Brenda Illescas

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Mexican Tin Folk Art DIY

Mark Montano has created another fun tutorial and shared it on his blog. This time he made Mexican Tin Folk Art. I love the bold, bright, happy …

Roofing

How to Make Ginger Ale at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we"ll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Ashley Centola of Simple Craves and Olive Oil shows us how to make natural ginger ale for those long, summer days.</i><p>It's not often that …

Spices

Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

10 Foreign Foods You've Got to Try Before You Die

<i>(Photo: veganLazySmurf via flickr/CC Attribution)</i><p>Think of the foods you'd travel a thousand miles to taste again. Dishes so delicious you carried the memory of them home as a treasured souvenir. Those snacks, sweets, and savories that surprised and delighted you, that taught you something about the …

Flavors

How to Travel Around the World Without Being Rich

Around college graduation season each year, the same questions start coming my way: "How did you decide to teach abroad?" "What program did you go with?" "How did you spend two years traveling and then get a job?" This year, it's my own stepsister and her friends who are asking the question, and I …

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10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has a condo for the things that don't fit in their condo, so …

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Margarita Salsa and Jalapeño Crema

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa and Jalapeño Crema.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 24, 2014 99<p>Let me tell you a little secret.<p>We have still …

9 Bar Cookie Recipes

We love a good cookie. What's even better? When said cookie comes in the shape of a bar and takes half the time and effort -- no scrambling to transfer hot cookies to a cooling rack, no messy portitioning of subsequent batches, no devastating cookie pangaea. It's a one-and-done, no-fuss …

How to build a Fire Pit and Paver Patio | Six Sisters' Stuff

My husband and I have been homeowners for almost 3 years. When we bought our house, it had been empty for quite a few months and the yard was …

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Herb Garden<p>Our generous nurseryman Tim (my step-father and the kids’ go-to ‘Papa’) had on his own initiative cultivated a bunch of herb plants and …

DIY ~ Create Your Own Water Garden In A Container!

My galvanized water garden!<p>What better topic is there on a mid-90 degree day in July than water gardening ? Even though the thermometer was recording …

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How To Cook a Perfect Pork Chop

<b>Video by</b> Rebecca Blumhagen<b>:</b> Rebecca Blumhagen (@rblumes) is an actor, writer and filmmaker who lives in NYC. She loves to travel for great ideas and …

Cooking

Tokyo Restaurant’s Tuna-Heavy Lunch Special a Little Heavy on the Tuna

A restaurant in Tokyo called Firebird just started selling this enormous maguro nose-sugi don, or “rice bowl with too much raw tuna on it,” for 800 …

SXSW: Your Guide to World Music

The countdown to the music portion of Austin’s <b>South by Southwest</b> (SXSW) festival has begun.<p>I, for one, cannot wait to head down for that warm southern sunshine, delicious Tex-Mex food, and most importantly–tons of live performances. And by tons I mean there are more than 2,000 acts performing at …

Extracts 101: Vanilla, Mint, Lemon, Almond

This fall was a busy one for me. I started grad school and by the end of September, I was buried under a mountain of research, homework, and paper …

A Nonstop Eating Trip to New Orleans with Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson

Follow the chefs from Balthazar and Minetta Tavern (ok, former chefs–they're on their own now) on a wild, tipsy eating marathon through the new New Orleans<p>Are you ready?<p><b>Riad Nasr</b> looks at <b>Lee Hanson</b>, who is about to bite into a po'boy, his first ever, at Liuzza's by the Track, a typical neighborhood …