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21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

Capitol Hill Community Post | Wrapped Sun: memorial in Volunteer Park

A semi-anonymous tribute in Volunteer Park, with a note worth reading

The Burger Recipes That'll Switch Things Up This Summer

Adding just cheese doesn't cut it anymore.<p>The weather is warming up and that means that grilling season is upon us. There are many great meals you can fire on the grill, but none as beloved as the classic burger. In honor of this season, we gathered some epic burger recipes.<p>You might think the …

A potato scallop and chicken salt recipe to make any Australian hunger for home | A taste of home

Showered in chicken salt, Australia’s favourite seasoning, these trashy-yet-tasty takeaway-style potato scallops are Sue Quinn’s taste of home<p>I was born in Sydney, in the inner-west part of the city. A place called Leichhardt. The little Italy of Sydney, not that far from the water. Our house was …

Beet Ketchup

Combine the chopped beets, vinegar, brown sugar, and onion in a 6-qt. saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce …

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

Rapallo: The Best Base for Exploring The Italian Riviera

I was a bit worried before we arrived in Rapallo. I liked that it was more popular with Italians than foreign visitors, and it was cheaper than …

7 Under The Radar Albums Releasing in October You Must Hear

While September brought new albums from big names like Bon Iver, Wilco, MIA and many more that most music sites are talking about, October is set to …

New Albums

Sheet Cake Recipes Worthy Of The Biggest Celebrations

When it comes to cake, you go big.<p>Sheet cakes might be thought of by some bakers as the lazy man’s cake, but we’re here to refute that misconception. Sure, with a sheet cake there are no fancy layers, no ombré colors, and very seldom, if any, intricate decorations. And yes, they are easy to bake. …

These Breakfast Taco Recipes Are Life's Reward For Getting Out Of Bed

Mornings have never looked so good.<p>The fastest way to make any morning better — even Monday mornings — is breakfast tacos.<p>Breakfast tacos offer everything that is beloved about the taco. It has the tortilla, it gives you a reason to eat even more guacamole than you already do, and it offers the …

Breakfast

Stuffed Picnic Loaves Are the Food Hack You Need This Summer

If you’re ready to get out of the house and spend your days exploring your city, but you aren’t ready to spend all that money dining out, don’t get discouraged. Between the crazy cool picnic baskets that you can get to carry basically *everything* and the fun cooking gadgets to spruce up your …

19 Easy Make-Ahead Recipes to Bring on Your Next Camping Trip

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more fun camping hacks.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

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8 natural & homemade insecticides: Save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

It's time to deadhead, prune and mulch roses

June brings roses in a rainbow of colors. Keep them coming with a little judicious pruning, says Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.<p>"Clip off rose blooms once they start to fade, and you'll encourage the rosebush to grow more twigs with more buds," Yiesla …

5 reasons to spend your summer vacation in Maine | Adventure Sports Network

Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park. Photo: Courtesy of Robbie Shade/Flickr<p>When I was a kid, our trips to Maine were the stuff of which summer vacation …

New England

We think we found America's most jaw-droppingly gorgeous beach campground

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

The 20 Best Small Towns In America To Visit In 2016, According To The Smithsonian

This year's list by The Smithsonian is bound to give you intense wanderlust — unless you're lucky enough to live in these charming destinations year round.<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense …

National Parks

3 Easy Cocktail Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket This Summer

A summer cocktail should be three things: bright, fruity, and refreshing. Below, we have three recipes that fit the bill, courtesy of Trisha …

19 Recipes to Make the Most of Fresh Herbs

Whether you’ve got a plethora of fresh herbs on your hands because your herb garden is blooming, or you just wanted to try out that new recipe calling for tarragon and don’t know what to do with the rest, it’s a major bummer to see your greens go to waste. So make the best of those leftovers, try …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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The epiphany that turned me into a good baker

When I attended the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London in the late 1970s, I learned the foundations of French cuisine. But even as Ms. Cadbury was teaching us the proper way to fold butter into puff pastry and the technique for making silky béarnaise sauce, I made a silent vow to myself: I …

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Spinach Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>One-Pot Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti</b><br>1 lb. uncooked spaghetti<br>1 (12.8-oz.) package cooked spicy Italian sausage, thinly sliced<br>1 large onion, thinly …

Rib-Eye Steaks with Chimichurri

In a food processor, combine the parsley, cilantro, oregano, vinegar, garlic, jalapeño, 2 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper. While pulsing the food …

Recipes

Cacio e Pepe: The Happiest Food Couple in the World

You know what your cooking needs? More cheese. More pepper. Together forever.<p>Pecorino Romano. Black pepper. Two humble ingredients that so often play supporting roles, bit players that get overshadowed in grander, more complex preparations. Which is what makes <i>cacio e pepe</i>, the classic Roman pasta …

Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.<p>Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty of …

This grilled cauliflower recipe will actually make you forget about steak

There's no shortage of cauliflower dishes on Los Angeles restaurant menus. Perhaps you've had the cauliflower and raisins at Otium, or the porridge of cauliflower and millet at Odys & Penelope on La Brea Avenue. Or maybe you've had the cauliflower tacos at Colonia Tacos in Whittier.<p>But do you have …

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

The Cake Recipe You'll Never Forget

Here's a cake recipe that is impossible to forget. One of Italy's best loved cakes is an extremely simple, moist, and fluffy pound cake, or as they like to incorrectly call it, “plum cake.” It's as simple as can be: no icing or strong flavorings; perhaps just a shower of confectioners' sugar over …

Bing Bread

Makes two 10" or six 6" round loaves Servings<p>At Parachute in Chicago, this bacon-studded, potato-filled, cheesy sesame bread is served in 6" cast-iron pans; we adapted it to work in a 10".<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Sour Cream Butter<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons …