5 hearty chili recipes

We’ve turned back the clocks, officially swapped out our flip flops for boots, and have pulled the sweaters out of our closets. When the temperatures start to drop, there’s no better time for a big batch of chili. Here’s our roundup of 5 warm and satisfying chili recipes for your arsenal, including options for meat, chicken, and vegetarian recipes.

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bean + ham hock stew

recipe by Tiffani Thiessen | photo by Rebecca Sanabria | We’re easing into fall with this homey stew from our friend Tiffani Thiessen from her new cookbook Pull Up a Chair. This recipe is perfect for weekend cooking, as it fills the house with its delicious aroma as it simmers. To learn more about Tiffani, check out our interview with her in our new fall issue, on sale now.

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7 recipes to make with apple cider

photo by Jennifer Johnson | Fall days are perfect for apple picking and savoring everything the season has to offer. Armed with a jug of fresh apple cider, we’ve rounding up a few new recipes for how to use it—from dressings to marinades to our favorite seasonal batch cocktail.

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5 dog-friendly vacation spots to visit this summer

words by Caylin Harris | photo by Jennifer Johnson | When you’re planning a family getaway shouldn’t that include the whole family? And yes, your four-legged friends absolutely count as family members. Unfortunately, not every destination is as pet-friendly, but don’t be discouraged. While it might not be feasible to fly your pup to Europe, if you’re road tripping to any of these cities this summer your dog will have just as much fun as you will. Here are a few pet-friendly cities worth the trip.

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meet the maker: ILA

words by Emily Weber | photo by Karen Mordechai | Salt is one of the most crucial elements in cooking, bringing out the full flavor in a dish. Today, there are dozens of varieties of salt available, some of which offer their own signature flavors, colors, and textures. Today we’re talking with Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, one of our favorite cookbooks and lifestyle brands about the inspiration behind her brand, including ILA, her high quality line of pantry staples. Be sure to check out her salt-inspired menu in our new summer issue!

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5 iconic beach hotels to add to your bucket list

words by Caylin Harris | photo courtesy of Castle Hill Inn | Looking for an even better beach vacation? These gorgeous hotels and resorts not only have all the amenities you could ever want, but also sit on the shores of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here are a few of our favorites that you’ll want to add to your vacation bucket list pronto.

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meet the maker: Bow Hill Blueberries

words by Rebecca Treon | photo by Jennifer Johnson | We’re celebrating National Blueberry Month all month long with a new blueberry recipe every Thursday using the products from Bow Hill Blueberries, a small family-run business in Washington State. To learn more about them, head over to the blog today. You can grab the recipe for these smoothies there as well as find a discount code to sample their products for yourself.

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summer-proof your beauty routine

words by Caylin Harris  | photo by Alena Ozerova | Hot, humid weather is a coastal staple. So we like to make the best of it—beating the heat by heading to the beach, spending the day sailing, and dining outside on the deck. But unfortunately high temps don’t do anything good for our beauty routines. While you can’t stop sticky days, you can prevent your make-up from running and smudging using these smart tips from beauty expert and writer for O, Real Simple, and Health magazine, Melanie Rud Chadwick.

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our Memorial Day grilling menu!

recipes by Emily Weber | photos by Jennifer Johnson | Grilling season in finally upon us! To celebrate, we’ve come up with this fresh, Middle Eastern-inspired menu for seamless Memorial Day entertaining. The grilled chicken shawarma skewers are loaded with flavor and the only real work involved is preparing the marinade, skewering the chicken, then grilling them. To pair with the chicken, we recommend grilled pita triangles, an herb-loaded, green tahini dip, and an easy mint and parsley couscous. And of course, to top it off, a cucumber gin sour—which involves a little extra work to make fresh cucumber juice—but, trust us…it’s worth it.

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5 great sunscreens…just in time for summer!

words + photo by Caylin Harris | Lounging by the pool, reading on the beach, or working on the water, any time you’re outside this season (and to be honest every season) sunscreen should be your constant companion. When used correctly, sunscreen works to not only protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but helps prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. We spoke with Jolene Edgar, Rhode Island-based beauty writer for Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Women’s Health, about the finer points of this skin saver.

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meet the maker: Sea to Table

words by Mackenzie Wise | photo by Jennifer Johnson | The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the United States imports more than ninety percent of its seafood. A significant amount of it is caught by American fishermen, exported overseas for processing, and imported back to the States for consumption. If it seems crazy and inefficient, that’s because it is. Here’s how one company is hoping to disrupt the seafood supply chain.

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