Kristy Hitesman

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A Cookie a Day: Punchy Pistachio Millionaire's Shortbread

Millionaire's shortbread—the bar cookie of shortbread topped with layers of caramel and chocolate—is one of those awesome things that often suffers from shortcuts.<p>The shortbread, that oh-so-simple mix of butter, sugar, and flour, can turn out tough and greasy when not handled with care. The …

31 Delicious Things To Bake This Holiday Season

Think of it as a holiday bake-it list.

Ok, Can We All Start Baking with Cranberries Now? | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

For a cake that's just as surprising as it is delicious, go for this pudding cake. You simmer cranberries with maple syrup and orange peel, then pour …

8 Easy Thanksgiving Desserts Using 5 Ingredients or Fewer

If you’re on a last-minute mission to find simple-yet-spectacular dishes for your Thanksgiving dessert spread, then you’re in luck! We searched the …

Dessert

101 Homemade Holiday Gifts

Not sure where to start your Christmas shopping? Look no further than your own home – you probably have at hand most of the supplies you need to make …

Diy

5<p>4.9<p>8<p>en_US<p>article<p>DIY eco-green gift tags made with natural bay leaves and recycled cardboard. Simple, nice & …

How-To: Pinecone Owls

Whooooo’s got crafty kids? Keep little hands occupied this holiday season with this fun and adorable tutorial and free printable pinecone owls template from Lia Griffith!<p>I just love those little felt faces! Predictably, the especially cranky-looking one is my favorite.

Wood Butter

Gift Ideas for Grandparents That Solve The Grandparent Gift Dilemma

Shares 11K<p>If your family is anything like mine, gift ideas for grandparents can be tricky. It’s hard sometimes to find just the right thing. I’m …

Grandparents

5 Edible Holiday Gifts To Start Making NOW

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Hot and Sweet Mustard | <i>Photo: Hirsheimer and Hamilton</i><p>Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays? If so, you know that a lot of these gifts, especially the ones in jars, cans, and bottles, take a few weeks to make, infuse, and …

Cooking

27 Cheap And Easy Gifts To Make With Kiddos

Thrifty homemade gifts that are good for the environment and keep children entertained? 'Tis the season.

Wall Art

Featured Collection: Dinner Parties

<i>Today: We're getting some ideas for summer entertaining, thanks to</i> <i>Dinner Parties by kimikoftokyo.</i><p>You've been making some beautiful collections, and we want to share them with the world! So twice a month, we'll pick a collection -- full of products, articles, and recipes -- that inspires us, and …

Garlicky Oven-Roasted Green Bean Salad With Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese

Roasted green beans transition easily to this room temperature salad, maintaining their crunch beneath a balsamic vinaigrette. Finished with blue cheese and hazelnuts, it's a simple dish with showy results and makes an excellent counterpart to roasted meats.<p>You can make the beans in advance, just …

Miso-Charred Mushrooms and Black Rice Salad

I can't help it. I am addicted to self-improvement. At least in January, I can get away with it more easily when the rest of the world joins in. New year, new us.<p>I specialize in French recipes, as you know, and sometimes, those can be pretty not self-improving. I do, quite happily, fall prey to a …

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

Oven-roasted carrots get their caramelized sweetness from honey, balanced by a tangy dose of vinegar and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. When tossed with feta, the result is a refreshing, salty, and multi-textural alternative to staid or overly sweet vegetable preparations.<p>While wholly unnecessary, if …

Pizza 101: Pizza Dough Recipe & Podcast on Making Pizza in a Wood Burning Oven

The pizza dough recipe from our weekly pizza nights & cooking classes!<p>It's super easy and comes out perfect every time. The addition of milk, beer …

30 Things Only Dog Owners Understand

As someone who's volunteered in animal rescue for over 10 years -- and has been a foster and adoptive parent to lots of dogs over the years -- I feel like I'm constantly reminded of how dogs bring alive the Third Metric values of well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. They bring us joy. They keep …

Animal Rescue

Flavored Butters

Shares 310K<p><b>Flavored Butters</b> are so easy to make and make a wonderful gift. They taste delicious too!<p>One of my favorite things about the holidays is …

Dessert

The Science of Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What to Share and Whom to Trust

Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>…

Research

A Guide to the Best Times to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Do you post social-media updates when your audience has the highest chance of seeing them, or just whenever you think of it or happen to have a free minute?<p>If you aren't posting to a social media site when most of your audience members are on it, all that …

Infographics

DIY: Hanging Easter Posies

In celebration of that time of year when one gets to indulge with abandon in bunnies, chicks, and all things “cute, pretty, and pastel,” my children …

10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters

Bring your gardening to new heights with an elevated planter box. “Why,” you ask, “a garden box on legs?”<p>There are several benefits to an elevated …

Star

Latest<p>Get Ready for the 'Dragon Ball Z' Fusion Dance Funko Pop Two-Pack Exclusive<p>Dragon Ball Z 03/30/2018 11:54 am<p>Dragon Ball Z<p>CB Box to Include …

DC Comics

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Ricotta

How to Make a Bouncy Ball

How to Make a Bouncy Ball<p>Author: Desiree Campbell @the36thavenue<p>Ingredients<p>½ Cup Warm Water<br>• 1 Tb Borax<br>• 1 Tb of Cornstarch<br>• 2 Tb White Liquid Glue<br>• Food …

DIY Painted Canvas Floorcloth

This spring I decided to tackle the dingy entryway of our 1910 row house in Brooklyn. As you can see, the floors are covered in what I would call …

Bacon- and Gouda-Stuffed Meatloaf With Tomato Marmalade and Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: The meat tastes wonderful the next day, sliced and tucked into crusty bread with a wisp of mayonnaise and a dollop of tomato relish.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the …

Grilled New York Steak with a Cherry Port Compote

Hi Guys! Lets talk steaks! I’m not a huge steak eater…well, that’s not entirely true. I do love me a deliciously cooked steak. Medium-rare for me …

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast