Evan Bluntinton

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This One Thing Will Help You Keep Your Cast-Iron Skillet in Perfect Shape

<i>This content originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>I have a go-to cast-iron skillet that I love and rely on, one that I use several times a week for …

Food

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can be prepped in …

Cooking

These Allen Edmonds Boots Are Built for All Conditions. And They’re $100 Off

Allen Edmonds is currently offering $100 off all styles in its Dainite Collection. Dainite, designed in the United Kingdom in the early 1900s, is a …

Men's Fashion

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingly exploring whether their rule-based systems …

MIT Media Lab

Robot assistants and a marijuana incubator

We’ve had plenty of time to get used to our robot overlords and Boston Dynamics is helping us get there. This week we talk about the company’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robot. It’s not spooky at all.<p>We then switch gears and discuss Facebook’s Messenger for Kids. Is it good, bad …

Robotics

Here Are The 5 BBQ Sauces Every Southerner Should Know

If any region can claim to be masters of BBQ, it’s surely the South! The flavorful cuisine often makes an appearance at pool parties, weddings, …

BBQ

These Honey-Sriracha Meatballs Make Meal Prep Easy

There are two types of people who do weekly meal prep. The first is the health-conscious person who's counting something (calories, protein, sugar) …

Cooking

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Squares

Special equipment: a candy thermometer<p>For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch rectangular baking pan with foil and …

Dessert

Make This Creamy Lasagna Chicken Soup for Dinner Tonight

I love lasagna. There, I said it. I'm not afraid to admit my love for this carb-heavy, cheese-laden dish in a time of watching waistlines and dietary …

Cooking

This Is the Most Popular Instant Pot Recipe on Pinterest

The trendiest cooking gadget of the last three years is undoubtedly the Instant Pot. It's easy to see why. This inexpensive appliance can slow-cook, …

Cooking

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Apps

Red-Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)

Chef Simone Tong of Little Tong Noodle Shop in New York, who developed this recipe, says: “This traditional braised pork belly dish is a crowd-pleaser for any special occasion. At home it’s usually eaten with other Chinese New Year dishes over white rice. But it’s also a great topping for noodles, …

Food & Dining

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie With Cookie Crust

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.<p>Step 2<p>Pulse cookies in a food …

Dessert

Project & Stream Content Anywhere with This CES-Honored, Eye-Safe Laser Projector

Details & Requirements<p>Materials: plastic<br>• Class 1 laster with FDA approved eye-safe laser tech<br>• Android-powered<br>• Projects up to 150"<br>• Battery life: 120 …

Gear & Gadgets

A Healthy-ish Bacon & Egg Fried Rice for Friday Nights

Congratulations! You’ve pushed through the week and made it to Friday. Now it’s time to relax and recharge and reward yourself. How? Well, here’s an idea that’s a little indulgent but comes together in under 30 minutes: Bacon & Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice from Kristin Donnelly’s new book, <i>Cauliflower</i>.<p>…

Cooking

10 Things I Always Have on Hand for Weeknight Baking

Thanks to an unyielding appetite for speedy, single-pot suppers that practically cook themselves, we often find ourselves with a pocket of time just …

Dessert

Fraisage Your Way to Flaky, Crumbly Pastry

American-style pie dough—cutting fat like butter, shortening, or lard into flour, then adding water—comes with a lot of <i>don’ts</i>: Don’t let the fat melt. Don’t use room-temp or even just-cold water (it has to be <i>ice</i> cold) and don’t use too much of it. Don’t overwork the dough. Did I mention, don’t let …

Baking

Overwhelmed at Trader Joe’s? Use this year’s fan favorites as a cheat sheet

Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesI’m pretty sure my Trader Joe’s tally is about the same every time I go there, within a …

Breakfast

HBO won the bidding war for J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi series, Demimonde

It’s the first time Abrams has written for television since 2008<p>A couple of weeks ago, word broke that Apple and HBO were bidding for the rights to a new show from <i>L</i><i>ost</i> creator and <i>The Force Awakens</i> director J.J. Abrams. HBO won the bid, ordering a straight-to-series order for the show, titled</i> …

Science Fiction

How to Cook Sausages So They're Not Weirdly Raw Inside (or Burnt)

Know how to cook sausages? So they're not weird and maybe raw in the middle? No? We got you.<p>Sausages are tricky. Well, they <i>were</i> tricky, until we learned how to cook sausages properly. Before we found The Method, whenever we made sausages they would end up charred on the outside but raw on the …

BBQ

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

Amazon’s Treasure Truck shows up at Whole Foods with a cheaper Instant Pot, grocery coupons

Amazon Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deals-on-wheels program that is literally a truck driving around with discounted products you can buy online and pickup in person, will now be popping up at Whole Foods. The companies announced today that Treasure Truck will start coming to Whole Foods stores …

eCommerce

Become a Photoshop Expert with 8 Courses for $19

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>For photographers and designers alike, Photoshop is the ultimate image editing tool. The Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle helps …

Tutorials

This Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

7 Healthy Grocery Items to Buy at Trader Joe’s

• Unsweetened Organic Açaí Purée Packets: Higher in anthocyanins—an antioxidant that promotes heart health—than any berry on the block, this beloved …

Nutrition

Fossil Q Commuter hybrid smartwatch review

Take a long, hard look at the Fossil Q Commuter, and you’d never guess there’s a boatload of smart features under the face of this watch. That’s the …

Wearable Tech

Missy Elliot And Busta Rhymes Teach Morgan Freeman And Peter Dinklage How To Rap For New Super Bowl Ad

The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away, and for many that means the premiere football game of the year is just on the horizon. For many others though, the Super Bowl means one thing: amazing commercials. Brands lean heavily on celebrities to help pitch their products to the largest TV audience …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Best Ever Ham And Cheese Hash Brown Casserole

• 1 (32-oz) package frozen hash brown potatoes<br>• 1 pound cooked diced ham<br>• 2 (10.75-oz) cans condensed cream of potato soup<br>• 1 (16-oz) container sour cream<br>• 2 …

This Chicken Caprese Mac and Cheese Is a One-Skillet Wonder

Looking for an easy, tasty dinner you can make without a lot of ingredients? Well, duh, we <i>all</i> want that kind of recipe. This dish is a skillet meal …