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Four expert tips for creating a beautiful kitchen to last a lifetime

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and a renovation can have an enormous impact on your family life – not to mention the value of your property. …

Cotswold Way: Why a walking holiday in the UK is the ultimate staycation

“Parachute a local into any Cotswold village and they’ll tell you where they are by the colour of the stone,” Andrew Guppy, owner of Cotswold Walks, …

Seamus Mullen: the chef who cured himself of arthritis

New York chef Seamus Mullen, who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2007, believes changes to his diet and routine have reversed the effects of a crippling disease<p>Seven years ago the acclaimed New York chef Seamus Mullen, then 33, was trapped in a cycle of waking up in terrible pain, going …

Costa Rica

Crispy Corn Fritters with Fresh Cilantro

Corn fritters, hot and crispy fresh out of the fry pan, are always addictive, but never more so than when they are made with sweet summer corn cut from the cob. The addition of cilantro gives them pretty green flecks as well as a bit of fresh herbaceous flavor. Serve them with maple syrup, if you …

Williams-Sonoma

Jasmine Hemsley's mint, fennel, pea and cucumber salad with orange dressing

This refreshing summer salad is a combination of juicy vegetables and herbs, which are more hydrating than drier leafy greens. Feel free to throw in kale and lettuce and if you tend to get hot and sweaty in the summer then swap the honey for maple syrup and up the mint.<p>SERVES<p>2-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g …

Food

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Happiness

Trust (fund) me: How To Live Mortgage Free is a dream built on sand

There was a time, 15 or so years ago, when an English man or woman’s home was still their castle. Alessi juicers stood proudly on the nation’s worktops, a mortgage could be secured with a couple of months’ wages and a winning smile, and Sarah Beeny, of Property Ladder fame, was the grout in our TV …

Housing

pistachio cake

<b>Heat oven:</b> To 325 degrees F. Line the bottom and long sides of a loaf pan with a sling of parchment paper. Coat paper and exposed short sides of loaf …

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili

Now Playing<p>Four-Flavor Sheet Pan Pancakes 00:50<p>Bake four flavors of pancakes on one sheet pan to feed every craving!<p>Now Playing<p>5-Ingredient Mac and …

Cooking

We Can't Stop Thinking About Thomas Keller's Mac and Cheese

Anything that includes the phrase “bake until golden and bubbly” in a recipe catches our attention right away. Especially this mac and cheese from …

What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

If you’ve ever tried substituting baking powder for baking soda (or vice versa), you’ve discovered that you can’t use the two interchangeably. We’ve …

Dessert

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Kitchens

Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing Recipe<p>Even Like Better Than Store-Bought<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll …

The 10x7 Program: Become Your Healthiest, Most Nourished & Fittest Self In 70 Minutes A Week

You want to lose weight but can't find the time to cook. You know that you need to exercise more, but somehow the day passes without you stepping …

Fitness

Take the kids to ... Forbidden Corner, Yorkshire

<b>In a nutshell</b><p>A beautiful, four-acre Victorian garden in the Yorkshire Dales that is full of secrets, oddities and tricks. What starts as a gentle saunter – a squirting statue here, a baffling gate there – quickly turns into an enchanting, bewildering underground-overground labyrinth of passages, …

Horses

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

Apple Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - Natalie's Happy Health

Creamy Apple Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is the perfect HEALTHY breakfast. It’s loaded with nutty peanut flavor and many nutrients – plant based …

Nutrition

How to make the perfect millionaire's shortbread

There’s something delightfully innocent about the name “millionaire’s shortbread”. It smacks of an age when the wealthy – rather than buying up investment property or roaring around in diamond-encrusted supercars – could be identified by their decadent taste in afternoon treats. This is not just …

Dessert

Easy and tasty chicken recipes for no-fuss dinners

From a simple roast chicken to chicken schnitzel, curry and meatballs, we have a chicken recipe for everyone<p>Chicken is a family favourite and can be a quick option for a midweek supper or can be made a little more special for Sunday lunch.<p>Chicken can be kept simple or be transformed into something …

Cooking

Healthy sugar-free pistachio flapjack recipe

If you're trying to stick to a sugar-free diet, try these healthy flapjacks created by The Detox Kitchen<p>A healthy snack to keep you on track! The key to sticking to a healthy eating plan is to always have a tasty, healthy little snack on you at all times. This is one of my favorite treats as its …

Food

Sticky Beef Ribs & Slaw | Jamie Oliver

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Understanding Russia's obsession with mayonnaise

It’s a love affair that began in Imperial times, survived the Soviet Union and continues today. But is it really necessary to have mayonnaise with everything?<p>On a crisp autumn night in central London a group have gathered to discuss an age-old Russian affair: a shared love of mayonnaise.<p>The crowd …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

The Food Lab: For the Best Chicken Parmesan, Take a Lesson From the South

All week we're celebrating Italian-American classics. Check out more Italian-American recipes and taste tests this way!<p>More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>I can count the number of times I've had truly bad chicken parm on one hand, and all of those …