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CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence that Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns

Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress …

Guns

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

Saffron Pound Cake with Lemon Caramel Sauce

We make this at Tru, slice it paper thin and then dry it in the oven to make sweet saffron crostini. We serve it with cinnamon creme brulee and …

Dessert

Stunning Steamed Buns Are Impressive to Look at but Simple to Make

<i>We've partnered with Miele for a special edition of our Change the Way You Cook series, all about the power of a simple, essential technique: steaming.</i><p>I'm always delighted to learn that a top-tier comfort food—the kind that can go anywhere, do anything, the kind that fills you perfectly, like it's …

Food & Dining

Ten Cult Desserts Every Sydneysider Should Have Tried

From sculptural pavlovas and watermelon layer cakes to cronuts and sea salt soft serve.<p>From sculptural pavlovas and watermelon layer cakes to cronuts …

Dessert

There’s Caramel in This Chicken Soup and Trust Us, It Works

You’ll want to drink this broth by the gallon.<p>I don’t use a recipe approximately 99 percent of the time I make chicken soup. If I crave a zingy broth, I’ll opt for a knob of ginger, a halved chile, and a bunch of cilantro. If I want a classic-style soup (with egg noodles, always with egg noodles), …

Cooking

Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon Scones — Recipes from The Kitchn

Instead of picking up pastries or a coffee cake at the grocery store or bakery, add these lemony blueberry scones to your Easter brunch menu. Loaded …

Baking

3 business deals that have been screwing us for years

If you think politicians are shady, a new book has some news for you — businessmen are worse.<p>“The Deals That Made the World: Reckless Ambition, …

Peter Thiel

The Best, Easiest Roasted Broccoli Recipe Ever

Roasted broccoli is a staple ’round these parts, so it’s one vegetable we always make sure to have on hand for last-minute weeknight dinners (foil packet, anyone?) or days when we’re craving a little more green in our diets. You can even find fresh pre-cut florets in the produce aisle, making it …

Lemon Juice

The Authentic Italian Way to Make Alfredo Pasta Is the Opposite of What You Think

When you think of alfredo pasta, you might think of using heavy cream, milk, flour, and cheese. And you'd be doing it wrong. Allow me to introduce …

Italian Food

We’re Smitten with Deb Perelman’s Olive Oil Shortbread

Think of shortbread cookies and your first thought is likely of butter—and lots of it. But you won’t find any in Deb Perelman’s version, from <i>Smitten Kitchen Every Day</i>, our Cookbook Club’s book of the month. Perelman acknowledges that “the landscape of butter-free cookies is usually filled with …

Honestly, Y'all Are Sleeping On Buttermilk Pie

This is the best pie and I will accept no other answers.

Sticky Sweet Rolls With an Ethereal, If Unusual, Caramel

I can't remember my first taste of pure tahini. It must have been sometime in college, as I didn't grow up eating much Middle Eastern food. But though I don't recall the first time, I certainly can recount the hundreds, nay <i>thousands</i>, of times I've had it since.<p>Tahini is a hard ingredient not to …

Master the Basics With 13 Dishes to Learn by Heart

If you are anything like me, you forgo heavy cookbooks in favor of reading recipes on a lighter, more mobile screen. And maybe your laptop has also survived tomato sauce splatters, or your phone has narrowly dodged a dunk in dressing. It’s a challenge to juggle cooking and reading, all while …

They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

Historians have long looked to a few key criteria in evaluating the beginning of a president’s administration. First and foremost, any new president should execute public duties with a commanding civility and poise befitting the nation’s chief executive, but without appearing aloof or haughty. As …

Political History

Recipe: Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you're following Whole30 this month, you'll want to add this quick and easy skillet supper to your meal plan immediately. And even if Whole30 …

Potatoes

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

How to Make Swirly, Flaky, Mesmerizing Sfogliatelle

Buckle up, guys—this pastry is definitely a project. But trust me, it’s a super fun, satisfying, and delicious one. There’s nothing like a batch of still-warm sfogliatelle (or if you’re just referring to one, sfogliatella), an especially beautiful Italian pastry. Multiple layers of gorgeously thin …

Butternut Squash Fritters With Cilantro Yogurt

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small bowl, combine the flour, cumin, turmeric, ginger, ½ teaspoon salt, and several grinds pepper.<p>Step 2<p>In a large bowl, …

New Year, New (Sugared Cardamom) Brioche

I can't think of many things more comforting on a cold winter's day than baking bread. The heat of the oven warms the kitchen, and the scent of yeast and sugar fills the air. Then, of course, you get to tear into a steaming loaf, breaking off the heel and slathering it with butter that melts and …

How to Save Your Tunes From Amazon Music Storage Before They Disappear

Amazon is discontinuing its Music Storage service, which let paid subscribers upload and listen to up to 250,000 of their own songs. The service …

For Many Caribbean Immigrants, It Wouldn't Be Christmas Without Black Cake

Susan Adolphus James has one vivid memory of childhood Christmases on the island of Beaulieu, Grenada: black cake.<p>"Christmas don't feel like Christmas if you don't have a piece of black cake," says James, who moved to the U.S. as a teen.<p>The rich, molasses-spiced cake filled with drunken dried …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roast winter vegetables with walnut and pomegranate sauce

Richly sweet, subtly sour, with a satisfying depth of flavour from ground walnuts: fesenjan is a tempting Persian stew traditionally eaten during the winter solstice. Northern Iran can get properly cold, and I suspect the varied climate has influenced some of the eclectic variations in Iranian …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

How to make the perfect panforte

Hand on heart, have you ever been truly pleased to receive a panettone, the gargantuan gift that promises so much, with its impressive girth and deliciously elaborate packaging, yet delivers so little in the eating. No wonder most of them seem to get passed on almost immediately, or quietly …

Dessert

A Jammy Two-Bite Pie That Transports You to Italy

<i>Bocconotti</i> are little pies that harbor sweet fillings of seasonal fruit jam, pastry cream, ricotta, or chocolate, depending on where you are in the south of Italy. They are small enough to finish in a couple of mouthfuls, hence their name, which comes from the Italian word for “mouthful” …

Sheet Pan Scottish Shortbread

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 275°. In a stand mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium speed with paddle attachment until well …

Dessert

Savory and Sweet Pancakes, Courtesy of Iron Chef Stephanie Izard

Good news: You don't need to be a Kitchen Stadium guru to turn out impressive results.<p>Scallion Pancakes<p>Deeply savory and super flaky, these are the …

This Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Fixes Everything

By Ashley Mason<p>For when you deserve a bubble bath and bowl of brothy noodles.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the chicken noodle soup recipe that editorial assistant Ashley Mason just couldn't live …

Soup

The Double Puff Pastry Pie of Your Dreams (Is Easy to Make in Real Life)

There are a million reasons to love a pithivier, especially as we near the holidays. This dessert can be insanely easy to make if you’re avoiding any dough DIY-ing. Just grab a high-end puff pastry from the freezer section (Dufour is my favorite). Your local bakery might even sell sheets of puff …

Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

I have made this cake with some substitutes. My version for gluten free included almond flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil. I also used very thin …