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7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

Smart Homes

Italian Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Italian</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Italian Homemade RicottaA splash of vinegar will do ya.<p>Italian Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti With Black Pepper and Pecorino Romano)<p>Italian Classic Panzanella Salad (Tuscan-Style Tomato and Bread Salad)A fresh and summery Italian classic.<p>Italian Italian-Style …

Italian Food

Slow-cooker beef stroganoff

Step 1<p>Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef, in 3 batches, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until brown all over. …

Slow Cookers

Staking Tomatoes Like a Pro Will Boost Your Harvest - Horticulture

Staking tomatoes makes all the difference in the health and production of your plants. I learned the hard way the first year I grew tomatoes. I …

Gardening

What Do I Do With All My Business Travel Points?

You’ve collected that great welcome bonus. You’ve put all your expenses through your business rewards credit cards. You’ve even had your employees …

Personal Finance

We Are All Pod People Now

Let’s start with a confession. I sometimes feel guilty when I’m wearing my Apple AirPods. Wait, strike that. I often feel guilty when I’m wearing my …

Advertising Industry

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe

"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) box …

Recipes

This Is the Secret to the Best Shrimp Boil Ever

The easy, fun, one-pot feast known as a Shrimp Boil would benefit from a more precise and descriptive name. Sure, it features fresh shrimp, but the …

Seafood

Versus: $100 Helmets

Serious noggin' protection for less than a Benjamin<p><b>Words: JC Canfield</b><p>When it comes to riding gear, no one piece of equipment is more important than a …

Helmets

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

Wi-Fi

15 Tips for a Happy Retirement

If a happy retirement is what you’re seeking, here are 15 tips to make it happen.<p>1. Control Your Spending!<p>This could be the single biggest step in …

Retirement

GoodNotes 4 is the paper notebook of the future [50 Essential iOS Apps #24]

The iPad has become a workhorse in the last few years. Since the introduction of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, the transition from pen and paper to digital note-taking is more feasible than ever. GoodNotes 4 is one of the best digital note-taking and document-annotation apps available on iOS.<p>What …

Apps

How to Cook Scallops

Small but mighty, scallops are a buttery, sweet, and incredibly versatile seafood treasure. No matter what kind you have—bay scallops or sea …

Recipes

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrangeas

Without hydrangeas, would summer as we know it exist? From Tokyo to Nantucket, their big, blowsy blooms are synonymous with warm nights and lazy days.<p>…

Landscaping

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

Smart Homes

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Recipe

"This is a recipe that we have made in our family for many years--everyone loves it. It's a very basic and easy variation on mac 'n …

Recipes

The Only Instant Pot Method We Use for Buttery Steamed Corn

The electric pressure cooker is my new favorite tool for quick summer dinners. It can cook tender ribs in less than an hour, make shredded beef for …

Recipes

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

Cleaning

Recipe: Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna — Recipes from The Kitchn

You know who's always ready to lend a helping hand when it comes to dinner?The freezer aisle. When it comes to serving homestyle lasagna with a …

Recipes

How To Make Amazing Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of those seemingly simple dishes that can go wrong in a myriad of ways. Without proper care, they can turn lumpy, gluey and …

Recipes

The 5 Best Blood Sugar–Balancing Breakfasts To Avoid Hanger All Day Long

Early into my first hospital job, I used to wait to eat breakfast until after morning rounds. Um, yeah, that was a bad idea. Even when I tried to …

Breakfast

How To Build A High-Yield Low-Risk Portfolio Of Shares (A 12-Step Guide)

The defensive investor must confine himself to the shares of important companies with a long record of profitable operations and in strong financial …

Investing

Maker's Mark Private Select: How To Reinvent Bourbon Making

Maker’s Mark bourbon is one of the storied names in the landscape of American whiskey. The distillery, located in Loretto, Kentucky, has been producing its namesake Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky for more than half a century. (Note: Maker’s Mark spells whisky without an ‘e’ while the usual …

Whiskey

Perfectly capture colors with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a graphic design project or redecorating your home, color is key. But most of us can’t tell the difference between purple and violet, so we’ve found a tool that can help.<p>Nix Mini is a pocket-sized sensor that scans any colored surface and turns out a precise color code. So …

Graphic Design

Welcome to BBQ University

Armed with a notebook, a hairnet, an appetite, and plenty of Dr Pepper, a novice backyard warrior enters the hallowed halls of meat science for an intensive lesson in fire, wood, smoke, and plain old great Texas ’cue<p>The secret to making great barbecue is simple—good airflow. Without steady airflow …

BBQ

Let’s get real about planning: What an average retirement costs

The gray-haired couple sipping champagne on a beach at sunset. Grandpa teaching the grandkids how to fish at the family lake house. Are these scenes of carefree times in retirement based on financial reality?<p>According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which is based on 2016 figures, …

Retirement

The 8 Best Income Funds for a Scared Market

If 2017 was the year without fear, 2018 feels like the year of … well, fear. And that means investors should have income funds and other dividend …

Stock Markets

Gardening 101: Clematis

<i>Clematis:</i> “The Queen of Vines”<p>People who love flowers pretty much agree on their adoration of the exuberant blooms of the clematis vine. What they …

Gardening

Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility

The hips are a large joint in your body and support a great range of motion. Because of the amount of time most of us spend sitting in chairs, it’s …

Yoga

Everything You Need to Know About Tomatoes

Everybody knows a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable, but do we know why? Horticulturally speaking, the answer is simple. True fruits develop from …

Gardening