Lynda Bonnette

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Fall Menus

Enjoy a comforting, cool-weather menu of savory sausage pie served alongside a salad of fall greens. For dessert, try simple, homemade chocolate pudding.<p><b>salad</b><br>Autumn Greens with Cider Vinaigrette<b><br>main</b><br>Pear and Sausage Pie<b><br>dessert</b><br>Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream<br>Serves 4

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Around the World in 25 Pancake Recipes

Pancakes, we sure do love ’em whether they’re savory or stacked sky high. What makes them even better, and even <i>more</i> intriguing is the sheer number of regional varieties that exist and just how far back they go in our civilization’s history. (We’re talking, all the way back to prehistoric days — so …

It's official! The season's 'IT' colors revealed

It's official! The season's 'IT' colors revealed<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>It's official, the hottest colors are in according to the Pantone Color …

15 Excellent Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant. Folks either seem to love it or hate it. If you happen to fall in the latter camp and your CSA box comes loaded with the stuff, what’re you to do? Reach for this roundup! Beyond the usual eggplant Parmesan, this collection features 15 unique recipes that are bound to sway you in favor of …

Download Detour for Your Next Staycation

One of the founders of Groupon has turned his sights to changing how we explore. Andrew Mason wants to update, socialize and gamify the city walking tour. His new Detour mobile app brings GPS-based neighborhood walking tours to your iPhone earbuds and is launching this fall in the Bay Area, with …

Travel the World With 15 International Gelato Recipes

Floating in the clouds, inhaling the Mediterranean Sea, walking the bustling streets of Paris — that all sounds good to us! We are used to getting sucked into a wave of wanderlust from time to time (it’s all your fault, Instagram!), and sometimes the only thing that can feed our hunger for travel …

20 Super Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Keeping the kitchen organized is a difficult task because… well, we have better things to do. And with the kitchen being the life of the home party, it automatically makes it the proverbial dumping ground. Bills, homework, the last granola bar and your lost pair of earbuds can probably be found on …

10 Spa Treatments From Around the World (That You Can Do at Home!)

Who doesn’t love a spa day? The pampering, the relaxing music, the comfy robes… it’s your reward for working so hard! And there’s really no limit to the types of treatments you can receive, especially if you’re willing to travel the world to destination spas. But if you don’t have the fat stacks of …

Skirt Garter Clip for Lady Cyclists

Love wearing skirts and riding bikes? Me too, but keeping it classy and not flashing the whole world can be a problem in this equation.<p>Check out this awesome little solution from Etsy seller Bird Industries.<p>Think you already have these materials lying around at home? Try making your own by …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Make Your Dad a Bow Tie in Under 30 Minutes!

Summer is right around the corner. And you know what that means? Father’s Day is also around the corner. We’ve started to think about dear old Dad (and the dear <i>young</i> dads out there, too!), and we’ve got loads of gift ideas to share with you. Among them is a DIY that will make him feel extra special …

You Can Grill That? 12 Unexpected Grill Recipes

Grilling season is here! And we’re all about putting just about anything on the barbie we can dream up. As it turns out, so are a lot of our fellow foodies. Here are a dozen things you never knew you could grill.<p>1. Cinnamon Orange Vanilla Grilled French Toast: Yum. For real. This vegan french toast …

How to Hack a Vintage Blouse into a Work-Ready Top

Make a vintage blouse more wearable by snipping off the arms and adding some flair with an ascot bow. Refreshing your work wardrobe was never so easy (+ cheap!).<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>long sleeve button up<br>• scissors<br>• Sewing Machine<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on <br>A Beautiful Mess

30 Shoppable Looks We Stole from Mad Men

We know you’re all lamenting over the mid-season finale of <i>Mad Men</i>. To help you cope, we put together a lookalike guide so you can channel your favorite femmes-du-jour. Seeing as it’s celebrated as one of the most historically accurate shows for visual style, who can help but lust after these …

12 Yummy Recipes You’ll Never Believe Were Made With Cornmeal

When you hear “cornmeal,” chances are cornbread and corn muffins come to mind. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good corn muffin, but sometimes we want more. More variety, more flavor, more cooking creativity. We’ve told you about the many ways to cook with fresh corn, and now we’re bringing you a …

Nectarine Recipes: 20 Ways to Get Your Stone Fruit Fix

Nectarines: So seasonal, so summery, but most of all? <i>So versatile!</i> That’s right! Even though they’re only at their most flavorful peak for a couple of months, there’s more than a few ways to enjoy this superb stone fruit. When you’ve got a sweet tooth to satisfy, nectarines make some of the most …

UPDATED: Where to Get Brunch on Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to indulge in a leisurely brunch (or crawfish boil) this weekend? Plenty of restaurants are serving up everything from Benedicts to boozy …

20 Ways to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Chia seeds are an awesome superfood that pack a serious punch. Don’t let their little size fool you. Chia seeds are high in protein, high in fiber and are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (hello, glowing skin!). They are like little sponges, they absorb 10 times their weight in water, …

Revamp Any Old Chair With These DIY Seat Cushions

When it comes to summer, we’re all about taking our parties, dinners and other get-togethers outside. But we’re also into staying comfy when we’re in our backyards, on our porches or in the courtyard here at Brit HQ. Enter the art of the quick and easy seat cushion! We’ve teamed up with Velcro …

Kids' Favorite Cupcakes

Kids will get a kick out of these cute and cleverly decorated creations. The following 21 cupcakes are decorated with insects and animals as well as a few scary and creepy designs.

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Ace the Technique for Toasting Quinoa by Dinnertime

The trick to pulling that natural nutty flavor out of quinoa? Toast it first! Add it to an oiled saucepan with garlic, then add in your cooking liquid like normal.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>uncooked quinoa, rinsed ( 1 cup )<br>• garlic cloves, minced ( 3 )<br>• toasted sesame oil ( 1/2 T )<br>• olive oil ( 1/2 T …

These Are the Fluffiest Waffles You'll Ever Eat

The secret? From-scratch dough, of course. Let Deb from Smitten Kitchen school you on your new breakfast essential.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>warm water (about 105 to 110 degrees, so not too hot) ( 1/2 cup )<br>• active dry yeast ( 1 packet )<br>• milk, warmed (again, not too hot) ( 2 cups )<br>• unsalted butter, …

29 Totally “Raw”some No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Have you ventured into the realm of raw food yet? It might sound like a scary place, but if you take a closer look, you’ll find lasagna made out of zucchini, “cheese” made out of nuts and cold soup galore. It can be a delicious adventure, especially on the sweeter side of things. Raw desserts are a …

25 Refreshing Iced Teas for Sunny Sipping

Start trading in your coffee mugs for iced drinks, people. When the mercury starts to rise, iced tea is the way to go! After you’ve infused your tea with fruit, fresh herbs and natural sweetener, you’ll have a bunch of awesome drink options that are just as delicious as those $6 whatever-accinos. …

We Bet You've Never Used Blueberries Like This Before!

We’re dying to try this skewer recipe that marinades chicken in a blueberry salsa. These bloggers suggest serving it over a bed of coconut rice: sound crazy, or crazy good?<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( 4 )<br>• salt ( 1 teaspoon )<br>• pepper ( 1 teaspoon )<br>• fresh blueberries ( 1 …

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

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Peeling and Deveining Shrimp

Nothing beats fresh shrimp in your favorite seafood dishes. Learn the technique for peeling and deveining shrimp in a flash. Facts About Shrimp<p>You …

Are DC’s Labyrinths a Path to Inner Peace?

Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has a single path leading to its center and back out—there’s just one way to go, with no decisions to make about which way …

You Won't Regret Adding Blueberries to Your Ice Cream

So over blueberry muffins? Add the bold berry to your ice cream instead! Its a tart treat that pairs best with a creamy vanilla base.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>whole milk ( 1 1/2 cups )<br>• heavy cream ( 1 1/2 cups )<br>• sugar ( 3/4 cups )<br>• large egg yolks ( 4 )<br>• vanilla bean, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( 1 …

6 Hair Products You Should Always + Never DIY

Whether you’re bent on creating an organic alternative to harsh hair products or you simply like the personal touch of making your own, the hunt for the perfect DIY hair product recipe can be extremely overwhelming. There’s no shortage of tutorials out there in the Pin-iverse, and that makes it …