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The 3-Ingredient, Microwavable Treat That Got Me Through College

It was my senior year of college and my journalism professor had assigned us the fairly straightforward task of making a dish and writing about it. But I had a problem: I lived in a sorority house where an antiquated microwave, communal refrigerator, and beat-up toaster comprised our entire kitchen.<p>…

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Tutorials

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

Australians are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Biscuits and gravy just like your southern grandma used to make

In the South, good biscuits are a point of pride. And how to make the best are a matter of debate. Dense and buttery? Soft and flaky? Lard or butter? …

The 11 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden …

Here’s How to Create Magical Nighttime Landscape Photos with a Simple Photoshop Trick (VIDEO)

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit …

The Secret to Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Daniel Patterson's technique makes what Justin Chapple calls the "best ever scrambled eggs."<p>When it comes to scrambled eggs, there's no shortage of …

This Instant Pot Thai Chicken Will Rock Your World

The Instant Pot is a weeknight wonder for its ability to produce flavorful meals in lightning-fast time. The seven-in-one appliance makes it possible …

Recipes

Simple Fresh Peach Crisp

In summer when peaches are at their peak, there is nothing better than enjoying the sweet and juicy fruit. And eating one out of hand is a good way, …

Easy Scones Recipe

This recipe for scones is really easy to make and the scones are light, flaky and buttery. It's a basic recipe made with dried currants, which is …

Culinary SOS: Brown Sugar Kitchen's waffle recipe

The best waffles commercially available, I am prepared to state, come from Brown Sugar Kitchen, a small, fragrant breakfast diner on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.<p>The waffles, Tanya Holland's cornmeal-enhanced riff on Marion Cunningham's famous yeasted waffles, are crisp, light and so violently …

3 Great Ways to Create Black and White Photos in Lightroom

In this Lightroom tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson will convert a simple landscape photo to black and white and use the scrubby finger and sliders in the …

Check Out this Helpful Tutorial Covering the Basics of How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it helps us sharpen images which, for whatever reason, might look softer than we hoped when we shot …

Great Tip: How to Use Photoshop to Blend Multiple Exposures to Create One Perfect Shot (VIDEO)

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how …

The Truth About Caramelizing Onions

"It might be the most valuable journalistic work I’ve ever done."<p>That's reporter Tom Scocca, who has covered presidential elections and the Supreme Court nominations, reflecting on a piece he wrote five years ago for Slate in which he snuffed out <b>recipe writers' biggest, baddest fib</b>: the time it …

All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes Explained | Required Learning For Best Photoshop Results

Pareto’s principle isn’t just something to throw into a theoretical mix in business school, but something pervasive throughout (arguably), …

How to Add Color to a Grey Background in Photoshop

Adding color to an otherwise boring grey background in Adobe Photoshop isn't terribly complicated. In this short video tutorial, I'll show you how to …

Up Your Cereal Game With These Fruity Pebbles Cereal Shots

Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to cereal, we're here to surprise you with these milk and cereal shots. Fruity Pebbles and marshmallows molded into shot glasses, coated with milk chocolate, and filled with milk? You've never been able to enjoy your breakfast like this before! …

Breakfast

Unlock the Hidden Power of Lightroom with These Quick Tips from Anthony Morganti (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar …

Tutorials

Our Top 16 Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2016

We really took on the slow cooker in 2016, publishing dozens of recipes and articles and equipment reviews. Here are our 16 most popular recipes, …

Better-Than-Take-Out Sesame Chicken

Although a traditionally Asian dish, sesame chicken has become a staple in our dine-in/take-out diets. Who doesn't love the crunchy exterior mixed with that amazing, sweet sesame glaze? And now you don't have to make a run to Panda Express or call in a delivery — you can make this delicious dish at …

Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

<i>This crockpot version of scalloped potatoes is so EASY, creamy, tender and cheesy! And it frees up your oven space!</i>In an ideal world, we would all …

Cooking

Breakfast Casserole in a Slow Cooker Recipe

"Cooks while you sleep! Some fun variations of this recipe: before cooking (during prep) you can add chunks of sourdough bread, diced chiles, salsa, …

Frank Camorra's macaroni and cheese

Method<p>Put the macaroni in a pot of boiling salted water and cook for eight-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and refresh in iced water, then drain …

How To Create a Professional Calendar in Photoshop

December 9, 2016, Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, 614 views<p>In this tutorial, we’ll see how to create a professional calendar using Adobe Photoshop CC …

The best pancake recipes

There's no need to wait until Shrove Tuesday to get your pancake fix - these recipes make the perfect weekend brunch.<p>Pancakes are quick, easy and always a crowd-pleaser for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner).<p>Here, we have compiled our our favourite pancake recipes. There really is something for …

Skip the Gym - Do This 10 Minute Workout Instead

Why Your Fitness Goals Have Failed<p>Unfortunately, most of us are not blessed with a love for the gym. It’s a mundane stomping ground that we only …

17 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Use Up That Box of Puff Pastry

It’s happened to the best of us. You use one sheet of puff pastry to make pigs in a blanket, and the other one is left to either dry out in the fridge or get freezer burn — <i>RIP.</i> That’s no way to handle the flaky dough that’s treated you to so many delicious Danishes and croissants. You need to get …