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Kauaʻi with kids: top family activities on the Garden Isle

Lonely Planet writer Andy Murdock takes his kids to the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi for some outdoor adventures. After playing botanist in Limahuli Garden, taking a dip in the azure waters of Hanalei Bay and contemplating the sheer cliffs of the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific', he discovers he might …

Family Time: 5 Cool Places to Sleep

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. No matter who you’re traveling with, here are five intriguing and unusual places to lay your head that are bound to please everyone in your brood.<p>> Glass Igloos<p><b>Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland)</b><p>No night-lights or tech toys …

The 10 Best Amusement Parks for Families

Providing picture-perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime, amusement parks are ideal places for family fun, but not all parks are designed for smaller visitors. Featuring the conveniences and necessities that children demand and parents appreciate, the country's 10 best family-friendly …

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Corinthian Colleges shuts remaining 28 campuses

For-profit college provider Corinthian Colleges said Sunday it had ceased nearly all operations and had stopped instruction at its remaining 28 physical campuses.<p>The decision affects students at its Heald College system, including 10 locations in California, one in Oregon, and one in Hawaii, as …

Pork Chops With White Wine and Leek Pan Sauce Recipe

Creating a pan sauce that has body and richness doesn't just happen by mistake: You have to use certain techniques to get there. In this easy dinner, pork chops are served with a light, bright pan sauce made from leeks, white wine, chicken stock, and lemon zest. The leeks, though, add more than …

Honey and Marmalade Sour Recipe

Orange marmalade may be sweet, but it also offers an underlying bitterness reminiscent of burnt caramel. Lemon juice helps the citrus sing while honey mellows the whole thing out in this intensely flavorful vodka sour. It's the kind of versatile cocktail that's equally appropriate day or night, all …

Mozzarella-Stuffed Crispy Baked Onion Rings Recipe

If you've ever struggled to choose between mozzarella sticks and onion rings, you know how difficult ordering bar food can be. But what if there was an appetizer that combined them both, so you'd never have to face such a cruel and impossible decision again? Under the working theory that nothing …

Strawberry-Mint Sparkler Recipe

Juicy summer strawberries are combined with tart lime juice and bright mint in this sweet and sour effervescent vodka cocktail. It's light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable. Do consider adjusting the amount of simple syrup depending on the sweetness of your strawberries.<p><b>Note:</b> To make …

Sierra Madre Sunrise Recipe

This mezcal drink, made with bittersweet Aperol and fresh lemon, can go two ways: with Angostura bitters, it's spicy-earthy-cinnamony. Or try chocolate bitters, which play up the sweet and bitter orange flavors in the Aperol.<p><b>Read more: Get Mixing With Mezcal: Sierra Madre Sunrise</b><p>Ingredients1 ounce …

Grilled King Salmon With Walnut Tarator and Cherry Tomato Salad From 'A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus'

Salmon is perked up with tarator, a Turkish sauce made with walnuts, bread, lemon, garlic, and olive oil. [Photograph: Jim Henkens]<p>If summer has already left you where you are, bookmark this recipe from chef Renee Erickson's new <i>A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus</i> for next year; it's worth remembering. She …

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gingerbread Recipe

The recipe combines two classic fall quick breads: pumpkin and gingerbread. It grabs the ginger and molasses from a classic gingerbread and adds just enough pumpkin for moistness without adding too much pumpkin flavor. Think of it as a really spicy variation of your favorite pumpkin bread.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Beer-Basted German Sausages With Quick-Pickled Peppers and Onions Recipe

Roasted in the oven and basted with beer, these German-style pork sausages turn out juicy, tender, and lightly browned all over. Quick-pickled peppers and onions, meanwhile, add a flavorful, bright counterpoint.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sweet peppers and onions are bathed in an tart cider-vinegar …

Pear Whole-Wheat Crumb Cake From 'Huckleberry'

The dense, nutty flavor of this cake from Zoe Nathan's <i>Huckleberry</i> reminds me of the skin of a Bosc pear: tan and textured, but ultimately yielding to something sweet. And it's no coincidence that this cake boasts three pears' worth of fruit. They're used to separate a layer of oat and almond flour …

Mushroom-Stuffed Hamburger Meatloaf With Beer-Cheese Sauce Recipe

Inspired by a campfire hamburger tradition, this unusual take on meatloaf is loaded with onions, garlic, pickles, and mushrooms, then topped with a rich beer-cheese sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sautéed onions and garlic join ketchup, steak sauce, mustard and finely chopped pickles to infuse the meat …

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf "Cupcakes" Recipe

Individual serving-sized chicken meatloaves baked in a cupcake pan house a secret melted blue cheese center. Celery and homemade wing sauce complete the mashup between two comfort classics. Our recipe uses a touch of gelatin to help keep the meatloaf tender and moist.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Bloomed …

Crispy Baked Pasta With Mushrooms, Sausage, and Parmesan Cream Sauce Recipe

This recipe starts off with crumbled Italian sausage cooked down in a bit of butter. I sauté a few types of mushrooms in the rendered fat, then flavor them with shallots, garlic, and a little bit of soy sauce and lemon juice (this helps bring out their savoriness while also lightening them up). …

Crab Balls From 'Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food'

A crab cake needs only a couple of things to win me over: it has to be mostly crab, and the crab has to be fresh. Those caveats aside, I'm happy to eat nearly any variation. And I was VERY happy to eat Nigel Slater's version from his newest cookbook, <i>Eat.</i> Simple and smart, they only require throwing …

Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake Recipe

Smooth peanut butter and butter pecan ice cream create layers of nutty flavor in this sweet, salty take on the classic peanut butter cup.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Butter pecan ice cream along with chocolate in the base gives an extra nutty boost.<br>• A pinch of salt brings out the peanut butter …

Waffle-Iron Hash Browns Recipe

Using the waffle iron to make hash browns means you get crunchy bits on both sides. You get silky smooth potato inside. And you get all of this without having to flip the potatoes or fuss over them in the pan. You may never make hash browns any other way again.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Squeezing the …

Cheddar-Stuffed Jalapeño Meatloaf with Chili Glaze Recipe

This slightly spicy meatloaf is flavored with ancho chili, sautéed jalapeños, onions, and garlic. Bloomed gelatin, chicken stock, and eggs, coupled with ground Saltine crackers, keep it moist, while a molten cheddar cheese core oozes out when you slice it open. Homemade chili sauce forms a …

White IPA Recipe

Equal parts of strong, hoppy IPA and bright, citrusy witbier combine in this simple, two-ingredient cocktail.<p><b>Read more: Beyond the Black and Tan: 4 Great Beer Blends to Try</b><p>Ingredients6 ounces IPA, like Ruination IPA6 ounces sweet and citrusy witbier, like Hitachino Nest<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Combine both …

Marmalade Chicken From 'Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food'

This is as simple as it gets, and it's perfect for a busy night. For this recipe from his newest cookbook, <i>Eat,</i> Nigel Slater combines marmalade and whole-grain mustard, pours the mixture over chicken legs, and bakes them. Then he...Nope, that's it, and they're terrific. They hit the table glazed, …

Microwave Rocky Road Sponge Cakes Recipe

Rocky road is a classic ice cream. While today's versions often feature almonds, the original Rocky Road was made with walnuts and that is how Alex likes it. These chocolate sponge cakes are studded with small pieces of marshmallow and walnut in our twist on the original ice cream flavor.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Candy Apple Recipe

Toasty, malty, and a little nutty, a good brown ale is plenty complex in its own right. But sometimes I find myself wishing it packed just a little more punch. Enter hard cider. This simple two-ingredient cocktail manages to highlight the mouth-coating caramel-toffee quality of the brown, cut with …

Moroccan Pot Roast With Dried Cherry Couscous Recipe

It's important to build the flavors for this slow-cooked, Moroccan-inspired beef pot roast: we use a tomato braising liquid that's spiked with a lemony mint puree and ras-el-hanout, a Moroccan spice mixture. It's served with tart, dried cherry-specked Israeli couscous that's brightened with a touch …

Spiced Sesame Lamb With Cucumber and Yogurt From 'Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food'

These ground lamb patties from Nigel Slater's newest cookbook, <i>Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food</i>, are boldly seasoned with black mustard seeds, garam masala, and green onions, with a good handful of sesame seeds for a nutty crunch. Pressed very thin and fried until crisp, they have the savory …

The Best Apple Crisp Recipe

Easier than pie and just as—if not more—delicious, crisp is the shortest route to fruit dessert happiness. And while this recipe calls for apples, the buttery, lemon-nutmeg pecan topping (loosely adapted from chef Suzanne Drexhage of Berkeley's Bartavelle) is equally at home on berries, peaches, or …

Gooey Honey Blondies From 'Ovenly'

Square and blonde and sweet all over, this <i>Ovenly</i> recipe is made with a combination of dark brown sugar, light brown sugar, and a heap of honey. Chunks of raw pecans keep them from being cloyingly sweet, and a teaspoon of salt makes all the flavors pop.<p><b>Tips:</b> Using chocolate that's 60% cacao or …

Better Than Snickers Milkshake Recipe

This extra-thick milkshake has all the flavors of a classic Snickers bar: caramel, chocolate, and peanuts.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A generous serving of caramel ice cream yields an extra-thick shake.<br>• Crunchy chopped peanuts on top are a textural match for a Snickers bar, while smooth peanut butter …