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two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …

maple pudding cake

There is a whole catalog of cooking devoted to what to make when you peer nervously into your bank account and find the balance lacking — one could …

toasted marshmallow milkshake

Almost exactly 5 years ago, in celebration us both signing contracts to write cookbooks, I met a friend* for lunch at a burger joint called The Stand …

The Superhero Stain-Fighters You Already Have At Home

Easy solutions for common household stains.<p><b>1. Toothpaste to get out stains:</b> Non-gel and non-whitening toothpaste can get stains out of multiple household items. For stains on walls and carpets squeeze on toothpaste and rub with a cloth and rinse with warm water. Be careful with high-shine walls as …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

15 Excellent Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant. Folks either seem to love it or hate it. If you happen to fall in the latter camp and your CSA box comes loaded with the stuff, what’re you to do? Reach for this roundup! Beyond the usual eggplant Parmesan, this collection features 15 unique recipes that are bound to sway you in favor of …

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic

Here, eight ways to dress up and remake one of the world’s greatest drinks.<p>There’s nothing simpler than a classic gin and tonic. But the old-school …

The Best Baked Chicken Taquitos.

This Chicken Taquito recipe is one of the all-time most popular recipes on Our Best Bites. The story behind it is interesting, too. I was actually …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …

Zen Inspired Interior Design

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: EkeInterior<p>Floor cushions around a low table are an easy way to create an oriental dining zone, along with high contrast dark wood …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

garlicky party bread with cheese and herbs

My mother’s standard party donation is a boule of pumpernickel bread with the center scooped out and filled with a spinach dip that includes water …

Modern Living Room Wall Units With Storage Inspiration

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>6 |<p>7 |<p>8 |<p>9 |<p>Contrasting cupboard door colors can create a more interesting finish in a piece of living room furniture.<p>10 |<p>11 |<p>12 …

Colorful Interior Design Ideas

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>Urban kitchens have a tendency to be small. By keeping the color in the kitchen nook more neutral, the space feels more comfortable. The …

Chimichurri

164<p>5<p>Beef is very popular in France. And it’s not just for the taste: on more than one occasion, I’ve been told I need to eat more red meat by folks …

Puffed Pastry Pizza

The Oscars is this Sunday night, and if you’re the kind of human that likes to put on your favorite new top, dab on a little extra lip gloss, brush …

Bold Decor Schemes

• 1 |<p>The first is a 105 square meter private home in the Netherlands, which goes bold with a midnight black wall that spans the entire length of the …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Industrial Bedroom

Idea at a GlanceWho lives here: A bachelor in the oil and gas industryLocation: Houston, TexasSize: Approximately 168 square feet (15 square …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Sparkling Urban Apartment Design

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The main living area is essentially one big room, divided more by furniture and feel than by walls and doors. A large and well-equipped …

Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad

1 large head green cabbage, shredded into 1⁄4-inch ribbons<p>6–8 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thin (about 2 cups)<p>1⁄4 cup mirin<p>1⁄4 cup rice …

Recipes

In Season: Almayass’s Fattoush With Purslane

In the heat of summer, purslane grows like the weed many consider it to be—a succulent, creeping plant with fleshy leaves that’s off the charts in …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …