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5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Steak

Grilled steak, five new ways.<p>All a piece of steak needs is a generous blanket of salt and pepper—but after you've taken the simple route more than a few times during the first weeks of barbecue season—it's time to mix it up. Here are your five new favorite steak recipes for your summer grill …

There's a single, secret ingredient that will make your burgers incredible

This is all well and good, even fascinating, but it has certainly created some pressure for anyone making burgers at home. Am I doing it right? Have I thought enough about my burger?<p>I have a reputation for making a delicious burger. Which has always baffled me, because my burger is so basic that it …

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<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: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

10 Common Mistakes Managers Make That Hurt Their Business

Fortunately (and unfortunately) many people that start and run a business often don't know the problems and difficulties they are likely to face. Why do I say fortunately? If they knew about all these problems, they probably would not start the business in the first place. Regarding the unfortunate …

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …

How to Make Deep-Fried Apple Pies From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest</i> <i>makes a miniature version of her favorite pie that's better than what you'd get from the Golden Arches'</i> …

This authentic shrimp and chicken gumbo recipe is easier to make than you’d think

Chef Tanya Holland is cooking with KLG and Hoda today, demonstrating how to make shrimp and chicken gumbo, the dish you voted to see her make. She also shared a bonus recipe for sweet potato-kale hash, below. So grab your shopping list and get ready to make two delicious dishes.<p><b>Shrimp and chicken</b> …

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Taste Test: The Best (And Worst) Kinds Of Bourbon To Use In An Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktails, from sidecars to negronis, have been popular for over a decade. But until recently, the Old-Fashioned Cocktail proper was an all-but-forgotten artifact outside a few excellent bars in New York and San Francisco.<p>Its major obstacle to success was that many bartenders -- both …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

The Most Famous Animal In All Of Greece — Loukanikos The 'Riot Dog' — Has Died

The dog, whose name translates directly as "sausage," has probably been the most prominent single participant in Athens' riots, especially between 2010 and 2012. He made it as a runner-up in Time's person of the year 2011.<p>He was a media darling two years ago, provoking regular admiration from the …

15 Recipes You Need to Make Before Summer Is Over

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Made with black beans, fresh corn, crisp bell peppers, creamy avocado and a smoky-sweet chipotle vinaigrette, this is the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer salad. It's perfect for a potluck because you can make it ahead of time. <b>GET THE</b> …

Spicy Lobster Pasta

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons …

Butter Brownies Exist, And The World Feels Right Again

<b>BUTTER. BROWNIES.</b> Together. As one. Do you guys even understand how great and beautiful this dessert is?? We're not talking about brownies that are especially rich thanks to the butter baked inside of them. We're talking about a beautiful batch of brownies -- a dessert not even the strongest of …

Michael Brown: Unarmed man killed by police (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National</i> …

Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …