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Italy earthquake leaves 63 dead, towns in ruins

<b>Saletta, Italy (CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, posted at 12:30 a.m. ET on August 25]</b><p>At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.<p><b>[Previous story, posted at 10:16 p.m. ET on August 24]</b><p>In the small …

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Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

What do you mean by Sugar Free? Sugar Free January…<p>You knew it was coming, right? A bombardment of photos…<p>Monday, Monday, Mondayyyyy. The day where …

In the spirit of all things warm and cozy, here is a cocoa & toast bread pudding topped with marshmallow – it's just so beautiful! Get the recipe: http://thekitc.hn/1hML6WN

How to Add Froth & Silky Texture to Cocktails with Eggs

Egg whites add a creaminess and foamy top to cocktails like sours, flips, and fizzes.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Eggs are a breakfast staple, a key ingredient for bakers, and the transformative element that gives spaghetti carbonara …

What's the Best Oil for Frying?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: We bring you a heated debate on the best frying oil.</i><p>Frying is a delicate task. …

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No-Churn Lime Ice Cream Pie (No Ice Cream Maker Required!)

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>Ever since I first saw the commercial for New Shimmer, I've had an appreciation for desserts that pull double duty. And if we can make a dessert topping that shines floors like no other, we can make ice cream that …

Thinking Beyond Toast: The Best Uses for Jam

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Jam is for so much more than just toast.</i><p>Maybe all of this fresh summer fruit has …

How to make homemade Nutella

Homemade mustard, ketchup and mayo -- the mantra today is make it, don't buy it. But would you dare toy with the No. 1 after-school snack of Europe? …

Super Food Nerds: How to Make Your Own Yogurt

Superfoodnerd Milder here, reporting this month on Project D.I.Y. Yogurt. Let me start by saying that I came to this with some trepidation, scarred …

My Secret to a Restful Overnight Flight: Inflight Ginger Tea

Here's a scene from my kitchen this morning: early morning sunlight and a chopping board with ginger and lemons. Why? I am about to board a flight to …

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Watch the Making of This Incredible Del Posto Timpano

It may not be gluten-free, but the kitchen at Del Posto sells an off-menu timpano, which is enormous and serves four for $100. You may recognize the …

Eat A Protein-Packed Breakfast Any Day Of The Week

The muscle-building, gut-satisfying breakfast you must make<p>We all know that eggs and potatoes are a solid, healthy start to your day. And if your weekday mornings are anything like mine, then we can probably agree that if breakfast takes more than 10 minutes to cook then it simply will not happen. …

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

Did you even know you could make creamy, dreamy almond milk at home? Never go back to the box again.<p>You'll need:<p><b>1 cup raw almonds</b> (not roasted)<p><b>5 1/2 cups filtered water</b> — 2 cups for soaking the nuts, 3 1/2 cups for blending<p><b>3 to 4 pitted dates</b> OR 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)<p>…

Cronut, Taste-Tested

The food nerdlings over at Serious Eats have tasted the <b>Cronut</b>, the croissant-doughnut hybird from <b>Dominique Ansel Bakery</b> in New York City. Quote: "The experience of eating a cronut is <b>very different</b> from eating a traditional doughnut. For one thing, the cream is evenly distributed among the dozens of …

Writing about games: A lifelong quest to keep passion alive

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I have played video games as far back as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is opening up the original Nintendo Entertainment System one Christmas …

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

How to Make Pate Brisee

• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces<br>• 1/4 cup ice water, plus more if needed<br>• Food processor<br>• Rolling pin<br>• Glass pie plate or metal pie tins

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Happy Hour | The Sidestep

Should you mix scotch?<p>For the last couple years, I’ve had an ongoing debate with my friends while we’re sharing a few drinks: What’s the best way to drink scotch? Is it served neat? On the rocks? With a splash of water to open up the flavors? In this week’s installment of Happy Hour, I’ll argue …

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Your New Go-To Brownie Recipe

Dense and chocolatey, gooey in the center and crisp around the edges. Not sure if you were thinking about making brownies this weekend, but it's the right thing to do.<p><b>These brownies were a popular order for me at the Barefoot Contessa Store in East Hampton when I was growing up because they're</b> …

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