Dan Belfry

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Exploring a tiny galaxy filled with jerks in Stellaris

Space, as Captain Kirk once said, is big and empty and boring. Okay, maybe not boring, but it's sufficiently large that you can quite easily miss the …

How to make halloumi, the cheese that squeaks: DIY halloumi tastes great, and it’s not hard to make

When I’m asked why I make my own jam, pickles, cheese or bacon, the first reason that comes to mind is: It’s more delicious. But it’s also plain old …

One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

Twilight Struggle is out now, and it is worth your time<p>Long before <i>Pandemic: Legacy</i> rocketed up the charts at Board Game Geek, there was another "best" board game of all time, and now it's playable on Steam.<p><i>Twilight Struggle</i>, the complex strategic wargame chronicling the entire Cold War, went live …

Can We Have This Ground Chicken Larb for Dinner Every Night?

This 30-minute larb is crunchy, salty, spicy, and everything we want to eat tonight.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>I'm a fan of anything …

Onions

18 Easy Desserts That Only Look Impossible

O2Tech Lantern – The World’s Smartest Outdoor Lantern

Light up your night with the O2Tech Smart Lantern, the world’s smartest outdoor lantern. This Bluetooth enabled lantern is perfect for camping and …

Scoty’s Marinara Sauce

If tomorrow was my last day on earth, I’d request a fresh piece of focaccia dunked in a vat of Scoty’s marinara for my last meal. A well-made …

Sadistic Package Design: The Best in DIY Difficult-to-Open Holiday Gifts

Forget the gift that keeps on giving; go for the gift that keeps on taking up time<p>Sometimes we're obligated to give gifts to folks that we don't …

Crafting

Eggy Puds (Breakfast Yorkshire Puddings With Bacon and Fried Eggs) Recipe

Resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on your Yorkshire pudding. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: the best morning-after-roast-supper breakfast you've ever had.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting batter overnight produces taller, tastier yorkshire pudding.<br>• Baking …

Breakfast

Photographer Captures Powerful Waves on Lake Erie as Liquid Mountains

Dave Sandford is a professional sports photographer of 18 years whose hometown is London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 4 weeks, for 2 to 3 days per …

Where does America live? Midwest. More population divided maps

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

What Happens As Decades Pass In A Whiskey Barrel?

The science of how a spirit gets better over time<p>When The Glenlivet’s 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky was freshly distilled in 1964, the new spirit would have been perfectly clear in color and have tasted cereal-rich and slightly smoky from the smoked malted barley from which it’s made; …

Whiskey

Deviant dice: 10 of the oddest rollers around (pictures)

Board Games

9 Excellent Everyday Carry Flashlights

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.<p>A good EDC flashlight should have some, …

29 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes You’ll Be Thankful Are NOT Pie

Finding creative, unique dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving feast isn’t always easy. Substituting stuffing cups for turkey and healthy veggie skewers for mashed potatoes are two options, but what can you make for dessert that’s not the oh-so-beloved pumpkin or apple pie? Sure, there are some …

Healthier Comfort Food Recipes

When it’s cold outside and we feel the chill in our bones, or when something traumatic happens in the news, all we want to do is warm our body and soul with warm, hearty, cheese-filled comfort food recipes. Give us the mac and cheese, the ziti and the lasagna. Two servings of them if we can. The …

Cooking

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

Cooking

The Best 3-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

Who says a delicious dinner has to involve a laundry list of ingredients? (What the heck is nigella seed anyway?) That's why when we're in a rush, we turn to these ten recipes--all of which use just three ingredients.<p><b>Simple Roasted Chicken</b><p>Chicken legs or thighs + butter + fresh rosemary. <b>Get the</b> …

Cooking

Deep Dish S'mores Cookies

Ask and you shall receive.<p>I asked you guys for help last week.<p>Because sometimes my brain becomes an idea desert.<p>MY OTHER RECIPES<p>So yeah, I asked you …

The Latest Brabus-Tuned G-wagen Is Predictably Insane

At the Frankfurt auto show, you can be count on seeing plenty of modified Mercedes-Benz G-wagens, from small operators such as Khan in the UK to just about any German workshop with an engine mapping kit. That encroachment doesn’t sit well with Brabus, the longtime Mercedes-Benz tuner, which is why …

Mercedes-Benz

Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Who says monsters can't have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called <i>Monster Issues</i>, the charming …

Cthulhu

This Interactive Map Tracks What Beers Are Most Popular Using Twitter

Twitter isn’t just a way for your hacky jokes to get lost in the ether. It also produces a massive amount of potentially useful data.<p>And that data is …

Jokes

How Fractals Bring Imaginary Cities to Life

Artist Emily Garfield maps places that don't exist. "I think that's related to the way cities grow in real life."<p>Emily Garfield like to say that she grows cities. With pen, ink, and watercolor, the Boston-based artist creates maps of imaginary places that tap into the essence of urban form.<p>"They …

13 podcasts that will make you smarter

46 million Americans listen to a podcast every month.<p>Podcasts are gaining in popularity for a number of reasons: You can listen in the car or on the train to work, you can dig deep into a topic, and you don't have to burn your eyes out on a screen.

Self-improvement

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Cooking

Demystifying Tempura Batter

I've gone tempura crazy! Why, because I LOVE it. Tempura is a great way of frying seafood and vegetables, without the oil that frying them would add. Both get cooked perfectly on the inside, while being encased in a crunchy, crispy outer layer, while the flavor of each vegetable is enhanced. I …

Breakfast

Anglo-Vietnamese shredded beef brisket

From the breast of the cow, this cut is a muscle that supports about 60 per cent of the animal’s weight, and so is tough. Slowly cooked, the meat tenderises to the point of just falling apart and that is what makes a brisket so delicious.<p>The flavours here aren’t as powerful as you might think. The …

Homemade Posole

<i>by guest blogger Andrew Norelli, product manager and food photographer</i><p>I don't usually equate Mexican with comfort food, but when I tried posole for the first time at a local Mexican restaurant, I instantly fell in love with its warm, comforting flavors.<p>Posole is a simple stew of pork, hominy, and a …

Food Preservation