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Best Used Cars To Buy For Under $8,000

Amazon seems to grow more dominant over its retail rivals by the day. The effect of the digital giant's dominance could be seen on Thanksgiving …

Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …


10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …


24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …


A Zingy Base for All Summer Drinks, Alcoholic and Virgin

The best summer pitcher drinks—alcoholic and virgin—are based on a zingy lemon-ginger brew concocted by our food & features editor Carla Lalli Music<p><b>No, it’s not green juice. It’s Lemon-Ginger Brew</b>, a creation of food and features editor <b>Carla Lalli Music</b>. To make it, she simmers ginger in water to …


27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.


The 11 Worst Food-Sharing Offenses That One Can Commit

At some point between the ages of three and six, kids are taught that "sharing is caring." It's an important lesson that can help ensure said child doesn't turn into the worst brat this planet has ever seen -- and it most likely helps keep many playground brawls at bay. But the older we get, the …

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

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