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The Oatmeal Latte Is About to Make Your Breakfast 1000% Better

Milky espresso + your hot oatmeal. Goooood morning!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat something healthy,</i> …

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45 Easter Desserts (That You Can Eat All Spring)

Here's an excuse to eat even more sweets.<p>As far as candy holidays go, Easter is less indulgent than Halloween, but still full of sweets. Since you're eating chocolate bunnies and Peeps, it wouldn't hurt <i>too</i> much to keep the sugar rush going with more dessert. Finish off a brunch or family dinner …

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16 Winter Pasta Recipes to Keep You Warm and Well-Fed

Braised meat, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese—it's all here in these cozy pasta dishes.<p><b>We'll eat pasta any time of year</b>, but winter pasta dishes are especially satisfying. Braised meats, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese: It's all here, in these 16 pasta dishes perfect for …

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22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

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How-To: iPad Holder for Your Car’s Headrest

Planning a long drive to visit family and friends for the holidays? Keep the backseat entertained—and avoid who’s-going-to-hold-the-tablet fights—with this handy car headrest iPad holder tutorial from Beckie at Infarrantly Creative!<p>Such a great idea for road trips!<p>Ready to make an iPad holder for …

Hot Toddy Making Tips

Photo: Mark Weinberg<p>Nothing beats coming in out of the cold and sitting down with a nice hot toddy. Hot water, whiskey, lemon, and honey are a recipe for toddy success for me, but if that isn’t exactly your cup of tea, or you’d just like to throughly examine all your toddy options, then be sure to …

How-To: Twig and Ribbon Tree Ornament

Looking for a relatively mess free craft to do with the kids? Try this wonderful twig and ribbon tree ornament from Fireflies and Mud Pies.<p>I love this craft for three reasons:<p>– You can take the kids on a nature walk to collect the perfect sticks to use, and it will make the ornament that much more …

How-To: Coastal Branch Holiday Tree

Ready to add a touch of subtle beach-inspired holiday decor to your home? Check out this tutorial for creating your own gorgeous coastal branch holiday tree from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda.<p>I absolutely love the white branches and muted colors—they add just the right amount of class and whimsey to …

Rosemary and Toasted-Caraway Shortbread

Makes 1½ to 2 dozen<p>Though always delicious in its simple, unadulterated state, shortbread is also ripe for innovation, like this slightly savory version with rosemary and toasted-caraway.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces<p>…

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FoodRecipes

Salted caramel and coffee éclairs<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Makes 8<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>These grown-up éclairs are very straightforward and will have you wowing family and friends.<p>Equipment and preparation: you will need a piping bag fitted with a 1cm/½in plain …

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Carb-Loading Recipes for Marathons and Distance Running

As race season gets into high gear, it's time for runners to start carb-loading—and we've got 20 starchy recipes to help them do just that, deliciously<p>IT'S MARATHON SEASON. Around the world, runners of all levels are getting ready for the big race—26.2 miles!—and while they've all got different …

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How to Keep an Avocado from Browning

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Avocados are too good -- and too expensive -- to let fall to the wayside. Here are three of the best methods to keep avocados green, longer.</i><p>Much like …

Pulled Pork with Orange Barbecue Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season pork with salt and pepper. Add to a large, straight-sided skillet along with onion and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover with parchment-lined foil and transfer to oven. Cook 2 hours.<p>2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 1 teaspoon salt, juice concentrate, ketchup, …

How-To: Plastic Canvas Needle Book Pincushion

Looking for a cute needle storage option that’s sturdy enough to keep your sharps within reach while you sew and stitch? Check out this tutorial for making a plastic canvas needle book pincushion from Diane at CraftyPod.<p>Head over to CraftyPod to see the full how-to!

How-To: Copper Pipe Wall Lamp

Bring some DIY industrial style to your home with this copper pipe wall lamp tutorial from Camille Styles!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Camille Styles to see how it’s done.

How-To: 5-Minute Mason Jar Lamp

The ultimate choc chip cookies

These perfect chocolate chip cookies are given a wonderful crunch with added nuts<p>You will need two non-stick baking trays, ungreased<p>SERVES<p>18 large cookies<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 x 100g bar Divine dark chocolate<br>• 100g walnut or pecan pieces<br>• 125g soft unsalted butter<br>• 100g caster sugar<br>• 100g light muscovado sugar<br>• 1 …