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15 Apple Pie Recipes That Are (Almost) Better Than Grandma’s

When you think of apple pie, you probably have an image in your head of your grandma kneading dough and sitting the finished pie on the windowsill to cool. Those memories are all well and good, but these days we’re more into creative apple recipes that aren’t <i>so</i> traditional. You’ve got all of the …

Baking

Meet your new favorite oatmeal cookie recipe

Big on both size and flavor, these oatmeal currant cookies are sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with notes of vanilla and more than a little cinnamon. They may be generously sized, but plan to bake an extra batch of these reader favorites — they tend to disappear quickly.<p><b>CORNER BAKERY CAFE'S</b> …

If You're Looking For a V-Day Dessert, These Cookies Are For You

Valentine's Day and chocolate go hand and hand. Once February 14th hits, our heads are filled with visions of love—dare we say, lust?—for the sweet. …

The sad decline of baseball hero Curt Schilling: From “bloody sock” to Breitbart

<b>Curt Schilling (Getty/Cindy Ord)</b><p>The man who pitched the legendary “bloody sock” game for the Boston Red Sox is now a sub-Trumpian right-wing troll<p>Jalal Baig<p>October 23, 2016 1:10pm (UTC)<p>As we watch embers fly from the conflagration that is Donald Trump’s unhinged campaign for America’s presidency, …

16 Best Morning Bun & Coffee Cake Recipes

Chocolate Apricot Wreath<p>Imagine an extravagant cinnamon roll twisted into a ring, and you’ve got the idea here. The filling riffs on a recipe in <i>Plum</i> …

What’s really behind China’s decision to restrict canola: science or politics?

Dilantha Fernando has seen the canola debate play out once before.<p>Six years ago, China set new restrictions on Canadian canola citing concerns about blackleg, a fungal disease that destroys canola crops. Shortly after, the University of Manitoba professor of plant sciences was called on to study …

Florida teen who tried to bite off victim’s face charged with 2 counts of murder

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A college student has been charged with double murder and taken to jail, two months after he stabbed a south Florida couple to death and tried to bite the face off one of the …

Crime

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, <i>Stranger Things</i> is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Trail Mix

16 drool-worthy ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

There are plenty of questionable food holidays (Lima Bean Respect Day? Huh?) but today is a day that we can really get behind here at TODAY Food. That's because August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Hooray! Sure, you could pick up a box of store-bought cookies but since they're so easy to …

Mosquito magnet? Blame your DNA, study says

Are you a mosquito magnet? If so, your genes may be to blame.<p>New research shows that if mosquitoes are attracted to the scent of a particular person, they are likely to be attracted to her twin's scent as well. On the flip side, if they are repelled by someone's odor, they're likely to find her …

Few California workers win back pay in wage-theft cases

Noe Flores had been cooking pork belly buns and duck tacos for more than a month in 2011 at the popular Flying Pig food truck — often logging 12-hour days, six days a week.<p>When he asked why he hadn't received his first paycheck on the new job, Flores said, owner Joe Kim offered an odd answer: This …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Ramen Fried Chicken Is Here, And It's What We've Been Waiting For

No way this tastes anything but awesome.<p>Think you can't change the world of dining with ramen? David Chang already has. And now he's going to do it all over again.<p>Chang -- the man (and chef) behind upscale ramen eatery Momofuku-- has just blown our minds with a video tutorial on how to make Ramen …

Fried Chicken

Creamy Cheese Grits with Poached Eggs

Stir thawed frozen corn into these cheesy grits to add a slight chew and a pleasant sweetness. <b>Great Comfort Food Recipes</b>

Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great and engaged to Dustin Johnson, has a boy

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are parents of a boy.<p>Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning. Johnson is engaged to Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.<p>He said mother and baby were healthy, …

10 Recipes to Satisfy Your Scientifically Justified Gut Cravings for Chocolate

According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings.<p>According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings. We’ll …

5 Tricks to Making a Mind-Blowing Burger

Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.<p><i>Each week this summer on Food52, 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</i> …

Burgers

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

You don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home.<p>Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish …

Recipes

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Stephen Hawking

Hot Pocket Alternatives: 8 Recipes for Flaky, Filled Treats

Don't fret over the Hot Pocket recall! Make your own version at home instead, with these 8 recipes.<p>If you're a Hot Pocket fanatic—like some of us here at <i>Bon Appétit</i> <del>are</del> were in high school—you might be shocked/hurt/upset that two kinds of the meat-and-cheese-filled dough sacks have been …

Butternut

The 50th Anniversary Honda Super 90 Concept Motorcycle by Igor Chak

Igor Chak has submitted his latest project to celebrate <b>the 50th anniversary of Honda Super 90</b>. He has come up with classic concept motorcycle that …

Stressed About Money? 6 Ways to Combat It

<i>by Jane Bianchi</i><p>Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking …

Sometimes getting out of bed is tough on the weekdays. Like, really hard. The solution? You need something warm and energizing to start your day. 10 Warm Breakfasts for Cold Winter Mornings: http://thekitc.hn/1imMpeL

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Slow cooker paprika pork, seasoned with thyme and caraway, is finished with sour cream and served over egg noodles. The robust, tangy Hungarian-style dish is one of my favorite hearty and comforting options during winter's …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

Costa Rica