Steve Johnson

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Beer Blending Strategies for Home Brewers

This week I take a look at the often overlooked topic of blending two beers either to correct a flawed beer or make a more complex finished beer.Why …

Craft Beer Vocabulary 101 – How To Impress Any Beer Geek

Craft beer been has become a culture all its own, and we have seen it first hand here in Denver. Just like with any other cultural takeover, certain …

An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Recipes

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

25+ Freezer-Friendly Meals That Will Make Your Life Easier

Busy days, meet freezer. There's no need to spend time that you don't have cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day when you can instead pull out a fully cooked meal from the freezer and reheat it. You can't freeze everything, but the good news is you can freeze a lot, from breakfast burritos …

Velveteen Caramel

The beer styles that we are familiar with in modern day have, of course, evolved for many years. A few years ago, Alastair Kocho-Williams wrote a …

35 Classic Recipes for Your Next Backyard BBQ

Summer BBQs are my favorite way to entertain throughout the season. Adults can mingle, drink in hand, while the kids can run around burning off …

Planked Tomatoes | Grilling Inspiration

Growing up, I could not stand tomatoes. A large part of “our rift” through the years was due to texture. A raw tomato? No way. However, take a …

Recipes

5 Flavored Ice Cubes That Won't Water Down Your Summer Cocktails

Oh, you’ve been making ice with water all this time? That’s sad.<p>With warm weather officially commencing, we’re calling for a paradigm shift on how to …

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

The Secret to Smart Negotiations Is Simply Empathy

Many people, when they hear about hostage negotiation, shake their heads and say, “Why don’t they just shoot the guy?” But they don’t know the stats. …

How the U.S. Got Its Police Force

It would be easy to think that the police officer is a figure who has existed since the beginning of civilization. That’s the idea on display in the …

11 Low-Carb Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

No cardboard-like granola bars in sight.<p>When you're doing the low-carb thing and a case of the munchies strikes, it can be challenging to come up with snacks that are as easy to make as they are to throw in your purse.<p>On top of that, these noshes should also do your body a solid in the nutrition …

15 Savory Pastries You Can *Totally* Eat for Dinner

We’re all about enjoying a fresh pastry for breakfast, but it turns out, they’re <i>just</i> as good for dinner too. Think about it — pot pies with a top or bottom crust are technically pastries (and so delicious!). And a galette is one of the tastiest ways to add more vegetables to your diet. To put …

Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

19 Awesome Things For Your Yard That'll Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Be the envy of every nosy neighbor.

Hoppy Thing Recipe

Tree House Brewing Company in Monson, Massachusetts, is known for its fantastic lineup of India pale ales. Cofounder and Head Brewer Nate Lanier …

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

21 Coffee Hacks To Step Your Game Up Immensely

No one deserves less-than-stellar coffee.

These Cookies Have a Cult Following—But You Can Make Them at Home

With so many bakeries and dessert shops across the country, it’s a big deal when one cookie stands out as “the best.” But that’s exactly what the …

Dessert

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

Five Post Officer Involved Shooting Considerations

According to a study cited by Law Officer Magazine, more than 80% of the population believes the average officer has been involved in at least one …

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe, Ultimate Fried Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich<p>Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the answer to how an Italian enjoys a Grilled Cheese sandwich! Try out this twist on a family favourite and spoil your tastebuds with mozzarella oozing on top of Prosciutto di Parma, grilled sweet potatoes, grilled zucchini and asiago cheese between …

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

Five Essential Rules of Nachos From a James Beard Award-Winning Chef

In the world of food, some dishes requires recipes, other don’t. And on the face of it, nachos would seem to fall in the latter category. If you have …

5 ways to try salmon | Features

Salmon is a beautiful fish, and a great way of getting omega-3 and essential fatty acids into our diets. Everyone should have a go at cooking salmon …

New Hack Offers A Full Game Library On Your NES Classic Edition

Legally questionable, of course