Melissa Sumner

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Tips on How to Shoot Amazing Interior Photography

Simplify<p>This is the first tip I would like to give you. If you view the interior in front of you, take notice in what needs to be there and what …

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Actually, Greek Yogurt Isn't Your Favorite Kind Of Yogurt. Icelandic Yogurt Is.

If yogurt is New York's official snack, what is New Yorkers' official favorite yogurt?<p>We can't speak to the officiating aspect -- that is a job for Governor Cuomo, who indoctrinated the dairy product into the New York snack hall of fame in mid-October. But, in our unofficial blind taste test of 12 …

The Lost Art of Making Popcorn From Scratch

I never quite took to the whole microwave popcorn thing. Sure, it's easy, but making popcorn from scratch is easy, too--and it tastes so freaking delicious! Even better with real butter! Hmmm, it's better with butter...isn't that some sort of ad slogan? If it isn't yet, it should be. Butter is key. …

Mimesis

Project info<p>In this series, I explore my own understanding and interpretation of identity and the influences that fluctuate, accumulate and compound identity as the work evolves away from photography’s signifying functions. The urge to ask, “what is it?” of this work echoes the question, “what are …

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of …

Nostalgic Photo Series Shows the Evolution of Video Game Controllers

Photographer Javier Laspiur has long been a fan of video games and their respective consoles. And so, to pay tribute to the consoles of his past and …

Creative Ways to Use Wide Apertures in Landscape Photography

Your camera’s aperture has the ability to control your depth of field – which is a powerful creative tool that many photographers use to evoke depth, …

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

Apricot and Cherry Tart with Marzipan Topping

70<p>22<p>1<p>Shares 93<p>I once told a crowd that I was preparing a dessert for, that I don’t like sweet things. I didn’t realize it would get such a big laugh …

Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Sea Salt

10 Servings<p>Mayonnaise in the batter isn’t as weird as it sounds—it’s just eggs and oil, after all. It’s also why this cake is so moist.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1¾ teaspoons baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon …

19 New Recipes To Make With A Jar Of Almond Butter

We recently just came across an amazing recipe for chicken soup. What set this recipe apart was the use of one of our favorite foods, almond butter. With just the simple addition of a spoonful of almond butter, an everyday kind of recipe got a whole lot more interesting (and nutritious). That got …

Healthy Shrimp and Grits with Rosé

Even with some bacon, this shrimp and grits dish has only 400 calories.<p><i>These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150</i> …

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Spicy Kale Salad

This salad is all about balance. Tender kale with creamy feta and avocados and a touch of crunchy breadcrumbs, all with a bright and spicy herbaceous vinaigrette. It's quick to whip up, and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>For 2 to 4 (whether it's a side salad or main course)<p>1 bunch kale, …

Maya Angelou, Civil Rights Activist, Poet, and Cookbook Author, Dead at 86

Civil rights activist and literary legend <b>Dr. Maya Angelou</b> has died at 86 years old. Fox 8/WGHP reports that Angelou was found dead this morning in her North Carolina home. She had reportedly been "battling health problems."<p>Angelou's written legacy spans genre and decades, from Pulitzer …

5 Links to Read Before Making Pesto

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Make pesto. Put it on everything. Repeat.</i><p>Pesto is one of those handy sauces that instantly upgrades a meal. The combination of bright herbs, fresh …

If You Feed a Pig Whiskey Mash, Will It Taste Like Whiskey?

If you feed your pigs spent grain, will they taste like whiskey? And on a deeper level, how does an animal's diet affect the way it tastes?<p>We like whiskey. We like pork. And—oh god!—do we ever like whiskey and pork together. So when we heard that Templeton Rye, in Templeton, Iowa, was raising 25 …

6 Common Pie-Making Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From using the wrong oven rack to serving it piping hot, the 6 most common pie-making mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>It's pie season. Okay, fine—any season is pie season. Whether you're making a stone-fruit pie in the summer or an apple pie in the fall, this crowd-pleasing dessert deserves to be …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Cheesecake

You Can Thank The South For Koolickles (Pickles In A Kool-Aid Bath)

It's about time someone put their pickle in the Kool-Aid.<p>This is not a sexual innuendo -- get your mind out of the gutter, folks -- but real talk. If you have a dill pickle, a glass of Kool-Aid and a want for a sweet and sour, the natural thing to do is to steep said pickle into the …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

Scallops with Hazelnuts and Warm Sun Gold Tomatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Quick-cooking scallops means you can have this light summer meal on the table in a matter of minutes.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup coarsely chopped skin-on hazelnuts<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1½ pound …

Seafood

A Nutella Bar Is Coming to Eataly in New York City

Congratulations, New York City, you're getting your very own <b>Eataly Nutella bar</b>. Eater NY reports that on Monday, the Italian grocery store/funplex will throw open the doors to its Nutella-focused dining option.<p>The NYC Nutella hub will be similar to the one that opened at Eataly Chicago, with a menu …

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Cookie Monster: White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Macaroons

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Up until this point, I thought I was a sweetened flaked coconut macaroon type of gal. I'd tasted cookies made with the unsweetened flakes and I found them to be dry, with a saw dusty texture and a notable lack of coconut flavor. …

This Is The World's Best Cake, According To Norway (And Sweet Paul)

First of all, you may be wondering who the heck "Sweet Paul" is, in which case we're going wag our fingers at you. Because honestly, if you love food and all things holy, you <i>need</i> to familiarize yourself with Sweet Paul. This is a man to know and love, as you'll see in the video below. Paul Lowe, …