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How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

The subtle ingredients of the best golf clubs

For a small number of old-line clubs like Shinnecock Hills, it’s not about six-figure initiation fees, five-year waiting lists or elite membership rosters. The most venerable clubs are a little past all that. The trademarks of modern, high-end, private golf—a massive clubhouse, world-class wine …

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

Enter our 7th annual Holiday Cookie Bake-off, and check out this rugelach recipe

Bakers, start your ovens! We're accepting submissions for our 7th annual Holiday Cookie Bake-off — have you submitted your recipe yet?<p>We're looking for your original cookie recipes, or maybe you have your own unique take on a traditional or family favorite. Submit the recipe, along with a short …

Baking

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries ?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

How to Make One Gorgeous Layer Cake—Using One Sheet Pan

So you’ve got a special occasion coming up, and you want to/need to/are being made to bake a fabulous cake to celebrate. Your heart says “impressive layer cake!” but your pantry reminds you that you didn’t miraculously sprout a collection of variously-sized cake pans overnight. (It’s ok, leave the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

100 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier

We have collected 100 of these practical life hacks into this one big list. By tweaking little things, it can make your life much easier. Enjoy!

A Sociology of the Smartphone

<i>Adam Greenfield</i> | Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life | <i>Verso | June 2017</i> | <i>27 minutes (7,433 words)</i> <i></i><p><i>Below is an excerpt from</i> Radical …

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Servings: Makes 1-1/3 cups (enough for about 10 starter salads)<p>Total Time: 10 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 small garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1 teaspoon anchovy paste …

Food

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Banana Pudding<p>6 ounces vanilla or banana instant pudding<br>• 3 cups milk<br>• 8 ounces sour cream<br>• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk<br>• 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed<p>Peanut Butter Mousse<p>3 cups peanut butter<br>• 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened<br>• 1 cup powdered sugar<p>Additional Ingredients<p>4 ripe …

Hello? Is That You, Deep Dish Pizza?

I hail from the Midwest, and tasted my first <i>real</i> deep dish pizza long before I tasted my first proper New York slice. That said, I've always been a thin and crispy kind of girl. When deep dish pizza is done right, it can be awesome: soft, pillowy crust loaded with sauce, cheese, and toppings …

3 router tweaks to speed up your Wi-Fi

Slow Wi-Fi is the worst. Your email won’t refresh. Your movie freezes mid-scene. Your new app is stuck in downloading limbo. You see that apologetic little message about how your browser “timed out” and you should “try again later.” Gee, thanks for that.<p>Many people just wait. Wi-Fi is moody, they …

Our Guide to Buying the Best Packing Cubes 2018 - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

I am always looking for smarter ways to travel. Packing a bag is an annoying part of travel and I always welcome ways that make it easier. Packing …

Backpacking

5 ways to repurpose your tablet

Do you have an old tablet lying around? Or are you ready to upgrade but feel bad ditching your old one? You could make good use of it by repurposing it into something else.<p>Here are a few easy ideas for turning your old tablet into something new -- kind of. And in you're in the cleaning mood, or …

Disneyland peanut butter cookies

A solid peanut butter cookie recipe that makes a cookie that isn't too fragile.<p>When I have a lot of peanut butter on hand, I have to search out a lot …

Healthy Almond Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bars

<i>These healthy almond butter and jelly breakfast bars are fudgy, filling and packed with wholesome ingredients!</i> <i>For such a fudgy and delicious bar, you</i> …

These Breakfast Enchiladas Are Perfect For Weekend Brunch

THIS. IS. LIFE.<p>Servings: 4-5<p><b>Cheese sauce:</b><br>1/3 cup butter<p>1/3 cup flour<p>3 cups milk<p>2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese<p>1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained<p>3/4 teaspoon salt<p><b>Enchiladas:</b><br>1 lb. package hot ground pork sausage<p>2 tablespoons butter or margarine<p>2 onions, diced<p>Green pepper, …

Coconut Cake IV Recipe

"This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really …

This Slow Cooked, Ooey-Gooey Macaroni And Cheese Recipe Will Have Your Family Cheering

The Duke’s Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate holds on the stove for an hour or longer, and can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days.<p>This hot chocolate has a pedigree. It dates …

Dessert

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

date breakfast squares

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday, I may look forward to stuffing, green bean casserole and all the pie the way normal people might anticipate …

The best banana bread we've ever had — now you can make it, too!

<i>Editor’s note: TODAY Food Stylist Alli Simpson graciously makes banana bread and shares it with us. We eagerly await that day, because her banana bread is the best we’ve ever had — and we’re not just throwing around that title. It’s moist, flavorful and seriously knocks it out of the park. We HAD</i> …

Breakfast

Slow Cooker Cheesy Enchilada Quinoa Bake | Chelsea's Messy Apron

<i>A simple, slow cooker meal – cheesy enchilada quinoa. This dish has minimal prep time, tastes incredible, and is very healthy for you.</i><p>This is now my …

Cooking

Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 1/2 teaspoon allspice<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves<br>• 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses<br>• 1/3 cup finely diced …

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

Dessert