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12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Cooking

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

{Easy Dinner Recipe} Greek Chicken Bake

Amazingly delicious and packed full of flavor, this greek chicken bake makes a quick and easy dinner you can put together in minutes!<p>I have been …

Recipes

Homemade Lip Balm: Burt's Bees Copycat - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

You asked how my new recipe went last week so here are the results…LOVE IT!<p>Burt’s Bees. Some of us have used it since high school or even before. It …

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The Fastest Protein-Packed Meal You Must Try

Sometimes your muscles just need to feed<p>“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra<p>Without seeming disrespectful to the <i>Don Quixote</i> author, I have a slight tweak to his legendary quotation.<p>“Post-workout hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Paul Kita<p>Whether you’re a …

How to Overcome a Job's "Years of Experience" Requirement

<i>Skills: check. Education: check. Experience: not so much. What should you do when you know you're capable of a job, but the requirements says you're</i> …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

2 Foolproof Rules for Avoiding 2 Classic Hiring Blunders

If you know what it takes to be successful in a job, it's easy to avoid judging people based on their first impression--or mistaking motivation to get the job for motivation for doing the job.<p>I was with the president of a company a few weeks ago. He invited me for lunch after one of his VPs …

Employment

These Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas Are Next-Level Good

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

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The Crops

Grass crops such as oats and rye have an additional benefit, explains Vern Grubinger, vegetable and berry specialist with University of Vermont …

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

Gardening

A Radical Idea for Changing How Cities Finance Stadiums

How To Build A Simple Compost Pile

<b>Gather your supplies</b><p><b>1.</b> Carbon-rich “brown” materials, such as fall leaves, straw, dead flowers from your garden, and shredded newspaper.<p><b>2.</b> …

Gardening

Grow and Cure Your Own Garlic

The weather is slowly starting to cool off around here, which means many people are thinking about pulling up their gardens and moving their plants …

Gardening

Wine-Lover’s Guide to the Finger Lakes, NY

In early July, I did something crazy: I lined-up for Manhattan’s Holland Tunnel on a summer Friday afternoon. Why? To traverse a 250-mile swath of …

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carrot noodles in peanut sauce

If it’s possible to be addicted to noodles, than I nominate myself to be President of Noodleaholics Anonymous. Lately I’ve been noodlizing (yep, made …

Diy: Concrete Planters

Simple DIY concrete planters for a gross appearance of the material ! Needs to do it !<p>Tutorial is available at Little house blog !

Growing Strawberries Vertically

Strawberries are typically grown in mounds of soil, and they spread out and multiply and spread and multiply, taking up a lot of real estate. Picking …

Gardening

Tips for Growing Great Carrots

Yesterday, some readers asked if I had any tips for growing great carrots, so I thought I’d share a few things that work well for me. I’m by no means …

Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Every new gardener wants a thriving harvest. These easy-to-grow varieties, whose flavors range from hot to sweet, are a wise choice for a successful first-time garden.<p>'Black Seeded Simpson' loose-leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an heirloom that matures early in the season with a tender texture and …

Gardening

Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns, Help Gardens And Wash Cars

Ever since we spotted a rain barrel in action on our visit to Matt & Kristin’s house last fall, Sherry and I have been itching to harness the power …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Gardening

DIY: Make Your Own Wildflower Seed Bombs

Guerrilla gardening may use the language of civilian warfare, but floral beauty is the uniting cause. Gardening without permission is another way of …

Gardening

Get Kids to Like Healthier Foods by Concentrating on Social Aspects

Getting kids to eat well often proves challenging. We have a hard enough time learning to love healthy food ourselves. Laura McMullen, writing for US …

Kids

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

IKEA Hack: An Easy Shoe Storage and Closet Organization Idea

Okay, this isn't so much of a hack as it is a re-purposing idea -- but it's pretty brilliant, so we're sharing it!<p>In an effort to reign in the …

Shoes