Sheila Dean

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A Southern Home Filled with Color and Vintage Finds

I had the chance to pop into Furbish, a design store in Raleigh, North Carolina when Grace and I were in town for the Design*Sponge Book tour and …

Top Pin of the Day: A Living Room with Elegant Simplicity

Today's top pin is a living room with elegant flower arrangements. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In the living room of designer Lynn Morgan's Savannah row house, flowers in antique pickle jars and a rustic coffee table from Homer offset the formality of the mantel. …

7 Time-Saving Methods for Faster Kitchen Clean Ups

After cooking and a meal, the last thing anyone wants to do is tackle a kitchen disaster. But, it's part of the deal, so here are some practical tips …

Kitchens

5 Tips for Cutting Down On Dirty Dishes

As hard as one might try to piece together the perfect kitchen, if you find yourself with an uncontrollable mound of dishes, that perfect kitchen …

Housekeeping

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on a Cruise

Gone are the days when the height of cruise entertainment was limited to poolside lounging and fancy evening soirees. Sure, you can still do both of those things, but today's cruise ships are more like mini-cities equipped with all the fixings for a day at a theme park or a night on Broadway. Even …

Cruise Ships

15 of America's Coolest Small Towns

<i>Photo of Berlin, MD, courtesy of Worcester County Tourism. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>At <i>Budget Travel,</i> we know a cool town when we see one, and these 15 finalists -- the result of weeks of nominations from BT's online audience -- are now vying for bragging rights to the …

National Parks

10 Things You Must Do During Your Next Trip to Belize

Maybe your cruise ship docked for only a day in Belize, which didn't allow you the time to explore much of the local culture, jungles or coral reefs. Or perhaps you stayed at one of the all-inclusive resorts and didn't venture out beyond the sun, sand and water. If so, book the next flight you can …

Central America

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

European Travel

This Is the Most Badass Cocktail Menu We've Seen

A new graphic novel/menu from the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, complete with bloodlust and Irish whiskey.<p><b>Something to</b> drink. Something to read. That's it.<p>Such is the greatness of the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog's new half-menu, half-graphic novel, which debuted just a few days ago. The bar—which …

Cocktails

February's Nachos Of The Month: Loco Moco Nachos (PHOTO)

<i>We really love nachos. How much? So much that we eat them at least once a month. So much that we're not content with normal nacho fixings, and have branched out into more creative territory. So much that we want it to seem totally normal to eat nachos for dinner. In order to push our unrepentant</i> …

Lentil, Avocado, and Farro Salad

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A trick for cooking farro on a weeknight -- and a salad to make with it.</i><p>Usually I walk the center aisles of the grocery store with a glazed look, passing by most of …

Dinner Tonight: Crab Mac + Radicchio Salad

This dinner needs no explanation -- other than the fact that Tuesdays, more often than not, are usually accompanied with a need for creamy, cheesy pasta. Maybe it's to celebrate having made it through the beginning of the week, or perhaps it's because Friday would just seem a <i>little</i> bit closer if …

This Is the Gluten-Free Answer to Spaghetti Carbonara

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a sharp chef's knife. Scrape out the seeds and …

Onions

Ricotta Recipes

We love this mild fresh cheese<p>Ricotta is a fresh cheese that we go crazy for. Its mild flavor and rich, creamy texture makes it a perfect comfort …

Lunches That Pack in 5 Minutes (or Less)

<i>We're republishing this post, originally written in 2014, because back-to-school, return-to-reality season is upon us.</i><p><i>Think you don't have time to plan ahead? Here are ten lunches you can pack in less than five minutes.</i><p>This one goes out to all you busy bees who claim you don't have time to pack …

Live Every Night Like It's Wing Night

A garlicky, spicy peanut sauce is the perfect dip for chicken wings that are actually healthy.<p>GUYS! We have great news. Chicken wings don't have to be deep-fried to be delicious. We're serious—we can prove it.<p>The proof is in the peanut butter, specifically in this chile-inflected, garlicky peanut …

Cooking

The Food Lab: The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

One-Pot Wonders: Baked Eggs With Butternut Squash and Kale

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I have to come clean: I have a borderline obsession with kale. If you haven't noticed by now, I try to incorporate it into every recipe I make, even when its addition is somewhat questionable (it always comes through for me …

All the Types of Feta Cheese You Should Be Eating

By Alex Delany<p>That's right: There's more than one. Here's how to tell the difference, and what all the delicious types of feta cheese are good for.<p>When we think of feta, we think of Greece. And while a Greek salad wouldn't be a Greek salad without plenty of everyone's favorite briny, salty, crumbly …

Feta

Don't Go Bacon My Heart! Low Carb Candied Bacon Dipped in Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Candied bacon that's low carb? Wha-what?<p>Low Carbers rejoice! You CAN have your candied, chocolate covered, peanut butter dipped bacon AND eat it too....<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 package of center cut bacon<p>Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (about ½ - 1 tsp per slice of bacon)<p>Dark chocolate melting wafers (12 oz …

Dessert

Classic Party Fondue

4 Servings<p>Raclette is the most mild tasting of these three cheeses, while Comté and Gruyère deliver some sharpness. For a crowd-pleasing mix, try 3 parts raclette to 1 part Comté and/or Gruyère.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound raclette cheese, Comté, and/or Gruyère, grated (about 5 cups)<p>1 …

Spices