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Recipe Of The Day: Caramel Corn

Popcorn's pretty great. But caramel-sweetened popcorn, now that's something special. Caramel corn -- and we're not talking about Cracker Jacks here, but the real kind -- is perfectly crunchy, not too sweet, and has a hint of salt to it too. The best way to try <i>real</i> caramel corn is to make it …

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers With Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

The cure for the common skewer: brined chicken is wrapped in bacon, threaded on skewers with pineapple, grilled, and finished with a brush of teriyaki for a sweet, salty, fruity, smoky, and meaty treat.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki</b> …

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

12 to 16 Servings<p>Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn't get any more "Texas" than that.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness<p>1/3 cup kosher salt<p>1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper<p>Equipment<p>A charcoal grill and a drip tray<p>A chimney …

A Very Large Bowl of Pickles for a Potluck

Last Saturday, I taught a class about cucumber pickles. We made quick pickles, we made preserved pickles, and spent the afternoon filling a church …

Flat Roast Chicken

How many times have I made roast chicken over the years? Thousands. How many ways? Too many to count, but every couple of years, I change my …

Lemon Curd Recipes (PHOTOS)

And all of them involve dessert.<p>We love our citrusy desserts. Between grapefruit, Meyer lemons and blood oranges, there are a lot of great cakes to be made (and eaten). And then, there's lemon curd. While lemon curd is one of the great sweets you can make with citrus -- giving toast just the edge …

How to Make Any Fruit Crisp (or Crumble) in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52 recipe tester Jo Keohane shows us a simple ratio and a few tricks to ensure a buttery, crispy topping</i> …

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Mayo Recipes: These Uses May Seem Crazy, But They Are Delicious (PHOTOS)

Take a deep breath and trust us on this one.<p>There are few ingredients under the sun as culinarily divisive as mayonnaise. Those who dislike it can barely stomach it. Those of us who like it understand that there are places where it is absolutely indispensable -- the BLT, the tuna melt, pimento …

The Best Fried Foods, In Order (PHOTOS)

No deep fried Oreos, Kool-Aid, butter or Coke on this list. Those aren't foods, they're novelties.<p>We started making lists and now we can't stop. We started with the best pies. We discussed the best potato chips. We even waded cautiously into the waters of debating the best whiskeys. We're really …

California Burrito: Get To Know This Local Favorite

All hail local flavor.<p>Being a San Diego native, I know the California Burrito as not only a dietary staple, but a necessity. So when I saw a New York restaurant list a "California Burrito" on its menu, I assumed it was the traditional variety made with carne asada, fries, guacamole, cheese, salsa, …

Let it snow! Cancer-stricken girl granted wintery wish - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> christmas came a little early this year for a little 6-year-old girl in arlington, texas. matty kingsley has a rare form of brain cancer and her big wish was to play in the snow. her dream came true yesterday thanks to a dallas company that turned 20,000 pounds of ice into matty's own winter …

Photographer promotes senior pet adoption - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> finally tonight on "making a difference" report is about a woman whose photographs are giving some older dogs that rare second chance. jill rappaport has our story.>> who wants to wear a wig?>> reporter: lori loves dogs so much she made it her day job .>> i am a professional pet photographer. i …

Minn. teen fights cancer in costume

MINNEAPOLIS - Jonah Skrove is a bit of a character.<p>The Zimmerman High School junior says his favorite childhood memories are of acting in plays.<p>"I actually got a part with lines," said Jonah. "I was Starkey from Peter Pan. He's one of the pirates."<p>But last fall, Jonah was cast in a story no one …

Texas roller coaster can't reopen until it's reinspected

Witness says woman expressed concern that she was not secured correctly in her seat.<p>AUSTIN -- The Texas Giant roller coaster can't re-open until it gets a new safety inspection report following the death Friday evening of a woman riding the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world at Six Flags …

Don't worry, California drivers: you won't have to outrun drone strikes on the highway

Despite official-looking warnings, California highway motorists won't have their speed regulated by armed drones. San Fransisco's local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reports that several fake signs have appeared on Bay Area highways, depicting a drone firing a missile along with a "speed enforced by drones" …

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