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Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Coasters with contrasting stitching pop when placed on a smaller-check gray gingham tablecloth, turned into oilcloth with iron-on vinyl.<p><i>Be the first to receive our newest projects, DIY tips, and templates by signing up for our newsletter.</i>

Everything You Need for a Kids' Craft Room

Has the cabin fever set in? Spark your kids' imaginations with some hands-on crafts! Here's how to create a space that is both cozy and clutter-free.<p>Creativity can get cluttered. Materials like colored pencils, finger paints, and glitter glue should all be kept out of sight but not out of reach. …

Kids' Craft: Pop-Up Valentine's Day Cards

Inspire your kids to think creatively with this Valentine's Day DIY!<p>The long-standing tradition of passing out Valentine’s Day cards to friends and classmates can be made fresh and new with pop-up cards. Having a three-dimensional element to cards makes them that much more action-packed and unique. …

Gooey Chocolate Cookies that Also Happen to Be Gluten-Free

These decadent chocolate brownie cookies take the cake with gluten-free desserts.<p><i>It's hump day. Why not celebrate with something sweet? Welcome to Baking Wednesday.</i><p>What if we told you these gooey, rich, Chocolate Brownie Cookies fit in with one of the hottest health trends out there right now? Yep, …


Post-Holiday Detox Recipes

Healthy Eating

Best Rum Cake Recipe

Makes 9<p><b>For the cakes</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, plus more for pans<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>…

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …


5 Ways You're Psyching Yourself Out in the Kitchen

Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the kitchen, you psych yourself out. Here's how to get some perspective and keep the cooking fun and flavorful<p> editor <b>Matt Gross</b> makes Bolognese sauce all the time. (His kids love it!) And each time, he makes it the same way: same amount of ground …


Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

This recipe is excerpted from "Martha Stewart's Cakes" (Clarkson Potter, September 2013; $25).

Feminist wins Edinburgh comedy award with show poking fun at sexism

Bridget Christie takes Foster's standup prize – the UK's most prestigious – with 'beautifully written, delightfully delivered' work<p>It was a stand-out moment for female standups. The feminist Bridget Christie won this year's Foster's Edinburgh comedy award, the most prestigious prize in British …

Nigel Slater's coleslaw recipes

Coleslaw – from the 18th-century Dutch term <i>koolsalade</i>, or cabbage salad – has been undergoing a small transformation of late. Like many other culinary words – carpaccio, confit, trifle – its meaning has broadened, and now cabbage may not even be present at all. A slaw of fennel, for instance, is a …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

31 Amazing Things To Cook In August

Summer is winding down. GET COOKING.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>SO MANY DELICIOUS THINGS! Obviously, last-chance summer berries are the perfect excuse to eat dessert twice a day. Also, to drink sangria on the regular.<p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live):<p>- Apricots<p>- Basil<p>- …

DIY Projects & Crafts

Simple Springtime Dishes

Can a woman shave her armpits and still call herself a feminist?

<b>Now that summer has finally arrived in Britain it has struck me how long it has been since I've seen a woman with an unshaven armpit. Are they now</b> …

Perfect Fried Egg Every Time

A little bit of steam ensures that you'll never have an under- or overcooked egg white again. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Homemade Graham Crackers

Once you taste one of these sweet whole-wheat crackers, you may never go back to the store-bought variety again. Use them as the base for homemade s'mores, sandwich them with peanut butter, or simply enjoy them on their own.

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

Don't bake these rich double-chocolate cookies to a crisp; they are meant to be soft and chewy.

Rocket Favor Packaging

Send your guests to the moon with these lively rockets. They make playful favor packages for an Independence Day bash or a child's summer birthday. And constructing them is a snap -- no rocket science required.

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Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up

Beloved by summer campers, these knotted bracelets also make great adult accessories.

Simple Springtime Dishes

Holey Deliciousness: 12 Heavenly Doughnut Recipes

The cake-versus-yeast debate is a matter of fierce contention. These, with their crisp edges and fluffy centers, make a compelling case for the former.


Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Summer Cupcakes

Although we believe cupcakes are a timeless treat, these summery sweets really take the cake!<p>These miniature desserts are dressed up with a refreshingly delicious scoop of gelato.