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How to make perfect rice every time, plus a recipe for rice with roasted cauliflower

For many of us, cooking rice involves ratios — adding a certain amount of water to a given measurement of rice — so that as the rice cooks, the water is slowly absorbed or evaporates until it's gone. When everything works perfectly, the rice is tender. But screw something up, and the rice either …

Recipes

15 Cool Projects You Can Make From a Single Sheet of Plywood

You can build a lot with a 4 x 8 piece of lumber.<p>Our list of incredible projects built from 2 x 4s isn't the only testament to what can be done with construction-grade lumber. Here we've gone even more minimal: These builds are each made from a single 4-foot by 8-foot piece of plywood. This is the …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Treat Employees

From startups to corporate giants, these remarkably simple behaviors will tell your employees that you care about them.<p>Here's something to chew on: Do your employees feel valued? How would you know? If you haven't smelled the fresh brew, we are in a relationship economy and the workplace has …

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

Landscaping

Grill Chicken the Lebanese Way!

Marhaba! Given it’s summer and the weather is perfect for having barbecues, today I want to share a recipe that my family has been using for …

18 Northern French Dishes So Good You'll Want To Move There

Cheers from Hauts-de-France!

Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

In tropical shallows the world over, a peculiar sort of creature scurries along the sea floor, unassuming except for the fact that it sports one of the most powerful biological appendages known to science — its spring-loaded claws. The mantis shrimp, which typically grows no more than 6 inches in …

University of California

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

MOOCs

How to Make Mom the Best Brunch on a $20 Budget

Don’t break the bank this year on Mother’s Day. Instead, surprise Mom with brunch in bed for only $20! We rifled through ingredients and recipes with our calculator in hand and landed on decadent strawberry and cream cheese-filled crepecakes (not quite a pancake, not quite a crepe) cut into the …

Breakfast

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

The Complicated Sisterhood of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill

They were both stylish, beautiful, and sometimes drawn to the same men. In a revealing interview with Sam Kashner, Radziwill looks back at their deeply intertwined lives and how they dealt with fame and tragedy.<p>Born to dazzle, they were the most famous sisters in the world, the Bouvier …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Lemonies Recipe (Lemon Brownies)

The best lemon brownies (aka Lemonies) lemon dessert recipe!<p>There’s something about Spring that makes me want more lemon flavor in my life, …

5 DIY Wontons

Make restaurant-worthy wontons at home.<p>Wontons are fun to make and even more fun to eat! From spinach-and-pork-filled wontons to a lamb version …

Discover Italy’s Aperitivo Capital

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>To most of us, <b>vermouth</b> is the stuff you use to make a Martini. Or a Manhattan.<p>Fair enough.<p>But as many of us are rediscovering, vermouth is among the most versatile of cocktail ingredients. What’s more, it’s great straight.<p>Vermouth’s origins, as with most quaffs, are hazy. …

Finally Make Silky, Low-Fuss Vinaigrette That Won't Separate

Learn how to emulsify your vinaigrette so that it'll actually stay as silky-smooth as you intended.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Carol confesses her dressing woes to associate food</i> …

10 Decadent Stuffed Potato Recipes

A baked potato is good, but a stuffed potato is so much better.<p>Stuffed potatoes are fluffier, they're usually cheesier, and they're more flavorful …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

Tea Gifts for the Holidays

Jeff Ruiz of NYC's Altera has found many similarities between the aromas and flavors in wine and tea. Here, his tips for selecting tea based on your …

The Christmas Cookie Recipes That Will Make This Holiday Sweeter

30 of them, to be exact.<p>Before we even eat our Thanksgiving feast, the bakers in us start thinking about Christmas cookies. It's not that we can't and don't bake cookies other times of the year -- we never stop making cookies. It's that there's nothing quite as special as the cookies made for the …

Dessert

Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Much Any Recipe In The Slow Cooker. Here's How.

Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker. Don't believe us? …

The Meatiest Football Snacks, Fastest Italian Recipes and Simplest Cheese Pizza

F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list.<p><i>F&W doesn't expect you to see</i> …