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Recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies, Toffee Popcorn, Ritz Cracker Mendiants

Ashley Rodriguez started her career in the food industry plating desserts at the world-famous celebrity haunt Spago in Beverly Hills. Now she's the founder and author of the beautiful food site Not Without Salt, a cooking instructor, food photographer, and mom to three adorable kids.<p>Rodriguez's …

Road Ready with Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

My sweetie is about 350 miles south of home getting Ruby ready for the big trip of 2015-new tires and fixing the black tank and macerator hose. …

Pork Meatball Vindaloo With Pearl Couscous Recipe

This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Homemade vindaloo paste serves as the fragrant foundation for a tomato-based Indian …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream and Avocado

To roast garlic, see this tutorial. I like to roast a few bulbs at once (like 4-5) to have for the week.<p>Pierce potatoes (I used 2 large) all over …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large-scale Change

Recap: Big Business, Bigger Impact: The Pursuit, Peril, and Power of Partnership

LIVE from the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship<p>Building off the advance series collection of articles written by delegates and …

Innovation

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

Photographers

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Travel

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Recipe: Maple-Sriracha Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice - Los Angeles Magazine

Randy Clemens, author of the Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook and cofounder of this weekend’s L.A. Sriracha Festival, shares his recipe for a spicy …

8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

Orecchiette with Squash, Chiles, and Hazelnuts

There are two hits of chile in this dish. It’s used early on to infuse the oil, where it mellows. The sprinkle added at the end is more “precocious,” says chef Philip Krajeck, Rolf and Daughters, Nashville. “It’s not in every bite, but when it hits you, it makes a big impact.”<p>Ingredients<p>12 oz. …

Recipes

Vegetable Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream and Smoky Black Beans

Cooking

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

MACHE + PEACH SALAD WITH JALAPEÑO VINAIGRETTE

"Have patience with everything that remains unresolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books …

Dinner Tonight: Dad's Favorite Seafood Stew + Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Surreal as it may seem, it is officially the final week of summer. The season has flown and hopefully you were able to take advantage of all the lovely ingredients summer has to offer. And if not, you still have time. This week's Dinner Tonight takes advantage of summer's favorite offerings, …

Seafood

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

A Local's Guide To Portland, Oregon

<b>We caught up with Olivia Raymer, product manager at BootsnAll Travel Network to get an insider's advice on the best way to explore the Portland local food scene.</b><p><b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> Bridges, mountains, and rivers. While you might get a peek of Mt. Hood if you fly in on a …

Oregon

28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down

Leave all that shakin' and stirrin' to the pros. Let's go find a container large enough to bathe a puppy in and fill it with booze and laugh and laugh and laugh.

17 Hybrid Desserts That Will Blow Your Mind

Dominique Ansel has blessed us with the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut crossbreed. If such a wonderful thing exists, what other hybrid pastry possibilities are there?

Apple Butter Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crust Recipe

In this comforting pie, a spiced apple butter filling is poured into a sweet oat-pecan crust.<p><b>Notes:</b> While apple butter from the store or farmer's market will ensure this pie is delicious, nothing beats spicing your own creamy apple concoction. While it is a bit time consuming, using organic …

Stuffed Roasted Poblano Peppers With Cashew-Chipotle Sauce Recipe

<b>Note:</b> If you use vegetable stock for this dish, it is vegetarian. Leave off the cheese on top (the cashew sauce will still brown nicely) and it becomes 100% vegan.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Hollandaise in 2 Minutes

I'd read about hollandaise, I'd eaten hollandaise, I'd even tried to make hollandaise as a very young cook, but it wasn't until I actually had to make it for paying customers that I <i>really</i> got the hang of it. Somehow, making a couple quarts of it every single day for four months will drill it into …

27 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier

Don't punish yourself with a cleanse or something equally awful. Just make real food better for you with these yummy substitutions.<p><i>Graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.</i>

8 Travel Apps To Make Your Next Trip Less Stressful

We know how stressful travel can be: Flight delays, lodging mishaps, language barriers can easily turn what was meant to be a relaxing trip into one big headache. But of course, there's an app for every travel annoyance, and equipping your smartphone before a big trip can make each step of your …