Michelle Benedetti

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The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2017

Here are the 10 Genius Recipes you’ve loved most this year—one-pot chicken that isn’t the least bit boring, Internet-famous broccoli, and a buttery no-knead peasant bread you don’t have to wait till tomorrow to tear into, just for starters. What will we come up with next year?<p>For a trip down memory …

Top 10

Jane Foster Just Proved She Doesn't Need Mjolnir To Be Thor

Jane Foster became <i>the</i> Thor when the original Thor’s (Odinson) magical hammer Mjolnir deemed him unworthy and chose Jane as its new wielder. While …

Marvel Universe

'Pico De Lettuce' Is A Genius Use For Using Up Old, Wilted Greens

We waste 40 percent of our food in the U.S., and this helps solve part of that problem.<p>If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating at Tyler Kord’s No.7 Sub in New York City, you’ve been missing out on some seriously good sandwiches. These are not the kind of sandwiches you normally make at home, …

Easy Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango

4 servings<p>Sticky rice is traditionally soaked, then steam-cooked in a bamboo steamer. This saucepan method is not ideal, but comparable. Soaking the rice both shortens the cooking time and imbues the grains with flavor. To serve with savory foods, omit the sugar, and leave out the salt if you want …

Recipes

These Ant-Man animated shorts have the feel of an old-school comic

Ant-Man is easily one of the weirdest Marvel superheroes, thanks to his ability to grow, shrink, and, of course, communicate telepathically with ants. Those gifts usually lead to wacky hijinks. Disney XD is set to air six shorts starring the superhero this weekend, and the ones we’ve seen capture …

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Cold Rice Noodles: A Perfect Summer Dish

<i>Thit heo nuong xa</i>—grilled pork chops—are a staple in Vietnamese restaurants. But they're so easy to make that there's no reason they shouldn't be a staple at home, too, especially during grilling season. Kenji has written about this type of pork chop before, but whereas he serves his over hot rice, …

Cooking

What's the best way to budget? Here are the 3 major types of budgets you can use to save money.

So, you've finally decided to create a budget. But where do you start? The key is to find a budgeting method that actually works for you. Some people …

15 Plant-Based Dishes Featuring Underappreciated Root Veggies

Do you love root veggies? For most of us, not a day goes by that we aren’t eating some kind of delicious root vegetable. You may or may not know …

Vegetables

Steve Rogers Has Turned Into a Full-On Comic Book Supervillain

If you’ve been following the long saga of Steve Rogers, you’ll know that this year he returned to superpowered heroism as the current second Captain …

Comics

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

15 Things You Should Learn How to Cook in 2017

New year, new you, new recipes, right? Give your go-to list of recipes a refresh in 2017 and try out the following 15 dishes you're guaranteed to love. Based on Pinterest's predicted food trends of 2017 and what we know everyone will be cooking this year, these are the things you should learn how …

Cooking

Zappos is struggling with Holacracy because humans aren’t designed to operate like software

Las Vegas, Nevada<p>“We want to believe that we are thinking, rational people and on occasion tangle with emotion, flick it out of the way, and go back to thinking,” renowned vulnerability expert Brene Brown told a packed house at the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas just before Labor Day Weekend. …

The Workplace

10 Books We’re Reading Right Now

This holiday season, we’re distracting ourselves from election news by burying our heads in some great works of escapist fiction, from Frank …

9 Amazing Grocery Store Beauty Buys You Won’t Find In The Cosmetics Aisle

Pore clean-up in aisle three!<p>True beauty junkies are no stranger to the wondrous possibilities that exist within your average neighborhood grocery store—anyone who’s ever discovered a perfect $3 lipstick in the cosmetics aisle knows this. Outside of the beauty section, though, a grocery store hold …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

31 Butternut Squash Recipes That Will Make You Wonder Why Pumpkin Gets All the Attention

Always the supporting role, never the star. The opening act, but never the main event. When it comes to fall ingredients, butternut squash often gets …

Movie Review: The Osiris Child Is a Fun Throwback to B-Movie Scifi of the '80s and '90s

Twenty-years ago, you could walk into a video store and pick out a certain kind of low-budget science fiction movie. Movies that looked the same, but …

Science Fiction

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Cooking

15 Ways to Use Fish Sauce in Non-Asian Cooking

We love fish sauce—aka nuoc mam—and not just in Southeast Asian cooking. Here are 15 ways to bring its funk to salad dressing, braised dishes, and more<p>Can I tell you a secret? I put fish sauce (a.k.a. <i>nuoc mam</i>) in EVERYTHING. Nobody who eats at my house knows that it's in there—they just sense a …

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How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog introduces us to the perfect addition to toast and coffee -- and it only calls for two ingredients.</i><p>I have fond …

Ricotta with Hazelnuts, Lemon, and Garlic

4 Servings<p>September 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Confit<p>1 cup garlic cloves (from about 2 large bulbs), peeled<p>3 dried chiles de árbol<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Crostini<p>8 1/2'-thick slices wide baguette or 4 1/2'-thick slices of large round rustic white bread, halved<p>Extra-virgin olive oil (for …

33 Asparagus Recipes for Salad, Pasta, Grilling, and More

Asparagus is incredibly versatile: shaved in a salad, roasted until crispy, or puréed into soup, these green stalks have a bright, unique flavor.<p>Asparagus is incredibly versatile: shaved in a salad, roasted until crispy, or paired with chicken, these green stalks have a bright, unique flavor—here …

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Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Makes 12 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>3 cups tequila blanco<p>1 1/4 cups lemon juice<p>1 1/4 cup lime juice<p>1/2 cup triple sec<p>1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise<p>Lime wedges, kosher salt, cucumber slices, and jalapeño slices, for serving<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

13 Reasons Why the Cyclades Are Basically Paradise

Paradise isn't on some far-flung, pricey South Pacific island; actually, it's in Europe. Greece, to be precise. The Cyclades islands have an amazing mix of culture, history, and cuisine, and a natural beauty to rival any of the world's exotic island getaways. Using the tips and photos of the minube …

Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>For my money, there's no better cut for marinating and grilling than skirt steak. It has a deep grain that sops up flavors nicely, and a rich, buttery texture that becomes meltingly tender when grilled …

Review: Juice Squeezers #1

There’s more to tweenhood than being short, sweaty, and awkward – especially when your town’s being invaded by insects, and small people are needed …

Review: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #6

Look alive, sunshine. It’s all come to this. The ultimate finale. Detstroya has awoken, the Girl has come to Battery City and all hell is about to …

Graphic Novels