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20 Scariest Horror Stories You Can Read for Free Online

<b>Best Horror Stories to Read Online Right Now</b>

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

<b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF website io9. It’s 2144 and in a hi-tech, down-at-heel US – a hybrid of <i>Blade Runner</i> and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy – “Jack” Chen manufactures illegal drugs for the poor. She also …

Books

The Best Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books That Came Out In April

This month brings a deluge of new books, including the latest from genre titan John Scalzi, as well as tales involving dark magic in post-apocalyptic …

The 2017 Locus List: a must-read list of the best science fiction and fantasy of the past year

Every year, Locus Magazine's panel of editors reviews the entire field of science fiction and fantasy and produces its Recommended Reading List; the …

18 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this February

Visit distant planets, conspiracies, and galactic conflicts<p>I’m not really one for New Years resolutions, but according to my Goodreads challenge, I only read 50 books last year — three short of my intended goal. I’ve been working to balance work, life, and reading time over the last couple of …

Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme

4 servings<p>Who isn’t looking for a quick-to-make, easy-to-love dinner for busy weeknights? This roast chicken recipe will become one of your MVPs.<p>February 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs, read more about other ways to use them here)<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>…

Recipes

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

Chef Carla Hall had never heard of "friendship bread" before someone gave her a plastic zip-top bag full of a yeasty, mushy starter. As a young caterer just starting out, she got busy baking up a storm and was excited to tell her friend some days later about everything she had made.<p>Instead of being …

Breakfast

12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

Books

20 Fast and Fresh Dinners to Make After the Holidays

After the blitz of holiday parties, family gatherings, all the cookies, and maybe a touch too much nog, I'm ready for a breather — both from …

12 Easy Side Dishes to Go with a Piece of Meat — Recipes from The Kitchn

So, you've got a few chicken breasts in the freezer or a steak ready to throw in a screaming-hot cast iron skillet. That's the easy part. Deciding …

Cooking

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

Dessert

The 5 Best Appetizers to Bring to This Year's Friendsgiving

I think we can all agree that appetizers are a must for any and all Friendsgiving feasts. The very best pre-dinner bites are easy to pull together …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Our 10 Most-Popular Recipes Right Now

Count down through the top ten recipes our fans are cooking the most today.<p>Renee Comet<p>Cauliflower just got loaded — like a baked potato, that is. All …

Natchitoches Meat Pies

Hearty handheld bites that have become a Louisiana tradition<p>The savory hand pies from Natchitoches (That’s “NACK-<br>A-TUSH”), Louisiana—perhaps best known as the setting for the movie Steel Magnolias—are not unlike the empanadas of Spain and Latin America. Filled with ground beef sautéed with the holy …

Baking

World's Greatest Peanut Butter Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>1 tsp baking soda<br>1 stick unsalted butter, softened<br>1 cup creamy peanut butter<br>1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar<br>1 …

How to Make Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Pasta Dish

It's easy<p>There are five words that guide travelers through tough decisions: “What would Anthony Bourdain do?”<p>Well, we believe that Bourdain would …

A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

On her website, the graphic novelist Julia Wertz offers an artist statement in the form of a short, looping video. A large, complacent-looking cat in a tightfitting bee costume looks blankly into the camera. Then it falls off the couch.<p>Wertz has become a cult favorite for her graphic memoirs …

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar in a …

Tilapia with Smoked Paprika Butter and Broccoli in Foil Packets Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Looking for some inspiration for manageable dinners this fall, ones that are practically impossible to mess up, and versatile in their ingredients? Yeah, me too (always). This is exactly the kind of recipe that’s good to have in your back pocket for crazy weeknights or relaxed …

Seafood

7 Thrilling Books That Let You Live Dangerously

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami</b> by Roben Farzad<p>"A gripping account of how the Mutiny's role in Miami's cocaine business changed not only the city, but America." A history of the infamous …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

14 Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes (That Adults Love, Too)

Glorious are the nights when everyone eats the <i>same</i> dinner with smiles and thank-yous. There are no requests for cereal, and everyone goes back for seconds. From sausage baked ziti to chicken tacos, all of these recipes are major family pleasers at my house.<p>1. Baked Ziti with Sausage<p>Loaded with …

The best biscuit recipes to wrap you in a warm, buttery hug

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach this weekend. Try a few, freeze some pre-cut dough for later, or bake them all and take comfort in cracking open a steaming hot mound of bread.<p><i>[You should really make a batch or two of meatballs this weekend]</i><p>Buttermilk Biscuits …

Recipes

10 Delicious Recipes Starring Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms have been saving dinner for years now. There are so many recipes out there that include this famous kitchen duo, and most of …

Cooking

55 Irresistible Recipes to Satisfy Your Taco Cravings

Warning: these recipes will make you wish every day was Taco Tuesday. From chicken to carnitas and plenty of vegetarian options, there's a taco recipe for every craving out there, and you're sure to find at least a few that you'll want to make (along with plenty of guac, of course). Bust out the …

Cooking

Pink Lemonade Freezer Bars

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><i>For the Crust</i><br>4 tablespoons butter, softened<br>3 tablespoons sugar<br>1 egg yolk<br>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p><i>For the Filling</i><br>8 oz …