Karina Smirnoff’s SWEET TREAT
The Dancing with the Stars pro shares her ‘go-to recipe for chocolate cravings’
2 (12-oz.) bags dark-chocolate morsels
1 cup raw almonds or walnuts, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
1. Line a 12″ × 15″ baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
2. Microwave morsels in large glass bowl for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir after 1½ minutes, then at 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour mixture onto paper-lined baking sheet; spread to ¼ -in. thick. Sprinkle with nuts and fruit, gently pressing into chocolate.
3. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until firm. Cut bark into pieces.
Once Upon a Time GET THE LOOK
The production designer of ABC’s hit fairy-tale drama talks about the surprisingly chic decor of Regina, the evil queen
“The mix of black and white is dramatic,” says production designer Michael Joy of this lamp. Kathy Ireland Spinal Floor Lamp, $199.91; lampsplus.com
INTO THE WOODS
“All fairy tales involve the forest. That led us to this wallpaper,” says Joy. “It would be great for a feature wall.” Birch Trees wallpaper, $36.95 per roll; eadeswallpaper.com
SPLASH OF RED
“When you add a touch of color to black-and-white decor, it makes a powerful statement,” he says. Red Apple Vase Filler faux fruit, $16 for 6; potterybarn.com
“This vase fits very well in a niche,” Joy says. “It plays off the classical elements of a room but gives a modern twist.” Dora Maar Vase, $295; jonathanadler.com
“The leaf design works with our forest theme, and the shape has impact,” says Joy. Martha Stewart Park Leaves Platter, $36; macys.com