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How To Clean an Oven with Baking Soda & Vinegar — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

You've probably heard it before: An oven's self-cleaning function can be super stinky. And hot. Since it's the middle of summer and you're probably …

Cleaning

The 10 Best Eye Creams For Wrinkles And Dark Circles

Stop telling me I look tired!<p>Blame your late-night binge of <i>Evil Genius</i> on Netflix, that dude buying you shots at the bar, or your wailing baby: Your eyes are puffy as hell.<p>Enter, ALL the eye cream. Right?<p>But seriously, while you might have 20 different types stashed in your cabinets, you really …

Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>If you’re still figuring out a way to lose weight and build that beach body for …

Nutrition

Smoky Eggplant Dip

Makes about 3 cups<p>Serve this dip with chips, as part of a meze platter, or slather it on grilled chicken thighs or lamb chops. This recipe is perfect after you've grilled dinner and the fire has mellowed—don't let those coals go to waste! Your reward is this easy, smoky dip.<p>August …

Recipes

Authentic guacamole recipe, approved by Wahaca experts

This wonderful guacamole recipe comes from chef Thomasina Miers, the co-founder of Wahaca, the chain of Mexican restaurants.<p>Guacamole is the Aztec for 'avocado’ (guac) and 'sauce’ (mole). The secret is to use ripe avocados, and masses of fresh coriander and lime. Season well and eat, knowing that …

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine well.<p>Add oil, egg, vanilla and milk to the …

21 Healthy Spring and Summer Rolls That Are Surprisingly Easy to Make

Ever ordered Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese without getting some hot, crispy spring rolls or fresh, soft summer rolls to start? Didn’t think so. With …

Healthy Eating

Osaka Travel Guide: Sightseeing Tips, Dining, Shopping And More! | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Osaka - Location and Features<p>The heart of Japan’s western Kansai region, the city of <b>Osaka</b> is about 500 kilometers from Tokyo, two and a half hours …

Japan

Exactly How to Burn More Calories on the Treadmill

Follow this workout routine for better results.<p>Melt mega calories: To make those three words happen, you need one thing—to get your heart rate up, up, up! But there's an art to doing so without over-exhausting yourself in the process—and we outlined it for you in the workout below.<p>"The higher …

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) Any Which Way

We think of sandwiches, granola bars, and muffins as great on-the-go snacks. But rice? In most cities in the U.S., you'd be hard-pressed to find a commuter snacking on rice (unless it's puffed and in the form of a cereal bar).<p>The same is not true in Japan, where they understand the importance of …

Memorize This One-Bowl Cake Recipe (Then Make It Your Own)

Who doesn’t need an easy little cake to nibble with a cup of tea?<p>You can frost this one with chocolate or use it to make an easy layer cake, shortcake, or trifle... or splash with juice, syrup, or liqueurs and top with whipped cream and fruit. Or simply add flavorful seeds—poppy, toasted sesame, …

Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

about 24 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>June 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 1/2tcups bittersweet chocolate chips (about 9 ounces), divided<p>3 large egg whites, room temperature<p>2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided<p>1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>1/4 …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

17 Sheet-Pan Dinners (and Desserts) That'll Make Clean-Up a Breeze

These sheet-pan dinners are easy to make—and even easier to clean up.<p><b>We're looking for three qualities</b> in our weeknight dinners: quick, delicious, and easy. And "easy" means both simple to make <i>and</i> to clean up. The solution? Dinners that require only one sheet-pan to make. Here are some recipes that …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 20 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Looking for a go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Try this one on for size.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>3/4 cup …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

Cooking

10 of Clara's Favorite Make-Ahead Meals

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon, and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p>Now that Clara has started mixing muffins, cookies, and biscuits, it's high time she upped her game by …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Rolls at Home

<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: If there's anyone who can make a mean cinnamon roll, it's Top With Cinnamon's Izy Hossack. Follow her recipe and you'll have the perfect holiday</i> …

Banana–Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

16 Servings<p>This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>CAKE<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Baked Ziti

Before I begin with this recipe tutorial, I must make an important disclosure:<p><i>I did not use ziti to make this Baked Ziti.</i><p>I used Mostaciolli.<p>I’m truly …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Top ten refreshing summer recipes for a heatwave

With highs of 25C predicted this weekend, the last thing you want to be eating is hot and heavy food. Here are a selection of the Telegraph's lighter dishes for you to try instead<p>The weather is sizzling, and all across Britain the ice creams vans are out. Whether you're entertaining guests in the …

Recipes

How to Make Red Bean Ice Cream from Scratch

<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: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is placing the long-neglected red bean where it has always belonged: in ice cream.</i><p>When it comes to Asian sweets, red bean …