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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, …

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This Buttery, Too-Darn-Easy Pound Cake Breaks All the Cake Rules

No—I did not invent a recipe for making an excellent pound cake in a food processor. But I know a good thing when I see it, and I saw this good thing in America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book <i>The Perfect Cake</i>. It was simply called “Pound Cake.” Talk about burying the lead!<p>I immediately noticed that it …

Dessert

Our Favorite Travel Gear of All Time

The <i>Outside</i> staff is always on the move. We consider ourselves professionals when it comes to packing for grand adventures, and we all agree that outdoor gear makes the best travel gear. I polled the staff for their favorite travel products of all time. Here’s what they had to say.<p>Evoc Bike Travel …

Backpacking

Barack Obama Recommended 5 Books On Facebook & It's A Heavy Summer Reading List

It's always good to hear from President Obama, especially when he's got reading suggestions to share. Barack Obama recommended six books on Facebook …

Books

This Cold Noodle Situation Is the Only Pasta Salad Any Picnic Actually Wants

By Emily Schultz<p>Catch me at every picnic with this silky, crunchy, zingy cold noodle salad (and my own folding chair).<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>In a recent <i>Bon Appétit</i> ideas meeting, we got on the subject of how lame …

Cooking

Mighty Girl Picture Books About Kindness and Empathy

A Mighty Girl's top picks of empathy-building picture books for kids!Many parents find themselves worrying about the state of the world today: it …

40 outdoor spots all Bay Area kids should visit before growing up

How many of these places have you been to?<p>After the end-of-season burst of rain, the waterfalls are roaring, the grassy hills are glowing fluorescent green and wildflowers are blooming in profusion around the Bay Area.<p>Now, the weekend forecast calls for gorgeous spring weather, with sunny skies and …

The Best Kids Gear of 2018

The days of cheapo kids gear are over. Hook the little ones up with the same kit mom and dad have.<b>Hydro Flask</b><b></b> 12 oz. Kids Wide Mouth<b>Our take</b> Kids …

Backpacking

26 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

Cooking

5 Vegan Soup Recipes So Good Staunch Carnivores Will Lick Their Bowls Clean

Although the calendar says it's officially spring, the weather certainly indicates otherwise. Our colleagues on the East Coast are enduring a …

8 Delicious Sheet Cake Recipes to Welcome Spring

Single layers have never looked and tasted so good.<p>Cake makes everything better—it’s just a fact. When you’re in a pinch and tasked with entertaining …

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

San Francisco

9 trails that every Bay Area hiker needs to check off the to-do list

While many head to San Francisco to visit its top-notch restaurants and cocktail lounges, others who live in the city are eager to get out of town on weekends to enjoy nature.<p>The beauty of living in this area is that you don't have to travel to all the way to the mountains of Tahoe or Yosemite to …

Instant Pot Chickpea Cauliflower Korma

Today's recipe is a fantastic mash-up of sorts. It's an Insta-friendly riff on the Chickpea Cauliflower Korma recipe in Jennifer Iserloh's The …

Cooking

Ditch the traditional Bunk Beds for these 10 fresh ideas!

Bunk beds! The most fun sleepover or shared young sibling bedroom furniture in the world, but there are some really spectacular designs being …

Chuck E. Cheeses for adults? SF's activity bars are all the rage

With the opening of the game-packed Emporium Bar Arcade this month in San Francisco, the Bay Area is getting yet another bar where drinks and conversation are just a small part of the experience.<p>Emporium will feature over 50 arcade games, plus tabletop games like foosball, Skee-Ball and air hockey …

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7 Mouthwatering Garlic Mashed Potato Recipes Just in Time for the Holidays

'Tis the season for carbs, slow cookers, and instant pots. But let's get the hard part out of the way first. Before you click away and shun me …

This Pound Cake Destroys My Self-Control

By Elaheh Nozari<p>Seriously: Leave me alone with this pound cake and things are going to get real ugly.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the pound cake recipe that commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't</i> …

This Easy Pecan Pie Has a Brownie Bottom Instead of Crust

Tasked with making dessert for Thanksgiving? If you're pie-making skills are a little rough, don't worry — this forgiving recipe is just what you …

15 Gifts for People Who Love Camping

Boots Made for Trekking<p><i>Eddie Bauer Men's K-8 Boot, $240</i><p>Yes, these boots are built for the trails with waterproof full-grain leather, moisture-wicking …

Outdoors

Corn Pudding Is the Easy Side Your Thanksgiving Needs

Baked Corn Pudding Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>Unsalted butter, for greasing the baking dish <br>3 tablespoons all-purpose flour <br>3 tablespoons cornmeal <br>2 …

Kitchen of the Week: A Closeup of Jess Thomas’s Crowd-Pleasing Brooklyn Kitchen

As we try to fathom the fact that it’s already November, we’re revisiting our most popular post of last month, architect Jess Thomas and …

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

Northern California

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

Adventure<p>These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new …

Hiking

10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings

Choosing a paint color can be overwhelming. Yet, for all of the thousands of colors out there, a handful have become revered go-tos that we see used …

The best hiking trails near 12 U.S. cities

Get outside before winter hits<p>Autumn is in full swing throughout the U.S., and the cooler weather is a welcome change from the hot days of summer. It’s an ideal time to be outside, whether you’re enjoying the fall foliage or perusing a botanical garden or sculpture park.<p>But just because you live in …

I Bet Making One Of These 15 Soups Will Cheer You Up

It's that time of the year.

15 small yards with some big ideas to copy

Small patios are nothing to bemoan, as they offer amazing scope for transformation, just like any far larger garden and landscape architects are …

Landscaping

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking