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How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

Got grimy stove grates, a gunky faucet, a filmy sink? Here’s how to tackle the most cursed nooks and surfaces. Grab a toothbrush.<p>Sink Drain<p>Sudsy …

Cleaning

To Transform Your Weeknight Cooking, Turn On the Instant Pot

<i>(Need more instruction on using your multicooker? Our “How to Use an Instant Pot” guide can help you master the device.)</i><p>The hardest ingredient to find for any weeknight recipe is time. Tuesdays after work just don’t have a lot of it, and it’s not as if you can order it online.<p>A slow cooker can help …

Recipes

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Dig in.<p>The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you …

20 Vegetarian Dinners You'll Love This Fall

It's hard to be sad about summer's departure when fall favorites like pumpkin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, apples, and more are rolling into …

18 Brilliant One-Pan Dinners You Need In Your Life

Because no one likes doing the dishes.

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home, Every Way Possible

Stay caffeinated.<p>Cold brew coffee season is here, and that means you have two options: you can spend your whole summer savings on this nicely caffeinated and refreshing beverage (we know some of the best ones to choose from), or you can suck it up and make your own.<p>Sure, making homemade cold brew …

You Need To Try These Beers Before Calling Yourself A ‘Beer Lover’

Drinking beer is a luxury for some, a hobby for many, a way of life for acolytes of Dionysus. Refining a beer palate takes time (and money). There are so many brews out there — with nearly 3,000 breweries in the United States alone. So let’s dig a little deeper, past “where to start” and toward …

Craft Beer

8 New Beers You Should Know

• <b>Rogue Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale</b> – Rogue <i>(via MyBeerBuzz</i>)• <b><br>Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange Peel</b> – Stone• <b><br>Redhook Winterhook #30</b> –</b> …

The uKeg Keeps Beer Fresh

Popping the top on your growler is like lighting the fuse to a bomb: in a couple days, you’ll be left with a flat brew you’ll have to drain pour …

DIY Mason Jar Wall Organizer

Make a trendy organizational caddy to house anything from bathroom accessories to art supplies with a few inexpensive materials. This piece is …

30 of The Most Extraordinary Beautiful Kitchen DIY Pallet Projects

In the kitchen everything should be bent to out desires and lifestyle. Here we should relax at the end of the day, disconnect entirely from the busy …

Furniture

How to Pack your Bug Out Bag

A Bug Out Bag is something that most of us are familiar with even if most of us do not have one loaded by the door or in the trunk of your car, ready …

The best coffee grinders you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>There's nothing better than a perfect cup of coffee. If you're a coffee snob, you probably know that freshly ground …

The Best of Coachella Street Style

Is it any surprise that spring’s biggest fashion trends have cropped up at Coachella’s first weekend? Millennial pink, pajama dressing, and full-on denim looks ruled in Indio, with concert-goers switching out catwalk accessories for utility-driven shoes and bohemian accents, like statement jewelry …

20 Delicious Budget-Friendly Meals

When money is tight, everything's more stressful, including decisions about what to eat for dinner. Boxed mac and cheese—and even this homemade version, which costs about three bucks a serving—gets tiring. While your grocery store's prices may vary, you should be able to make all 20 of these …

Sweet Potato-and-Mushroom Risotto

When two starchy, creamy elements combine, the result is pure comfort. A sweet potato puree gives the risotto a brilliant orange hue and a subtle …

Stuffed Shells Are Here To Make All Your Dreams Come True

Spaghetti. Penne. Even a box or two of mac and cheese. We will admit to making all those things regularly in our kitchens. But, for all its cheesy …

Comfort Food

French Pepper Steak (Steak au Poivre)

Get everything you need to make your version at home with our friends from Plated!

2 Facts That May Change How You Use Credit Cards

These facts may change how you pay off credit card debt or spend on credit.<p>For at least the next decade, Americans will be married to debt, and …

Goose Island's Cooper Project puts fresh twist on bourbon barrel aging

Strange as it may sound, the best thing about Goose Island's forthcoming Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels is that it tastes like beer.<p>It doesn't taste like licking the inside of a bourbon barrel. It doesn't taste like a liquid chocolate bar. It doesn't require an hour, three other people and a …

A Week's Worth of Quick and Easy Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

I feel better when I eat home-cooked food, but in my house, every night is a fire drill: Gather groceries during a break from work; forget essential grocery item, thus requiring a second trip to the store; prep ingredients while toddler entertains herself by applying peanut butter to her hair using …

Cooking

31 Lettuce Wraps That Aren't Just Skimpy Appetizers

Move over, sandwiches.<p>Don’t get us wrong, we love chowing down on a hearty sub as much as the next person. But when so many people seem to be eating …

How to Make Cincinnati-Style Chili | The Art of Manliness

I promise, this is an article about one of the most amazing dishes that you will ever cook and eat. So trust me, I will get to the food.<p>But before …

Eight Overnight Oatmeal Recipes for Busy Mornings

Eight Tasty Overnight Oatmeal Recipes for Hectic Mornings<p>Make these overnight oats recipes for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.<p>By ·<p>Whether you’re …

15 Casseroles to Celebrate Spring

We cook casseroles year-round — yes, that's right! Come spring this king of convenience goes a little lighter to take on the flavors of the season. …

10 Ways To Eat Sweet Potatoes That You Haven't Tried Before

As a paleo runner and food lover, sweet potatoes are my superfood of choice. The orange, white, and sometimes purple potatoes are lower on the …

Food

Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems …

The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is …

Breakfast

Step-By-Step Kusudama Flower Ball Tutorial

These charming origami flower balls have a history of being used for potpourri and incense in ancient Japan. Learn how to build your own kusudama …

9 Spots in Your Home That Need a Lazy Susan Pronto