Flavorful florets! A recipe to make anyone eat their broccoli

Why is broccoli so thoroughly misunderstood? Mostly, bad preparation. If there’s one way to make a lifelong enemy of broccoli, it’s by cooking it into mushy, army-green oblivion — a sight many of us are still trying to erase from ...

Soup is love! Homemade tomato soup warms the soul

A container or two of comforting Creamy Tomato Soup, a loaf of bread and bag of salad — it’s dinner. This soup makes 10 cups, so you’ll have enough for a friend, with some leftover for you.

Classical flavor! A lighter Beef Bourguignon is just as sumptuous

To put a healthy spin on the Julia Child's classic recipe, we cut down on the beef, used lean beef and increased the veggies. Capturing the richness of the original, the recipe uses a beurre manié, a mixture of butter ...

Good & hearty! Braised chicken and vegetable peasant dishes use wholesome ingredients for wow

Peasant dishes, with their earthy, honest ingredients, now star in hip restaurants across the country, a testament to their lure and durability. Here’s a dish born out of a lean pantry. It’s perfect for adapting to what you have on ...

Potluck pasta! Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

The sausage-mushroom mixture can be made a day ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container. Rewarm over low heat before combining with the pasta.

Cool cakes! Impress your guests with an icebox variety

The transformation of a handful of ingredients into a no-cook, multi-layered confection that looks like something from a Viennese pastry kitchen seems almost miraculous. When you need a quick make-ahead dessert that’s light and cool and creamy and impressive, look ...

A grand granola gift

Looking for a quick gift from the kitchen? Homemade granola packaged in a half-pint milk bottle is just the ticket. The recipe is super easy to make, and it’s deliciously flavored with maple syrup and dried cranberries.

Lifestyle company, Kyu Melange is fashion with a progressive element

In August 2013, Gibson founded Kyu Mélange (pronounced Q-Mey-Longe), which is a “purpose driven fashion and lifestyle company” offering multi-functional, hand-crafted, unisex leather bags, clutches and accessories, sourced from around the globe. (“Kyu” means “progress” in Japanese and “mélange” means ...

Fresh ideas

We could all use a hand in the kitchen. So any gadget that makes preparing food easier, faster or more enjoyable is worth buying. Check out these handy gadgets that stood out at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show.

Pizza Primavera

Homemade pizza, made to order, is the kind of recipe that encourages cooks to step up to the counter with their own ideas.

Styled By Rica - what's the latest fashion trend?

If you're looking for fashion designs that are hip, trendy and unique, look no further than L.O.R.

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Add some personal flair to your winter wardrobe with crochet pieces. Rethink crochet!

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Latia Chantel Lopes brings her stylish vision to life with her new boutique William Edward located in Dorchester.

Kick Up Your Personal Style with Bold and Colorful African Print

Crazy, sexy cool, fashion using African prints this season.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts at Linden Square by style blogger Rica Elysee.