Valdis Svans

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A Tax-Free Retirement Strategy In Trump's New Tax Plan

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creates an opportunity for retirees to pay attention to the new rules in effect, now that the tax filing deadline has passed and most accountants have more time to create a tax road map with all the financial accounts. The goal of creating a tax road map is to determine …


Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. During the last minute of cooking, add peas; drain.<p>Step …


How to Grill the Manliest Cut of Meat

It's big, cooked on an open flame and it will impress the hell out of your dinner guests.


Europe On Eve Of WWI Vs Today

Europe Before World War I Vs Today<p>When Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on June 28, …

World History

Monster Fish!

Fishing for Monster Marlin<p>Both of the largest species —blue marlin and black marlin — grow to nearly 1,500 pounds or more. IGFA world records: 1,402 …


I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …



ARGENTINA: CHURRASCO<p>Technically, churrasco is a general term referring to meats prepared on the grill, but typically all of these will be marinated …

Gochujang-Marinated Skirt Steak

4 servings<p>Skirt steak is the ultimate summer steak for grilling—quick cooking, buttery, and versatile.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste), plus more for serving<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grill<p>3 tablespoons plus ½ cup seasoned rice vinegar<p>Kosher …


Braised Oxtail with Butter Beans Recipe on Food52

<b>Serves: 4–6</b><p>3 pounds oxtail<br>• Olive oil<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons canola oil<br>• 2 tablespoons dark rum<br>• 2 plum tomatoes, chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, grated<br>• 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated<br>• 4 sprigs thyme<br>• 2 fresh bay leaves<br>• 1 large onion, …


Here's Why Your Butcher Wishes You'd Stop Ordering Hanger Steak

Just give it up already.<p>There are certain steak cuts that carnivores have come to love. They’re prized for their tenderness, like the filet mignon, and amazing flavor, like the porterhouse. But we shouldn’t order them every time just because they’re delicious.<p>And there’s one cut of meat in …


Matambre: Argentinian Stuffed Flank Steak

Shares 136.37K<p>Last updated on February 13th, 2017 at 09:49 am<p>Matambre: An Argentinian Stuffed flank steak with hard boiled eggs, bell peppers and a …

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Recipe

Shares 18K<p>I’ve been waiting to make bacon-wrapped filet mignon for a long time.<p>In life, if you have something mediocre, tasteless, or healthy, what …


36 Christmas Dinner Ideas That Rival What's Under the Tree

These holiday recipes are Santa Claus approved.<p>From roast beef tenderloin and buttery mashed potatoes to mulled wine and festive cookies, expand your Christmas dinner horizons with our favorite holiday recipes. With a meal this impressive, it'll <i>almost</i> make up for the re-gifting you did this season.


Easy Chili

Look no further for the ultimate, easy chili recipe. With just a push of a button, your weekday dinner is taken care of as the chili cooks away in …


Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket | Hey Grill, Hey

Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket is more than a simple recipe, it’s a process for melt in your mouth smokey beef brisket. All you need is salt and …


A Pasta Lover’s Guide to Rome

Pasta is one of Italy’s few culinary constants, but it’s also endlessly diverse, with hundreds of shapes and styles that vary by region. Depending on geography, pasta can be short or long, made with flour and water or flour and egg, by hand or in a factory, fresh or dried. It can be folded or …

Italian Food

The Secret to Moist (!) Meatloaf Is Hiding in Your Breakfast Cereal

Oh, meatloaf, how do I love thee? Let me happily count the ways. You’re one of the first dishes I learned to make all on my own, you freeze beautifully, you feed a crowd, you taste great on the first day (but even better the next), you make easy friends with buttery mashed potatoes as well as two …


Should I move half of my savings into an annuity?

<i>I'm 64 and recently met with a financial adviser who wants me to invest $400,000 of my $800,000 portfolio in an annuity. I read some nasty reviews of this annuity, but the adviser says it's the best annuity out there. What do you suggest I do?—Anonymous</i><p>Whenever an adviser suggests moving a big …


Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

"This soup is perfect as an introduction to a full Greek meal, or a hearty bowlful for a meal in itself. Serve with fresh pita triangles, and you'll …


Dutch Baby, All Grown Up

First, put the Dutch baby on your brunch bucket list. Next, make it whole grain. Better, use golden kamut flour and watch your brunch party swoon. This huge puffy pancake, resembling a giant popover, makes for show—without much effort. A 10-year old can put it together.<p>I was raised on German</i> …


Colonoscopy prep may be easier with new FDA approved drug Plenvu

Colonoscopies are never fun. But they are necessary to help catch colon cancer.<p>Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that could make preparation for the screening easier.<p>Called Plenvu, this liquid drug is designed to replace the traditional, poor-tasting bowel cleaning …


25 Coleslaw Recipes You Need for Your Next Backyard Barbecue

Slaw has come a long way as a side dish. The former mayonnaise-based favorite now boasts lighter ingredients with hearty greens, crunchy vegetables …


The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …


Konstantin Razumov Russian painter

Konstantin Razumov Russian painter

Vicente Romero Redondo - "Nude Woman"

Vicente Romero Redondo - "Lovely woman in hot weather"

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Portrait de Jeanne Samary Posted by Laleh