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Don’t get us wrong: We love melted butter and gravy mixed with a spoonful of mashed potatoes and toasted marshmallows garnished with a bit of yams as much as the next American.
But this Thanksgiving we have healthier options, thanks to brothers Eli and Max Sussman, New York-based chefs and authors of the recently published This Is a Cookbook.
In today’s videos, they show us two easy, inexpensive, no-stretchy-pants-necessary recipes: sauteed kale with almonds and raisins (above) and roasted cauliflower with caramelized onions.
It’s possible we ate enough of the vegan-friendly dishes during the shoot to constitute three meals.
But that still beats French’s fried onion rings plus or minus the green beans.
This Is a Cookbook is available at amazon.com or itunes.com (iPad version), $13.
When it comes to looking for the dress, you’ve got questions: When should you buy one? Who should you take along for opinions? What style should you go for? Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, has the answers in today’s video.
For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings. Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding a wedding gown doesn’t have to be daunting. Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon in Manhattan, has it down to a science.
In this video, she gives pointers on selecting the right dress based on your body type. Featured designers include Marchesa, Angel Sanchez, Matthew Christopher, Sarantina, and Sassi Holford.
For more tips and tricks, sign up for DailyCandy Weddings.
Seems simple enough: Buy a curling iron, twist hair around the blistering cylinder, and voila, ringlets.
So why does it so often turn into Toddlers & Tiaras and — to magnify the insult — fall flat five minutes later?
Find out what the experts are doing (and you’re not). Today’s Easy Does It video is How to Curl Your Hair the Right Way — and make it stay.
We consulted the geniuses at NYC’s Whittemore House, who showed us everything from how to hold the iron (who knew?) to which products to use (crucial).
And brace yourselves: Mousse is back.
Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to email@example.com. Products used in today’s video include Sachajuan Hair Mousse, Sachajuan Shine Serum, and Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray.
Special thanks to: Jamie Cook, today’s featured stylist
Sure, decanting wine makes you look sophisticated. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can have the opposite effect.
Patrick Watson, founder of Brooklyn Wine Exchange, shows the proper technique for separating vino from sediment. Be sure to have a candle on hand.
Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a dead giveaway that you’re not a connoisseur: bits of cork in the wine.
Learn how to avoid the situation with help from Patrick Watson, owner of Brooklyn Wine Exchange.
Beachy hair isn’t just for the beach. Learn how to achieve the look with help from Coby Alcantar at Whittemore House salon in New York City.
Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to email@example.com. Products used in this video include Sachajuan Ocean Mist, Oribe Crème for Style, and any leave-in conditioner.
There’s something irresistible about watching thin, beautiful people stuff their faces full of grub.
Which explains our love for Sophie Dahl, the former hotshot model-turned-chef whose unabashed love for all things delicious inspired her new cookbook, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights.
In today’s video, the lovely Brit — whose knack for writing might come from her grandfather, Roald Dahl — teaches us how to make an unbelievably tasty and simple asparagus soup with Parmesan. And you won’t believe there’s no cream involved.
Other recipes from the book include rice pudding with peach puree, pasta puttanesca, fish soup, Eton mess with rhubarb, and flourless chocolate cake. Charming/funny stories abound.
Talk about having yours and eating it, too.
Available online at amazon.com. For more detailed instructions, recipes, and pictures from Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights, check out our photo gallery.
Music: John Gold
Lately, the letters E P Q T C V are looking a lot more like O H C R A P.
Your peepers need some love — in the form of glasses.
But before you start the daunting process of finding the perfect pair, check out our latest Easy Does It video about choosing frames that fit your face.
For the segment, we consulted the experts at Fabulous Fanny’s, an amazing vintage eyewear store in Manhattan, where — rumor has it — Lady Gaga sources her specs.
Even if you wear contacts, you’ll want a bespectacled look after you see the awesome selection.
That is, if you can.
To visit Fabulous Fanny’s online shop, go to store.fabulousfannys.com. To see some of our favorite styles, visit our photo gallery. Got a how-to question you want answered in a future video? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go crazy!
We’re always looking for a reason to hang out with hunks. Especially if it requires flexing, moaning, and pushing.
So it only made sense to find a muscley beefcake to teach us how to change a busted tire for our next Easy Does It how-to video.
Don’t be intimidated by the task at hand: Fixing a flat is actually really easy — and totally beats waiting for AAA or flagging down a sketchy truck driver. Plus, we figure self-sufficiency (especially if you’re in BFE) is always a good policy.
Now it’s time for a little pump and grind.
To submit questions you’d like us to answer in our next Easy Does It video, e-mail email@example.com. Feel free to ask us anything (anything!).
At your last mealtime gathering, you did everything right: big, pricey steaks; fancy-schmancy china; stimulating conversation cards (what’s your animal soul mate?!).
No wonder the whole thing was so awkward.
Next time, take a cue from Tamara Reynolds and Zora O’Neill, the hilarious Astoria-based hostesses with the mostest behind Forking Fantastic: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party.
In today’s video, the gals, who’ve been hosting wildly popular Sunday night shindigs for six years, walk us through dinner party faux pas — and they’re not what you’d expect (the tips or the ladies).
You’ll feel so inspired, you’ll start planning another soiree immediately.
Just don’t bring your sexy panda friend.
Available online at amazon.com. For more information, go to forkingfantastic.com.
As the great Dolly Parton once said, “If it’s baggin’, draggin’, or saggin’, it’s gonna get nipped, tucked, or sucked.”
But maybe Dolly just needed an appointment with Linda the Bra Lady (no, seriously), owner of NYC’s Linda’s Bra Salon, whose mission in life is to make boobs reach their full potential — no plastic surgery required.
In our latest Easy Does It video installment, Linda shows you how to find the right bra size — whether you’ve got itty bitties or humongous knockers. And, if you’re like us, you’ll be surprised what you really are (one of us thought she was a 34B and was really a 32C, woo-hoo!).
Linda’s been at this for twenty years — so she knows what she’s doing. And her online boutique carries tons of hard-to-find sizes in both undergarments and swimwear.
So your bra will work for you from nine to five (and then some).
To visit Linda’s Bra Salon e-boutique, go to lindasonline.com.
Music by Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Your last DIY attempt resulted in a hole (okay, tunnel) from the bathroom to the bedroom and a local shortage on caulk.
But before you vow to never try anything by yourself again, check out our new series of how-to videos aptly entitled Easy Does It.
First up: Hairstylist Julie Dickson, owner of Fox & Boy salon in NYC, shows us how to trim our own bangs. We know, we know, taking scissors to your mane seems pretty cray cray, but we promise it’s easier than it seems, not to mention recession friendly.
As an added bonus, Dickson shows us the perfect way to tame our post-ocean coif in a looks-like-a-professional-did-it kind of way.
So prepare to be called a liar.
Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers.
But your tongue is about to get a twist of its own in the form of pickled beets. This easy recipe — which includes Atomic Fireballs as an ingredient — was formulated by Wheelhouse Pickles founder Jon Orren, just for DailyCandy.
If you don’t like beets, that’s okay: You can use almost any veggie (ramps, anyone?) your picky pants desire. The delicious treats make for a great snack at home or a stellar hostess gift — if you were to score an invite on a friend’s schooner.
Either way, they’ll definitely spice up your summer.
If you’d prefer to buy your pickles instead, go to wheelhousepickles.com. To see the complete recipe, click here.
There’s nothing wrong with looking like a sideshow clown — except when it’s by accident.
So before you try to paint on this season’s mega-bright lips and thick brows yourself, watch our how-to with makeup genius Mike Potter.
Karen O’s right-hand man knows a thing or two about bold looks: He did all the makeup magic for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (that man/woman looked hot).
Suffice it to say this Potter’s a real wizard.