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Spatchcock Your Turkey

Whether you are cooking your turkey indoors or outdoors, butterflying the bird (spatchcocking) has numerous advantages.<p>1) By removing the spine and flattening the bird you can brown both sides and brown is beautiful. It is a well-known process called the Maillard reaction. The cavity of a classic …

BBQ

Facebook Messenger is now the second most popular app in the United States

First place goes to Facebook itself<p>Remember when Facebook spun off Messenger and forced you to download it separately? Turns out, even though users initially hated it, the company knew what it was doing. A new report from digital media analytics company comScore shows that Facebook Messenger is …

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

9 of the best apps for sharing files between devices and friends

We depend on our mobile devices for everything from messaging to taking pictures. They’re also great for carrying and sharing files — provided you have the right tools for the job.<p>I’ve rounded up the best apps for moving files between your computers and devices and sending them to your contacts. …

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief review – horribly compelling study of a creepy organisation

Alex Gibney’s documentary convincingly argues that Scientology’s methods are exploitative, abusive and dysfunctional on a massive scale<p>As a study of group psychopathology and cult abuse, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology is horribly compelling. Using interviews with ex-members such as …

Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

2 to 4 main-course<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Sophisticated enough for a Sunday supper yet quick enough for Wednesday's dinner, this master recipe is all in the technique. Cook the thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet to render out the fat and make the skin as crisp and, dare we say, delicious as …

Cooking

Amazon's voice control speaker is now available for all

While not every gadget Amazon throws to the wall sticks (<i>cough</i> Fire Phone), the Echo voice-controlled wireless speaker was a surprising smash. Though it's been on sale for quite awhile by invitation only, Amazon's now put it up on pre-order for anyone who wants it. As a reminder, here's how it …

Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

The Laziest Ice Cream Cake Ever Requires Only 2 Ingredients And 3 Steps

Sometimes, one scoop simply will not do, and you need a WHOLE CAKE of ice cream.<p>And it turns out the easiest ice cream cake you'll ever make is a take on the classic ice cream sandwich trick. But instead of slicing up teeny pints of ice cream, this epic recipe uses a whole damn carton... because …

Dessert

How To Make A Better Chopped Salad Than You Can Buy

Photo credit: Heather Christo<p>There's no denying the fact that salads get boring. No matter how many combinations of greens, fixings and dressing one can make, this healthy meal faces some steep competition with, well, <i>everything</i> else. But since we have to eat our veggies, we're thankful for chopped …

Food

34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …

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6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

Dessert

Sardines aren't scary! Tips on cooking 5 sustainable budget seafood options

The good news: Some of the most sustainable seafood options are also the healthiest (think omega-3s!) and they’re the least expensive. The (sorta) bad news: Some people find these fish and shellfish, well, challenging. But they don’t have to be!<p>Two of these fish require little more from you than …

Aquaculture

Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow cooker just yet. There are many delicious …

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

24 Over-The-Top Delicious Skillet Recipes

Grab your pan by the handle and make easy work of these over-the-top delicious one pan wonders.<p><b>Chilaquiles Verdes</b><p>When you find yourself with left over tortilla chips, try serving them up as a savory, satisfying breakfast. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes</b><p>Oohs and ahhs guaranteed when …

How to Make Dumplings Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Let your creativity, not a recipe, guide your dumpling-making.</i><p>When you think about dumpling-making as an edible …

The Cure for the Common Sweet Tooth

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A surprisingly savory cookie that will win over even the biggest sweets</i> …

Mocktail Season Has Arrived

<b>The boom in handmade non-alcoholic drinks</b>.<p>It isn't sufficient that we have mastered the art of eating seasonal kale or succumbed to the charms of happy chicken or pork on our plate. In the relentless march of food as fashion, there is another fascinating front to explore.<p>Beverages.<p>A critical part …

Amazon Instant Video Finally Comes To Android Tablets

Amazon Instant Video is a surprisingly solid Netflix-competitor — particularly if you’re already an Amazon Prime member, which makes much of the content free.<p>Until today, though, the service had one glaring fault: If you wanted to watch it on an Android tablet that wasn’t Amazon’s Fire HD, you were …

Make This Incredible Nutella Milkshake In Seconds - No Blender Required

"I would absolutely love a milkshake right now," is a thought that's crossed our mind at several times in our life--okay, and maybe even several points while writing this post. The only real thing standing in the way of us having a milkshake every single morning is our kitchen's lack of the …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

Mini Reuben Toasts for Your St. Paddy's Day Party

Mini Reuben toasts will knock your St. Paddy's day out of the park. These mega yum appetizers will kick the party off with a bang.<p>I have a major weakness for mini food, which actually comes in handy when trying to come up with great appetizer ideas. I love taking some of my favorite foods and just …

How to Make Perfect Bacon in Your Oven

I always make a hot breakfast for my family on the weekends. Most of the time, my husband cooks during the week but I enjoy having my time in the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday and I gotta tell you, I make some kick-ass breakfasts.<p>So, bacon.<p>I love bacon. I can't imagine a world without bacon. I …

How To Make A Cheesecake That Doesn't Crack

Rich, creamy and decadent, cheesecake is one of the most luxurious desserts we know. Just because it's fit for the most special occasions, however, doesn't mean it's difficult to make. Cheesecake is actually a lot easier to make than you might think. The tricky part is avoiding one that ends up …

Dessert

Google's latest shopping tool: Auto Insurance

Google may be experimenting with out-there projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, but it hasn't forgotten about the prosaic. Case in point: the tech giant on Thursday launched a new tool that helps people compare automobile insurance quotes.<p>The service, called Google Compare for …

Auto Insurance

Eva Solo Gravity Cookware sends cleaning into orbit

Cooking often is one of two things to people: they can love to cook or they can hate to cook. There's a good chance that those ambivalent in-between are still concerned with the general goings-on that occur in the kitchen; we all gotta eat. But it is not only the process of cooking that goes into …

Kitchens

24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Your Favorite Easy Breakfasts for Guests

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Meals for guests shouldn't be stressful. Here are your best suggestions for</i> …

21 of the Best Peanut Butter Recipes Ever

On sandwiches. In smoothies. Out of the jar. We eat peanut butter on the reg. But the one thing we need more of in our lives? Peanut-butter.<p>Here are 21 of the best peanut butter recipes ever.<p><b>No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Slice. Of. Heaven. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars</b><p>No bake. The …