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Rich and Thick Homemade Lemon Curd

• Have a fine mesh strainer ready over a bowl for when the curd is finished, and have the butter cut in pieces and the lemon zest ready. It's always …

Dessert

Gardening 101: Lobelias

Lobelia, <i>Lobelia erinus</i>: “Summer Color”<p>Lobelia is a go-to flower to add showy, delicate blooms to your borders, window boxes, or hanging baskets. This …

So, Let's Make This Bombe-shell of a Cake

It’s a given that we all need a repertoire of easy-to-make cakes and desserts that look and taste like we really know our way around the kitchen—even if the dessert in question is ten times easier than pie, and took just a few minutes to make.<p>But we also need a few holiday showstoppers up our …

Recipes

Spiced Brown Sugar Apple Cake Recipe - Great British Chefs

Karen’s apple cake recipe makes a wonderfully warming sweet treat, with the heady spicing mingling with chunks of sweet apple. This cake can be …

best hot fudge sauce

Over the years, I’ve reduced the sugar a little, replaced the corn syrup with honey and/or golden syrup successfully, and then this last time, I …

The Trick To Smooth, Melty, Austin Diner–Worthy Queso

There’s a difference between the jarred queso I pop into the microwave as guests walk through the door and the ooey, gooey appetizer gracing Tex-Mex restaurant tables. The former usually congeals untouched; the latter, I’m tempted to lick out of the bowl.<p>Great homemade queso takes a little longer …

Make a Better Chicken Stir-Fry with This Pro Tip

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

Have Dinner in Paris with This Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Meanwhile, sear the chicken.<p>Heat the oil in a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet over …

Recipes

This $36 Hair Dryer Cut My Styling Time in Half

I have a ton of hair, so blow-drying it is an exhausting task. I love the way my locks look after I give them a proper blowout, but that can often take over an hour for me. My mom also has a full head of hair, so when she recommended a blow dryer that totally changed her styling routine, I had to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

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July to October means plum time in Britain and Ireland, so it's time to make plum jam. This plum jam recipe has a little ground ginger added in which …

Ginger

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Lard is the fat rendered from pigs. It is a soft fat, unlike tallow with is a harder fat that can be used to make homemade soap. Lard has always been …

Biscuits

Ingenious Ideas for Fitting in a Small Workspace

(Image credit: MKCA)<p>Working from home is kind of the ultimate dream. You can wear your pajamas all day if you want, you never have to pack a lunch …

Josie Maran Moonstone Drops Is a More Magical Version of Her Argan Oil

This is not what you think it is. This is not another prettily pearlescent play for your Instagram hearts. Josie Maran’s Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil is pretty — and pearlescent — but its real magic (for this beauty editor, anyway) lies in the fact that it’s a solid skincare …

Skin Care

Hayao Miyazaki Picks His 50 Favorite Children’s Books

Once upon a time, books served as the de facto refuge of the “physically weak” child. For animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki, above, they offered an …

Books

People Are Obsessed With Hydrangea Cakes and Cupcakes Right Now

They are almost too pretty to eat.<p>There's no denying hydrangeas are one of Mother Nature's most beautiful gifts. And, luckily, these vibrant pink, blue, purple and white flowers have a long blooming season from late spring to early autumn. But if that's still not long enough for you, we have good …

Cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

5 from 4 votes<p>Chocolate Buttercream Frosting<p>Prep Time<p>15 mins<p>The key to ensuring your buttercream comes out fluffy and smooth (rather than dense and …

Movie About Coney Island’s Real-Life Baby Saver Incubates At Nash Entertainment

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Bruce Nash’s Nash Entertainment and Robert Kosberg have teamed with <i>Hacksaw Ridge</i> exec producer James M. Vernon’s MFM and Simon David …

10 genius ways to use every inch of space in your home

Whether you live in a compact one-room home or a large luxurious mansion, you are going to want to get the most out of your space. Remodelling your …

Old Soul: A Revolution-Era Hudson Valley Home Gets an Update from Jersey Ice Cream Co.

Seems to me, if you want a home with personality and character, you can do one of two things: Spend a decade or more sifting through thrift stores …

Hudson Valley

Kitchen of the Week: Skye McAlpine’s London Flat by Jersey Ice Cream Co.

When food writer and photographer Skye McAlpine needed to create a London kitchen worthy of her culinary concoctions, she turned to Tara Mangini and …

Living Rooms

These Cabinet Hacks Seriously Increased My Kitchen Storage

Unless you designed your kitchen from scratch, with a custom layout and cabinets, it's probably not perfect for your needs. But new cabinets can …

Black Hardware: Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Black hardware cabinets Workbook by Westbrook One of the many decisions that you face when you are planning a kitchen design is selecting cabinet …

Expert answers all your kitchen renovation questions

Taking your kitchen from grunge to glam is a cinch with the right know-how. Be it a tweak, refurb or full renovation, pull off your kitchen-improves …

New Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Inspiration

Now that I’m about 95% sure I’m going to change my kitchen cabinet color, I’ve been searching for the perfect color. This go ’round, I’m fairly …

10 Kitchen Designs That Will Make You Want Colorful Cabinets

Whether you love to cook or not, chances are you spend plenty of time in your kitchen. More than any other room, it’s important that you love it. A …

8 Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas For Your Home

Kitchen hardware comes in a wide range of styles. There are more traditional pieces like handles you wrap your entire hand around, as well as …

This Crazy-Cool Designer Specializes in All-White Interiors—This Is Her Secret

While we aren't prone to playing favorites, there's one room style that makes our design hearts burst every time: an all-white interior. While in …