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Make a Souffle Cheesecake with Just Three Ingredients

This soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is beautiful, fluffy, and requires only a few ingredients you might already have …

Dessert

Akira Kurosawa’s List of His 100 Favorite Movies

In movies like <i>Seven Samurai</i> and <i>High and Low</i>, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a …

Akira Kurosawa

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from The Shiksa in the Kitchen• 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs<br>• 1 large onion, diced<br>• 3 cloves …

Cooking

Sesame-Miso Vinaigrette

If the vibrancy of this dressing fades, perk it back up with more lime juice.<p>Ingredients<p>1 red Fresno chile, with seeds, finely chopped<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons white miso<p>1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1 teaspoon toasted …

Seafood

Sesame Noodles with Green Beans and Tofu | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Since this version of the Cantonese favorite is great served cold, it’s an ideal dish for a picnic or to take to a potluck on a warm summer evening. The noodles will continue to soak up the dressing over time, so to serve any leftovers, toss the noodles with an additional 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) …

How To Make Pork Dumplings

<b>Slice the cabbage and mix with salt:</b> Slice the half-head of cabbage down its length, through the root, to make 2 quarters. Then slice each quarter …

Food & Dining

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

7 Tips for Crispy, Totally-Not-Soggy-at-All, Hash Browns

Yes, you can (and should) make perfect hash browns. Here's how.<p>Confession: Until 2 weeks ago I was a full-on hash brown-hater. To be fair, the only hash browns I had experienced were soggy, greasy, half-raw piles of shredded potatoes sitting alongside imperfectly cooked eggs (why can no one serve a …

Breakfast

Smartest Ways to Invest $1,000

When you choose a career in the military, you are no stranger to hard work. Make sure you put your money to work, too.<p>Yet where you should look to invest your money depends on a multitude of factors, including your goals, your timeframe for using the money and any current investments you may …

Investing

Thai Grilled Chicken

This is the basic recipe for a dish that allows great variation. Some cooks add a large pinch of powdered turmeric to the paste; others add some …

73 Kitchen Hacks to Save Time, Get Organized, and Stay Sane

So maybe you think you’ve got it all figured out. You’re the MacGyver of the kitchen—spatula in one hand, two eggs in the other. Crack, separate, and …

Recipes

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

14 Smart Ways to Use Stale Bread

Breakfast

3 ways to lose a job before you get it

When it comes to landing a new job or a big promotion, follow up can be almost as important as the interview itself.<p>Well-written, thoughtful follow …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Long Haul

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

Breakfast

13 Tips for Successful Baby Travel

Our first son Braydon is a very picky eater. On a trip to Europe, we packed what seemed like enough of his hot cereal for the three weeks we would be …

18 Genius Hacks for Fixing Makeup Mistakes Every Woman Makes

Shimmer makeup products aren't for every skin type.<p><b>1. Don't test new foundation shades on your cheek.</b> The skin on your face, due to increased sun exposure or breakouts, isn't the same color as the rest of your body. So, if you match your foundation to your cheek, you might end up with a shade that …

Makeup

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings for Every Course

From soup to pie, here are fantastic wine pairings for every Thanksgiving course.<p><i>From soup to pie, here are fantastic wine pairings for every</i> …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Dessert

The Fastest Protein-Packed Meal You Must Try

Sometimes your muscles just need to feed<p>“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra<p>Without seeming disrespectful to the <i>Don Quixote</i> author, I have a slight tweak to his legendary quotation.<p>“Post-workout hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Paul Kita<p>Whether you’re a …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

This authentic shrimp and chicken gumbo recipe is easier to make than you’d think

Chef Tanya Holland is cooking with KLG and Hoda today, demonstrating how to make shrimp and chicken gumbo, the dish you voted to see her make. She also shared a bonus recipe for sweet potato-kale hash, below. So grab your shopping list and get ready to make two delicious dishes.<p><b>Shrimp and chicken</b> …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.

Cooking

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Chinese Pastries

The first time you walk into a Chinese bakery is a little like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory. Buns come with dozens of fillings. Cakes are stacked with cream and fruit and decorated with geometric frosting. There's little English signage; all you can tell is that everything seems to cost a …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …