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6 Steps to Take When You Burn Dinner

January 25, 2016

When it comes to burning dinner, I’m an expert. I say this without embarrassment, because the fact that I’m burning dinner is proof that I’m cooking dinner, which is an accomplishment. Once in a while, things get burned. So what? Most of the time (OK, some of the time) dinner doesn’t burn, so the occasional dinner disaster isn’t the…

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Entertain With Ease: Up Your Crudité Game

January 22, 2016

After months of holiday party indulgence, it’s time to get back on track with healthy eating. But what will you munch at parties? (The Super Bowl is right around the corner, after all!) A gorgeous veggie platter with a lightened-up dip gives both you and guests a healthier option. When it comes to crudité, think outside…

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7 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

January 18, 2016

Our kitchens may be the heart of our homes, but when it comes to their décor, most of our kitchens are a blur of features big on practicality and short on style. (Oh, hello there, standard countertops, cabinets, and appliances.) Luckily, it doesn’t take much to perk up this workhorse of a room. One goof-proof trick…

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Don’t Need But Want: Monogrammed Décor

January 15, 2016

We love to name things after people—restaurants, parks, libraries, hospitals, schools. We all seem to share a fascination with putting names on things. But even more specifically, we want our names—or, at the very least, our initials—on all our stuff: Towels, shirts, pillows, you name it. Monogrammed items allow us to proclaim ownership while adding charm to…

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Secrets to a More Organized Kid’s Closet

January 11, 2016

Beat the battle of the morning’s wake-up-and-dress routine with a neater, more streamlined closet. Here are a few organizing tips to get started. Make It Extra Kid-Friendly Get your children more involved in the getting-ready process by making the closet easier to access for their smaller selves. Help them reach hanging clothes by installing a…

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