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The Cutest Halloween Recipes Ever. No Blood Or Gore Here.

Enough with the fright already.<p>When it comes to Halloween, the creepier the better. But there is an exception: little kids. While they might be excited about the holiday, they're not quite ready for the creepiness of witches' fingers and blood splatters. That's why we have cute Halloween …

Cupcakes

How to Make Cracker Jack at Home

<i>The only downside of making it at home? You have to provide the surprise inside.</i><p>Cracker Jack is an iconic American snack that has been around for over 100 years—and that means that most of us have tried the molasses-flavored caramel-covered popcorn and salty peanuts at least once in our lifetime. …

Never Suffer Through a Bowl of Mushy Mac and Cheese Ever Again

Consider the days of too mushy, too dry, too overcooked, or too soupy mac and cheese long gone.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Jasmin Wilson confesses to overcooking macaroni and cheese</i> …

Starbucks Started a Weird Pumpkin Spice Latte Club Called the Orange Sleeve Society

America's obsession with Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte may have gone too far. The famous beverage has already become self-aware and created a Twitter account, and now it's formed a mysterious club called the Orange Sleeve Society.<p>Membership in the Orange Sleeve Society apparently includes an …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

Beer bath is a thing, and now you know what to ask for Christmas. 🍺<p>Quench your thirst for knowledge with these impressive boozy facts.<p>1. The White House brews its own beer.<p>President Obama is the first president to ever brew beer on White House grounds, according to the official White House blog. …

Beer

An Easy, Excellent & Reliable Biscuit Recipe

Biscuits are, to me, one of the best gifts that the world has bestowed upon home cooks. Once you get the hang of the technique, it's so easy to riff on a basic recipe to satisfy your mood. Add cinnamon and sugar: Dessert! Toss in some cheese and bacon: Breakfast!<p>The real beauty of a biscuit recipe …

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice: 16 Cozy Cinnamon Recipes

Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon? From braises to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.<p><b>Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon?</b> From burgers to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.

Breakfast

5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes = Awesome Strawberry Shortcake

I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a kid. I mean, I <i>loved</i> it. And I'm not talking about the simple dessert of biscuits layered with macerated strawberries and whipped cream. I'm talking about the cartoon character with the cat named Custard. I had a well-worn cassette tape with Strawberry Shortcake …

What’s the Fuss? It’s Just Mayo

A fundamental truth about revolutions: Some stand to benefit a lot, many in the status quo risk losing it all.<p>Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek’s dynamic CEO, says his Silicon Valley company will revolutionize the food system by replacing resource-sucking eggs with the company’s plant-based, inexpensive …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

NASCAR erred on Brad Keselowski penalty

Did you know when drivers are approaching the restart zone they have their left foot on their brakes?<p>Did you know that the technique for executing a …

You Can Totally Get the World's Most Elusive Beers (if You Know What to Do)

Use these tips and get your hands on the world's most elusive beers.<p>We know that some high-demand, low-availability beers are worth hunting down and collecting like baseball cards, but we're not exactly ready to fly to far-flung breweries and line up for new releases. At Feast Portland, we attended …

Star Wars: why Princess Leia is nearly two years older than twin Luke Skywalker

Relative velocity time dilation means that Princess Leia is older than Luke Skywalker, according to scientists<p>They are supposed to be twins, but Princess Leia would actually be nearly two years older than Luke Skywalker because of Einstein’s theory of relativity, say scientists.<p>The fact that Luke …

Top 10 reasons to go comic book crazy!

Photograph: Allstar/MARVEL STUDIOS/Sportsphoto Ltd<p>Iron Man & Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron - also the stars of Captain America: Civil War, out next …

Hyundai Signals High Performance Ambitions

New ‘N’ brand will compete with BMW’s M, Cadillac’s V-Series and Lexus F souped up models.<p>SEOUL—Hyundai Motor Co. outlined plans to compete against the high performance cars of rivals such as BMW AG and General Motors Co.’s Cadillac, saying it expects to begin selling souped up models within two …

General Motors

Wake and Pancake

You no longer have to wait for the weekend to pencil in quality pancake time. This two-ingredient version can be made on the most manic of Monday …

Breakfast

Porsche’s New Electric Sports Car Will Make Tesla Owners Jealous

Porsche unveiled its new Mission E electric car concept at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt, <i>Bloomberg</i> reported.<p>The 600-horsepower vehicle …

Make Starbucks-style pumpkin spice latte — with real pumpkin! — all year long

If you're a pumpkin spice latte fan, you've been waiting for this season all year long. And now that fall is finally here, you want to get your fix as often as possible until it's over. We understand, and we're here to support your PSL habit — and help you save a few bucks and calories in the …

Happy 30th, 'Super Mario'! Five big Mario moments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hard to believe it has been 30 years since we were first told "our princess is in another castle."<p>For those of you not familiar with the reference, "Super Mario Bros.," one of the most popular video games of all time, turned 30 on Sunday.<p>It was first released in Japan on September 13, 1985, …

Some Patriots fans walk into an out-of-town bar and ...

Some Patriots fans walked into an out-of-town sports bar ... then turned around and walked out.<p>Good thing, too.<p>"I wanted to knock them out," laughed …

NFL

Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Take These 6 Gadgets on Your Labor Day Road Trip

Somewhere on one of my social media accounts, there's an image of me being pulled over for speeding in Pooler, Ga.<p>My crime? Doing 67 mph on a stretch of Interstate 95 where the speed limit abruptly drops from 65 to 55. Gotcha!<p>The snapshot of flashing blue lights in my rearview mirror fails to …

Truck Drivers Ride in Style With Tricked-Out Sleepers

Truckers are often forced to sleep and eat in their rig's cabins at truck stops while on the road, but now many have a better option — one that the industry hopes will keep more drivers on the asphalt longer.<p>Companies like Legacy Sleepers and Bolt, both based in Indiana, manufacture mobile living …

Obama To Rename Continent's Highest Peak From Mount McKinley To Denali

The White House announced Sunday that President Obama is changing the name of North America's highest peak.<p>Mount McKinley — named after William McKinley, the 25th president, who served in the White House until his assassination in 1901 — is returning to its traditional Alaska Native name, …

The 2016 Model A? Automakers Rescuing Retired Brands From Scrap Heap

Coming up with an all-new name has become a major headache for automakers around the world. It can be difficult to find a name that hasn’t already been taken, and it then can be extremely costly to build consumer awareness for a new moniker.<p>So a number of carmakers are looking back into their past …

Justin Wilson’s car to be driven at IndyCar season finale

Justin Wilson’s race car will be back on the track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport have announced the series veteran Oriol Servià will drive Wilson’s No25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.<p>Wilson died on Monday, a day after a piece of debris from another car struck him in the …