Michael Rodrigues

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Ciabatta (Fresh Italian Bread) Recipe

There is an old Italian saying: We bring Ciabatta and salt whenever we’re invited to a house-warming party! This fresh Italian bread is probably the …

Replace All Your Ugly Tech Accessories with These Beautiful Cords and Chargers

Your smartphone looks good. So why do all its peripherals look so... blah? Thankfully, this company is here to make all those plastic wires and chargers more appealing.<p>Tech accessories are the spinach in your teeth of personal style. You can curate everything in your life—clothes, furniture, …

Brisket with Ancho Chocolate Barbecue Sauce

Brisket is a large, tough cut that takes hours of cooking over a low, slow fire to reach tenderness. The extended grilling time—a perfect project for a Sunday afternoon—allows incredible flavor to permeate deep into the meat. Here, we start by massaging the beef with a rub of hot chile and …

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Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar<p>Makes about 5 1/2 cups; serves 8 to 12 as an appetizer<p><i>For the vinaigrette:</i> <br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Finely grated zest of 1 medium …

How to Write Like a Designer, From A to Z

You know, using an actual pen<p>Speaking of handwriting:<p>Years ago I had to learn CAD on the job, because I was in the last generation of Industrial …

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

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Gear for Today. Inspiration for Tomorrow.

5 products to make your home smart today

You don't have to go installation-crazy to have an awesome smart home.<p>Tricking out your house with smart devices can be daunting. Sure, going the do-it-yourself route is less expensive than the thousands you'll shell out for a professional system like Control4, but it's still an investment. It can …

How to get fit for the slopes: single leg squats

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowboarders turn attention to getting fit for the slopes ahead of a winter trip to the mountains. Getting your body prepared will not only help you ski or snowboard better, but will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable – no more endless aching or …

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AppAdvice - Latest iOS News And Reviews

Matt Birchler, in his watchOS 5 concept, also focuses on an improved Siri watch face and other improvements to the Apple Watch software.<p>January 17 …

The Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Technology Edition

It's hard to believe that Black Friday and the 2016 holiday shopping season are almost here. The good news for those of us shopping for personal consumer electronics and tech gadgets for friends and family this holiday season is that there are some real bargains. Tech innovation has improved …

Someone finally dragged the tape measure into the digital age

There are some things that go unchanged for decades because there’s simply no way to improve them. The measuring tape, however, is not one of those …

Our Favorite Toys For Kids This Holiday Season

'Tis the season to experience the joy on a child's face when they open the perfect present. Our kids gift guide has the coolest toys and accessories …

15 Yummy Fall Cocktails

Usually when we talk about fun cocktail recipes, we’re talking about celebrations or summer parties. The fun flavours and themes kind of just remind …

A 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Super short workouts can be very effective for building strength and cardio endurance. This time-efficient bodyweight workout from DAREBEE doesn’t …

Beef Cuts to Know—and How to Ask for and Cook Them

<i>A butcher's case of beef is made up of more than just a few recognizable cuts, so we teamed up with the Beef Checkoff to chart every section, identify cuts, and share how to use them in everyday cooking.</i><p>What's the first cut of beef that you usually go for on a visit to the butcher? Is it Skirt or …

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The 21 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Never leave home again.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where subscription boxes come in. For either a monthly or a per-delivery fee, you can now have …

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New coloring book celebrates National Park Service's 100th birthday

You can color in all 59 national parks<p>Here’s a little Friday morning treat to get you revved for the weekend. Combining two delightful American pastimes into one neat package—that would be visiting national parks and coloring (the latter is a more recent development for adults, but still)—is this …

Here's How to Shine Your Shoes Like a Pro

You've invested in your footwear. You should also invest in its upkeep.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>I had a pair of light brown/beige wingtips repaired and shined recently, but when</b> …

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How To Cure Your Own Meats At Home. Mini-Fridge Required.

<i>Food Republic’s column Ask Your Butcher seeks to answer FAQs in the world of butchery. Ethically minded butcher Bryan Mayer has opened butcher shops</i> …

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The perfect DIY sangria bar for any summer party

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Sangria Recipes

This delicious cocktail combines the best of summer by infusing wine, summer fruits and soda water. Not only is it one of the most refreshing ways to …

Grills Gone Wild: 8 Deliciously Different Cookout Recipes

Burgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts are fine. But this summer, when you fire up the grill, think outside the box with some new, unique recipes. From Grilled Thai Curry Chicken with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to Moroccan Meatballs, these recipes will help you get your grill on.<p><b>1. Grilled Thai Curry</b> …

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Love za'atar? Try making the addictive Middle Eastern spice blend at home

With a name that sounds like an exotic superhero, <i>za'atar</i> can save food from blandness with just a sprinkle. The woodsy, herbal, citrusy spice blend from the Middle East is thrilling to eat — one taste and the palate veers in surprising and delicious directions.<p><i>Za'atar</i> is a harmony of herb, sesame …

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Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Bloody mary season is nigh. Personally, I’d drink a spiked meal in a glass any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like sipping a bloody mary in …

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How to Make Easy English Muffins, Nooks and Crannies Guaranteed

We call them English muffins today, but once upon a time, they were the <i>only</i> muffins, the very ones sold by a certain Muffin Man on Drury Lane—do you know him? When the nursery rhyme was first published in 1820, it went without saying that such muffins were thin disks of yeast-raised dough cooked on …

12 Top-Shelf Whiskies Every Man Should Try In 2016

From Scotch to bourbon, rye and more.<p>1.6K<p>SHARES<p>Thristy? You're about to be. Here's our favorite whiskies every guy should try some time this year.<p>1.) …

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Once Your Home Goes Italian, It Won't Ever Go Back

You only have to take one look at a Bialetti Moka Pot (or a Maserati, for that matter), to understand why Italian design is so sought after and timeless: suggestive curves and playful angles give it more personality than some people have, and there's a technical simplicity—the kind of thing we like …

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Breakfast Board

Eggs are the quintessential kitchen staple — inexpensive, delicious and packed with protein. So, this month, we’ll be sharing delicious recipes that …

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