Brandon Smith

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45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

DIY

17 Food Experiments That Are Good Enough To Eat

Edible boogers, for one.

Meet Chicago's Pizza Squirrel, the Hero This City Deserves

Forget that superhero movie opening this weekend, Chicago has a new guardian patrolling Ukrainian Village: <b>Pizza Squirrel</b>. The furry critter's origins are unknown, but social media's been lighting up ever since a photo began circulating Friday morning. The snaps show the squirrel perched in a tree …

Squirrels

Coconut Cake IV Recipe

"This cake is soooo good and moist you should make two...that way you can be sure to get some. I take it to work and it disappears really …

Dessert

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 15-ounce can enchilada sauce<br>• 8 packaged flour tortillas<br>• 4 cups (about 1 pound) chopped rotisserie or other cooked chicken<br>• 1 small red or green bell pepper, cored and diced<br>• 1 6-ounce bag shredded Mexican blend, Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese<br>• Optional: sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa for …

Cooking

Super Bowl Snacks: A Stoner's Guide

Watching the Super Bowl is stressful. Here, tips for upgrading your favorite football snacks with a... calming influence (i.e. marijuana).<p>The Super …

James Beard

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

Slow Cooker Peach Crumble Recipe - Chowhound

Ingredients (9)<p>3/4 cups dark brown sugar<br>• 3/4 cups rolled oats<br>• 3/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground allspice<br>• 1/2 …

Sex, Death and Mushrooms

The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor of the history of science and amateur mycologist. For the last 15 years I’ve accompanied him …

Nature

How to Brine and Smoke Your Thanksgiving Turkey (With Whiskey!)

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and that means...another Raichlen turkey experiment. I've cooked our family turkeys most of my adult life, and I don't believe I've ever done it the same way twice.<p>Over the years, I've tried indirect grilling, spit roasting, spatchcocking, beer-canning, and even …

BBQ

This infographic tells you everything you need to know about marijuana law in the US

In a poll published by GALLUP this month, 58% of Americans back legal marijuana use. Despite this, there are still states with total cannabis …

12 Spooky Halloween Recipes

When our parents taught us not to play with our food, they were NOT talking about Halloween. Halloween is all about playing with food, from scooping ooey gooey seeds out of pumpkins to family meals and costume parties. It's the one time of year when you can put out a meal or a snack, hear "oh, …

Trick-Or-Treating

The Keurig of Home Brewing Batches Craft Beer at the Push of a Button

There's a new device on the market for those who want to be able to brew beer at home on-demand. According to Bloomberg, PicoBrew — which is founded by ex-Microsoft vice president Bill Mitchell — has launched a new machine simply known as the Pico. The Pico uses prepackaged pods to brew beer …

Craft Brewing

​Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015

DENVER -- It's heady times in the Mile High City, and that's just at the state budget office.<p>Colorado is on track to more than double the state's marijuana tax revenues this year, showing up the $44 million collected in 2014 with a projected 2015 windfall of $125 million, reports The Guardian. The …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

Once You Grill Donuts, Your Mouth Will Go Nuts

When it comes to breakfast, there's nothing you can't do.<p>It's the best meal of the day, but if you're looking to mix things up from the regular bacon and pancakes routine (not that there's anything wrong with those), this recipe from McCormick turns refrigerated biscuit dough into delicious donuts …

Breakfast

Dank Indica? Your Drug Dealer Might Be Ripping You Off

There's just a slight genetic difference between purple haze and OG kush<p>Cannabis is one of the oldest domesticated plants, but we know surprisingly little about it. That’s because, given marijuana’s status as an illicit substance in most of the world, gaining permission to conduct research into its …

Cannabis

10 Great Stevie Ray Vaughan Tributes

25 years after his death, the blues hero's sound lives on<p>By<p>When Stevie Ray Vaughan died 25 years ago today, he was on the verge of a second act …

A Homemade Crossbow Designed To Impale A Car Door [Video]

Watch out, Katniss<p>English philosopher Thomas Hobbes believed that men living in anarchy would lead “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” lives. So as much as I’d enjoy rebuilding civilization from piles of trash after an apocalypse, I’d first worry about a way to send petrol-marauding punk …

British Philosophy

Meet the Brazilian Megan Fox. She's Stunning.

And the resemblance is pretty uncanny.<p>With her perfectly symmetrical face and bombshell body, it's only natural to assume that the gods could create only one Megan Fox. But it turns out the universe is kind, for the Internet has discovered that Fox has a bona fide doppelgänger in a land far from …

Megan Fox
Film Industry

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these upgrades are even better.<p>Grilled corn is one of my favorite summer foods. It's delicious even at its simplest, topped with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt. But change things up, and you'll have a revelatory experience at your next cookout. Can't you just …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

These Mini Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches Are the Cutest Things You'll Ever Make

Getting ready for a summer get together and need an easy treat to make your party look top notch without the expense?<p>This sweet treat will have your guests feelin' some type of way. Cheesecake lover or not, there is a whole lot to love about these delectable bite sized sandwiches. They don't look …

How To Freeze Eggs For Cooking To Make Them Last Longer

There have been quite a few "foodpocolypses" in the past few years. There was the aporkalypse that left many bacon lovers quaking. There was the <i>almost</i> kalepocolypse that would have left half of Portland in a frenzied state. And now, we're in fear of an egg shortage as a result of the Avian Flu …

Breakfast

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Steven Spielberg

The Best Kind of Peanut Butter & Jelly

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Calling all PB&J lovers! This streusel-topped muffin is the stuff of your dreams.</i><p>Certain foods—like the …

Juul is the e-cig that will finally stop me from smoking (I hope)

I started smoking at 13. To be honest, I can't even pin the blame on peer pressure. Maybe it was my teenage desire to rebel; maybe I just wanted to look cool. I'm not sure why I started, but I know that I've never been able to stop. And I haven't had a day without a cigarette in at least 14 years. …

Espresso
Research

1937 film perfectly explains how a car differential works

Even if you already understand the concept, this vintage visual illustration breaks it down beautifully.<p>The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing your drivetrain apart. But even if …

Ann Arbor