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14 Summer Reads

My friend Liz Egan is so funny. You might know her from <i>Glamour</i> magazine where she’s the Books Editor. Or you might remember her from a post she wrote …

8 Books You Need to Read This March

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Prodigals, by Greg Jackson</b> …

Nine books to read in March 2016

From a biography of Charlotte Brontë and an investigation of the lives of the apostles to a bitingly satirical novel from Nigeria – Jane Ciabattari picks new books for the month ahead.

And the Winner Is...10 Award-Worthy 2015 Books

I engage in many forms of book nerdery, including book hoarding and keeping a running list of everything I read each year. Also, I’m a little ashamed …

Books

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

23 Unique Ways to Personalize Gifts

There’s a lot of hype around personalized gifts – and with good reason. Gone are the days of generic, one-size-fits-all gifting; today, it’s all about showing up to the party with something made <i>just for them.</i> No matter what the occasion – be it a birthday, wedding, new baby, or housewarming – it’s …

Chai Cupcakes with Brown Butter Chai Icing.

If you’ve actively been looking to break your resolution, I’m going to sell you right now.One peek below into this swirly vanilla chai batter and …

Bourbon Vanilla Layer Cake

This time of year always brings out my pensive side. I tend to spend a lot more time <i>thinking</i> and less time <i>doing</i>, so I’ve been fumbling a bit trying …

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Summer Peach Pie with Vanilla and Cardamom

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar<p>1/2 vanilla bean, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces<p>3 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon (scant) ground cardamom<p>3 3/4 pounds firm but ripe unpeeled peaches, halved, pitted, each half cut into 4 slices (about 10 cups)<p>2 Best-Ever …

feta tapenade tarte soleil

Fully preoccupied with coming up with fun new shapes for my favorite cookie a few weeks ago, I went deep into a YouTube cooking show rabbit hole and …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To O Magazine And Oprah.com

If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

You'll Never Make Regular Biscotti Again

A while back, I posted a photo on Instagram of some incredibly fragrant cinnamon cookies known as <i>tozzetti ebraici or</i> “Jewish tozzetti” that I picked up at the Forno del Ghetto, a Jewish bakery in the ancient town of Pitigliano in southern Tuscany.<p>They looked like tozzetti, the softer, more …

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

2015 in review,Best books of the year,Culture,Fiction,Biography,Books,Best books,Autobiography and memoir,Best books of 2015<p>After authors and reviewers chose their favourite books of the year, it’s time to let Guardian readers speak – here are your most-beloved books of 2015

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Bake Gourmet Cupcakes: 6 Recipes from Famous Bakeries

The cupcake bubble has burst according to Slate, and The Wall Street Journal predicts that cupcake bakeries will face economic woes as the trend …

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

<i>This post was originally published on August 27, 2008. It’s one of my favorite family recipes, showing up at summer gatherings for as long as I can</i> …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

Miami Beach

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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My Favorite Cornbread Recipe

<i>This post was originally published on September 23, 2007. It’s one of the oldest recipes on the site and the pictures were in desperate need of an</i> …

Extra-Large Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jacques Torres recommends turning any chocolate pieces that are poking up from the dough horizontal so that they melt more evenly and make for a more …

This Is the Secret to Better Fruit Cobbler

<b>Heat the oven to 375°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Coat a 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, or 9-inch pie plate, with …

10 Eyelash Hacks for Long Luscious Lashes

If you pay attention to internet memes, you probably believe that eyebrows are the only way to accentuate your eyes and attain a flawless face. But there is something that you just might be missing, and most likely not spending that much time on: EYELASHES. If faux lashes are not your forte, check …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

Caramelized Peach and Lavender Scones

Caramelized Peach and Lavender Scones.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 9, 2015 53<p>GUESS WHAT.<p>I grew this lavender!<p>Oh my gosh. Those little stems. Right there. …

The Best Books of 2015 So Far

And by “best” we mean “our favorites.” Here are our picks for the raddest books published this year so far! Leave your faves in the comments.<p><b>Above Us</b> …

With This Secret Ingredient In Our Biscuit Topping, This Is The Best Cobbler You’ll Ever Taste!

When cooked into a delicious dessert, rhubarb is one of our favorite summer fruits. We love it in pies, crisps and crumbles, but we think we just …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

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Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust

8 Servings<p>Curry crust? Trust us: This lightly spiced crumb will win Best in Show. If you want to take it even further, add a teaspoon of toasted crushed cumin seeds, too.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>curry crumb crust<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>8 oz. vanilla wafer cookies<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 …

20 Must-Eat Summer Recipes You Still Have Time to Make

<i>We're republishing this list—originally posted in June 2015 as Summer Bucket-List Recipes—as a reminder that there's still time: Summer's not over yet! Go make a pie.</i><p>There's something about summertime that makes us so prone to making bucket lists, lists that grip us with the same voracious …