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50 States, 50 Beers We Love *plus a beer we love in Washington, DC

Alabama<p>IPA<p>Good People Brewing's IPA is rich and malty, with a bitter cut of hops. (They use the whole shebang: Columbus, Willamette, Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra.) It's a rich, caramelly beer with an earthy core that finishes dry. Somewhere between a marzen style and IPA, this is the kind of beer …

Beer

The 10 Best Budget Bourbons

With the holidays behind us, it's time to scale back, tighten the belt, buckle down, and engage in other cliches that mean spending less money on booze. This week, we'll start considering the best ways to save a little cash and still drink well, one spirit at a time.<p>Today, I'm covering bourbon. …

13 Food World Predictions for 2015 From Andrew Knowlton

What will we be eating, drinking, and carrying on about in 2015? Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton consults his crystal ball<p></head>What will we be eating, drinking, and carrying on about over the next 365 days? Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton consults his crystal (high) ball:<p>…

San Francisco

The Best Champagne for Every Budget

Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui<p>By: Nora O'Malley<p>At this point in human evolution, the mere sound of Ryan Seacrest counting backward from 10 causes a Pavlovian response that can only be cured by bubbly. But not everyone has Seacrest's bank account, so it's not always gonna rain Dom. Luckily, …

The Novelty Songs

From "The Chanukah Song" to the Hebrew Hammer to "Chrismukkah," the holiday's celebrations in movies, TV, and music.<p><b>It's hard to believe it's been 20 years</b> since Adam Sandler debuted "The Chanukah Song" on <i>Saturday Night Live.</i> Really, it's harder to believe it was only 20 years ago that Sandler …

Hanukkah

6 big mistakes you need to avoid in your pitch deck

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was just named the National League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young award winner, only the 11th pitcher in the history of baseball to receive both honors in the same year.<p>The list of his accomplishments this year is nothing short of amazing. Still, it is rare for a …

Lamb Meatballs, Ready in Minutes

Personally, I love the taste of lamb. Actually, I love any foods with Middle Eastern flavors. Give me my Syrian Salad and a little rice pilaf, and I'm one happy camper.<p>Having a craving, I invented this lamb recipe based on a feeling. On love. I would have preferred a lamb kabob (<i>shish taouk</i> at my …

Flavors

How to Clean and Debeard Mussels

Mussels have a reputation as being fiddly to clean or dangerous to eat. How many of you got freaked out about ordering mussels at restaurants after reading Kitchen Confidential?<p>The good news is that it's almost all untrue. Mussels are not only quick to prepare (think: fridge to table in about 15 …

The Food Lab: How to Cook Mussels (The Easiest Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, One-Pot Meal Around)

I don't know why mussels don't get more love. They're always inexpensive (even at Whole Foods they run under $5 a pound!), they're delicious, they're elegant (heck, you might even call 'em downright fancy!), and best of all, they're ridiculously quick and easy to cook. Got a bag of mussels, a bit …

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

Shares 297K<p><i>This kid-friendly and gluten-free spaghetti squash recipe is cheesy, earthy and super healthy. Serve this as a side or a main and watch it</i> …

Healthy Eating

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

The Snow Lover's Bucket List: 33 Things to Do Before You Die

Skiing is a <b>way of life</b>. For those who love the snow, the mountains, and the funky ski towns we play in, you don't hit the hill a few times a year and call it good. Instead, you spend fall checking the weather forecast and carefully waxing your gear. You spend early winter on man-made snow praying …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

The 10 Emotional Stages of Cooking Spaghetti Squash

<b>Stage 1: False confidence.</b> I'm going to make spaghetti squash because it's Fall and I've never done it before. It's all up in my Pinterest boards and I'm ready to find out what the hype is all about.<p>I've thought about cooking spaghetti squash before. I see them staring me down while grocery …

Sweet Potatoes

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Congee

Congee is a popular dish in my household. We love congee at any time of the day be it plain congee eaten in place of rice and accompanied by a few …

Where to Eat Outdoors in Washington, DC, 2014 Edition

After a stubborn winter, you can be sure that everyone who can in DC will be out and lining up for every available seat on roof decks and patios. From scenic roofs to hipster beer gardens to historic, secluded courtyards, Washington has more than enough outdoor dining real estate to accommodate its …

19 Recipes That Actually Use Mayonnaise The Right Way

Mayonnaise is one of those foods that will always be controversial. Some people love it and some people really hate it. We at HuffPost think mayonnaise is tragically misunderstood -- it gets a bad rap, and unfortunately for good reason. When all you know is jarred mayonnaise ruining a BLT or tuna …

One-Pot Wonders: Cold Sesame Noodles With Shredded Chicken

Noodles have always been a one of my go-to dishes, whether in the form of Italian pastas, soba, or even, in a brief obsession, shirataki noodles. Creamy, rich, and nutty, cold sesame noodles are a fantastic comfort food for cold, winter days or curing your Sunday-evening blues. It doesn't hurt that …

Green Giant Sesame Ginger Grilled Vegetables and Soba Noodles

Looking for an easy, healthy recipe to get dinner on the table fast? This recipe combines grilled veggies with Green Giant® frozen sugar snap peas for a satisfying meal you'll love. You can even make it flexitarian by adding cooked chicken for the meat eaters! And check out more great recipes from …

Serious Cheese: How to Make a Fancy-Looking Cheese Plate on a Budget

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Times are tough out there. The recession is still kicking, inflation is rampant, and even Flappy Bird can't hack it. Your friends are coming over, though, and even though you don't have a ton of disposable income, …

Green Giant Quinoa Succotash

This succotash uses quinoa and Green Giant® frozen vegetables to make a delicious, healthy main, or a great side to serve with lean meats. It's healthy, but don't think for a second it skimps on the flavor! And check out more great recipes from Green Giant® here.<p><i>Green Giant Quinoa Succotash</i><p>Prep …

46 Kale Recipes We Love

Gallery46 Kale Recipes We Love<p>We love our winter greens, and according to our stats, you do, too! We've pulled together 46 of our favorite kale recipes, from sautés to pastas to freshly blended juices. See them all in the slideshow or jump straight to one of the recipes below.<p>Salads<p>Kale, Apple, and …

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

More Wine Basics<p><i>All About French Wine »<br>How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws »<br>Cheese & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet »<br>How to Stock Your Wine Fridge »<br>All About Port »<br>Wine Books: Sommelier Picks »</i><p>During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the …

Boston Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Boston's got some serious dining chops, but chasing down the latest restaurant opening, the newest hot chef or the trendiest ingredient can be exhausting. Sometimes, what visitors and locals alike want is a no-fuss, affordable, and, above all, flavorful meal—and preferably one with an international …

One-Pot Wonders: Curried Coconut Noodles With Shrimp

I've never defined myself as someone who cooks out of a can and I generally take great efforts to avoid doing so. This recipe is the closest I've come, and I have no regrets. Mainly because the two key ingredients—yellow curry paste and coconut milk—just happen to be pre-packaged flavor bombs that …

One-Pot Wonders: Greek-Style Rice Pilaf With Chicken Thighs

You'd figure that I'd know about a dish that's been around for over a thousand years. And yet, I didn't know what pilaf was until very recently.<p>Strike that. What I <i>meant</i> to say is this: I've been making pilaf for years without even knowing it. Though the details of its preparation vary from country …

Shooter's-Style Sandwiches Worth Making

The classic shooter's sandwich, made with a whole steak and mushrooms pressed into a hollow loaf of bread sounds great on paper, but has some problems in reality. Here are four versions that really work.

Sandwiches

Serious Entertaining: Ramps Ramps Ramps Ramps Ramps

Some people simply don't like ramps. I understand perfectly. Some people also don't like unicorns and rainbows and puppies or Mr. Wizard or telescopes or Calvin and Hobbes or holding hands or Super Mario or hugs or The Beatles or any of the other wonderful things that can make life worth living. …

Just 1 Bottle: 15 Cocktails to Make With Gin and a Trip to the Grocery Store

There are a number of ways to stock a bar: you can go out and buy one of everything (not really recommended), you can go out and buy what you need for your one or two favorite cocktails (better), or you can wait and hope that a well stocked bar magically appears in your living room (and actually …