Drew Pelto

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nutella cheesecake with chocolate mirror glaze

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 140C. Grease and line the base and side of a 23cm springform cake pan.<p>Step 2<p>Combine crushed biscuits and butter, then press …

Impressive Archive of Free DIY Musical Instrument Plans

A few days ago, Shane Speal of Cigar Box Nation wrote to inform us that he had updated the archive for DIY instrument plans on the site and that the plans are all free. For anyone who’s into building cigar box guitars, ukes, dulcimers, and the like, this is an amazing resource.<p>Besides the plans for …

Espresso Cola: Give Your Soda the Coffee Treatment It Deserves

Big-time caffeine and serious flavor: the Espresso Cola is the afternoon pick-me-up of our dreams.<p>There's caffeine and then there's the kind of big-time caffeine boost you'll get from topping off a bottle of Coca-Cola with two shots of espresso. But that's sort of the point, according to <b>Mike Haft</b> …

Coffee

24 Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock-Pot

Step one: Dump everything into a slow cooker. Step two: Let dinner make itself.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

<i>This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup has all of the flavors of decadent Chicken Parmesan in a waistline-friendly crockpot soup! Takes just minutes</i> …

Cooking

No campfire, no problem: Make 1-minute microwave mug s'mores

Desserts<p>As our popular chocolate mug cake recipe proves, it's almost never a bad idea to fill a cup with an array of sweet ingredients and microwave it. In the recipe below from <i>Mug Meals</i>, author Leslie Bilderback revamps a recipe that's usually cooked outside over a fire: the iconic s'more. Now you …

Dessert

Thai Omelet in Coconut Curry Broth

<i>Inspired by a trip to a local farmers market, Fresh Tart whips up a quick version of a food-stand favorite: the coconut curry Thai omelet.</i><p>My son Nathan and I spent our summer Sundays eating our way through Kingfield Farmers Market. We did it last summer too and got in such a fun groove of eating …

Recipes

Mexican Street Corn Nachos Recipe

There’s a reason Mexican street corn, a.k.a. “elote”, is so popular these days. Grilled corn on the cob, slathered in a mayo sour cream sauce, …

Cooking

7 Easy Slow Cooker Pasta Sauces to Last You All Week

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash from CHOW</i>Generally speaking, pasta isn’t the sort of dish you turn to when you’re looking for a big, …

Make your own curry paste at home

Nongkran Daks, author of <i>Nong's Thai Kitchen</i>, has been making Thai curries since she was 7 years old.<p><b>Lynne Rossetto Kasper</b>: When did you first start …

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Why You Should Be Making Broth in Your French Press

Step away from the stock pot—all you need to make a flavorful, aromatic homemade broth is…a French press.<p>If we've said it once, we've said it a million times: Nothing makes a soup or sauce better than homemade broth and stock. But who has time for all that simmering, skimming, straining, and …

Tomatoes

Hot stuff: why Thai cooking is magic

In Thai cuisine, the pestle and mortar conjures rich, subtle effects from a small palette of ingredients<p>Sitting on a plastic stool at a roadside table in Bangkok, I was about to have a lesson in Thai seasoning. “Taste it!” commanded Saiphin Moore, gesturing towards the steaming bowl the street food …

My Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

He's tasted the best coffee of his life, but can he replicate it at home?<p>I don’t blame my parents. They did what everyone else was doing at the time.<p>Back in the early ‘90s, when I was a kid, my folks used a Mr. Coffee machine to brew dip-and-dump preground coffee that had the consistency of fine …