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Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

Breakfast

Parrot Bebop Drone review: A strong, little quadcopter in need of better performance - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Parrot Bebop Drone is small and lightweight for its capabilities. It's relatively tough, but also user repairable if it breaks. It can be piloted with a smartphone or tablet as well as the optional Skycontroller.<p><b>The Bad</b> The large Skycontroller adds $400 if purchased with the Bebop or …

Drones

Nine small appliances to help smarten up your kitchen (pictures)

Ikea Gives Us an Adjustable Standing Desk We Can Actually Afford

Pampered Silicon Valley employees at Facebook and Google think they spearheaded the standing desk revolution. This is revisionist history. The real …

How to fill out a PDF form without software

Not long ago, my wife called from work. "I have to get this form turned in before 5, but the printer's broken. It's a PDF. I can open it, but there's no way to fill it out. What do I do?"<p>Been there. PDFs are great for sharing documents, but not always for editing them. That's not too surprising …

Tuna Melt

Makes 4 sandwiches<p>In search of a classic tuna melt? This is the best we’ve tried. Palace Diner makes its own pickles, but of course you can start with store-bought.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>bread-and-butter pickles<p>1 English hothouse cucumber, sliced ⅛” thick<p>1 habanero chile or 2 jalapeños, …

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

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Buttery Mashed Potatoes

8 Servings<p>For this mashed potato recipe, drying the cooked potatoes in the pan means that they'll absorb that much more flavor from your herb-infused dairy. Don't skip this step!<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 2” pieces<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus …

Radmo gives your car's CD player something new to do

In the video for their Indiegogo campaign, the makers of the Radmo portable device holder asks a very logical question: "In a perfect world, where on the windshield would you put your phone?" It then provides a very logical answer: "That's right, not <i>on</i> the windshield."<p>When you think of it that way, …

Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 medium butternut squash, halved, seeded<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 onion, chopped<p>2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 28-oz. can whole …

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How to to Get the Best Out of Your Knives at Home

Here's how to select and care for your kitchen knives at home—according to two expert knifemakers.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders,</i> …

Raunchy Orgy Video Promotes Musée d’Orsay Show

Exhibitions<p>How can a museum use porn to promote art?<p>,<p>Still from David Freymond and Florent Michel’s trailer for “Sade. Attacking the Sun.”<br>Photo: …

Jack White Just Curated the Ultimate Box Set of Iconic American Music

Last year, Jack White's Third Man Records and reissue specialists Revenant Records released <i>The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Vol. 1</i>, a doozy of …

Art Basel Miami Beach Reveals 2014 Exhibitors - Art in America

Art Basel Miami Beach, among the biggest art fairs around, has named its exhibitors for its 2014 edition (Dec. 4-7). This year, 267 exhibitors (up …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Healthy Eating

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Marlow Moss: forgotten art maverick

In 1956, the abstract painter Michael Canney, recently made a curator at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, was surprised to see a diminutive figure pull up in a pony and trap. This in itself was unusual; even more so was that the figure was dressed as a jockey. It came inside and, Canney …

Steals | Cool Material

Prices as marked. Ends: <b>08/31/18</b> Shop this steal<p>Was: <b>$135</b>Now: <b>$86</b><p>Additional discount applied at checkout. Ends: <b>08/26/18</b> Shop this steal<p>Was: <b>$65</b>Now: …

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Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

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Cocoa Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>…

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Banana-Oat Snack Cake

12 Servings<p>Loaded with oats and bananas, this is a great treat to have on hand after soccer or baseball practice.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces, melted, plus more for baking dish<p>1½ cups old-fashioned oats<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon …

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Wunderlist (Windows Phone) review: Wunderlist for Windows Phone is a fast, attractive task-management tool - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Wunderlist for Windows Phone is attractive, speedy, and offers useful task-management and collaboration features.<p><b>The Bad</b> No numeric notification badge makes it hard to check in at a glance, and I'd be hard pressed to recommend a pro subscription.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Wunderlist for Windows Phone …

Engadget's Back to School 2014 sweepstakes: Enter to win one of 15 gadget-stuffed bags!

As another summer comes to a close, wallets are beginning to open up in anticipation of the new school year. Whether you're looking to start fresh with new gadgets before heading off to campus or simply hoping to find a few dorm-room accessories, our guide has you covered. And for 15 lucky readers, …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

The Iconic 80-Year-Old Italian Coffee Pot That Keeps on Brewing

“Better than an espresso at the café,” boasted this 1957 ad. COURTESY OF BIALETTI<p><b>The café was</b> the hub of Italian social life a hundred years ago. …

Our Best Kebab and Skewer Recipes for Your Grilling Pleasure

14 skewer and kebab recipes, from salmon to chicken to lamb.<p><b>Ice pops, corn dogs, cotton candy—there's nothing like food on a stick.</b> But the grand-daddy of stick cuisine will always be grilled kebabs. Check out these recipes to see what we mean.

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Kepler Smart Home Gas Detector

You may have a home monitoring system, but not all the systems monitor gas leakage. If you also need the function, the following Kepler smart home <b>gas</b> …

11 fresh appliances that look super-futuristic (pictures)

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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