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8 CommonMisteaksMistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Cooking a perfect steak is trickier than you may think. Here are the most common steak mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>We love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you've got a quality piece of meat, you don't have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and …

BBQ

26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand

If you think deep-dish pizza and ketchup-free hot dogs are all there is to understanding Chicago food, you've got another thing -- or 26 -- coming.<p>Chicago is a city of many, many neighborhoods, all of which come with their own culinary traditions. It leaves the city's residents with an …

World-Class Chocolate from a Manhattan Cubby

Amedei happens to make the best chocolate on Earth, suggests Pierre Hermé, who knows a thing or two about sweets. You be the judge: The medal-winning …

A Chocolate Recipe for Each Passover Day

Throw away those boxes of processed Passover desserts and enjoy these easy, more sustainable chocolate recipes, one for each day of the festival (according to the biblical count). These offer a great opportunity to use a quality chocolate, maybe even the only Fair Trade and Kosher for Passover …

Flourless Browned Butter Brownies {Gluten-Free + Grain-Free} - Izy Hossack

It’s no secret to people who know me that I am a stress-eater.<p>PMS-ing: Time for chocolate.<p>60 billion pieces of homework due for tomorrow: Give me all …

Let Loose with 11 Crazy Cookies

Sugar cookies are swell. Chocolate chip is dandy. Linzer are lovely. As far we know, no one's ever complained about a nice ginger snap, or an inoffensive oatmeal.<p>But that doesn't mean that you can't push the boundaries. In fact, we encourage it. Because everyone always loves a rebel -- especially …

English Muffin Bread

A few years ago I told my friend Sandra that I thought she should be selling toast, that it would be the Next Big Thing. I like to think that I was …

5 Links to Read Before Caring for Cast Iron

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to foster a lasting, loving relationship -- with your cast iron pan.</i><p>A well-seasoned cast iron pan will take you far in life. It's the key to …

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Incredibly rich and moist, these easy chocolate cupcakes get a double whammy of tangy sour cream in both the cake and the frosting.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided1/2 cup heavy cream1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream, divided1/3 cup hot …

Twisted Cinnamon Sweet Bread

Instructions<p>In a medium bowl whisk together the egg, milk, water, sugar, butter and yeast. Set aside.<p>In another bowl whisk together the flour, yeast …

Lemon Cream Pie Bars

<i>I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!</i><p>When I was little, …

Banana Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Banana Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 21, 2014 87<p>I’m making dreams come true in bar form.<p>Not the tequila type of …

Meyer Lemon Bars

Unlike some other types of lemons, Meyer lemon trees bear fruit year round. This means that you can find them at many grocery stores and farmers …

The Kitchn

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Gary Player

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

National Geographic Travel

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Carrots

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Tag: Design Travel

Shopper’s Diary: No. 56 Shop on the Cornish Coast<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Escape to the Hinterland: 12 Vacation Rental Homes in Germany<p>by Meredith …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Black & White Photography

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography