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Raising the Bar on, uh, Home Bars: The Bottles You Really Need

Let's move this party to the living room: Here's how to stock your home bar with the best bottles of sipping neat and mixing.<p>Sure, we love a good cocktail bar. But we've got to be honest: Sometimes, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day of work, pulling on pajamas, and knocking …

6 Essential Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

If you're serious about your home bar, you should know how to make these six classic cocktails.<p>In a perfect world, we’d all move to London and live in the Chiltern Firehouse hotel. After a long day, we’d breeze home, where a white-jacketed bartender would slide us a deftly mixed Vesper (or …

The Most Common Mistakes People Make when Cooking Pork Chops

The 8 most common mistakes to avoid when cooking pork chops.<p>We'll come out and say it: Cooking pork chops is not an easy task. But we promise—you can definitely cook a tender, juicy chop—as long as you avoid these eight common mistakes.<p>1. Ignoring the Quality of Your Meat<p>This is true with all meat …

This One Small Extra Step Makes the Cheesiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever

The grilled cheese is the little black dress of sandwiches with good reason: it's classic and never goes out of style. There's just something about …

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Are These 7 Superfoods Actually Super?

Kale, chia seeds, seaweed: these trendy superfoods have garnered a lot of buzz for their health benefits. But are any of them actually a “magic bullet” nutrition solution? We get to the bottom of it.<p><b>Tyler MacNiven</b>, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s grub guru and food explorer, just debunked the myths surrounding the …

Make Better Applesauce—Just Avoid These Common Mistakes

Homemade applesauce isn't hard to make… or is it? Brush up your know-how and make sure you're avoiding the most common mistakes people make when simmering their way to saucy, cinnamon-y goodness.<p>We may have loved those little plastic tubs of tooth-achingly sweet, smooth-as-baby food applesauce as …

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Why You Should Make an Espresso Old Fashioned 'Cocktail'

We love coffee and we love cocktails. Here's why we really love the Espresso Old Fashioned from Everyman Espresso.<p>When the team at Everyman Espresso swung by the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices to give a demo, we thought, "Sweet! Free coffee." Then we tasted their Espresso Old Fashioned, and we were all, "Wait, …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Make Overnight Oats That Actually Taste Good by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Faster, faster, faster! Make a better breakfast in a hurry by perfecting the art of overnight oats.<p>When it comes to fast, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat overnight oats. They're the ultimate big-batch food, meaning they easily double, triple, and quadruple in scale—and they get better …

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10 Breakfast Recipes You Can Make in a Mug in the Microwave

When you don't have a lot of time in the morning and want something more than just yogurt or cold cereal, breakfast recipes you can make in a mug in …

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Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

A cut above the rest: South Africa’s best steakhouses

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by <b>Kelly Pluke</b><p>When a restaurant is listed as one of the Eat Out 500 – the top restaurants in South Africa as chosen by the …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

How to Buy and Store Summer Fruits and Vegetables

How to buy and store 16 in-season summer fruits and vegetables, from cucumbers and basil to cherries and corn<p><b>With the sudden burst of produce hitting farmers' markets</b> and grocery store shelves, food shopping in the summer can feel like a very leafy, juicy Christmas. But it's also overwhelming to …

11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

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5 Essential Tips in Cooking for One

I was excited to see requests for more tips on cooking for one. This is a topic I love talking about! I spent a number of years living on my own, and …

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5 Tips for Making a Vegan Meal Feel Filling and Satisfying

One of the biggest complaints I hear about vegetarian and vegan recipes is that they just aren’t <i>enough</i>. I mean, how can a plate full of vegetables …

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

How important is it to be able to pronounce tricky food words? Well, to save you the embarrassment and/or starvation, we’ve gathered a list of the most tricky food words and created a handy phonetic guide to rolling your tongue over the syllables: http://www.eatout.co.za/article/talking-foreign-40-commonly-mispronounced-food-words/

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Beyond Soups & Smoothies: 5 More Ways to Use Your Stick Blender

I reach for the stick blender to make quick work of blending a big pot of soup, and it's also great for the morning on-the-go smoothie since I can …

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Sausage Burgers

4 Servings<p>You know those days when you can’t decide if you want to grill sausage or burgers? Problem solved.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds loose pork sausage<p>4 Kaiser rolls or burger buns, split and toasted<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, assorted colors, seeded and cut into ½” strips (about 1½ …

10 great, cheap cleaners for your home: http://thekitc.hn/1kVc55o (via Apartment Therapy)

Salt-and-Pepper Steak

4 Servings<p>What's inexpensive, versatile, and crazy tasty? Skirt steak. It also cooks in a flash, which make it tailor-made for grilling.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds skirt steak<p>Salt and pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cut 1½ lb. skirt steak into 4 pieces; season with salt and pepper.<p>Grill over …

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