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Skirt Steak Recipes

Tender and juicy skirt steak is perfect for marinades. The seasonings cook nicely with this tender steak and create savory and delicious dishes like …

Cooking

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

Shopping

7 Foods with More Protein Than a Chicken Breast

Because after a while chicken starts to taste like paper.<p>Shutterstock/Amanda Becker<p>We’re totally on team chicken breast. It’s incredibly lean! It’s got a ton of filling protein! But every once in a while, you might get bored of chowing down on the same old bird. (<i>Want to burn fat and still chow</i> …

Nutrition

The mindful way to distract you from your cravings

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know you've had that moment -- that sudden desire -- to eat something with no rational reason.<p>This is the classic sign of a food craving, but little good generally comes from it.<p>"Most cravings are emotional, and there's a difference between emotional hunger and actual hunger," says Mary …

University of London

Adding Plain Water To Your Terrible Diet Will Make You Lose Weight

Kids who drink water or even milk eat less junk food.<p>Kids, if it wasn’t obvious already, should be drinking water, not sugary soft drinks. Adding plain old water to the diets of overweight youngsters not only reduced their intake of sugary drinks, but the kids also ate less overall and reduced …

17 Kitchen Skills You Should Master by the Time You're 30

<i>By: Julianne Feder</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>When you're younger, it's perfectly acceptable if your kitchen skills are limited to hitting a couple buttons on the microwave or asking mom what's for dinner. By the time you're 30, though, it's time to step it up by mastering a few legitimate …

Knives

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

Gilmore Girls

Watch: Gordon Ramsay Offers '10 Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips'

Shouty chef Gordon Ramsay is known for putting professional cooks through the ringer on television, but in this video, he's here to offer some sage advice to the amateur at home. Ramsay serves up 10 tips that are simple, but can improve anyone's home cooking game.<p>First on the agenda is chopping …

Food

Beef Short Rib Stew

<i>Crock-Pot Kalbijjim</i><p>This dish simply speaks to us—a recipe that uses traditional Korean flavors but with a preparation that is wholly American. The …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Rejoice! You Can Finally Make These Top-Secret Hillstone Recipes at Home

The good news: We got ahold of 8 top-secret Hillstone recipes. The bad news: Even we couldn't get a copy of that infamous spinach-artichoke dip recipe.<p>When deputy editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> set out to learn the secrets of America's favorite restaurant, Hillstone (you might know it as Houston's, R+D …

The Most Beautiful, Little-Known Spots in the American West

<i>By: Jay Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Zack Frank/Shutterstock</i><p>Yeah, we get it. You've ogled Yosemite's Half Dome. You've bathed in Yellowstone's Old Faithful. But just because you live-tweeted your Aspen ski vacation or your family trip to the Grand Canyon doesn't mean you've seen the American West. Because you …

Mark Twain

Saddest Study Ever Links Eating Carbs to Lung Cancer

Bad news for bread lovers.<p>It pains us to report this news: A new study has found foods with a high glycemic index like white bread and bagels could …

Cancer

14 All-American Burgers You Should Be Eating

What's not to love about a classic burger? Sometimes there's nothing better than a juicy patty on a warmly toasted bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato and tasty condiments. Here are 14 All-American burgers that'll make you wish it was barbecue season already:<p><b>1. BURGER DU NORD - Cafe du</b> …

San Francisco

German Beer Bread With Rosemary Butter

This German Beer Bread is "knock-your-socks-off" delicious and is the perfect companion for almost any meal. Made with organic ingredients, this German Pilsner made by Pinkus, is cool light and crisp, the perfect base for this divine bread. Over the years I have found, the lighter the beer (in …

Baking

Sweets for Your Sweet: 7 Must-Do Desserts for Couples

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by sharing a dessert with your honey? Restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their awesome meals. From cakes to custards and ice creams (or heck, even donuts!) -- get ready to fall head-over-heels for …

Dessert

3 Chef Tricks to Upgrade Healthy Dishes

Three chefs reveal how they bump up the flavor in healthy dishes and replace the richness of fat.<p><b>SALSA VERDE</b><br>“I make a big batch with tomatillos, …

Food

Stew Science: Is It Really Better the Next Day?

It's a phrase you hear all the time: "This [stew] [soup] [long-cooked-thing-X] will be even better the next day!" It's an appealing prospect. Most foods are best when they're at their freshest, but a dish you can make in one large batch that doesn't just hold up, but actually improves with time? …

Take Better Photos in the Mountains – Part 1

Like many “pros” out there, I’m a self-taught photographer—after all photography itself is not that complicated. Over the years I’ve become a lot more efficient at capturing the outdoors, but my style has never changed. Everyone has their own style, and that’s not something that should be force …

Secret Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants That Famous Chefs Love

<i>What's the most memorable hole-in-the-wall restaurant you've ever been to?</i> <br>Arnold's Country Kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee.<br>—Carla Hall, co-host, …

North Carolina