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The Best Instagram Filters for Every Beauty Complaint

The holidays should officially be known as the season of picture-taking. It’s the time of year that it’s acceptable (and expected) that we have our …

cranberry-orange breakfast buns

When my husband had a bit of, uh, <i>bonus awesome free time</i> on his hands this summer, he got into the curious habit of running while not being chased*, …

All the Best Advice for Better Pie Crust—in One Place

Before pie ever gets to the table, there are questions to ask yourself: What kind of filling, what type of topping, and, um, how do I make a good crust? Butter or shortening—or oil or lard? Can you make a good gluten-free pie? Or one for the person who's sick of the usual crust? And then there's …

apple cider doughnuts

I have never met a variety of deep-fried dough I didn’t like. Yet, given that most doughy fried items out there are rather mediocre* — say, the chain …

Review: Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 makes boring photos beautiful, for a modest price

Great photographers are made, not born, and even the best photographers have plenty of unimpressive shots in their collections. But in the age of digital photography, it’s possible to create a <i>great photograph</i> without being a <i>great photographer</i>. You can even accomplish this days after snapping your …

Yes, There Are Sparkling Red Wines That Taste Good

<i>Sparkling red wine—make that</i> good <i>sparkling red wine—is the wine world's best-kept secret.</i><p>When I was in college I had a roommate whom I loved dearly, but who had incredibly different taste from me. I whipped cream by hand while she bought a tub of Cool Whip. I drank red wine while she drank fruity …

Pink Heart Sandwich Cookies

The pink hearts are made from a sugar-cookie dough; the chocolate hearts are a little denser. What holds these charming sandwich cookies together is a filling that will remind you of an Oreo. It's creamy, but granulated sugar gives it a tender crunch. (This is the corrected version of this recipe.)

How to Make Your Best-Ever Smoothie

The best morning smoothie is one that takes almost no time at all to put together. Here's how it's done, from flavors and textures to ways to avoid breaking your blender.<p>There's always time to have breakfast in the morning if that breakfast is a smoothie. In no more than five to ten minutes, a …

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Consider this a two-ingredient tart. Besides the plums and pastry, we bet you have everything else on hand.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions<p>1 …

Make These Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches, Because You're Worth It

If ice cream is the official sweet of summer, pie ranks as a close second. Luckily, you don't <i>have</i> to rank pie and ice cream, and you can eat them together. As everyone knows, pie à la mode takes pie to new heights.<p>And, as everyone's about to know, pie ice cream sandwiches take both desserts to …

Pizza-Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Imagine this: It's a quiet morning. The coffee is brewing. No one has rifled through the paper yet. And the sweet smell of cinnamon sugar fills your kitchen. Sounds divine, right?<p>Make that scenario a reality with our recipe for pizza-dough cinnamon rolls. By using store-bought dough instead of …

Lessons in Biscuit-Making from a Seasoned Baker

Carrie Morey knows a few things about biscuitry<p>For the past few years, I’ve subscribed to a straightforward biscuit-making method, learned from a pastry chef friend. (Sorry, Grandma!) First, I put a stick of butter in the coldest corner of the freezer. When I wake up the next morning, I grate that …

Cover Up! Concealer Basics To The Rescue

Concealer is everybody’s friend. We’ve yet to meet a person who couldn’t benefit from a dab here and there. It brightens up the complexion and …

And the Coolest Coachella Hairstyle Belongs to ...

Leave it to Kate Bosworth to stand out among a sea of flower crowns and pastel dye jobs. For the first weekend of Coachella, the actress styled her …

Hairstyling

A peek at our rope towel holders at the lake house! (Found on #etsy )

Building the Perfect Cheeseburger

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know</i> why <i>you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: How to make the perfect cheeseburger, from bun to beef and</i> …

How to Grow an Indoor Kitchen Garden (Starting with Microgreens)

<i>Elizabeth Millard wrote the book on indoor kitchen gardening (literally), and today is sharing her tips for growing microgreens, which are easy to maintain (and delicious).</i><p>Have you found yourself wishing for a bountiful indoor garden that grows vegetables, fruits, and the occasional herb for all …

Roast Chicken Will Never Be the Same

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: A better version of 1960s-style "sticky chicken."</i><p>This recipe is a much-needed update on something called "sticky chicken," a 1960s concotion in which apricot jam, Russian dressing, and onion …

All the Products You Need to Embrace Your Natural Curls

As most curly girls know, a head full of ringlets can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, you have enviable bounce and volume, but when …

Cheese Ball with Pecans and Dried Cranberries

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: Exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A gift for a neighbor, a party snack, and an excuse to bring the retro cheese ball back.</i><p>I open …

Remembering: Visions of Sugarplums

When I was a child I was given a cookbook filled with recipes appropriate for a youngster of eight. That at least was what the book said. Included, however, were instructions for flipping crepes in hot skillets, beating batters with electric hand mixers, and heating sugar to the hard-ball stage …

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Up Your Beauty Game! These Are the Beauty Experts to Follow on Instagram

They’re the masterminds behind the hair and makeup looks you’ll find on red carpets, editorials, and on the runways that act as the barometer for the …

The Perfect Family Book List

For the holidays, critic Alan Cheuse is making up a list of books to give to each of his family members. Only the best of 2014 for them. Here are his picks.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>We're going to do some last-minute shopping with our book critic Alan Cheuse. Needless to say, his friends and …

A Chef’s Life: Recipe for Sausage Balls

Recipes

Here's How You Made Our Salted Butter Apple Galette

Our readers take some pretty amazing food photos—these Instagram shots of our salted butter apple galette prove it.<p><b>When it comes to Instagram-worthy food pictures</b>, you, dear readers, have a knack. We already knew you took great shots (thanks #bareaders!), but nothing—and we mean nothing—could have …

Whip it Real Good: How to Make Whipped Cream at Home

Making homemade whipped cream is easy—just don't make these common mistakes!<p>We love whipped cream. Is there any dessert that a dollop of this creamy, dreamy stuff can't improve? But here's what we love even more than whipped cream: <i>Homemade</i> whipped cream. Sure, the aerosol can stuff is good for …

Our Best Edible Holiday Gift + a Giveaway!

<i>Today: Holiday gift giving can be overwhelming. Preserve your sanity -- and your lemons -- with a simple yet showstopping recipe.</i><p><i>Update: Congratulations to Richard Gervase for winning a set of jars -- we're looking forward to hearing his recipe for Italian plum brandy!</i><p>Growing up, my family had a …

Mixed Berry Cobbler

8 Servings<p>This berry cobbler recipe is stabilized with cornstarch—it helps the fruit juices thicken as it bakes.<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Filling<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>7 cups (1 3/4-2 pounds) mixed fresh berries (use no more than 1 1/2 cups strawberries; halved if large)<p>Dough<p>1 1/2 …

Best deals of the week: Adobe KnowHow, Active Wrap phones, ilumi Smartbulb, more [Deals]

It’s been another busy week at Cult of Mac Deals. There are a ton of killer deals being offered right now, and it’s easy to miss some of the ones we’ve written about.<p>Today we highlight some of the best we have right now. You can always go to the Cult of Mac Deals page to learn about all the deals …