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Yummy Potatoes

• <b>Author:</b> Marlena Spieler<p>Baked, mashed, boiled, or fried, potatoes are always yummy. In this collection of recipes dedicated to the humble spud, 65 mouthwatering dishes range from classic gratins to pan-fried potato cakes to hearty stews. French fries go Vietnamese when tossed into a terrific …

9 Reasons We Miss Friends in GIFS

Watch. Laugh. Repeat.<p>Today marks the 10th anniversary of the <i>Friends</i> finale, and despite the time that's passed, we're still going through withdrawal.<p>To help ourselves cope, we've found the animated GIFS that best illustrate why Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller, …

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Derek Jeter Exits in Dramatic Fashion

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

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The Final Walk-Off

Now that Derek Jeter has joined the ranks of baseball immortals, we pause, in appreciation, to look at what he has meant to the Yankees, to the game, …

Esquire's Best Dressed Mobsters

<b>A mobster's life ain't all it's made out to be</b>, what with the rats, RICO laws, cops, and that little, last, nagging shred of your conscience that keeps telling you it wasn't cool to kill all those dudes just so you could hang out with a bunch of teamsters. But we'd be stool pigeons if we said a …

What You Should Watch in October 2014

In theaters and on Netflix Streaming and VOD, straight from your couch<p><b>While September might have been</b> a relatively lean movie month, October will no doubt remedy that situation. With the summer now clearly in the rearview mirror, the multiplex promises to be a place full of award-baiting studio and …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom?

Pumpkins are having their moment in the sun.<p>Ever since Starbucks (SBUX) introduced its famed pumpkin spice latte about a decade ago, pumpkin sales have skyrocketed. It's led to the increased popularity of pumpkin-spiced everything, including spicy pumpkin beef jerky and pumpkin beer.<p>In the last …

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Aziz Ansari: “I’m a feminist”

The comedian mocks the stigma that surrounds the deeply politicized word<p>Prachi Gupta<p>October 7, 2014 1:52pm (UTC)<p>It's so nice to hear that Aziz Ansari, a comedian so frustrated by the rituals of modern dating that he is writing a book about it, is in a stable and loving long-term relationship. …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

How to Build a Better Sandwich (Hint: Add Prosciutto)

Dress up your grilled cheese with a few extra ingredients.<p>We love a good, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich. But sometimes you want to dress it up a little—and that's where these triangle toasties come in. Gooey with fontina cheese and crispy from a turn in the oven, these sandwiches are salty, …

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9 Midnight Snacks Worth Staying Up For

It always starts the same way: It’s late and there’s nothing on but cooking shows, making you crazy hungry. Of course you want to eat something …

7 Ways to Make Chicken Parmesan

Crispy, saucy and covered in a glorious blanket of melted cheese, chicken parmesan is utterly satisfying. After mastering the classic version, try …

The 5 Sexiest Neighborhoods on Earth

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's happened to us all before: Wandering through an unfamiliar part of town, you suddenly realize you're surrounded by throngs of devastatingly attractive people. It's as if you stumbled into a dream, or at least onto the set of an Abercrombie & Fitch …

15 Jaw-Dropping Hotels In The Caribbean

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the world, that makes you want to find the perfect property. More than 7,000 islands are found in the Caribbean, 13 of which are independent islands. That …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.<p>"I chose these photos because they represent the variety of places I like to visit and capture some of the diverse things I've seen, …

Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

A product of Vietnam’s colonial past, the beloved concoction combines a crunchy French baguette with pork, pate and an ever-changing array of fresh vegetables.<p>The cab driver stopped on the bustling boulevard Pho Hue and pointed at a mishmash of incongruent four and five-story buildings across the …

Where to Eat in NYC: Fall 2015 Edition

Fall is the time of year in New York City when the cultural calendar kicks into high gear, and restaurants follow suit as well. Following the …

How to get off the beaten track...anywhere

Even the world’s most popular destinations have hidden delights - back alleys and secret doorways that let you glimpse a place from a fresh angle or even experience it free from the crowds.<p>Much like a detective, finding how and where to get off the beaten path, be that far from the tourist trail or …

Six Warning Signs Your Hotel Is Not What It Seems

It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite what it seems.<p><b>The Pictures Are</b> …