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Mario Batali's 6 Essential Tools for Cooking Pasta

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Italian cooking expert and restaurant mogul</i> …

9 Make-Ahead Snacks for School Lunches

A stick of string cheese and some apple slices are a fine school snack. But if your kid is discerning, you'll have to do better. These homemade …

9 Powerful Steps to Manage Difficult Conversations Like a Pro

Difficult conversations: Most people don't like them, but we all need to have them at times. One of the biggest challenges in my years as a recovering pleaser was how to tell people the things I thought they didn't want to hear. I thought confrontation should be avoided at all cost and it took me …

Self-help

Top 6 Components to Achieving 'Ripped Abs' in the Real World

<i>Top 6 Components to Achieving 'Ripped' Abs in the Real World" By Robert Reames, ('RR') Head Trainer for the The Dr. Phil Show</i><p>Folks, somewhere along the line, like many concepts in the fitness and wellness industry, what it actually takes to achieve what we call "ripped abs" has been somewhat …

The 2014 Kitchen of the Year

For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.<p>For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.

Kimchi Fried Rice + Refreshing Licuado

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Complement a spicy rice dish with a cold drink that will remind you of summer (even as you head into fall).</i><p>If you have several cups …

How to Make a Negroni

This bitter favorite is a classic aperitif cocktail recipe. Learn how to make a Negroni from master mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout.<p><i>INGREDIENTS:</i><p>1 oz Campari<br>• 1 oz Gin<br>• 1 oz Sweet vermouth<br>• Garnish: Orange half-wheel<br>• Glass: Rocks<p><i>PREPARATION:</i> Add all the ingredients to …

screened in porch with stone knee wall

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The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Most This Month

We always look to our friends when we’re not sure what to cook, and that goes especially for dinner parties. Menu-planning in packs makes us feel safe, thorough, supported.<p>That’s exactly why, once a month, we’ll be looking to you for advice: These are the ten recipes you loved most this month that …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …