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Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Donald Trump

16 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it's the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. (My childhood Thanksgivings always …

Getting to Know Your Safety Pin

I’m glad you could make it to our safety-pin presentation. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, and we’re all looking for ways to make ourselves feel better. Lots of you have expressed concerns, so let’s jump right in.<p>The thing people ask me most often is, “Isn’t fastening a safety pin on your …

Race & Ethnicity

The High/Low Holiday Table: 11 Ideas to Steal from the Hudson Valley

Meet Dana McClure, Chris Lanier, and their son, Parker. Former Brooklynites—she’s an artist/textile designer, he’s a chef/food stylist—three years …

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

By Maura Judkis<p>, Reporter<p><i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s …

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10 TV shows that are too amazing to miss

From scintillating sci-fi and charming costume dramas to the series making long-awaited comebacks, here are the things to watch as the nights draw in.<p>…

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20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who Benefits From Donald Trump's Tax Plan?

Donald Trump has proposed a very detailed tax plan — but his statements on the campaign trail don't always match what his proposal would really do.<p>For instance, at a rally in Scranton, Pa., Trump promised to "massively cut taxes for the middle class, the forgotten people, the forgotten men and …

Yukon Gold Potato and Cheese Gratin

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoons unsalted butter for baking dish<br>• 1 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 cup finely chopped onion<br>• 2 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 sprigs thyme, picked<br>• 2 cups heavy cream<br>• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg<br>• Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste<br>• 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch …

Recipes

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

<i>This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.</i><p>Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place …

11 Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Fill You up for Less Than 350 Calories

These mini-meals make a great post-run snack, or afternoon pick-me-up.<p>Is there anything more satisfying than avocado toast? These 11 variations, crafted by the Rodale Test Kitchen, will tantalize your tastebuds while packing in plenty of nutrients. Avocados are great for runners, and a good source …

Thanksgiving prep: Your guide to the ultimate side dishes

RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostBill St. John prepares side dishes for thanksgiving at his home in Denver, November 03, 2016.Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9 — …

3 Mouthwatering Comfort Food Recipes From Martha Stewart

Naturally, as a respected authority in the home and lifestyle spaces, Martha Stewart has comfort food mastered. When she's not cooking fried chicken …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

Recipes

Pumpkin Yummy Dessert

<i>Pumpkin Yummy Dessert is made like a dump cake, with a pumpkin pie layer topped with a buttery cake layer. A quick and easy Thanksgiving dessert!</i>It’s …

Dessert

Donald Trump for president: Idiocracy is coming true

In 2005, Mike Judge's comedy Idiocracy depicted a future America ruled by trash culture and a blowhard celebrity president. Sound familiar?<p><i>(This piece was first published in January 2016, ahead of Donald Trump's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Mr Trump has now been elected to</i> …

How to Stop a Dog from Pulling on Its Leash

When taking a dog for a walk, <i>you</i> should guide the path of the dog —not vice versa. Besides being a minor embarrassment for its human owner, a dog who …

Dogs

How Clinton and Trump compare on all the hot-button issues this election

On November 8, voters all over the country will go to the polls to cast their ballot for the next president of the United States.<p>In one of the most divisive contests in modern political history, Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton have sparred over important …

Gun Control

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

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Open-Faced Tuna Melt Sandwich Recipe

"To take a tuna melt from good to great, it has to have all the right components. In other words, plain mayo alone won't cut it. Here's how we do it: …

Four-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies As Nutritious As Your Breakfast Cereal

“Is Teff the New Supergrain?” <i>The New York Times</i> asked in August. This ancient grain, a staple crop in Ethiopia, is so packed with vitamins and nutrients it might as well be prescribed by your doctor.<p>One cup of dry teff packs in 28 grams of protein, 16 grams of dietary fiber, 35 percent of your …

The Shrimp and Crispy Noodle Dish Designed for Weeknights

Skinny noodles become a crispy-crunchy vehicle for a quick spicy Asian-influenced tomato sauce<p>I make noodles at least three times a week, so it's rare for me to be surprised by sauce. I <i>know</i> sauce. But, to be completely honest, I didn't see this bowl of fideos (fideos=those thin, short noodles in …

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

8 Morning Smoothies To Lose Weight And Stay Fit

Smoothies are extremely remarkable means to drink down nutrients in your system. I would certainly state that 1 glass of healthy smoothie amounts to …

Add This One Ingredient to Apple Pie, Say Goodbye to Soggy Pie Crust

I love apple pie. The classic dessert evokes fall in all the best ways, making me want to pull on a thick sweater and hike on trails softly packed with pine needles, my feet crunching on a carpet of fallen leaves.<p>I've spent the past week in Vermont. The trees are afire in shades of vermillion, …

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

This yummy Thanksgiving dessert can be prepared two days before the holiday<p><b>Prep time</b>: 30 minutes<p><b>Total time</b>: 1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>Crust</b>:<p><b>Cooking spray</b><p><b>7 to</b> …

Star Wars: The State of the Empire and the Jedi in Rogue One

No matter what galaxy you're from, history is written by the victors.<p>When it hits theaters this week, Rogue One will have the distinction of being …

Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe, The Italian Mac And Cheese

Cacio E Pepe<p>Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe The Real Italian Macaroni and Cheese Recipe<p>This is not a drill. The REAL mac and cheese is unveiled in this cacio e pepe recipe which calls for lovers of cheese and very little effort. Try it now or regret it forever.<p><i>Watch video Recipe:</i><p><i>Pasta Cacio e Pepe | The</i> …