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Cocktail of the week: Fig and Mandarin Martini

This week's drink is a twist on that iconic drink, the martini. It's time to get figgy...<p>Back in the golden age of the cocktail, a martini was always made using the same ingredients – gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and a lemon twist or olive, depending on your preference.<p>By the 1980s, however, …

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How to Trim and Cook an Artichoke: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide

ARTICHOKES WERE all the rage in the 1960s Los Angeles of my childhood. We lived just a few hours south of Castroville, “Artichoke Capitol of the World,” and my appetite for this food only increased when I learned that Marilyn Monroe had once been queen of the town’s annual artichoke …

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

Once you implement these 25 tips, your life will improve in 100 days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

Drop the instant ramen and bookmark this right now.

People Try To Build IKEA Furniture While On Acid

Some people have a really hard time following step-by-step directions that are perfectly illustrated with photos, so these instructionally challenged …

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5 Sheet Pan Miracle Meals

One-pot pasta has been all the rage when it comes to quick-cooking dinners, and while we're a fan of that method, our current crush is the sheet pan …

Want to Be More Likable? 11 Ways Polite and Courteous People Build Great Relationships

Good manners aren't just good business; they also make an outstanding first -- and lasting -- impression.<p>We all like to be around people who are extremely charismatic. (And while you might not think so, charisma can definitely be developed.) We all like to be around people who are extremely …

Timelapse Footage of Tornado-Spewing Storms Is a Sneak Peek at the Apocalypse

If you didn’t grow up in the American Midwest, you’ve probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Storm …

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10 Ways to Hack Your Cold Brew Coffee

For coffee lovers, the drink isn’t just for waking up or gaining energy… it’s a way of life. A major part of coffee’s surge in popularity is due to the availability of quality cold brew. Even if you don’t care for the stuff straight up, there are a ton of ways that you can transform that liquid …

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April Showers Bring May Flowers—and This Elderflower Cocktail Recipe

April showers got you down? Kick off your rain boots and pour yourself a springtime cocktail, like the herbaceous Coupe de Blonde from La Table, the …

Cocktails with equal parts are easy, yet sophisticated

Unfussy and easy to remember, so-called equal-parts cocktails are a boon for booze fans. Basically, you stir or shake your ingredients in equal measure, and voila, you've got a cocktail in no time. Classic cocktails like the negroni and Last Word fit this bill, and even the nine-ingredient zombie, …

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12 Top-Shelf Whiskies Every Man Should Try In 2016

From Scotch to bourbon, rye and more.<p>1.6K<p>SHARES<p>Thristy? You're about to be. Here's our favorite whiskies every guy should try some time this year.<p>1.) …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

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27 Genius Recipes For People Who Are Obsessed With Pasta

Because marinara is only the beginning.

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23 Genius Food Hacks For Kitchen Mastery

Co-written by Rozin Abbas<p>The simple reality is that everyone eats and practically everyone cooks. If you don't cook, you've hit the jackpot for sure. …

Hot Joy's Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

Coconut water and gin might not seem like the most obvious pairing, but Hot Joy’s Lime in the Coconut cocktail isn’t your average highball. The gin’s …

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How to Make Incredible Sourdough and Focaccia Bread

Watch how to make terrific sourdough and foccacia bread.<p>Baking bread can seem daunting. Like many home cooks, former F&W editor-in-chief Dana Cowin …

Here's How $25 at Trader Joe's Makes a Week's Worth of Dinners

Takeout is lame.<p>Just because you can't splurge on expensive meals doesn't mean that you should compromise and sink to the levels of fast food. Oh, no, you are <i>so</i> much better than that.<p>Luckily for y'all, Spoon University has created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap, and takes the guesswork …

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

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19 cocktails you've probably never heard of but should start drinking immediately

It's cold outside. You're at some party. And you pour yourself a glass of cheap-o wine or beer.<p>Just like last year. And the year before that.<p>Regular old wines and beers are fine for a Thursday night in March, but this is the holiday season. Time to spice things up a bit and try something a bit more …

Adult Pasta (That You'll Want as Much as Kid Pasta)

Yes, the ol' cheese-and-butter on spaghetti combo works like a charm. But now that you're all grown up, isn't it time to get a little fancier with your pasta routine?<p>Children don't have what we'd call <i>discerning</i> palates, with one exception: pasta (okay, and breakfast ice cream). Their impeccable …

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The 13 Best Winter Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

From an updated martini to a seasonal riff on the margarita, here's what to drink when the temperature drops.<p>You can sip a martini any time, but there's something particularly pleasurable about a cocktail designed for the colder months. "Everyone's looking to drink seasonally," says bartender …

7 Things Your Husband Isn't Telling You He Needs

What your tight-lipped spouse really needs from you.<p>What makes makes men truly content in their marriages? Below, marriage therapists share seven things husbands say they need from their wives.<p><b>1. Men w</b><b>ant their wives to say "I love you."</b><p>After years of being married, don't assume that your husband …