With recipes in most cookbooks and websites ranging for 4-to-6 servings per recipe, this usually means we have a LOT of leftovers. We have been halving the recipes we're eating, but often this doesn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions for cookbooks/websites that specialize in smaller portions, or any reducing portion size tips you'd like to pass on to a novice?
It's summer time and as my mind starts to turn to vacation schemes, we also have new Home & Life schemes. We're thinking of moving Offbeat Bride's honeymoon profiles over here to continue our celebration of life after weddings. And, you know, to hook you up with awesome travel ideas!
For example, longtime Empire reader "Chanamasala's" month-long trip through Central America will teach you things such as where you should be sure to drink coffee (in the only country that doesn't export its best coffee!). Or the non-touristy places you should make sure to visit.
Let this cat introduce you to the latest and greatest in deck make-overs. Homie BubblesLeFay uploaded this photo to our Flickr pool and I just had to squeeze more details from her. This is how you can pull off your own rainbow deck re-do:
In the Northern Hemisphere, we're nearing the summer solstice. Balmy nights, cheerful crickets and dewy grass beg us to head outside and celebrate the season. Midsummer has its roots in Northern European cultures, though it's celebrated all over the world in some form or another, whether as a religious or secular holiday time. Some of the celebrations happen on the date of the actual summer solstice while others fall anywhere between June 19 and June 26. Want to host a Midsummer celebration? Here's some tips:
I'm about to embark on a weekend-long road trip. I'll be driving, by myself, for 12 hours both there and back. I've made the trip before and it sucked, but at least my radio/CD player worked. Now it's busted, and I'm worried about getting tired on the road.
I never thought I'd see the day, but it turns out I was in need of a loose leaf tea infuser. I eventually went with the Star Wars Death Star tea infuser. But I had to share all my awesome shopping finds, because I discovered a treasure trove of fun tea infusers. From shark fins (duh) to a "tea Rex," these little guys will brighten your mornings before you even get your first sip of caffeine.
My fiance and I are getting married in August, and we are really excited about our idea of living in a travel trailer. I lived with my large family in an RV for several years, so I am familiar with how to make a home out of a small space, BUT we are unsure where to begin. I don't really know much about how to find a good trailer that won't crap out on us in a year! How do you know if a trailer is junk or not?
Maybe you are starting to make Meat-Free Mondays a regular at your dining table. Or maybe you are one-half of a vegetarian/meat-eating couple. As a vegetarian, I want more adventurous dishes, and my partner wanted meat. So over time, we have started cooking meals that are what I call "meat adaptable."