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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Google’s Nest Is Great, But Is Your Kitchen Now The Smartest Room In The House?

Odds are, next time you throw a party, the hottest action will be in your kitchen. (Isn’t it always?) Soon, a slew of connected devices will leave your guests agog.<p>Room by room and appliance by appliance, homes are coming online. Front doors have Bluetooth locks and cameras, bedrooms have a suite …

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Soften Butter To Room Temperature in Seconds With A Warm Glass

Forgot to take the butter out of the fridge? We’ve shown you how to soften butter with a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin, but that requires some muscle …

why being a mom is enough.

I'm talking about simply being a mom.<p>I'm talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, …

Bacon Cheeseburgers with a Fried Egg + Maple Aioli

Add the ground beef to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Form into 4 equal patties, then cook as desired: either grill the burgers or …

Buckles, Slumps, Grunts, Crumbles, Cobblers, and More

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite community photos from Your Best</i> <i>Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Sonker, Pandowdy, and/or Betty have encouraged us to save some our fresh fruit for</i> …

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp With Mozzarella and Basil Recipe

The oozing richness of mozzarella cheese makes a great foil for fresh basil, salty prosciutto, and tender shrimp.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Mozzarella and Basil</b><p>Ingredients2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and rinsed2/3 pound thinly sliced prosciutto2 ounces low …

Peach Jam

<b><br>Ingredients</b><p>5 pounds ripe peaches<br>• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice<br>• 3 1/2 cups sugar<p><b>Procedure</b><p>1. To peel the peaches, slash a shallow "X" in the …

Serious Reads: 5 Food Books We're Loving

1. Steal the Menu, by Raymond Sokolov<p>Raymond Sokolov is one of the most esteemed names in food writing. He's written about food and foodways for <i>Natural History</i> magazine and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and served a stint as the <i>New York Times</i> restaurant critic. In <i>Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years</i> …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is, hands down, the most common type of nut butter out there and it is used in all kinds of recipes, from ice creams to cookies to …

Raspberries and Cream Macarons (and a giveaway!)

I've decorated a great many cakes and sweets with lovely macarons, but I've always had the secret wish to adorn myself with them, too. That's why I …

Mocktails & Munchies: How to Create a Stunningly Simple Patriotic Party Theme

You know all of those fancy, color-coordinated, beautifully table-scaped dessert displays you see on blogs and all over Pinterest? The ones that make …

Louisa Shafia's Sweet and Smoky Beet Burgers

<i>This week, Louisa Shafia is serving as a Guest Editor at Food52. She'll be choosing a Wildcard winner, answering your questions on the Hotline, and sharing recipes from her new book, The New Persian Kitchen -- because your kitchen deserves a taste of the exotic every once in a while.</i><p>These scarlet …

Grilled Figs and Lemon with Gorgonzola and Honey

We planted two figs trees a few years ago and hoped that they would do something. Anything would be fine -- maybe we'd get a few fresh figs out of …