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Really Good Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings Recipe

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The secret to baked wings that taste just like real-deal, deep-fried Buffalo wings? Some baking powder. But, of course, this wouldn't be The Food Lab unless we tested 28 variations first to confirm.<p>Why It Works<p>Air-drying the wings overnight helps them crisp up …

Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake

I am a big fan of fruit and chocolate together. Like, a <i>giant</i> fan of it. If fruit and chocolate had a mom, I would be a bigger fan of them than their …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nutrition

Crock Pot Ham for the Easiest Easter Ever!

Crock pot ham may be the easiest holiday meal ever. Utilize your slow cooker to do all the work during the holidays and slow cook a Maple Glazed Ham!<p>Growing up, I remember my mom baking a ham in the oven for hours. Our kitchen was stifling hot, all for the precious holiday ham. Gone are the days of …

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The Food Lab: Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings With Xi'an Flavors Bring the Heat

I'd put chicken wings right up there with pizza and nachos as official candidates for foods-that-should-be-their-own-food-group, and while Buffalo-style wings, with their hot, drippy, tangy, buttery, garlicky sauce, might be the reigning champion of the category,* there are an awful lot of scrappy …

Cooking

Recipe Update: Check Out the Latest Versions of Our Chili Recipes

I recently published an article about how to make real Texas <i>Chile Con Carne</i> in a pressure cooker in just about an hour. It was based largely on my original Dutch oven version of Texas Chile Con Carne, but when writing the new recipe, it occurred to me that over the years, I've learned a few things …

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DIY Animated Loading Message Birthday Card

Now that it’s been 20 years since Windows 95 came out, make your longtime PC-loving friend a birthday card that illustrates their advanced age by referencing that ancient operating system with this diabolically clever DIY animated loading message birthday card tutorial by Instructables member …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

The Best Spiced Nuts From Trader Joe's

By the time the holidays roll around, I always have a ridiculously long list of recipes I want to make. I imagine myself whipping up seven different appetizers for a cocktail party at home with friends, baking gorgeous desserts for the neighbors, and wowing everyone at the work potluck with my …

How to Wash Your Bike

Four common missteps—and three tips to a fast cleanup.<p><b>WHILE THERE ARE SOME OVERZEALOUS ODDBALLS</b> out there who meticulously polish their headset spacers with Q-tips, most of us treat bike cleaning as a quick chore—if we do it at all.<p>But in your rush to get the job done, you can make mistakes that …

Cycling

3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

New York City

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are …

Automotive Industry

15 Battle Rope Arm Exercises: Wind Sprints for Your Arms | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to cardio, I’m one of those people who like to get it done as fast as possible. Jogging long-distance or spending thirty minutes on an …

The Only 5 Kitchen Tools You Really Need — & How To Use Them For Everything

Once upon a time, when I was a very young person living in a reasonably priced, moderately sized apartment in the suburbs, I owned this thing called …

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