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4 uncomfortable truths about living in Portugal

1. Portugal’s interior is for sale, and we are losing our traditions and environment because of it.<p>The need for money and higher-paying jobs has put …

Europe

How to become more Portuguese in 19 steps

Featured Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões<p>1. Start the day by going to the coffee shop, drool all over the pastry selection before you finally order an …

Weather

9 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Here, nine ways to use overripe bananas from classic banana bread to pancakes.<p>Bananas are a fickle fruit. One day they’re too green and bitter to …

Why Sea Bass Is a Great Fish for Getting Fancy

<i>Header image: Whole Grilled Bass with Olives, Onion, and Artichoke from CHOW</i>There are a few types of fish that are true “chef-y” fish. When you spot …

Fish

16 Ways to Eat Lots of Pita Bread and Chips

Pita is for lots more than lunch sandwiches. Think salads, burgers, dips, and more.<p><b>The perfect pita bread</b> should be warm, fluffy, and not fall apart with piled with dips or meat. Test out your favorite brand with these 16 recipes.

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The San Francisco Globe

The San Francisco Globe. 2,940,452 likes · 18,056 talking about this. News, trending stories, and all stories worth sharing. Partnership and …

How to Make Amazing Infused Vodka with Herb Stems (and Then Use It in Killer Sangria)

“I believe we should use all of a product that’s usable,” says Jenn Louis, chef and owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon (and an …

It's All About the Marinade: How to Grill Super Juicy Chicken Wings

Crispy skin, tender meat, and herby, big flavor—no wonder chicken wings are one of our favorite things to throw on the grill.<p>Buffalo, Korean-style, fried—however they're prepared, we love cheap, easy, and crowd-pleasing chicken wings. But, for summer, there's no chicken wing we want more than one …

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6 Truly Impressive Tiki Drinks to Pour at Your Next Party

You've mastered the Mai Tai. Trader Vic would be proud.<p>Looking for the next big wave? Upgrade your tiki game with these advanced Polynesian potions, stocked with multiple rums, fresh juices and spice-infused syrups. Then invite a posse of hula-skirted companions over for a tiki party and let the …

5 New Chicken Wing Flavors That Will Rock Your Face

We have been eating chicken wings for over 50 years in the U.S. If you're following my, "AmazeWing" Adventure, you know how I feel about the staple flavors that you can find at almost every pub and wing hut in America. Honey BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki, Thai Chili and Garlic Parmesan. It's getting …

Chicken Wings, You're Doing It Wrong

Growing up in a Lebanese/Italian family I got to taste a lot of different food. My father had a vibrant passion for cooking and experimenting, fusing wild ideas and off-the-cuff concoctions, while my mother steadied us with suburban Italian comfort classics straight from old Howard Beach. I didn't …

A Guide to the Best Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>If you think there are a lot of opinions out there about what makes a great brisket, try having a conversation about the best way …

Brisket

Asian Ginger-Soy Sauce Chicken

444<p>15<p>1<p>Shares 460<p>Whenever I visit a foreign country, I go to the supermarket. I’ve found myself pushing carts through supermarkets in countries, from …

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Wok, Meet Cucumbers: Your New Stir Fry Secret Weapon

When most people think of cucumbers, they tend to think of uncooked preparations like salads and pickles. But cucumbers are a top-notch stir-fry ingredient. They become juicy and tender after taking a spin in a sizzling hot wok, with an almost silky smooth texture. Their juiciness makes them a …

Orange & Milk Braised Pork Carnitas - How to Make Crispy Roast Pork Carnitas

Winner’s Circle Pie

For the crust: Sift together flour, sugar, and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to work butter and shortening into …

Baking

Fry up this Cuban croquetas for a crowd-pleasing snack - TODAY.com

Betty Cortina-Weiss<p>There are some classic, Cuban dishes whose fame transcends culture and geography, meaning you’ve likely heard of them whether or not you’re Hispanic or from the island. There’s the legendary Cuban sandwich, the beloved black bean soup and the succulent pork. (Oh, that pork!) Then …

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Healthy Eating

12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana bread is one of the most versatile snacks: You can have it toasted with butter for breakfast, or frost it with cream cheese and bake it in a …

7 Street-Food Eats Not to Miss on Your Next Visit to Bangkok

By Heather Van Deest, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Thai cuisine is known the world over for its delicious, distinctive flavors. In fact, the phrase …

The Kitchn

Have you ever tried adding butter to your morning cup of coffee? It's a thing!

How to Eat a Lot of Apples, on the Cheap

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: How to handle cooking enormous amounts of apples, from</i> …

Make a heart-healthy meal: Chile lime shrimp tacos, bisque and more

Want a break from cooking a time consuming and complicated family dinner? Try these fast and flavorful meals from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, also know as "Too Hot Tamales." The longtime collaborators (they are the chefs and co-owners behind Border Grill, among other projects) are sharing …

5 Easy Fall Vegetable Dishes Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Butternut Squash And Tomato Penne With Anchovy Butter Sauce</b><p>You don't have to love butternut squash to love this dish. My husband who doesn't like sweet ingredients in savory dishes can't get enough of this pasta! It's hearty, healthy, colorful and absolutely delicious. Grate a little fresh …

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …