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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

26 Recipes to Make for Mother's Day Brunch

If there's ever a time to stay home for brunch, it's on Mother's Day. Not that Mom doesn't deserve a nice meal out, but it's one of the busiest …

16 Gifts You Never Knew You Could Personalize

Was there any greater joy as a child than a present personalized with your name? Whether a custom keychain or an initial-emblazoned backpack, these items were special because they were really, truly yours — created for you by those who knew you best.<p>This year, relive that excitement through …

Bake This: Butter Cookie Owls

It’s a tradition in our family for the host of Thanksgiving dinner to make an edible parting gift for guests. I especially look forward to my mom’s take-aways, which are caramel corn or spice cookies packaged in cellophane bags. The treats always have a homespun touch — usually handwritten gift …

NASA develops app to cut airline flight times and fuel use

Shaving a few minutes off flight times mightn't seem like that big a deal, but with tens of thousands of aircraft jetting across the skies each day, …

Raspberry Pi Now Makes A Touchscreen Display So You Can Build Your Own PiPad Pro

So you decided to stick to the Raspberry Pi architecture and have completely eschewed the Orange Pi? Good for you. In honor of your decision I offer a new $60 Raspberry Pi touchscreen that can turn your single board computer into a fun-sized multi-touch tablet.<p>The officially licensed product …

Animated Recipe: Baked Tofu

Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that results in restaurant-quality, crispy tofu—without breaking out the frying pan. Serve it with your favorite sauce or on top of your favorite noodles, salad or rice. Also, feel free to get creative and marinate your tofu before baking.<p>Ingredients (yield: two to …

Slick Stabilizer Is A Motorized GoPro Steadicam

Your GoPro just got ‘slicker.’ A team of inventors out of San Francisco, CA, have developed a brilliant GoPro accessory device. So, why is Slick now …

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Because you deserve better than the drive-thru<p>The breakfast sandwich is not inherently a bad thing. Stacking eggs, meat, and cheese between two slices of bread isn’t just delicious, it’s efficient, too (no silverware to clean!). But as more and more fast food joints have added breakfast to their …

This easy Wendy's-style chili recipe can be made 3 days ahead — dinner is done!

Cook Smarter<p>Take control of dinnertime with this easy make-ahead chili recipe that's loaded with beef, beans and veggies.<p>Watch: Willie Geist makes his dad's "Gonzo Chili"

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Ice-Dyeing: The Hands-Off Way to Doll Up Your White Linens

How many pillows are just enough? It's an important thing to ask yourself in your 20s. I personally find comfort in a surplus—all over the couch, the bed, and on every chair, in heaps so towering you have to wiggle between them to recline. For the less excessive, just a few will do the trick.<p>A …

How To Get An 86 Percent Bigger Chipotle Burrito For Free

You'll need a stroller to carry it home.<p>Sadly, Chipotle's chips and guac will probably never be free. But Apartment List's Dylan Grosz says a super-sized, overstuffed mega burrito can be yours for the cost of a standard order if you follow his 6 genius hacks. The prospect is thrilling, to say the …

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Stacked Cuban sandwiches: Pile leftover roast pork, ham, and sliced pickles atop pan Cubano (or Portuguese loaf, or Italian steak roll), split and slathered with mayo on one side, yellow mustard on the other. Close sandwich and grill on a well-buttered panini press, or in a grill pan over medium-low with a heavy skillet on top, until cheese is gooey and you're drooling. Slice in half diagonally. #sandwiches #twokindsofpork #pickles #drooling

Root Beer Float Ice Cream

This recipe makes a wonderful silky, smooth, creamy root beer float flavored ice cream without the use of artificial extracts. The aroma in your house from reducing your root beer will send you into orgasmic delight.<p>Sometimes referred to as a "black cow,"root beer floats are one of the …

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The Better Way to Truss a Chicken

Roast chicken is one of the simplest and best dishes to make at home. But the key to perfectly cooked meat and a maximally crispy skin lies not in the butter or seasoning, but in the trussing. The chefs and mad scientists over at Chefsteps in Seattle have settled on the ideal technique, and it's …

5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- or less.<p>Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are …

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Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me?<p>Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be …

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The countdown begins in August for limited-time game 'The Flock'

<i>The Flock</i> is a multiplayer horror game with a twist -- its in-game population begins at 215,358,979, and every time someone dies, the counter drops by one. When the population hits zero, the game will no longer be available for purchase and only those who already own it will be able to participate …

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9 Foil Dinner Recipes | The Art of Manliness

In the quest to streamline your camping trips, foil packet meals can be one of your greatest allies. It’s cooking at its simple best; you take some …

The Hole-in-One Egg in the Hole

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Egg in the hole goes from good to great—thanks to flavored mayonnaise.</i><p>Thick, crusty, buttery toast and a …

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Tap that Watermelon (& 9 Other Fun Ways to Serve Party Drinks)

<i>Long days full of sunshine are the genesis of so many good things—but especially casual, wine-addled parties. Let's plan.</i><p><i>Today: Style writer Jessica Romm shares 10 clever ideas for serving drinks—both boozy and benign—that will make your guests swoon.</i><p><b>1. Tap that watermelon.</b> Nothing says summer like …

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The 3 Best Grills For Backyard Cookouts

And, the 3 best recipes to grill on them.<p>If you have a bone-deep need to grill; if the first unclenching of winter's fist inspires a primal urge to cook dead animals over live fire rather than visions of catamarans, ramps, or body shots; if the act of cooking outdoors for other people in real time …

Cowboy Cookies, Yeehaw!

Crispy on the outside while chewy on the inside, this cowboy cookie is certainly promising.<p>Searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie takes time. Some say the perfect cookie doesn't even exist. It's the Yeti of the dessert world. After all, with two opposing consumer preferences (those who …

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How to Make Feijoada

Feijoada is a classic meat and bean dish with African origins and a Portuguese heritage. It is known for having enough flavor to knock your socks off.<p><b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Feijoada is a classic meat and bean dish with African origins and a Portuguese …

2 Awesome Homemade Vegetarian Burgers Even a Carnivore Will Crave

Vegans and vegetarians often get the short end of the stick when it comes to backyard grilling season. Sure, there are a couple of decent frozen veggie burger brands, but let's face it: Frozen pre-packaged food is <i>never</i> going to be as good as fresh, homemade food prepared with quality ingredients. …

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

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Reimagining the Fast Food McRib as Real Barbecue

A few weeks ago, Rob Baas had the idea to reimagine the fast food McRib as real barbecue.<p>A few weeks ago, Rob Baas--Barbecue Board member, <i>Project Smoke</i> fire wrangler, BBQU alum, and all around master of live fire cooking--had the idea to reimagine the fast food McRib as real barbecue. Challenge met …

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BBQ Secrets From the Best Pitmasters in the Country

Also: their thoughts on where the tradition is headed.<p>The country's best pitmasters don't care about seasoning. They don't care if you use mesquite wood. They just want to know you understand the techniques and deeply respect the tradition.<p>"People are becoming more open-minded and barbecue lines …

Video: How to Make Refreshing Strawberry Soda

Our fresh strawberry soda is made with a tart mineral acid that gives it an old-time flavor—and an invigorating pang.<p><i>We've partnered with the mad</i> …