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The Easiest Way to Make Candied Nuts Is With Your Slow Cooker

Candied nuts are one of those things that are equal parts treat and snack, and are just at home in a bowl of ice cream as the are in a salad. Their …

Slow Cookers

The New Spain cocktail

62<p>16<p>I fell in love with sherry the first time I went to Spain, but it’s something that slips my mind when I’m looking for something in the drink …

Bullpen backs Zito with 3 2/3 one-hit innings in 3-1 win over Athletics. http://atmlb.com/10lMbsP

7 Ways to Start Your Day with French Toast

French toast: when perfected, it achieves that golden ratio of soft custard to chewy crust to caramelized exterior. Not too stiff or too soggy, it melts in your mouth while still standing its ground against a generous pour of maple syrup or a hefty wedge of butter. It's the stuff of languid weekend …

French Toast

Giants and Dodgers and Snakes, Oh My! National League West in 2013

The sight of Sergio Romo sneaking that last fastball by Miguel Cabrera may seem like yesterday to the thousands who lined the streets of The City for the parade. It was 132 days ago, though, and the new baseball season gets underway this weekend.<p>Texas travels to Houston to play the newly minted …

Tim Lincecum: Scouting the San Francisco Giants Starter's Final Spring Start

Tim Lincecum looked like the ace of old through the first 3.1 innings of his final spring training start on Thursday night.<p>He was filling up the strike zone with all of his pitches. He was in total control on the mound—working a fast pace and commanding all of his pitches.<p>In the fourth, he gave up …

Buster Posey Is Worth Giants' $167 Million Risk Because of His Versatility

Buster Posey's nine-year, $167 million contract (h/t Bob Nightengale of <i>USA Today</i>) represents a gigantic risk for the San Francisco Giants franchise in the coming years.<p>Over the course of baseball history, catchers are prone to injury and rapid decline.<p>When assessing this deal, it wouldn't be wise …

Buster Posey's Contract Means Giants Can't Afford to Leave Superstar Behind Dish

Step one of the Buster Posey plan for this offseason was completed on Friday afternoon, after the San Francisco Giants announced an eight-year contract extension for its star catcher that will keep the current National League MVP under team control for the next decade.<p>Step two should be a permanent …

Buster Posey Mega-Deal: How the Catcher's New Contract Impacts Giants' Payroll

The champagne won't stop flowing in San Francisco as the Giants have locked up Buster Posey to a lucrative contract extension, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman:<p>posey gets $167M over 9 years.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 29, 2013<p>The deal makes Posey the second-highest-paid catcher in the …