LaShondra Rachelle Smith

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Overhyped Beauty Products That Are Worth The Hype

As a beauty connoisseur, my shopping excursions are usually dedicated to finding the "perfect product" for my regimen. I enjoy wearing a full face, but I have oily skin, which means it takes a lot of spackle for this girl's face to look presentable when I leave the house.<p>I conduct heavy research …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing in a Jar

<i>Every Friday on Food52, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Tara O'Brady from Seven Spoons makes homemade ranch dressing in just three simple steps: mix, shake, and stir.</i><p>I have personal rules when it comes to …

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

Stocking the Broke Kitchen for Under $100

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Tips for stocking a broke kitchen, from pantry essentials to produce, all for under</i> …

Personal Finance

Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<br>• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 bone-in chicken thighs<br>• 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil<br>• 3/4 cup water<br>• 4 cloves …

Chinese Beef and Broccoli Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>45 minutes<p>An easy recipe for Chinese Beef and Broccoli – quick …

Chipotle Salsa Baked Chicken Recipe

Dear restaurant chain by the same name, thank you for making <i>chipotle</i> a household word! (And for helping to teach people how to say it correctly—”chee …

Cooking

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

As most of you saw, my family has had visitors the past few days! Kate and her kiddos drove away today and now it’s back to normal life and normal …

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

June 5, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are light and fluffy pancakes studded with lemon zest and poppy seeds. All you need is</i> …

3 Cocktails Worthy Of A Celebratory Mad Men Marathon

<b>UPDATE</b>: This story was originally published on March 31.<p>The <i>Mad Men</i> hiatus has been rough on all of us (most especially John Hamm's, er, manhood), but …

Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail

Do you love raspberry lemonade as much as I do? This next cocktail is so sweet, tart and sparkling! It's perfect for a party too. Here's how it's …

Spoon Fork Bacon -

Jenny and I are both pretty into cheesy things. So when we were thinking about Cinco De Mayo coming up it was an obvious choice that we had to make …

Food Pairing: Piper-Heidsieck Champagne & Raspberry Popsicles!

It is always good times when champagne is involved. Whether you are celebrating your wedding, a birthday, or you just feel like having a glass for no …

Ice Cream

Frozen Thai Iced Coffee

I leave for summer camp tomorrow and I could not be more excited about it.<p>More specifically, I’m leaving on a jet plane early early early (like, …

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

15 Best Backpack Snacks for Road Trips and Plane Rides

School is out, the sun is shining, and it is time to take to the open road! Whether your travels take you near or far this summer, we want to make …

Healthy Eating

Comfort Me with: Rustic Chicken Stew with Tomatoes, Olives, and Red Wine

Welcome to our new column, dubbed "Comfort Me with..." In case you can't tell from the title, the purpose of this space is to share with you the warming, stick-to-your-ribs fare that graces my kitchen table. I'm a vocal advocate for eating hearty food composed of real ingredients, so you'll find a …

This particular combination of rich shiitake mushrooms, chewy baked tofu, and silky cabbage is the perfect little one-bite package: mild at first nibble and then bursting with satisfying umami flavors. GET THE RECIPE: Shiitake Mushroom & Tofu Potstickers - http://www.thekitchn.com/makeahead-amp-freeze-recipe-shiitake-mushroom-amp-tofu-potstickers-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190354