Ashley Wells

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Watch: This Woman Just OWNED American Ninja Warrior

Photo: Esquire TV<p>There are feats of strength aplenty that happen every day, and it often feels like every time you check your Facebook there's a some new maniac capturing his adrenaline-soaked adventure via a GoPro head bracket. It's easy to become numb to it. But last night, well, last night …

Gadgets: Use a BNTO to Pack Your Lunch in a Canning Jar

Some astute Serious Eats readers suggested that I look into products made by a small company called Cuppow and, in a rare attentive moment, I decided to heed that advice.<p>The BNTO from Cuppow is very simple, but effective. It's a dishwasher-safe plastic cup that nestles into a canning jar, allowing …

The only salad dressing recipe you'll ever need

This summer, do your farm-fresh greens a favor: Ditch the bottled dressing. Making your own salad dressing is easy and cheap—and you can create endless variations if you follow some simple rules and the foolproof recipe below.<p>First, it helps to know the basics. If you're making a vinaigrette—just …

Food

Shortbreads with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Let’s talk books. We’ll talk shortbread and chocolate and everything, too; don’t worry. But let’s start with books.<p>I was telling Mike this story the …

Things You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Summer is the perfect time to explore, be adventurous, and try something new -- and that means outside on the grill, too. If you've flipped too many burgers, eaten too much barbecue chicken, and are up to your ears in corn cobs, there are plenty of new and delicious foods to try that taste even …

BBQ

Best Summer Pies and Tarts

With these summer pie recipes, one slice just isn't enough<p>Updated:<p>Whether you crave sweet summer fruit baked into a buttery, flaky pie dough, the …

Baking

The Best Frozen Yogurt Is the One You Make Yourself

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>I have to hand it to the frozen yogurt people—they have a hell of a racket.<p>Few chains do as good a job of making us feel like we're in control as frozen yogurt stores. Think about every one of those …

Alabama-Style Chicken Sandwiches with White Sauce

In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, horseradish, vinegar, sugar, 3 tsp. salt, 1½ tsp. pepper, and cayenne. Place half sauce in another bowl; set …

The Food Lab: How to Make Foolproof Eggs Benedict

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Have you ever noticed that as your relationship with a person evolves, your assessment of their personality goes up and down in waves? When I first met my wife, our relationship went through its "oh my goodness, this is so …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

Watermelon Tomato Salad + Blueberry Grappa Sauce

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Double up on summer fruit for dinner and dessert.</i><p>You've waited all fall, winter, and spring for summer fruit to arrive at the …