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8 Secrets to the Perfect Brisket

<i>Photo by Richard Dallett.</i><p>Brisket is the <i>summum</i> of Texas barbecue and its popularity extends far beyond the Lone Star State. Food writers and pit masters like to mystify the process, making smoking a brisket sound as difficult as quantum physics.<p>Well, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: …


5 Racecar Driver Secrets You Should Learn

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at the track.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving school, …

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Chocolate Éclairs

Makes about 25 Servings<p>The éclairs will begin to get soggy as soon as they are filled, so be sure to wait until just before you're ready to make the chocolate fondant to add the pastry cream.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pâte à Choux<p>½ cup whole milk<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces<p>1 tablespoon …


Gooey Decadent Krispie Treat Fudge

This krispie treat fudge is for the krispie treat lover in your house. It's the answer to "what's for dessert?"<p>Today I pulled a fast one on my family. You see, they have a strict rule with me that I am no longer allowed to make Rice Krispie treats.<p>It’s not because I make them poorly, it’s because I …


Google is not the answer: How the digital age imperils history

From floppy disks to thumb drives, we get better at storing things — while trapping history in obsolete formats<p>Our species created about 5 billion gigabytes of information from the dawn of time until 2003. Before long, we will create that much information many times <i>per day</i>, according to IBM. The …