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Three great marijuana recipes for Super Bowl 50

The big game is this weekend and everyone is depending on you to throw a most excellent Super Bowl 50 party.<p>While many factors come into play to make a great party, good food is definitely one of the major components for success. This year, forego all the typical lunch meat platters and serve some …

Recipes

26 weight-loss tips based on science

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.<p>Over the years, however, scientists have found numerous strategies that seem to be effective.<p>Here are 26 weight-loss tips that are actually based on evidence.<p>It is often said that drinking water can …

NBC adds live streaming to mobile app, with a catch

NBC has pushed live streaming to its mobile app, which means you can watch shows as they're being aired -- so long as you meet certain conditions.<p>The iOS and Android flavors of the NBC app allow you to watch the network's current lineup as well as a selection of older TV series. Some shows are …

Smart TV

This Vegan Take On The Snickers Bar Might Make The World A Better Place

The Snickers Bar, despite its simple-seeming, delightful blend of chocolate, nougat, caramel and peanuts, is not a vegan food.<p>Why's that? The candy bar, which debuted in 1930, isn't as simple as chocolate and peanuts. This VIP of the vending machine also contains milk and eggs -- two ingredients …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

Use Your Waffle Iron for Incredible Leftover Mashed Potatoes

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Daniel Shumski, author of the Will It Waffle? blog (one of our favorites), and the new <i>Will It Waffle?</i> cookbook. In the coming weeks, Daniel will be sharing some of his favorite waffle-iron recipes.<p>Don't ask me how I've managed to use the waffle iron to prepare a …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

How to Unlock Hidden Settings In Your Favorite Software

Not every app has a Settings menu that's easily accessible. Sometimes, developers hide away debug menus, secret settings, and more. With them, you …

Operating Systems

9 Best-Ever Casseroles for a Potluck Thanksgiving

From classic green bean to crunchy baked fennel, here are nine incredible casseroles for a memorable Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From classic green bean to …

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I go a little bit crazy over a certain orange squash. Yes, it’s true. I’m totally nuts about pumpkin. Every fall I bake like pumpkin is …

How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Samantha</i> <i>Seneviratne from Love, Cake shows us how to make our favorite baked cheese crackers at home.</i><p>It’s 8 PM and the kids just went to sleep. Not …

14 Wild Salmon Recipes that Bring Out the Best in the Local Catch

Wild salmon isn't cheap, but it's worth it. It's a fish you can feel good about eating, and not just because it's delicious.<p>Wild salmon is to farmed what fine wine is to grape juice. Richer, more complex, deliciously nuanced. Here are 14 of our favorite to cook it.<p>Also, in case we haven’t made …

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

Dessert

The Pizzadilla: This Is What Happens When a Quesadilla and a Pizza Make Sweet Love

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Last week, I posted a quick-and-dirty recipe for making world-class bar-style pizza out of a flour tortilla and a cast iron skillet. And, while I may have been a little hyperbolic …

Pancake tacos, kale smoothie: 4 healthy, yummy ideas for breakfast

<i>Sometimes you want a quick and tasty breakfast like</i> <i>a bowl of oatmeal, a frittata muffin, a smoothie or even pancake tacos. Tamron Hall joined chef and bestselling author of "Clean Green Drinks," Candice Kumai, to share some of their favorite recipes for a healthy start to the day.</i><p><b>Tamron's quinoa</b> …

Breakfast

This Is The Ultimate Vegan Pot Pie

Everyone deserves to relish the hearty taste of pot pie. Its flaky crust so perfectly pairs with the creamy, lush stuffing, and fall's crisp air demands its warmth and comfort.<p>This particular pot pie recipe from Luminous Vegans is meat-free and entirely vegan. It uses a phyllo dough that is …

One-Pot Wonders: Easy Salmon Burgers with Dill Honey-Mustard, Horseradish, and Avocado

Some (but definitely not all) of my more embarrassing moments in life occur during the quest for food. For instance, the time I made one of my best friends trek an hour and a half around Paris in search of one particular sandwich. After many twists and turns, we finally located the shop only to …

Hot and Sweet Soppressata and Fennel Grandma Pie

makes 1 pie (about 6 servings)<p>If you prefer a spicy pie, use twice as much hot soppressata and none of the sweet type. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Grandma-Style Pizza Dough (click for recipe)<p>12 ounces fresh mozzarella, grated (about …

Recipes

Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve …

Cooking

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All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.<p>Eggs, butter (or oil), water. Heat, beat, bake. Easy as cake from a box pie.<p>But there <i>is</i> something easier, dear cake-lovers. Swap all but the cake mix for a bottle of soda. As Youtuber Mind Over …

Bacon-Wrapped, Jalapeño Popper-Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breasts

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A fair question: who doesn't like jalapeno poppers? With that in mind, this dynamite chicken recipe—part of a week-long series on fun ways to stuff chicken breast—offers a drool-worthy alternative to the average, …

The Truth About Hot Dogs—Plus 2 Ways to Dress Them Up

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Hot dogs get dressed up for the ball -- two ways.</i><p>Ever since the …

Indian Lime Rice

1 cup basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear<p>1 1⁄2 tbsp. chana dal (yellow split peas), rinsed until water runs clear<p>1⁄4 cup canola oil<p>1⁄4 tsp. …

Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere -- Image acquired March 30, 2014. Of all the planets NASA has explored, none have matched the dynamic complexity of our own. Earth is constantly changing, and NASA are working constantly to explore and understand the planet on scales from local to global. Though Earth science has been a key part of NASA’s mission since the agency was founded in 1958, this year has been one of the peaks. Two new Earth-observing satellites have already been launched and put to work: the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2). Three more missions are set to take off in the next six months: the wind-measuring ISS-RapidScat, the ISS Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP). And research planes have been flying over polar ice, hurricanes, boreal forests, and pollution plumes. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS imagery from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz. You can read more about this image at earthobservatory.nasa.gov Credit: NASA Earth Observatory #nasagoddard #BlueMarble #EarthRightNow #earth

13-year-old girl destroys batters at Little League World Series

Mo’Ne Davis tossed a shutout in Philadelphia’s 8-0 win over Delaware, sending her team, the Taney Dragons, to the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old struck out six batters and allowed only three hits and three walks in her incredible performance.<p>Davis will become the 18th girl to play in …