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Nigel Slater’s shortbread and pancake base recipes

There isn’t always time to make the pastry case for a tart; to tenderly rub the cubes of butter into the flour with your fingers, to roll the dough into a smooth sheet then persuade it into the crinkles and corners of the tart tin. Neither is there the chance to cover the pastry with parchment and …

Shortbread

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Spit out instant wall art, cards and more with these free printables

Art can be as expensive as a Picasso — or as cheap as a ready-made graphic spit out by your inkjet printer. Free printables are great for filling in …

9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

Living Rooms

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Toasted Cream Is the New Brown Butter

Non-enzymatic browning gives us many gifts. The crust on a loaf of bread, the umami-rich taste of browned onions, the nutty wonder that is browned …

The Our 10 Most Popular Side Dishes of 2017

I take the same approach to side dishes as I do for the mains that fill my meal plan. I lean on simple, no-fuss sides that are a breeze to pull …

The Best Thing I Made in 2017—For Food52

Since I started working at Food52, I've marveled at how our regular contributors—Alexandra Stafford, Alice Medrich, Posie Harwood, Erin McDowell, and Emiko Davies—meticulously test and finally reveal tasty, photogenic, nearly foolproof recipes, never missing a deadline. If a recipe is complicated, …

Spongecake

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

Here Are The Recipes You Should Try In 2018

Here's what our readers loved most this year.

Cooking

The Slow Cooker Recipes Our Readers Saved Most in 2017

For years I've been wishing for the ability to save recipes on Kitchn (perhaps you have too), and this year it finally happened. Like many readers, …

Cooking

Camping gifts for the outdoorsy folks in your life

Living Rooms

How to Make Hexaflexagons with Vi Hart

The amazing, the brilliant, the ridiculously talented Vi Hart strikes again, this time giving us the skinny on how she creates hexaflexagons. She also offers PDF templates to make these geometric paper models easier for you to accurately fold.<p>Among the PDF files, Vi even includes a fidget spinner …

Fidget Spinner

First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL

Opening up the box and pulling out a new Pixel 2 or 2 XL is a wonderful feeling, no matter how many times you've done it or what phone you're …

Operating Systems

5 Easy Paper Craft Projects To Make With The Kids

Attention everyone: it’s officially glitter o’clock!<p>Bjarte Rettedal via Getty Images<p>You don’t need to wait for the next rainy day to get stuck into …

Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak: How One Georgia Doctor Sounded the Alarm

It began with an admission from an overdosing patient delivered in what Dr. Gregory Whatley would later recall as "the slightest of a whisper."<p>Whatley, a veteran emergency room doctor, had just started the 10 p.m.-to-6 a.m. shift at Navicent Health Medical Center in Macon, Georgia, on June 4 when a …

Crime

13 Creepy And Cool Halloween Makeup Tutorials

You only need makeup—and a lot of it—for these beauty-centric costumes.<p>Who needs a Halloween costume when you have tubes and tubes of lipstick? These 13 tutorials, taken from our favorite Youtubers, show off just how easy it is to transform into character with just your arsenal of makeup.

3D Paper Art

Simple drawings on folded paper by Copenhagen based artist HuskMitNavn. Extremely creative three-dimensional paper art will make you smile. Also …

Paper Craft

Build a Swinging Art Table for Uniquely Hypnotic Drawings

Harmonographs are mechanical devices that draw pictures by swinging pendulums, believed to be invented in 1844 by Scottish mathematician Hugh Blackburn. In my 3-pendulum rotary harmonograph, two lateral pendulums swing back and forth at right angles to each other (one side to side, another front to …

Fold Up a Jumping Origami Frog with LED Eyes

Light-up origami designs have been around for a while — but this adorable jumping frog takes it to new levels. Press the frog down, and the LED eyes start to glow. Release the frog, and it leaps across the table. If you’re lucky, it may even do a little flip in the air!<p>The design for this light-up …

5 Fun DIY Sites for Kid-Friendly Craft Ideas

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from making something on your own. And teaching your child that lesson with crafty projects isn’t only rewarding for them, but can be a super fun and inexpensive activity for parents too. Whether it’s a birthday party piñata or creating the dream bedroom …

Tissue Paper Snail Craft

In this post, learn how to make a cute Tissue Paper Snail Craft with kids. This easy craft includes a free printable template, making it perfect for …

Crafting

16 self-directed activities for your kids this summer

Summer is coming! It’s always so nice to break away from the structure and routine of the school year, but after awhile you will inevitably hear the …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make | MyRecipes

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Studies Suggest Cautious Optimism About Declines In Teen Opioid Use

In the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to devastate families, a sliver of hope has arrived. Two long-term studies published Monday show that opioid use among teens and opioid poisonings among younger children are on the decline.<p>Though it gets less press, the opioid epidemic has been …

Prosthetics

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Cooking