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Here’s How Much Time Snapchat Users Spend on the App

Snapchat users spend an average of about 30 minutes every day on the popular app, according to new data.<p>The photo messaging service, which has tried …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

The Whiskey Wars That Left Brooklyn in Ruins

In 1862 the new Bureau of Internal Revenue began taxing whiskey as a means of funding the Civil War. The tax rose for years until the government’s …

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Edamame

1 serving<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2—3 cups watercress, large stems trimmed<p>1 pink grapefruit, peel and pith removed, cut into segments<p>1/4 avocado, chopped<p>1/2 cup frozen edamame, cooked according to package directions<p>1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons unsalted, …

Food

Breakfast Salad

Prepare the Honey-Lime Vinaigrette (if using) and keep aside.<p>Bring water to boil in a sauce pan. Once the water starts to boil, gently put the eggs …

Green Onion Pancakes

Sift the all-purpose flour into a big bowl and then add the salt into the flour. Combine well and set aside.<p>Bring the water to a boil. Slowly add the …

The Best Egg Salad Recipe

Perfect is a word that I throw around a lot, and it's always with the understanding that it's a goal that can be strived for but never achieved. This particular recipe for egg salad is about as close to perfect as I've ever had. It's not fancy, there are no special ingredients, but it's well …

bacon buttermilk (greek yogurt) pancakes

Bacon buttermilk (Greek yogurt) pancakes.<p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 15 minutes<p>Yield: 6 to 8 pancakes (serves 2).<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1 tbsp sugar<br>• 1 tsp …

Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>2 medium eggplants (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise<p>1 1/2 pounds tomatoes<p>1 pound mixed summer squash, halved lengthwise<p>1 red bell pepper<p>8 scallions, trimmed<p>3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>Freshly ground black …

Tomatoes

Grilled Corn with Herb Butter and Corn Nuts

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup crumbled store-bought or homemade cornbread (optional)<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1 tablespoon mixed minced fresh herbs (such as chives, parsley, and thyme)<p>1 teaspoon …

Cornbread

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This is one of the most heart-healthy salads you can eat. Perfect for a light supper or a lunch, it can be prepared quickly just before serving, or the salmon, potatoes and asparagus can be prepared up to a day ahead, then dressed just before serving.<p><b>Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad</b><p>1 lb. (500 g.) …

TASTE | TASTE

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe. I am a big fan of good green olives and celery. In fact, when I travel I always …

Chickpea, Barley, and Feta Salad

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Barley has nice heft and chew, but don’t feel limited—use cooked farro, quinoa, or brown rice if you prefer.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 oz. green beans, halved crosswise<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup pearled, hulled, or hull-less barley<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>¼ cup raw …

Feta

Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings

My oldest kid has become a true fan of chicken wings. I’m OK with that, only because he has been a picky eater for the majority of his childhood, so …

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

A new post from She Wears Many Hats.A super sweet, spicy and simple <b>Sweet Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings</b> recipe. The post Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken …

Grilling

Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

6 to 8 Servings<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)<p>2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt<p>1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems<p>1/2 large onion, coarsely chopped<p>1/3 cup olive oil plus more for brushing<p>6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>1 tablespoon …

Grilling

A Sexy Word for a Sexy Dish: Saltimbocca

<b>This dish is about perception:</b> it looks like it takes much more time and training than it actually does. That's because the ingredients do a lot of the work for you. As the prosciutto browns, it crisps (texture), seasons (salt and fat), and seals in the chicken juices (moisture), and the artichokes …

Cast Iron Skillet

Roast Chicken with Sumac, Za'atar, and Lemon

This is a simplified version of the traditional Palestinian dish m'sakhan, in which chicken is spiced with sumac and then roasted in the oven over …

Onions

Soy-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>A little bit of sweetness makes these especially appealing to pint-size palates.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons aniseed<p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving<p>¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>2 tablespoons honey<p>8 …

Spices

Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<br>• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 bone-in chicken thighs<br>• 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil<br>• 3/4 cup water<br>• 4 cloves …

Breakfast Churros with Cinnamon Sugar Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The first time I tasted a churro, I was in Los Angeles with a friend and we stopped at a street cart selling Mexican food. The churros were amazing: sweet and sticky, crunchy outside and chewy inside. I had two orders and I made my friend take me to the same cart every day for the …

Baking

Banh Mi Pork Burgers with Cucumber, Carrots, and Cilantro

Being a Top Chef contestant can be grueling and exhausting and crazy fun. When we're all wiped out from nonstop competition, we do what we do best: …

Burgers

How to Make a Tom Collins

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Our official drink of summer -- and how to adapt it all season long.</i><p>Maintaining a well-stocked liquor …

Cocktails

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Coffee

Penne with Smoked Trout, Cream and Asparagus

Moist chunks of smoked fish, nubs of tender asparagus and handfuls of fresh herbs come together in this pasta that sings of spring. All you have to …

Italian Food

Grilled Citrus Chicken

4 Servings<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper<p>2 lemons, halved<p>2 oranges, halved<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Prepare a grill for medium heat. Rub chicken pieces with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill …

Grilling

Grilled Squid With Arugula and Grapefruit Vinaigrette From 'Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen'

I love the idea of this salad from Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos' new cookbook, <i>Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from our Tuscan Kitchen</i>. Charred calamari, tart grapefruit, crunchy fennel, and peppery arugula seem like a winning combination. Sadly, it didn't quite come together for me.<p>All the …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Cooking

How to Buy and Use Beef Ribs

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Beef ribs sub in for the usual pork, and the results are</i> …

BBQ