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This is the Cake to Make Before Summer Turns to Fall

Once upon a time—okay, two summers ago—I fell in love with a plum cake. Our relationship, it's fair to say, was a complex one. This cake had high standards: It wanted me to blend plums to a pulp, then mix them into a purple, sour caramel. It wanted me to incorporate crème fraîche and semolina flour …

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

Who Needs Meat and Seafood? These 15 Recipes Are Packed With Plant-Based Zinc!

You’ve probably seen a bottle of zinc supplements in the drugstore, but have you ever wondered what it is and what it does for your body? Zinc is a …

Tomato and Lentils Over Pasta [Vegan]

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12 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos

If you're the type of person who can't stand outside for an hour without gaining a host of new bug bites, then this article is for you. Don't let another Summer pass by in itchy despair — instead, rid yourself of the mosquito problem once and for all! Using only your green thumb and a bit of time …

NO-SEW Halloween Table Runner...with hanging spiders! (from my book "No-Sew Love") | Make It and Love It

Guess what’s knocking on our door?!?! OCTOBER!! And do you know why I scream-typed OCTOBER all excited at you? No, not because I get to turn off my …

Bloglovin

I can’t decide which is more fun, dressing up for Halloween, or dressing the house up for Halloween.<p>I don’t go too crazy, but I definitely enjoy …

DIY Mummy Pillow

6.9K Shares<p>Hello, hello! It’s Rebecca from Petite Party Studio and I am sooooo incredibly excited to be over here on Eighteen25 today sharing our …

6 Simple, Stylish Ways to Store Your Toilet Paper

Gone are the days of stacking your bath tissue on the back of your toilet. Say hello to your new toilet paper goals (seriously, who knew you could …

Toilets

Pouch Knitting Patterns

There are times when possessing the right accessory can be difficult if not impossible, and the choices can come down to purses, bags, totes, …

Make a Quick & Easy RAIN CLOUD COSTUME…for all ages!

<i>Today’s contributor is Crystal from Stitched By Crystal. All posts written by Crystal for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.</i><b>. . . . .</b>Hello Make …

Summer Pie Recipes That’ll Make You The Hit Of Every Picnic

Raspberry, blueberry, peach, oh my.<p>The never-ending supply of fresh, seasonal produce is one of the best features of summer. Eaten just-picked and bursting with juice, fruit can be a transcendental experience -- a little taste of heaven on earth. The only thing better than that gastronomical joy is …

Baking

11 US National Parks That Are Totally Out of This World

The US National Park Service will turn 100 this year, which reminds us that you don’t need to travel abroad to feel like you’re in a completely different place — all you need to do is make a trip to one of the extraordinary parks right here in America. Camping beginners can experience their first …

The Ultimate Salad Bowl

Pre-heat the oven to 150°C (300°F) on fan bake.<p><b>Sprouts:</b> Put dry beans in a big bowl of water overnight (three times as much water as beans) and leave …

Recipes

How to Make Everything You Love on The Chipotle Menu

From the glorious guac to those crazy-addictive carnitas — we've got it all.<p>• They are not, I repeat, NOT certified Chipotle recipes. These recipes are <b>very, very close approximations</b>, <i>inspired</i> by Chipotle.<p>• How close? In the name of research, I forced Chipotle-loving co-workers, friends, and family …

7 Vegetarian Versions of Classic Sandwiches

Meat-free recipes for your favorite sandwiches.<p>It's not hard to eat a delicious, satisfying vegetarian diet, but many non-meat-eaters might, from …

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

Cheese and Herb Monkey Bread Recipe: Watch How to Make It - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Cheese & Herb Monkey Bread</b><br>½ cup olive oil<br>½ cup shredded cheddar cheese<br>½ cup chopped parsley<br>½ cup crushed toasted almonds<br>½ cup grated parmesan<br>⅔ cup …

Mid-century DIY Coffee Table

Raise your hand if you’re ready for a super easy coffee table DIY! This honestly took me 45 minutes including drying time, it was amazing. And the …

Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

<i>posted by</i> Ashton June 15, 2013<p>Remember how I told you that I used to make chocolate chip cookies from a mix? Well, the story actually gets better …

18 Easy Desserts That Only Look Impossible

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

Healthy Eating

How to Make Sticky, Messy, Syrupy Baklava Without a Recipe

<b>The most fascinating thing about baklava—to me at least—is just how different a bite of baklava can taste across different Middle Eastern borders.</b> I've had an Ethiopian slice scented with coffee and walnuts, an Armenian iteration chock-full of cinnamon and cloves, and a syrupy sweet square from the …

We'd Make These 25 Recipes Just for the Peanuts

Admit it: The peanuts are the best part of any salad, ice cream sundae, and everything in-between.<p>Our salads, roasted veg, and ice cream sundaes just wouldn't be the same without a healthy handful of nutty, crunchy roasted peanuts sprinkled on top. These 25 recipes are for everyone who agrees that …

NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

"NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie features the sweet, creamy richness of a brown sugar base combined with chopped nuts and delicious chocolate …

Eat Like a Vegetarian for a Whole Week

You've likely done Meatless Monday before, and/or familiarized yourself with tofu, grain salads, the 6-minute egg. But if you've never ventured into the world of vegetariana for <i>longer</i> than just a day at a time, we'd like you to reconsider. There are a million reasons to eat your vegetables—a desire …

Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam

<b>Ingredients</b><p>7 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (100 grams)<br>• 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting (100 grams)<br>• Grated zest of 1 lemon<br>• Grated zest of 1 orange<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt (1 gram)<br>• 4 large egg whites<br>• 1¾ cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (240 grams)<br>• 1 …

Dessert

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

"I wanted an on-the-go oatmeal bar without the artificial ingredients of commercial bars. This is the base for the bars, a recipe easily modified to …