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25 Recipes Starring Beer, So You Can Consume More Beer

You'll need two brewskis for these recipes: One for the pot, and one to quench your thirst.<p><b>Who doesn't like a good brew?</b> We love the stuff so much, we found 25 great ways to put it in our food—from beer-battered onion rings to chocolate truffles.

65 Pastry Recipes You Should Absolutely Make for Breakfast

From blueberry muffins to maple syrup doughnuts, these pastry recipes are most definitely worth it (and make a great breakfast!).<p><b>We get it: You had a rough week.</b> You've been working hard. You need some damn sugar, butter, or both. We've got the solution: Make some pastries. Eat said pastries for …

Baking

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

11 Popcorn Recipes to Take Your Movie Night to the Next Level

Here are 11 great ways to eat your popcorn, from buffalo-style to on a sundae.<p><b>Buttered popcorn is an amazing thing.</b> But when you really want to go crazy with your popcorn, we've got you covered. From dried-shrimp salt to various popcorn desserts, we're confident that these 11 recipes are going to …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

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Madeleines: Fancy French Cookie-Sized Cakes That Are Easy to Make at Home

Before we begin, I have a quick, time-saving quiz for you to take. It's a courtesy quiz, in fact, because how you answer will determine whether you should read the rest of this article or not, and, perhaps more importantly, whether you should make the recipe.<p><b>Question 1:</b> <i>Do you like cake?</i><p><b>Question 2:</b></i> …

How to Never Make Gray and Rubbery Mushrooms Again

It's okay: Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even with mushrooms.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as cooking mushrooms. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey confesses her mushroom disasters to digital food editor Dawn Perry. Here's</i> …

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

Turkish-spiced chicken thighs with coriander relish

<b>SERVES</b><br>4-6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the chicken</b><p>6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs<br>• 6 tbsp olive oil<br>• ½ tsp ground cinnamon<br>• ¾ tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp ground cumin<br>• 2 garlic cloves, grated<p><b>For the relish</b><p>2 garlic cloves, chopped<br>• pinch sea-salt flakes<br>• 1 green chilli<br>• 1 red chilli<br>• 15g coriander, roughly chopped leaves from 8 …

How to make basic pancakes

We're into February, which means one thing for us: Pancake Day has arrived. While many often turn to ready-made pancake mix – Aunt Jemimas, invented in Missouri in 1889, has been sold for centuries – cooking the dish from scratch is actually incredibly simple.<p>Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

How to Make a Better Homemade Pizza With Mario Batali

How to make a better homemade pizza, from a man who knows his pie: This video shows you how with tips from Chef Mario Batali.<p>You don't have to be an Italian to cook like one. That's what chef <b>Mario Batali</b> says, and as the owner of such gems like Del Posto, Babbo, and Lupa, he's a man who knows …

Clint Eastwood cut American Sniper's final scene after request from widow

The team behind Iraq war drama American Sniper edited last reel of narrative following a request from Chris Kyle’s family<p><b>Warning: this article contains spoilers</b><p>Clint Eastwood and the film-making team behind controversial Oscar-nominated Iraq war biopic American Sniper left out a final scene that …

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George Osborne Defends Tax Record After Embarrassing Video Re-Emerges

George Osborne has been forced to defend the coalition's record on clamping down on tax dodgers amid controversy over its failure to prosecute …

Is eating food past its use-by date really that harmful?

The global population can be divvied into two camps: the cautious and sensible who consign their food to the bin seconds after its use-by date. And the hardy, thrifty, throw-caution-to-the-winders who dare to devour even the hairiest slice of Mighty White - so long as it’s given a fiery blast in …

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Hair Contouring: Could This Be The Easy Answer To Sculpted Features?

The new hair contouring technique by Charles Worthington Salons promises to transform your face as well as your hair<p>Kim Kardashian made contouring a …

5 Beauty Supplements The Stars Swear By

As much as we can’t live without our make-up bags, any expert will tell you that beauty starts from within.<p>While exchanging Friday night wine and …

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10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Could fat actually be fit? Why we need to ditch the dieting myths. Fast

Is being overweight unhealthy? Not necessarily. In fact, new studies say it can protect against disease. But as cases of eating disorders rise, can women finally kick the skinny obsession?<p>I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, before waifs took over fashion and fat-shaming took over the media, before we …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

Is this the best kebab shop in Britain?

Super Kebab in Stoke Newington won a coveted award for best takeaway this week at the British Kebab Awards. Sophie Dening stops by for a late-night meal<p>There so much more to the kebab than its popular incarnation as a late-night booze sponge.<p>For years, I’ve remained faithful to Omar and the boys at …

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes (Besides Just Eating Them)

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

The New Baker: Peanut-butter-caramel brownies

Sinfully rich and moreish brownies with a nutty kick and a swirl of caramel<p><b>MAKES</b><br>24<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>300g (10½oz) granulated sugar<br>120ml (4fl oz) double cream<br>170g (6oz) smooth peanut butter<br>1 tbsp golden syrup<br>2 tsp vanilla extract<br>225g (8oz) unsalted butter<br>170g (6oz) unsweetened chocolate, 99 per cent cocoa …