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7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the …

30 Grain-Free Recipes That Are Delightfully Delicious

It's the new year. A time for trying out new diets. The unfortunate part about that is once you decide to cut out a food (or try to eat less of it) it is <i>all you can think about</i>.<p>Mention grain-free and all you can think about is bread, pasta with a side of bread and pasta. Thankfully, there are lots …

Decadent Recipes To Gorge On Before You Start Your New Year's Resolutions

The new year is knocking at the door, and with it, those hasty New Year's resolutions to put down the ice cream and eat well this year. We're big fans of healthy eating here at HuffPost Taste, but we're also devoted dessert-lovers, mac and cheese maniacs and straight-up nacho freaks. We love our …

Easy Chocolate Rum Balls You Can Make Right Now!

Chocolate rum balls are super easy to make and a deliciously welcome addition to any cookie tray or holiday dessert table this year. And bonus - they're no bake!<p>I have been so busy this month! I had all these plans for recipes all month long and the past couple weeks have been way too busy with …

Spinach Ranch Pizza Is The Easiest, Cheesiest Vegetarian Dinner. Make One Now.

Tonight's dinner is exactly what you've been hankering after all day long. It's easy, cheesy and entirely vegetarian (which is wonderfully fitting for Meatless Monday).<p>Naturally Ella<p>This dish comes from Naturally Ella and it totally rocks the house. The ranch dressing is made with Greek yogurt and …

13 Hummus Sandwiches That'll Solve All Your Lunch Problems

There's something about hummus that makes people fanatical. Whether it's made the traditional way with chickpeas and tahini, or if it's a little more daring with spicy add-ins, when someone likes hummus they really, <i>really</i> like it. It might be because it's oh so creamy. Or it could be because it's …

22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A McDonald's Burger

There are countless, delicious ways to fit protein into a vegetarian diet -- ways that go beyond downing a chalky shake made from an unidentifiable powder. Beans, tofu, eggs and veggies are just a couple of items on the long list of whole foods that pack a meat-free protein punch.<p>Carnivores may …

Sour Chocolate Cake

Make the cake: Mix milk and vinegar in bowl; let sit until slightly curdled, about 10 minutes.<p>Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish with …

20 of the Best New iOS Apps From July 2014

From encrypted messaging, to tools that tell you what to pack for holiday, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in July.<p>Here, we filter through the cacophonous crackle to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>MyRoll<p>Strictly speaking, MyRoll isn’t …

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week.</i><p>Stuffed peppers were one of the first things I cooked for my wife …

How to Make Perfect, Deliciously Smoky Pulled Barbecue Chicken

Pulled pork is a wondrous thing. Made from pork shoulder, it's slowly smoked until the intramuscular fat and connective tissue renders and softens, leaving nothing but tender, juicy meat that can be shredded easily by hand. The process takes a good twelve to fourteen hours at a low temperature of …

9 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Summer Berries

Sweet and juicy summer berries are here! Put them to use in salads, parfaits, muffins and more...<p><b>1. Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup</b><p>This elegant and refreshing fruit salad is perfect for summer entertaining. It's delicious on its own as a healthy dessert but also pairs well with pound cake, …

20 Blueberry Recipes That’ll Make You Feel Anything But Blue

They are sweet, they are small and they are oh-so-easy to pop in your mouth. We already know how versatile this tasty little fruit is. (We’re talking about blueberries, of course.) We’ve muddled them in our cocktails, we’ve gotten all patriotic placing them in our popsicles and we’ve started our …

Tres Leches Cake

16 Servings<p>Hailing from Latin America, this tres leches cake gets its name from incorporating three kinds of milk: evaporated, condensed, and regular whole milk.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 …

Dessert

How to Make a Stovetop Smoker

The rich flavors of smoked meat are closer than you think: all you need is a pot, foil, and a steamer insert to make a stovetop smoker.<p>We love the …

Proof That Sweetened Condensed Milk Is The Best Stuff On Earth

There are certain foods we love so much that we unashamedly eat them straight from the container with a spoon. Sweetened condensed milk is one of those foods.<p>We know what you're thinking -- it's sugar overload, it's thick and sticky, it's syrupy and it is definitely not to be consumed on its own by …

How Katz's Makes Its Pastrami; Minibar's Crazy Staff Meal

· How Katz's Deli Makes Their Perfect Pastrami [Serious Eats]<br>· Look at What Minibar's Staff Eats for Family Meal [City Paper]<br>· Utah Alcohol Commission May Ban Beer at Oktoberfest [Fox News]<br>· Michelle Obama's Op-Ed: Campaign for Junk Food [NYT]<br>· John Mariani: Francis Ford Coppla's Italian Palazzo …

5 Links to Read Before Making Pesto

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Make pesto. Put it on everything. Repeat.</i><p>Pesto is one of those handy sauces that instantly upgrades a meal. The combination of bright herbs, fresh …

Six More Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

A good sauce can take a dish from bland to spectacular, and with just a few tweaks you can create an endless variety of dishes. Here are some more …

Recipes

Crispy Potato Latkes From 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'

For such a no-frills dish, latkes can be surprisingly difficult to get right. Between the potato shredding and draining, the frying method, and the challenge of keeping the cooked pancakes crisp and warm, latkes are not for the faint of heart. <b>Nick Zukin</b> and <b>Michael C. Zusman</b>'s crispy latkes from <i>The</i> …

Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crunch - Passover Dessert Recipe

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a sheet tray with a layer of foil, then cover the foil with a sheet of parchment. Evenly cover the sheet tray with …

Prepping for Passover? 5 easy recipes to kick off the holiday - TODAY.com

Author, producer and TV personality Jamie Geller shares recipes and tips from her book "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes" to get you ready for Passover.<p>Garlic honey brisket<p>Rating:<p>( rated)<p>Servings:<p>8 servings<p>Get the recipe<p>Chicken soup with julienned vegetables and matzo balls<p>Rating:<p>( …

Phyllo-Less Spanakopita + Butter Pecan Ice Cream

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Break all of the rules of weeknight cooking with a few simple shortcuts.</i><p>Here are two (fairly obvious) cardinal rules of weeknight …

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