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Lake Luxe: The Bespoke Scandi Houseboat, Australia Edition

Anna Pipkorn and Jane Kilpatrick’s Melbourne interior design firm set sail with a surprise commission: They were asked to create a minimalist-luxe …

High/Low: Space-Saving Retractable Wall Hooks

Lately we’ve been admiring polished versions of the retractable wall hooks used on planes, trains, and boats. Here are three versions at three very …

Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil

I’m a soil scientist and a former faculty instructor for Oregon State University’s Extension program, where I’ve taught and consulted with farmers …

DIY Project: Limewashed Walls for Modern Times

As a New Englander and historic house buff, I’ve spent a good deal of time in colonial-era houses that have been lovingly restored in period style. …

Danish Braid with Apple Filling

1. <b>Prepare the dough:</b> Combine yeast and milk in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed. Slowly add sugar, orange …

Five-Spice Plum Tartlets | Williams-Sonoma Taste

In these intense little tartlets, Chinese five-spice infuses ripe plums, and fresh ginger adds a peppery heat. Leave the puff pastry squares untrimmed to create a modern look to these sweet-and-sour tarts.<p><b>Five-Spice Plum Tartlets</b><p>1-inch (2.5-cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated<p>3 Tbs. unsalted …

Gardenista

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Henry happened has another take on holiday ice decorations...this time for our feathered friends: http://www.henryhappened.com/birdseed-ice-ornaments.html

Spread over 185 acres of the Hudson Valley is the Innisfree Garden, a place that feels like taking a trip through a mystical land: http://www.gardenista.com/posts/innisfree-a-storybook-garden-on-an-american-scale

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Remodeling 101: Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Serving as both kitchen workhorse and showpiece, today’s countertops play a demanding role. Site of all food preparation, they’re expected to be …

Home Baked Breakfast: Gooey Cinnamon Rolls | Williams-Sonoma Taste

There is quite possibly no better aroma than a pan of these big, puffy rolls baking in the oven, fragrant with cinnamon, brown sugar and orange zest. If you prepare these the night before up until the final rise and baking, then all you have to do in the morning is let them come to room temperature …

Baking

Coconut, Almond and Chocolate Bars | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Nutty, chewy and chocolaty, these bars hit every craving. A toasty almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut and dark chocolate filling, and finished with a thick bittersweet glaze. This recipe calls for cream of coconut; similar to condensed milk, it can be found on the baking or drink aisle in …

pink lady cake

I know what you’re thinking: <i>another</i> dessert, Deb? Are you trying to kill us? But let me explain; you see, when your house guests fill your fridge and …

home fries

All right, people, time for a confession. This summer, for our third anniversary, our parents bought us a new set of pots and pans from the lovely …

chocolate toffee cookies

Oh, I am sorry. Did you want me to discuss these? Like, you don’t know already everything you need to? Fine. There is a very small amount of butter, …

cranberry vanilla coffee cake

I know it would seem that someone who makes as many celebration cakes as I do would dream only in stacked layers, draped ganache and swirled …

pecan sandies

I have this <i>thing</i> about… no wait, that’s not fair. I have a lot of “things” — like the one about not liking warm, oozy chocolate desserts, sugar …

clementine cake

Last year, when I made that dud of a clementine clafoutis a whole bunch of you brought Nigella Lawson’s Clementine Cake to my attention. But, by that …

soft pretzels, refreshed

Now, I know it has been barely two years since I told you about making miniature soft pretzels at home but according to my calculations, at least …

layer cake tips + the biggest birthday cake yet

My father-in-law, youthful guy that he is, turned 60 this past weekend and if you think I was going to allow my in-laws to purchase him a cake from a …

cream cheese pound cake + strawberry coulis

Meet my new favorite pound cake. I have had this cake bookmarked for, oh, 100 years or so and while some recipes that I unearth from their 100-year …

homemade chocolate wafers + icebox cupcakes

People, I am so excited about this recipe, it’s pretty much all I can talk about this week. I mentioned it to a broker who showed us another dud of …

blueberry boy bait

A few weeks ago, as I was going on about how much I like just about every color and shade of baked fruit desserts, the goofier the name — be it …

best birthday cake

Some people find out they’re going to be parents and — you know, after the whole “yay babies!” cheer has simmered down a bit — freak out because they …

lighter, airy pound cake

Old-school pound cakes come with their own easily-remembered formula (a pound of butter to a pound of sugar, eggs and flour) with leavening only …

espresso chiffon cake with fudge frosting

Of course, there was also cake. I mean, you didn’t think I’d let my better half’s 35th birthday go by without some homemade, stacked and butter-laden …