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10 Dishes You Loved in February

These were the 10 dishes you loved the most in February.<p>These were the 10 dishes you loved the most in February.

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How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Eaten (in 5 Easy Steps)

The truth about sex and pizza also applies to chocolate chip cookies: There are many, many ways to make them (over 50 recipes on this site alone), …

Eater Miami's Top Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, take a look back at some of the best posts of the year. There were openings galore, plus some famous food people swinging through town and helpful guides to Miami eating.<p>  <p>These 10 Miami Restaurants Have the Best Views in Town<p>Dinner with a view is almost a prerequisite …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

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Holiday Roasts and Entrées

• Holidays• <b><br>Holiday Roasts and Entrées</b><p>Roasts, ham, rack of lamb, and other impressive mains for the holiday table.<p>Jump to Section:<p>Beef Recipes<p>Mains Sous Vide Smoked BrisketSous vide is the key to consistently moist brisket with a smoky bark.<p>Braising and Roasting Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions …

Still not sure what to do for your mom this Mother’s Day? Treat your mom to a day filled with art, food, and events at the Met: http://met.org/1ggQXAO Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) | Young Mother Sewing | 1900

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

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What NOT to do in Japan

Pachinko is one of the few ways to legally gamble in Japan, but don’t be lured into a parlor thinking you’ll see attractions like those of Vegas. The …

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How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

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Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This cake is ideal for a simple layer cake for birthdays and parties, but is also delicious on its own without frosting.<p>Adapted from Hershey's. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: two 8-inch layers</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>2 cups sugar<br>• 1 3/4 cups flour<br>• 3/4 cup cocoa (not Dutch-processed)<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

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.<p>Today, four brunchy and four boozy recipes for you to try this weekend (along with a serious continuation of our apple obsession. Please send help, or …

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Australia’s Great Ocean Road

A mob of kangaroos grazes in a chilly pasture, then flees in front of an approaching pickup truck. The herd looks like a bunch of deer on pogo sticks.<p>The scene is unfolding outside the ecolodge window I’m peering from on this early winter morning in August. It’s my second day on Australia’s <b>Great</b> …

22 Ways to Make a Headboard Out of Almost Anything

Life is expensive, and so is furniture. That’s why getting creative about less-important pieces is essential. Case in point? The almighty headboard. From garage sale goods to hardware store finds, the DIY possibilities really are endless. Check out the inspiration below for some budget-friendly …

Why Everyone's Going to Iceland (and Why You Should Join Them)

<i>A few reasons we're obsessed with Iceland: Elves, the Northern Lights, canyons, puffins, waterfalls, glaciers, long-haired ponies...</i><p>The first mistake I made in packing for my week­long trip to Iceland was the number of books I brought. By my logic, the Ring Road, an 840-­mile highway that skirts …

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Did I Just Give My #Permission? Hashtag Consent for Photo Usage is Trending

The <i>New York Times</i> published an article about brands using user generated content (UGC) without explicit permission. When a woman named Shereen Way …

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro

If you’re like most people, your cabinets take up the most visible space in your kitchen. That’s great when they’re in good shape; but if they aren’t …

Photographing Human Trafficking in New York

They look no different than anyone else in the rat-race blur of New York’s streets. They hold the same jobs — maids, nannies, janitors — as thousands of others who get paid for their work, sometimes well, usually enough to get by.<p>But the service workers Xyza Bacani has trained her camera on are …

‘The Last Sentoshi’ is a Movie About a Superhero Who Kicks Butt with a Camera Flash

Tokyo-based photographer Irwin Wong just released a crazy film titled “The Last Sentoshi.” It’s about a female superhero who defeats her enemies …

How to Make Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

We bet you're already thinking about how great the French toast will be...<p>More: How to make frosted cinnamon rolls at home<p>We still have a few more days of summer on the calendar, but kids all over the country are trading in their swim trunks for backpacks and I am slowly shifting my baking to more …

How to Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

<i>Photo by Rob Baas.</i><p>National Cheeseburger Day? Now that's a holiday we can really get behind. It would be almost un-American not to eat a cheeseburger today.<p>The practice of topping a burger with cheese became popular in the 1920s. So who first came up with the idea? Here are some competing …

How to Visit U.S. National Parks for Free

<i>by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>In case you hadn't noticed, the U.S. is home to some of the greatest national parks in the world. The best part: if you do your homework, you can visit them for free. Here's how.<p><b>Enroll in the Every Kid In A Park program</b><p>Get ready for the ultimate family national …

Johnny Depp’s Black Mass Reviewed by Whitey Bulger’s Camp

Depp portrays the gangster in the drama, out in theaters Friday.<p>Last week, we determined that <b>Whitey Bulger</b>, the notorious Boston-area gangster <b>Johnny Depp</b> portrays in the new drama <i>Black Mass</i>, is probably the only person in the free world who has refused a private audience with the beloved movie …

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