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Here's how to delete those annoying default apps from your iPhone

If you’re at all like me, you rail against certain default apps on your iPhone. In my case, it’s the stocks app. I have no money to invest, and every …

Apps

How to Rim a Cocktail Glass, Because It's an Important Skill You Should Have

A properly-rimmed cocktail glass is more than just pretty—it's part of the flavor experience. Learn how to do it like the pros.<p>The easiest way to take your homemade drinks from decent to worthy of your favorite upscale cocktail bar is to <b>master the art of the rim</b>. Anyone who's had a minty …

Coffee Grinders

Everything Is Better With Bubbles: 55 Recipes for Drinks That Sparkle

You know what seems to always make a cocktail better? Sparkling wine.<p><b>You know what seems to always make a cocktail better</b>? Sparkling wine. And you know what always seems to make any drink more refreshing? Tonic water. Thus, we present a collection of bubbly libations, many of them with alcohol but …

15 Infamous Facts About ¡Three Amigos!

Directed by John Landis with a script by Steve Martin, Randy Newman, and Lorne Michaels, the film follows a goofy group of silent movie cowboys who …

Comedy

The Best New Spirits of 2015

It can be hard to see the big picture when you're an inch away from the canvas, so it's tricky to tell what 2015 will be remembered for while we're still at the tail end of the year. Will it be known as the year that Scotch lost its luster and American whiskey ascended the brown spirits throne? The …

Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters

<b>Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters</b><br>Yields about 1 dozen glazed fritters<p><b>Fritters</b><br>2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces<br>2 cups …

10 Crazy Facts About Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is one of the world’s most accomplished musicians—and not just in the country music world. Nelson’s talents transcend genre, and go far …

How Much Coffee Would It Take to Kill Someone?

Too much of anything can be deadly. The video series AsapSCIENCE explains just how much of common substances it would take to kill someone. You may …

30 Cheap Foods That Uncover Your Abs

“Dave, can I borrow six bucks?” my friend Chuck asked. We had met up at the gym for a quick sweat session, and on the way out he was ogling the …

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should

Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you want it to be something you hide away in the bottom drawer of your night stand, can easily toss in your carry on bag, …

Shopping

Spicy Seattle Tuna Rolls

makes 8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Okay, so sushi is a little ambitious for a weekend. But this easy spicy tuna roll recipe? You've got it in the bag.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 green Thai chiles, stemmed, coarsely chopped<p>1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger<p>1 …

Recipes

Recipe: The Apple Pancake

Heat the oven to 400°F. Peel, core, and quarter the apples, then cut them into medium slices (1/4-inch thick or less). Then cut the slices in halves …

Bourbon–Brown Butter Pecan Pie

10 Servings<p>Shortening makes for the flakiest pie crust. But you won’t miss the buttery flavor—there’s plenty in the filling.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>crust<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ cup vegetable shortening<p>assembly<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>3 large eggs<p>1 cup …

Baking

How To Make the Best Beef Stew from Scratch

<b>Cube the beef.</b> Trim off any large pieces of fat from the outside of the roast, then cut it into small bite-sized cubes. This is most easily done if …

DIY Chocolate Caramel Apples

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Double dipping is allowed -- in chocolate and caramel, that is.</i><p>Homemade vanilla caramel, apples from the farmers market, and good chocolate raise the status of this …

Cold Weather Recipe: Grown-Up Tater-Tots

It’s hard to say nice things about Chicago in the winter. It’s cold. Like really cold. And it can leave you feeling cooped up and crazy. But the one …

Pecan, Bourbon, and Butterscotch Bread Pudding

10 Servings<p>As if the butterscotch wasn't enough, we packed this bread pudding recipe with pecan and bourbon. Yep. Bourbon.<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Butterscotch Sauce<p>1 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup light corn syrup<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>…

Recipes

2 Ways to Make Chocolate Ganache

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking chocolate.</i><p><i>Today: Skip the bakery and learn two easy, foolproof ways to make ganache at home instead.</i><p>We leave chocolate ganache to the …

Spice Up Your Holiday With Three Spiced Nuts Variations

I can't think of nuts without a little ditty from my childhood popping into my head:<p><i>Nuts, nuts, I like nuts If you take them away I'll hate your guts I like peanuts, I like walnuts, I like some nuts, I like all nuts So gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme some nuts!</i><p>I mean, that kind of covers it, …

The Best Four-Ingredient Punches to Ring in the New Year - Chowhound

The ease of making a punch for a party is made that much easier by not having to go to a dozen different stores, searching for multiple varieties of …

Eat This Dutch Baby for Breakfast -- and for Dinner, Too

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Forget the Swedish and their pancakes. Forget the French and their</i> …

How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

Food Preservation

How to Make Potato Gnocchi

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: James Beard Award-nominated chef Jonathon Sawyer proves Gnocchi shouldn't just be reserved for restaurants -- here's how to make it at home with …

How to Make Sichuan Chili Oil 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: Taylor Holliday</i> <i>of The Mala Project brings the heat with a homemade black bean and shallot chili oil.</i><p>Around this time last year, my family and I …

Fried Chicken as It's Meant to Be

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know</i> why <i>you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: How to crack the code on fried chicken (no matter how far away</i> …

Strawberry Clafoutis

<b>Strawberry Clafoutis</b> is a twist on the scrumptious french dessert traditionally made with black cherries. This simple, yet impressive, dessert is …

Easy To Make Naan - Indian Flatbread Recipe

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add warm water, oil, and yogurt to flour mixture. Blend at low …

Asian Ginger-Soy Sauce Chicken

444<p>15<p>1<p>Shares 460<p>Whenever I visit a foreign country, I go to the supermarket. I’ve found myself pushing carts through supermarkets in countries, from …

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Crunchy shrimp (thanks for the help, cornstarch!) gets its zesty, floral heat from Sichuan peppercorns. It's hard to believe that a main course this complex comes together so quickly.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound shell-on large shrimp<p>3 …

Seafood