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The Best and Worst Things to Eat at a BBQ

It’s spring, which pretty much means three things. 1. <i>Allllll</i> the fro yo, 2. All the outdoor music festivals we can handle and 3. Barbecue season is on the horizon! But healthy eating can be especially hard at social functions. Especially when you’re loading up a plate with countless goodies and …

The secret to a perfect barbecue: eat from red plates using your hands

The secret to the perfect barbecue lies not in the quality of the food but in the colour of your plates, an Oxford scientist has claimed.<p>According to gastrophysicist Professor Charles Spence eating a burger using your hands and from a red plate enhances the taste of the food.<p>Research suggests food …

10 insanely awesome incredible edible egg hacks

Did you know May is National Egg Month?<p>Eggs may be one of the world's most versatile foods and they are a protein powerhouse, chock full of essential vitamins and minerals.<p>Whether you like 'em poached, roasted, hard boiled, fried, or scrambled, there's always a new egg dish to try.<p>But perfecting …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

14 Savory Recipes That Are Totally Worth the Garlic Breath

<i>This piece originally appeared on Spoon University.</i><p>On the list of “Things You Shouldn’t Eat On a Date,” garlic is very obviously number one — nobody …

These Pancake Cups Are The Perfect Treat For Breakfast

So easy to eat.<p>Yields: 12 pancake cups<p>1/2 cup flour<p>1/2 cup milk<p>3 eggs<p>2 Tbsp. butter, melted<p>1/2 tsp vanilla<p>Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely combined. Divide among all the cups of a greased muffin tin (cups will be about 1/3 full. Bake at 400°F/200°C for 13-15 minutes. Pancakes …

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Tomato and Cheese Pie

Scaccia Ragusana<p>Giovanna Giglio Cascone, a homecook in Ragusa, Sicily, makes this delicious tomato-and-cheese filled bread every Easter.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 …

BBQ Mini Meat Loaf Sliders

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 slices good quality packaged white bread, shredded<br>• 3 tablespoons milk or half-and-half<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 4 scallions, minced<br>• 2 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1 large jalapeño, seeded and minced<br>• 1 tablespoon chopped oregano<br>• 1½ teaspoons kosher salt<br>• 1 pound ground veal or pork<br>• 1 pound ground chuck<br>• Vegetable oil …

Recipes

Storage Shed Building Ideas DIY - Storage Shed Plans

What are the criteria for a great storage shed?<p>Well, obviously the answer to that question depends a great deal on what you need the storage shed for …

How to Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives at Home

Every chef needs a good set of kitchen knives. However, the only thing more important than purchasing a set of sharp—and solid—tools is knowing how …

How To Make Classic Pulled Pork

<i>Each week this summer, 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 nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to make classic homemade pulled pork, no</i> …

Lybrook Coffee Table

By Jamison RantzAfter we built the Lybrook side table we had several folks ask for a matching coffee table. With such a good response I had to go for …

Why Bone Broth is So Good for Us

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries; from Vietnamese pho to Italian brodo to American chicken …

Wellness

How to Cure Your Own Bacon and Pancetta

Praise the pork belly — two of the world’s best cured meats are easy to make at home.<p>Everything’s better with bacon, and it’s a pretty simple matter to make your own. Bacon and its Italian counterpart pancetta are fundamental members of the expansive world of cured meats. At their most basic, they …

24 Super Bowl Snacks to Kick Off Your Party

I'm a football fan, but I recognize that Super Bowl parties are less about the game and more about the food (and the beer and commercials, of course). We've got all kinds of game day recipes coming for you in the next couple weeks, but today is all about snacks, since finger-friendly appetizers are …

Cooking

15 Bowls Of Soup That Will Make You Feel Better Immediately

Soups: so hot right now.

7 Avocado-Packed Super Bowl Snacks

From sandwiches to cocktails, everything is better with avocado—and that goes double on game day.<p>Here, seven incredible ways to avocado up your Super …

5 Tips for Smoking Meat

Use science to make better low-fat oven fries

A chef or caterer who has a busy day ahead may cut potatoes for French fries and place them in a large container of ice water in the walk-in …

Food

HOW TO ACTUALLY COOK PERFECT RICE WITHOUT A RICE-COOKER

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, ONCE AND FOR ALL… DON’T YOU EVER, <i>EVER</i>, AND I MEAN <i>NEVER EVER</i>, BOIL YOUR SUSHI RICE<p>There are a lot of rumours out there …

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

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Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in foil

Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in foil<p>Author: Alyssa<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Cook time: 15 mins<p>Total time: 25 mins<p>Salmon that is baked in foil and …

The Ultimate Steak Manual

As a consequence of our lacking antlers to sort matters out, man’s competitive nature can lead to all manner of attempted besting between friends. …

5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

How to Make the Best Baked Jalapeño Poppers

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Jalapeño poppers are almost certain to make an appearance at any party I'm hosting. But since I don't want to deal with the mess of deep drying, I always baked or grilled mine, and instead of breading them, I wrap …

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38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

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5 Barbecue Trends for 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 was an incredible year for barbecuing and grilling. 2016 promises to be even better. Here are five trends I believe will shape the world of live fire cooking in the next 12 months.<p><b>Smoking is the new grilling.</b> It used to be that most backyard smoking took place in the …