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Woman is accused of making false Amber Alert kidnapping to cover up lost car

Los Angeles police have arrested a woman accused of falsely reporting she was carjacked and that a 16-year-old was kidnapped, which prompted an Amber Alert.<p>Police announced Tuesday that Charlene Gaston was arrested Friday on suspicion of filing a false police report.<p>Authorities say Gaston told …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

Get your grill on: 10 grilled chicken recipes for summer barbecue season

Chicken is one of the most popular foods to toss onto the grill, but it's notorious for turning out dry. For juicier results, try these grilled chicken recipes inspired by Asian, Mexican and Italian flavors and beyond. Bonus: None of these recipes involve bottled barbecue sauce.<p>By Stacy …

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How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

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We've Only Got (Chicken) Thighs for You

Ready to thigh-ify your dinner? Let's talk chicken thighs and honey-soy glaze.<p>Hey baby—we've only got thighs for you. Chicken thighs, that is. Chicken with a soy, honey, garlic, and aniseed glaze. Wanna make it tonight? We'll be over at 8.<p>Get the recipe: Soy-Glazed Chicken with Asparagus and …

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Open Faced Chili Grilled Cheese with a Runny Egg (The Perfect Grilled Cheese)

I AM SO EXCITED.<p>GUESS WHAT I GOT. JUST GUESS.<p>Here’s a hint: What do snapshots of my raisin toast, the book I’m currently reading, selfies, and my dog …

Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate

I have two superhero skills. Two! So good, really… that I’m tempted to call them skillzzzz.<p>My two superhero skills are: catching things that are …

Slow Cooker Black Beans

When I was growing up and it came to Latin food, I thought the only kind of beans that existed were refried beans. I can’t remember when I realized …