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Seriously Amazing: 19 Awesome Baking Hacks You Must Know!

Baking is not always easy work. From prepping food to mixing to cutting and serving, everyone could use a little help in the kitchen from time to time. These baking hacks are intended to make your life easier by streamlining the baking process. From slicing cheesecake with an unexpected household item to quickly ripening bananas on command and even making DIY buttermilk to ...

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How to Cook Sweet Potatoes: 11 Tried and True Methods

With their earthy, naturally sweet flavor and beautiful orange hue, sweet potatoes make healthy eating a pleasure. If you’re not sure how to cook sweet potatoes, or perhaps are just looking for some new ideas to add to your repertoire, you’re in the right place. Here, we’ll detail 11 different ways to cook sweet potatoes, from no-cook options to traditional ...

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Holy Cannoli! A Traditional Homemade Cannoli Recipe

Here’s a fun fact: did you know that cannoli is plural, and canolo is the singular term? Most people know these delicious ricotta cream-filled fried pastry shells simply as cannoli, perhaps because it’s so hard to limit yourself to just one! WHAT MAKES A GOOD CANNOLI? Cannoli are popular in Italian bakeries all over the world. In general, you can tell if a bakery ...

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The Top 5 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

It’s easy to grow pretty plants in those sunny spots outdoors, but what about the shadier areas in your garden? These five shade-loving plants don’t need a lot of sunlight, but they certainly shine brightly just the same. 1. ASTILBE This graceful perennial has an old-fashioned look, and thrives in partial sun or shady spots, where the soil is moist and ...

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6 Fabulous Ideas for Your Foliage Garden

Do you want an amazing garden, but aren’t the type of gardener who is obsessed with flowers? A foliage garden may be just for you. Unlike other gardens, foliage gardens seek to emphasize the beauty, shapes and colors of foliage we often overlook. Read on to enjoy some inspiring examples of foliage gardens and pick up some tips for incorporating these fabulous plants into your own ...

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8 Gardening Shortcuts That Save Time and Money

There’s no getting around it-maintaining a beautiful garden is a lot of hard work. But you can labour more efficiently-and put less strain on the pursestrings-with these brilliant gardening shortcuts. 1. Start Your Garden With Good Soil Work in compost, manure or dried peat moss for nutrient-rich planting beds. Amended soil is lighter, drains well, makes for easy weeding and allows ...

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2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i

The explosive growth of the crossover SUV market has been good for automakers’ bottom lines, but the real winner might just be the consumer. Look at the current state of the compact-luxury-crossover segment, for instance. Every major premium brand now fields an entry, and many of them are very compelling. There’s the well-rounded Audi Q5, the soulful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, ...

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Jaguar F-Pace vs. Range Rover Velar

It won’t surprise you to learn that we here at C/D regularly disagree with one another. It’s often about trivial matters such as how long a Geo Metro can run without oil in its crankcase (we’ll settle that argument soon). Occasionally, we squabble over more pressing issues, like whether or not the cost of executive editor Jared Gall’s Steel Trap deodorant will ...

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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat / SRT Hellcat Redeye

Four years ago, the audacious Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat emerged, brandishing a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 capable of generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, making it far and away the world’s most powerful muscle car and one of the world’s most powerful automobiles, period. Then, for 2018, the limited-production 808-/840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon proved that there was still more power yet to ...

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec Manual

Someday soon, we expect a Hyundai product to top its class without trading on “great value” as its primary attribute. We’re closer than ever to that day. Touting a multilink rear suspension in place of its predecessor’s torsion-beam axle, a nicer interior, and a more muscular appearance that belies an underlying weight-loss program, the second-generation 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec performs well, ...

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