Video: A Wall Street Dropout Makes Sourdough Pizza — Pizza Week

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After working for more than a dozen years at an investment bank in New York City, Spencer Baugher ditched Wall Street and started life over as a writer. Now living in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, Baugher has taken up the fine art of pizza-making. Sourdough pizza, that is.

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Who Invented the Aeropress? — Smart Coffee for Regular Joes

I remember my first time using an Aeropress. It was about eight or so years ago, and my roommate Laura, a ceramicist, had one. She used it every morning on top one of her beautiful handmade mugs, frothed some warm milk on the side, and ended up with a simple homemade latte every single morning. I thought it was magic.

Fast forward to this year, when I went to my first ever Aeropress championships. I was in a bar full of specialty coffee lovers, battling it out for a trip to the World Aeropress Championships, held earlier this year in Seattle. All the competitors made their various Aeropress recipes with a precision I have never seen before. I wondered: How did the Aeropress achieve such cult status?

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Who Invented the Aeropress? — Smart Coffee for Regular Joes

I remember my first time using an Aeropress. It was about eight or so years ago, and my roommate Laura, a ceramicist, had one. She used it every morning on top one of her beautiful handmade mugs, frothed some warm milk on the side, and ended up with a simple homemade latte every single morning. I thought it was magic.

Fast forward to this year, when I went to my first ever Aeropress championships. I was in a bar full of specialty coffee lovers, battling it out for a trip to the World Aeropress Championships, held earlier this year in Seattle. All the competitors made their various Aeropress recipes with a precision I have never seen before. I wondered: How did the Aeropress achieve such cult status?

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Cocktail Recipe: Sparkling Cherry Rosé Sangria — Farmers Market Sangrias

In my book, summer calls for a spritz, and while this sangria is hot pink and bubbly, don't be fooled — it's anything but delicate. It's loaded with fresh cherries straight from the farmers market, spiked with cherry liqueur, and finished with cherry bitters. This sangria is as pretty on the palate as it is in the pitcher.

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Cocktail Recipe: Sparkling Cherry Rosé Sangria — Farmers Market Sangrias

In my book, summer calls for a spritz, and while this sangria is hot pink and bubbly, don't be fooled — it's anything but delicate. It's loaded with fresh cherries straight from the farmers market, spiked with cherry liqueur, and finished with cherry bitters. This sangria is as pretty on the palate as it is in the pitcher.

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7 Broom-Closet Storage Solutions for Kitchens of Any Size — Organizing Ideas

Cleaning supplies — especially brooms, mops, and vacuums — might be some of the hardest items to find a home for in your house. They are awkwardly sized and shaped, and they fall over at the slightest bump or breeze. And not to mention the fact that you don't really want your cleaning supplies on display in your home.

But there are plenty of solutions that will fit just about any kitchen. Whether you have a dedicated closet with all your cleaning gear, or designate a portion of your pantry, or have just a rack that slides between your fridge and the wall, there's a storage fix perfect for your kitchen. Here are seven of our favorites, for kitchens of all sizes.

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