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Breakfast Waffle Nachos Confirm That The World Is An Amazing Place

At HuffPost Taste, we hold the belief that nachos make the world a better place. The mountains of cheese, guacamole, and other fixings are like tiny heaps of happiness that hold the gentle fabric of our lives together. There's not much else in life that can bring the editors at Taste more joy. Or …

How To Make A Cauliflower-Crusted Grilled Cheese That Is Both Gluten-Free And A Work Of Art

This grilled cheese sandwich contains no bread. It is gluten-free, low-carb and plain remarkable.<p>Look at it. Ponder it.<p>The beauty comes from the blogger The Iron You, who has smartly adapted the cauliflower crust craze into something one could eat for any meal of the day. Toss in some bacon and …

How to Create a Menu Perfect for Busting Out Beyoncé Songs

Beyoncé is an inspiration in our kitchen. Really. We put together this 12-course menu inspired by her songs, right this way

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On the Grill: Chef Karl Marsh, Grill Master

Steaks. Burgers. Brisket. Time to fire up the grill! Labor Day cookouts mean tending to the flames as part of the long holiday weekend tradition. That's why we caught up with Omaha Steaks grill master and executive chef Karl Marsh to answer our burning questions.<p><i>(Photo Credit: David Radler)</i><p><b>How does</b> …

Will It Waffle?

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Shumski<p>How many great ideas begin with a nagging thought in the middle of the night that should disappear by morning, but doesn’t? For Daniel Shumski, it was: <i>Will it waffle?</i> Hundreds of hours, countless messes, and 53 perfected recipes later, that answer is a resounding: Yes, it …

Breakfast

A 5-Day Weeknight Dinner Game Plan for Feeding Your Family Well

Life is full of stressors; getting dinner on the table shouldn’t be one of them. Here, a five-day guide to feeding your family well<p>When it comes to parenting, there are times to be ambitious. Planning a first birthday party, for example, or tackling <i>The Golden Compass</i> together. But getting a meal on …

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Savor these summer desserts: Pineapple chili pops, s'meaches and more

With only few weeks until fall begins, now is the time to enjoy summer treats while you still can! So if you have leftover fruits like peaches or pineapples or just want to use the grill a little bit longer than these sweet treats are for you. Here, blogger and author of "The Kitchy Kitchen," …

18 Ways That Grocery Store Sushi Is Different From Serious Sushi

Somewhere over the rainbow roll, tuna fins are blue. And the dreams that Jiro dares to dream really do come true. But unfortunately, not all sushi reaches such lofty heights.<p>Today, much of what Americans eat comes prepackaged off of a grocery store shelf. <b>Store-bought sushi can range widely in</b> …

More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s

The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.<p>The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the …

Ferguson’s booming white grievance industry: Fox News, Darren Wilson and friends

White defenders of officer Darren Wilson are raising money by slandering Mike Brown, with some help from Fox News<p>Not surprisingly, a thriving franchise of the nation’s booming white grievance industry has opened up in Ferguson, Missouri, over the last week. It’s worth examining closely. As usual, …

California Senate passes gun database checks bill

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in most cases when carrying out checks on people who may harm themselves or others.<p>The move follows the Isla Vista killings in Southern California in …

Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.<p>Perry's attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being used to prosecute Perry is …

Obama’s Second Term Dictated by Crises

President Obama is now back at the White House, but as he even discovered on his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, events -- especially international ones -- are still dictating his presidency. In fact, that’s largely been the story of his second term. The New York Times’ Michael Shear noted that …

Government

Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left

WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?"<p>Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President Barack …