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Taking a Trip, Literally, on Colorado’s Pot Trail

We were somewhere north of Denver, not far from the pot farm, when my neighbor on the party bus pulled hard on his pipe and said: “Know what it is I love about this country? Everyone gets stoned.”<p>He was a big, bearded fellow who had come up from his cattle ranch in Kansas, and though he didn’t seem …

Cannabis

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

4 Easy Puff Pastry Recipes That'll Fool Them All

Puff pastry is the most delicious thing on God's green Earth, and makes simple things look so fancy people will ask what patisserie you went to.<p>There are few things more delicious than flaky, buttery puff pastry. Whether it's on top of a meat pie, under a layer of caramelized onions, surrounding a …

Puff Pastry

sheet pan chicken tikka

In the game of weeknight cooking — which I feel, at best, is rigged and not in our favor especially if you (or you and your partner) are out working …

Sparkling Cucumber Mojito

<b>Ingredients</b><p>½ ounce simple syrup<br>• 4 mint leaves<br>• 1 lengthwise slice of cucumber<br>• 1 ounce lime juice<br>• 1 ½ ounces white or silver rum, like Bacardi<br>• 3- 4 ounces club soda or sparkling mineral water<br>• 1 sprig mint for garnish<p><b>Preparation</b><p>In a tall glass, muddle the 4 mint leaves with the simple syrup. Place the …

Cucumber

13 Easy and Elegant Recipes for Your Easter Brunch Buffet

Entertaining this Easter or need a last-minute dish to bring a dish to a buffet? From a crowd-pleasing smoked salmon spread to a make-ahead spinach and cheese strata, these recipes are all elegant <i>and</i> easy to make!<p><b>1. Smoked Salmon Spread</b><p>Bring in some fresh bagels and serve this delicious smoked …

Breakfast

Art, Wall Art: Affordable Art and Wall Decor Ideas, Plus Cheap Online Sources for Art

One perk to having your own space is being able to decorate it just the way you want. Finding just the right furniture that serves all your needs, and spicing it up with decor and art on your walls that you enjoy looking at every day. All of this can be expensive, though, so we're here to show you …

Where Travel Bloggers Are Taking Their Kids On Vacation This Summer

Need an idea for a family-friendly getaway? Get inspired by where these bloggers are travelling with their kids.<p>Since I cover travel for <i>Parents</i> magazine—and get paid to learn all about fun destinations for families (lucky, I know)—I'm often asked where I'm going on vacation. Truth is, we haven't …

This Avocado Magician Will Make All Your Dreams Come True

We already know that avocados make for a great a breakfast toast topper and an excellent guacamole feast.<p>But THIS takes their magic to a whole new level, with recipes we never dreamed would be so simple. Behold, the creations of food artist Colette Dike, whose blog Food Deco provides all the …

Breakfast

Paleo Blueberry Chocolate Macaroons For Epic Snacking

<i>These paleo blueberry chocolate macaroons are bursting with sweet wild blueberries and dipped in creamy dark chocolate. They make for an easy, no fuss paleo dessert!</i><p>Let’s discuss the difference between macaroons and macarons. Macaroons, like these, are a basically a bunch of coconut held together …

Dessert

There's Nothing Hokey About Making Poké

6 easy steps to making Hawaii in a bowl. Yep: It's tuna poké.<p>So fresh. So clean. So… Hawaiian. Who wouldn’t want to ride the current wave of bright, colorful tuna bowls? Here are the 6 easy steps to making poké at home.<p>1. The Tuna<p>Use quality fish from a source you trust. To make four bowls, buy ¾ …

Sushi

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch) Recipe - Chowhound

When we made this drink for our Burrito Bar, we ended up spiking it with vodka. If you choose to do the same, simply add as much high-quality vodka …

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>Nonstick baking spray or unsalted butter<br>• 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon cinnamon<br>• 1 teaspoon allspice<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) packed dark brown sugar<br>• 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 cup canola …

Dessert

TODAY Food Club

Take a seat at our table! Share recipes, join our Kitchen Q&A, get our weekly newsletter, and connect with cooks like you.<p>Growing up in Australia my mother was often influenced by Asian flavors. I've tweaked this slightly over the years but it's amazing how 5 simple ingredients can create huge …

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

Healthy eating is a skill that not all of us have mastered. If it's not your forte, allow us to let you in on a little secret: it's all about the meal planning. Dedicating a little time to stocking your fridge with healthy foods that you like to eat makes it a no-brainer next time you need to make …

Healthy Eating

Noam Chomsky: “I have never seen such lunatics in the political system”

The philosopher and linguist lays waste to the Republican field and sounds the alarm about Hillary’s foreign policy<p><b>Professor Chomsky was interviewed in Boston by the writer and activist Simone Chun for the Hankyoreh newspaper. Here is the English translation of the interview, courtesy of Ms. Chun.</b> …

North Korea

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

With the right foods waiting for you in the fridge, eating healthy is a breeze. But what recipes to make? Lucky for you, we have five perfect dishes that'll encourage you to make healthy choices all week.<p>As part of our month-long Eat Well, Feel Great Challenge, we found recipes for you to prep on …

Healthy Eating

This Jambalaya Is a Spicy-Food Lover's Dream

Meet Carrie Pacini, our Readers' Choice Week winner for your best spicy recipe.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen selected their favorite submissions in the</i> …

Cooking

5 Essential Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

Most common career advice is worthless. It's the stuff no one tells you that can make all the difference.<p>Let me guess, in high school, college and early adulthood you probably received a lot of career advice. Most of it was well-intentioned, but how much of it ended up actually being useful?<p>If …

Employment

16 Easy Ways to Eat Vegan at Breakfast & Lunch (No Eggs in Sight)

In 2015, it was as if the whole food media world woke up and rediscovered eggs (which have existed, you know, for quite some time).<p>The inundation of egg sandwiches and fried eggs and poached eggs and scrambled eggs and eggs-in-holes has been so dramatic that the phrase "Put an egg on it!" is …

These 7 Amazing Egg Pairings Will Transform Your Breakfast

Starting the morning sunny side up is infinitely easier with the assistance of a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast. (A piping hot latte also helps.) However, finding time in the a.m. to play chef is hard -- unless, of course, we're talking about super simple recipes.<p>In partnership with American …

Breakfast

TODAY Food Club

Take a seat at our table! Share recipes, join our Kitchen Q&A, get our weekly newsletter, and connect with cooks like you.<p>A Whole 30 and Paleo-Friendly Breakfast Sandwich made with sweet potato buns, chicken, orange zest and poached egg.<p>Sweet Potato Bun Breakfast Sandwich

A Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta That's Anything But Boring

Who says cauliflower is boring? When it's deeply roasted and tossed with hot, cheesy pasta, it's anything but.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own …

Cauliflower

Science Explains Why You Love Morgan Freeman's Voice

What is it about Morgan Freeman’s voice that makes us love it so, tasking it to play the voice of God in movies or to guide us safely to our …

Psychology

Women attracted to dark and brooding men because they want to find a mate

Researchers say women like men with 'Dark Triad' features because of a primitive desire to find a mate who appears mentally strong, confident and physically attractive<p>Women really are drawn to men with the dark, brooding looks that suggest they are mad, bad or dangerous to know, according to new …

Psychology

8 toys to encourage and empower girls in STEM this summer

Are parents part of the problem when it comes to encouraging girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)?<p>When parents of 1,000 school-aged children were asked about their perceptions of engineering, they used words such as "skilled," "important," and "creative," according to a …

Kids

Teacher at elite New York City high school has a serious beef with Teach for America — here's why

The celebration was billed as the biggest event in the history of TFA — which recruits high-achieving recent college graduates to teach in poor schools.<p>TFA members gathered to reflect on the organization's accomplishments and discuss the current state of education reform. It culminated with a …

Education

Bacon and blue cheese mayo! 5 ways to upgrade mayonnaise - TODAY.com

Andrea Lynn<p>Boosting mayonnaise is one of the quickest ways to add easy creativity to a variety of meals. The options for use are endless— from spreading onto sandwiches and drizzling onto hot dogs to dolloping onto burgers. Whether it’s the restaurant-taste of the garlic aioli or the Asian flair of …

Blue Cheese

Chocolate-Chocolate Macarons

These light and rich chocolate sandwich cookies are stuffed with Nutella—does dessert get any better than this? <b>Slideshow:</b> More Gluten-Free Dessert …

Food

Jamaican-Style Jerk Spareribs

On Jamaica's Boston Beach, grill masters slowly cook a side of jerk pork for hours, until the skin is crispy and the meat is moist and flecked with …

Food