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Your First Slice of Pie Deserves Better

Why is it so hard to remove the first piece of pie without it turning into a crumbly, sticky mess? We got to the bottom of this mystery: Here's how to achieve the perfect first slice, every time.<p>Why is it so hard to make the first slice of pie look nice? No matter how cleanly you cut it, no matter …

These Ingredients Are Unexpectedly Great When Roasted

Root vegetables don't own the whole "oven-roasted" game. Next time you fire up the oven, toss one of these ingredients on the sheet pan, too.<p>Around here, fall is better known as "roasted vegetable season." From Parm-roasted cauliflower to sweet and spicy carrots, we just love what the combination …

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The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

This one is epic.<p>There are a lot of options when it comes to chocolate cake. Between molten lava cake, German chocolate, and devil's food cake, we seriously have an array of choices when we want cake that's rich with chocolate. But just like with everything else in life, not all chocolate cakes are …

Roasted Apple Butter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial makes butter from whole apples -- peels, cores, and all.</i><p>Apples are the harbingers of fall in many places, …

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Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Domestic Chic<p>Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick …

How to Pregame Thanksgiving Dinner (It's Important!)

The hours between when your guests arrive and when the turkey hits the table might just be everyone’s favorite part of the day. Here are 20 smart ways to kick-start your meal.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics,</i> …

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Never Overcook Roast Beef Again

Next time you roast beef in the oven or your slow cooker, you'll know with complete confidence that it'll come out right.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Linda Buckmaster confesses to</i> …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Some sweet, some savory, a little bit of squash (okay, <i>a lot</i> a bit of squash), and some spice!<p>A soup that doesn't even require a pot? Consider us …

13 Breads For Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is basically the Starch Family reunion. Everyone's accounted for, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie crust all making an appearance at the big meal. But amidst the din and the chatter, the bread—the root of this family tree—is often pushed aside for another scoop of something more …

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29 Seriously Cool Snow Sculptures That Will Make You Want Another Storm

~Blizzard wizards.~

This Is What Happens When You Order Ridiculously Cheap Clothing From Singapore

The bottom line is that the next time I have a hankering for cheap clothing at rock bottom prices, I'll hit up Forever 21. My daughter, however, has added another item to her Christmas list: MORE CLOTHES FROM SINGAPORE!<p>Scrolling through Facebook a few weeks ago, I came across this photo on a …

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Renovation Inspiration: 12 Beautiful White Marble and Wood Kitchens

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)<p>Last week, I wrote a post featuring 10 restaurant interiors to inspire your kitchen renovation. The first one, the …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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International Garden Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

A selection of some of the entries from various categories in this year’s competition

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Taking The Game Down

In a bizarre turn of events, the Vietnamese creator of the maddeningly difficult #1 Android and Apple iOS game Flappy Bird is saying that he’s taking the game down within the next day.<p>Developer Dong Nguyen announced the decision on Twitter just a few hours ago:<p><i>“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22</i> …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

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Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

12 of the Coolest Kids' Spaces We've Ever Seen

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Proof the color can be chic, not singing-preschool-dinosaur-ish.<p>You'll obsess over these sunny spaces.<p>Cross over to the dark side.<p>There's more to white kitchens than shabby chic, k?<p>You might not have been <i>planning</i> a reno, but you are now.<p>Your roommates would hate you for your skillz if you weren't …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

Science News<p>The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

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Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Dead Man Walking: Judge Tells Man He Must Stay Legally Dead

(Credit: Hancock County Juvenile Court)<p>Legally, Donald Miller is dead and he's staying that way in the eyes of the law. An Ohio judge told him so in …

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Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

“Purely visually, I think Looking Glass sort of crushes–it will crush–3-D object printing,” says Frayne.<p>To explain Looking Glass, Frayne met me in a …