Doug Burks

30 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 35 Following | 35 Followers | @dougnugget2014 | Keep up with Doug Burks on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Doug Burks”

Our 10 Most Popular Casseroles of 2017

We love the ability casseroles have to feed a crowd and feed them well. Whether it's a baked egg situation for breakfast or a dish full of cheesy …

13 Of Our *Fall-iest* Dinners to Roast, Bake, Or Simmer Tonight

In south Louisiana, we joke that the four seasons are Mardi Gras, crawfish, snowball, and football. I never packed away my shorts, and thought sweater-weather only sometimes came in December or January. My relatively new reality of a <i>real</i> fall—brisk temperatures, changing leaves, wearing …

Rita Moreno remembers West Side Story's bold, subversive 'America'

In 1961, Rita Moreno achieved movie immortality with her performance as the no-nonsense Anita in <i>West Side Story</i>. Set within a vibrant Puerto Rican …

Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Eat well AND feel good.<p>Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? …

Healthy Eating

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

<i>Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – made with simple, wholesome ingredients. This hearty recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and …

Slow-Cooked White Chili Recipe

"This version won our chili cookoff at work a few years ago in the non-traditional category. Once the weather turns cool, this is one of the first …

Crock Pot One Pot Chicken and Veggies

I’m thrilled with how this Crock Pot One Pot meal turned out! I got the idea from Damn Delicious blog but decided to use the sauce from my Weight …

We decoded the Big Mac: a recipe for the world's most popular burger - Recipes

1<p>For the Big Mac sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and chill until ready to use.<p>2<p>To make the patties, season the mince …

High Roast Chicken Recipe

"High heat-roasted chicken allows for quick, delicious meals any night of the week."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup kosher salt<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>2 quarts water<p>1 …

Surprisingly Creative Ways to Cook with Frozen Fruit

Shutterstock<p>Hit the Freezer Aisle<p>Frozen fruits and vegetables are grown to peak ripeness and quickly frozen to prevent nutrient loss, whereas …

Healthy Eating

'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' director: 'I thought, This is either going to be terrible or really fun'

Director Christopher Landon had decidely mixed feelings when Paramount Pictures asked him to take a look at the script for what would eventually …

This app could do for email what Google Chrome did for browsing the Web

No matter how much you like your email app, there’s probably something you’d change about it. A new client named N1 wants to bring you the changes you want — or let you design them yourself.<p>Developed by a small firm named Nylas, N1 is open source, and accepts extensions beyond the framework the …

Everything you need to know about PornHub's plans to pioneer the world's first sex tape in space

On June 10, PornHub announced their latest project to the world by launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise the estimated $3.4 million it'll cost to make the tape. They raised over $10,000 within the first day.<p>Jokes aside, sex in space may turn out to be a pretty important scientific endeavor. It …

Space Exploration

Have scientists unearthed the world's oldest human SKIN? Preserved tissue found on a 2 MILLION-year-old fossil, expert claims

Fossilised skin belonging to a prehistoric human ancestor that lived two million years ago is thought to have been discovered among the remains of …

Humanity

Mama Rose? Fantine? Broadway.com Readers Rank the Best Musical Moms of All Time

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate, Broadway.com is spending the day sitting on the couch drinking wine and watching Netflix …

Top 10

The state of storytelling in the internet age

<b>By the team at</b> <b>ReadThisThing</b><b>, a newsletter that features one great piece of journalism each day.</b><p>It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their weekends planned.<p>It's been a year since Season 2 landed on Netflix, so you'd be forgiven if you forgot everything that happened to President and First Lady Underwood …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock: In Pictures

Science Fiction

On Tour With DCT

US Navy names first four-star female admiral

Morning Papers: One person has died after a chemical blast at a GM plant in Indiana; 12 are hurt in Philadelphia after a food truck explodes, and the …

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

This year’s Pulitzer Prize winners are out: The Washington Post and The Guardian shared a Pulitzer for public service for their reporting on the …

Pulitzer Prize

Stories About Ghosts: A Reading List

This week is all about ghosts: ghosts that haunt houses, girl ghosts in movies, ghostwriters and Ghostbusters.<p>1. “If You Believe in Ghosts, You’ll …

Books

What Louis Armstrong Really Thinks

On October 31, 1965, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong gave his first performance in New Orleans, his home town, in nine years. As a boy, he had busked on street corners. At twelve, he marched in parades for the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys, where he was given his first cornet. But he had publicly …