A muted but moody palette puts a fresh spin on a masculine space. The large beach scene with battered boats steals the show while the bed’s super soft linen bedding makes you want to curl up and nap the day away.
Hands-free conveniences makes this modern kitchen a baker's delight. A pop-up mixing stand eliminates having to pull the heavy standing mixer out of a cabinet, and it doesn't have to be stored on the countertop all the time. Touchless faucets are also installed for when the baker is covered in flour and batter.
A long, covered porch creates a beautiful al fresco dining spot that takes advantage of this Greenwich, Connecticut, home's picturesque views. A paneled ceiling in a rich wood tone adds warmth to the space and connects to the tree-filled setting. White battered columns are part of the detailed millwork that brings New England character to the stone and clapboard exterior.
Crispy fried chicken and fresh-baked waffles come together to create a sweet and savory brunch dish. Gather the following ingredients: your favorite waffle batter mix (like buttermilk, sweet potato or apple cinnamon), 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1 cup plain flour, 1 tablespoon water, 2 eggs, salt and pepper and oil for frying.
Capture the quaint charm of a high-end historical property with your bedding. “Use strong quilts with interesting patterns and colors that relate,” says author Susan Sully. “I love that she hung it over the headboard of the canopy.” A slightly battered chest at the foot of the bed, which could be found at a thrift or antiques store, adds charm.
Treat the kids (or yourself!) to an over-the-top Halloween breakfast. Instead of chocolate chips, fold crushed or chopped candy bars into pancake batter and flip away. Sunny Anderson’s blueberry syrup is the perfect spooky topper – when cooked down, the berries’ deep-blue hue looks almost black. Get the recipe.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
Bite-size churros are deliciously poppable! Whip up your favorite homemade churro batter and pipe onto baking sheets in 3-inch lengths. Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. Cook the frozen dough in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Brush mini churros with butter and roll in cinnamon-sugar. For a truly decadent treat serve with salted caramel sauce.
Don’t toss those apple peels, unless you’re adding them to your compost pile, which is a great idea in fall when dried leaves overwhelm compost with brown matter. Apple peels are versatile in the kitchen, filling roles from salad topper, to pot cleaner (they work wonders on stained aluminum cookware, thanks to the acid they contain), to pancake and waffle ingredient (chop and mix into batter with a little cinnamon—yum!). Or turn apple peels into a can’t-resist snack by tossing with melted butter, cinnamon-sugar mix and a pinch of salt. Spread on a baking sheet and roast at 400°F for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.