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These Maps Show Your Neighborhood’s Racist Past

In the 1930s, bankers explicitly graded neighborhoods based on the race of residents. See the maps, and their terrible legacy to this day.<p>On a 1937 government map of Tacoma Washington, a tiny piece of the Proctor neighborhood is highlighted in red. Notes attached to the map explain the racist …

These Hilarious Photos of Wildlife are Sure to Put You in Stitches! (PHOTOS)

Funny animal pictures are a pretty big deal. So big, in fact, that famous photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks created the Comedy Wildlife Photography …

Cute Animals

Driving The $100,000 Mobile Home Your Fabulous Wife And Redneck Cousin Can Agree On

I woke up naked and freezing, stretched around a heater like some desperate, heat-starved lizard with a headache so strong I was sure I’d been put to …

Crack Pie

10 to 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Anyone who has taken a bite of Milk Bar's best selling crack pie immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. This rich, salty-sweet pie recipe has an irresistible oat cookie crust.<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Cookie Crust<p>Nonstick …

Baking

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

Do you need an easy dinner idea for busy weeknights? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! Here are 31 delicious crockpot recipes that I’ve …

Food

4 Creative (and Easy!) Back-to-School Breakfasts You'll Want to Eat All Year Long

You're so busy packing back-to-school lunches, you almost forgot about breakfast! Never fear, these four recipes are fast, nutritious, and kid-friendly.<p>This time of year, we spend a lot of time planning and packing back-to-school lunches, but a solid breakfast is just as important. Too often, …

50 Quick and Easy Family Meals to Bust Weeknight Dinner Stress

We know you're busy—so let us cover dinner tonight.<p><b>Between packing school lunches,</b> getting to and from soccer practice, and, oh yeah, that job you have, it can be seriously challenging to get a new satisfying and healthy dinner on the table each night. Your best bet against weeknight dinner stress: …

9 Cheap Whiskeys That Taste Expensive

Rumor has it Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln all enjoyed a glass of whiskey at the end of a hard day. But the amber-colored spirit …

Take It Outside: How to Use a Propane Burner to Cook Your Way Through Summer

Open-air cooking bliss is just a simple—but insanely powerful—backyard propane burner away.<p>If your home kitchen is equipped with a restaurant-quality range and a hood capable of venting a small forest fire, you can stop reading now. If, on the other hand, your stove looks like most of ours—as in …

Cast Iron Skillet

On The Menu: BBQ Brunch

<b>Everything Else</b><p>Serves 6-8<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 doz bagels<p>1-2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese<p>1 stick salted butter<p>1 doz eggs<p>6 cans of beer<p>1 package of Hocks …

Recipes

50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

Cooking

21 Foil-Wrapped Camping Recipes

Because everything tastes better when it's cooked over a campfire.

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

San Francisco Garlic Fries

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>This garlic fries recipe is baked, not fried, so it's healthy. Sorta? Kinda?<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into 3x1/3x1/3' batons<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and …

Recipes

This Simple, Homemade Spice Blend Is the Only Seasoning You Need in Your Pantry

When chefs need a shortcut to deep flavor, they go to spice master Atef Boulaabi. The expert shows how to make your own custom blend at home.<p>Learn their names: togarashi, vadouvan, za’atar, ras-el-hanout. These are some of the intense, complex spice blends that you’ll find in the kitchens of the …

Recipes

3 Martinis for People Scared of Martinis

Scared of martinis? Don't be. These recipes are here for you.<p>I am really intimidated by cocktail-making. Yes, it is a part of the job here but, until recently, I really felt out of my element whenever I had to stir up a drink. So, when our boss Adam Rapoport asked us what we wanted to learn in our …

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.

31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

Do you want to eat healthy dinners without having to slave away in the kitchen? Healthy crockpot freezer meals are your answer!! Here are 31 …

Slow-Cooker Indian Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

Servings<p>This fragrant sauce calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can’t remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 3 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, …

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Maker's Mark Bourbon Bacon Jam

A recipe that combines our two favorite things: bacon and bourbon. In a jam you can slather on anything (or eat straight from the jar).<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, …

Grilled Shrimp with Maker's Mark Butter Sauce

Need to impress a member of the fairer sex? Make this fool-proof recipe you'll both actually enjoy for date night.<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make …

Maker's Mark Bourbon n' Coke Wings with Peanuts

Make this crowd pleaser the next time the guys come over for the game<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make one of the sexiest combos ever. So, when this …

19 Wacky Ideas That Were Perfectly Acceptable in the 1960s

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Parenting

Slow Cooker Sweet 'n Tangy Glazed Chicken Wings

#wingweek, chicken, chicken wings, crockpot, football food, game day food, Slow Cooker<p>Until recently, I'd never really thought about making chicken …