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This Laundry Soap Has Saved Me Hundreds on Dry Cleaning Charges

In the words of the theme song to <i>Cheers</i>, “Making your way in the world today, takes everything you’ve got.” And, if you’re a woman with a …

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

By Jenny Rosenstratch<p>It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Eight ways parents can teach teens to be honest

My friend Jess stopped in her tracks outside her daughter’s bedroom door. Anna was on the phone, telling her eighth-grade classmate Julia that she had spent the day with her boyfriend. Jess knew that Anna had been with her, sorting through outgrown clothes and watching reruns of “Modern Family.”<p>As …

Parenting

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heat oven to 375°. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Combine butter, both sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat …

Baking

7 Must-Have Wines from a Royal Wine Adviser

Reigning British critic Jancis Robinson, a wine adviser to the queen, has influenced world opinion for almost 40 years. Here, seven bottles she loves.<p>…

9 Make-Ahead Snacks for School Lunches

A stick of string cheese and some apple slices are a fine school snack. But if your kid is discerning, you'll have to do better. These homemade …

3 Luxe Cognacs That Are Worthy of Their Price Tags

As with many luxury products, there’s Cognac and then, sir, there is Cognac.<p>As with many luxury products, there’s Cognac and then, sir, there is …