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KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Countless recipes have been tried out in the Tribune test kitchen but never one quite like this.<p>Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe — a closely guarded formula …

Recipes

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

What Is Nutrient Timing and Why Does It Matter?

Nutrient timing involves eating foods at strategic times in order to achieve certain outcomes.<p>It's supposedly very important for muscle growth, …

How to Make the Ultimate, Best-Ever Baked Ziti

The smell of pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese baking together is one of life's most comforting scents. I know that what's going to come out of the …

Italian Food

Here's How to Correctly Order Starbucks' Rainbow Drinks

And avoid getting the side-eye from your barista.<p>Even though Starbucks customers are peeved about the upcoming spike in drink prices, the recent additions to the Secret Menu are just too fun to resist. Instagram has exploded with photos of customer-created rainbow drinks — pink, purple, orange, …

17 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

No crash diets allowed.<p>Sustainable weight loss doesn't happen overnight (and if it does, it's probably self-destructive). But if you're anxious to …

You Should Make This Meatloaf, Even if You Haven't Made Meatloaf in Years

We developed the ultimate meatloaf recipe and can't wait for you to try it.<p>Over the course of the last two weeks, Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and I ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of our regular diet, Jessie had taken on the …

The Awesomeness of Simple Puréed Soups (with 3 Recipes!)

Sometimes, the perfect dinner is a simple puréed soup. Here's how to make it right.<p>Puréed soups are simple, easy, and a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have. They’re also a low-stakes way to experiment with new flavor combinations, colors, and garnishes. (You might just discover …

Food

How to Use Every Last Bit of Your Rotisserie Chicken Leftovers

Here's how to make the most of your rotisserie chicken leftovers—right down to the bones.<p>Rotisserie chickens are pretty amazing. Oh, sure they're delightfully convenient—all you have to do to prepare one is pick it up from the store and carve it—but what we <i>really</i> love about these birds is how …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

10 Problems Only Renters Understand (Solved!)

Annoyed with your apartment? Don't despair. We've found solutions for these 10 rental headaches.<p>Annoyed with your apartment? Don't despair. We've found solutions for these 10 rental headaches.

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3 Ways to Make Hot Wings Healthier

Between the deep-frying, the buttery sauce and the blue cheese on the side, classic buffalo wings are a healthy-eating disaster. Here are three ways …

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

Your Favorite Kitchen Features

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your must-haves for a renovated kitchen.</i><p>January is the month for new dreams. New …

Tia Mowry Dishes On Her Sensational Style And How Green Tea Ice Cubes Are Key For Flawless Skin

If you aren't following Tia Mowry on Instagram, we suggest you do so immediately. Yes, that Tia Mowry. The former star -- who was one half of the dynamic duo from our favorite 90's sitcom "Sister, Sister" -- is all grown up and serving some seriously sensational style.<p>While we'll never stop loving …

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17 Sauces for Chicken Wings

Whether you go the classic buttery hot-sauce route or the sticky fruit-glazed or Asian-sauced route, hot wings are the ultimate messy finger food. …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Obama pitches populist tax vision, dares GOP to say no

He'll call for middle class benefits in his State of the Union address.<p>President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday night to stake out a populist vision of tax reform and new middle-class benefits — and practically dare Republicans to say no.<p>The message: Wage stagnation? …

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