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23 Refreshing Summer Drinks That Will Help You Kick Your Soda Habit

::Keeps jug in fridge at all times::

Thanks to video-on-demand, films never go away any more – so when I tell you to watch a weird Austrian cowboy movie, I expect you do it. This week<p>Netflix and video-on-demand and Hulu have created immense new pressures on hardcore movie lovers. In the olden days you could tell a friend, “You just …

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12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.<p>So, to find the most common coffee-making mistakes, we asked for tips from a cast of …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

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Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole + The Serpenti

<i>Today: When a grilled cheese meets egg in a hole, the sum becomes greater than its components, especially when paired with a simple but surprising cocktail.</i><p>Back in elementary school, it used to be a (not very good) joke to ask your friends what 1 plus 1 equals. "It's 2," they'd reply. <i>"</i>Wrong," you'd …

What Your Favorite Fast-Food Chain Says About You

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Matt Lynch</i><p>Though you may not know it, the fast-food chain you love the most is actually a gateway into your soul. And since one of us very nearly majored in sociology, we feel confident that we can tell everything we need to know about you from that choice. Check it out, and …

Homemade Posole

<i>by guest blogger Andrew Norelli, product manager and food photographer</i><p>I don't usually equate Mexican with comfort food, but when I tried posole for the first time at a local Mexican restaurant, I instantly fell in love with its warm, comforting flavors.<p>Posole is a simple stew of pork, hominy, and a …

Aluminum Body Repairs Part 2 - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

2015 Ford F-150: Aluminum Body Repairs Part 2<p>January 26, 2015<p>After bouncing an 8-pound sledgehammer off the side of our new long-term 2015 Ford …

Aluminum Body Repairs Part 1 (With Video) - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

2015 Ford F-150: Aluminum Body Repairs Part 1 (With Video)<p>January 26, 2015<p>I hit our brand-new long-term 2015 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew with a …

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Brining or dry-brining your bird can mean the difference between dry turkey and supremely moist and plump turkey. Over the years, I've written many articles on brining (or not brining) turkeys. Much of this info can already be found in our Definitive Guide to …

Al Roker shares his mom's sweet potato poon recipe

<i>To help get you ready for Thanksgiving, the TODAY's Take anchors are sharing some of their favorite dishes, along with the recipes, so you can make them for your guests. Willie Geist and Tamron Hall prepared their</i> scrumptious mashed potato recipes <i>and now Al Roker is sharing his mom's recipe</i> for</i> …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

<b>The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning.</b> Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you. There's no better way to derail a calm evening than by scrambling at the last minute to make sure your turkey is cooked through, the gravy …

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy Recipe

<b>Note:</b> For best results, dry-brine your turkey by following the instructions here. If dry-brining, omit any additional salt added to turkey in step 2.<p>For full step-by-step photos demonstrating how to prepare a butterflied turkey for roasting, check out the slideshow here.<p>Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum …

The Secret to Thomas Keller's Roast Turkey Is Doing Absolutely Nothing

by Adina Steiman<p>A Thanksgiving Turkey | Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>When we asked renowned chef Thomas Keller to share his favorite recipe for roast turkey with us, as a kind of sequel to his insanely popular My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, we expected to be amazed by a brilliant, cheffy trick that would …

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

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August's Most Popular Recipes

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/august-2014-most-popular-recipes<p>article<p>You took full advantage of the glut of summer produce this month—our most …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners That Chefs Like to Cook

These easy weeknight dinner recipes from 6 talented chefs turn up the flavor while saving you time in the kitchen.<p><b>Pro cooks have families to feed and leftovers to reckon with, too, you know.</b> We asked the chefs from our 50 Nominees for Best New Restaurant what they make at home, for you to transform …

Make Your Own Sushi At Home!

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These 18 Culinary School Recipes Will Save You $40,000 in Tuition

Master these 18 classic culinary school recipes, from beef stock to roast chicken, and you'll save yourself $40,000 in tuition<p><b>Culinary school can do wonders</b> for those looking to break into the world of professional cooking—but with some programs costing upwards of $40,000, it's also <i>way</i> more …

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19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

How To Brew Iced Coffee In A Mason Jar, Just Like A Hipster

Now that we're weeks into serious warm weather season, there's been a fair amount of iced coffee talk. This is a good kind of talk -- because anything involving iced coffee is lovely. There've been instructions on how to make it like your favorite coffee shops do, <i>professionally</i>. There's been the …

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.)<p>Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple. They’re our default, our ‘go-to’ breakfast, …

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

<b>FAQs</b><p><b>Can this be made ahead of time?</b> Yes. Prepare the batter, spread it into the prepared baking pan, cover it with plastic wrap, and store in the …

Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

What a fantastic way to wake up – to the sweet, scrumptious smell of breakfast already ready for you. There’s nothing more fantastic to walking into …

Vegan Oreo Pancakes

Oreo Cookie Pancakes<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>15 mins<p>Oreo Cookie Pancakes that are entirely vegan. A fluffy chocolate batter makes a …