Martin Pygott

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13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you’re cooking.<p>The cast-iron skillet is the workhorse of many a dedicated home cook, and …

Everything you know about absinthe is a lie

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve heard a thing or two about absinthe. And chances are, if you’re reading this, almost everything you’ve …

Don't Read This Post About Creepy Hometown Urban Legends If You Plan To Sleep Tonight

Turn on all of your lights before clicking this (thank me later).<p>There's a bridge between Windyville and Lebanon, Missouri, that everyone knows to never stop on at night. It's near an abandoned playground where several children died. At night, people hear children giggling and claim the cars move, …

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up …

Success

15 Behaviors That Can Make Someone Toxic To Be Around

Everyone has a few negative qualities. And you know what? That's fine. We can't all be 100 percent reasonable, and kind, and thoughtful 100 percent …

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Scary Movie (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)<p>Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those …

Horror

Old Italian Meat Sauce Recipe

"A robust hearty Italian meat and mushroom pasta sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds lean ground beef<p>1 pound …

The Best Meatballs Recipe

"I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used …

So you're thinking about investing in bitcoin? Don't

Bitcoin has become a bubble with the forces of human herd behavior, greed, and fear of missing out amplifying it<p>I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of “cryptocurrencies”, causing an …

Cryptocurrency

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

The Easiest Boeuf Bourguignon Is Made in Your Slow Cooker

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered and the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the pan from …

Slow Cookers

This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Is Better than Chipotle

Place the chipotle peppers and their sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, clove, salt, lime juice, and cider vinegar in a 7-quart or larger slow …

Cooking

Video frame rates: 24FPS vs. 30FPS vs. 60FPS explained

The first phones that came with a camera that could capture video were an amazing breakthrough. No longer did you need to lug around a second camera …

Videography

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

Why There Are So Many Glasses for Beer (and Which Goes in What Glass)

You have so many beers to choose from, and so many types of glasses to serve them in. You don’t need to buy them all, but most beers are …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Although chicken tikka is traditionally cooked in a tandoor, here we have adapted it for the slow cooker with excellent results. Because you put together the spice mixture and marinate the chicken the night before, you have little work the next day except for turning on the slow cooker. (If you …

Slow Cookers

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Is Dairy-Free

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited …

Cooking

Slow-Cooked Chile Verde Recipe (Pork or Chicken in Green Sauce)

This hearty stew, warming meal, hot because of the chilies and tangy because of the tomatillos, is as beloved in the American Southwest, where it is …

Braised chicken with olives and pine nuts recipe

This is Sicilian inspired chicken is braised in white wine, with sweet raisins, pine nuts and a lively garlic and orange-zest finish<p>This is Sicilian inspired and can be sweet-sour (in which case add the raisins) or simply savoury (in which case leave them out). Apart from a quick browning on the …

Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes</b><p>Dozens of dips to deck out your chips.<p>Vegetarian Classic <i>Pico de Gallo</i>Salting and draining the tomatoes guarantees better flavor and texture in this take on the classic Mexican condiment.<p>Cheese Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries and NachosAn ooey gooey, …

I switched from the iPhone 7 to Google's new phone and couldn’t be happier — here's why

Here are two statements that sound like opposites, but in reality, exist in parallel:<p>The iPhone 7, Apple's latest iPhone model, is an especially impressive piece of hardware. Just look at this sleek object as personal technology:<p>It's even better in person — it was my "daily driver" phone from …

Pasta so good (and spicy) you might cry

Crying spaghetti is the bomb, reports a friend, home from Seattle. Obviously. Who can resist a name like that?<p>Why, I worried, would spaghetti cry? Was it heartbreak, like the 1964 song "The Crying Game"? Was it the Troubles, like the 1992 movie "The Crying Game"? Or heartbreak, like the 2014 song …

Here's Why Weightlifting Is the Key to Weight Loss

Contrary to what you might think, lifting weights doesn't lead to gained weight (generally speaking). In fact, strength and resistance training will most definitely help you slim down and change the shape of your body.<p>Many women are scared to grab heavy dumbbells in class or at the gym for fear of …

Craster: inside Northumberland's centuries-old kipper smokehouse

'It was with a merry cry that I greeted Jeeves as he brought in the coffee and kippers.’<p>Many people when confronted with a morning kipper may feel the same as Bertie Wooster – not only is smoked herring delicious to eat but, as we now know, it’s also packed with omega-3, vitamin D, calcium, …

Literally Just 7 Really Good Dinners You Should Make This Week

Everything you need for a delicious week.

Watch the Lamborghini Huracan Performante dominate the Nurburgring

In the racing universe, 5 seconds is an eternity. Porsche will use that eternity to figure out exactly how it lost the Nürburgring production car lap record to Lamborghini's new Huracan Performante supercar.<p>The Huracan Performante ran a single lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:52.01, which …

Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps

You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your …