Brian Mcnamara

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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Our Most Versatile Slow Cooker Supper Recipes Ever

Ah, the beauty of slow cooking.<p>Relaxed winter nights call for satisfying no-fuss suppers. Pick your protein of choice, toss in fresh ingredients, and …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

2Pac: All Eyez on Me Album Review

About 300 miles north of Manhattan sits the Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison that, in 1995, housed its most famous inmate: Tupac Amaru Shakur. He had been sentenced to one and a half to four and a half years in a sexual assault trial the previous fall. On top of normal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

9 Tips for Better-Than-Delivery Fried Rice

By Alex Delany<p>If you've got some almost-stale rice you're halfway there.<p>Fried rice is that takeout staple that everyone from hungover college students to too-tired-to-make-dinner-tonight professionals can agree is delicious. It's a wonderful food, but figuring out how to make fried rice at home …

Mashed Potato Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Crispy Bacon

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 425°. Season the chicken breast with 1/8 teaspoon each of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. In a small pan, …

Foodies Call These "the Best Chicken Crockpot Recipes"

Who said chicken was boring? Sure, it's the go-to meat that's graced our plates ad nauseam, and it's our flavor reference when trying frog legs—but …

4 Easy Weeknight Dinners for People Who Work Too Hard

Scallops in 10 minutes, and more awesome recipes that our food director makes time and time again.<p>Being the food director of <i>Bon Appetit</i> is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I get to eat delicious dishes all day that are in the works for the magazine and website. On the other hand, by …

Cooking

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

This delicious and homey one-dish meal for Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Casserole is very rich and easy. We love how the wild rice cooks in the …

The Genius Small Bedroom Trick That Works for Kids & Adults

Although children may not take up much space with their physical persons, they sure do have a lot of stuff. So storage is a primary consideration …

10 Showstopping Desserts to Bring to Friendsgiving

When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact I'd argue that these pies, …

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

27 Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

Winner, winner, slow-cooked dinner.

This Seafood And Chicken Gumbo Is Gonna Rock Your World

Chef Dennis Bannes can make a MEAN gumbo.<p>¾ cup vegetable oil<p>1 cup flour<p>¾ cup mixed bell peppers, chopped<p>¾ cup celery, chopped<p>2 tablespoons garlic, minced<p>6 cups chicken stock<p>¼ teaspoon dried thyme<p>½ teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>2 bay leaves<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>1 pound gumbo crab<p>1 pound king …

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

Workouts

5 Easy Freezer Marinades Perfect for Chicken or Pork

While marinades are brilliant at turning cuts of meat that can often dry out when cooked into flavorful, moist meals, it's easy to forget to plan …

10 Chefs' Tips for Upgrading Slow Cooker Recipes

Your slow cooker food doesn't need to be bland and boring. These tips will transform the way you think about Crock Pots.<p>Slow cooker recipes can be mushy bombs sometimes, but they don't have to. We've all had a watery, bland soup or an overcooked chicken "casserole"—and those dishes were victims of …

Eat Your Eggs Like Athletes Do

They’re cheap, they’re tasty, and each one is a total nutritional powerhouse. A single extra-large egg—which is what you’ll find most often at the grocery store—packs seven grams of complete protein, meaning it contains all of the eight essential amino acids required to build and maintain …

Expecting a Baby? What to Cook and Freeze Now So You Won’t Go Hungry Later

When you’re the exhausted parent of a newborn, you may find yourself relying on takeout and trail mix for sustenance. That gets old fast.<p>With a little planning, you can stock your freezer with home-cooked meals that will last you a good week or two. Here are some ideas for cooking ahead so you’ll …

Baby Showers

The 4 Things You Need to Bake Better Chicken Breasts

Although a wildly popular go-to dinner protein, chicken breasts often get a bad rap. There's so little fat in a boneless, skinless chicken breast …

Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls Recipe

"Serve bowls topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream. If you like, you can also add two grilled thinly sliced chicken breasts or 2 cups …

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

By Jenny Rosenstratch<p>It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe …

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

20-Minute Game Day Meals So You Spend More Time Watching, Not Cooking

It's that time of year again—football fans everywhere are parking themselves in front of the television every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday …

Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes

Save space in your oven: let your slow cooker create some of our favorite dishes of the season with these slow cooker recipes.<p>Slow cooker recipes are …

20 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes to Make This Fall

As bummed as I am about the fact that summer is basically over, I'm so pumped about all the warm autumn meals headed my way. I felt like a kid at …

11 Big Batch Recipes to Make with Your Farmers' Market Haul

End-of-summer produce is bountiful and cheap at the farmers' market. Make the most of it.<p>There's one time when your eyes should be bigger than your stomach: at the farmers' market in the final weeks of summer. Farmers are trying to offload a bounty of produce before season's end, so you can haul …

11 Outlook Email Productivity Hacks You Never Knew About

Now with panic buttons and time travel!<p>If you've ever worked for an enterprise-size organization or an established business, you've likely encountered Microsoft Outlook.<p>This quintessential email experience has been king in the business world for a long time, especially since it's typically bundled …

Productivity

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …