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9 Ways You're Ruining Your Pasta, From an Expert Chef

In 2017, Italy landed the No. 1 spot on the Bloomberg Global Health Index. Eating all that pasta pays off.<p>If there’s a chef in the U.S. who can offer …

Italian Food

Go Here: Trek and Take It Easy at Sol Duc Falls & Hot Springs

Olympic National Park caught my eye for many reasons, but as real estate agents love to tout, they all came down to location, location, location. …

Hiking

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

Nutrition

An idiot-proof method for making perfect rice

I am prone to using as many shortcuts as I can in the kitchen. Not to Sandra Lee <i>Semi-Homemade-</i>level extremes, but if I can spy an easy out, I’ll take …

Food & Dining

17 Ketogenic Dinner Recipes for Lazy Cooks

Feed the whole family, whip up something fun <i>and</i> stick to the ketogenic diet? It’s tough to do it all. Especially when eating keto means buying a ton …

Cooking

Six of the best Irish recipes for St Patrick's Day

<b>Boiled ham with cabbage and parsley sauce (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>3-4 hr</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>1 ham on the bone</b>,soaked in water overnight<b><br>300ml milk</b><b><br>1 handful parsley leaves</b>, finely chopped<b><br>1 bay leaf</b><b><br>½ tbsp black peppercorns</b><b><br>1 shallot</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>25g butter</b><b><br>50g plain flour</b><b><br>1 tsp mustard</b><b><br>30ml double</b> …

Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread with Raisins Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2018<p>In this healthy whole-wheat Irish soda bread recipe, the addition of fruit and caraway seeds is often …

Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and tomato …

Slow Cookers

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

2018 Bible of Bike Tests: Marquette, Michigan

Marquette built a riding utopia — and didn't ask for permission<p><i>Isn't it supposed to be tame here? A fest of vanilla, hamster wheels of loops within</i> …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

30 Ways to Get Fit Without Joining a Gym

No offense, but statistics show you probably won't use that gym membership. Save your cash and still get in shape this winter with these 30 simple tips.<p>Winter training season—otherwise known as “Oh my God, what have I done to myself for the past month, who ate all those holiday cookies?” season—is …

Boot Camp

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Cooking Rice

Here's how to fix it once and for all.<p>Cooking rice on the stovetop or in the oven can prove surprisingly difficult. But unless you have a rice cooker …

Country Lifestyle

How to Make Easy Turkey (or Chicken) Gravy

01 of 07<p>How to Make Easy Turkey Gravy<p>Use turkey stock to make this easy gravy if you can find it, or use a good quality low sodium chicken stock. You …

Homemade

Mexican-Style Pickled Carrots

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Meet the spicy pickled carrots that are about to forever change your Taco Tuesday or even just your snack-dinner …

Carrots

For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique

When it comes to chicken, some cooks are beholden to the breast, but I’m a thigh girl—no ifs, ands, or buts.<p>I get the appeal of breasts. They’re easy on the eyes, unfussy, and dependable—the food equivalent of having a crush on the pretty-boy next door. Thighs, on the other hand, are rougher around …

Chai teacake with cinnamon dusting

ImageByPaul WestAbstractTeacakes are easy to make and even easier to devour. This has spicy notes of chai tea and a sweet cinnamon dusting.

Chai

Classic Peruvian Ceviche

Like carpaccio, ceviche is a raw fish recipe that modern cooks just love to play with. The citrus-marinated seafood dish originates in Peru and is …

South America

Making brown rice? Don't follow the instructions on the box

When I was a kid, brown rice felt like punishment. Like the ever-increasing amount of whole wheat flour that would appear in my mom’s pancakes and waffles, brown rice with dinner felt like we had done something really wrong.<p>My mom would always scorch it, informing us that, in other parts of the …

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

9 Celebrity Nutritionist–Approved Ways to Beat Your Sugar Cravings

As I sit here writing this, I'm munching on a pink Himalayan–salted dark chocolate caramel bar. I don't even like dark chocolate, but this particular …

Fix Anthony Bourdain's lasagne Bolognese recipe for your weekend project

Imagine a heavy baking dish loaded with layer after layer of rich bechamel sauce, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, noodles, slow-cooked Bolognese sauce, topped with a layer of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and baked to browned and bubbly perfection. That's how Anthony Bourdain imagines lasagna, …

Italian Food

You've Never Seen a Record Player Like This Before

Record players have worked pretty much the same since their inception. Sure they’ve gotten smaller, lighter and digital-er, but the core …

Vinyl Records

The cord-cutter's guide to the best indoor antennas

Indoor antennas are pretty cheap, but our tests of six popular models did reveal some differences. Here's how they stack up.<p>You don't need to spend much money to get free TV. Indoor antennas cost as little as $10 and let you watch free TV programs over the air with your current television.<p>That's …

Televisions

Eggplant Stuffed with Lamb and Feta Recipe

"Eggplant halves are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of lamb, feta, and spices. Complete this meal with a green salad and crusty bread - easy enough …

Eggplant

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Old Technology

Even if you are building a brand new computer, odds are you have some old gear around the house you’d like to get as much life out of as possible. …

Raspberry Pi

Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables

Jim Clendenen's version of this classic French stew, called <i>navarin d'agneau</i>, was inspired by vegetables from an extraordinary organic produce …

Food

Slow Cooker Burmese Chicken and Noodles - Best Sophisticated Crock Pot Recipes - Pictures - Chowhound

An easy recipe for Burmese-style noodles with braised chicken thighs, coconut milk, and turmeric.<p>I first ate this noodle dish at Yamo, a …

The Secret to Great Rugelach

New York City’s Breads Bakery has become known for its flaky chocolate babka, but real fans know that baker Uri Scheft’s rugelach — those almost croissant-like, stuffed flaky cookies — are not to be missed. Out now is Scheft’s first cookbook, <i>Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking</i>. And …

Baking

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert