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How to Make Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding

While Magnolia Bakery is known for its <b>Sex and the City</b>-approved cupcakes, it's the bakery's creamy banana pudding that's really its showstopper. If you haven't tried it, trust us — this is going to easily become your new favorite dessert.<p>Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding<p>From <b>The Complete Magnolia</b> …

Sex and the City

Berry scones that are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight

These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways, processing some with flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for even distribution, then pulsing more into …

Afternoon Tea

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Smoothies That Won't Leave You Hungry Before Lunch

When you're rushing to make it out the door on time in the morning, you don't have to skip the most important meal of the day if you take a few minutes to blend up a smoothie. These 18 recipes are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts, and the best part is they won't leave your stomach growling before …

Healthy Eating

Every DIY Idea in This Customized Rental Is Worth Stealing

<b>Name:</b> Mackenzie Schieck with cats Franklin and Louisa <b><br>Location:</b> Seattle, Washington <b><br>Size:</b> 1,000 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 year, renting<p>The trouble …

15 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the podcast options out there, but narrowing down your choices to the titles that will teach you something while …

Upgrade Your Camping Kit with This Wildly Affordable Sleeping Pad

While many campers still favor closed-cell foam, air pads are the new standard in lightweight comfort when it comes to camping. No, they’re not …

15 Interior Design Apps You Need To Download Before Your Reno

These are def going to replace Instagram as your most-used app.<p>There's a million and one things to think about when renovating a house — or even just decorating a room, for that matter. From which wall art to select, to how to level wall hangings, to how to arrange furniture, and which color …

I Switched to Nontoxic Makeup—and Learned Some Alarming Things in the Process

Making the switch over to non-toxic makeup was on my to-do list. The priority level was somewhere between learning how to bake Instagram-worthy cakes …

The Ultimate Berry Crumble Recipe

"I don't tack the word ultimate onto just any recipe. This berry well may be my favorite summer dessert, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart, …

Baking

How to Pack Light and Still Have Everything You Need (Yes, It's Possible)

Hitting the sweet spot between over- and underpacking is one of the trickiest travel lessons of all. Even seasoned travelers can find themselves with …

Slow-Roasted Onion Dip

June 2018<p>4 servings<p>Like the one you make with the packet of soup mix, but with no weird chemicals and 1,000 percent tastier. While most dips like this require you to babysit caramelizing onions on the stovetop for what feels like forever, our (relatively) hands-off version lets the oven do most of …

I Asked One Question -- And The Interview Was Over

Dear Liz,<p>I had a job interview two weeks ago. I was interviewing for an administrative assistant job. I hit it off with the woman who was interviewing me. She’s a lawyer. She’s looking for someone to run her front office.<p>I haven’t worked for a lawyer before but I know I can pick it up.<p>The lawyer …

Employment

Roasted Strawberry-Rhubarb Muffins with Pistachio Streusel

Featuring roasted strawberries and rhubarb, a delicate hint of cardamom, and a crisp pistachio streusel, these tender muffins say “spring” like no …

Mini Blueberry Galettes

Special equipment: a 4 1/2-inch round cutter<p>Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>In a bowl, stir together …

How to Make Whipped Cream with a Mason Jar and Be Everyone's Hero

By Amiel Stanek<p>Because sometimes there are Whipped Cream Emergencies, and you need to be prepared.<p>Okay, okay: I acknowledge that the mere idea that there is such a thing as a “whipped cream emergency” is more than a little absurd—a First World Problem <i>par excellence</i>, about as silly as an “unripe …

Whipped Cream

Yes, you can make great pizza at home without any special equipment

The quest for excellent homemade pizza can sometimes border on obsession. Pizza stones, pizza steels, pizza ovens, rigging your oven to act like a …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

How to make your own iced tea: botanical brews, fresh fruit - and a dash of gin

Take someone up on the offer of a cup of tea, and until recently you’d most likely be served a riff on the classic builder’s brew: a filter paper black tea bag plunked into water, sweetened perhaps with sugar and disguised with a dash of milk (not necessarily in that order).<p>Now, the nation’s …

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

The Prettiest Rhubarb Cake to Make Right Now

Rhubarb comes and goes so fast, I usually only make the tail end of the season. And I <i>always</i> make the same thing: a strawberry rhubarb pie. Now, this …

If I’m Not Great About Flossing, Should I Get a Water Pick?

The dentist-recommended AirFloss Ultra is cordless.<p>If, like me, you saw the news that the effectiveness of flossing was called into question a few …

Queer Eye

This Trader Joe's Breakfast Hack Is Absolutely Brilliant

If you frequently have overnight houseguests or love to host brunch, you probably have a few breakfast tricks up your sleeve. But I think this one …

28 Living Rooms That'll Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

You've got your bedroom looking cozy and the kitchen has been overhauled. Now it's time to turn your attention to the living room. Luckily, the lounge is one of the easiest rooms in the house to redecorate: a lick of paint, a new sofa (or cover) and some cleverly chosen ornaments, throws, and …

Living Rooms

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

Interviewing for your dream job? 4 savvy questions to ask the hiring manager

Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What interests you about this position? Heading into a job …

Employment

How To Build Better Vegetarian Sandwiches

Chef Matthew Cahn schools us on the new rules of veggie sandwiches.<p>Artfully constructed sandwiches are one of the most exciting things happening in food right now. While deli counters have long been beloved for their prosciutto and fried bologna sandwiches, the eggplant-based Phoagie at Philly's …

Cooking

It's Back! 30 Ways to Hack This Beloved IKEA Classic

The MOPPE is one of IKEA's most popular products, and it's not hard to see why: it offers six storage compartments for $16.99, it's made of …

37 Underrated Netflix Hidden Gems You Should Already Be Watching

*bookmarks this post for whenever I'm bored*<p>1. <i>Sing Street</i> (2016): This truly underrated musical follows a teen in Dublin in the '80s as he forms a rock band to impress a girl.<p>—irishpink<p>2. <i>Train to Busan</i> (2016): It’s a Korean film about a zombie virus outbreak, and it's got a huuuuuuuge twist ending. …

The 100 best movies on Amazon Prime right now

The library of movie titles that are available for Prime members is vast and has an impressive mix of old classics and current releases.<p>We get it. You're busy with your life, it's kind of tough to scroll through all the titles. So we did it for you.<p><b>Here are the 100 best movies available right now</b> …