Mari Quance DeRuntz

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Dessert Inspiration: Blueberry Cinnamon Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipe

Here in NYC, it seems like we skipped right over spring and went directly to sticky, humid summer. And, while I’m sitting here in front of the fan, this blueberry cinnamon coconut milk ice cream recipe is looking pretty darn good.<p>Did summer weather arrive early where you are too? The solution to …

English Paper Piecing: Quilted Flower Tote

Want to try your hand at English paper piecing, but aren’t quite ready to make a full quilt? This hexie flower tote just might be the perfect project for you!<p>I’m a huge fan of the English paper piecing quilt-making technique, which is a hand-sewing method that uses paper templates—in this case, …

These Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes Will Up Your Baking Game

Biscuits are great any time of day, any day of year, in any flavor possible. But buttermilk biscuits? Those truly make this life great. One bite of a rich buttermilk biscuit and you'll see the sun shine and hear the birds sing, even on the gloomiest of days.<p>While you only really need one great …

An Everyday Pound Cake with Personality (a.k.a. Brown Sugar)

<i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>This week: We’re making Individual Baked Alaskas! First, you need the ice cream—Yossy went with Honeycomb Ice Cream. Then, there’s the cake: Pick this</i> …

Liege Waffles

The Liege waffle, native to Belgium and loved around the world, is a thick, crispy, sweet waffle with dough similar to brioche. They feature large chunks of pearl sugar and when baked in a waffle iron, the sugar caramelizes, creating a lovely crisp bite on the outside while maintaining a soft …

How to Make the Best Part of Any Coffee Cake, a Perfect Crumb Topping

Everyone knows the best part of any coffee cake is the buttery, sugary topping. Here's our test kitchen's formula for making a perfect crumb topping—for any cake.<p>You know the saying: Never trust anyone who doesn't like a good crumb topping. Okay…that's not actually a saying. But as far as we're …

Bacon And Popcorn Belong Together

It's always a pleasure to plop down on the couch to watch a movie with a salty bowl of popcorn, but add bacon and that pleasure becomes a savory thrill.<p>If you've never thought to bring bacon and popcorn together, that's just fine -- there is no better time than now. This recipe comes from how-to …

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Why I Teach My Students to be Brave

At my spoken word camp, I watched a 15-year-old girl bring us to tears with her raw openness. That is why I teach.<p><b>By Kristin Leong</b><p><b>Editor’s Note, Part</b> …

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How Le Corbusier's Model Homes Popped Up Across Italy

• Readings from Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, and Czesław Miłosz are among the new recordings released by the Library of Congress, which has finally digitized some seventy-five years of magnetic-tape reels.<br>• Poetry is, to some extent, the art of “anti-aphorism,” …

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

Now that she's in her mid-80s, celebrated author Toni Morrison feels aches, pains and regret.<p>She tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross, "When I'm not creating or focusing on something I can imagine or invent, I think I go back over my life — I don't recommend this, by the way — and you pick up, 'Oh, what …

A Proposed Superhighway Could Let You Road Trip to Russia

No, it's not the bridge to nowhere. It's the bridge to somewhere. And that somewhere is awesome.<p>Picture yourself riding shotgun as Vladimir Putin pushes the '49 Hudson across a long stretch of highway, Pussy Riot cranked on the car radio, you and Vlad and Old Bull Lee stopping only for an …

Money Can Buy You a Bigger Brain

A new study finds that children raised in poverty have less developed brains, implying that the advantages gleaned from wealth run deeper than “fancy …

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

Better Than Pop-Tarts: Danish Raspberry Bars

If you think this is a Pop-Tart, think again. As I peered through countless bakery cases on my recent trip to Copenhagen, I came face to face with the household toaster pastry's Danish doppelganger, the <i>Hindbærsnitter</i>, or raspberry bar. While the resemblance to the cardboard-like snack is striking …

DIY Pallet Flooring

Are you decorating your home and want something natural-looking and warm? Try building your own pallet wood floor. It is actually a lot simpler than …

How To Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes In a Barrel

Most of you commonly don’t think a garden cannot be environmentally friendly, because it is out in the environment, but the truth is there are …

Illustrations with Embroidery

Print a black and white illustration on fabric, embroid the image and hang your artwork with the embroidery hoop (English and German)<p>288<p>855

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The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Mar 22-28

Prison menus, the war criminal next door and a college basketball player who drives for Uber—it’s all happening in The Daily Beast’s picks for the …

Is it time to stop reading books by white men?

Attempts to correct unthinking prejudice with pro-active steps are always met with backlash. Science fiction author K.T. Bradford’s now-notorious “No White Male Authors” Challenge is no exception.<p>Read more on The Daily Dot

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p><b>Failing grades for the accountability movement</b><p>I’ve been delighted to watch a popular backlash building against an educational “accountability” movement that has robbed students of …

The Detective Novel That Convinced a Generation Richard III Wasn’t Evil

On Thursday, March 26th, nearly five hundred and thirty years after his death, King Richard III will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. The discovery of the monarch’s remains after half a millennium was an improbable archeological feat, sparked in part by a writer named Philippa Langley, who was …

Little Black Classics carry Penguin to new heights

The success of Penguin’s highly portable commute-sized gobbets says much about what modern readers want<p>Released to mark Penguin Books’ 80th birthday, the pocket-sized, 80p-a-pop Little Black Classics have been a hit, selling 70,545 copies in the first week of publication.<p>The commercial success of …

DVDS and downloads: Interstellar, Get On Up, Bloodline and more

Is it really less than five months since<b>Interstellar</b>(Warner, 12A) opened in theatres? Christopher Nolan’s gargantuan space symphony – I’d say “space opera”, but Hans Zimmer’s mighty, organ-tastic score says otherwise – has bounced between so many opposing walls of hype, backlash and …

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Madness in Civilization: from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine by Andrew Scull, review: 'ambitious and gruesome'

Salley Vickers admires an epic account of the relationship between madness and civilisation<p>I doubt whether many people other than social science students read Michel Foucault these days. <b>Andrew Scull</b><b>,</b> whose review of Foucault’s The History of Madness in 2007 took the French philosopher to task for …

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

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