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How to Cocktail: Whiskey Smash (VIDEO)

Like Mint Juleps? You'll love this citrusy 19th-century cooler. Top San Francisco bartender Erik Adkins shows you how to make a Whiskey Smash.<p><i>Click here for the full Whiskey Smash recipe.</i><p>Be the first to catch our new videos by subscribing to Liquor.com on YouTube!<p>More from Liquor.com:<p>10 New Crazy …

Cocktails

The Best Ways to Store Fresh Herbs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A lesson on keeping your fresh herbs fresh.</i><p>There are few things as inspiring as a beautiful bunch of fresh herbs. We love you, salt and pepper, but only …

Kitchens

7 Ingredients for the Best Guacamole Ever!

Since it's almost Super Bowl Sunday, what good would this blog be without a recipe for guacamole? And not to brag, but the Accidental Locavore makes the best guacamole! Here's the key: lots of cilantro. Even if you're not a big cilantro fan, just close your eyes and go for it, you'll be glad you …

Avocado

Recipe: Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Heat the oven to 450°F. Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets, and slice the stems into diagonal bite-sized pieces. (Peel the broccoli stems if …

Broccoli

The Best Ways to Cook Different Cuts of Chicken

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Learn which cuts of chicken should be the stars of your next culinary production.</i><p><i>Curious how five ingredients could inspire a chicken recipe? Share your</i> …

Use These Handy Tests to Make Sure Your Suit Fits Right

Making sure a suit fits right isn't terribly complicated, so it's surprising how many people you see walking around with badly-fitting suits. Make …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

Food

Six Documents Everyone Should Have to Protect Their Finances

Sorry, we have to. It's not the most exciting topic, but you can't call yourself fully protected if you don't have your critical paperwork done. …

Delicious Dishes You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Slow Cooker

You’ve probably heard about slow cookers, and how they can save you time and money in the kitchen. Most people use them for slowly simmered soups, …

23 Essential Snacks Every Super Bowl Party Should Have

Some people watch football. Everyone else, just keep dipping.

Cooking

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Sesame Coconut Ginger Cookies

No-Bake Sesame Coconut Ginger Cookies<p>Makes about 16 cookies<p>1/2 cup unhulled sesame seeds, soaked (see Recipe Notes) <br>1/2 cup pitted dates (preferably …

Dessert

6 DIY Versions Of Your Favorite Chinese Takeout Foods

Go ahead, take Panda Express off speed dial. You don't NEED them anymore.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons canola oil<p>1 1/2 cup yellow onion, julienned<p>3 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced<p>1 cup green onion, sliced thinly<p>3 cups Chinese celery, stem and leaves, finely chopped<p>2 cups cooked, shredded fatty pork or …

This Recipe Will Teach You How to Make Dill Pickles

<b>Prepare the jars:</b> If you are planning to can your pickles for long-term storage, bring a large pot of water to a boil and sterilize the jars and …

Spices

Summer Squash Guide: What's What And How To Cook Them (PHOTOS)

We know we've already talked your ears off about how much we love summer squash, but we're going to do it some more. From the delicate squash blossoms to the very first baby squash of summer to the late summer bocce-ball-sized numbers, we really can't get enough. We've talked about zucchini …

10 Easy Jams & Pickles for Beginners

We have reached the tipping point of summer when we stop longing for our favorite fruits and vegetables to <i>finally</i> arrive and start wondering what the …

Recipes

Sunday Brunch: Egg with Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A quick brunch based on the classic combination of salty sausage and sweet peppers, topped …

10 Delicious Ways to Use a Bunch of Basil

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, basil is constantly on hand in our kitchens. We blend it into garlicky pestos, sprinkle it over grilled pizzas, and …

Bread

The Simplest and Best Grilled Chicken

Sometimes the Accidental Locavore truly is accidentally local. Such is the case with one of my all-time favorite marinades for chicken. It's something I picked up ages ago at, of all places, Restoration Hardware, which then stopped carrying it (might have been the end of the season). Finally, this …

Grilling

Recipe Of The Day: Grilled Peppers

Grilling is a favorite past time. It's a way to combine two great things in life: enjoying the outdoors and eating. When those two activities go hand in hand, life is just good. There are a lot of things we can grill, and peppers are amongst one of the greats. And when that grilled pepper recipe …

Grill Rich And Crispy Duck Breasts | Men's Health

The combination of rich duck breasts and sweet-tart cherries is classic, but Scargle enhances it further by infusing the dish with the flavors of the grill.<p>Pull it off and you have yourself one hell of a date dish (with leftovers!) or a great way to treat your family to a nice meal.<p>It’s a challenge …

Basil Pesto -- One That Will Stay Bright Green!

Here's a classic basil sauce that won't turn brown the minute you toss it with hot pasta! The trick: blanching the basil before making the pesto.<p>You may think that blanching the basil will take away some of its spunk, but be assured that it doesn't. Indeed, the technique won't take an ounce of …

Italian Food

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Pasta Cooking Tips By Cook Smarts: Do It Like An Italian (VIDEO)

"Tip #1: Salt the water until it tastes like the ocean."<p>That is all the convincing you should need to watch this brilliant video by Cook Smarts, "Tips for Cooking Pasta Like the Italians." Ever wonder how a simple bowl of pasta, with minimal ingredients can taste so spectacular? This video holds …

Hot Sauce Recipes: Homemade Always Tastes Better (PHOTOS)

It happens every single time we post a story about hot sauces -- you guys come out in droves to debate the merits of each one, passionately arguing for which hot sauce is best. Then a few weeks go by, and we forget all about how much you all really love hot sauce.<p>Our faulty collective memory is the …

Thai Iced Tea Float Recipe By HonestlyYUM Is Sheer Brilliance (PHOTO)

What's better than iced tea? Thai iced tea. What's better than Thai iced tea? A Thai iced tea float with condensed milk ice cream.<p>The team at HonestlyYUM is at it again, turning out recipes that alternately make our stomachs growl and our brains say, "Why didn't we think of that?" This time, …

Recipe Of The Day: Beef Skewers

The beauty behind this beef skewer recipe is that while it might take 30 minutes to prep, this appetizer takes no more than three minutes to actually cook. The real work in this beef skewer recipe is the miso glaze. It's made with freshly sauteed garlic, soy sauce, red miso and sesame oil and it …

The Best Way to Keep Basil Fresh

The best way to store basil may not be the prettiest way, but it can keep a bunch fresh and green for up to a week or two. Give this a try!<p>To keep …

Cut Flowers

8 Etiquette Tips and Helpful Hints for Canning and Preserving

Once a common activity in many households, canning and preserving fell out of favor for several decades. But now it's very popular again, with …

Minimalism

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …