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Eleven Bands Keeping Texas Rock Heavy

The Well, photo by Rob Hilker<p>From the 13th Floor Elevators’ sun-damaged psych, Josefus’ soulful heavy blues, and ZZ Top’s lascivious boogie rock all …

Guitar

23 Spanish Recipes For Saffron-Laced Happiness

Get a taste of the Iberian Peninsula without ever leaving home<p>From grilled vegetables to hearty paellas to refreshing sangria recipes, Spain is home …

Cooking

The Chicken Thigh Recipe I've Been Making for Years

There needs to be a revolution in the poultry world. While many people think that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the end-all-be-all for a …

Cast Iron Skillet

Nonessential (But Still Cool) Coffee Gear

In what is slowly becoming a favorite series of mine to write, today’s guide focuses on coffee brewing paraphernalia that isn’t 100% <i>necessary</i> to have …

Coffee

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

Homemade Chocolate Croissants (Pain au Chocolat)

How are your homemade croissants coming along this month?In case you’re just joining us, croissants are the April Baking Challenge recipe. I …

Baking

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

You’ll Want These Pancakes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!

This weekend, try this delicious Dutch baby recipe from the new book ‘For the Love of the South,’ by Amber Wilson.<p>I love pancakes. I could eat them …

Breakfast

Complete Guide to Buying Lumber | The Art of Manliness

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts over the years, while I’m not the handiest or craftiest guy, I do make an effort to expand my DIY skills when I …

Why All Your Brownies Should Be Made with This Cocoa Powder

It's time to assess your cocoa powder situation.<p>Have you ever found an old, dusty box of cocoa powder in your cabinet and decided to make, say, a tray of brownies from scratch? Once they’re out of the oven, you excitedly take the first bite only to realize they taste kind of gross. It’s a common …

Dessert

The Simplest, Most Delicious Homemade Bread You Can Make

<b>Make a wet, shaggy dough.</b> Place the flour, salt, and yeast in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Make a well in the center, and add the water into …

Homemade

The Instant, Genius Way to Make Any Fish Dinner More Delicious

I'm about to give you a magic wand to make any mild-mannered fish delicious (and it doesn’t involve beer-battering and dousing in malt vinegar).<p>Because, with a few all-star pantry staples and virtually no time at all, you can take any fish dinner and make a brothy-delicious sauce or stew for it. …

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Miso Glaze

• Preheat oven to 425°. Coat large rimmed baking sheet with oil spray. Combine preserves, miso, vinegar, orange peel, and garlic in small pot over …

I Just Made Billionaire’s Shortbread—and It's Even More Delicious Than a Twix Bar

Billionaire’s shortbread is a classic crowd pleaser, with layers of salted caramel, chocolate, and classic shortbread fans. Plus, who can resist that …

Dessert

Every DIYer should know about these apps

Seven essential phone apps for your next project.<p>When you start thinking about your next DIY project, preparation is key: You need good tools, the right quantity of the right materials, and enough know-how to not make a complete mess. Oh, and as you gather your tools, don't forget your …

Red-Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)

8 servings<p>Chef Simone Tong of Little Tong Noodle Shop in New York, who developed this recipe, says: “This traditional braised pork belly dish is a crowd-pleaser for any special occasion. At home it’s usually eaten with other Chinese New Year dishes over white rice. But it’s also a great topping for …

Food & Dining

How Millennials Can Overcome Their 6 Biggest Financial Challenges | The Art of Manliness

Last month we made the case for why Millennials could become the next Greatest Generation of personal finance. According to the Strauss-Howe …

Personal Finance

Try this 2-income strategy and you could retire with millions

<b>There’s no doubt that having multiple income streams can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals. And while there’s really no</b> …

Retirement

This Sweet Potato Bowl Is the Best Single-Person Dinner of All Time

This sweet potato bowl recipe is my guaranteed feel-good, taste-great weeknight dinner for one.<p>It took me a long time to be good at cooking for myself when I first started living alone. But I’ve gotten better at it—I even enjoy it sometimes—and I’ve learned some good tricks for making nourishing …

Cooking

6 Recipes from Commander's Palace in New Orleans

From red snapper ceviche to coconut flan, these recipes are staples at the staff meal shared by Commander's Palace chefs and waitstaff.<p>Family Meal has been a tradition at Commander’s Palace, the grand old Creole restaurant in New Orleans, since its great matriarch, Ella Brennan, took over in 1974. …

New Orleans

The Chai Formula That's Impossible to Mess Up

"For my mom, the significance of chai is not the execution of a precise recipe but the function it serves in her life."<p>Chai means a lot of things to a lot of people. In Ethiopia, it’s a milk-less spice infused tea; in Kashmir, it’s salty and steeped in a samovar; in Starbucks, it’s a syrupy, …

Chai

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

The 12 Best Stores for Affordable Men’s Fashion For The Guy on a Budget

Menswear brands to trust when you don’t have time or money to waste.Check out The 12 Best Stores for Affordable Men’s Fashion For The Guy on a Budget …

Clothing

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Food

Chocolate Dutch Baby

January 2018<p>2 servings<p>Introducing a warm chocolate dessert that is way simpler and faster than a soufflé (no beaten egg whites) or a molten chocolate cake (no double boiler) but every bit as delicious.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 large eggs<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup sugar<p>3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa …

Dessert

These Gluten-Free Waffles with Chocolate Satisfy the Kid in All of Us

We created the gluten-free waffles we've craved our whole lives.<p>The story of my life could be told in a series of waffle snapshots. I spent childhood weekends watching the lid of our Munsey waffle maker rise and fall as it chugged through a single square waffle at a time. Round, crispy-edged …

Breakfast

12 Best Dishes for a Romantic Night In

A romantic night for two at a restaurant on Valentine's day is a good idea—in theory. But after going through the process of picking a place you both …

New York City

A Spiced Sausage (and Spice Mix) You Can and Should DIY

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we're making the effort to revisit some gold recipes and pick the brains that invented them. Today, it's longtime F52-er MrsWheelbarrow, on how a disappointing event turned into a career in food writing; she posted this lamb</i> …