Monica Bolds-Simmons

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Asian Girl in the Kitchen: Korean BBQ Recipe

<i>Photo by Eric Rhee</i><p>Korean barbecue was always an omen.<p>When I would see my mother mix soy sauce and sugar into a marinade to pour over well-marbled slabs of short ribs, I knew something good had happened. I'd watch as she threw all the ingredients together without even glancing at a measuring spoon …

Maple Walnut Blondies Recipe

Swirling a few tablespoons of extra maple syrup into the batter give these buttery bars an extra maple kick.<p><b>Note:</b> I tested this with both pure maple syrup and "maple flavored" syrup. Pure maple syrup offered subtle maple flavor; the "maple flavored" syrup flavor was much more pronounced. For fudgy …

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

<i>by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen</i><p>When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes and jam-packed highways, but there's another place where we should be focusing our attention on air pollution: our own homes.<p>Due to the airtight nature …

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?

When the Harvard sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was expecting her first child, one thing worried her: her due date, January 3rd. It was uncomfortably close to January 1st, an often-used age cutoff for enrollment in academics and sports. “I was determined to keep him in until after January 1st,” …

10 Easy Cookie Recipes

10 easy cookie recipes that you can make quickly or make ahead, slice, and bake.<p>We think of cookies as more of a snack than as a dessert—they beat any sweet-tooth craving, and are easily eaten on-the-go in a couple bites. And if you're going to eat cookies like we do, they should be equally as easy …

Dessert

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

Decorations

Recipe Of The Day: Apple Tart

We know how strongly people feel about apple pie. They love it above pecan pie, and even more than pumpkin. And while we have nothing against apple pie, sometimes we want to showcase our fall apples in another type of dessert -- like in an apple tart recipe flavored with brandied caramel.<p>Apple tart …

Easy Brownie-Ice Cream Cake Anyone Can Make

Everything in life should include a layer of brownie pieces.<p>The first thing you might be tempted to buy to save time are the ice creams, but that Ghirardelli brownie mix is pretty darn good, so don't discount it. If you only make one thing from scratch, let it be the chocolate sauce — this Magic …

Transcript: Obama On The Legacy Of 1963 March On Washington

<i>A transcript of President Obama's remarks on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, as released by the White House:</i><p>To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.<p>Five decades ago …

White Peach Sangria Recipe

Herbaceous and tart, this is a cocktail drinker's sangria. Rosemary and gin add a layer of herbal complexity against the sweetness of white peaches.<p>Ingredients3 ripe white peaches, pitted and cubed6 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon9 (3-inch) sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish if …

Creamy Chocolate Banana Dream Pie Recipe

Fresh bananas get stuffed into the bottom and on top of this luscious chocolate cream pie.<p><b>Note:</b> I used Nabisco Famous Wafers, but any chocolate or plain graham cracker will work.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of the new cookbook …

Crispy Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders

At least 2 hours (or the night) before, add the chicken to a baking dish and cover it with the buttermilk. Let it sit for 2 to 24 hours. About an …