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Chef John's Butter Puff Biscuit Dough Recipe

"This biscuit dough is similar to puff pastry but uses a much less fussy procedure. It works great for fruit tarts, ham and cheese turnovers, and …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need – Page 10

Accurate Miter Saw Cuts<p>Clamp this small Baltic birch table to your miter saw when you want to cut a few short pieces to an exact length. The slot in …

UC Davis' Online Brewing Classes Help Anyone Perfect Their Beers

The four-part course on beer quality is taught by 41-year brewing veteran Charlie Bamforth.<p>The massive growth of breweries in America—quadrupling …

The Best Recipes from Rhode Island

We found the best recipes from Rhode Island—all shared by local home cooks. In this collection, you’ll find favorites from across the Ocean State, …

9 Spices and Seasonings You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

Adding spices to your cooking is the best way to add your personal touch to a dish. We’ve rounded up this list of spices you need to try; they’ll add …

Two and a half books that changed my life

What did I learn from not writing a book? From preparing to write it? A lot. I knew it wouldn’t work for me to just jump in, I had tried it many …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

Camera Bargain Hunter: Sony NEX 6 Mirrorless Camera with APS-C Size Sensor

So that there’s no confusion, this story is about a camera that was introduced in the fall of 2012. Like many of the cameras that I use, it’s not the …

Cameras

10 Common Baking Substitutes Everyone Should Know

Missing an ingredient? No problem.<p>November 21, 2017<p>As we all know, baking is a science. However, there are many different ways that you can go about …

Baking

Know Your Rights: Basics of Photographic Copyrights

At this point I have lost track how many times I have been given inaccurate counsel from other well-meaning people, such as, "Make sure you copyright …

I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

Apple Fritters

This fritter dough rests overnight so be sure to plan ahead. Make the apple filling the day before too, if you like.<p>Special equipment: A deep-fry …

8 affordable telephoto lenses for wildlife photography

<b>Most photographers have zoom telephoto lenses in their kit bag, generally of the 70-300mm type or equivalent.</b><p>These are a great starting point for …

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

Shutter Speed

ISO in Photography: Know the correct setting for any picture

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.The ISO is one of the first …

Basic Roman-style pizza dough

Place the flour in a mixer with a dough hook attachment.<p>Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml (3½ fl oz) of the water and add to the flour along with 400 ml …

Best photo editing apps 2018: 13 apps to improve your snaps | Trusted Reviews

best overall mirrorless camera<p>Sony A7R III<p>The Sony A7R III is our pick of the best overall mirrorless camera because it combines a high resolution …

Photoshop

25 Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks That Will Deliver Spectacular Results (VIDEO)

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he …

Why a Bridge Camera Is a Great Traveling Companion

The Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Mark III is a bridge camera, which is a great option for taking certain kinds of photos.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How to Write Plot Twists That Really Mess with People's Heads

Explore the mechanics of a plot twist.<p>We can all name films with great plot twists—<i>The Usual Suspects</i>, <i>The Sixth Sense</i>, and <i>Fight Club</i> are just a …

Fight Club

Nikon Learn and Explore: Introduction to Nikon DSLR

In this B&H Event Space video, Nikon Technical Representative Alex Podstawski teaches you all you need to know about shooting with a Nikon DSLR. …

Shooting Nikon DSLR cameras in manual mode with auto ISO

<i>"Shooting Nikon DSLR cameras in manual mode with auto ISO" is a new article by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his</i> …

The Best Book Writing Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

A few months ago, I traveled home for the holidays. This time was filled with loud family political rants and way too many sugar cookies. I had an …

Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily

In video and photography, knowing the stops on the f-stop scale turns those numbers on your lens into useful information.<p>This is an excerpt from "Hey …

Independent Film

How NOT to start your novel: Six First Page No-Nos

<i>Start your novel any way you want when you write your first draft, but keep your reader in mind when you edit.</i><p>by Anne R. Allen<p>There are as many ways …

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time

5 Camera Accessories All Nikon Shooters Must Have

I know what you're thinking...This article is nothing but a bunch of useless accessories that you'll never need.But trust me, this has nothing to do …