Dean Dirks

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Homeowners who live on the coast are sleepwalking toward climate catastrophe

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 41 million Americans live in areas that have a chance of flooding -- and the number exposed to serious flooding is as much as 3.1 times higher than previous estimates.<p>Time is clearly not on our side. Sea levels are rising faster than predicted, and homeowners in particularly …

Miami Beach

How To Eat Your Way Through New Orleans in One Day

New Orleans is a town full of folks who start talking about dinner plans before the lunch plates are licked clean. A word of advice: If you’re coming, come hungry.<p>Crackling with an effusive gumbo of culinary history and cocktail culture, New Orleans is arguably the best place to eat in America with …

New Orleans

The Cooking Gene, One Year Later: An Appreciation

The kitchen is commonly conceived of as a space of comfort, a place where love is regularly transformed into daily care and sustenance; it is where some of our most tender memories are created. The dangers, such as they are—the knives, the scalding oil, the open flames and the hot surfaces—we learn …

Favorite Tailgating Dishes from NFL Players - Chowhound

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: football season! That means glorious Sundays filled with nothing but touchdowns, tackles, and field goals, …

Football (U.S.)

11 Chicken Crock Pot Recipes for Fall - Chowhound

There are lots of ways to cook a chicken. You can deep fry it, roast it whole, or grind it up and call it a nugget. But to get the meat to its most …

Slow Cookers

Why This Easy Key Lime Pie Is the Only Pie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

There are plenty of ways to describe our favorite Foolproof Key Lime Pie. The taste? It’s full of flavor—sweet, with the zing of fresh lime. The …

Key Lime Pie

Tex + Mex + ’Cue: 4 Texas Spots Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Texas pitmasters are incorporating Mexican-American flavors in their must-have barbecue.<p>It’s the best of both worlds: Texan barbecue techniques meet Mexican flavors. Whether it’s pit-smoked barbacoa at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ in Austin, or smoked chicken covered in a spicy citrus marinade at Pollos …

San Antonio

What Is the Difference Between Texas, Cincinnati, and Classic Chili? - Chowhound

Winter is a real drag. While Chicago is great during the summer and fall months, the winter and spring months can really bring you down. Unlike …

Cooking

Jennifer Garner Has Been Making This Chicken Recipe 'for Years': 'It's a Sure Thing'

And it looks pretty healthy, as well!<p>On Thursday, the actress and avid home cook shared one of her go-to soups from Martha Stewart. “I’ve been making …

Recipes

Feelin’ Gravy: How to Make the Perfect Sausage Gravy

Dallas chef David Bull gives the workingman’s breakfast an elegant update<p>If you ever want to eat like a lumberjack without doing a lick of work, you might stop by the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa in Dallas and let Chef David Bull fix you a plate of savory biscuits smothered in sausage gravy.<p>Although food …

Recipes

Leah Chase: Queen of Creole Cuisine

The legendary Dooky Chase’s chef speaks to historian Jessica B. Harris about growing up, transforming the New Orleans restaurant scene during the Civil Rights movement, and what it means to be a Southern woman<p>As the proclaimed Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase reigns at Dooky Chase’s, the …

101 Black Owned Restaurants You Need To Try In All 50 States!

Black travel is at a all time high! According to Huffington Post, “It’s estimated that the African-American community spends about $50 billion …

Grand River

Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce Recipe

"A rich, flavorful sauce that is healthy. Great for use in pasta, lasagna, and other casseroles. My favorite way to eat it is to pour over raw …

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole Recipe | Taste of Home

Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.

Breakfast

Grandma’s Coziest Comfort Foods

Grandma knew nothing could warm you up on a chilly day like home-cooked comfort food. Here are cozy recipes she’d be proud to serve.<p>Turkey Dumpling …

Cooking

100 Semi-Homemade Recipes for When You’re Short on Time

Whether you need a quick dinner, last-minute potluck dish or easy appetizer for unexpected guests, these shortcut recipes will get the job done in no …

Cooking

All hail the King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch chicken casserole | Thanksgiving.comIf you clicked on this recipe in hopes of finding a healthy meal that fits into your calorie budget …

Recipes

35 Thanksgiving Corn Recipes Your Family Will Love

The best Thanksgiving corn recipes come from home cooks who have perfected their family favorites. Now we’re sharing them with you.<p>Cornbread Casserole<p>…

Cooking

How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

"This is my new and improved version. And by 'new and improved,' I mean 'old and secret.' Here is my top-secret formula. The next time you're making …

Recipes

Key Lime Bars

<b>Ingredients:</b><p><i>Crust:</i><br>½ cup all-purpose flour<br>½ cup (about 3 sleeves) graham crackers, crushed<br>½ cup rolled oats<br>4 tablespoons butter, chilled<p><i>Key Lime</i> …

Baking

Fabienne's Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

"These potatoes present really well and are healthier than fries. They have crispy edges with centers as creamy as mashed potatoes. A must …

Recipes

How to make Alabama's famous white BBQ sauce

In the United States of BBQ, four regions reign supreme: Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina and Texas. But there are quite a few regional BBQ styles that …

BBQ

13 Slow-Cooker Dips So Delicious You Might Actually Enjoy Football Season

Even if you’re not a fan of football, you should definitely be a fan of football <i>season</i>. From September to January, it becomes the norm to spend …

Cooking

Seafood Cioppino Recipe

"This is as good as any restaurant's version! Serve with rice and a nice salad."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1 onion, chopped<p>4 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 …

Recipes

This waterproof Bluetooth speaker with 360 degree sound is one of the best purchases I've ever made — and it's still working 3 years later

<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>Ultimate Ears Instagram<p>I wouldn't consider myself a tech person. You won't find me flocking to the most-cutting edge devices the minute …

Gear & Gadgets

One out of three visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair buys these cream puffs — here's why

State Fair

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe

"A great dessert I came up with combining 2 favorites: apple crisp and cheesecake. It's been a hit with my family and friends. Enjoy!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 …

Dessert

Yom Kippur Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.<p><b>September 18-19, 2018 -</b> Yom Kippur will begin at sundown on September 18 and end at nightfall on September 19.<p>The Day of Atonement is considered the most important and sacred of Jewish religious holidays. It falls on the …

10 Reasons Why Seattle Is My New Favorite Place to Eat

My partner Justin and I joked that I visited him in Seattle for the Renee Erickson restaurants—and that he just happened to be there, too.<p>This summer, as I worked in New York and he worked in the Emerald City, I flew out to stay with him. We didn’t so much plan an itinerary as we planned …

Seattle

Frijoles Charros (Mexican Pinto Beans With Bacon and Chilies) Recipe

Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The ideal potluck or cookout dish is one that is easy to make in bulk and inexpensive, and doesn't degrade with extended heating or reheating. I nominate <i>frijoles charros</i>—Mexican cowboy beans cooked with onions, …

Cooking