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Drywall Installation Archives | Family Handyman

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling …

Woodworking

A secret weapon for your next barbecue: yogurt

Yogurt is a bit of a miracle in the kitchen. It’s high in protein, probiotic, and incredibly versatile—and it’s a serious workhorse as an ingredient. The tub of full-fat Greek yogurt that is always in my fridge isn’t just the base for a quick breakfast or lunch, it’s my secret weapon for …

BBQ

Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew Recipe

"I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it's a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on …

Cooking

Genius Guacamole, Already Life-Changing, Shows Off a New Trick

The problem with chef Roberto Santibañez’s category-defining classic guacamole recipe is that once you try it, you stop acknowledging that others …

Mexico

This Coconut Cauliflower Curry Is a 30-Minute Miracle

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Spices

Candy Pork

This is what my kids call this recipe. Large chunks of pork shoulder are braised in a Vietnamese-style caramel sauce (made from a combination of fish …

Food

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

How to Make Elote: Mexican-style Grilled Corn With Mayonnaise, Spices, and Cilantro

Mix spices together in a small bowl. Preheat your grill to medium-high.<p>Shuck the corn, leaving one layer of husk covering each cob. Cut off the silk …

Spices

This One Tip Makes Cucumbers Taste So Much Better

<i>Every Friday, we're publishing This Good Thing, where we'll feature a restaurant dish, store-bought food item, kitchen tool, or food-adjacent</i> …

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

The best soundbars for any budget in 2018

There are countless soundbars on the market, all catering for specific requirements and price points. But which one is ideal for you? In this WIRED …

Pay-per-chore app turns kids’ allowance into investments

The objective of the new chore app "Busy Kid" is relatively simple: make parents have to nag less while teaching kids about money.<p>For each chore a …

Kids

The secret way to get frequent-flier upgrades to Hawaii

Most travelers don’t know that internationally configured aircraft offer business- and first-class seats that are very different — and a lot more comfortable — than those on domestically configured aircraft.<p>So when savvy domestic travelers look for the latest premium flash fare sales, they also …

United Airlines

Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe

"Asian-style green beans with lots of flavor! This recipe is made for a large party; but can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or …

Prime Rib Roast: The Closed-Oven Method

This technique produces a perfectly medium-rare prime rib with a gorgeous brown crust on the outside. It works best for smaller prime ribs of between …

This Chicken Skillet Actually Made Me Excited About Dinner

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.<p>Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Place the chicken thighs and jerk seasoning …

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

Instant Pot Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Its been a week. Last week I got hit with the stomach bug and that was definitely not my cup of tea. It knocked me on my butt for a good three days …

Instant Pot

3 common clothes dryer problems and how to fix them

A broken clothes dryer can devastate your laundry routine. But here are three common problems and how to fix them yourself.<p>A clothes dryer is no doubt one of the most used (and most power-hungry) appliances in your home. It's also essential for making sure you have clean clothes for work or school. …

Home Improvement

Texas Beef Brisket Chili

8 to 10 Servings<p>No beans here—this Texas chili recipe gets its heft from a 5-pounder of beef brisket.<p>October 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>CHILI<p>6 large dried ancho chiles* (about 3 ounces), stemmed, seeded, coarsely torn<p>6 ounces bacon, diced<p>1 1/4 pounds onions, chopped (about 4 cups)<p>1 5-pound flat-cut (also …

Cooking

How to Choose the Right Caulk for Any Surface

Seal the gaps.<p>Caulk is used to create a waterproof or insulating seal between building materials. Examples where caulk is used to fill a gap include: between a tub and tile, countertop and backsplash, or window and frame. Although applications may seem similar, the key to a successful seal is to …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Short Ribs Slow-Roasted in Coconut Milk

4 servings<p>In this riff on Indonesian beef rendang, the meat is cooked in coconut milk until it breaks up into gloriously rich jammy solids and delicious fat. Our hands-off method delivers on two counts: It browns the beef, then cooks it until the meat is fall-apart tender. A low oven temp is …

Cast Iron Skillet

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn’t even break a sweat. That’s because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

How to Stay Anonymous When You Win the Lottery

We all have fantasies of hitting the lottery, right? The new cars, the boat, the...lawsuits, predators, and bankruptcies? The winning ticket isn’t …

New Hampshire

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Where to Find the Best Regional Indian Cooking in NY and NJ

What could be better than Punjabi food in winter? Chunks of meat in thick spicy gravies, and plenty of vegetables, too. But over the last few years our complement of regional Indian cooking has expanded tenfold, so that now you can choose instead a colorful biryani from Hyderabad, a prix fixe meal …