Marie Occena

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Where to Eat During This Year's Burning Man Exodus

As Labor Day weekend draws near, some parts of San Francisco may become eerily quiet as a chunk of the population packs up and hits the road for Burning Man's annual manifestation of artistic revelry. That includes a wide swath of artists, curious techies, adventurous wanderers, and spiritual …

The Brown Sugar Balsamic-Glazed Pork Loin that Pinterest Loved

There's a game of telephone woven into almost every recipe: They're passed along—horizontally, from friend to friend, or vertically, from generation to generation—and inevitably, the recipe transforms, based on preferences or whatever the maker happens to have in the pantry or how legible the …

How to Make Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies at Home

If I had to name one shining bright spot in the dreary, face-numbing, negative temperature marathon that is January it would be the fact that the Girl Scouts start to come around selling cookies (okay, that and watching "The Bachelor." But don’t tell).<p>The only trouble is, that's when the real wait …

Dinner Ideas for Two

Six healthy dinner recipes that are perfect for any pair

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Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

How to make the best-ever sangria

What makes sangria the most loved drink of the summer? Is it the wine? The brandy? Or the stirring with love?<p>Is there a more summery drink than sangria? The answer is no. (Back off, mojito). When it comes to seasonal sipping, sangria fits the bill for the fairest season of them all. Simply put, …

10 great US activity holidays

<b>Explore the Civil War battlefields</b><p>Events in the US marking the 150th anniversary of key chapters in the American Civil War (1861–65) reach their climax this year. April 14, 1865, for example, was the date on which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (visit nps.gov and civilwar.org for details of …

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Sometimes it's a latte. Sometimes it's chocolate. But what about a recipe with a little bit of both? That's the thinking behind our espresso cheesecake.<p>We bake it New York-style--extra tall and rich--and make it even more impressive by coating it in shiny …

San Diego's Top 50 Trails

Vitals<p>Dog-Friendly Stroller-Friendly Family-Friendly Pay to Park Bikeable Lake View Beach View Mountain View City View<p>1. Santa Margarita River Trail …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

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Camping Doughnut, Collapsible Tubular Structures Designed to Replace Traditional Tents

The Camping Doughnut is a design concept created by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim that replaces the traditional tent with a collapsible, …

10 champagne cocktails to buzz in the New Year

On New Year's Eve, all anyone really wants to do is knock back a few sparkling drinks, watch the Ball drop and head to bed before the party gets a …

All The Recipes You Need To Cook (And Eat) This Fall

Yes, it's true, summer has come to an end. But don't freak out because it's actually kind of a good thing. Sure, it's sad to say goodbye to the grill outs, summer berries and all that ice cream. But fall means apple pie a la mode, big bowls of soup and <i>so much pasta</i>. Guys, fall totally wins when it …