<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)<p>1/2 cup (packed) grated Parmesan cheese<p>1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme<p>Baked eggs<p>20 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon<p>6 ounces extra-sharp white …

Sisi's Corn Pudding

10 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, divided, plus additional for dish<p>1 cup chopped red onion<p>1 1/2 cups whole milk<p>4 large eggs<p>3 tablespoons all purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>3 15- to 16-ounce cans corn …

Cheddar Cheese Scones

Makes about 14 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/4 cups self-rising flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1/4 cup minced fresh chives<p>1 cup (packed) coarsely shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese<p>3/4 cup (or more) chilled whole milk<p>2 large eggs<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>2 teaspoons Dijon …