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The Stanley Parable Review

I have always been someone who wants to go the "wrong" way first in games. When I sense that a game is trying to usher me down a particular path, to get me to run from left to right or maybe to charge straight ahead, I need to satisfy my instinct to go against the grain, to explore, to see what the …

Creative Writing

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.


Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

For the Bottom Layer<p>6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces, plus extra for greasing pan<br>• 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely …

Basil Chicken Coconut Curry Recipe

One of the things I love about curries is that they are so varied and adaptable—from soupy to thick and creamy, from mild to fiery, in colors yellow, …


Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

You guys. Fall is in the air. As I write this, we’re having a massive thunder storm with marble-sized hail and I love the dark gray skies and the …

Bacon Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting + a Bourbon Drizzle

Bacon Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting + a Bourbon Drizzle.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 6, 2013 106<p>I always make these sorts of… resolutions, if …

Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Sweet Coleslaw

Do you know one of those backyard-food-people? One of those people who have attempted to fry a whole turkey in their backyards at great personal …

The Best Peach Crisp Recipe

Every year around this time we get loads of requests for Peach Cobbler. And after some questioning, people always explain that they like their peach …

How to Cook Octopus

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef Camille Becerra will go beyond the basics to help you tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Never make</i> …

Porchetta (Sort of) - Porchetta-Style Pork Shoulder Roast & Sandwich

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …


Cocktails and Cuisine in Sight of the Gowanus Canal at Lavender Lake

In the past five years we've seen Gowanus slowly grow into somewhat of a culinary destination, very few restaurants though, have set up shop west of Third Avenue, opting to keep their distance from the eyesore that is the Gowanus Canal. There is good reason though, to venture toward the water and …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

Tomato & "Dirt" Salad - Fresh Tomatoes with Crispy Rye Crumbs

Sunday Sweets: Dragon Con 2013

As you may recall from my extreme geek out earlier this week, John and I are at Dragon Con this weekend. Just think: at this <i>very moment</i> I could be …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.


Kiwi & Chili-Rubbed Beef Short Ribs - Grilled Beef Short Ribs with Kiwi & Chili Spice Rub