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7 Meditation Apps to Get You Started On Meditating

To help you get started on your meditation practice, the BookMeditationRetreats.com team has scoured the web for the best meditation apps in the …

Meditation

Pear Pie with Red Wine and Rosemary

8 Servings<p>Pastry chef Kierin Baldwin’s pie dough method is special in a couple of ways. First, she uses a combination of butter, which lends rich flavor, and shortening, which makes the flakiest crusts. The best of both worlds. Her technique of repeatedly flattening and stacking the dough coats the …

Baking

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

Baking

Kay Redfield Jamison, William Styron and the True Stories of Mental Illness

<i>Journalist</i> <i>Mary Pilon</i> <i>is a former reporter for The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and the author of 2015’s</i> The Monopolists<i>, the best-selling</i> …

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

4 Servings<p>The combination of meaty, caramelized, roasted cauliflower florets and some just-this-side-of-burnt onions has become our go-to winter side dish recipe.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head cauliflower, cut into florets<p>1 medium onion, sliced<p>4 sprigs thyme<p>4 garlic cloves, unpeeled<p>3 …

Cauliflower

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Food

Nothing Is as Comforting as This Chicken Parm Soup

On a chilly day, dig into the classic dish with a spoon.<p>Chicken parm is one of those dishes that never makes me bored. But it's pretty annoying to make. Definitely too much work for a random weeknight, it's typically reserved for a special occasion. While brainstorming soup recipes, my coworker …

5 Breathing Exercises To Relax Your Mind

It might not sound very important, but learning how to utilise our breath is essential to the health of our body and mind. Think about it: we take …

7 Weeknight Dinners That Everybody Will Love

When the going gets tough, the tough think about dinner all afternoon.

Cooking

16 Reasons to Give Up Heels This Fall

From the runway to the streets and our favorite shops, it’s become pretty clear that the menswear-inspired trend is here to stay. Even if oversized, boxy and masculine silhouettes aren’t your thing, borrowed-from-the-boys shoe styles like loafers, oxfords and derby kicks are timeless and can easily …

23 Healthy Lunch Sandwiches That Will Make You A Champion At Life

Be the sandwich master of your own universe.

Healthy Eating

This All-Natural, DIY Air Freshener Has a Surprising Secret Ingredient

Ah, the smell of home. There’s nothing like it. But what is that smell to you? Short ribs braising in the Le Creuset? Freshly laundered linens? Salty sea air wafting up from the shore? A pot of basil growing on the windowsill? Freshly brewed coffee?<p>If, like three out of four Americans, you …

Essential Oils

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

Cooking

Not Your Mother's Meatballs -- slow cooker recipe

This is an "advanced" slow cooker recipe. I wouldn't suggest attempting it unless you have used your crockpot quite a bit and are comfortable playing …

Toast Is So Last Week. You Should Be Making Stir-Fried Grain Bowls for Breakfast

Heartier than toast, more satisfying than porridge—stir-fried grain bowls are the awesome, healthy weekday breakfast you've been looking for.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an</i> …

Breakfast

28 Ways to Dress a Grain Bowl You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

A good grain bowl is all about the mix-ins and toppings. So here are 28 great combos you probably haven't tried yet.<p>A good grain bowl is only as good as its add-ins. Give your quinoa, bulgur, farro, rice, and barley the love it deserves with these 28 healthy and easy toppings, mix-ins, and …

Spices

How to Grill Pizza Right (and Win at Summer)

Making your own grilled pizza may seem a little intimidating at first (damn you, burnt dough), but soon it will become your favorite delicious summer staple.<p>Even if you're a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there's something about putting raw dough on the grill that …

Cooking

48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.

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16 Year-Round Recipes for Fresh and Dried Apricots

There's nothing better than a perfectly ripe, in-season apricot…well, except for these apricot recipes. Can't get 'em ripe? We've got recipes for dried apricots, too.<p><b>Sweet, perfectly snack-sized, and amazing in everything</b> from crumbles and crisps to DIY jam, we love apricots. They're in season in …

Food Preservation

Potato, Greens, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>We love the unexpected combination of potato and goat cheese in this quesadilla recipe.<p>March 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/3 cups 1/2-inch cubes peeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium)<p>2 teaspoons chili powder<p>1 1/3 cups (packed) coarsely grated hot pepper …

Food

Eggplant Parm Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Eggplant Parmesan is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The eggplant parm of test kitchen manager Brad Leone's</i> …

Eggplant

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze

8 to 10 Servings<p>Cream cheese makes this pound cake recipe extra moist.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 1/2 cups cake flour<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 1/2 cups sugar, divided<p>2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest<p>1 …

Dessert

12 Color Meanings — And How to Use Them in Your House

Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, these are the colors for you.<p>Whether you want to add energy to a dull room or calm a hectic one, this guide will help you pick the color that suits you best.

Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!<p>Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to …

How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture

You'd never know it, but this Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint. For twenty bucks, it was really hard to resist …

Woodworking

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

Breakfast

Fregola with Green Peas, Mint, and Ricotta

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>We remixed pasta e fagioli, turning the brothy pasta into a welcome party for our favorite seasonal triumvirate: peas, mint, and ricotta.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1¼ cups fregola<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving<p>2 ounces bacon …

Peas