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Good Housekeeping April 2019

Good Housekeeping - Home of the Good Housekeeping Seal and your best source for saving time, money, and hassle.

United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
my home town boston

eat “I got married at the Boston Public Library, so I may be a little biased, but I love afternoon tea at their Courtyard Restaurant. For dinner, grab a table at The Daily Catch, where it feels like you’re tucked away in someone’s kitchen, and order the Aglio Olio squid-ink pasta.” drink “The Mexican spot Citrus & Salt’s photogenic pink interior makes it a great place for Sunday brunch with girlfriends. They offer fun twists on margaritas, Dole Whip and soft-serve.” explore “I’m not usually a museum person, but I like that when I’m at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, it feels like I’m just checking out the art collection and courtyard inside Ms. Gardner’s (very fancy) home. Another beautiful spot is the Public Garden. I’ll stroll through the garden year-round because the flowers and…

1 min
easy smoked sausage skillet

HILLSHIRE FARM® SMOKED SAUSAGE IS SEASONED PERFECTLY. SO IT’S EASY FOR YOU TO CREATE DINNER DELICIOUSLY. Serving Size: 4-6 Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm® smoked sausage, diagonally sliced thin2 cloves garlic, crushed¼ cup olive oil1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin1 small yellow onion, sliced thin1 pkg. frozen broccoli, thawed½ cup chicken broth (or water)½ cup tomato sauce2 cups instant rice½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese Instructions Heat olive oil and garlic in skillet, stir in smoked sausage slices and cook until browned. Add pepper, onion, broccoli, broth and tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed. In the meantime, prepare rice according to package instructions. Stir rice into the skillet, sprinkle with cheese and serve. Visit HillshireFarm.com/recipes for delicious recipes perfect for any…

1 min
this month on goodhousekeeping.com

PRETTY DIY: BEESWAX FOOD WRAP Turn our tutorial for this reusable plastic-wrap alternative (above) into a fun rainy-day project for you and the kids. HOW TO DISPOSE OF ANYTHING Donate? Recycle? Trash? You’ll finally know what to do with those old cell phones, appliances and more. 30 SMALL CHANGES FOR BIG IMPACT Saving the planet can start with buying a plant or dealing with your junk mail. goodhousekeeping.com/green-living Food wraps: Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly. Prop styling: Lis Engelhart. Peeps: Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly. Craft styling: Lis Engelhart. Food styling: Christine Albano.…

1 min
awesome ottoman

This multitasking wonder is basically four pieces of furniture in one. It’s a footrest (that’s easy to pick up and move!), an extra seat for guests (it holds up to 200 lbs) and a hidden catchall for blankets or kids’ stuff. Also, flip the lid and—surprise!—it’s a wood tray that holds your wine and TV snacks. Whenever you need it out of the way, the ottoman folds completely flat, and if you’re not into this blue-gray shade, pick from five other colors.…

1 min
pack your suitcase like a pro

1 Add clothes first. Lay down (or roll) pants and tops, then fit in other oddly shaped items like hair tools or accessories. 2 Place heavy items at the base. Keep things like shoes and books by the wheeled end to help your bag stay stable when upright and stop other items from getting smooshed. 3 End with what you’ll wear first. That way, the outfit will be easier to get to and less likely to wrinkle. 4 Don’t under-pack. Extra room means items can shift and crumple or break. Fill any empty space with dry cleaner bags that you can toss if needed. See our special travel report, page 75.…

1 min
phones in public

AT A RESTAURANT The only thing that belongs on the table is your dinner. Keep your phone out of sight and on vibrate. If you need to make a call or send a text, excuse yourself from the table. IN A STORE Multitasking works in certain spaces, but in the fast-paced world of retail, it’s distracting and, frankly, rude. It’s common courtesy to give the checkout clerk your undivided attention. If you’re in line, stay off your phone so you won’t cause any delays. ON THE STREET Always assume everyone can hear your conversation—that way, you’ll remember to keep your voice down. Also, dis-tracted-walking incidents are on the rise, so limit your phone use while in crosswalks or intersections.…