The Hamptons is an east coast celebrity summer retreat and everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Martha Stewart call it home. This week we found the ultimate 50 million dollar Hamptons haven. Trust me when I say this place has it all!
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The Hamptons is an east coast celebrity summer retreat and everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Martha Stewart call it home. This week we found the ultimate 50 million dollar Hamptons haven. Trust me when I say this place has it all!Read More »from Tour a $50 million Hamptons house of fun
This recipe was created for Rocco's friend Bill, who told him he couldn't get his daughter to eat fruit. He asked him what her favorite food was and the response was "ice cream." (Well, what would you say?) These pops are mostly fruit, with just a little bit of "ice cream" made from low- fat Greek yogurt and sugar substitute. But when the pureed fruit was mixed with it, she couldn't tell the difference. At just about 60 calories a pop, you can eat these all summer long.
¾ cup fresh raspberries
¾ cup fresh blueberries
¾ cup fresh strawberries
¹⁄³ cup granulated Splenda
Two 7- ounce containers 5%
Pinch of salt
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until the
mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into 8 freezer pop molds.
Freeze for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
2. Run the freezer pop molds under warm water, if necessary, to
NOW YOU CAN EAT THIS!
Fat 9gRead More »from Rocco Dispirito's Yummy Frozen Yogurt Pops
- Carolina Buia, Shine staff | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 16, 2010 2:05 AM EDT
CHARRED BEEF BURGERS WITH BABA GHANOUSH
The Big Mac is a great burger-juicy, delicious, and an icon of American culture. So how does Rocco re- create the grandeur of the Big Mac while stripping away a lot of the fat and calories that go with it?
First replace the bun with a nutrient- rich, high- fiber sprouted- grain hamburger bun. His "special sauce" is made with charred eggplant and low- fat yogurt, and the beef is extra- lean. A little low- fat Russian dressing, which he considers to be his special sauce, gives it some zest-and all the rest is healthy on its own.
(No cheese needed.)
1 medium eggplant
2 tablespoons 5% Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole- Grain Flourless Burger Buns
Nonfat cooking spray
12 ounces 90% lean ground beef, formed into 4 patties
½ cup "Russian Island" Dressing (page 203) or storebought reduced-fat Russian dressing
4 slices heirloom tomato
4 slicesRead More »from Rocco Dispirito's Charred Beef Burgers with Baba Ghanoush
Rocco Dispirito is one of my favorite chefs and a lot of fun around the outdoor grill. Today he's sharing some of his favorite summer grilling recipes, secrets and tips with Make Home A Haven.
Rocco's summer grilling tips:
#1 Always marinate. It brings out the best of whatever you're grilling. Simple orange marmalade is an easy go to marinade because it has a good balance of sweet and sour.
#2 Salt food with a far and high toss for even coverage. (Watch how he does it in this episode.) If you salt your food directly over it, you'll get uneven salt patches.
#3 Pour olive oil on a cloth napkin and use it to prep and make your grill non-stick. Rocco also demonstrates this cool tip in this episode.
#4 Rocco saysRead More »from Summer Grilling with Rocco Dispirito
cNo piece of outdoor furniture is more essential than the lounge chair. It's where one can relax, read a book, browse the net, or temper the tan. Here is my take on the best summer loungers on land, air or water.
Make Home A Haven takes you on a tour of some unique and unusual homes. Check it out.
Let's kick things off in a small town called Olalla, Washington. This storybook cottage looks like it's right out of a fairy tale. I love the high peaked and wavy roofline. Hansel and Gretel would probably fit in here, but this place is no fantasyland, it's home to a single owner who runs it as a bed and breakfast. There are 5 stone fireplaces, custom ceilings and unique woodwork everywhere. The sprawling structure sits on 7 and ½ acres where you'll find a 1000-year-old tree that was hollowed out and turned into a tree house. If you want to pay a visit, spend a night or even book your wedding; just check out their website. http://storybookcottageinn.com/Home.html
If storybook isn't your style how does an actual tree house sound? It's really more of a tree room, a round single room structure beautifully designed by architect Tom Chudleigh. Spherical rooms hang from trees by a web of ropes thatRead More »from Unusual dwellings people call "home"
Make Home A Haven tours this one-of-a-kind rotating round house. Eight rooms, stunning views and sunlight everywhere. But this Wilton Connecticut home's biggest prize is its unique ability to spin with the touch of a button. It's head turning too, both inside and out.Read More »from Extreme Homes: The Rotating House
These days everything is going touch-less, from soap dispensers to water faucets. Paper towels are no exception. The Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser lets you grab that paper towel without cross-contamination, dispensing half or whole sheets, depending on the mess.
Toasting massive muffins, big bagels and Texas toast is a near impossible task. Not any more. The Slotless Toaster lets you place whatever needs toasting right onto a heated flatbed surface. No narrow slots limiting your bread size.
These innovative products not only make our lives easier, they make ourRead More »from The latest cool and creative kitchen gadgets
- Carolina Buia, Shine staff | Haven – Thu, May 6, 2010 4:04 PM EDT
It's yesterday's news that the real estate market has taken a beating. But this spring, market analysts see hope for those looking to sell. For the past nine months, sales have been above last year's levels. Plus, the home-buyer tax credit has helped prod sideline buyers into making a purchase. "We're expecting a surge in sales this spring," says Walter Molony of the National Association of Realtors, though he is quick to add that if the uptick in home sales is to have any legs, it must be strongly anchored to job creation.Read More »from Insider secrets on selling your home in a down market
So if you're in the position of wanting to sell your home, just how do you get it noticed in a sea of FOR SALE signs? And more importantly, how do you go from FOR SALE to SOLD as quickly as possible?
Four top real estate agents across the country divulge their insider tips on selling high in a down market.
On Making Your Home Red-Carpet (And Twitter) Ready
1. Buy, rent, borrow, or steal a good camera and lens. Buyers do judge a home by the pictures and they can
We spend more time in our bedrooms than any other room in the house so creating the best and most comfortable environment is crucial. Make Home A Haven is making the bed and sharing the best 2010 bedroom must haves.
Layering a bed with great pillows, sheets and blankets doesn't just look luxurious it feels luxurious; starting with 500 thread count sheets. You'll notice the difference and now they're more affordable than ever. Pillows pay it forward, the right one is like a gift that keeps on giving.The bedside end table can be functional and a design statement, choose one that adds some new life to the corner of the room. Michelle Morgan likes mirrored finishes Read More »from Celebrity inspired bedroom must haves