BA’s Best Old-Fashioned

Originally called the “Whiskey Cocktail” this cocktail is one of the oldest around—and it never goes out of style. A great old-fashioned recipe is all about simplicity, ingredients, and technique. Start with the sugar, bitters (orange, if you please), and use warm water and plenty of stirring to help dissolve the sugar before adding ice. … Read more BA’s Best Old-Fashioned

The Easiest Way to Clean Your Grill, According to Experts

Cookout season is just a few short weeks away, and if your gas or charcoal grill is still covered with the remnants of last year’s cheeseburgers and Hawaiian chicken, now’s the perfect time to give it a refresh as part of your spring cleaning routine. These speedy tips from the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab … Read more The Easiest Way to Clean Your Grill, According to Experts

5 Expert Tips For Breathing Easier at Home

Say “air quality” to most people and they think of outdoor particles and pollutants, like ozone, pollen, and smoke-belching factories. But the truth is, indoor air is two to five times dirtier than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, thanks to all the dust, dander, and air-borne bacteria floating through our … Read more 5 Expert Tips For Breathing Easier at Home

Harness the Power of Procrastination with These Cleaning Swaps

There’s plenty of good advice available about how to stop procrastinating (and apps that can help too!) but you’ll probably never completely eradicate it from your life. Redirecting your energy into something positive can help that time from being a waste—and leave you feeling better overall. While procrastibaking has gotten a lot of attention recently, … Read more Harness the Power of Procrastination with These Cleaning Swaps

Jalapeño Popper Gougères

Choux pastry is a marvel: It comes together in a matter of minutes and is the basis of cream puffs, profiteroles, éclairs, croquembouche, French crullers, and the airy, cheesy, eggy delights called gougères. Here, the gougères are flavored with cheddar and pickled jalapeños as a nod to jalapeño poppers (shout-out to contributor Aliza Abarbanel for … Read more Jalapeño Popper Gougères

5 Ways To Slash Energy Costs At Home

YORK® Heating and Cooling york.com/residential How does a few extra hundred bucks in your pocket sound? And what’s not to love about extending the life of your home’s major systems and appliances? That’s the minimum you’ll save—and the least you can expect—this year with the following energy efficiency tips from Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist at … Read more 5 Ways To Slash Energy Costs At Home

Fire Pit Ideas to Take Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level

Lisa Romerein Once the warm weather rolls around, all there is to think about are evenings outdoors, loads of BBQs and, of course, more s’mores. To pull your outdoor space together for the season, go for a stylish fire pit that you can choose to DIY or buy right online. Before you decide, browse some … Read more Fire Pit Ideas to Take Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level

A Cleaning Expert Explains Why You Shouldn’t Dry Clean Your Clothes at Home

Some clothes are easier to care for than others. Most everyday items can be cleaned with a quick wash and dry, however, “dry clean only” and delicate garments require more TLC. While it’s always best to leave the dry cleaning and pressing up to the professionals, you may be tempted to skip the extra trip … Read more A Cleaning Expert Explains Why You Shouldn’t Dry Clean Your Clothes at Home

People Are Naming Their Houseplants — We Found the 45 Funniest Names Out There

Houseplants aren’t just for decoration. For many plant parents, they are another member of the family — leafy and green, but just as lovable. Think about it: You spend hours making sure your houseplant gets just the right amount of water, plant food and sunlight to live its happiest, healthiest life. And sure, plants don’t … Read more People Are Naming Their Houseplants — We Found the 45 Funniest Names Out There