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How to grow citrus

In the garden, citrus behave like spoiled brats. Give these hungry plants what they want, when they want it, and they’ll reward you with abundant …

10 Mistakes to avoid if you wish to start a home based business

Share27<p>Tweet<p>Share16<p>+13<p>Shares 46<p>There are times when people want to start up a business, however, due to other responsibilities are not able to get …

DIY Organic Pesticide Spray To Keep Your Summer Garden Bug-Free

Sun is up, and your garden’s surely going to reach its full bloom in a couple of days, if it hasn’t already. But with the summer season and its …

Gardening

These Chewy Molasses Cookies Are Why It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sugar, spice, and everything nice was invented to describe these cookies. We're approximately 1000 percent sure of that.<p>All chew with no crunch or glitter makes for a pretty dull holiday cookie. This is not that cookie. Molasses creates magically chewy cookies that stay fresh for days, and pack an …

Dessert

Brazil's Favorite Sweet is Only 3 Ingredients

In Rio de Janeiro, where I grew up, Brigadeiro is not only the most traditional sweet, it's also the favorite one.<p>Brazilians grow up eating Brigadeiro, which are at every birthday party and pretty much any kind of celebration. <b>I tried my first when I was around 2 or 3 years old</b>. My mom told me that …

Dessert

6 Traditional Thanksgiving Sides Made Better

Trust me, Thanksgiving <b>dinner</b> is one of my favorites, but sometimes the traditional sides can become mundane. Here are 6 sides creatively elevated to give <b>Thanksgiving</b> this year, a kick!<p><b>1. Potatoes Au Gratin</b><p><b>2. Charred Balsamic Broccoli</b><p><b>3. Buffalo Cauliflower</b><p><b>4. Slow Cooker Stuffing</b><p><b>5. Broccoli Cheddar</b> …

Floris Schoonderbeek's Groundfridge chills food without electricity

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> this spherical refrigerator by Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek is buried underground, keeping food cool without using …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

US Virgin Islands

12 Beauty DIY Recipes You Can Make With Chocolate

As you may or may not know, you can pretty much use anything in your fridge for a natural beauty remedy. Whether it’s pineapples, mint or good ol’ honey, your go-to beauty store is actually not too far from your bed — and we’ll take that as a major win. Want to know a delicious secret? Your beloved …

Dessert

How to Make the Perfect Terrarium (and Keep It Alive!)

Even if you don't have much of a green thumb, terrariums act as small, self-sustaining ecosystems all on their own. But maintaining one is as much a work of art as it is an experiment in science. To help, senior garden editor Todd Carr shares five of his secret techniques for growing a garden under …

Gardening

Overcoming a basic psychological barrier could be the difference between earning just enough and getting rich

"The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money," writes self-made millionaire and author of "How Rich People Think," Steve Siebold.<p>Certified financial planner Douglas Obey echoes this belief in his book, "Money & The Human …

Self-improvement

Millionaire's Bars (Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars) | Joanne Eats Well With Others

Here’s the real deal about commuting in New York City.<p>Unless you have some sort of armpit fetish (no judgment) or are so abnormally tall that you <i>are</i> …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher salt<p>6 Tbsp. (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>…

Dessert

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 …

Furniture

A Dumpling Recipe to Bridge Generations

<i>In honor of Mother's Day, we're unearthing Heirloom Recipes and memories from our community members' moms all week.</i><p><i>Today: Hsiao-Ching Chou of Chinese Soul Food shares her mother's recipe for pan-fried dumplings.</i><p><i>Left: Hsiao-Ching's mother sits on the grass at the University of Missouri, where she</i> …

Food & Dining

A Lighter Twist on Ravioli

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect, punchy little ravioli dish.</i><p>I recently strolled through my favorite market in Florence and came across some intriguing <i>ravioli</i> …

Italian Food

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Vegetable Scraps

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: No PAAS, no problem. Corynne Pless shares a handy recipe so that any inky vegetable can be used to dye</i> …

Gardening

It's Hard to Kick "Fifty Shades" When It's Down: Classism, Literary Exploitation, and Women's Fiction

Up until now, I've kept my mouth shut about <i>Fifty Shades</i>. One factor is that the critic bandwagon has been so filled with literary snobbery. In addition, the book is part of the widespread dismissal of commercial writing by and for women based more on sexism than any good faith engagement. Finally, …

Feminism

21 Cosmetic Uses for Everyday Foods

Don’t think of the grocery store as a single-use destination. It’s not just for deciding what’s for dinner—it’s a veritable beauty mecca. Your …

Beauty

How to Make Your Own Speculoos Cookie Butter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to put down that store-bought jar. Lori Baltazar of Dessert Comes First shows us how to make a spread that's delectable every step of</i> …

Pork Cracklings at Home (Video)

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Pork rinds and cracklings are obviously an instant hit to any dinner party or gathering. But can you make them at home?<p>The process is actually a lot easier - and less messy! - than one might think. We went to King Bee to learn their …

The Right Kind Of Cocoa Powder To Use For All Of Your Chocolate Recipes

Most cocoa powder can help make foods delicious and chocolatey, but not all cocoa powder is meant for every recipe.<p>When taking a jaunt down the baking aisle, you may notice two types of cocoa powder overwhelming the shelves: Natural (non-alkalized) cocoa powder (a.k.a. regular unsweetened cocoa …

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and tomato …

Cooking

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

White Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate lava cakes are one of the world’s great indulgences, and I love to make them at home any time I feel like treating myself to a special …

Dessert

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Snack On

There's not one sad handful of almonds among them, and that's a beautiful thing.<p>They've all been made (and devoured) by real, seriously healthy people who say things like "satiety" and "fuel your body." Steal their snackspiration so you'll never have to go head-to-head with the vending machine …

How to Whip Your Kitchen Into Shape

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Did your kitchen fall into disarray in 2014? Give last year's guide to whipping it into shape another look -- and promise to do better this time …

Recipes

Meet Al Mather, Make Better Biscuits

<i>We think every merchant we work with in our shop is special -- but when we find one with a great story, we'll be featuring them here. Because we want to tell the world about our favorite makers.</i><p><i>Today: Meet the prettiest pastry tool in our kitchens to date -- and the man who made it.</i><p>Al Mather had …

Woodworking