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10 Expert Social Media Tips To Help Your Small Business Succeed

Social media can be a great way for small business owners to connect with prospects and customers. Done right, it can make sales skyrocket. Some entrepreneurs have even built an entire business on a social media platform, like Rachel Dunston, the founder of Rachel Bakes More Cake, who built a …

Small Business

20 Best Font Detector Tools That Will Ease Your Design Workflow

Have you ever wondered what type of <b>font</b> is that? Have you ever wanted to use a particular type of font that you saw in a post or an article and did …

Typography

Delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup

<b>Delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup</b> is a yummy way to make everyone in your family think you’re a gourmet cook even if you’re not. It’s simple to make …

Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Food & Dining

What's the Difference Between Searing, Sautéing, and Pan-Frying?

Sometimes a recipe's directions can be... confusing. When they tell you to sauté, or pan-fry, or sear, what <i>exactly</i> is the difference? And which …

Country Lifestyle

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

He’s not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?<p>I didn’t know her. I didn’t know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.<p>I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed …

Thai Curry Soup Recipe

"This delicious Thai-style soup has coconut milk, shrimp, mushrooms, and spinach. Chicken may be substituted for the shrimp; either way, I love this …

Curries

Vanilla Butter Sous-Vide Lobster Tails Are Your Valentine's Day Dinner

Hello friends, and welcome back to <i>Will It Sous Vide?</i>, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today …

Creamy Rice with Scallops Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine rice, chicken broth, and water in a large pot over high, and bring to a boil. Stir in thyme sprig, butter, 1 1⁄2 …

Country Lifestyle

What Is Aleppo-Style Pepper and How Spicy is It, Really?

So what is Aleppo-style pepper and why do we keep talking about it? Read on, friends.<p>We’re not normally in the business of playing favorites, but our love for Aleppo-style pepper is undeniable. A little sprinkle of the deep red, mild chile flakes will bring out the flavor of everything on your …

Aleppo

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Food & Dining

7 Date-Night Meals That Won't Take You All Day to Make

Staying in on Valentine’s Day can be just as fun as going out to a fancy dinner. You don’t have to get all dressed up (or you can!) or wait in line …

This Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Is Everything Your Life Needs

Although cauliflower is being served up 100 different ways than how I personally grew up eating it (plain and steamed or raw with a dip), I still …

Cauliflower

This Simple Spicy Udon Sauce Recipe Only Takes Minutes to Make

How to Make It<p>In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth to make a slurry.<p>In a medium saucepan, combine …

Soysauce

Here's Why a Bloody Bull is Better Than a Bloody Mary

Rumored to have originated at the legendary Brennan’s in New Orleans, a Bloody Bull is a Blood Mary enriched with beef broth. It might sound simple, …

Country Lifestyle

Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth Recipe - Health

Though they may seem fancy, mussels are actually super simple to cook at home. All you need to do is throw them in a pot with flavor-boosting …

Tomatoes

How to Make Easy Turkey (or Chicken) Gravy

01 of 07<p>How to Make Easy Turkey Gravy<p>Use turkey stock to make this easy gravy if you can find it, or use a good quality low sodium chicken stock. You …

Homemade

Smoky Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

This is a great dish to make on a chilly autumn weekend since it only takes only about 30 minutes to do the prep work, then you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon while your slow cooker fills your house with the aromas of this iconic Creole dish. All you need to add is a green salad and dinner is …

Slow Cookers

Best Ever Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and fry until fragrant (about one minute). Add in the …

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce that's great with fish or seafood. It's a relative newcomer to the culinary repertoire, having …

Burgers

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Recipe

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>1 lb of spaghetti.<br>1 ½ lbs of peeled and deveined medium shrimp.<br>1 ½ tbsps of olive oil.<br>3 minced cloves of garlic.<br>3 tsps of paprika.<br>1 tbsp …

Seafood Chowder

1 pound large shrimp (32 to 36 per pound), peeled and deveined (save shells for stock)<p>1/2 pound scallops<p>1/2 pound monkfish<p>1/2 pound fresh lump …

Seafood

Vegan Fried Rice with Ginger, Bok Choy, and Peas Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A quick, easy, and endlessly versatile weeknight supper, and the best reason ever …

Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (slow Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>60Calories from Fat20<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat2.5g4%<p>Saturated Fat1.5g8%<p>Trans …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you're in need of a little …

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Step 1<p>Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add bacon to pan; cook 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 …

Food Preservation

How to Significantly Speed Up Lightroom

I love Lightroom. It is an amazing tool that is able to do almost everything that I need when I edit, and do so in an organized way. The one problem …