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Children's Book Review: The Sinking of the ‘Vasa’: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions by Russell Freedman, illus. by William Low. Holt/Godwin, $18.99 (44p) ISBN 978-1-62779-866-2

The Sinking of the ‘Vasa’: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions<p>Russell Freedman, illus. by William Low. Holt/Godwin, $18.99 (44p) ISBN 978-1-62779-866-2<p>…

Cottage Cheese Bake Recipe

"Yummy high-protein and low-fat recipe. You can use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups low-fat cottage cheese<p>1 (10 ounce) package …

Recipes

Barolo and Barbaresco

• <b>Author:</b> Kerin O’Keefe<p>Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O’Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy’s most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, …

The Top 40 Books in The Great American Read | The Great American Read | PBS

The Great American Read has reached TWO MILLION votes in the search for America’s best-loved novel. But it’s still anyone’s game! Below are the TOP …

Books

18 Foolproof Ina Garten Recipes

When planning a dinner party, we often think, what would Ina do (WWID)? The consummate hostess, Ina Garten makes entertaining look easy, and her recipes have yet to fail us. We've rounded up 18 of her most tempting options, including a chocolate layer cake, retro-fabulous cheese straws, …

Cooking

Easy Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients<p>3/4 cups hot brewed espresso<p>4 oz sweet Marsala<p>1/4 cup granulated sugar<p>24 ladyfingers<p>6 cups vanilla ice cream<p>200 g assorted chocolate …

Dessert

8 New Books You Need to Read Before Flying to France

These new reads will get you excited for your next adventure to the land of fresh croissants, fragrant lavender, and ultra-chic street style.<p>Few …

France

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.<p>Combine the buttermilk, oil, vanilla and eggs in another bowl …

Baking

5 Novels Set In Europe That Will Whisk You Away On A Trip For The Weekend

Summer may almost be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time for a little adventure. Even if you don’t have enough vacation time to go …

Books

Why the Classic Children’s Book ‘My Side of the Mountain’ Holds Up 59 Years Later

It's an accessible and completely unsentimental survival guide disguised as an adventure narrative in love with the natural world.<p>I must have been in …

Books

Chocolate Espresso Mascarpone Cake

This chocolate espresso mascarpone cake is so rich, creamy, and delicious! An ideal choice for the holidays. Easy, simple, creamy, and no-bake – this …

Dessert

Avocado Egg-in-a-Hole Is the Breakfast Frankensandwich You Deserve

First came the egg-in-a-hole; second came a baked egg in avocado. Now, there’s the avocado-egg-in-a-hole, a mishmash of both creations. When making …

Breakfast

Raspberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Bars

When it comes to choosing which desserts I'm going to add to my arsenal of recipes, I almost always stick to the unfussy classics -- cakes, cookies, …

Dessert

This Lasagna Has a Zucchini Lattice (and It's Stunning)

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

The world's most famous landmarks as you've (probably) never seen them

George Washington

Fresh Apple Cake

Login to rate this recipe.<p>Makes: 20 servings<br>• Prep 30 mins<br>• Cool 1 hr<br>• Bake 50 mins<p>This nutty dessert gets a sugary top and caramelized gooey bottom as it …

Food

Moist Chocolate Espresso Cake

This Italian moist chocolate espresso cake is so rich, creamy, and chocolatey! If you like chocolate desserts then this cake definitely deserves your …

Dessert

14 Unique Flowers for Your Garden

There are many plants that boast floral beauty, but to qualify as having unique flowers, a plant must go beyond the call of duty: Its blooms must be …

Plants

Not a Moment Too Soon: Iris Origo’s War Diary

It’s almost impossible to imagine a better time to read “A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939–1940,” by Iris Origo, which is being published this week by New York Review Books. And, if there ever is a better time, it won’t be one we want to live in. Trenchant, intelligent, and written …

Literature

How to divide irises and replant them in the garden

The front garden in my first home featured huge, gorgeous bearded irises that framed both sides of the front door. The massive blooms were a deep …

Gardening

Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

Dessert

Chariot on the Mountain

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Ford<p><b>Based on little-known true events, this astonishing account from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jack Ford vividly recreates a treacherous journey toward freedom, a time when the traditions of the Old South still thrived—and is a testament to determination, friendship,</b> …

Cauliflower Nutrition Facts and Benefits that Will Surprise You

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetables family — also known as the Brassica oleracea family, along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, …

Nutrition

Eat Your Way Around Lake Lugano

Split between Switzerland and Italy, Lake Lugano is a scintillating body of water flanked by mountains and rolling green hills. Travelers flock here to visit charming villages, sail on the lake and, of course, eat the region’s incredible cuisine. If you like risotto, gelato, pasta, pizza and fresh …

Italy

Gardening 101: Lupine

Lupine, <i>Lupinus:</i> “Fine Old Garden Flower”<p>Miss Rumphius was the lupine lady, as you probably remember from the picture book by Barbara Cooney. She …

Gardening

This Is The Ancient Rock Fortress Of Sigiriya, The Eighth Ancient Wonder Of The World

<b>At an altitude of 200 meters, on the top of a massive column of rock lie the magnificent ancient ruins of a temple reaching for the stars.</b><p>Located in …

Archaeology

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

Nutrition

Hummingbirds Love This Plant

Grow this nectar-rich salvia to feed more hummingbirds.<p>Your backyard hummingbirds (and butterflies!) go crazy for the abundant nectar in the beautiful …

Birds

Ricotta Almond Peach Crumble Cake

With all the spontaneous fun that summer brings, it's inevitable that you're going to have a weekend where someone calls to let you know they're …

Baking

Southwestern Corn Soup With Grilled Peppers and Shrimp Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat a grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F), or heat a grill pan over medium-high. Brush quartered bell pepper and halved …