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Better Homes & Gardens Home

Transform molds from your pantry and easy-to-use concrete into a variety of planters that will add texture and charm to your outdoor spaces.<p>1 of …

Landscaping

15 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

Gallery15 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season<p>No matter how you pronounce it, the tomato is most certainly a summer produce staple. While we love 'em sliced up and sprinkled with a bit of flaky salt as much as the next guy, giving them such extra special treatment can yield delightful …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

Cooking

Blueberry Yogurt Pie with Granola Crust

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts | Clarkson Potter, 2011<p>Inspired by a beloved breakfast …

Red, White & Blue Recipes for Fourth of July

There are few things more unabashedly American than a Fourth of July barbecue. The fireworks, the smoke coming off a grill crammed with hot dogs and burgers, the endless ice-cold cans of American-made beer. If your patriotic heart doesn't swell at that, then you might want to flee the country.<p>If …

Pork Meatball Vindaloo With Pearl Couscous Recipe

This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Homemade vindaloo paste serves as the fragrant foundation for a tomato-based Indian …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Science teachers may have to add a whole new layer to the water cycle.<p>Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface.<p>The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth's water may have come …

Summertime Grilled Bread, Four Ways.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 13, 2014 54<p>You guys. I’m feeling so ollllllld. Like really, really old.<p>Last night I watched my littlest cousin graduate from high …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Strawberry Cake

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A cake for today and all other days.</i><p>So back in the yard, staring balefully at my garden and all that winter has wrought, I note the reemergence of my strawberries, one …

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

<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: Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh makes iced tea fun again with the addition of boba.</i><p>Let me tell you about my relationship with textures: Since the …

soft pretzel buns and knots

Guess what we’re making this weekend?<p>I have been obsessed with make soft pretzels at home since about 16 seconds after I learned that you could, 7 …

12 Time-Saving Dinner Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken

Ever have those nights where you just don’t feel like making dinner. All the time, we know. Us too. Luckily, a store-bought rotisserie chicken is our secret to making a delicious and simple home-cooked meal in an hour or less. With these time-saving, weekday, rotisserie chicken recipes, you won’t …

Short Rib Sandwiches

My unbridled love for short ribs is no secret. I’ve written love sonnets about them here before. Short ribs are amazing and beautiful and magical, …

The Gin Hound

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A drink to get you out of a bourbon kind of winter.</i><p>If you ran into me in a bar this winter, you would have noted with some amusement that I was drinking an Old …

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Margarita Salsa and Jalapeño Crema

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa and Jalapeño Crema.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 24, 2014 99<p>Let me tell you a little secret.<p>We have still …

Homemade Fish Sticks Recipe | Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

1. Make the Tartar Sauce: Stir together all of the tartar sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.<p>…

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart take over 'Late Night'

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers not only invited Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on the show to help him wrap up his first week of hosting Friday, he let the two gentlemen take over for a bit.<p>"You were saying ,.. you want to host a show like this," Meyers prompted McKellen.<p>"Like this? Hmm ...," …

Comedy

28 Easy Mexican Recipes

Gallery28 Easy Mexican Recipes<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Have a hankering for some south-of-the-border flavors? We've got 28 no-fuss Mexican recipes to satisfy your cravings and round out your fiesta. Whether it's tacos, tortas, or tomatillo …

Deconstructed Pot Pie: Chicken and Waffles

The Sad, Perfect End of Kim Yuna's Figure-Skating Reign

The 2010 Olympic champion from South Korea announced her retirement on Thursday after a virtually flawless, silver medal-winning skate—one that many believe should have won gold.<p>Four years ago this month, South Korea’s Kim Yuna became the undisputed queen of figure skating.<p>Her nickname had been …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Chicken Kiev - Crispy Chicken Breast Stuffed with Garlic Butter Sauce - How to Make Chicken Kiev

How to Make Homemade Mochi for the Lunar New Year

<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: You don't have to take a trip to the fro-yo store to enjoy fluffy, chewy mochi. Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making a batch at home with help</i> …

Peaches and Cream Smoothie Recipe

This tangy peach smoothie has a hit of ginger and maple syrup, inspired by the flavors of summer fruit desserts.<p><b>Note:</b> I used grade A maple syrup to make this because it's what I had on hand, but grade B will provide a bolder maple flavor.<p><b>Read more: From the Blender: Peaches and Cream …

Recipes and Provisions for Soup

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- so following that lead, we'll be making recipe collections to go alongside those that are in Provisions. Because recipes want to be together, too.</i><p><i>??Today: Get out your tureens and spoons. It's time for soup.</i><p>When it comes to soup, we like it hot, and …

Cooking

DIY Project: Super Simple Knitted Bracelets

I love to knit, but I’m gunna be real: I’m no expert. Sure, I can knit a pretty long, beautiful scarf without too much error, but that’s basically …