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Make a Better Chicken Stir-Fry with This Pro Tip

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

Cooking

Skillet Chicken With Creamed Spinach, Mushrooms and Bacon

This skillet chicken has a delicious sauce, perfect for soaking bread or a side. If you wanted to perk this up with a bit of heat you could add some …

The 10 Most Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

That little chill in the air can only mean one thing: It's time to dust off your favorite fall slow-cooking comfort foods. From steaming ladles of …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus …

10 Websites to Use When You Want Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

Having a five-star taste can be quite a burden on your wallet, especially when trying to plan extravagant trips to far off places. One of the most …

Hospitality

5 Meal Prep Upgrades So You Can Have Healthier Lunches All Week

Lee Tilghman makes some of the best lunches on Instagram. These are her tips for prepping like a pro.<p>It's noon, and you're staring into your work fridge, hoping that if you blink hard enough, a more exciting lunch will appear. Spoiler alert: It won't. But, if you could turn back time, you would've …

Healthy Eating

Blueberry Scones Recipe

These blueberry scones are sweet, tangy and deliciously moist. Fresh blueberries are best, but frozen blueberries will work, too. Just be sure to …

5 Adventures Your Teenager Will Love

Once the kids hit their teen years, it’s almost impossible to convince them to go on another family trip that doesn’t include a posse of their …

Homemade fish and chips: step-by-step – Jamie Oliver | Features

<b>Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. While that’s heating up, peel and slice the potatoes into chips.</b><p><b>To make the mushy peas, pick and finely chop</b> …

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Do Summer Right With This Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Strawberry lemonade cake stand anyone?<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Cooking spray<p>4 large eggs, at room temperature<p>1½ cups granulated sugar<p>1 cup olive oil<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>½ cup lemon juice, (about 2 lemons freshly squeezed)<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>1 cup whole milk<p>2¼ cups all purpose flour<p>1 …

The Best 24-Hour Restaurants in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the city of no sleep, with bars, nightclubs, casinos and more staying open late or sometimes never closing. For those who have a late night out partying or gambling and hunger strikes, or if those who simply crave a midnight snack while out and about, below are 23 of the best eating …

How to check your hotel room for bed bugs [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s something no one wants to think about, but that doesn’t mean is not a very real possibility: you might be sharing your hotel room with bed bugs! …

FDA Opens Genetic Floodgates with 23andMe Decision - MIT Technology Review

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told gene-testing company 23andMe that it will be allowed to directly tell consumers whether their DNA …

Genetics

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

BBQ

A Guacamole Recipe for Purists

You really have to stop buying guacamole at the grocery store. Instead, make it yourself. We asked Mauricio Lopez, executive chef of Hilton Los …

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Ingredients<p>12 ounces fontina cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)<br>• 7 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped …

Meal-Prep Bowls That Will Last All Week

Yes, even <i>you</i> can be that coworker who brings their lunch to work every day. Whether you call it a salad, a bowl, or a mason jar meal, this healthy …

9 Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Originally published by Money<p>These days, it’s pretty expensive to check your bags. The median fee is $25 for your first bag and $35 for your second. …

Hacking

How to Download Netflix Movies to Your SD Card and Save Space on Your Phone

Rejoice, you can download Netflix movies and TV shows to watch offline. Unfortunately, it only downloads to your built-in storage by default, which …

Apps

These Are the Secret Ingredients That Experts Add to Their Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the easiest yet most complicated dishes to make. Simple tweaks to your cooking method and ingredients can mean the difference between gluey, underwhelming mashed potatoes and creamy, lump-free, flavorful ones. This holiday season, take a cue from the experts and avoid …

Linguine and Clam Sauce Recipe

"This is a very easy and tasty recipe. My family loves it. Try serving it with a green salad and garlic bread if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound linguini …

Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each)<br>• 2 tablespoons canola oil<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons fleur de sel<br>• 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons dry sherry<br>• Kosher …

Advice for tourists heading to Greece | CNN Travel

Greece

10 Myers-Briggs Type Charts for Pop Culture Characters

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is an instrument to define your personality along four parameters: (I) Introversion vs. (E) Extroversion, (N) …

In-Flight Travel Essentials That Keep Andrew Knowlton Sane

Here’s how a few essentials keep restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton sane and comfortable during his frequent travels.<p><i>Air travel isn’t easy these days. Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton does a lot of it, for restaurant scouting and food events like Expo Milano. These are the</i> …

MacBook Air

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …