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The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. It's the perfect midnight snack or soup-dipper. It's great for kids, but is never …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

GalleryRamen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles<p><b>Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way.</b> Once known only in its 10-for-a-dollar instant-lunch form—a staple of offices and dorm rooms all around the '80s and '90s—high-end <i>real</i> ramen shops are springing up left and right on both coasts …

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

Slow Cooker Dakjjim (Korean Braised Chicken)

Ingredients<p>1 medium size chicken cut up (about 2.5 pounds of cut pieces)<br>• 2 medium potatoes, cut into large chunks<br>• 1 medium carrot, cut into large …

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Prepping the Beans<p>Rinse and sort beans. Soak in water overnight. (Place beans in a large pot, and cover with at least two inches of water.)<p>The next …

Cooking

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

Heat the oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Lightly season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add to the heated pot, and …

11 Ways to Upgrade Lasagna

This baked pasta dish is the quintessential way to serve a crowd.<p>Celebrate National Lasagna Day with these 11 creative versions.<p>Forget purists, with …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Now that the fall equinox has come and gone, it's time to turn on your ovens and stand over your stoves for hours upon hours. Roast a rack of lamb, …

Dessert

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

3-Ingredient Recipes You Can Whip Up in a Flash

Talk about short and sweet: Each of these treats uses only three ingredients, most of which you likely have on hand.<p>Peanut Butter Cookies

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Christmas may be over, but there's still plenty of time for festive foods before the new year begins. Mac and cheese, cookies, tortes -- they're all …

Comfort Food

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Fresh herbs and sweet carrots update this old-fashioned skillet dinner. Serve with a side of homemade cornbread for a meal that feels homey and special — perfect for fall.<p><b>Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme</b><p>1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed<p>Kosher …

Bra Size Bewilderment? 5 Companies That Got It Right

Photo: Courtesy of www.herroom.com.<p><i>Introducing LadyBits, an ultra-cool collective of tech journalists who look at the world with smart, lady lenses.</i> …

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

The Best Peach Crumble Recipe Ever

I'm not a huge dessert fan, but when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth, I reach for something simple and homemade. This peach crumble recipe is a Thanksgiving classic in my family and offers a bit of variety between your typical apple and cherry pies. Enjoy!<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>3-4 pounds fresh peaches, …

Baking

Our 17 Best Shopping Secrets for Discount Clothing

Sharing is caring. And also creating more competition.<p>Who said wearing designer meant you had to spend hundreds? We've rounded up 17 of the best discount and resale shopping websites so you can look a million bucks—without spending nearly that much.

Sephora Black Friday 2013 Sales Are The Cheapest Way To Get Gorgeous

<b>The store:</b> Sephora<p><b>The time:</b> Sephora isn't open on Thanksgiving day, but is open on Black Friday and has sales extending into Saturday and Sunday.<p><b>The standout deals:</b> As part of Sephora's "Dealtopia," limited edition products are $10 on Black Friday and $20 on Saturday and Sunday. They're available …

Microwave Mocha Mug Cake Recipe

The fastest chocolate fix ever—this warm and fudgey cake-for-one is zapped up and ready to eat in mere minutes.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of the new cookbook One Bowl Baking: Simple From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts …

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

I shared this recipe with you a couple of weeks ago in stripped-down, printable form, but I’m just now getting around to doing the step-by-step for …

Kung Pao Chicken

1 tbsp. cornstarch<p>4 tbsp. soy sauce<p>1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed<p>3 tbsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)<p>2 tbsp. sugar<p>3 tbsp. chicken …

Food & Dining

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Skillet-Fried Chicken

4 Servings<p>This easy recipe for Southern fried chicken is the only one you'll ever need. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided<p>2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper<p>1 1/2 teaspoons paprika<p>3/4 …

The Simple Grilling Trick You Must Know | Men's Health

Walter Manzke, executive chef and owner of Republique restaurant in Los Angeles, has the simple solution. He rubs down asparagus, pardon peppers, and scallions with olive oil, coats them with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and then tosses them in a foil packet that he throws directly …

Chinese Fakeout: Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry | Crumb: A Food Blog

Of all my guilty pleasures (and lord knows, I have many), Chinese takeout has got to be one of my guiltiest, in all its greasy, salty, deep-fried, …

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

<i>Grilled Artichokes are a fabulous appetizer for summer.</i> You can do all the prep ahead of time. Just pop them on the grill right before serving. …

Thai-Style Garlic Chicken

Thai-Style Garlic Chicken<p>(adapted from Super Food Ideas – Super Savers with minor tweaks)<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>What you’ll need:-<p>500g chicken tenderloins (or …

Superfoods

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …

Grilling

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