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9 Better-From-Scratch Chinese-Takeout Favorites

We can acknowledge that the takeout you're likely to get from the average American "Chinese" restaurant is nowhere close to authentic Chinese food, that it's often overly greasy or sugary or salty, or that it's often made with poor-quality ingredients. We can acknowledge all of that—and still, some …

How to Make Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>If you ask me, you can never have enough recipes for brownies. Fudgy, cakey, or chewy; studded with nuts or chips—I like them all as long as they have an intense chocolate flavor and a great structure. But this recipe with dulce de …

Dessert

How to Make Easy English Muffins, Nooks and Crannies Guaranteed

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>We call them English muffins today, but once upon a time, they were the <i>only</i> muffins, the very ones sold by a certain Muffin Man on Drury Lane—do you know him? When the nursery rhyme was first published in 1820, it …

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Breakfast

Interview with Laura Wharton, JULIA'S GARDEN

<b>Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?</b><b>In Julia’s Garden</b> is the first in the <i>Lily McGuire Mystery</i> series. It is …

Christmas in Detroit: A Pilgrimage to Gardeners’ Midwest Mecca

Detroit Garden Works‘ motto is “Where passionate gardeners come to shop.” Step through the door, and you immediately understand why shoppers from as …

Cooking in the Moment

• <b>Author:</b> Andrea Reusing<p>"If there’s one thing Reusing understands, it’s the power of a remarkable ingredient." – O Magazine<p>"[A] must-have title for both new and experienced cookes." --Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)<p>“Her enthusiasm is infectious, her approach, inviting.”—<i>BookPage</i> Top Pick and …

Creamy Lobster Linguine

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 2 slices bacon, chopped<br>• 3 shallots, minced<br>• 2 garlic cloves, chopped<br>• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 cups tomato puree<br>• 1/4 cup cream<br>• 1 pound linguine<br>• 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish<br>• 1 cup baby arugula, roughly …

Recipes

DIY Glinda and Wicked Witch of the West Halloween Costumes

<i>DIY Glinda and Wicked Witch of the West Costumes – homemade Halloween costumes don’t have to be complicated. With inspiration from the classic Wizard</i> …

Bourbon Curious

• <b>Author:</b> Fred Minnick<p>In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, award-winning whiskey writer and Wall Street Journalbest-selling author Fred Minnick creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps you select barrel-aged bourbons based on your flavor preferences. …

10 Tips for Floral Arrangements With Native Flowers, from Brooklyn Florist Emily Thompson

Native flowers that look plucky in the wild are prone to wilt if picked–and sulk droopily if shown a vase.<p>So when I heard that Brooklyn florist Emily …

Caramelized Pear French Toast Bake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Caramelized Pear and Hazelnut French Toast that's baked instead of fried and can be made ahead. A decadent fall brunch perfect for the holidays! —feastingathome<p><b>Serves: 6 to 8</b><p>7 cups bread (French loaf, baguette, or sour dough loaf) cut into 1/2-inch bite-sized slices<br>• 3 Bosc pears, …

Breakfast

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Landscaping

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

How To Create And Set Any Song As Custom iPhone Ringtone

Here’s how to create and set any song file as custom iPhone ringtone using iTunes in a few simple steps. More details on how to do so can be found …

Spiced Honey Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

8 Servings<p>Did we mention this honey cake recipe also happens to be gluten-free? (There is also a cream cheese frosting.)<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ …

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31 Perfect Peach Dessert Recipes | Epicurious.com

Let this semifreddo be your new make-ahead, show-stopping, dinner party trick. Light, refreshing, and straight-up gorgeous, it's exactly what you …

The cutest paper flower crowns you ever did see! (w/ photo tutorials)

<i>This might be my favorite use for construction paper of all time! You’re going to love this paper crown tutorial.</i><p>Every good spring party needs an …

The 30 Most Exciting New Fall Cookbooks, 2015

I'm going to be honest with you. A good two-thirds of the cookbooks that come out each year are at least some degree of garbage. They either have …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Food

12 Creative Garden Crafts and Activities To Do This Summer

Summer and spring alike are extraordinary seasons for crafting in general but when it comes to garden crafts and activities the two are unequaled for …

Landscaping

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

11 Bathroom Objects That Have Literally Seen It All

The typical bathroom doesn’t draw attention to itself. Among the rooms in your house, it's the runt -- small, tucked away, a bit bland, and silent as it bears witness to unspeakable acts of ugh. It’s a private place, all about function and utility … until now.<p>To give your bathroom a bit more …