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"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the guests?<p>Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing …


How to Cook Fish à la Nage: Poached in a Flavorful Broth

There are a lot of ways to prepare fish. You can broil it, fry it, grill it, sear it in a pan, or roast it. You can cure it for ceviche or gravlax, cold- or hot-smoke it, or even eat it completely raw. One of my favorites, though, is to take my fish for a swim.<p>"Take it for a swim? Even though it's …

25 Best and Worst Snacks at Trader Joe's

It's summertime -- better hit up the snack aisle to spend it in style.<p>Some Trader Joe's snacks are much better than others.<p>Shopping at Trader Joe's is unlike any other grocery store experience. With so many private-label products that are made exclusively for Trader Joe's and sold nowhere else, it …

Trader Joe's

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? And 7 Other Debated Foods

While it would be nice if really fresh, high-quality foods from your local farmer didn't need to be refrigerated, the truth is that refrigeration helps many items -- though not all -- remain at their peak longer. We wanted the answers to some of the oft-debated refrigeration mysteries.<p><i>Inspired by</i> …


7 Sauces to Step Up Your Grill Game

Meet your new best friends: 7 sauces, rubs and marinades to kick your summer grilling game into gear.<p>Summer is in full swing, which means it's time …

Masters of Sex and the ongoing stigma of sex research

Would-be sexologists have a great deal more avenues and opportunities than Masters and Johnson had: in the US alone, there are numerous institutions offering advanced degrees in the study of sex. But while it’s now easier to find a degree program to house your research, when it comes to finding …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.


11 Confessions of a Car Dealer

Buying a car requires trust. Trust requires honesty. And to get honesty, well, sometimes you need anonymity. We spoke with a veteran salesman in the Midwest, who shared some of the wisdom—and a few tricks—he's picked up.<p>• It's not like it was in the eighties. Car manufacturers can't get away with …

Cookbook Review: The New Nordic

I love salmon and apples, but who would have combined them in a salad, complete with roasted garlic?<p>For most of us, a trip to Europe means France, Britain, or Italy. Maybe Spain or Germany. We tend to travel to "the heart" of Europe. And, both in Europe and back home, we eat those heartland dishes …


48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.


Start Your Day Chia Seed Smoothie Style

I always try to get creative with how I make them. You can put all kinds of things in smoothies. Flavored yogurt (frozen or regular!) ice cream, frozen coffee ice cubes, fruit, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, honey, juice and even oatmeal. Maybe not all of those things together, but you get the …

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20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

iPhone,iPad,iOS,Apple,Apps,Technology,Media,Games,Mobile,Mobile phones,Smartphones,Tablet computers,Google,Children's tech,Digital music and audio,Gmail,Virtual reality,Email,Tomb raider,Zynga,Culture<p>MixRadio, Google Photos, Make My Day, Capitals, Geometry Wars 3, Til Morning’s Light, Inbox by …


13 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes That Are Better Than The Real Thing

Photo credit: Edible Perspective, Minimalist Baker, Two Peas and their Pod, This Rawsome Life<p>Ice cream is, at its very core, a dairy-rich dessert. It has not been a friend to the lactose intolerant or vegans, which doesn't seem fair when you consider how very amazing this frozen treat is to eat. …

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