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A bounty of beer for a festive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner often involves lots of drinking, and for many Americans this means wine. But if you really want to be traditional, you will drink beer. Early Americans drank beer from morning until night.<p>In fact, the original Pilgrim William Bradford wrote in his diary that the reason the …

Flavors

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

Lemongrass Shrimp Soup with Spaghetti Squash

4 Servings<p>Despite the name, spaghetti squash is still a vegetable and can get mushy when overcooked. Simply ladle the hot broth over the noodles when you are ready to eat.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)<p>¾ pound shell-on medium shrimp<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>4 scallions, …

Spaghettini with Garlic and Dried Chile

4 Servings<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces spaghettini<p>Kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 large garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>3 dried Calabrian peppers or chiles de árbol<p>4 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook pasta in a large pot of …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

DTI Logo

Time for another great photographer. Love the white white white and that light… gotta be a Scandinavian snapper. (The IKEA shots are a give away …

15 Hearty Meals for Your Slow Cooker

It's getting colder, and the busy holiday season approaches, which means there is no better time to bust out your slow cooker. Warm, nourishing, and …

Enhance Your Interior with the Tillandsia Air Plant

Familiar with Tillandsia? If you know what an air plant is, then you sure are! Tillandsia is the genus under which the many species of air plants …

When Freezers Attack: How to Wrap, Store, Organize, and Thaw Your Frozen Goods

An efficient kitchen is about more than the oven and countertops—are you making any of these common freezer maintenance mistakes?<p>Most of us organize our freezers with the best of intentions: "<i>This time</i>," we think, "<i>I'm going to keep it clean, well-maintained, labeled, and up-to-date</i>."<p>Then life …

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

Celery Soup

4 Servings<p>"I love this creamy soup so much, I'd bathe in it." –Brad Leone, test kitchen manager<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head celery, stalks chopped, leaves reserved<p>1 large waxy potato, chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt<p>3 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>¼ …

The Cough Suppressant

4 servings (makes about 8 cups)<p>Be careful not to boil the tea. It will give you a cleaner flavor and be more nutrient-rich.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch oregano<p>1 bunch thyme<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled, grated<p>1 1” piece turmeric, peeled, grated<p>½ teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 small garlic clove, grated<p>¼ cup …

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

Make the Mac and Cheese of Your Dreams by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Homemade macaroni and cheese is way better than the boxed stuff—here's how to make the perfect batch.<p>Boxed macaroni and cheese is easy. But so is whipping up a pan of the homemade version—and it tastes about 1,000 times better. But before you preheat that oven, hear us out: There are a few common …

Perfect Porterhouse Steak

4 Servings<p>This is chef Bobby Flay's recipe for the perfect Porterhouse steak. With a steak this thick, you need to season liberally; when Flay demonstrated for us, the surface of the meat was virtually white from salt.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2”-thick Porterhouse steak, trimmed (about 2 lb.)<p>1 …

Recipes

Melting Olaf

Makes 1 (but easily multiplies to serve a gaggle of witches and ghouls) Servings<p>A clear cocktail for those parents who have seen "Frozen" exactly 14 times too many, and will get their fill of miniature Annas and Elsas come Halloween night.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ ounces aquavit<p>1 ounce St-Germain …

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Makes about 1 1/2 cups Servings<p>When it comes to tasty pumpkin seeds, it's all about the seasoning—don't go crazy, but do be a little creative.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Seeds from one pumpkin<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Salt and pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Scrape seeds and any attached fibers from pumpkin using a large …

Tuna Melt

Makes 4 sandwiches<p>In search of a classic tuna melt? This is the best we’ve tried. Palace Diner makes its own pickles, but of course you can start with store-bought.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>bread-and-butter pickles<p>1 English hothouse cucumber, sliced ⅛” thick<p>1 habanero chile or 2 jalapeños, …

Recipes

Get Over Your Case of the Mondays with a Lazy, Awesome Dinner (Thanks, Leftovers!)

Mondays are the worst. At least you have dinner to look forward to—here's how to repurpose your weekend leftovers into something awesome.<p>We're not going to mince words here: Mondays are the absolute worst. From the morning commute to the inevitable broken coffee maker at work (foiled again!) to the …

Cooking

Apple Dutch Baby

4 Servings<p>Summon your family to the table while this dutch baby bakes; it will be fabulously puffed when it comes out, and you’ll enjoy hearing the oohs and aahs before it deflates.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>apple cider syrup<p>4 cups apple cider<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 tablespoon light brown …

Hamburger Helper: Ideas for Weeknight Dinners with Ground Meat

Ground meat can be a weeknight dinner lifesaver—here's how to cook ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and turkey without a recipe.<p>Some say that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the darling of weeknight dinners. And while that may be true, we can't help but harbor a fondness for a less-touted …

How to Get Your S*** Together in the Morning: Tips from An Early Bird

Tips for getting your s*** together in the morning, from someone who (kinda) has it down.<p>In every office environment, there's always one: The co-worker who arrives to work obnoxiously chipper and chatty, having successfully put on matching socks, combed her hair, and made (and Instagrammed) both …

Potlikker Noodles with Mustard Greens

4 to 6 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 10–12-ounce smoked ham hock or smoked turkey wing<p>1/2 onion, coarsely chopped<p>8 garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>2 bay leaves<p>1/4 cup red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (preferably Texas Pete or Frank's)<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>…

Recipes

Orecchiette Carbonara with Charred Brussels Sprouts

4 Servings<p>Chef Philip Krajeck, Rolf and Daughters, Nashville, says the key to this dish is getting a good char on the brussels sprouts, which helps balance the richness of the porky, eggy sauce. Salt draws moisture out of the leaves, which might make them soggy, so he doesn’t season them.<p>September …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

eCommerce

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Creativity

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15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …