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Pincho Ribs with Sherry Glaze

These ribs are named after Spanish snacks known as <i>pinchos</i>. Jason McCullar rubs them with a smoked-paprika spice blend, then lacquers them with a …

25 French Toast Recipes to Feed a Hungry Crowd

French toast is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleasing breakfast, and there are so many ways to make it in big batches. The next time you're serving a group of friends or family for brunch, make your life easier by opting for one of the french toast casseroles, individual french toast muffins, or …

Man takes his dog diagnosed with cancer on one last epic road trip

There is no bond greater than a person and his or her loyal canine companion.<p>After his faithful chocolate lab, Bella, was diagnosed with cancer and …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

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Weekend Recipes: Three Must-Try Barbecue Sauces

With summer nearly here and Fourth of July right around the corner, barbecuing season (or perhaps it's cookout season) is in full swing. Store bought sauce is perfectly serviceable in a pinch, but to accentuate the best flavors in meats a homemade sauce could bring your barbecue game to a whole new …

Make Your Own Doritos With This Seasoning Blend

Nacho Cheese Doritos are a perfect junk food and, until now, my only way of getting more Dorito flavor in my life was putting them in a pepper …

Food

How to make a smashed burger with burger sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Burger<p>1 soft hamburger roll, buttered and toasted<br>• 4 ounces freshly ground beef chuck, divided into two 2-ounce balls<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1 slice good melting cheese, such as American<br>• Condiments and toppings as desired, such as mayonnaise, mustard, shredded lettuce, …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Soysauce

5 Super Bowl Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes aren't just great for cafeterias.<p>The saucy, meaty sandwiches are perfect Super Bowl snacks. From a classic barbecue Sloppy Joe to an …

The Chart Every Meat Eater Needs To See

Because it's time to know your cuts of beef.<p>Avid meat eaters are generally pretty knowledgable about beef cuts. They know the difference between a chuck roast and a shoulder steak, and how differently each needs to be cooked. But not many occasional meat consumers know that kind of information, and …

Food

Slow Cooker Sweet & Tangy Chicken

Long weeks and late nights are my nemesis when it comes to feeling inspired in the kitchen. The last thing I want to do after a long day is cook a labor intensive meal. Heck the idea of making mac and cheese can sound exhausting some days. So this is where the trusty slow cooker comes in. You can …

16 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Newbie Cook

Knowing your way around the kitchen comes in handy in more ways than one. In addition to being a life skill, cooking a great meal is the ultimate DIY trend of the moment. It’s also a fabulous date idea and a great excuse for farmers’ market trips, and provides endless material for your Instagram …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Making Old Fashioned Cake Doughnuts at Home

Doughnuts don't seem like the obvious at-home baking project, but it's simpler than many cooks imagine. And making cakey old fashioned doughnuts is even easier than making their yeasted and glazed cousins. Above our friends over at culinary lab Chefsteps — with the help of secret weapons sour cream …

What Is Pig Pickin' Cake and Where Did it Come From?

Pig Pickin' Cake: The name of this dessert alone confuses most people who weren't born in the South. Is there pork inside of it? Is it savory? Is it meant for pigs? No, no, and no. However, how the cake got its name is just as interesting as the cake itself. This simple, traditional dessert was …

5 Meaty Mac and Cheese Upgrades Better Than Sliced-Up Hot Dogs

Want to amp up your mac and cheese? If you're a 10-year-old, go ahead and slice up some hot dogs. But if you're an adult (or a discerning …

Drop Everything and Stream The Love Coffin's Devastating Debut EP, "Veranda"

Could this Copenhagen-based quintet be the best new band in Denmark?<p><i>Photo by Gústi Goo</i><p>In this cluttered field of a contemporary music industry, we're constantly exposed to a massive amount of <i>stuff</i>. Whether we mechanically scroll past album reviews on our Facebook feeds or endlessly gorge on YouTube …

Raising the Bar on, uh, Home Bars: The Bottles You Really Need

Let's move this party to the living room: Here's how to stock your home bar with the best bottles of sipping neat and mixing.<p>Sure, we love a good cocktail bar. But we've got to be honest: Sometimes, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day of work, pulling on pajamas, and knocking …

Whiskey

Applejack. For When Hard Cider Just Isn’t Strong Enough

While the American colonists drank hard cider like their modern-day counterparts swill Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for some, cider’s relatively mild 4 to 6 percent alcohol concentration just wasn’t alcoholic enough. The solution to this pressing pioneer problem was applejack.<p>Cider, circa 1775, was …

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