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Dipped in Midnight: Monochromatic Rooms

Dark and dramatic, rich and striking, midnight black works in every room and in every way. Everyone knows that you simply cannot go wrong when you …

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The 10 Best Islands In The World, According To TripAdvisor Users

But Indian Ocean islands had their fair share of representatives on the list as well.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each location on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fees, and …

On Tuna, and a Zuni Café Pantry Pasta

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Nicholas takes on tuna and modern parenting, and</i> <i>gives us the best pantry pasta he knows</i><i>.</i><p>Imagine the most mundane, stereotypically kid-friendly …

These Recipes Are A Meat Lover's Dream Come True (PHOTOS)

If you describe yourself as a carnivore, we're willing to bet you're pretty serious about your meat consumption. You don't adhere to the USDA recommended myplate proportions. No, you want your plate space to only be occupied by the meat category (with poultry as a side -- maybe).<p>You true carnivores …

23 International Food Doppelgangers for the Olympics

You say to-<i>may</i>-to, we say to-<i>mah-</i>to. In Spain, they say empanada; in India, samosa. Vast as the world sometimes seems, overlapping food traditions -- in the genres of, for example, meat-wrapped-in-dough or eggs-baked-with-vegetables -- suggest otherwise. No matter what hemisphere you inhabit, we'd …

Lindsey Vonn shares her favorite banana bread recipe

While the TV is tuned to the Olympics over the next two weeks, why not channel your inner-Olympian in the kitchen? Olympian and TODAY Olympic correspondent Lindsey Vonn has a sweet spot for banana bread, and shared her favorite recipe with TODAY.<p><b>Lindsey Vonn's banana bread</b><p>Preheat the oven to 350 …

The Best Way To Make Ravioli

Craft the freshest pasta possible—and even have some fun doing it<p>As part of an ill-fated date night last year, I had suggested to my girlfriend Meghan that we make pumpkin ravioli. How cute, right? The night was hell.<p>First, we made dough on the dining room table, where pieces of the stuff still …

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Make Norwegian Waffles for Luck in the Winter Olympics

Norwegian Waffles are the breakfast of Champions in the Foodist's house, where the biggest sporting event isn't the Super Bowl—it’s the Winter Olympics<p>The biggest sporting event in my house isn’t the Super Bowl—it’s the Winter Olympics.<p>That’s what happens when you marry someone from Norway, which …

How to Make Creamy, Creamless Vegetable Soup Without a Recipe

Brendan Delany<p>In the wintertime, no food satisfies quite like a bowl of steaming, creamy soup. But the problem with a lot of soup recipes is that …

How to Make Better Stew, in 3 Easy Steps

These are three crucial steps to the perfect pot of stew<p>1) Sear It<p>Getting a good sear on the meat is the first (and, we’d say, most important) moment. The browned surface of the meat and those crusty bits on the bottom of the pot deliver concentrated flavor and rich color. Don’t crowd the pot …

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Valentine's Day Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Kansas. You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she's famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.<p>Your favorite summertime dessert just became portable! As much as I would love to carry shortcakes, strawberries and freshly …

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Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …