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The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You only live once, right?<p>Some tourists are always grabbing a quick bite while taking in the sights. And then there are the rest of us, who are apt to plan entire trips around what we're going to …

Pernil, The Puerto Rican Christmas Pork Roast, Is Your New Holiday Favorite

I killed it last Christmas, the first time I set out to make a proper <i>pernil</i> – the smartly-seasoned, slow-roasted pork shoulder dish without which no Puerto Rican Christmas Eve dinner would be complete. By no rights should a novice have turned that dish out so deliciously.<p>Of course, I had to make …

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

Domestic Chic<p>The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at …

The Best Eats in Cabo

The man making my Caesar salad at Edith’s restaurant is taking his task very seriously. First he mashes aromatic garlic cloves in a big wooden bowl along with anchovies, an egg yolk, dijon mustard, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. Mix, mix, toss. Next, he lays three perfect, …

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

Food-and-Wine-Lover’s Guide to Croatia

Sunbaked and mountainous, the islands of southern Croatia feel especially cozy in the fall when summer crowds have thinned and breezes have cooled. …

Vinegar and Spice Oven Ribs

These pork ribs are tender and juicy right out of the oven, at room temperature, or even cold, which makes them perfect picnic food. And you don’t …

Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Plus, better options to clean up and simplify your skincare, anti-aging and beauty routine.<p>The pop star's daughter adorably struggled to keep her …

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The Republicans' Obama Problem

By attacking the president on every front -- from Obamacare to Benghazi -- the Republicans are following a tried-and-true formula for a party out of power, especially during a second-term presidency. They did it with Clinton, and the Democrats did it with Bush. But this is a different era -- and a …

How to debunk George W. Bush’s attempts at revisionism

Your definitive guide to the Bush cronies’ talking points, and why all of them are insane<p>Every dog goes to heaven and every former president should get a shot at repairing his legacy, especially when it's as tattered as George W. Bush's. With the opening of his presidential library and museum this …

Bipolar memoirs: What have I done?

If the postwar period was called the "age of anxiety" and the 80s and 90s the "antidepressant era", we now live in bipolar times. A diagnosis that …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …