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Charro Beans

8 servings<p>Cooking the beans with all the dried spices leaves you with an intensely flavorful broth that’s just as delicious as the beans themselves. Keep the beans submerged in the broth in the refrigerator so they won’t dry out; plus, they’ll continue to soak up all that flavor. This recipe is …


The Magic of Dark Chocolate Cake

The magic of dark chocolate cake is something that you can feel if you try this delicious chocolate cake! So rich, chocolatey, and moist! It will …


How to port your landline number to Google Voice

If you want to ditch your home service but keep your number, you can park it at Google for a one-time fee.<p>Still hanging onto your home phone? Worse, still paying for it?<p>I suspect this is pretty common. It's a hassle to give up a landline, if only because that number you've had for so many years is …

Google Voice

14 Most Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

Whether you like to get your hands dirty in the garden or not, it’s nice to have a few gardening tips and ideas up your sleeve. Here are some of my …


The easy way to grow an avocado plant (and cut down on waste at the same time)

Every time you whip up some avocado toast, you scoop out the creamy, perfectly ripe fruit and throw away the pit. (Unless you’re one of those fans of …


Cinnamon-Oat Peach Crisp

8 servings<p>This dead-simple oat topping can be repurposed for any stone fruit as it comes into season this summer or for pears and apples in fall. This recipe is from B’s Cracklin’ BBQ in Savannah, GA.<p>June 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 lb. medium peaches (about 12), peeled, sliced ½" thick<p>⅔ cup granulated …


22 Genius Baking Hacks That Will Make Dessert Even Better

Turn a crumpled cake into tasty cake pops!<p>View this post on Facebook


HomeScan helps find signal weak spots for your Bluetooth HomeKit smart home accessories

Aaron Pearce, maker of the HomeCam and HomePass apps, has today expanded his HomeKit utility suite with HomeScan, a simple app to show the current signal strength of all the Bluetooth HomeKit accessories in your home. You can quickly identify weak spots and find a better placement for your …

Home Automation

The secret to perfectly grilled corn? Cook them unhusked

Grilling corn sounds like a simple proposition_but our research found dozens of variations on the cooking method for this classic summer vegetable.<p>For a recipe that produced corn with a distinctly grilled taste and lightly charred kernels, we grilled the corn unhusked. The grill imparted great …


The 7 Furniture Arranging Mistakes Interior Designers Always Notice

When try our best when it comes to decorating, but sometimes, no matter how much thought we give to a room, something still feels off. It's hard to …

Home Decorating

This Trick Will Make Your Houseplants Multiply

Leaf Supply: A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants <i>is the perfect primer for anyone looking to take their houseplant game to the next level this</i> …


The One Thing No One Tells You When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop

When choosing a kitchen countertop, many questions arise. What material will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday kitchen tasks? Marble is …


Interior Designers: These Home Décor Trends Are Out (and What's In)

Decorating a home is a work in progress. Even if you hire an interior expert to finesse each room with their signature flair and design eye, the …

Home Decorating

The top four teas to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate the skin 

A post-weekend TEA-tox: The top four brews to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate the skin<p><b>Teas have healing powers and can help to</b> …


Calandrinia Plant | Grow Rock Purslane, Parakeelya, Redmaids

Guide to Growing Rock Purslane, Parakeelya, and Redmaids<p><i>Calandrinia</i> are half hardy perennials and annuals. As the perennials have a short life span …


18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

Indoor Plants: 11 Ways to Help Houseplants This Month

This month your houseplants may not be getting as much attention as they did in winter. Nothing personal, but if the weather’s sunny and the garden’s …


25 Herbs, Vegetables & Plants You Can Grow In Water

Do you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? …


How to Make Cilantro Chili-Lime Cashew Pesto | Dinner Recipes | Allrecipes.com

The Best French Toast Recipe

<i>This easy French toast recipe produces the absolute BEST French toast – super fluffy and perfect for drizzling with tons of maple syrup! Whether you</i> …


The Best Hanging Planters

lead image (hero or 3x2 grid) When you live in a city in a small apartment that offers little in the way of "nature," house plants become more of a …


The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint

It's fragrant, fast-growing, green, and complements fruits, vegetables and meats. It's also its own ice cream flavor. So what's not to love about …


12 Bathroom Trends on the Way Out

These bathroom trends are so last year...<p>Glass block bathroom windows may give you privacy and plenty of light, but they also make for a gaudy look …

Interior Design

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …


It's Here! The Recipe for the Exquisite Royal Wedding Cake

With the royal wedding just one day away, Chef Ptak is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at creating Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake.<p>In …

Royal Weddings

This Woman Died After a "Pimple" Turned Out to Be Necrotizing Fasciitis

An Indianapolis woman has died after what she thought was a pimple turned out to be necrotizing fasciitis — aka flesh-eating bacteria.<p>After returning from an annual vacation to Clearwater, Florida with her husband, Carol Martin noticed what she thought was a pimple on her right butt cheek, local …

Skin Care

Lemon Icebox Cake

Preparation<p>Make the lemon filling<p>Put the lemon zest in a 4-quart or larger bowl and set a medium-mesh sieve on top. In a heavy-duty 4-quart saucepan, …


How to Convert Several Images into a Single PDF Using Preview

Over the years, Adobe's PDF file type has become a universally accepted method for sharing digital documents. The format's cross-platform adoption means the documents can be viewed on almost any mobile device or computer, so it's no surprise to find that macOS includes native support for viewing …


Designer Profile: Holly Hollenbeck of HSH-Interiors

To Holly Hollenbeck, all design is relational. Objects in a room — from wall treatments to furniture, lighting to window types — must complement one another and provide context to the home itself. A room’s design not only reflects the inhabitant’s tastes, it sets the tone for how one will live and …

San Francisco

The Triple Chocolate Mousse That Took 100+ Weddings By Storm

When in France, other people might bring an extra suitcase for their shopping needs. I always bring a notebook.<p>In the mid-1980s, I spent two nights a few kilometers outside of Avignon at the gorgeous Auberge de Noves. I remember an elegant room filled with antiques, a grand four-poster bed, and a …