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Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Solar sailing might sound like a sport played in a galaxy far, far away, but it's actually a legitimate means of propulsion around our very own solar system. The concept is that the photons in beams of light, like those from the sun, actually have a force and speed to them that can be bounced off …

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15 Slow Cooker Oatmeals And Healthy Breakfasts To Prep Overnight

A daily ritual of breakfast in bed is a long-shot wish: You might be able to swing it if you've got buckets of money and a crumb catcher built into your sheets.<p>The next-best thing? A healthy breakfast, more elaborate than a bowl of cereal or a sad granola bar, all ready for you as you groggily …

Ditch the Carton: How to Make Amazing, Easy Egg Nog

The first time I set out to make egg nog from scratch I was prepared for it to be an undertaking. I assumed people relied on the pre-mix for the same reason they bought ready-made pie crust - it's just that much less work. But I could not have been more wrong. Making egg nog was not only …

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

Easy Vol au Vent Appetizers with Brie and Jam

Vol au Vent appetizers with brie and jam are quick, simple, but oh so elegant and perfect for your holiday party. Just be sure to make a double batch because these little goodies are going to disappear fast.<p>The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us. Big time. This year, my family’s …

How Ambrosia Became a Southern Christmas Tradition

Christmas is rapidly approaching, so it's time to say a word or two about ambrosia.<p>You do know ambrosia, right? That big bowl filled with a sweet, gooey white mass that's studded with little orange slices, yellow pineapple, and bright red maraschino cherries? Though not as ubiquitous as it once …

Why You Should Make an Espresso Old Fashioned 'Cocktail'

We love coffee and we love cocktails. Here's why we really love the Espresso Old Fashioned from Everyman Espresso.<p>When the team at Everyman Espresso swung by the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices to give a demo, we thought, "Sweet! Free coffee." Then we tasted their Espresso Old Fashioned, and we were all, "Wait, …

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Hot Chocolate for Chocolate Connoisseurs

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: If you want to make hot chocolate that really tastes like chocolate, you've got to add water. (Just trust Alice on this one.)</i><p>If your idea of great hot chocolate is something …

How to Make a Jelly Roll (and Bûche de Noël)

How to make a traditional Bûche de Noël? This step-by-step tutorial shows you how.<p><b>A homemade jelly roll</b> is easier to pull off than you think. If you really want to impress this holiday, take it a few steps further with a traditional Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log. First, read the recipe here—then click …

Why You Should Be Extremely Excited About the Return of Blue Cocktails

Blue curaçao. Those two innocent words can quickly conjure visions of sickly sweet, electric-blue fish bowls and poorly made tiki drinks of past decades.<p>But that misunderstood mixer serves an important purpose, though it often requires a seasoned hand to prove. Over the past handful of years, blue …

Save Your Next Party with This Appetizer

Crab wontons—to the rescue!<p>By now you've probably been to three or four holiday parties. That means you've eaten approximately 25 pieces of cold shrimp cocktail, 20 cocktail weenies, and more dreadfully boring vegetable crudité than any man should ever be subjected to.<p>The worst part of this sad, …

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Easy Chocolate Rum Balls You Can Make Right Now!

Chocolate rum balls are super easy to make and a deliciously welcome addition to any cookie tray or holiday dessert table this year. And bonus - they're no bake!<p>I have been so busy this month! I had all these plans for recipes all month long and the past couple weeks have been way too busy with …

Non-Alcoholic Beer Grows in Popularity

Non-alcoholic beers first hit the bar scene in the early '90s, but they didn't taste like much and were therefore left for teetotalers and designated drivers. But as CNN reports craft beer breweries in Germany have started brewing flavorful non-alcoholic brews that are (surprise, surprise) growing …

Keurig Says More Than 7 Million of Their Coffee Machines Could Burn You

How to tell if yours is being recalled.<p>Keurig has recalled 7.1 million of its coffee brewers in the U.S. and Canada because the water in them can overheat and escape during use, leading to a possible risk of burns. This problem is especially a concern if you try to brew two or more cups in quick …

This Tastes Just Like Christmas... in a Cup

I recently met someone who doesn't like cinnamon. It's almost as alien as "I don't like coriander" (although I have a cousin who oddly doesn't like coriander). I would say who doesn't like coriander, but cinnamon tops it. The intoxicating aroma when biscuits or puddings with cinnamon are being …

Learn How to Make 6 Cocktails -- in 15 Seconds

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. These videos are brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: Catch up on our latest Instagram videos -- and make better cocktails at home.</i><p>This time of year, the …

12 Sparkling Cocktails for a Happy New Year

Gallery12 Sparkling Cocktails for a Happy New Year<p>Any party drink can be festive, but there's something special about hoisting a little bubbly as New Year's Eve rolls around. And while we love drinking Champagne by the flute, these sparkling cocktails work well with more affordable Cava and …

Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

English Christmas Food Makes Us Want To Move Across The Pond

As of today, we're in the double digits of December, which is both incredibly scary and very exciting, because Christmas is really close. With Christmas in plain sight on the calendar, it's officially time to start panicking about holiday shopping (and then calming yourself with gift inspiration …

10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite tropical destinations, it could be time to consider going somewhere new. The 2014-2015 beach season is offering a wide variety of new beach hotels …

Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, court documents show.<p>Janos Soltesz first filed the wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in …

Whipped Frosting

Just try not to lick the spoon when you make this basic frosting that pairs perfectly with our Versatile Vanilla Cake, , and Lemon Cake.

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

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Top 10 Luxury Ranches Around the World

If you think vacationing on a ranch means roughing it, think again. All over the world, there are spots that combine the best of the great outdoors with five-star amenities, so get ready to saddle up for an active day on the trail before settling down for pampering at the spa and a gourmet meal. …

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