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Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.

Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.

Today feels like …

Chocolate

Meet Ted Cruz's Twitter whisperer

Josh Perry is a lanky, 26-year-old from Nederland, Texas with a good job on Capitol Hill and a healthy adoration for Taylor Swift. And every day, he pretends to be Ted Cruz on the Internet.

As Cruz's in-house digital strategist, it is Perry's job to channel the freshman senator online, engage …

Ted Cruz

Why is Ghostwriting not Always Considered Plagiarism?

Ghostwriting is one of the most controversial and divisive issues of ethics when it comes to plagiarism and attribution. It’s an activity that is …

Plagiarism

Silicon Valley executives taking extreme measures to keep their homes secret

Privacy-obssessed tech set making building, electricians and painters, sign confidentiality agreements

Few understand the value of privacy better than the tech titans of Silicon Valley.

Having built an entire industry on the disclosure of personal information, however, it seems they are a little more …

Silicon Valley

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

How Steve Jobs reacted when a top Apple executive left for a competing company

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Steve Jobs was not happy when he discovered that one of his longtime friends and trusted Apple executives planned to join a competing company.

He just couldn't process the idea of it, as Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli explain in their book, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The …

Steve Jobs

Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake Cocktails

I used to only order sake occasionally, always at a Japanese restaurant, and always hot. But a recent dinner with sake expert (and chef and artist) …

Ginger, Lemongrass and Thai Basil Sparkler

posted on October 10, 2013 by Cate

Despite my love of fun, non-alcoholic beverages (kombucha, tea, lemonade, hibiscus coolers, etc., etc.), I’m always …

Asia

It’s Time to Update the Wine Spritzer

I was lucky enough to spend a few summers on Fire Island in the late ’70s, and — with no cars, no school, no schedule, no shoes — it was a pretty happy place to be a kid. Most days, after a swim in the bay, I’d walk the narrow, sunny lanes and fill buckets with fat blueberries. Once a week, a club …

Wine

A Brilliant Tomato Cocktail That’s Not a Bloody Mary

Tomatoes seem ideal for cocktails—they’re brightly colored and vividly flavored—so why do they get used only for Bloody Marys? In top cocktail bars, kale sees more action than tomatoes. Let’s hope that will change, thanks to intrepid bartenders like Chris McNeill, from Seed Kitchen & Bar, in …

Mixology

Chamomile Honey Whiskey Cocktail

If yesterday I was wearing a bonnet, speaking with an English accent and pushing scones in your face, then this is me frying chicken with big curls …

Whiskey

Honey Citrus Cocktail - Sugar and Charm - sweet recipes - entertaining tips - lifestyle inspiration

Last week I made three cocktails for Style Me Pretty and Macy’s. I wanted to share my favorite one with you… the Honey Citrus cocktail. It’s fresh …

Mixology

Blackberry + Lime Fizz Cocktail

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KeepSpringBubbly …

BlackBerry

Ginger Tom Collins

Hey everyone! It’s Ali from Gimme Some Oven, back to share another cheers-worthy recipe with you in our Month of Drinks. In case you missed it, we …

Garibaldi Cocktail (Campari-Orange Aperitivo)

Summer calls for an evening aperitivo: a cool, refreshing alcoholic drink to enjoy before dinner. It's best had sitting outdoors in a warm piazza -- where seeing and being seen is the thing to do.

The word “aperitivo” comes from the Latin word meaning “to open.” In Italian, when something is …

Cocktail Recipe: The Hint of Spring, with Rum, Blackberries & Sage — Drink Recipes from The Kitchn

Today is the first day of spring — does it feel like it where you are? It's still cold in my Midwest neighborhood, but all the telltale signs of …

Mixology

Simple Spring Cocktails (Greened for St. Patrick's) - Hither and...

I’m afraid I can’t say I’ll be making any St. Patrick’s day crafts next week—do most people? It’s news to me! When we were living in New York, I’d …

Garnish

Spring Happy Hour

Bourbini

This cocktail, created by bar manager Jacquelyn Zykan at Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar in Louisville, KY, makes even a dark …

Mixology

Spring in Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch

You may remember that fabulous giveaway I did a few weeks ago for the Party in a Box that was stuffed full off Martha Stewart Craft goodies. Well …

Brunch

White Lady Cocktail

T Fruity, refreshing & delicious. This fresh cocktail combines three ingredients to create a perfect balance. While the cocktail as we know it may …

Mixology

Custom domains for publications

Everyone’s stories and ideas, in more places.

Everyone who posts on Medium already owns the rights to the original content they publish, but many have …

Publication

How a Simple Update to Medium.com will now allow it to show up in Google Analytics — JotForm — Form Builder — Medium

How a Simple Update to Medium.com Will Now Allow Traffic to Appear in Google Analytics

The short story on how a support request quickly turned into an …

Google Analytics

Tell Your Story, Anywhere

Starting today, you can write and publish directly from your iPhone and iPad.

Download Medium from the App Store now to get started.

The new mobile …

Writing

Introducing Highlights

​In this fast-paced online world, sometimes you simply don’t have the time to select a word or sentence, start a note, and then tediously type out a …

Highlighter

6 Great Medium Posts About Social Media

In a very short amount of time, Medium has become an influential blogging platform on which writers, industry influencers, entrepreneurs and even the …

Social Media

Brookies Recipe: How To Make Cookies And Brownies At The Same Time

I don’t know how it is that I happened upon the Martha Stewart video on making a Brookie. On a journey through the web, there it was, Martha and Matt …

Chocolate

Mason Jar Cheesecake With Thin Mint Cookie Crust

Mason Jar Cheesecake With Thin Mint Crust

Author: Aimee

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

1 sleeve of Thin Mint …

Madras Curry Powder

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box shows you how to mix your own curry powder and customized spice blends to lend the boost that your

Curry

How to Make Lemon Bars

Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.

Today: Yossy riffs on Alice Medrich's lemon bar recipe -- adding a little more zest and a little less sugar -- to achieve a bar

Lemon

Year-Round Giving: Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with Chocolate Covered Cherries

These gorgeous cupcakes and frosting are made entirely from scratch which makes them extra special. The chocolate cake is baked with espresso to make …

Cupcakes