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Best Steak Marinade in Existence Recipe

"This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until …

Lake Bled Cream Cake: A Confection Straight from the Storybooks

Standing placidly in the shadows of the Julian Alps, ringed by thick forests and guarded by a stern medieval castle, is Slovenia’s beloved Lake Bled. At its center is Bled Island, home to one most beautiful churches on the planet and the “wishing bell,” a 16th century chime consecrated by the Pope …

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked</b> …

Baking

Make Sweet and Spicy Zuppa Toscana at Home!

<i>Homemade Zuppa Toscana just like you find at the Olive Garden. An easy weeknight dinner to the rescue!</i><p>Does anyone else ever like to go to Olive Garden and only get the soup and breadsticks? Like seriously, after eating unlimited soup/salad/breadsticks who needs a big plate of lasagna? Zuppa Toscana …

Cooking

Sony Tweaked Adam Sandler Movie Pixels to Avoid Embarrassing China

Sony altered a scene in its newly released film <i>Pixels</i> in order to avoid running afoul of censors in China, now the second-largest film market after …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

An Overachieving Breakfast Skillet Pizza

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: This breakfast skillet pizza is an overachiever, but some mornings call for a little showing off.</i><p>Pizza for …

26 Fall Cocktails That Are Just Perfect for Thanksgiving

If you're on bartender duty this year, these festive drinks will make you look like a pro.<p>Keep guests happy while you're putting the finishing touches on the Thanksgiving spread. A kitted-out bar with a few specialty sips should do the trick.

Inside the Test Kitchen

• <b>Author:</b> Tyler Florence<p><b>This interactive edition has been optimized for iPad and iPad mini and can also be read on your iPhone.</b> <i></i> <i><br>Tyler Florence does updated comfort food like no one else, but comfort food’s never been updated like this. Join him as he perfects, simplifies, and totally re-invents your</i> …

21 Hidden Bars In New York City

These days, a new breed of speakeasy has cropped up around the city, featuring old-timey touches like hidden entrances, tin ceilings, and cocktails made with classic ingredients.<p>Here are some of New York's best speakeasies, from 67 Orange Street in Harlem to the new Featherweight in Bushwick.<p><i>Did we</i> …

herbed tomato and roasted garlic tart

I had a friend in town this week and just when we were at the point in the conversation when we’d usually pick a place to meet for lunch, something …

Home Bar: The Negroni, a Drink For Every Occasion - Turntable Kitchen

It’s believed that Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender to stiffen up an Americano cocktail (comprised of soda water, sweet vermouth, and …

Turntables

The French 75

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Jenny is taking a little break -- but first, a cocktail.</i><p>Among the greatest pleasures of this short and complicated life we’ve all been given is the ability to tell …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

The Whole New Way to Make a Monte Cristo That Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich, you will devour this bread. Serve it with warm raspberry jam for dipping.<p>Growing up in North Carolina, there was only one diner. That's right. One. Herby's. I loved that joint. It had a purple life-sized half of a VW Beetle affixed right to the front of …

Breakfast

Blood Orange and Prosecco Cocktail

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Anne Stiles Quatrano | Summerland | Rizzoli, 2013<p>This blood blood orange and Prosecco cocktail is quite the lovely way …

Prosecco

Foodily Blog

Coconut Mango Mojitos

Drink Like a Porn Star

Bar Ama's Nacho Vidal cocktail is as spicy as a Spanish porn star.<p>The spiciest porn star in Spain is named <b>Ignacio Vidal.</b> The walls of his mansion in Valencia are lined with cut-glass Adult Video News Awards. He is lauded as the man behind the Best Transvestite Film; heralded as the <b>Rocco Siffredi</b> of …

Los Angeles

522 North Pinckney Cocktail

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>Named for bar and spirits director Brian Bartels's former address, this is a more complex take on a Mimosa.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 2-3 grapefruits)<p>1/2 cup St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)<p>1/4 cup Campari<p>1 750-ml. …

Sparkling Wine

Our Favorite Drink Is a Real Babe

Gin, lemon juice, and a floral liqueur? Sign us up!<p>The name of this cocktail is what makes it so fun (oh, and it also tastes really good). Just picture it: You sidle up to the bar and lean in real close. You clear your throat: "I'll have one summer babe, please."<p>Get the recipe: Summer Babe

Apostle's Fingers (Crêpes with Lemon and Ricotta Filling)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Puglia's answer to Sicily's cannoli: lemon- and ricotta-filled crêpes.</i><p>One of Puglia's best-loved desserts, <i>dita degli apostoli</i> -- or …

Put a Filter on It: Cocktails al Fresco

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagrams from the food world, on a different theme each week.</i> <i>We're getting inspired by our friends at brottle, who are sharing the beauty of batched, bottled cocktails with the world. Drink up.</i><p>As with most things in life, …

Millet Couscous with Roasted Carrots

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>1 cup millet<p>½ teaspoon cumin seeds<p>2 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>6 medium carrots, peeled, cut into 1” pieces<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>¼ cup roasted almonds, chopped<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>¼ cup fresh …

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make. They take a little more time to put together than your average chocolate chip cookie recipe, but …

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How To Make A Mason Jar Herb Garden

When you grow herbs in mason jars, you can have fresh ingredients on hand. Fresh organic herbs are usually pretty pricey at the grocery store. …

Gardening

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management