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Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

Designer Clothes, Shoes & Bags for Women

DIY Nightstand Upgrade with Marble Contact Paper (Home Decorating Trends)

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No! It’s Abstract Design (Home Decorating Trends)

Almond Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips (Eating Bird Food)

Made To Stand Out – A Different Kind Of Wood Furniture (Home Decorating Trends)

The Case for Bad Coffee

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Standing at my kitchen counter, I measure out two teaspoons of Maxwell House instant coffee into my favorite mug, pour in 12 ounces of hot water from a tea kettle, and stir for a moment. I look toward the …

Can Blue Apron Teach You to Cook?

The Plate<p>The number of meals cooked in American homes is declining. But the business of selling Americans everything it takes to make a home-cooked meal is booming.<p>Blue Apron, a company that creates and delivers kits of recipes and ingredients, now sends out three million build-it-yourself meals a …

Our Tricks for Making Cooking Calming

I have a recurring fantasy that goes a little like this: Channeling Ina Garten, I effortlessly truss a garlic- and lemon-stuffed chicken. As it bakes I roll out my yoga mat, grab a glass of wine as I come up from my last down-dog, and pull the chicken out of the oven as I sit down to a balanced (of …

This Squash Gratin is Vegan, Gluten-Free & Very Good

Light and lovely as summer gratins are, there’s something satisfying about using a denser root vegetable for the base of a vegetable bake—and you won’t have to worry about anything getting overly watery as you bake it (zucchini, I’m looking at you).<p>But while traditional gratin is typically made …

Know Your Lox and Nova from Your Gravlax

Because you're not really a deli pro unless you can pick out your lox and nova from your gravlax.<p>Deli speak is a language all its own: "I'll have an everything bialy with schmear and lox, please." Yet the hardest part of making it up to the counter—besides figuring out what you actually want to …

Avoid These Lasagna Common Mistakes; You Are Too Good for Mushy Noodles

You know what's always good? Homemade lasagna. Unless it's bad. Avoid these pasta pitfalls, and make a better pan of everyone's favorite casserole.<p>There is nothing like a good pan of lasagna. Gooey, cheesy, packed with carbs—this just might be the perfect comfort food. But screw it up, and we're …

The All-in-One Fall Salad

<i>In celebration of Le Pain Quotidien's 25th anniversary, and inspired by a seasonal lunch and bread-baking demo with them, we're sharing recipes and all-year-round tips for breaking bread together.</i><p>Thanksgiving is a study in inefficiency. All the dishes require more than another to approximate …

Your Sweet Potato Casserole Deserves Homemade Fluff

Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that sweet potato casserole is anything <i>other</i> than dessert on the dinner table.<p>Yes, I did contemplate sliding some bacon into the orange mash simply to remind us that we are indeed eating dinner and not skipping on to the next course.<p>But then I thought, <i>w</i><i>hy …

Recipes

The Only 4 Things You Need to Know About Bacon and Cancer

Our exclusive interviews with the scientists behind the World Health Organization’s report reveal the truth about meat and cancer<p>When you take a food that billions of people eat regularly and deem it a carcinogen, you’re going to set off a panic.<p>So it’s not surprising that when the World Health …

Americans Waste Way Too Much Food At Home. Here's What Can Be Done.

"No matter how organically or sustainably we grow our food, if we don’t eat it, it’s a waste of resources."<p>If there’s an issue in the food world that’s hotter right now than whether restaurants should eliminate tips, one just might be the matter of waste.<p>In recent months, a number of major grocery …

Get Grass-Fed Beef Delivered to Your Door

A new monthly subscription service ships grass-fed beef.<p>We're in a golden age of high-end food delivery services. Amid ever-increasing options—meal …

Step-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust<p>I've written rather extensively about the science of pie dough, as well as on common pie crust myths that need to go away, so I won't bore you with another 5,000 words on the subject. Instead, I'll give you the short version of the story, followed …

Baking

These Tonic Waters Will Change the Way You Feel About G&Ts Forever

Amp up your G&T's with these fancy tonic waters. You're welcome.<p>A cocktail is only as good as its ingredients, and a classic gin and tonic is no exception. A good-quality tonic water will change the way you feel about G&Ts (and all tonic-based cocktails, really) forever. Here are our three favorite …

The Beginner's Guide to Senegal by Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam's Senegal has foundational recipes (like the national dish of Senegal, <i>Thiebou Jenn</i>) and updated classics (take <i>Vegetarian Joloff Rice</i>, one of many vegetarian and vegan friendly versions in the book). But the most intriguing part of this stunning book are the recipes you won't even find …

Have Restaurants Reached Peak Avocado?

From a side of avocado that costs a whopping $7 to avocado toasts that are architectural masterpieces, have we gone too far in our love for avocado?<p>A breakfast at Sadelle’s, Manhattan’s Major Food Group's newest restaurant, requires a taste for the dramatic. Your coffee is poured from a silver …

Is it Possible for Cooking to Be Meditative?

My path to enlightenment began in the vegetable aisle: Amid the fluorescent supermarket lights and zombied, after-work shoppers, I brought a bunch of wilted basil to my face and smelled it. <b>It smelled mostly like basil, but also a little bit like plastic. But mostly basil. Mindfulness: achieved (so</b> …

The Real World Series Rivalry: Kansas City vs New York Strip Steak

Baseball may currently be on the forefront of the intense competition between New York and Kansas City, but the two cities also have a deep-rooted food rivalry that dates back to the 1800's: Is it a New York or Kansas City strip steak? New York's iconic steakhouse Delmonico's is credited with …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: 8 delicious recipes that have nothing to do with candy or pumpkins, but use a few tricks to make plenty of treats.<p>A delicious (and seasonal) …