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17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

14 DIY Branch Projects You'll Definitely Want to Stick in Your Home

12 Ways to Decorate With August’s Birthstone: Peridot

As summer enters its last (gasp!) full month, we’re itching to finally get going on those big home projects before winter arrives. And sometimes — alright, almost always — the easiest answer to a home revamp is mixing in a bit of color. In honor of August’s birthstone, Peridot — a rich + warm olive …

How to buy, cut and store watermelon: Tips and tricks for summer's juiciest fruit

Sweet, juicy watermelon is one of summer’s most beloved treats.<p>But watermelons are large, heavy and if you happen to get a less-than-stellar specimen, you’re stuck with a lot of lackluster fruit. Here’s everything you need to know to pick out a beautifully ripe melon, plus how to prep, store and …

Peach-Blackberry Camp Cake

8 Servings<p>Line your Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil before baking for an effortless cleanup.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake Mix<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup granulated sugar<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Assembly<p>4 peaches, halved, pitted<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>Pinch …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

23 Mexican Breakfasts That'll Make Every Morning A Freakin' Fiesta

Lexi Bites, Boulder Locavore, Gimme Some Oven, A Duck's Oven, Kitchen Nostalgia, Gringalicious<p>Good news: You can eat Mexican food for every meal. Tacos, burritos and enchiladas are all viable breakfast options. Quite often, all it takes is throwing an egg on top.<p>But there <i>are</i> more advanced methods …

Breakfast

Crazy Good Maple Bacon Skillet Cornbread

Maple bacon skillet cornbread is something you just know will be good. How could it not be, with that flavor combination?!<p>As soon as you hear the words "maple" and "bacon," you know it’s going to be good. To me, it really doesn’t even matter what words come after those two because maple bacon …

Breakfast

5 Must-Have Tools for Homemade Pasta

Chef Nate Whiting of the new Charleston restaurant 492 is a devotee of fresh pasta. Here he shares five essential tools for making and serving fresh …

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

Food

Tomato Harissa Coconut Bisque

I love a good tomato soup. There is something so comforting about a piping hot bowl of creamy tomato bisque with a side of good bread or better yet, …

Cooking

Thai Spring Pea Soup [Vegan]

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How to Make Paper Flowers | Roses

Paper flowers are a creative and economic way to add color and cheer to your space. These particular flowers are a favorite because they don't come …

How to Make the Ultimate Omelet, Plus 8 Great Omelet Recipes

There’s quite possibly no basic food more difficult to nail than the omelet. Turn away from the stove for too long, and you could come back to a …

Food

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

One-Pot Recipes: Make It in a Dutch Oven

Whether you're setting up a kitchen, upgrading your cookware, or looking for a practical yet beautiful gift, you’ve probably thought about a Dutch oven. Martha calls these pots “the workhorse of the kitchen” because they heat evenly and retain heat, move from stovetop to oven, and are essential for …

Kitchens

Maintain Safe Food Temperature While Camping - Real Food

Campfire Cuisine <i>(Quirk Books, 2006) provides more than 100 recipes for delicious, healthy, and satisfying meals for the campsite or other outdoor</i> …

5 Healthy, Delicious and Low-Calorie Weight Loss Recipes

Who wouldn't relish mouthwatering, sumptuous cheesecake, that too when it's in strawberry flavor? Cheese cake is a favorite dessert of any one with a …

Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables

Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables<p>3.9 from 54 reviews<p>Recipe type: Main<p>Author: Aimee<p>Prep time: 30 mins<p>Cook time: 5 hours<p>Total time: 5 …

Slow Cookers

DIY Copper Cup From 3/4" Pipe

Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>Modern Inbox (Stackable Paper Trays)<p>PVC Class<p>To those who may not be aware, copper is used extensively in …

How to make anything

How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

Shake up your holiday gift-giving with a fun, personalized present that anyone would love.<p>The holidays are a great time to bust out your craft …

Cream Cheese & Red Pepper Jelly Appetizer Recipe

Growing up with family in the food business (both sets of grandparents in delis, everyone else in distribution) doesn't translate into what you think …