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How To Get Rid of Funky Smells: Products, Remedies & Scents to Stop the Stink

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>Sure, there are matches, candles, baking soda, and air fresheners, but sometimes there are some lingering odors that …

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DIY Canned Food Organizer Tutorial

I built this DIY Canned Food Organizer and it’s basically changed my life. Let’s start by saying, have you see my little kitchen?<p>It’s totally tiny …

When You Lend Your Car Think About the Insurance - Consumer Reports News

Do you lend your car to friends, family, or even strangers who hook up with you through a car-sharing smart phone app?<p>If you do, remember that you're …

Don't Become a Moving Company Victim | Investigate Before Hiring A Mover - Consumer Reports News

A recent complaint New Jersey officials filed against a moving company illustrates why you must investigate movers carefully before deciding which …

Samsung WaterWall dishwasher manual fails Consumer Reports’ wash test - Consumer Reports

<b>Update (Oct. 3, 2014):</b> Consumer Reports removed its Do Not Buy designation after testing Samsung's software upgrade. Read the full report.<p><b>Original</b> …

Why You Should Avoid Home Warranty Choices - Consumer Reports

It's possible that you've bought your share of home warranties—service contracts that promise to cover appliances and other items that break down in …

How often you should wash your sheets, towels, and clothes - Consumer Reports

With schools back in session, washing machines across the country are getting a workout cleaning those smelly gym and sports clothes. But do you know …

Mac 'n' Cheese

Hot sauce and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper give this creamy mac 'n' cheese from Pies 'n' Thighs co-owners Carolyn Bane and Erika Geldzahler its signature spice.

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Breaded Eggplant with Arugula and Parmesan

Our vegetarian take on veal Milanese is both crisp and tender, with a flavor brightened by lemon. Salting the eggplant helps temper its bitterness.

Beyond Organic: Just What Is Sustainable Food?

Does it matter? What does it mean for you?<p>How does sustainable food relate to organic food, to the farm-to-table movement? Is local food the same as sustainable food?<p>Anna says, "Yes, the message is that all these terms are intimately connected." In the U.S., "organic" is a word with a specific …

Chocolate-Flecked Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

It's our new go-to special-occasion cake: a tall, tender beauty that's sophisticated yet easy to make. What saves the lush milk chocolate frosting from being cloying is the addition of tangy sour cream.

Floral Designer Amy Merrick's Top Five Tips for Arranging Flowers

1. Pick a Simple Palette<p>“It can be overwhelming to choose what looks good with what, but selecting all warm or all cool colors will always look cohesive and beautiful. When in doubt, keep colors in the same family."<p>2. Use the Right Tools<p>“I like Japanese ARS clippers for pruning and arranging -- …

Food Money-Saving Tips

For almost five years, we've saved you energy (and money) with our bright, practical ideas for shopping and cooking. Here are some of our best.<p>1. Check your pantry and the refrigerator before you shop, and make a list so you buy only what you need. For the most efficient shopping trip, organize …

Grilled Potatoes

5<p>4<p>3<p>2<p>1<p>See Recipe Reviews<p>Recipe photo courtesy of Mikkel Vang<p>35 mins 10 mins 6<p>Total Time Prep Servings<p>The Food Newsletter<p>Great tips & recipes delivered to your inbox.<p>Sign Me Up<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds new potatoes, preferably a mix of blue, white, and red<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>2 tablespoons extra-virgin …

Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

Get your dose of healthy oils with this lemony sardine mix over lettuce.

Top 50 Money-Saving Tips

These clever tips help keep your cash where it belongs -- in your pocket!<p>First things first: Learn how to set your own personal budget with our easy-to-use worksheet.<p>Print Our Budgeting Worksheet

High Temps, Low Maintenance: Your Summer Lawn Care Guide

Maintaining an enviable yard come high summer can feel less like a chore and more like an impossibility. These tips will ensure that the grass really is greener on your side of the fence.<p><b>Know how to mow.</b> The best time to cut your grass is in the evening, before the dew settles. Wet grass from the …

Stove-Top Pasta and Cheese

Our stovetop recipe matches the ease and speed of a boxed mix but approaches the sublime flavor of more-involved baked varieties.This recipe is one of our Better Basics: 10 New Takes on Family Favorites, see the others.

Martha Stewart Fans' Most #PatrioticPets | Martha Stewart

Oh, say, can you tell how much fun we had looking through your #PatrioticPets submissions on Instagram? Thanks to all the Instagrammers who participated by posting photos of their pets decked out in red, white, and blue gear. Click through to see which festive critters we couldn't get enough of -- …

How to Etch Glass

An elegant mirror with a regal monogram and a laurel motif, surrounded by a gilt frame, adds polish to any entryway. The instructions below are specific to the mirror, but the technique can be adapted for any glass surface.

Sesame Noodles

5<p>4<p>3<p>2<p>1<p>See Recipe Reviews<p>182<p>Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003<p>4<p>Servings<p>The Food Newsletter<p>Great tips & recipes delivered to your inbox.<p>Sign Me Up<p>Ingredients<p>Coarse salt<p>1 pound spaghetti<p>8 ounces snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise<p>1 red bell pepper, cut into long, thin strips<p>1/2 cup smooth peanut …

Cilantro Pesto

5<p>4<p>3<p>2<p>1<p>See Recipe Reviews<p>5<p>5 mins 5 mins Makes 3/4 cup<p>Total Time Prep Yield<p>The Food Newsletter<p>Great tips & recipes delivered to your inbox.<p>Sign Me Up<p>Ingredients<p>1 clove garlic, chopped<p>1/4 cup cashews, toasted and chopped<p>3 cups packed cilantro leaves<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 Fresno chile (seeds …

Our Original One-Pot Pasta

Ready for dinner in 20 minutes with one pan and 8 (mostly pantry staple) ingredients?<p>Yes, you won’t believe it till you try it: This pasta is streamlined in everything but taste, and the flavors are sublime.<p><b>Ingredients are minimal:</b> The sauce is just cherry or grape tomatoes, thinly sliced onion, …

Layered Bulbs

To enjoy blooms longer, plant bulbs in layers. Next spring, the topmost ones will flower first; the lower-lying bulbs will emerge later in the season.<p><b>1.</b> Line a weather-resistant pot with gravel; add 2 inches of potting soil. Plant a layer of late-blooming daffodil bulbs.<p><b>2.</b> Cover with 2 more inches …

"One Pot" Meals: A Sneak Peek of Our Newest Book!

We're thrilled to be sharing recipes from our newest book, "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More." Order a copy -- then, get cooking!<p>How gorgeous are the colors of this beet hash? The entire meal can be prepared in as little as 30 minutes -- and all in one …

Fall Gardening: Four Surprising Mistakes You're Making

Autumn is all about preparing your plants and the ground for winter. If you don't switch up your technique, you could be doing just the opposite.<p><b>Mistake #1: Feeding the plants.</b> Adding fertilizer too late in the season will encourage new growth that may not have time to mature before the temperature …

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 …

Cornbread-and-Chili Pie

1. Filling: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and garlic, and season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and tomato paste; cook, stirring, 30 seconds.<p>2. …