David Meeks

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How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

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The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They're always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don't understand. You can't top a Russet potato with brown sugar and marshmallows and call it dinner!<p>Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve …

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What's a Grandma Pie? And Where Can You Find One?

Got a hankerin' for some grandma pie, but your Nonna's too busy playing Napoletane to heat up the oven? Then pop on over to one of these, the best places to get grandma pie in the U.S. (You do live in New York, don't you?)<p>Friends, I have a confession to make. While working on the homemade …

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Everything You Need to Know About Rib Eye

When you buy barbecue sauce to baste your rib eye, you break my dang heart.<p><i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your</i> …

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The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever Recipe

Packed with crushed potato chips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two different sauces, this juicy, drippy, delicious grilled chicken sandwich is not only surprisingly quick and easy, it'll also rival any burger out there.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>By alternating layers of mayonnaise, crushed potato chips, …

25 Refreshing Slaw Recipes for Summer

A good slaw is a thing of beauty.<p>Whether you're a fan of creamy mayonnaise or bright, acidic vinegar, we can all agree that the best slaws are crunchy, refreshing, and light. These 25 slaw recipes fit the bill, making good use of cabbage, collard greens, kale, and more.

We Make Beer

Looking for a good late summer read? Pour yourself a cold one and settle down with <i>We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft</i> …

The Secret To Delicious Coleslaw

It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy this creamy, crunchy salad<p>In this season of large cuts of roasted meats, hearty root vegetables, and heavy dark beers, it’s nice to take a vacation every once and a while—not by hopping on a plane, but by hitting up the supermarket. Taste has a powerful ability …

Cappuccino Brownies >> http://bit.ly/1bWlktE These very adult brownies are frosted with cream cheese and coated with an espresso-spiked glaze.

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …