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Good Housekeeping June 2021

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome summer!

Stash all your in-season items, like towels and other pool or beach essentials, close to the door. In the winter, swap in gloves, hats and boots. Designer Marika Meyer recommends incorporating storage bins to make the most of the space, as she did in this Maryland home. “Label each container with a family member’s name to stay organized, and look for bins with lids so the boxes can be stored easily in the off-season,” she advises. Angie Seckinger. Designed by Marika Meyer. Styling by Frances Bailey.…

1 min

SPARKLING LEMONADE In small saucepan, simmer 1 cup each sugar and water to dissolve sugar; let cool. In blender, puree ½ lb strawberries with ¼ cup fresh lemon juice. Strain into pitcher. Stir in sugar syrup and 1¼ cups fresh lemon juice; chill. Before serving, stir in two 12-oz cans club soda. CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM Using electric mixer, beat 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, ½ cup cream cheese (at room temp) and 2 tsp vanilla to combine. Beat in 2 cups heavy cream until thick, stiff peaks form, 5 min. Fold in 8 oz strawberries (pureed); transfer to loaf pan, cover and freeze at least 8 hr. PICKLED-BERRY TOAST Whisk together 2 tsp each honey and red wine vinegar and ¼ tsp each kosher salt and coarsely ground pepper. Fold in 8 oz strawberries (sliced);…

2 min
best beach bag bets

FEEL-GOOD READ Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger Fans of The Devil Wears Prada will love this summer sizzler by the same author. Morning-show anchor Peyton is a put-together woman who has it all: a swanky job, a beautiful family and a great apartment. Her sister, Skye, is a stay-at-home mom in a suburb just this side of Stepford who recalls her do-gooder dreams and sometimes wonders if she has sold out while she’s organizing the carpool. Max, Peyton’s daughter, is heading off to Princeton in the fall to study film and finally find a place where she belongs. But after a little lie with big consequences is exposed, Peyton’s perfect life begins crashing down on her and threatens to take the rest of them…

2 min
family matters

In preparation for Father’s Day, I asked the GH crew to share some personal nuggets. At right you will find expressions of glee, celebration, respect, contemplation and humor reflecting some of what fathers mean to us. After reading everyone’s responses, I felt moved and inspired to tackle the exercise myself. Hopefully you will feel the same way. How I am most like my dad Well, my dad is genuinely one of my favorite people, and he quietly lights up every room with a smile. If I’m like him at all, it’s because I’ve tried to emulate him. Here are some of his traits I hope to share: believing anything is possible if you set your mind to it; finding moments of genuine happiness in almost any circumstance; assessing every new opportunity…

10 min
dear dad

Shanon Maglente Product & Reviews Assistant Editor How I am most like my dad I’m just as stubborn as he is, to a fault! We’re both quiet yet great at challenging the status quo. Stefani Sassos GH Institute Registered Dietitian Nutritionist What I learned from my dad The importance of integrity, hard work and generosity. A favorite memory of my dad Our father-daughter dance on my wedding day, to our favorite Billy Joel song, “Just the Way You Are.” How I am most like my dad We’re both athletic and very passionate about health and nutrition! Sabina Wizemann Senior Chemist What I learned from my dad To remember that there are more good people than bad. A favorite memory of my dad Holding hands through an entire screening of Alien. How I am most like my dad When I trust someone,…

1 min
genius dad’s day gifts

In the GH Tested program, our Labs test products from brand sponsors and share our results on the ones that impress us. A SHARPER SWING Golf fans will be obsessed with this cutting-edge club. LAB LOWDOWN The head of Callaway’s Epic Max Driver has an optimized geometric design that our testers all agreed makes it easier to hit the ball farther and straighter. One raved, “Not only does this club look great, but it dramatically and consistently improved my range.” DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, CALLAWAY EPIC MAX DRIVER, $530, DICKSSPORTINGGOODS.COM A DREAM FAMILY RV VACATION Outdoorsy makes it easy to rent RVs directly from owners in over 4,800 cities and 14 countries. LAB LOWDOWN Our pros like that Outdoorsy provides insurance to help protect renters, owners and vehicles. To find an RV, search by location and date, then filter…