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100 Skills Everyone Should Know

Nothing but the essentials.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Now you can explore how to perform life's essential skills. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p><i>The</i> …

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Learn How to Build a Nuclear Fusor

Nuclear fusion is the process of squeezing two atoms together so tightly that their nuclei fuse, creating a heavier atom and releasing a blast of energy. Fusion creates the inferno inside the sun — and the hydrogen bomb — but no one has yet harnessed its enormous power for peaceful uses.<p>They’ve …

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Pear Liqueur?

I am obsessed with Champagne cocktails. So when I hit upon a DIY ingredient that pairs well with sparkling wine, it's time for me to buy bubbly by the case. One Thanksgiving, I happened upon a delicious fizzy cocktail made with sparkling wine, fresh pear syrup, and gin, which launched a new …

French Bread Pizzas

These are the facts of the case and they are undisputed: Sometimes we humans can’t spend four hours making dinner. In fact, sometimes we humans can’t …

WILD RICE SALAD WITH MISO DRESSING

I've gotten into the habit of keeping some sort of non-lettuce based salad in the fridge, so I have the option to make a smarter lunch or snack …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

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Party Recipe: Dark Chocolate & Nutella Puppy Chow

Place the cereal in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, …

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Chicken Taco Salad

I love taco salads of any kind. I make one similar to this one, but I do drippy, rich taco meat and add a bunch of beans. I went the chicken route …

Mini Pretzel Dogs

I think I’d like to write a book about how to make friends, entitled <i>How to Make Friends, the almost fairytale</i>.<p>Chapter One<p>Once upon a time there was a …

Baked Lemon Risotto

Here’s a look at what’s going on inside my oven and a peek at what’s going on waaaay outside of my oven.<p>The good news: I made beautifully creamy, …

Homemade Almond Milk

It’s just an ordinary day, except for the fact that I made milk! Not the yummy stuff that comes from the cow, but Almond Milk with a touch of honey. …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Refreshing Summer Morning Meals To Beat The Heat

Holy heat wave! When you're awoken by humidity rather than the buzz of your alarm, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or the stove to whip up some breakfast.<p>Sure, you could grab a breakfast bar and call yourself set (and prepare to crash: the amount of sugar in those babies is …

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

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Terrific Tuna

Canned tuna doesn’t normally elicit a whole lot of excitement. Mostly, you grab it mindlessly out of the cupboard because it’s convenient for making …

Kung Pao Chicken

1 tbsp. cornstarch<p>4 tbsp. soy sauce<p>1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed<p>3 tbsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)<p>2 tbsp. sugar<p>3 tbsp. chicken …

How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

Pot Pie

It doesn’t get much better than pot pie. It just doesn’t. It’s that brothy gravy…that golden, crisp crust…those tender, flavorful vegetables.<p>Gosh, …

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

September 11, 2013<p><i>With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or party snack!</i><p>You really take things for granted …

Recipe: Meyer lemon-cured fillet of salmon with white asparagus, chioggia beets, toasted hazelnuts and watercress mousseline

<i>NOTE: Master Class columns are intended for ambitious home cooks, and some of the recipes may call for special ingredients or equipment. When that is the case, we will provide an alternative method for the main element of the dish so it can be prepared even without this ingredient or</b> …

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a confession.<p>I am not only …

Carrot and Chickpea Salad With Fried Almonds Recipe

This Middle Eastern-style salad is adapted from Chef Charles Kelsey of Cutty's in Brookline, MA (originally published in Food and Wine, May 2010). Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a …

Crunchy Fried Chocolate Wontons Recipe

Wontons for dessert? You betcha. These crunchy chocolate filled envelopes are delicate, light as air, and dusted with sweet Chinese five spice.<p>Notes:<p>Make sure the wontons are sealed well to prevent chocolate from seeping out during frying.<br>• Keep unused wontons covered while working to keep them from …

Skillet Salmon With Quinoa, Feta, and Arugula Recipe

I learned this nine-minute, quinoa-cooking method from chef Katie Carey while she worked at Haven's Kitchen, a cooking school in lower Manhattan. She, in turn, read about it in <i>Plenty</i>, one of Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks, and it has "totally changed the way I think about cooking quinoa." I'd …

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• 2 Romaine Heads<br>• ¼ cup almonds toasted and chopped• <b><br>avocado oil</b> for brushing (you can use any oil here but I like to use avocado oil on the …

How to Make Your Whiskey Sour Better: The New York Sour

<i>You'll no longer have to buy a plane ticket to get in on the cocktails at Seattle's Essex: Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (a.k.a. Orangette) will be sharing their favorite recipes with us, every other week. Drink up, people.</i><p><i>Today: Dress up your rye in autumn's finest.</i><p>Playing around with …

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Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

For the caramel sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar and water with a wooden spoon. Meanwhile, gently warm the cream …