Use Carla Hall's secret cooking tricks to make it taste even more delicious. All hail the perfect corn recipes. By Carla Hall, REBDOOK.
Juicy grilled cornBetter boiled corn
I want a creamier, richer taste to my corn, so I boil it in a part-milk, part-water mixture. For every 2 cups water, add 2 cups milk, 1 Tbsp salt, and 1 Tbsp sugar. I like heat, so I also add 1 habanero chile, halved, to the liquid. Add shucked corn to the pot while the mixture is cold, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes. Remove corn from pot and serve when cool.
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Juicy grilled corn
If you want your corn smoky but not dry, you've got to brine it first. Here's a handy ratio for a brine: For every quart of cold water, add 2 Tbsp salt and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add water to a vessel that's big enough to completely submerge the unhusked corn; stir in the sugar and salt until dissolved. Place ears into the brining liquid and soak for 30 minutes, up to 10 hours.
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- Redbook | Shine Food – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 9:46 AM EDT
Use Carla Hall's secret cooking tricks to make it taste even more delicious. All hail the perfect corn recipes. By Carla Hall, REBDOOK.Read More »from 3 Top Chef Secrets for the Best Corn You Will Ever Eat
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:31 PM EDT
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Why Kim and Kate Shouldn't Rush to Lose the Baby Weight
Kate Middleton during her pregnancyKim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North over a month ago, and we haven't seen her since. According to sources, Kim's waiting until she's shed the 50 pounds she gained during her pregnancy to make her public debut. Plus, she's going to do the big reveal on her mom's new talk show, which will undoubtedly mean huge ratings for Kris. Why? Because our tabloid culture has made us entirely too focused on how quickly women can shed the weight they gained while pregnant. When Kate Middleton steps out for the first time following the royal baby's birth, you can guarantee British tabloids will write about how "new mum Kate cut a slim figure at her son's christening."
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It's no secret that the post-baby body fixation is out of control, and it sets unrealistic expectations for all women. Kim's doctors actually advised her to take it easy for a few weeks after giving birth, and that's the news more sources should
The end of a relaxing summer is hard enough to face without stressing about your kids' return to the classroom. These ideas for family bonding, healthy eating, academic success, and more will make the transition a whole lot smoother. By Paige Carlotti and Julia Marino, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 31 Best Back-to-School Tips for 2013
Celebrate the first day
Start a first-day-of-school morning tradition, says Laura Bay, 2013 to 2015 National PTA president-elect, who gets up early to make her kids' favorite breakfasts each year. No time for an elaborate morning meal? Take a photo to commemorate the occasion, go out for ice cream after school, or slip an encouraging note into your child's backpack, suggests Sherrie Le Masurier, author of Organized Simplicity. These special traditions will make the first day of school seem like something to celebrate rather than something to dread.
Get organized with apps
During this crazy-busy time of year, keep everything on the one device that follows you everywhere: your phone. For after-school sports
From havens of six-mile sunrise hikes to destinations that encourage full days of chilling in pool cabanas, Kindle and cold drink in hand, we present the best hotel and resort spas across the country. Lay back, relax, and breathe very deeply. By Sandra Ramani, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Top 10 Most Relaxing Resort Spas in the U.S
L'Auberge de Sedona L'Auberge de Sedona, AZ
Many believe that Sedona, AZ, has a particularly healing energy, and in recent decades it has become a big draw for alternative medicinal professionals and wellness-seekers. Boasting views of the dramatic red mountains, this intimate, 87-room hotel is spread out over 11 acres on the banks of Oak Creek, where the slightly-cooler temperatures allow for lots of outdoor spaces, including creekside dining, an alfresco wine bar, and outdoor showers in many of the cottages. The spa also offers plenty of nature-backed experiences, from sunrise yoga classes to massages performed in open-air cabanas to the soundtrack of the bubbling creek. The signature, 90-minute Sedona Dreams treatment starts with a body
Wondering what to grill this Saturday? Pretend you're in Jamaica. Its amazing smoky, spicy BBQ recipe will open up a world of flavors. By Anna Kovel, REDBOOK.
Jamaican Jerk ChickenPrep time: 10 minutes, plus 1 to 24 hours marinating time
Cooking time: 12 minutes
1 Scotch bonnet or habanero chile, minced (Rinse hands and cutting board after chopping-these are hot! For a milder flavor, use a serrano or jalapeño.)
1 bunch scallions, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped (or 1½ tsp dried thyme)
1 Tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp coarse salt
2 Tbsp each dark brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, fresh lime juice, and vegetable oil
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
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1. In a large bowl, mix chile, scallions, garlic, thyme, allspice, and salt. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, and oil and stir until sugar dissolves. Add chicken and toss until thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour,
Ingrown hairs are painful, unsightly, and hard to avoid in the summer. Here, experts weigh in with their no-fail tips and treatments. By Alyssa Hertzig, REDBOOK.Read More »from Get Rid of Bikini Bumps Once and for All
The shaving expert says: "Since the bikini area has curves and hard-to-reach places, it presents a unique challenge for shaving. Use a multi-blade razor with a moisture strip for extra lubrication and protection." Try Gillette Venus Embrace, $10.99; we also like Schick Hydro Silk, $9.99. "Shave with gentle strokes, using very little pressure-pushing too hard increases the chance of irritation. Moisture-rich shave gels can also help, because they soften the hair and ensure that the razor glides easily." Try Skintimate Skin Therapy Sensitive Skin Shave Gel, $2.79. Wait two to three minutes after you step into the shower before shaving so that the hair is damp and soft, which makes it easier to cut. "And replace your razor as soon as you start to nick yourself-that's the sign that it's getting dull." - Claire Girdler, research
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Baby Boy Cambridge is Here! Let's Talk Names
An actual town crier announced the baby's arrival outside the hospital He's here! The heir to England's has arrived, and while we know his birth weight (8 pounds, 6 ounces) and time (4:24 p.m. GMT), what of his name? Might Kate and Will go trendy with a Holden or an Asher, or will they stick with a more traditional route of royal nomenclature?
While we all venture guesses, here are some fun parameters your prediction should heed:
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- The baby's official title is His Royal Highness Prince [name goes here] of Cambridge.
- Just like Madonna and Cher, royals don't require a surname.
- If they do need a last name for some reason (you know, if they're taking the SATs or something) they'll use "Mountbatten-Windsor" or "Wales." We think it should be amended to Middleton-Windsor-Wales for their newest addition.
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- Royals at little Prince of Cambridge's "level" (and by "level," we mean "the most VIP of VIPs there has ever been") usually have
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Why We're Hoping the Royal Baby is a Girl
Plus, picture this coat and hat combo on a mini-Kate.We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newest member of the royal family, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the baby's gender and name. New research has provided a few reasons to hope Will and Kate's first child will be a girl, though. It turns out that female family members make men more generous. Now, we're not asserting that Prince William isn't giving; as a member of the royal family and second in line to the British throne, he's lived in the public eye and participated in charitable endeavors his entire life.
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Nevertheless, Will is one of two boys, and a series of studies from the Free University in Amsterdam found that participants with more siblings were more likely to share money with a complete stranger than only children or subjects with only one or two siblings. It wasn't just the mere fact of having more siblings, either. Participants with sisters were 40 percent more likely to part
It's official: Summer is in full swing, which means you only have a few months left to get through your yearly bucket list. Get started with ideas that'll put 2012 firmly in the rearview mirror. By Rachel Mosely, REDBOOK.Read More »from 9 Dates that Are Totally 2013
Duende, OaklandHead to market
One of this year's dining trends puts a new spin on an old standard, meaning you basic dinner date will be anything but boring. Market-style restaurants, where you pick your food at a counter, and then sit down to eat in a restaurant with an upscale vibe, are becoming increasing popular. Standouts include Chicago's Little Goat, Denver's upcoming Source, and Oakland's Duende, where you can stroll among local art and listen to live jazz as you get your grub on.
Pop away for a bit
Camping may not be glamorous, but between sleeping under the stars and unrestricted cuddling time, it's definitely romantic. With a stay at a pop-up hotel, however, you can get the best of both worlds. Some of the most buzzed-about properties have sprouted up in
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:23 AM EDT
Chances are at least one of your friends has tried to get you to sign up for a dirty girl race-and it's no coincidence. These quirky races are gaining popularity thanks to their messy challenges and low-pressure environment. We've rounded up the best ones from across the U.S. that are so enjoyable, you'll practically forget you're exercising. By Paige Carlotti, REDBOOK.Read More »from The 12 Best Fun and Dirty Races Across the Country
Kiss Me DirtyKiss Me Dirty
Extend your girls night out to the next morning, and sign up for this maze of mud, foam, and rough terrain. Organize a team of your quirkiest, wildest, and naughtiest pals, and laugh your way through the 5K obstacle course while dressed in your craziest homemade costumes-past hits have included fairy princesses, farmers, superheroes, and there's even a special race designed exclusively for men dressed in drag. Forget athleticism-this race is all about attitude. Denver, Salt Lake City, and others at kissmedirty.com.
Krispy Kreme Challenge
Test your strength and your sweet tooth in a race that challenges