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These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Whole Grain

Cast-Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie | America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients<p>12<p>tablespoons unsalted butter<p>¾<p>cup packed (5 1/4 ounces) dark brown sugar<p>½<p>cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar<p>2<p>teaspoons vanilla …

Dessert

Best Excel updates

Excel remains popular because it is continually being updated but it can be difficult to stay on stop of all the updates and how they might work best …

Analytics

Microsoft Excel: The Beauty of the TRANSPOSE Function

At the Right Times, TRANSPOSE Saves the Day!<p>If you would like a copy of the Excel file showing the TRANSPOSE process I discuss in this post, you can …

Microsoft Excel: Create A “Heat Map” in Excel Using Conditional Formatting

It’s Easier Than You Think…And It’s Compelling!<p>Overview<p>I’m working on a data analytics presentation using a dataset of the Dow Jones Index DAILY …

How to count and sum cells based on background color in Excel?

Supposing you have a range of cells with different background colors, such as red, green, blue and so on, but now you need to count how many cells in …

Analytics

Frijoles a la Charra Recipe

"This is a really tasty pinto beans recipe made in the slow cooker. This recipe is great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or …

Slow Cookers

Make anchovy vinaigrette, the sauce of gods

The Purple Pig’s roasted broccoli with anchovy vinaigrette<i>Umami Issues</i><i> is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious</i> …

Garlic

These 5 Quick Salmon Recipes Are the Stress-Free Dinners We All Need

Is it just us, or does salmon never seem to get old? Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, the easy-to-cook fish is as healthy as it is delicious, making …

Healthy Eating

The Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe You'll Make Again and Again

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 419<p>Fat 32g<p>Carbs 32g<p>Protein 7g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 8<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>419<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total …

Dessert

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Cooking

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper, and …

Cooking

French Onion Soup Casserole

This rich, soup-inspired casserole makes a cheesy, ultra-comforting side dish (our tasters said it would make a great addition to a holiday spread) …

Onions

The simple secret to making the perfect gin and tonic

The gin and tonic is just one of <i>those</i> cocktails.<p>Lore has it that the concoction was created by British colonists in the 1800s when they mixed antimalarial quinine tonic with gin and sugar. Over the centuries, it's become a default cocktail of summer: cool and refreshing.<p>Gin is essentially vodka …

Prairies

20 Impressive-Looking Puff Pastry Dinners That Are Secretly Really Easy

Every smart lady has a few tricks up her sleeve; puff pastry is ours. It bakes into a perfectly golden crust every single time, no fussing necessary. …

Cooking

Masters 2018: Bubba Watson was so sure his trick shot putt with his wedge was going in he started shaking hands as it was still rolling

We love the Par-3 Contest for lots of reasons. The cute kids caddieing for their fathers or grandfathers. Wives and girlfriends enjoying themselves alongside their loved ones. Legends of the game like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson competing alongside the young stars of the day. It's one of the best …

Golf

Masters recipe: How to make Augusta National's pimento cheese sandwich

What gets the most raves from golf fans attending the Masters for the first time? Sure, the fairways are lush, the white-sand bunkers sparkle, the …

Cheese

The Frozen Vegetable Dish Beloved by Jacques Pépin

When a French master chef talks, you listen. Well, I'd listen to anything Jacques Pépin has to say, to be honest, but when his tip involves my favorite kitchen lifesaver—frozen vegetables!—I'd give him my undivided attention.<p>I'm already a huge advocate for keeping a smartly stocked freezer, …

Cooking

Here's What Your Tomato Sauce Is Missing

Tomato-based pasta sauce can either be incredibly simple or very involved. Whether you’re making Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient sauce or a …

Cooking

Have We Been Poaching Eggs All Wrong?

I’ve been poaching eggs at least once, if not four or five times, a week for decades. That’s how I know there’s way too much overthinking, and just plain silly thinking, around poaching eggs. They are the easiest (and best) eggs you can make!<p>An old boyfriend taught me to make poached eggs. Rather, …

Eggs

An Ode to Caramelizing Onions (and How to Do It Right) - Chowhound

Making caramelized onions is one of the simplest yet most striking acts of kitchen magic there is. Butter and salt are the only ingredients you need …

Onions

Super-Easy and Delicious Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 76<p>Fat 7g<p>Carbs 3g<p>Protein 3g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 36 (1 piece each)<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>76<p>% Daily …

Dessert

These 'miracle' 2-ingredient bagels are surprisingly delicious

Starting a diet often means forgoing some of your favorite foods, like salty snacks, sweets and foods high in carbohydrates.<p>But does that really mean saying bye bye to all bread? Not necessarily. Whole grains like rye are known for being highly nutritious but, depending on the diet, there are other …

Breakfast

J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits Recipe

"This recipe will produce the biggest biscuits in the history of the world! Serve these gems with butter, preserves, honey, gravy or they can also be …

Biscuits

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

This Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Looking for an easy dinner that really packs a punch? Kung pao chicken is your best bet. But before you place an order at your local takeout joint, …

Food & Dining

Fish and Chips with Tarragon-Malt Vinegar Mayonnaise

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup mayonnaise<p>3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon<p>1 tablespoon malt vinegar or cider vinegar<p>1 cup self-rising flour<p>1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning<p>1 1/4 cups lager beer<p>Vegetable oil (for frying)<p>1 1/2 pounds halibut fillets, cut …

Seafood

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

Australians are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. …

Dessert

Cast Iron Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls | America's Test Kitchen

<b>1.</b> Cook garlic, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 teaspoon water in 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic is straw …

Cast Iron Skillet

8 Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

Food prep can make or break a new diet. If you’re trying lose weight, it’s all about developing good habits so you don’t have to actually make …

Cooking