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Apple Pie Muffins, Chicken Tikka Masala, Pan-Seared Squash, Maple Chai Cocktail, Date Caramels & Homemade French Toast

Looking for an excuse to get in the kitchen this weekend? We've got a few ideas for you! To start, I highly recommend a batch of these …

Recipes

The Only Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipe You'll Need

<i>Written by April Peveteaux on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>Growing up we always had beef stew in the Crock-Pot once winter was in full-force. Occasionally, my mom would make her chili recipe in the Crock-Pot, but basically it was a one-recipe receptacle. I picked up the meat habit, and other than a …

4 Tel Aviv Boutique Hotels Worth Knowing About

Tel Aviv is one of those small cities, but one with a big city attitude. With a population under one million, the city feels as big, exciting and overwhelming as New York City or Berlin. So it's no surprise that Tel Aviv has a thriving cultural scene. But rather unlike other major metropolitan …

Napa Valley With Kids

Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?<p>Truth is, Wine Country houses families just like every other place …

Why You Should Visit Arizona In the Summer

It’s no secret that Arizona is hot in the summer, as I learned growing up in Scottsdale. But I don’t want you to think that it’s always 115 degrees. Usually, the temperature hovers in the much more comfortable 100°-105° range. “Comfortable?!” my friends ask. “You’re crazy! That kind of heat isn’t …

Travel

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

Za'atar Gives Your Brunch a Swift Kick in the Tomatoes

The last days of summer are <b>churning out some great tomatoes</b>, and this recipe makes use of those both ripe and overripe.<p><b>Shakshuka</b> is a beautifully fragrant and spicy down-home <b>Middle Eastern tomato stew.</b> Along with garlic, peppers, onions, and a good amount of heat <b>this egg dish will turn your brunch</b> …

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27 Delicious Ways To Use Tomatoes

Truly perfect tomatoes are a once-a-year privilege. Do 'em proud.

Eater's 38 Essential American Pizzas

As <b>Eater's</b> new National Pizza 38 demonstrates, while there may be a preponderance of fantastic pizzerias in places like New York and Chicago, we live in a country where first-class pies can be had nearly anywhere.<p>For a list that focused on the "new classics", Eater consulted a diverse panel of pizza …

20 Savory Rosh Hashanah Recipes, Because It Ain't All Apples and Honey

Rosh Hashanah isn't necessarily a time for culinary innovation—your family has probably been eating the same things for years. But food is a huge part of the holiday, so it's worth putting some thought into what you make. That could be as simple as a brisket braised to moist, tender perfection or a …

10 Must-Visit Stylish Restaurants Around LA

What's the Best Way to Spend $25 at Williams-Sonoma?

<b>Q:</b> I received a $25 gift card to Williams-Sonoma for my birthday. I know it's not enough to buy much, but was thinking of getting a nicer kitchen …

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Big Recipes For Large, Family-Style Dinner Parties That Won't Make You Crazy (PHOTOS)

We have the only the best intentions when we invite as many friends as we can over for dinner. We love feeding people, hanging out with people, cooking big meals and drinking big drinks. But sometimes, inevitably, more people will RSVP with an emphatic yes than you'd originally prepared for, and …

Wishing You a Sweet Jewish New Year

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, coming upon us, I decided to try a new holiday recipe: Carrot Honey Cake.<p>Carrot cake is not usually my go-to cake, but I do enjoy a cake that has more going on than a simple white cake. I love the idea of real shredded carrots, a depth of flavor, and a cake …

9 Summer Tomato Recipes

Summer is a time for many things --- vacations, trips to the beach, backyard barbecues, endless amounts of ice cream. But most importantly, it is tomato time! Nothing tastes like summer quite like a freshly-picked, juicy tomato. Roasted, simmered, salted, sliced: you truly cannot go wrong. Here are …

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The Point of Pectin: 5 Reasons to Add Pectin to Your Homemade Jam

It should be a crime to take beautiful fruit you bought at a farm stand or hand-picked yourself and cook the joy out of it. Cooking any mixture of …

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One Pot Wonders: Easy Ratatouille with Chicken

Without fail, every time I hear "ratatouille," I think of the animated movie that many of us have come to love, which succeeds in making the idea of a rat in a kitchen incredibly adorable and sweet, instead of the shrieking and panicky reactions typically associated with the discovery of such …

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

Staying at a Hotel? Here's How to Get an Upgrade

When people discover I've spent 10 years in the hotel business, there is one question that seems to thrust itself to the forefront, one question everyone seems to want answered. They pause, throw a quick look around, lean in a centimeter, and then ask:<p>"How do you get upgraded?"<p>I intend, in this …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Clown fish, Halik Reef, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Image by Randi Ang / …

10 Ways To Avoid Having Seatmates... For Free

Last week, Gadling posed an interesting question -- would you purchase half of an airplane seat just to ensure enough personal space?<p>The consensus seemed to be that buying half a seat was probably not the most economical plan. First of all, you could just spend that money on an upgrade that would …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Hospitality

Reader Q&A: The top 10 essentials when travelling

BBC Travel reader Agoslakbay wants to know what others consider crucial when undertaking a trip. From patience to toilet paper, our Facebook followers shared their suggestions.<p>Last week, we called upon our Facebook community to answer Agoslakbay’s question concerning their absolute travel …

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