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The Best Booze to Bring Your Thanksgiving Host

When it comes to planning what kinds of liquid gifts to bring to holiday gatherings, I tend to find myself in the same pickle every year. I have this innate desire to please everyone, but I also want to drink things that are a little more interesting. Sure, I could bring a crowd-pleasing bottle of …

Key Lime Margarita - Tipsy Bartender

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

How to Pick a Mascara Wand to Get the Eyelashes of Your Dreams

You already know how to find the perfect hairbrush and pick the right makeup brush, but what about your best lash brush? The wand can make or break a mascara application (it's not just about the formula). Here, everything you need to know about finding the right one.<p>According to makeup artist and …

Perfect Skin Secrets: The Oil-Happy Facialist

Celebrity facialist Sonya Dakar shares her secrets to flawless skin.<p><b>Who she is:</b> Sonya Dakar<p><b>What she's known for:</b> Dakar has been touting the benefits of face oils and using them on her clients for decades: "It's the quickest way to an instant glow," she says.<p><b>Her clients:</b> Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew …

Nice Package: 8 Pretty Products for Fall

Whoever said it's what's on the inside that counts clearly never saw these products. Click through for the prints and packages that won us over before we even tried the stuff inside (which, BTW, totally delivers).<p>Whoever said it's what's on the inside that counts clearly never saw these products. …

Help Flat Hair Live Life to Its Fullest

<b>Find out more hair tips from Shannon Ray at Gloss and Dirt!</b><p><i>Ray was the winner of the 2012Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. Find out the winner of the 2014 Beauty Blogger Awards here!</i><p>My hair is naturally flat, fine (not even <i>foooine</i>), and sad. But at least I have a sparkling personality and a lot of …

Strawberry Griddle Cakes

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat the egg with the milk.<p>Pour the egg–milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat well. …

Watermelon Recipes

Bursting with juice and sweetness, the watermelon is a symbol of summer<p>For many people, watermelon is an undeniable symbol of summer. Bursting with …

15 Crushed Ice Cocktails

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Bell Pepper Recipes

Bell peppers add sweetness to all sorts of dishes<p>Bell peppers are wonderful for adding color, texture, and sweetness to a dish. They're great for …

Raspberry and Blackberry Recipes

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Zucchini Fritters (Kolokitho Keftedes)

Mix zucchini and salt in a strainer; set a weighted plate on top; let drain for 30 minutes. Transfer zucchini to a tea towel; squeeze out liquid. Mix …

July's Most Popular Recipes

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Friday Cocktails: The Castaway

I am in love with New York, but sometimes the noise, crowded subways, and roller coaster-like weather can get me down; only by occasionally escaping …

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …

Chettinad Pepper Chicken (Koli Milagu Masala)

1 (2 1⁄2–3-lb.) chicken or 2-lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs<p>1⁄4 cup canola oil<p>3 tbsp. coriander seeds<p>1 1⁄2 tbsp. cumin seeds<p>1 1⁄2 tsp. fennel …

Lobster–Corn Chowder

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add lobsters and cook for 8–10 minutes. Remove lobsters, reserving cooking liquid, …

Non-Pesto Basil Recipes

There's more to basil than pesto<p>One of the most classic ways to use basil is in pesto. We love pesto, but during the summer when basil is at its peak …

Summer Sandwich Recipes

Look to these sandwiches when the weather gets warm<p>For brown-bag lunches, beach picnics, or a relaxed no-cook dinner, a sandwich takes everything …

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Fresh Summer Peaches

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Strip Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Season steaks with salt to taste on a plate, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove steaks from refrigerator and set aside at room temperature to …

Frosty, Frozen Cocktails

Nothing's more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day<p>Nothing's more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day. When the temperatures rise, …

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16 Essential Takes on the Taco

From classic carne asada in soft corn tortillas to Tex-Mex's puffy, fried tortillas<p>Everyone loves tacos, but which kind is your favorite? We've …

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