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World Championship Baby Back Ribs

The sauce in this recipe has always been our "mother" competition sauce--the base we use to make the sauces we serve for competition judges. It is …

Grilled Peaches Will be the Biggest Hit at Your BBQ

If seasonal cooking is your thing, now is the time of the peach. But you can only eat so many pies in the span of a summer, and while dessert is the …

This Genius Yolk Sauce Lets You Put An Egg On Practically Anything

#PutAnEggOnIt Forever<p>Pizza, toast, burgers, noodles, salads, muffins or steak -- you can slap a runny egg yolk on anything and it will become instantly improved.<p>The egg yolk -- nature's Cronut -- is so delectable, so addicting, so Instagrammable because it the perfect ratio of fat to water to …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

7 Sexy, Chilled Summer Soups

<i>(Photo: Cold Avocado Soup by Green Kitchen Stories)</i><p><b>By Molly Gallagher for Well+Good</b><p>Tomato gazpacho is so 1999. But that doesn't mean the genre's gone: We're spotting chilled soups by chefs and bloggers made with everything from strawberry and avocado to carrots with cashew cream. (Sorry, …

Farm-to-table

11 Recipes That You Need At Your Bbq

1<p>This has never failed me. Get these ingredients in your store cupboard and knock this up every time you light the BBQ!<p>by Barry<p>1<p>This has never failed …

Turmeric latte: the ‘golden milk’ with a cult following

Cafes from Sydney to San Francisco are spicing up their menus with cold-pressed turmeric juice added to almond, cashew or coconut milk. It’s a healthy alternative to coffee, it tastes great – and it’s easy to make your own<p>It is a drink fit for Midas, with an ochre colour so vivid it doesn’t need an …

Food

Google's now selling its Cardboard VR viewer outside the US

Google’s finally allowing customers in (some) countries outside the US to buy its Cardboard VR viewers directly from the Google Store.<p>Listed at £15 for a single Cardboard viewer in the UK, the company is also pushing a two-pack for £25. Exactly how much fun it will be to sit in headphones wearing a …

6 Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Salmon Fillets

Whether grilled, pan-seared, or broiled, salmon fillets make an easy (and healthy) weeknight dinner. From Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs to Thai Chili-Glazed Salmon, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p><b>1. Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs</b><p>Cedar planked salmon …

Seafood

Is this the best pizza in the world?

Experts writing for a new pizza bible pick a pizzeria in a village near Naples, where chef Franco Pepe tops his handmade dough with local artisanal ingredients<p>Billing itself “the experts’ guide to the best pizza places in the world”, Where to Eat Pizza features 1,705 pizzerias. Now its compiler, …

Italy

UE's excellent waterproof Bluetooth speaker is discounted to $50

We're fans of UE's Roll Bluetooth speaker, a compact, waterproof wireless speaker with a unique design that sounds very good for its size and has decent battery life. When it was released last summer it listed for $100, but in recent weeks has come down to $70 on sites such as Amazon.<p>But Best Buy …

Tricks for Saving Tons of Cash Using British Airways Reward Miles

In On Points, Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, shares his strategies for getting the most out of your points and miles.<p>When you’re dealing …

Segovia City Guide: Come for the Palace, Stay for the Pork

Walt Disney couldn't have dreamed up a more charming fairytale city than Segovia, Spain. Pass beneath the ruins of its massive Roman aqueduct, to discover an ancient walled city filled with medieval squares, soaring churches, and a storybook castle. Segovia is a half-hour by train or an hour's …

It's all about black garlic, darling: the new food status symbols

It used to be that a bacon sandwich was just a few rashers of whatever smoked or unsmoked, streaky or back, you could lay your hands on encased in supermarket sliced white. A dab of red or brown sauce and that was it. We lived in simpler times. Today, to be really chic, you need to know both the …

Honey fritters

Sift the flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl. Add the honey, cinnamon and enough water to make a thick batter. Cover with a damp tea towel and …

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

Want Picture-Perfect Pie? Bake it in a Bag

I <i>love</i> pie—but my pie recipe could use some work. My pies, assembled with great care and affection, have emerged from ovens half-burnt, under-cooked, very un-golden-brown, and with sad shrunken crusts. So when my boyfriend told me that the <i>best</i> pie he'd ever had was <b>served to him in the brown paper</b> …

These Chewy Molasses Cookies Are Why It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sugar, spice, and everything nice was invented to describe these cookies. We're approximately 1000 percent sure of that.<p>All chew with no crunch or glitter makes for a pretty dull holiday cookie. This is not that cookie. Molasses creates magically chewy cookies that stay fresh for days, and pack an …

Make-Ahead Brown Butter is Better

<i>The holidays call for a boatload of butter, so we paired up with Organic Valley to share how to make a stockpile of its nuttier cousin.</i><p>Brown butter is the prima ballerina of butters. It tiptoes onto the stage and everyone's like, "Whoa, look at that. Look at <i>that</i>." Brown butter is a hole-in-one. …

Gingerbread French Toast: Your Go-To Holiday Breakfast

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds a way to eat gingerbread for breakfast.</i><p>Breakfast is easily overlooked come holiday season. Up against pot roasts, peppermint bark, and all manner of Christmas cookies, breakfast doesn't stand much of a chance.<p>It's …

The Ultimate Cheesy, Eggy Breakfast Requires Only Two Ingredients

You might've thought there wasn't <i>another</i> way to cook eggs—or a strategy lazier than ordering an egg and cheese. You might've also thought you couldn't possibly be hungry after your Thanksgiving feast.<p>But here we are, with empty bellies and fridges and no desire to eat another leftover.<p>Do you have …

The Simple Trick to Turning Any Stew Into a Pie

This simple trick for turning stew into pie has us wondering what we've been doing all our lives.<p>Come winter there's nothing better than tucking into something warm: your bed, the deep chair by the fire, a familiar book, or best of all, a pie. And, no, we're not talking apple.<p>We're talking <b>savory</b> …

2-ingredient quick microwave chocolate pudding

SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>100g chocolate, 70 per cent cocoa, roughly chopped<br>• 2 eggs, beaten<p>METHOD<p>Place chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then take the bowl out and give it a shimmy to help the chocolate melt. Heat again for about 20 seconds at a time, taking the bowl out each time …

Nest's latest thermostat comes to the UK with hot water controls

A month after its US launch, Nest's third-generation thermostat has arrived in Britain. The hardware might look familiar, but it has a few extra tricks that separate it from previous versions and even its counterpart across the pond. For starters, Nest has given the circular design a nice little …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite

Things can get heated when you're debating pizza styles or barbecue cities, but the ultimate chili? That's walking into a war zone.<p>For the sake of my safety, I'm not going to claim to have perfected the traditional dish. After all, there are almost as many recipes out there as there are people who …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

Cooking

Make Bone Marrow at Home. Gnawsome.

Everything you need to roast bone marrow at home.<p>Roasted bone marrow has long been a restaurant favorite, whether it’s served with crusty slabs of bread as a luxe appetizer or alongside a hunk of steak as a gild-the-lily side. It's the spreadable essence of everything there is to love about beef; …