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Christmas Desserts

From salted caramel pie to rich chestnut-chocolate mousse, here are fantastic Christmas desserts.

America's 20 Most Festive Destinations To Be At This Christmas

These great American towns sure can light up, sing out, and celebrate the Christmas season right.<p>These great American towns sure can light up, sing out, and celebrate the Christmas season right. We recommend adding these festive small towns to your holiday travel bucket list, stat!

Decorations

Seriously Asian: Caramel Sauce Recipe

If there's one thing I like as much as taking apart ducks, it's making caramel. Burnt sugar and burnt butter are perhaps the most alluring scents in my kitchen, though the term "burnt" is used loosely here. More accurately, the smells of caramel are toasty and sweet, with a buttery, milky hint.<p>Just …

45 Things You Need to Know to Cook Any Fish

You can cook any fish any way you want, says Jeremiah Bacon. Here's how to do it.<p>You have to start with a good fish.<p>The eyes are clear. The gills, bright, blood red, or maybe a little pink. The skin, shiny. The flesh, firm. A filet will be unified, not split where the sheets of collagen come …

Fishing

The Simple Trick to Turning Any Stew Into a Pie

This simple trick for turning stew into pie has us wondering what we've been doing all our lives.<p>Come winter there's nothing better than tucking into something warm: your bed, the deep chair by the fire, a familiar book, or best of all, a pie. And, no, we're not talking apple.<p>We're talking <b>savory</b> …

Cooking

This Detox Lemonade Will Help You Feel Much Better Post Holiday Feast

Feeling bloated, nauseous, and blah? Not anymore.<p>After Thanksgiving, it's easy to feel gross. We indulge in 4,500 calories during the feast—our bods aren't ready for it. But while there's not a ton of prep you can do for the large-and-in-charge meal, you <i>can</i> make yourself feel better. How? With a …

No More Shrinkage: 4 Tips for Blind Baking Pie Crust

Blind baking a pie crust for a fruit tart or a quiche can be frustrating. If not done right, the dough shrinks up as it bakes, leaving an …

Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

Recipes

Crock Pot Guinness Stew Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a very hearty and flavorful stew. Thick and yummy, just what is needed on …

Recipes

Watch Chef David Kinch of Manresa Make the Perfect Omelette

Chef David Kinch of California's Manresaearned three Michelin stars with his artful, adventurous cooking — but as any great chef knows, the true test of a cook is how skillfully they can prepare eggs. In this video from the acclaimed PBS series <i>Mind of a Chef</i>, Kinch demonstrates his method for the …

Damn That’s Good: A 10-minute meal that makes you feel amazing

From <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, Ramit Sethi<br>Creator of over 18 successful products over 12+ years<p>Hey, the webcast is over, but sign up below …

Why Coffee May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee lovers are getting all sorts of good news lately. It was recently found that coffee drinkers live longer, and now a new study suggests that …

Dessert

Cookie Science: How Baking Soda Works

Baking soda is the most basic leavening agent, and a cornerstone of American desserts. Chemical leavening agents were known even in ancient times, but it wasn't until the mid–19th century, when pure sodium bicarbonate from brands like Arm & Hammer became commercially available, that their …

Geek

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

Biryani
Coffee

5 Kitchen Hacks for Fresh Lemon

Fresh lemon can be an all-purpose superstar in your kitchen. Try these five hacks where lemon substitutes for hard-to-find ingredients, helps with …

Recipes

8 Things You Can Make In A Rice Cooker That Aren't Rice

We are all master chefs thanks to the rice cooker.<p>Rice cookers are much more versatile than the name lets on.<p>Whether you're a rogue chef experimenting with new kitchen tools or a college student looking for a be-all and end-all appliance, this gadget might be everything you need and more.<p>Basic …

Sony Vaio Duo 13 review

Intel's brand new Haswell processors (also known as fourth generation Core processors) bring little to the table for desktop PCs, but include a …

Laptops

Sony VAIO Duo 13 review

There are many reasons to fall for Sony’s latest hybrid, the VAIO Duo 13. Whether it’s the novel sliding design, which sees it flip from Ultrabook to …

Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

GIF<p>With over two million apps in the Play Store, Android is home to one of the biggest app stores in the world. Soon they’ll even be on your favorite …

The 2013 Razer Blade and Blade Pro Gaming Notebook: Powered By Intel Haswell and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

Since we have been talking about Intel Haswell processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M GPUs throughout the day, why not check out one of upcoming …

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review - APC

Home » Reviews » Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review<p><b>Price</b>: $939 | <b>Website</b>: lenovo.com/au<p>Not every tablet owner is a youngster wanting the latest tech …

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus review

MSRP: $1,399.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Ativ Book 9 Plus</b> laptop has a sturdy, slim design, ultra-high-res touch screen, and really good battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> Costs several hundred more than we’d prefer; shrunken HDMI port; doesn’t convert to a tablet form -- strictly a laptop.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you’re just …

WHEN PERFORMANCE MATTERS

The best gaming experience lies in a perfectly-configured platform that offers seamless performance, breathtaking graphics, ergonomic design, and …

EON17-SLX Extreme Gaming Laptop | Details and Features

<b>Current Special Offers</b><p>Cool PC Upgrades and Gear Brings Holiday Cheer<p><b>The ORIGIN Difference</b><p>ORIGIN PC EON17-SLX - The Best Gaming Experience</b> …

PowerNotebooks.com Laptop & Notebook Support.

Since 1999, it has been our policy to give our customers the very best service possible. We have always strived to treat our customers like family. …

Haswell Highlights: 6 New And Noteworthy Gaming Laptops

Intel‘s 4th-generation processor is here, and laptop manufactures around the globe have been assaulting inboxes with press releases and impressive specs. MSI’s GT70 was first to launch, but the powerful combination of Haswell and NVIDIA’s new 700M series of mobile GPUs is proliferating quickly, …