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The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From <i>Spa Specialties</i> to <i>Kid Approved</i>, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this …

Skin Care

23 Delicious Dips For A Veggie Platter

Because store-bought hummus is for alone time, not your holiday party.

The 33 best new restaurants in America

Over the past year, our editors have gloriously eaten their way across America, meticulously consuming all the best burgers, and pizzas, and BBQ they …

Seattle

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Torrone Sardo (Sardinian Nougat) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> There are two main ways to make this traditional Sardinian torrone. The first is to place the honey and unbeaten (or lightly beaten) egg whites in a pan then gently heat while stirring continuously with a wooden spoon for 45 minutes. Nuts are then added and mixed for a further 30 …

Recipes

Megan's Ginger Snaps Recipe on Food52

• 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 2 teaspoons ground ginger<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br>• 1 cup packed light brown sugar<br>• 5 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 3 ounces molasses<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 tablespoon grated fresh …

Dessert

Grain

<b>Author Notes:</b> You might know these cookies by any number of names: Russian tea cakes, Russian tea cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, polvorones, or any other family names for the little nutty balls of flour and butter, swathed in powdered sugar. For many of us, these cookies are the cookies for …

Aunt Clara's Anise Seed Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Part of the magic of a recipe from the 1800's is that it does not contain very much sugar. The cloying sugary overkill I often associate with sugar cookie cutouts is absent here, replaced by a mellow, buttery bite of delicate vanilla, followed by the faint crunch of seeds and the …

Dessert

Sparkling and Spiced Citrus Sangria Recipe

Tangerines and kumquats are highlighted in this wintry sangria, balanced by tart cranberries and the earthy, sharp flavors of ginger and black pepper. Pavan, a French liqueur made with muscat grapes and orange blossoms, adds a gently floral sweetness.<p>Shrub and Co. Ginger Shrub is available online …

A Handy Guide to the Best Barbecue Joints in Los Angeles

Ever since this popular Compton barbecue spot opened an outlet on La Brea, it's shaken up the local 'que game. The team behind the Golden State teamed up with Kevin Bludso to bring his unique brand of Texas-style barbecue, with marvelous brisket, superb ribs, and a slew of great sides.<p>This …

The Best Holiday Crawl in NYC

Every once in awhile my husband, Andy, and I make an effort to step out of our routines and remember why we chose to live in this chaotic, wonderful uproar of a city–and this month seemed like a good time to take advantage of one of the most festive places in the world.<p>When the city puts on its …

Lemon Garlic Pepper Chicken - Immaculate Bites

Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin and salt.<p>Season chicken with salt and creole seasoning(salt free). If using …

How to Make a Zillion Cookies in One Oven With Two Cookie Sheets

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to make a lot of cookies, really fast -- without ever having to wait for baking sheets to cool.</i><p>You volunteered to make hundreds of cookies although you have …

Better Than Bacon: 25 Pork Recipes, From Chops to Tenderloins

From lean and tender pork loins to tasty pork shoulders to a classic pork chops, we've compiled 25 of our favorite recipes that puts a pig to good use.<p>Bacon makes everything taste better: in waffles, in quiches, in cornbread, in miso, on pizza, and wrapped around anything. You say bacon, and we're …

Cooking

7 Spiced Cocktails for the Holidays

Winter has us thinking about spice: the scent of gingerbread baking, a warming cup of chai, mulled wine and cider and pie crusts dusted with cinnamon. Those baking spices have a home in drinks too: cardamom, clove, ginger, and nutmeg can add complex flavor that latches right into the bold notes of …

Gift Guide: Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013

Earlier this summer, after opening box after box of beautiful vegetarian cookbooks, I was ready to call effortless, vegetable-focused cuisine the cookbook trend of 2013. But as the weather began to chill, a coterie of excellent technical books emerged. Some were well-tested restaurant cookbooks, …

10 Ingredients That Make Great Gifts

This year, The Kitchn and Apartment Therapy aren't just sharing great ideas in our gift guides, <b>we're giving away $1,000 to help one lucky reader</b> …

Eater LA

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The 16 Best Places to Pick Up Holiday Sweets in Los Angeles

Ah, the holidays. That special time of year when it's especially appropriate to stuff your loved ones with sweet treats to show them how much you care (or a time when you can indulge yourself). Luckily for the sugar fiends and holiday aficionados out there, Los Angeles has an excellent slew of …

Zagat

Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

Tip<p>When Is New Year's Eve?<p>New Year's Eve is on Dec. 31. This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.<p>Read More<p>1 of 8<p>Tip<p>What Is New Year's Eve?<p>New …

La Pinela Recipe

Rosa Mexicano’s perfectly balanced La Pinela cocktail is made with pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and tequila.<p><b>What to buy:</b> Licor 43 …

16 Recipes for Making Your Own Infused Alcohols and Liqueurs

A smooth, not-too-sweet mixture of cold-brewed coffee, brown-sugar simple syrup, rum, and vanilla.<p>This homemade liqueur has a balance of smooth …

Aquavit Recipe

Ingredients (8)<p>2 teaspoons caraway seeds<br>• 2 teaspoons fennel seeds<br>• 2 cardamom pods, crushed<br>• 2 whole cloves<br>• 1 medium lemon, rinsed and dried<br>• 1 medium …

Classic Panettone Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Torrone: Three-Ingredient Nougat

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Three ingredients and an age-old Sardinian recipe for a sugarless, simple nougat.</i><p>Anyone who has tried making nougat -- <i>torrone</i>, in Italian -- at …

Homemade Cocktail Bitters: Cherry Vanilla Bitters, Chocolate Bitters, Grapefruit Bitters and Strawberry Ginger Bitters

<b>cherry vanilla bitters</b><br>Jar #1: In one jar, add the dried cherries and bourbon. Shake well.<br>Jar #2: In the second jar, add the tonka beans, cardamom …