Kate Toler

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A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

The Easiest Recipes Ever for Lazy Cooks

Raising our blood pressure over a simple meal? That’s just not our style, y’all.<p>Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups …

8 Ways You’re Cooking Meat Wrong (and How to Cook It Right)

There is nothing like the sizzle of a nice piece of meat on the stovetop or in the oven. But there is also nothing like the frustrations that come …

The Best Steak Tips from the Pros

When it comes to cooking meat, give me a pot roast or pork shoulder and I’m golden: I’m plenty comfortable with a lovely long, slow braise. But when …

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Avoid These Mistakes When Making Potato Salad

When planning a menu for a backyard cookout or a church social, you have to include certain dishes. Deviled eggs and baked beans are picnic …

What you need to know before you wok

Call me a stupid American (you wouldn’t be the first), but, whenever I’m cooking Asian dishes, that great Muppet stand-up comedian, Fozzie Bear, is never far from my mind. As I’m tossing stir-fried vegetables in my iconic, round-bottom Asian cooking vessel, Mr. F. Bear’s signature tagline sits …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

French Fries

How to Make Classic Potato Salad Recipe at Home

This homemade potato salad recipe is a Southern staple for the perfect easy potato salad. Make this classic potato salad yours by adding chopped …

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Salmon

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

Slow Cookers

Crock-Pot Chocolate Cherry Cola Dump Cake

With just 4 ingredients this easy to make dessert recipe for Crock-Pot Chocolate Cherry Cola Dump Cake could not be simpler to make and the flavor is …

Dessert

Make This Transformative Ingredient, Add It to Everything

The dish that introduced me to the wonder of brown butter years ago was Suzanne Goin’s Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Spinach from <i>Sunday Suppers at Lucques</i>. Those sweet potatoes, tossed in brown butter, brown sugar, and herbs and then roasted, are otherworldly in their deliciousness. Every time I …

Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Potato Casserole with Corn Flakes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.<p>Step 2<p>Pour hash browns into a lightly-greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the …

Sheet-pan recipe makes easy winner chicken dinner

Sheet pan: Meet spotlight.<p>Sure, you’ve spent your career quietly cradling cookies, crisping potatoes, catching drips. It’s true that no one suspends you from a showy rack, like the saucier. No one burnishes you bright, like the copper bowl. No one lets you linger on the island, like the mortar and …

You Need These Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells in Your Life

Do you have some leftover chicken in the fridge that needs to be repurposed? If you do, great. If you don't, I highly suggest grabbing a rotisserie …

Parmesan Cheese

Hunt for meteorites in your own yard

You can collect micrometeorites anywhere.<p>When you picture a meteorite, you probably imagine a massive hunk of space rock hurtling its way through Earth’s atmosphere. The objects that survive this trip sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auctions, become parts of museum displays, and make …

Meteorites

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

Not The Biggest Fan Of Veggies? Even The Pickiest Eater Will Love This Veggie-Packed Green Mac And Cheese

Get your greens in the delicious way!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>4 cups spinach, packed<p>½ cup parsley<p>2½ cups milk, divided<p>5 quarts water<p>1 tablespoon salt<p>1 pound macaroni elbows<p>¼ cup butter<p>¼ cup flour<p>2 teaspoons garlic powder<p>2 teaspoons onion powder<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1 teaspoon pepper<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>16 …

Comfort Food

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

Crock Pot Beef Enchilada Casserole

This easy enchilada casserole is cooked in the slow cooker. The beef and bean mixture is layered with shredded cheese and corn tortillas. Feel free …

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