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In Puff Pastry We Trust: 35 Recipes Using the All-Star Ingredient

Few ingredients upgrade a recipe faster than a box of store-bought puff pastry. Festive, flaky, and oh so buttery, it's a secret weapon we employ in everything from appetizers to showstopping mains to dessert. Keep reading for 35 stellar dishes starring this buttery dough.

Baking

The Best Places to Buy Korean Beauty Products In The US

Those of us who have jumped onto the Korean beauty trend (and poured hard-earned dollars into it) understand that the East Asian beauty influence is …

5 Best Bourbons

Mexico has mezcal, France has Cognac and, in America, we have bourbon. Declared a distinctive product of the United States by Congress, this sweet-and-smooth national treasure traces its history back hundreds of years to homegrown distilling operations around Bourbon County, Kentucky. Today, the …

I Shopped Reese Witherspoon's New 'Southern' Store, Y'all

You can buy into all sorts of famous lifestyles these days, yet there's never really been a celebrity lifestyle brand for the <i>Sweet Home Alabama</i> sucker. Lauren Conrad comes close, but it's hard to truly overcome the fact that she's the human equivalent of a Pumpkin Spice Latte—stripped of regional …

5 New PR Tools That Crush It

Thanks largely to Product Hunt, a powerful startup community I featured in my last post, new PR tools are starting to emerge in an arena where finding them (the first step) and evaluating their worth has become a fairly simple process.<p>Since the majority of us don't have time for the evaluation …

Sunday Supper: Baked Shells With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce and Italian Sausage

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I was first living on my own, one of the most ambitious things I cooked was a version of this dish …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Manhattan

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 …

baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House …

5 Lesser-Known Bourbons You Should Be Drinking

These days, bourbon drinkers have a lot of choices in front of them. The big distillers have brought out a steady parade of small batches, single barrels, and special reserves, and they've been joined by a new wave of craft distillers and blenders who are creating premium whiskey on a smaller …

The Best Delivery Snack Packages in the U.S.

The home-delivery snack box trend has expanded rapidly over the last few years, to the point that you can find just about any kind of specialized box, from gluten-free to Paleo-diet-friendly. But being the snack-obsessive that I am, I was most interested in testing out the bigger and broader …

The Idiot's Guide to Not Drinking Pappy Van Winkle

Because, let's face it, what normal person does?<p><b>There isn't enough Pappy Van Winkle to go around.</b> Everyone knows that. The bourbon is so good, and in such short supply, that it has gone from whiskey to talisman, and the oldest bottlings are now bought and sold for four figures on the black market. …

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This recipe is easiest to produce with a mandoline-style slicer, though you can also finely shred the cabbage by hand. To slice cabbages on a mandoline, split the head in half, cut out the core using the tip of a sharp chef's knife, the quarter the cabbage and slice it with the mandoline set …

Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Coleslaw

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>This may or may not be the last recipe post you'll see which makes use of the cole slaw leftovers I had from my Food Lab recipe testing (see Hot Slaw Dogs and Pork Roll Rachel Sandwiches for some previous recipes) …

Barbecue Sides: German Potato Salad

Barbecue sides can be as much of an art as slow smoking meat itself. It's confounding to me then why so many joints treat sides as an afterthought, thinking it's ok to serve sorry items like bland mayo-drenched potato salads alongside masterful pieces of beef and pork. I know the meat is the main …

Healthy Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Truth: While muffins make for a nice snack or breakfast, they’re not likely to leave you full for long.<p>That is, unless they’re like this …

Breakfast

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Boxed Mix Trick?

I have a secret. My go-to dessert, when pressed for time, is boxed brownie mix. That in it of itself is no big deal--plenty of people turn to the box, and we've even taste-tested a few of the major brands over the years. But every time I make brownies from a box, men, women, and children start …