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But really, what's the deal with butter in coffee? http://thekitc.hn/ZLKdFS

How to Soften Chilled Cookie Dough

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Anxious to bake with your rock hard cookie dough? Here's how to speed up the</i> …

Starfruit and How to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re a little starstruck -- over fruit.</i><p>Starfruit's real name? Carambola. When sliced, it resembles a star -- and thus, the fruit's more common name, starfruit. The entire fruit …

Whether a Dutch oven or a crock pot is your slow-cooking mode of choice, we've got ten recipes from 2013 to put it to use: http://thekitc.hn/JiHFdy

31 Days of Cookies: Grown-Up Apricot Newtons

This year, we're celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. For the 28th day of cookies, we're giving chewy classic Newtons an elegant …

These Raspberry-Ginger Muffins Pack All of the Flavor with None of the Gluten

These raspberry-ginger muffins are high on flavor, low on gluten—as in, there is none<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>It's time for you and muffins to get reacquainted. December has likely provided you with …

Breakfast

Get Cast on Cooking Channel!

Check back here regularly for information on how to become a guest or contestant on Cooking Channel shows.<p>Check out Cooking Channel's entire line-up …

9 Mind-Boggling Food Facts We Learned From Reddit

CREDIT: Flickr/Stacy Spensley<p>From time to time, Reddit can teach us some interesting things -- such as what a "lifetime supply" really is, or that we spend <i>waaaay</i> too much time on Reddit. In this case, we combed the annals of their TIL (Today I Learned) subreddit in order to find some seriously …

The turkey sausage, egg, and cheese at @eggslutla. Incredible. Hand modeling by @mattduckor.

10 smart tips for becoming a better grocery shopper: http://thekitc.hn/JiHNK8

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

The key to happiness may be @lallimusic's fried bread.

Japanese Artist Makes Lamps Out of Loaves of Bread

Throughout the history of mankind, loaves of bread and light sources haven't exactly seen eye to eye. As a matter of fact, there probably isn't even …

San Antonio Server Finds and Returns $1,600 in Cash

'Tis the season for finding huge wads of cash in restaurants, apparently: after a Florida server found $1,000 in her restaurant last week, a waitress returned cash she found on the floor of a <b>Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers</b> location in San Antonio. 17 year old Kayla Blackmon <b>found $1,600 in</b> …

These bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds are super easy to make, require very few ingredients, and we've never had a single one left over after the party. Get the recipe ->>>> http://thekitc.hn/1kM7C3n

Winter minestrone >> http://bit.ly/1erDMks Patience is the key to this soul-satisfying soup chock-full of winter greens. Its depth of flavor comes from cooking the soffritto—a mixture of pancetta, onion, celery, carrots, and the ribs from the chard—for a good 45 minutes and from browning the tomato paste.

NYC's Guerre des Frites; America's Most Popular Bars

· Guerre des Frites: Pommes Frites v. Newcomer La Frite [Eater NY]<br>· America's Most Popular Bars in 2013 [BuzzFeed]<br>· Why You're Drinking Irish Whiskey All of a Sudden [Esquire]<br>· Say Goodbye to the Same Old Steakhouse [WSJ]<br>· McDonald's Japan Serving 'American Vintage' Burgers in January [EN24]<br>· The …

Watch Mollie Katzen's Google Talk on Redefining 'Vegetarian' and Her New Cookbook

<b>Mollie Katzen</b>, author of the career-defining best-seller <i>Moosewood Cookbook</i>, is one of the latest food personalities to stop by Google for a charming talk about her newest book, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>. Though she's been writing vegetarian-friendly cookbooks since the 1970s, Katzen says that this is …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Rock Star Champagne Grower-Producers: Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet

<i>cow sculpture at Serge Mathieu</i><p>Two stars of my Holiday Champagne Buyers Guide this year--Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet--are grower-producers whose wines express a sense of place. Both are also terrific values amongst my most highly rated Champagnes this year.<p>I visited both producers in …

Winter Salad with Pecans, Pears and Gorgonzola

358<p>6<p>I eat a salad almost every day. I grab a big bowl, make dressing in it, then toss in whatever ingredients I have on hand. It might be a …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

outerspace

Stretch Or Splat? How A Black Hole Kills You Matters ... A Lot

It could rightly be called the most massive debate of the year: Physicists are locked in an argument over what happens if you fall into a black hole.<p>On one side are those who support the traditional view from Albert Einstein. On the other, backers of a radical new theory that preserves the very …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Large Magellanic Cloud: What is It? And How to Find It in the Sky?

People can see the The Large Magellanic Cloud without a telescope or binoculars. The cloud is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, floating in space …

Astronomy

ISS Russian Spacewalkers Run Into Snag With Camera Installation

Plantwatch: Mild weather brings late flowers, and early ones

Despite the storms, it hardly feels like winter so far. Some incredibly mild weather this month has spurred on grass to grow, flowers to bloom, and even butterflies have been reported flying around. White deadnettle flowers are easy to find, and so too is its close cousin the red deadnettle. Both …