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Bake the Best Macaroni and Cheese

<i>By Paul Kita,</i> <i>senior associate editor at</i> Men's Health<p>Every once and a while, it's good to indulge. In fact, indulgence is part of a healthy diet. The best eating plans are ones that operate on inclusion, not exclusion. Think about it: When someone tells you that you can't eat pizza, what does that …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

This effing winter just won't stop — at least you can stay in and cook.

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The Best Macaroni and Cheese, 3 Ways

Written by Emily Monaco<p>Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food, and everyone has their own favorite. While store-bought versions exist, making your own is the best option for an all-natural, tasty, cheesy dish. There are three main varieties, each of which offers its own characteristics.<p>So …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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Blueberry Breakfast Bars From 'Whole-Grain Mornings'

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Sweet, snack-like foods are not usually my pick for breakfast. I'm less likely to grab a muffin or slice of coffee cake than I am to slurp down a bowl of oatmeal. Still, slightly sweet baked goods like Megan …

Pepperoni Pizza Supreme Nachos

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Nachos and pizza have one great thing in common: gooey cheese. And lots of it. This version of super loaded Italian-style nachos has it all: heaps of spicy pepperoni, sweet peppers, onion, black olives, and, you guessed it, gobs of melted lava …

Our 8 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Because Nothing Is Better Than Cheesy Pasta

You'll forget about Kraft<p>Macaroni and cheese is hands-down one of our favorite pastas. Whether it's loaded with bacon, topped with bread crumbs, or …

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Butternut Squash and Mushroom Lasagna

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter<p>2 1/2 cups chopped onions<p>1/2 pound crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced (about 3 cups)<p>1<p>2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 5 1/2 cups)<p>1 14-ounce can vegetable broth<p>4 tablespoons chopped …

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Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

Alexa Chung Talks About It, Bedhead, & Korean Strip Clubs

I think it's humanly impossible not to love Alexa Chung, but I’m biased. The first time our paths crossed in 2009, she valiantly defended me — a …

Joss Whedon: why are his strong women characters still so unusual?

You may love Joss Whedon for creating the vampire-slaying kick-ass female hero Buffy, or maybe for his film Marvel Avengers Assemble just last year, but I became one of the screenwriter, director and producer's biggest fans when I first heard this thank-you speech, made after campaign group …

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Remember this amazing home by Brett Mickan Interior Design? Well congratulations are due because it has been shortlisted for the 2013 Sydney Design …

Updates To Your Kid's Room You Can Make Without Spending A Cent

Missed the Style Cure? Or avoided it because you knew it was time to save money? Well, no need for your kids' room to be stuck wallowing in its …

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As the temperature rises an Australian’s thoughts turns to summer survival. Number one on the list is water. Not to drink but to soak in. Cool cool …

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OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

8 Recipes Kids Can Bake

8 recipes that kids can bake, from cakes to brownies to cookies<p>Yesterday, we gave you recipes that your kids would love to cook (and eat). And they're awesome—not too hard, not too involved. But you know what kids love doing more than cooking? Baking. All the precise scooping, carefully …

Dessert

Fruit Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring

Here's the thing about fruit salad: it usually sucks. Watery melon, over-ripe berries, potentially canned pineapple and, in the worst cases, gummy bananas. We have all had this fruit salad. For some of us, it has ruined fruit salad. Today, we want to heal our wounds with a few fruit salad recipes …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring designs from Interiors Now.<p>Richard Powers; Courtesy of Taschen

Personal Trainer Exposes 'Before & After' Secrets on Instagram

A personal trainer whose blog is dedicated to "droppin' truth bombs" on the lies told by the fitness industry has uploaded a rather remarkable …

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80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

9 Favorites: Floor-to-Ceiling Sheer Summer Curtains

Scintillating and titillating—the sheer curtain is on the right side of risqué, especially when it’s full height. Here are 9 favorites.<p>N.B. This post …

The Art of Relaxation: Bathtub and Hammock Combined by Splinter Works

The peaceful experience of kicking-back in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By …

Articles about level headed on Dwell.com - Dwell

Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually...<p>Sadly there's no blueprint for how to best work with an architect.<p>A tour of the workspace behind Vancouver’s exceptional lighting design and manufacturing company.<p>From …

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5 Homey Projects To Do With Kids

Bonding over a creative project is one of the best ways to get to know your child and to have your child get to know you. It’s an opportunity to talk …

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