Darren Van Steenwyk

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The Best Suburban Bay Area Mexican Food Finds

Venture out to the end of the BART lines and enjoy amazing Mexican food.<p>November 22, 2017<p>It's a no-brainer that the San Francisco Bay Area is one of …

Mexico

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

Dessert

Brownie Choco-Peanut Butter Bars Dessert

Brownie choco-peanut butter bars are an ideal treat for every season when you want to eat a rich, chocolate dessert. They are very easy to prepare …

This Is the Most Popular Turkey Recipe on Pinterest

The search for the best Thanksgiving turkey is every cook's quest. There's nothing worse than inviting people over to your home and having the main …

Cooking

Movies For Your Monday

Reece Wallace Explores the Yukon: Reece Wallace explores the Canadian north aboard his Trance Advanced 0. Video: Matt Butterworth. Build by LOFT Bike …

1st, 2nd and 3rd place runs from Rampage (plus the guy who got robbed) - MBR

Kurt Sorge with the hat-trick<p>Kurt Sorge wins 2017 Red Bull Rampage with first ever hat-trick. Watch his winning run and the runners up and the run …

Mountain Biking

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.<p>Bring a large pot of salted water to a …

Cooking

Ciabatta (Fresh Italian Bread) Recipe

There is an old Italian saying: We bring Ciabatta and salt whenever we’re invited to a house-warming party! This fresh Italian bread is probably the …

Garlicky Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

We’re solving your next weeknight dinner debate with this mouthwatering roasted chicken sheet pan supper finished with a garlicky lemon-thyme butter …

Dragon's Breath Chili

Add the bacon grease and butter to a large stockpot over high heat. Add the Anaheim chiles, poblano chiles, red bell peppers, jalapeno chiles and …

Recipes

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente.<p>Step 2<p>Melt …

Recipes

How (And Why) To Bake Your Own Artisanal Bread - Chowhound

Shutterstock<p>The days of pre-sliced supermarket sandwich bread are long gone—now, crusty artisan loaves from local millers and bakers reign supreme. …

Baking

This is the Secret to Nailing Perfectly Crispy Chicken Skin Every Time

Golden brown and ultra crackly—what more could you ask for?<p>Life is too short to rely solely on boneless, skinless chicken breast for a protein fix, …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

11 Great Podcasts to Check Out This Fall

Civil wars, child murders, cults — this fall, the podcast industry seems to want it darker. It’s no surprise, given the current apocalyptic …

Preet Bharara

6 Foods That Are Good for Gut Health

Whether stomach problems such as bloating, constipation, and gas cause you distress regularly or are just an occasional nuisance, you’re probably …

Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin

Few neighborhoods can inspire as many divisive reactions as the Tenderloin. Adjacent to the tourist-heavy Union Square area, one might hear the Tenderloin (also known as the TL, or the ‘loin) referred to as an embarrassing eyesore, a last vestige of San Francisco, a danger zone, and a night out …

All ten Red Bull RAW 100 vids - which is your favourite? - MBR

One thousand seconds of pure aural and visual bliss<p>The Red Bull RAW 100 series of films is a modern marvel of mountain biking media. One hundred …

How To Cook a Whole Chicken in Coconut Milk in the Slow Cooker

By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited most popularly to Jamie …

The most San Francisco restaurants: The true classics

When we host Bay Area visitors, we occasionally get what can initally seem like a simple request.<p>For example, one time a friend visiting from Seattle asked to dine out at a very "San Francisco" restaurant. He had no preference about the style of food, price range or neighborhood.<p>But to truly pick …

BBQ

Cauliflower in Curry Cream Sauce

For the cauliflower: In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and butter to melt. Once melted, add the cauliflower florets, a …

12 Vegan Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

While it’s always a little sad to see summer go, September marks fall in the Pacific Northwest! Fall is my favorite time of year and has me craving …

The 10 Best Hardtails Under $2,000

There are more trail-capable, value-oriented hardtails than ever before<p>You’re locked and loaded and ready to buy the hardtail of your dreams. You’ve …

17 for 2017: The 17 Best Mountain Bikes of 2017

From new cross-country race machines to go-anywhere trail bikes, these are 17 of the best mountain bikes of 2017<p>These days, it’s hard to find a bad mountain bike. However you want to ride, there’s probably a bike that’s perfect for you. The production quality and parts available now are a long way …

18 Pasta Destinations in NYC

New York City is a town known for its top-notch Italian, which means pasta is a specialty. There are plenty of places to get this addictive food, from quickie plates to entire tasting menus. Here are NYC’s top pasta shops.<p><i>Note: Restaurants are arranged geographically.</i><p>Celeste is the Italian choice …

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

A secret ingredient (saltines!) helps mimic the texture of the peanut butter filling in the store-bought version of this candy favorite.<p>Melt the …

Jalapeno Danger Dog

Food truck and Instagram-worthy, these spicy "dogs" are a bit deceiving. What looks like a regular hot dog are really twin cheese-and-sausage-stuffed …

Julia Child's Roast Chicken

If you're going to trust anyone with a roast chicken recipe, Julia Child is a wise choice. In this adaptation of her classic recipe, Child rubs the …

Cast Iron Fried Chicken Sandwiches | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …