Sure Mix-a-Lot

Sure Mix-a-Lot

At wedding showers these days, the coveted KitchenAid stand mixer will garner more “oohs” and “ahhs” than the skimpiest lingerie. And should the mixer be in a hot new contemporary color, the reaction shifts into that certain tight smile that belies the rage of an envious bridesmaid. You know what we’re talking about …

Picnic Basket Perfection
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Picnic Basket Perfection

There are few things more enjoyable than a picnic: hiking to a beautiful spot, nibbling treats, sipping wine, and chatting with friends. Picnics are so simple, affordable, and rejuvenating. Here is my list of picnic basket basics …

The Presh is On

The Presh is On

However you shake it, the pressure cooker’s got a bad rep. Blame Audrey Hepburn in that scene from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” … and, well, the slightly dysfunctional early models. Here’s why the pressure cooker’s name must be restored …

A Hotter Looking Hot Tub Space
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A Hotter Looking Hot Tub Space

Feel faint the moment you step out of a hot tub and hit cool air? I do. And this got me thinking about how nice it would be for hot-tub-havers to have a space in which to unwind post-hot-tubbing. Here’s how to make your hot tub area look more hotel-with-a-cabana-ish …

After-School Snacks

After-School Snacks

Summer’s over and the kids are back in school – can we get an “Amen.” But you know what happens now: The after-school kitchen raid. Here are a few healthful, quick snack ideas that will fill their bellies without spoiling their dinner.

Fit to be Tried

Fit to be Tried

As fall approaches and cooler weather might send you indoors, you can still get your sweat on. Here are a few ways to get into your fitness groove, or at least successfully fake having a fitness groove …