Melissa Hinnen

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The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood

The freewheeling opportunity associated with 20th-century California was not available to black residents, and that exclusion reverberates in our neighborhoods and communities today.<p>Before you read this post, read Ta-Nehisi's Coates powerful case for reparations, our cover story this month. In it, …

How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

Salted Caramel Bark

Sweet, salty, and crunchy, you'll want to make this addictive bark in big batches — it's sure to go quickly! Get more recipe ideas for roasted salted …

Curried Lentil Soup Recipe

Dried lentils and seasonings are layered into a beribboned mason jar to create this inexpensive, one-of-a-kind holiday gift.<p>Directions<p>In bottom of …

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Recipes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 apple, cored, thinly sliced<p>2 ounces feta, crumbled<p>2 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves<p>1 tablespoon capers, …

Ralph Ellison’s race classic “Invisible Man” banned in North Carolina

<b>Ralph Ellison (AP)</b><p>The novel has been banned after having been assigned as summer reading in a district under fire for school prayer<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>September 19, 2013 3:08pm (UTC)<p>Students in Randolph County, North Carolina won't have access to "Invisible Man."<p>That county's board of education voted …

Watching Anthony Bourdain in Palestine

Maysoon Zayid has always loved celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. But she loves him even more after watching his latest culinary adventure, “Parts …

Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country? The Crisis Arrives

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation’s …

Faith

What Defines a Quick Meal for You?

Quick weeknight meals: just typing the phrase feels like repetition of a cliche. It's what the magazines tell us we want — dinner fast! Ten 30-minute …

Cooking

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs & Lime Vinaigrette

This vibrant and fresh Thai Quinoa Salad is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Raising the Salad Bar</i> by Catherine Walthers. It's a healthy eater's dream: flavorful, chock-full of protein and veggies, satisfying and low in fat. I usually make it as a light lunch, but you can also serve it …

17 Desserts You Can Make On The Grill

Move over, burgers.

Weekend DIY Ideas: 7 Projects To Tackle Before Throwing An Outdoor Party (PHOTOS)

Outdoor parties are a must for warm spring weather. If the weatherman's forecast is correct, this weekend is a great time to host one. Round up your friends, but cover your bases first, including building an outdoor bar area.<p>So go on and scroll through our list of DIYs and get ready for party …

The 10 Best Party Decorations for Festive Entertaining

Greetings, my fellow entertainers! And yes, there’s more than one way to entertain! We at Decoist are particularly fond of the hosting kind, whether …