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6 Habits to Adopt When Decorating Your First Home (Without Breaking Up)

<b>Ready to take the plunge into cohabitation? Avoid these major turnoffs.</b>

Home Decorating

30 Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes to Swoon Over

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your S.O. or your squad this year, you’re obviously going to <i>need</i> some sweet treats to celebrate the day. After you’ve found romantic Valentine’s day dinner recipes and cute pink cocktail recipes, it’s time to think about dessert. These Valentine’s …

Dessert

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Travel

5 Steps to Designing the Perfect Bedroom for Two

6 Rules to Follow When Cooking with a Dutch Oven

Your ingredient list should be short, and you should learn to love your microwave.<p>If you don’t have a <b>Dutch oven</b>, you should rush out to your nearest …

Cooking

The 5 Organizing Items that Saved My Messy Bedroom Closet

In the new year, I decided to (finally) tackle a couple of the most disorganized spots in my apartment—one being my bedroom closet. While adding even …

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

Recipes

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

These Avocado Boats Are A Total Game Changer

They're the best excuse for more avocado in your life.<p>Put down your avocado toast everyone, there’s a new dish on the scene and it all happens <i>inside</i> an avocado. Ladies and gentlemen, from the fruit that gave us guacamole, let us introduce the avocado boat.<p>Avocado boats might not have the best name, …

25 things to eat before you die – the ultimate foodie bucket list

The World's 50 Best Restaurants have been announced, highlighting the best fine dining establishments on the planet. But for those on a budget, this list is pretty had to beat...<p>1. Fresh coconuts, St Lucia<p>Coconuts’ nutrient-rich water is best slurped straight from the fruit itself. On a St Lucia …

24 Super Bowl Snacks to Kick Off Your Party

I'm a football fan, but I recognize that Super Bowl parties are less about the game and more about the food (and the beer and commercials, of course). We've got all kinds of game day recipes coming for you in the next couple weeks, but today is all about snacks, since finger-friendly appetizers are …

14 Buddha Bowl Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving

Tahini sauce over everything.

Make These Inexpensive, Two-Ingredient Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats aren’t hard to whip up and give you a tasty alternative to store-bought ones, which can get expensive. Try these frozen treats …

Get Game Day Ready With This Bacon Jalapeño Corn Dip

Your guests won't be able to get enough.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>8 ounces cream cheese, softened<p>16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided<p>1 can Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn (drained)<p>10 fresh jalapeños, seeded and diced<p>1 pound raw bacon<p>Corn tortilla chips for dipping<p>1. Preheat oven to …

15 Things You NEED to Learn to Cook Before You Turn 25

By the time you turn 25, you’ve *hopefully* gotten good enough at adulting that you can at least keep yourself fed throughout the workweek. But WELL-fed? That’s a different story. When you’re halfway through your 20s, it’s not so unreasonable to expect more out of your culinary experience than …

Cooking

Cast Iron Steaks with Herb Butter | America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients<p>2<p>(1-pound) boneless strip steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick, trimmed<p>Kosher salt and pepper<p>4<p>tablespoons unsalted butter, softened<p>2<p>tablespoons …

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a surprise. There’s an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

Devein and Peel Shrimp Like a Pro

Peeling and deveining shrimp isn’t rocket science, but far too many of us consider it a hassle and just buy cooked shrimp instead. In this video, …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

25 Amazingly Clever Ways To Display Books In Your Home

Where to put all those books you were just gifted.

Feel small under North America's tallest falls

<b>Why:</b> North America's tallest waterfall, splashing down in one of its most gorgeous valleys.<p><b>What:</b> The essence of Yosemite Valley is soaring granite and falling water. So if you’re a park beginner, get yourself to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. Preferably in spring.<p>This is the bottom of a …

21 Travel Apps You Will Use and Continue Using in 2017

The Best Travel Apps<p>I’ve been on the road for almost two years now. Last year, I had a list of Android apps (and iPhone) that I used most. Since then …

Apps

WaPo Food’s top 20 recipes of 2016 (Warning: Scrolling through will make you hungry.)

Readers vote via clicks of a mouse; to us, the annual list of most-viewed WaPo Food recipes online provides a valuable snapshot of what folks are really cooking. Happy New Year, and keep up the good work.<p>1. Fruit Slab Pie. What a way to kick off Cathy Barrow’s new Bring It! column in 2016. Fit for …

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

Dining Pros Name Top Restaurant Standbys of 2016

<b>Michelle Dederko,</b> <b>PACIFIC Magazine</b><b>:</b> <b>The Crack Shack</b> was there for me this year on good days and bad, on lazy days, on cheat days and on very, painfully hungover days. Crack Shack never disappointed. I might be in a relationship with The Crack Shack?<p><b>Troy Johnson,</b> <b>San Diego Magazine</b>: <b>Little Lion</b>. It’s a …

Amazon Digital Day Discounts Downloadable Games and More Later This Week

Amazon has announced an upcoming daylong sale on digital goods, including games, that will take place later this week.<p>Known as Amazon Digital Day, you'll find discounts up to 50 percent off on "over a thousand TV shows, movies, music, apps, mobile games, ebooks, and more," including Comixology …

Fifteen ways to hack your KitchenAid stand mixer

A variety of attachments – including a beater, slicer, and whisk – open up a world of cooking opportunities.<p>I'm the kind of person who enjoys the …

Ice Cream

This cheesy bacon and potato casserole is a deliciously simple holiday side

Looking for a mouth-watering side dish for the family holiday dinner, but short on recipes? Don't worry, North by Northwest's savoury holiday recipe …

Recipes

28 Italian Desserts You Need To Try Before You Die

Gnam!

27 Kitchen Products That Sound Almost Too Good To Be True

From your kitchen gadget fairy godmothers.