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7 Crazy-Good Salad Recipes You'll Actually Want to Eat

Whether you made a resolution or ditched it all together, there's one universal aim we all have on our New Year's wish list, and that's to be …

Don't Miss Seattle's Finest Chinese Restaurants

Seattle’s access to diverse Chinese offerings has increased drastically over the years, with Sichuanese and Taiwanese cuisine, Shanghai dumplings, hot pots, Xi'an’s biang-biang noodles, and even fiery Hunan specialties appearing alongside the Cantonese fare that used to be the dominant player in …

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Cooking

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

New Chip and PIN Cards Are About to Make Your Money More Secure

Incredible Tilt-Shift Images of Van Gogh's Works

There have been untold artistic interpretations of Vincent Van Gogh’s work through the years, in every medium from cakes to canon-altering <i>Dr. Who</i> …

5 Opinions You Need To Change If You're Going To Lose Belly Fat

When you're trying to lose belly fat you often find that you try dozens of diets and exercises that promise results but don't deliver. But don't …

The New Korean Beauty Trend You Need to Know About

Have you noticed the latest influx of imported beauty cushion compacts? No, not the CoverGirl powder compacts your mom/grandma used to use. Known as Korea’s best-kept beauty secret, these products are everywhere — small foundation compacts that require a puff or your finger to dab the foundation …

Makeup

12 Things You MUST See and Do in the Napa Valley

There are times when it's worthwhile to follow the millions of tourists who have been there before us each year. At least, that's what we found when we visited the Napa Valley.<p><b>Vineyards in the Napa Valley</b><p>When it comes to figuring out what to see and do at any destination, every traveler derives …

Napa Valley

23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out there waiting to be had.<p>But if you can't <i>always</i> get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it …

Panama Canal

More Than Just Peat and Smoke: The Best Islay Single Malts

Islay is a rocky island off the southern coast of Scotland, home to less than 4,000 inhabitants—about a quarter of whom speak Gaelic—and probably a larger number of sheep. Islay's main industry may be agriculture, but this remote island isn't known for its agriculture; it's famous for its whiskies, …

Chicken Piccata + A Bubbly Negroni

<i>Today: A classic cocktail just might be the secret to weeknight dinner success.</i><p>Raise your hand if your after-work routine often revolves around an ice cold beer. We thought so. But before you make that beeline to the refrigerator, consider the cocktail. Cocktails are the weeknight underdogs, …

Recipes

How Italians Drink Espresso in the Summer

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shake your coffee.</i><p>When the temperature starts rising and their daily espresso is just too hot to sip, Italians often go for a caffè shakerato—an …

Cocoa Powder

10 Obscure Liquors to Challenge Your Home Bar Game

The renewed interest in all things mixology has done more than open up the palates of consumers eager to enjoy a perfectly made and precisely measured Manhattan or Old Fashioned. The movement has also spurred on huge growth in the number of unique spirits, liqueurs and cordials which are available, …

Clean Up Sink Smells With DIY Garbage Disposal Refreshers

If your garbage disposal isn't as fresh as it should be, DIY these homemade refreshers for a quick fix. Made with lemon peel and baking soda, these little rounds pack a serious cleaning punch while costing only a few dollars to make. And they look darn cute in a glass jar next to your sink.<p><b>What</b> …

Recipes

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Italian Food

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Recipes

Squash Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Make the bread pudding: Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9" x 13" glass or ceramic baking dish with a little butter and set aside. Place the raisins in a …

Banned Food In The U.S.: A State-By-State Guide

There are shloads of foods that are banned stateside, and each state has its own rules and regulations.<p>Have you ever gone into your local Whole Foods to look for some UK-made haggis, only to find that there was a sign that read: "UK-made haggis is illegal in the United States and why are you even …

British Cuisine

15 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

The Food Lab: The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>The classic Campbell's green bean casserole is a staple on many Thanksgiving tables. But there are easy ways to upgrade the out-of-the-can version. If you're intimidated by the length and number of steps in this recipe, bear in mind that you don't need to use the …

Our 9 Favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipes

We're about to turn orange.<p>And no, it's not because we're nervous or embarrassed; it's not because we're stressed about planning that gigantic meal for next week. It's because we're eating <i>way too many</i> sweet potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and carrots.<p>It's time to get some green back in our lives; …

21 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Whether it's a turkey-filler or served on the side, a bready, savory stuffing or dressing recipe is a must in every Thanksgiving spread.<p><b>You don't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because you're psyched about Aunt Lou's turkey</b>. You're in it for the stuffing. It's okay—we are too. Because, whether …

Bacon, Apple, and Fennel Stuffing

10 Servings<p>November 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>10 cups 1-inch cubes country-style white bread with crust<p>1 pound applewood-smoked bacon slices, coarsely chopped (about 4 cups)<p>2 3/4 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth, divided<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter<p>4 cups finely chopped onions<p>6 cups 1/2-inch pieces …