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Travel tip: Psst... Reasonable hotel, midtown Manhattan

A couple of months ago, I needed a bed for a night in midtown Manhattan, and I couldn't spend more than $250 (before taxes). In a city whose average room rate hovers near $280, this meant I was doomed to squalor, right? Wrong.<p>Thanks to some wise counsel from travel agent Michael Hannan at San Marin …


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When the weather outside is frightful, you throw a cocktail party! Cambria Bold shares the plan and menu for her winter glam cocktail party:

The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

17 Red Lobster Recipes In Case The Seafood Chain Goes Away Forever

The dying seafood chain is being abandoned by its parent company. Time to drown your sorrows in homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits and move on to ethically raised seafood.<p>Red Lobster isn't making enough money, and its parent company, Darden, which also owns Olive Garden and other chains, all but rang a …


What are your #NYE plans? Cambria Bold shows you how to throw an AWESOME winter cocktail party:

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Food Preservation

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …