Katherine Branding

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8 Warm and Comforting Breakfast Breads

On a chilly morning, sometimes cold cereal just won't cut it. Good news: homemade bread doesn't need to be a special occasion breakfast. From tender cream scones to marbled chocolate banana bread, all of these recipes are easy to make and guaranteed to start your day off with a smile.<p><b>1. Light and</b> …

Breakfast

Make-Ahead Brown Butter is Better

<i>The holidays call for a boatload of butter, so we paired up with Organic Valley to share how to make a stockpile of its nuttier cousin.</i><p>Brown butter is the prima ballerina of butters. It tiptoes onto the stage and everyone's like, "Whoa, look at that. Look at <i>that</i>." Brown butter is a hole-in-one. …

Best Bottles to Buy to Make Mulled Wine

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Jacques Pépin Demos How to Make Perfect Pie Dough

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A Grape and Goat Cheese Stuffing Even Stuffing Haters will Love

Unlike certain mushy food aficionados, I do not like to eat mush. I don't understand the allure: the best bites of cereal in milk are the first crunchy ones, not the final sodden ones; bread belongs beside your soup bowl, not in it; and soggy bread does not a salad make.<p>Bread puddings, stratas, and …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

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20 Delicious Meals To Make With English Muffins

Pizza, for one.<p>The greatest thing about English muffin recipes -- aside from the fact that it means you get to eat English muffins -- is that they are downright simple to make. Because when we say English muffin recipes, we don't mean whipping up these griddled breads from scratch. Nope, we're …

Breakfast

Let These Children's Books Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

<i>Beach boardwalk in Prince Edward Island (Flickr: Nicolas Raymond)</i><p>Sharing books with children is a great way to step into other worlds, have amazing adventures, hear about other cultures, and learn to empathize with characters. It's also a very special way to spend time together as a family and a …

12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American writer, historian, and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once said that the National Parks are "the best idea we ever had". We couldn't agree more. The only problem - and it's definitely a good problem - is there are so many parks and so …

National Parks

No Butter? No Problem. Every Baking Substitute You Could Ever Need.

By: Perry Santanachote<p><i>Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>You're halfway through a brownie recipe when you realize you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. You could go ask the babe next door, but it's late, and you're already in your pajamas, and at that moment, an abandoned recipe is 100% …

Hacking

16 photos of Moscow's beautiful Metro stations, built as propaganda during the time of Stalin

Joseph Stalin rose to power as the leader of the Soviet Union in the second half of the 1920s. As the population quickly rose, it was essential the country address its lack of adequate public transportation.<p>An underground system was built in less than three years, launching with 13 stations in …

13 Amazing Recipes for Fall Produce

From carrots and cauliflower to sweet potatoes and squash, there are so many tasty fruits and vegetables this time of year -- and endless ways to prepare them.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Purée with Thyme</b><p>This cauliflower purée is creamy and comforting, and it just happens to taste remarkably like mashed …

Recipes

Why You Can (And Should) Keep The Gin Flowing This Winter

Vodka and gin aren't just great during the summer -- they're perfect in the colder months, too.<p>Gin and vodka -- long relied upon for crucial summertime refreshment -- typically slip into a state of seasonal depression when it gets cold outside.<p>There's something about the brown liquors -- whiskey, …

Mulled Wine Recipes, The Cleverest Way To Drink When It's Cold Out

Bottoms up.<p>There are many great ways to drink red wine. At a dinner party, with a loved one, under the stars, but come the cold weather season the best way to drink a bottle of red is mulled. (Please note, you do not need a good bottle of red for this drink.) It’s the surest way to look forward to …

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Need In Your Life

It's the best of both worlds.<p>You can cook just about anything in a slow cooker. This all-purpose kitchen appliance can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked …

Cooking

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids to Western Germany

<b>Western Germany or the Rhineland-Palatinate as it is better known, is as under rated as it is beautiful. Most of the visitors to this region originate from Holland; we see very few English or Americans here. It appears our Dutch friends have found a secret that they don't want to share! There is so</b> …

Germany

Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …

An Easy, Excellent & Reliable Biscuit Recipe

Biscuits are, to me, one of the best gifts that the world has bestowed upon home cooks. Once you get the hang of the technique, it's so easy to riff on a basic recipe to satisfy your mood. Add cinnamon and sugar: Dessert! Toss in some cheese and bacon: Breakfast!<p>The real beauty of a biscuit recipe …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

107 Best Apple Recipes

Easy ways to make the most of fall's best fruit.<p><b>50 Things to Make with Apples</b><p>Turn fall's bounty into Halloween snacks, party bites and more. <b>See the recipes</b>.<p><b>Easy Apple Galette</b><p>When life gives you apples, make a galette. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Caramel Apples</b><p>A mini caramel apple a day...<b>Get the</b> …

Apple (Fruit)

6 Exquisite Mediterranean Islands

When it comes to perfect beaches, incredible cuisine, and jaw-dropping art and history, the islands of the Mediterranean hold treasured travel …

Bucket Lists

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked</b> …

Baking

The Better Way To Brown Ground Beef

Game changed.<p>When it comes to cooking meat, browning is everything. Not only does browning (aka the Maillard Reaction) take the flavor of your meal up a notch, but a crispy brown crust makes it look a whole lot more appetizing, too. Most of us know this is true when it comes to steaks, but few of …

Great Getaways: Fiji

Whether you’re looking for a romantic beach getaway, adventures in the rain forest, or the perfect family vacation, the 333 islands of Fiji have …

Beaches

9 Essential Burger Spots in Chicago

From delicious slim griddled patties to juicy bacon-burgers topped with a fried egg, here are nine must-try burgers in Chicago.<p>From delicious slim …

16 Reasons to Have Cutlets (or Schnitzel or Tonkatsu or...) for Dinner

Most cultures have their own version of a breaded, pan-fried meat cutlet—because, no matter what you call it, it's just so darn good.<p><b>Schnitzel, milanesa, tonkatsu...</b> Most cultures have their own version of a breaded, pan-fried meat cutlet—because, no matter what you call it, it's just so darn good. …

How to Make a Provençal Vegetable Tian (a.k.a. That Dish From the Ratatouille Movie)

You know the final scene of the 2007 Disney movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, when the rat cooks up an amazingly inspired reinterpretation of a classic ratatouille, transforming the humble summer vegetable stew into a gorgeous layered construction that melts a bitter restaurant critic's heart? Wasn't it wonderful? …

How to Make Restaurant-Quality Slider Buns at Home

Already mastered all aspects of summer grilling? What about making the actual burger buns from scratch? Eater's food scientists friends from Seattle, Chefsteps, have a pretty foolproof recipe for springy, bronzed, perfect little buns. Watch the technique above and head this way for the full recipe.