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23 International Food Doppelgangers for the Olympics

You say to-<i>may</i>-to, we say to-<i>mah-</i>to. In Spain, they say empanada; in India, samosa. Vast as the world sometimes seems, overlapping food traditions -- in the genres of, for example, meat-wrapped-in-dough or eggs-baked-with-vegetables -- suggest otherwise. No matter what hemisphere you inhabit, we'd …

8 Ways to Carb-Load While You Watch the Olympics

If there's one thing we know, it's that watching the Olympics works up an appetite. Not the kind of appetite that can be satiated with a cup of popcorn or pile of celery stalks, but the kind of appetite that calls for your extra-large-dinner-plates, for mounds of heaping, cheesy pasta and …

Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese

Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 7, 2014 91<p>It’s Friday and we’re eating cheese.<p>And balls of meat. !!! What does that sound so …

Slow-Cooker Italian Sausage Meatballs With Chianti Sauce and Fusilli Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed1 pound ground beef1 large egg1/4 cup old-fashioned oats1 1/2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded, plus additional for garnishingKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 (28 ounce) …

Maple Pecan Crepes Recipe

Maple and pecans cooked together with brown sugar are reminiscent of pecan pie. These quick crepes make a fancy statement on the plate, but can be made with mostly pantry staples.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 eggs, beaten1 cup (about 8 ounces) milk1 cup (about 5 ounces) all-purpose flour1/4 …

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Short</b> …

Bruschetta with Leeks, Goat Cheese, and Bacon

I made this unimaginably delightful appetizer last week because I had leeks, bacon, and goat cheese in my fridge and I decided they were, like, …

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars | Kevin & Amanda | Food & Travel Blog

Dessert by Amanda on September 3, 2013 90 Comments »<p>For Kevin’s third and final birthday treat of 2013 (here was the first and second) he choose …

Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 0 minutes<p>Servings: 10<p>This rich frosting is delicious spread on carrot cake or carrot quick bread.<p>Ingredients:<p>1 lb. cream cheese, at room temperature<br>• 16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room <br>temperature<br>• 4 cups confectioners' sugar<br>• 2 tsp. vanilla extract<p>Directions:<p>In …

Lemon Raspberry Pie Crust Hearts

In my house as a kid, where there was pie, there were cookies. It was a really fortunate, really delicious rule.<p>My dad would make a pie crust from …

Pot Stickers Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Mary Kate Tate | Nate Tate | Feeding The Dragon | Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011<p>According to pot sticker aficionados …

Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Squares Recipe

For a quick snack for a crowd, try these easy peanut butter cereal bars topped with dark chocolate.<p><b>Note:</b> Using semi-sweet chocolate chips makes this recipe super easy, but if you're a diehard dark chocolate fan you can further choco-fy this is recipe by splurging on 12 ounces of quality dark …

Homemade Toaster Pastries Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 716

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Unique Ice Formations at Abiqua Falls

If you’re like many photographers, you take a break from outdoor picture-taking when the temperature plummets. Holiday festivities make for plenty of …

Stunning Winter Macro Photo Idea & How To Do It!

Darts, apparently, is a sport. Except it’s not. To be a darts player, all you must have is a nickname that in no way reflects what you are, like …

Photography

Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some …

New Year's Eve Photography Tips | Holiday Photography Tips

1<p>Take Outside Shots<p>Depending on where you live, taking New Year’s Eve photos outside will give you an extra variable on what to shoot and when. Many …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

Mostaccioli Cookies Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 697

Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria

Add 2 of the satsuma oranges, the strawberries and raspberries to a large punch bowl or pitcher. Juice the remaining 4 satsumas – you want about 1/2 …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

New York City from a Unique Perspective (Inception Anyone?)

There is something quite intimidating and awesome when you see large buildings and massive cityscapes turned upside down or on their side. One gets a …

Selects #4: A Wintery Mix

For this week’s <i>Selects,</i> our new(ish) opt-in email that features PhotoShelter talent, <i></i>we were seeing a pattern of cold, icy, and white. We put together …

Weekend readers' best photographs: prepare

From books to bikes: your best pictures on this week's theme, prepare.<p>The next topic is pamper (to appear January 11). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon on Tuesday December 17; please supply …

Anna Hill’s Photoshop Project Pokes Fun at Overly Manipulated Beauty Advertisements

Photoshop takes a lot of flack in this day and age, especially when it comes to the beauty and fashion industries that consistently publish overly …

Photographing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

Those of us who live in warmer climates often tend to look at the rocky ice-fields of Alaska (or Canada, or Russia) and wonder, “Why anyone would …

Exploded Exotic Cars in Photo Series 'Disintegrating'

Highly desirable sports cars that only appear in collector millionaire’s garages are brutally but artistically shattered, as they appear frozen in …

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …