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How To Make A Bow Tie: A Step-By-Step Guide With Free Downloadable Diamond Tip Pattern

Complete Step By Step Guide To Making Bow Ties<p>Step 1 - Find Some Fabric<p>First off, go get yourself some fabric. This can come from a chain fabric …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heat oven to 375°. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Combine butter, both sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat …

22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A McDonald's Burger

There are countless, delicious ways to fit protein into a vegetarian diet -- ways that go beyond downing a chalky shake made from an unidentifiable powder. Beans, tofu, eggs and veggies are just a couple of items on the long list of whole foods that pack a meat-free protein punch.<p>Carnivores may …

The Recipes That'll Make A Raw Food Diet Look A Lot Less Scary

Making the decision to eat a raw food diet is not an easy one. You have to first mentally take the steps to go vegetarian, then vegan, then gluten-free, and then basically give up ever eating hot food again. Eating out with friends will forever be harder. Guys, it's a serious commitment, with lots …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Fresh Herbs

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to make the most of fresh herbs.</i><p>Fresh herbs are the best way to dress up an otherwise plain dish or drink. They add flavor and color, breathing …

6 Super-Easy Peach Cocktails

Here, six quick and easy drinks to make with sweet, fresh peaches.<p>Peaches are at their super-juicy ripest right now. Though they’re delicious …

6 One-Pot Comfort Food Recipes by David Tanis

One big pot for one big night. Bring all your friends together for a relaxed evening of refined comfort food, with recipes from celebrated chef and author David Tanis.

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6 Clever Ways to Customize Zucchini Bread

Making zucchini bread is a classic way to use up your bumper crop of zucchini (and to convince yourself that cake is healthy). Here are six steps to …

Our 9 Absolute Best Cuban Recipes To Bring Havana To Your Kitchen

Enter the land of mojo-marinated pork and guava sugar cookies<p>While the <i>cubano</i> sandwich has made it big stateside, there are a whole slew of other …

This Is How You Cool Down A Drink In Two Minutes Flat

We have a solution for your warm beer, and it's hiding in your container of salt.<p>In the video above, lifehacker guru DaveHax (who already showed us how to cut tomatoes like a ninja) shows viewers how to get their drink to chill out in two minutes. Using a few simples things -- a bowl of water, ice …

7 Burrito Recipes to Counteract Chipotle's Price Hike

Recently, Chipotle raised its menu prices, after citing increasing costs for ingredients like beef and avocados. Here, seven incredible burritos to …

All the Grilled Vegetable Recipes You Can Handle and then Some

They're the perfect sides and mains for summer.<p>Sure, we love a big raw salad, but when you've got a craving for char and smoke, there's nothing better than these grilled vegetable dishes. Here are 41 recipes to get you started, for sides, mains, or even while-you're-grilling snacks.

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15 Awesome BLT Combinations

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>We made it to the weekend! Let's celebrate with a long, leisurely brunch. There will be sweets, mostly, and a salad and some eggs to balance things …

5 delicious daiquiris: Drop the strawberry slushie and try the real deal

Oh, daiquiris—the very name conjures up images of MTV “Spring Break” and tacky souvenir glasses. But the drink’s rep is unfair—done right, the daiquiri is actually a classic sour cocktail, with roots that go back to turn-of-the-last century Cuba. Even Ernest Hemingway even had his own version (see …

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Pace Picante Salsa Knockoff

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week.</i><p>My brother and I had a ritual every day after school. We’d come …

How to Make a Stovetop Smoker

The rich flavors of smoked meat are closer than you think: all you need is a pot, foil, and a steamer insert to make a stovetop smoker.<p>We love the …

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The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

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15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

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The 10 Best Candies For The 4/20 Munchies!

Maybe this Sunday is the date the Mayans intended to be the end of the world!<p>That's right, Easter and 4/20 happen to fall on the same day this year, …

Grilling: Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb

Holidays call for a little splurging. And when it comes to Easter, lamb is an obvious, splurge-worthy choice. I usually end up going with the leg, but after years of holiday leg of lamb recipes, I decided I owed myself a treat and picked up a rack of lamb instead. The question was, what flavors …

15 Treats for Your Colleagues (and You)

If you were wondering whether you should eat that snack on your desk, the answer is yes. Always. Because snacks are our mid-day champions, our loyal friends who inspire us to press on despite those long hours ahead. And when you bring them to the office? You’re nothing short of a weekday …

How to Make Hefty Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Why would someone do this to lasagna, giving it the pigs-in-a-blanket treatment? Are individual rolled lasagnas better than the normal noodle stack …

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Friday Cocktails: Mangapeño

For me, as a native of Milan, there is no better way to salute a late-blooming spring and the promise of summer than to savor an Italian-style …

Say 'Bonjour' to this Tequila Cocktail

This bracing cocktail introduces ginger beer to crème de cassis and tequila for a truly memorable combination.<p>When you think "tequila," you probably don't immediately think "crème de cassis." Or maybe you do, in which case, you are definitely invited to our next cocktail party. But trust us when we …

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>For my money, there's no better cut for marinating and grilling than skirt steak. It has a deep grain that sops up flavors nicely, and a rich, buttery texture that becomes meltingly tender when grilled …