Michelle Smith

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8 Easy Suggestions for Perfect Brining

Believe it or not, brining is a hotly debated topic. (Does the barbecue world ever agree on <i>anything</i>?) Some people swear by it, while others scoff at the effort and time it can take (as little as 15 minutes or as long as several weeks).<p>But nobody can dispute this: Brining makes meat juicier.<p>Lean …

10 Easy Pieces: Modular Closet Systems, High to Low

Why does storage sometimes seem like the answer to all life’s woes? Maybe it’s the promise that if we could just get our acts together we’d have time …

Closets

Roundup: Kitchen And Pantry Organization Tips

In my house, keeping the kitchen organized is a constant battle. But over the years I've learned a few handy tips that help curb the clutter and keep …

Chicken with Salsa Verde

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 5–6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 cups low-salt chicken broth<p>1 pound tomatillos, cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 1/2 cups salsa verde<p>1 medium onion, thinly …

Watch How to Quick Pickle (Like They Do in Restaurants!)

Watch how we quick-pickle anything in a handy dandy Instagram video (the first in a series showing you how to step up your kitchen technique game)<p>When Instagram video debuted, we knew it was going to be fun to play around with, but we weren't sure exactly how useful it would be for actually …

Vegetables

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Beth Kirby's Old-Fashioned Sweet Tea

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Beth Kirby from Local Milk shows us how to make authentic Southern sweet tea.</i><p>There’s this stuff called Milo’s. You might have heard of it if …

Skip the jar and get creative with easy, homemade salsa

Salsa is the key to bridging the generation gap. At least that’s the case for Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and her family.<p>The Denver mom, who co-authored the Mexican cookbook “Muy Bueno” with her mother and sister, reminisced about the traditional salsa that was served to her as a child, and that she …

This soda tastes like peach juice dribbling down your chin, like a fruity Fizzy-Lifting Drink from Willy Wonka's factory, like sunshine in a bottle. Get the recipe: http://bit.ly/14ydFNj

Drying Herbs

Photo: tallgrassdesign.blogspot.com<p>If you want to keep a little bit of your summer garden with you all year long, you can do so by drying herbs and …

Gardening

Iced Tea, No Sugar Required

Over lunch last week at the very wonderful Honey & Co. in London’s Fitzrovia with Julie and Christine, we cooled off with glasses of orange-blossom …

Recipes

25 Things to Do with a Fresh Tomato

Eat This Now: Grits at The Kitchen Table in Omaha, Nebraska

<b>The Kitchen Table</b> brings a welcome change to Omaha's bacon and egg-centric brunches. The spot, which opened in early June, offers dishes they call 'slow food fast,' featuring high-quality local ingredients. Case in point: the Sunday three-course prix fixe brunch menu ($15) features <b>grits</b> as a main, …

Mint-Watermelon Popsicles

With the crazy heat this summer we needed some help cooling down. Ice cold popsicles always seem to do the trick, and this recipe for fresh minty watermelon ones seriously hit the spot. They only have a little bit of added sugar making them a healthy and sweet way to cool off! For a weekend treat …

True or False: Hummus is probably the best food on the planet. Here's how to make it and impress everyone you know - http://bit.ly/16uu08z

Dinner Tonight: Indian Burrito with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Tomato

My wife has demanded politely suggested I create something like this, but I valiantly resisted for four months. Though the beloved oversized Mexican dish (or is it Californian?) shares certain similarities with the kati roll, it's not exactly the same thing. And if I couldn't track down the …

Thai Iced Tea Float Recipe By HonestlyYUM Is Sheer Brilliance (PHOTO)

What's better than iced tea? Thai iced tea. What's better than Thai iced tea? A Thai iced tea float with condensed milk ice cream.<p>The team at HonestlyYUM is at it again, turning out recipes that alternately make our stomachs growl and our brains say, "Why didn't we think of that?" This time, …

The Best Way to Keep Basil Fresh

The best way to store basil may not be the prettiest way, but it can keep a bunch fresh and green for up to a week or two. Give this a try!<p>To keep …