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The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup

<i>A bowl of this Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup will keep you warm during cold winter days. This simple soup is perfect for your electric pressure</i> …

Food Preservation

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

Local Natives share demo version of “Colombia”: Stream

<i>Photo by Nathaniel Wood</i><p>Today marks the fifth anniversary of Local Natives’ stellar sophomore album, Hummingbird. To celebrate the occasion, the indie …

Colombia

Pretzel Bites

These pretzel nubbins are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Instead of using lye, which can be hard to find and work with, we achieved the deep mahogany color by boiling them in a baking soda bath. Make sure you serve them with our Spicy Cheddar Cheese Spread; we also love …

Baking

Top 11 Artery-Cleansing SUPER Foods

Arteries (from Latin <i>arteria</i>) are flexible, elastic tubes with muscular walls that expand and contract to pump blood through the body. They are blood …

The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker Feature

No matter how hard you fight it, an Instant Pot is almost certainly going to weasel its way into your life at some point.<p>The New York Times has written about it as “The Kitchen Gadget That Spawned A Religion.” Devotees of the appliance have branded themselves as “Potheads.” And almost more …

Sweet & Spicy Baked Cauliflower Is Everything Your Life Needs Right Now

Although cauliflower is being served up 100 different ways than how I personally grew up eating it (plain and steamed or raw with a dip), I still …

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Place a …

The “Butter-Chicken Lady” Who Made Indian Cooks Love the Instant Pot

<i>This post has been updated to include Urvashi Pitre’s recipe for Instant Pot butter chicken.</i><p>Last spring, Urvashi Pitre, a Dallas-based food blogger raised in Pune, India, posted a recipe for butter chicken to the Instant Pot Community Facebook group, a million-member discussion board dedicated to …

Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There are few things the almighty Crock-Pot can't tackle, but above all else it makes getting dinner on the table a whole lot more manageable on busy …

Inside Otis Redding's Final Masterpiece '(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay'

Co-writer Steve Cropper and other collaborators take a new look back at the legendary song, recorded just weeks before the singer's tragic 1967 …

Soul Music

Tom Waits: Weird Tales From A Cracked Jukebox (Documentary)

Once described by Elton John as “the Jackson Pollock of song”, Tom Waits is an inherently American artist. Over the past four decades, Waits’ …

Best Ever Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

• 3/4 cup (172g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature<br>• 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar<br>• 1 large Eggland’s Best egg, at room temperature<br>• 1 teaspoon …

Five Ways to Make Your Guitar Solos Stand Out

The problem is not the notes you play. The problem is what you are soloing over.<p>633<p>SHARES<p>We all want our guitar solos to stand out, to capture the …

Guitar

Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Simmering a pot of chili for hours on a cold winter day is one of my favorite things to do — or at least it used to be.<p>Last winter I planned on …

Cooking

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered and the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the pan from …

Recipes

Learn the Guitar Habits of Jimmy Page

No matter what your stance is on Jimmy Page, examining his guitar habits and approaches will make you a better guitar player. Who doesn’t want …

15-Minute Dinners for One (So You Can Stop Relying on Crappy Frozen Meals)

As much as we like to think we'll whip up something healthy and delicious every single night, cooking dinner for just yourself can easily slip into …

20 Recipes for Cinnamon-Lovers

There are two types of people in the world: those who believe everything is better with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and those who prefer to take a pass …

Breakfast

11 Genius Ways to Eat Chia Seeds Every Day

From avocado toast to pudding pies.<p>September 18, 2017<p>Remember Chia Pets? Turns out their chia seeds are now considered one of the top superfoods in …

Skillet Apple Crisp

Special equipment: an 8-inch cast-iron skillet<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>For the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, …

Recipes

Recipe: Tangy Carrot Slaw

Tangy Carrot Slaw<p>Serves 6 as a side dish<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard <br>1/4 cup olive oil <br>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice <br>1 …

Recipes

12 Non-Boring Ways to Cook With Ground Turkey

Lately, I've become kind of obsessed with ground turkey. It's more flavorful than ground chicken, less overpowering than ground beef, and just as …

Cooking

21 Borderline Genius Snacks You Can Make With 3 Ingredients

It's easy as 1, 2, 3.

The Fastest Way to Learn Any Mode of Any Scale

Modes are simply different positions of a given scale. It's important to understand this concept as you develop your skills on the guitar, and after …

Guitar

The Right Way to Clean Your Guitar

While there are many theories on proper guitar maintenance out there, there are also many WRONG theories. In this video I'll let you know the way I …

Guitar

Tzatziki

Keeping the garlic whole and removing once it has added enough flavor will keep the flavor more mild, but if you want more of a punch, grate it before adding and leave it in. Serve alongside Meatballs and Mint.<p>Ingredients<p>3 Persian or ½ English hothouse cucumbers, cut into ¼-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt<p>1 …

Lemon Juice

10 Ways to Turn a Bag of Fresh Green Beans into Dinner

Even though we can find fresh green beans at the grocery store year-round, they're currently hitting peak season right about now, so there is no …

Cooking

Master the modes with this in-depth guitar lesson

<b>The subject of modes crops up time and again among guitarists wishing to inject new flavours into their solos.</b><p>The main challenge is learning a bunch …