Writing and Recipes

3 Easy No-Cook Dips That Aren't Guacamole, TODAY.com
Tired of serving the usual chips and guac at your summer barbecue? Bored with the standard picnic fare of store-bought hummus and baby carrots? These three inventive, no-cook dips make the most of fresh summer produce and are a snap to whip up on a hot day. 

 

5 Make-Ahead Summer Breakfast Casseroles You Must Try, TODAY.com

These five make-ahead breakfast casseroles—both savory and sweet—are perfect for serving family members or guests with a minimum of fuss; just prep them the day before and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, pop them in the oven for an effortless, delicious meal that lets you make the most of those lazy summer days.

 

 

A Delicious Improv, The Scout
Neither The Scout nor the rest of the people inside that stately brownstone knew what to expect that Saturday, as they gathered for the debut of an improv event. This wasn’t a comedy or jazz performance, however; this was the first-ever Cooklyn Improv. 

 

Over-the-Top Puffle Cones Are the Cool Dessert Trend You Need to Try, TODAY.com
Scroll through any foodie's Instagram feed these days and you're likely to see it: a towering heap of ice cream tricked out with colorful toppings and sauces, all snuggled securely into a pillowy cone that looks like bubble wrap made out of dough.
5 Creative Weekend Getaway Ideas, RealSimple.com
Why book a flight to a touristy beach resort when you can try one of these off-the-beaten-path weekend escapes?​

 

Guilt-Free Sweet Treats, RealSimple.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these healthier snacks—all are less than 200 calories and contain 5 or less grams of total fat per serving.

 

Escape From New York: Santa Fe, Time Out NY
Because even the most loyal New Yorker needs to flee the greatest city on earth (sometimes). 

 

These 3 Easy One-Pot Rice Meals Let You Skip the Messy Dinner Cleanup, TODAY.com
Want to throw dinner together without a lot of fuss?  These three meals are cooked entirely in one pot; just keep layering in ingredients for a hearty, satisfying dish that's loaded with flavor.

 

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Surfacing: Five Places to Go in Austin, The New York Times
For years, Burnet Road in Austin was mostly seen as a tatty stretch of car repair shops, old-school food joints, gas stations and derelict businesses. But the well-trafficked major thoroughfare, about 15 minutes from downtown, is becoming a hot spot in this fast-growing city, with sleek, amenity-filled condos and sparkling new outposts for up-and-coming and already proven Austin restaurants.

 

Ham and Cheese Sliders with Honey Mustard Sauce, TODAY.com
Looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing snack for football night or your next get-together? These sliders are completely addictive..

 

Cinnamon Rhubarb Bread, TODAY.com
Everyone raves about this easy-to-make quick bread, which has a lovely warmth from the cinnamon and brown sugar.

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