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Go make the ultimate crab dip and perfect pan-roasted chicken<p>Textbook tikka masala. Spicy green chile enchiladas. Crab dip that makes us weak in the …

Gardening 101: Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth, <i>Muscari</i>: “Needs a Firm Hand”<p>With a striking resemblance to budding hyacinths—in miniature—grape hyacinths need to be carefully placed …

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9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p>Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and …

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Serve This Pepper-Crusted Steak to Company (or, Better, Save It For Yourself)

Growing up in Italy, steak was inevitably served grilled with olive oil and lemon as an easy preparation perfect for summertime outdoor dining.<p>But as summer recedes and we head indoors, I like a richer, more substantial preparation of my steak, and so I start turning my mind towards the French way …

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This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

How often do you get to combine an absolutely necessary home improvement—making your address visible to emergency services—with a celebration of …

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Five Better Burgers for Your Summer Cookout

Grilled burgers are a summer staple, but at nearly all of the cookouts I end up at, it’s the same ol’, same ol’—burgers topped with American cheese …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

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7 Recipes That Will Totally Change How You Picnic

Picnic food presents a unique challenge: You need a menu that is easily portable, can survive a bit of a journey and be flexible under …

The Strongest Link: 11 Recipes for Tastier Hot Dogs and Sausages This July 4th

Cheap and crowd-pleasing, hot dogs and sausages are an old cookout standby, and understandably so. They're thought of as easy to cook—although I've suffered through enough carbonized hot dogs and mealy brats to know that it's not quite as simple as all that. Sure, you can cook a pretty decent …

12 Burger Recipes to Help You Win at July 4th

We live for culinary experimentation, but in our humble opinion, no Independence Day celebration—or warm-weather outdoor gathering of any kind—is worth its salt unless burgers are on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's made from beef, lamb, or black beans—if it's in patty form, comes off the grill …

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Outdoor Party Ideas

Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or an evening soiree, these party-perfect ideas are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.<p>Plain or fancy, these straws decorated with baking-cup flowers make your summer drinks irresistible.

4th of July Strawberries

• Place blue sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for two minutes. Stir until the bowl is no longer …

Patriotic Berry Trifle

Heat 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat …

How to Make Fourth of July Firecracker Cakelettes With Pop Rocks

If you think about it, Pop Rocks and Fourth of July truly go hand in hand. They're both nostalgic, fun and involve explosions. Sure, Pop Rocks' …

Patriotic Pies in a Jar

Total Shares 0<p>One of most popular posts of all time on my site is this recipe for Pie in a Jar. Apparently, people *really* like pies in a jar.<p>The …

How to Make an Authentic Greek Gyro | The Art of Manliness

<i>“If you had to choose one type of cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Japanese, etc.) to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?”</i><p>Supposing …

8 Succulents That Make Pretty, Easy-Care Ground Covers

These low-growing succulents create interest in the drought-tolerant garden.<p>Brought to you by<p>Succulents, with their interesting shapes and colors, …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Everything You Need to Know About Marvel’s CIVIL WAR

Why is everyone I love punching each other?<p>If you’ve asked the above question, your family is either secretly in a fight club and didn’t tell you, or …

Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

This recipe is the shining example of what a few well-placed ingredients and good cooking technique can do to a plain piece of meat.<br>Thick and …

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

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21 Easy Cleaning Hacks to Add to Your Routine

2016 is your year for a sparkling clean home! If you like the sound of that, but don't want to make it your year for 'spending countless hours scrubbing,' these easy hacks from Hometalk bloggers will help to speed things up!<p><b>New Year, No Eww - that's how the saying goes, right?</b><p>2016 is your year for …

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10 Easy Home Improvements for a Fresh Start

Happy 2016! While it may be a little bit early for spring cleaning, it’s the perfect time to update your home with a few easy improvements. Today we …

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12 Genius Cleaning Tricks That Are Making Our Homes Sparkle

A clean home = a happy life.<p>When it comes to cleaning, we're always looking for better, faster, and easier ways to get the job done. Luckily, we found some new gems — and rediscovered some oldies but goodies we almost forgot about. Here are the very best that continually make our spring-cleaning …

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Christmas Brunch Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The secret to an awesome Christmas morning.<p>Christmas is almost upon us and that means there is a lot that has to be done. No matter how joyful the holidays are, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into hosting Christmas. The presents have to be bought, wrapped and quietly placed …