Alice Belous

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Ted Cruz Is Trying and Failing to Weasel Out of His Obamacare Duplicity

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week. Either way, Cruz is a master at what Al Franken used to call "weasel words" -- talking points that are carefully constructed to sound legitimate but really …

A community of gamers is rallying around an 11-year-old who was victimized by a troll that hijacked his controller and deleted his data

Bungie, the creator of one of the biggest video games of last year in "Destiny," shared a video in a Thursday blog post that showed an 11-year-old player getting taken advantage of by another online gamer.<p>In the video, which is posted below, the 11-year-old "Destiny" player had one of his friends …

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

War Damn Sparty: Mich. St. upsets Buckeyes, sends Auburn to BCS title game

All the campaigning, all the stumping can cease. And Auburn, direct your thanks and/or alcoholic beverages to the general direction of East …

Florida State opens as touchdown favorites over Auburn in BCS Championship Game

The Seminoles open as seven-point favorites over Auburn in the national championship game.<p>Florida State and Auburn will meet on Jan. 6 to determine the winner of the BCS National Championship. The Seminoles appeared Pasadena-bound since early in the season, while Auburn snuck in the back door with …

5 Links to Read Before Making Holiday Breakfast

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: 'Tis the season to whip up something special for breakfast.</i><p>Most days, breakfast is something you hastily throw together in a state of morning …

15 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind About Meatloaf

Listen, we've all had bad meatloaf. Whether it came from the cafeteria or your loving grandmother's kitchen, too many of us have been tainted by an unpleasant meatloaf experience. It can be greasy. It can be marred by gristle. It can taste like the color gray.<p>We're here to change that. Treat your …

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ALERT: You Are Peeling Oranges Wrong (PHOTOS)

How do we know you are peeling oranges wrong? Because you're peeling them at all.<p>Since citrus season is about to get into full swing, we should really be eating oranges correctly. We're already well-acquainted with having a tiny bit of clementine skin stuck under our fingernails (I may or may not …

Ten Tips for Maintaining Your Home Kitchen Like a Restaurant Kitchen

Cooking at home is a vastly different experience from the daily churn of cooking in a restaurant kitchen, but home cooks can become better cooks by taking a few kitchen tips from the big leagues.<p>1. <b>Ditch the Sponge.</b><p>Sponges are often disgusting and bacteria-riddled, and for this reason they're …

Gift Guide: For the Backyard Cook

Backyard cooking is more than just about a grill and some burgers—it's the proud tradition of finding ways to cook almost anything using a live fire. That requires the proper tools and earns the cook a right to boast of his or her achievements. From the welding gloves that are essential when …

Grilling: Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham

My family's conversion from turkey to ham this past Thanksgiving was a giant win for me—I'd been floating the idea of ditching the bird for a few years to no avail. I'm a ham fiend, but this sweet swine is usually relegated to a once-a-year occasion, when it takes center stage at my in-laws …

Get Drunk, Stay Warm: 14 New Hot, Comforting Cocktails

When you were a kid, this was the time of year that you came in from the snow and drank as much hot chocolate and warm cider as you could get. But …

Tips for Blind Baking Pie Crusts

Blind baking a pie shell—prebaking it filled with weights before adding the pie filling—helps ensure a crisp bottom crust in custard pies, and is a …

8 Holiday Cooking Apps

With the Holiday season comes a rush for the latest toys and gadgets. Why should those under the age of 12 have all the fun? Apps on our phones and tablets might not have the same stained, ribbon-marked pages -- but they are certainly handy.<p>There's a new app out every day, so we're rounding a few …

15-Second Punch With Gin and Campari by Damon Boelte

Damon Boelte, the bar director of Brooklyn's Prime Meats, was kind enough to show us the 15-Second Punch, which lives up to its name.<p>At last: a punch you can prepare in about the time it'd take you to punch someone. <b>Damon Boelte</b>, the bar director of Brooklyn's Prime Meats, was kind enough to show us …

14 Things to Love About Costco

<i>Kerry Acker, Epicurious</i><p>Costco just rocks. As Kmart, Target, and Walmart made news last week for announcing they'd kick off the holiday shopping frenzy on Gray Thursday, a.k.a. Thanksgiving Day, Costco stood apart as one of the few companies (along with BJ's and Nordstrom) committed to putting their …

What's the Best Way to Clean a Burned Baking Sheet?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: We bring you the best way to remove messes from your beloved baking sheets.</i><p>We've …

Sagas

New Orleans' iconic restaurant <b>Brennan's</b>, which abruptly shuttered amidst legal issues earlier this summer, has now been <b>forced to file for bankruptcy</b>. Brennan's, a French Quarter staple, was evicted in June, and the property has been the subject of an <b>increasingly messy family battle</b> that sees two …

Behold the Fake Big Kahuna Burger in Austin

Heads up, <b>Quentin Tarantino</b> fans: Right now in Austin, TX a local barbecue restaurant has been transformed into a <b>Big Kahuna Burger</b>, the fictional fast food chain made famous by <i>Pulp Fiction</i>. Filmmaker <b>Robert Rodriguez</b> tweeted the above photo, suggesting that the Big Kahuna Burger would play a part in …

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Gift Guide: High End Kitchen Tools

Sure, every wedding registry's got a Kitchenaid stand mixer and a Cuisinart food processor on the list, and both are invaluable tools in the kitchen, but there are other fancy-pants tools that help make preparing great food more fun. Easier, prettier, more foolproof.<p>Your giftee might not require a …

Butter Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.<p>Since the holidays were around the corner, making cookies was the first thing …

7 Secrets to the Ultimate Prime Rib for the Holidays

Overcook a chicken breast or pork chop, and you'll face few consequences. Overcook a prime rib, and your reputation as a grill master will combust faster than the Yule log.<p>Prime rib is the <i>ultimate</i> main course for a holiday dinner or New Year's Eve feast, not to mention the most majestic—and …

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SFO Joins Other Airports In Welcoming Therapy Dogs To Relieve Stressed Holiday Travelers

Canine lovers, you might want to arrange your next travel layover for San Francisco. Starting this month, the city’s airport is introducing a squad of therapy dogs to provide relief to stressed-out travelers.<p>In partnership with the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program, San Francisco …