Mike Gardner

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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Why This “Rippled” Chocolate Chip Cookie is Going Viral

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>If you follow even just a handful of food accounts on Instagram, you’ve likely seen the “rippled” …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Create an Inspirational Quote Video for Instagram in Photoshop

Start by creating a document perfectly sized for Instagram by going to “File – New” and choose 1080 x 1080 for the size.<p>Quick Tip: The Ideal File …

Inspiration

Easy Make-Ahead Chickpea Salad With Bacon, Roasted Chilies, and Cotija Cheese

Last week I extolled the virtues of make-ahead bean salads, like this chickpea salad with cumin and celery. Today I'm offering a meatier, more intense version that holds up just as well to a night in the fridge. This is a dish custom-made for making ahead and packing on a camping trip or for lunch …

A Magic Kale Salad, with Bacon and Cheese

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Inspired by childhood memories of Rome, Kendra makes a carbonara-y kale</i> …

Experience Life on a Farm at This Colorado Restaurant

Even though chef <b>Dan Barber</b> (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) — a pioneer in the sustainable food movement — doesn't think farm-to-table is enough, one Colorado inn and restaurant has cultivated six acres in an effort to supply its own food. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, the <b>Home Ranch's</b> restaurant will …