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iPhone Upgrade Program Causing Headaches for Some Launch Day Customers

Apple launched its iPhone Upgrade Program today in the U.S., enabling customers to purchase the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with AppleCare+ coverage included for 24 equal payments of between around $30 and $45 per month depending on the model. After at least 12 monthly payments, the customer can …

How to start a fire in the wild (using bow drill, hand drill, flint, and other methods)

Tips for Lighting Fires<p>Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure you lay the tinder, kindling, and fuel so that your fire will burn as …

Maria Menounos Healthy Smoothie Recipe, Weight Loss Tips

A smoothie for breakfast can be quick, easy, healthful, and filling—and, if you're TV star and author of <i>The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness,</i> Maria Menounos, it can also get pretty creative.<p>For this healthy smoothie, Maria doesn't rely on a strict recipe—she usually eyeballs what she puts in …

Maria Menounos

Secrets to Making Restaurant Pizza at Home

If you’re serious about pizza, it may seem impossible to create really good pizza at home. While there’s definitely a ceiling to what you can do …

She Cuts Into A Ball Of Cookie Dough—But NOT All The Way. The Result? Beautiful Dessert!

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>You can always count on the good …

Veggie Side Acts That Just Might Steal Your Dinner Show

<b>11 of the best veggie recipes that even non-vegetarians will love.</b><p><b>Asparagus Flatbread</b><p>As soon as this flatbread comes out of the oven, it's guaranteed to disappear. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots</b><p>Cumin and mint give it a Moroccan flair, and the roasted onions add sweetness. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Crispy</b> …

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10-Minute DIY McDonald's Shamrock Shake

The <b>controversial</b> Shamrock Shake <b>returned to McDonald's</b> on February 17 and will be available until today. Now, I've long been a shameless supporter of this beverage and make a point of getting one every year.<p>However, after a bit of research, I discovered the <b>ingredients list</b>. Let's just say it …

McDonald's

Philly Cheesesteak, Meet Dumpling: Introducing the Cheesesteak Pierogi

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>As someone who has spent my whole life in the greater Philadelphia area, I'm most content when there's a big, greasy Philly cheesesteak sandwich full of thinly shaved steak, sweet onions, and melted …

Food

How to Eat Cheese & Crackers for Lunch

<i>As a defiant response to sad desk lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i> <i>This post is brought to you by Triscuit.</i><p><i></i><p>We all know cheese and crackers as the dynamic duo of …

Tips and Techniques: Grilled Oysters with Chorizo Butter on a Fire Pit | The Sauce by All Things BBQ

<b>Grilled Oysters with Chorizo Butter</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>– 12 large oysters, shells scrubbed <br>– 4 oz <b>Mexican chorizo</b><br>– 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, diced<br>– …

Fancy a Harvey Weissbanger? How to make cocktails from beer

Most people don't associate beer with cocktails, but top mixologists are increasingly turning lager and ales into dazzling drinks<p>A sceptical attitude toward mixing other ingredients with beer goes back a long time. "There’s not much you can ‘do’ with beer, except indulge in the pleasant task of …

What the Real Irish Eat on St. Patrick’s Day

Ready for another round of watery green beer and corned beef with limp cabbage? Me, neither. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about bad food. In fact, the quality of Irish food is on the rise as more people are beginning to discover the island nation has much more to offer than cliches.<p>For …

The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …

39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkey sandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of …

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How to Season a Wok

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Grace Young made her case for why a wok is the one pan you must have. Here, she tells us how to season one for a lifetime of good stir-frys.</i><p>As with a …

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Raw Chocolate Mousse - Healthy Recipe, Ellary's Greens in NYC

I've had all sorts of "healthy" chocolate mousse, and they're not all created equal. Coconut-oil-based recipes are delicious but have way too much saturated fat for my liking. Avocado-based recipes (while satisfyingly creamy) often tasted way too much of avocado and not enough of chocolate. But …

Dessert

Recipe: Quick Sesame Snow Peas

Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan until almost smoking. Add the snow peas and turn the heat down a little so they don't burn. Cook, shaking …

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How Do They Get the Soup Into Soup Dumplings?

Trailblazing Chinese chef Martin Yan shows the world the secret behind classic xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, in a new video from the team behind <i>Lucky Peach</i>. Watch Yan and a dumpling chef mix the dough for the wrappers, blend the filling so that it's "very, very smooth, and very light," fill the …

Food & Dining

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …

Dessert

Dr Seuss Red Velvet Cupcakes

Shares 111<p>Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with the best Red Velvet Cupcake recipe and fun <b>Dr Seuss printables</b>.<p>Hi, it’s Candi from A Day in Candiland. I’ll be …

24/7 Low Carb Diner

Sometimes I just need some cheese. I love cheese. Did you catch that this new recipe has three different cheeses? Oh yeah! These little breakfast …

8 Ways to Up Your Cake Game

Hooray, you went a month without sweets! Phew, that was hard. Let’s face it: yoga and kale are wonderful, but what’s life without the much-deserved …

Norwegian Recipes: Sweet Vanilla Custard Buns!

Have you ever heard of Norwegian Skoleboller? They are the most delicious Norwegian pastry I know! Its sweet buns with vanilla custard, sugar glaze and coconut flakes. Yum! They're actually called Skoleboller or Sweet School Buns because they used to be included in your school lunch. I don't know …

Dessert

Close To Starbucks Lemon Loaf But Better

THE BEST LEMON LOAF YOU WILL EVER HAVE I’m one of those guys who doesn’t like to spend money on foods I can prepare at home if I don’t have to. …

Dessert

Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookies: Ellen in the Kitchen Recipe

Blogger Ellen Attard of Ellen in the Kitchen says it best: "So this isn't really a recipe. It's more like an idea to make s'mores cookies better." That's the kind of forward thinking we need more of in this world. Don't rest on your laurels! A delicious cookie isn't enough. Make it better!<p>So, …

16 Glorious Samoa Recipes To Make Life Taste Like A Girl Scout Cookie

There's no denying the allure of Girl Scout Cookies. Every time the season comes around, our healthy eating rituals get tossed aside for a box of cookies. Whether Thin Mints have your heart, or if you pledge allegiance to the Tagalong, it's generally agreed upon by all that there's something truly …

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