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Blistered Edamame

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>C'mon, who doesn't love edamame? Consider this recipe the adults-only version; sautéed, spicy, and highly snackable.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 10-oz. package frozen edamame (thawed and patted dry)<p>2 dried chiles de árbol<p>3 …

15 Small Backyard Ideas To Create a Charming Hideaway

Most homeowners know that buying a property often comes along with certain amount of compromise. For some, this means making peace with a cozy yard …

Landscaping

Make Your Weekday Mornings Easier: Make Muffin-Tin Eggs

A Pinterest-worthy egg breakfast that's easy enough to make on a weekday.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

10 Easy, Low-Budget Ways to Improve Any Kitchen (Even a Rental!)

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p>I'm always so inspired by dream kitchens like this cottage kitchen in Maine or any one of these gorgeous, glamorous spaces. …

Before & After: Washi Switch Plates

Light switch plates aren't something I give much thought to. Until I see a really cute one. Mari, who blogs at Crab + Fish, used washi tape (the …

Kitchen Project: Cheri Shows Us How To Paint Ugly Laminate Kitchen Countertops

A few years ago we ran a series called February Jumpstart, where readers did a cool project in their kitchen and showed us the results. We were just …

8 Scotchtails to Celebrate Burns Night

Scotch and haggis lovers should rejoice because this Sunday is Burns Night.<p>Scotch and haggis lovers should rejoice because this Sunday is Burns …

Recipe: Lemongrass, Lime & Thai Basil Mojito

First, make the lemongrass simple syrup. Chop the lemongrass stalks into 1-inch pieces, and bruise using a mortar and pestle. Place them in a pot …

15 Ideas for Removable, DIY Kitchen Backsplashes

(Image credit: Nicole Block)<p>Having lived in rentals all my adult life, I feel comfortable generalizing that the kitchen is the most generic, bland, …

Best Summer Trips 2014

Travel Photography

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

12 Essential Photoshop Skills Every Photographer Should Know (With Video)

<i>“…If you’re saying in your head, ‘Oh, I’ll just fix that later in Photoshop,” stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.” –Zack</i> …

Tutorials

6 Wonderful Places To Enjoy The Outdoors Around Los Angeles

<i>Here's our list of ways to feel like you're a million miles from the city, even if you're right in the middle of it or just a short drive away. Let</i> …

Full-size Watermelon Jell-O Shots

Here’s something really impressive to try for the Independence Day party you’re throwing: Fill an entire watermelon with Jell-o and vodka! You’ll …

Power a Car Diagnostics System with a Raspberry Pi

Every newer car has a OBD port where you can access real time data from all your car's sensors. DIYer studio CowFish wanted live access to this data, …

The Ultimate List Of 'Bang For Your Buck' Los Angeles Restaurants

Somewhere between dirt cheap eats and once-in-a splurging there's a sweet spot where the quality and quantity of the food match the amount of money …

63 Incredibly cozy and inspiring window seat ideas

1 Kindesign’s collection of <b>63 Incredibly cozy and inspiring window seat ideas</b> will help inspire your search for the perfect ideas on designing your …

The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

<i>One of the best things about living in L.A. is that we've got some of the best chefs out there grilling up some badass burgers. There's nothing more</i> …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

22 Rainy Day Recipes for Summer

22 recipes for a rainy summer day, from pasta with pesto to seafood soup.<p><b>Even in summer, we want to feel cozy on a rainy, somewhat chilly day.</b> Now, "cozy" doesn't mean the same thing in the summertime as it does in the winter; it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. So we're turning to …

Butter-Basted Salmon with Hazelnut Relish

4 Servings<p>Cooking the salmon skin side down maximizes its crispy potential; brown butter carries nutty flavor into the flesh.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>1 garlic clove, chopped<p>1 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>½ cup (packed) fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves …

Seafood

40 Spinach Recipes to Make You Stronger than Popeye

40 spinach recipes that we love, from a sauté to green juice<p><b>Run through a juicer, folded into party dip</b>, or served in an updated salad, the original “leafy green” shows us its muscles (and its versatility). Here are 40 great spinach recipes.

Cooking

Summer Salads Demand Perfect Dressings, and Dressings Depend on the Lettuce

When local lettuces rear their heads, it's time to make summer salads—with a dressing perfectly appropriate for the greens. Here's how, with 4 recipes<p>Early last month, when the earth had warmed up but the air was still cool, we scattered tiny lettuce seeds in our gardens. Now we’re harvesting the …

40 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning Photo Editing

<b>Photoshop</b> can be an invaluable tool to a photographer, regardless of whether you are looking to do subtle touchups or more involved photo editing and …

What the Internet Looked Like Pre-Drupal, WordPress & Joomla

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for</i> <i>Rackspace Digital</i><i>, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Putting together a recent comparison infographic of WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! got me thinking about what the Internet looked like before open source content management …

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

Foam Tropical Wind Sock

Shares 0<p>Create a cute tropical windsock out of foam to remind your family of fun times at the beach. Follow the instructions exactly or use your …

Design Dilemma: Another Look at Small Space Living

There’s been A LOT of talk of small space living these days. In fact, “micro apartments” have gotten a lot of buzz in places like Boston, San …

Interior Design

Design Dilemma: A New Take on Gray in Taiwan

Sophisticated, neutral, tranquil and never garish, gray has become a go-to color for designers aiming to please picky clients… And truth be told, …