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The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

Whiskey

13 Google Chrome Tips That Will Make Your Life Better

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

Healthy Eating

Our Favorite Low Key (and Low Maintenance) Weeknight Dinners

We don't always have time to cook elaborate weeknight dinners. On those nights, we turn to our reliable steadies, the low maintenance dishes we love most when we're feeling lazy.<p>We've already professed our love for back pocket pasta—you know, the kind of pasta you make when you haven't gone grocery …

Cooking

Best of the Bunch: What to Look for When Buying Fresh Radishes

<i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to supply the kitchen with ripe produce, protein, and pantry staples year-round. In the summer, when the farms are cranking out the good stuff, Brad is like a</i> …

Food Preservation

Chicken Wings with Spicy Peanut Sauce

“With the peanut butter turned into a tahini-esque sauce, these wings hit all the perfect sweet, salty, and roasty notes.“ —Alison Roman, senior associate food editor<p>Ingredients<p>2 finely grated garlic cloves<p>½ cup smooth peanut butter<p>¼ cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper or ½ crushed red …

Extreme Sports

5 Bright New Main Courses to Get You Out of Your Winter Cooking Rut

In our new entrees, veggies and grains co-star, meat makes a cameo, and the bright flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean take the lead. Chef Sara Kramer of L.A.'s Madcapra shows us how it's done.<p><b>It's time to rethink your entree.</b> We're talking meat in a cameo, veggies and grains as co-stars, and the …

Cooking

How to Plan the Ultimate Cocktail Party With Our Booze-o-Matic Drink Calculator

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. As a kid I loved it because my birthday is in the fall. Now that I'm grown, I still enjoy that, but I also love fall's crisp air, the colors, the crunchy leaves. Every year, I look forward to picking apples, taking long walks on cool afternoons, …

10 Incredible Two-Ingredient Cocktails You Need to Try

Easy, tastier than a vodka-soda, and totally foolproof.<p>These cocktails only look hard to make. Whip up one of these single-serving recipes the next time you need a drink.<p><b>1. Gin and Grapefruit Juice</b><p><b>Serves:</b> 1<p><b>Ingredients:</b><br>2 ounces gin<br>6 ounces grapefruit juice<p><b>Directions:</b> <br>Combine ingredients in glass and …

Extreme Sports

How to Make a Queens Park Swizzle

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Erik shows us a new classic cocktail recipe -- and a new technique. Use both at your next party.</i><p>Nestled in the …