Crystal McClain

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Get Your Margarita On: 3 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Stretch your multicultural muscles and celebrate one of Mexico's favorite holidays, Cinco de Mayo — the day the Mexicans beat the pants off the French — with a batch of refreshing (and potent) margaritas. If you're the type of girl whose only experience with the genesis of the drink is watching the …

Green Apple Margarita with Appletiser

<b></b><b><br>Have you filled your drinks cupboard yet?</b><br>It's time to think about it with the party season just around the corner. I stocked up each time I saw a …

How to Fry Chicken

It's the all-American meal. Find out how to make juicy fried chicken with a crispy golden crust every time.<p>Photo by Meredith<p>How to Make Crispy Fried …

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Dense, fresh and robustly spiced, this is one of my favourite fritattas. The nutty bite of chickpeas rolled around in the orange oil oozing from the chorizo give the dish a substantial feel, making it good for a full meal not a just side dish. I've made it with spinach, chard and …

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The Amanda Knox Trial Through the Years

How Will the Restaurant Industry React to Rising Beef Prices?

Beef prices are at historical highs due to low supply, increasing demand, the effects of drought and rising feed costs. According to a January 2015 report from the USDA, Beef prices climbed 19 percent in January over a year earlier. Prices are expected to continue climbing 5-6 percent. Restaurants …

Better Than Takeout: Vadouvan-Roasted Cauliflower With Harissa-Chickpea Curry

This homemade curry has it all: sweet coconut milk, spicy peppers, crispy chickpeas, and roasted cauliflower.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers' Choice Week, where we're committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that's you!). As part of the festivities,</i> …

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Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

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51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Man Shoots Friend For Bringing Him the Wrong Brand of Beer

Beer drinkers are fiercely loyal to their brands of choice, as evidenced by this story out of New Orleans: "An argument between years-long friends over <b>which beer is better</b> —Budweiser or Busch — ended Saturday in Harvey with a shotgun blast," says NOLA.com.<p>64-year-old Clarence Sturdivant and his …

Eater Today: McDonald's Kale Tease; Work for Paula Deen; More

McDonald's, as a company, is looking a little manic right now. The struggling chain is searching for magic Band-Aids to stop its hemorrhaging: Its latest attempt to capture the hearts and dollars of millions of Americans is kale. Though the chain has not confirmed the report, McDonald's has been …

The dollar is crushing other currencies

In the global currency cage match, the dollar is as unstoppable as undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey.<p>The greenback is trading at a 12-year high against the euro and 8-year high versus the Japanese yen.<p>This strength is, in many respects, a sign that the economy in the United States is much healthier …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

The Unexpected Origins Of Chopsticks, And How You're Really Supposed To Use Them

The wooden set of paper-tucked utensils that are hastily shoved into a greasy Chinese food takeout bag have much more of a sophisticated history. The first-known chopsticks were found in tombs in the Henan province, located in a central part of China. They were initially used for cooking -- made of …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

HP's new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop's slim size, it isn't necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it's designed the Folio 1020 with …

The Flash Facial Phenomenon: How to Get Better Skin in Less Than 10 Minutes

A transformative facial sounds like a great way to close out 2014. But for those of us staring down the home stretch of a whirlwind year or a last-minute dash for the airport, the chances of fitting one in before New Year’s Eve may be slim. In this case, consider the latest wave of fast, easy, and …

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You can put the next stock-market crash on your 2016 calendar now

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Spoiler alert: Actually, you’ll hear the crash coming. Many, many times. You just won’t act. Won’t get out in …

How to Take Your Eyeliner from Subtle to Stunning in Just Four Steps

And the perfect pink lip to pair it with.<p>Makeup artist Robin Black shows Cosmopolitan.com how to build out the perfect winged liner, whether you want a more minimal look (that says, "daytime") or a more intense finish (perfect for a night out), along with what pink lip to pair it with. Do as many …

The Best Way To Buy Stocks Is To Go All In And Wait

Unfortunately, playing the stock market is just not that easy.<p>Investors have several strategies they can employ when buying stocks.<p>But if you have a decent chunk of money just sitting around, you might be better off going all in and throwing everything into the stock market at once.<p>An …

Office plants can make workers 15% more productive, says study

Study’s finding challenges the belief that money spent on plants in an office environment is money wasted<p>The office pot plant has often been criticised as a symbol of corporate or government waste. Taxpayer, ratepayer and shareholder-funded foliage has regularly been stripped from offices by …

Need a super-fast Labor Day potluck idea? Try these 5 delicious spins on potato salad

We're not saying the traditional potato salad needs an overhaul: The well-loved mayo-and-celery combination is still going strong, and for good reason. But Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to serve an updated riff on this picnic and potluck classic—and to ensure your potato salad stands out …

Best of the Hotline: How to Grill Salmon

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: When things get fishy on the grill, don't get green around the gills, just follow these tips.</i><p>The idea of …

Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad

<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 that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: Instead of spending time to roast a whole</i> …

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So This Is What A $169 Hot Dog Looks Like

If you thought eating cat poop coffee was expensive, just wait until you try this hot dog.<p>Officially certified by Guinness World Records as the world's most expensive commercially available hot dog, this delicious dog will cost you a cool $169. We've seen expensive hot dogs before, but nothing like …

8 Ways to Use Yogurt in Your Cooking (i.e., Put It in Everything)

Yogurt made its mark on breakfast. Now it’s become chefs’ go-to for waking up dinner. Here's how to incorporate it into nearly everything you eat<p><b>My yogurt obsession</b> began at an early age, when my mom would hand me a container of it on my way out the door as a “you’re late for school” breakfast. …

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese, Tomato, and Blueberry Salad

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Combining summer's leftover produce yields the most creative -- and the most delicious -- recipes.</i><p>Summer produce is in full swing these days and, if you're anything …

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The 10 Greatest Fruity Margaritas

Here, 10 fruity margaritas.<p>In this week’s video from Panna, bartender extraordinaire Jim Meehan revealed how to make a perfect margarita with lime …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

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