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Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll wonder why you ever bought the bottled kind in the first place. It requires basic …

Recipes

Watch: How to Make Wine-Battered Fried Beets From the 18th Century

Whether it's fish, potatoes, pickles, or Twinkies, Americans love a fried food. In the 18th century, a popular snack was fried beets with a crispy wine batter. This video shows how they're made.<p>The recipe comes from Richard Bradley's 1727 cookbook <i>The Country Housewife and Lady's Director</i>, and it's …

Death toll in Iraq bombing claimed by IS rises to 73

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, as Iraqi forces fought house to house to dislodge the extremist group from the northern city of Mosul in a five-week-old campaign …

These Easy Soup Recipes Are Just As Good As Takeout — & So Much Cheaper

Even if it's still unseasonably warm in our corner of the country, the Refinery29 offices are ready for fall — and its not just because a few of us …

Recipes

The Guacamole Recipes That Can Make Your Life Great Again

No one really <i>needs</i> a guacamole recipe to make a batch. Just mix up ripe avocados with onion, jalapeño, salt and lime juice — the inclusion of garlic, tomato and cilantro are up for debate — and voila, the best appetizer on the planet is yours. But guacamole recipes are helpful for those of us who …

Cooking

Vinegar BBQ Mop Sauce – a Carolina-style pork dressing

This tangy vinegar BBQ mop sauce does something magical when added to pork. Here’s how to create your own BBQ sorcery:It’s widely recognised that …

BBQ

Understanding Saw Blade Essentials

You might think there’s not a lot to know before buying a blade for a circular saw, table, or radial arm saw, but when you look into it, your choices can be intimidating. Once you know a few basic terms and what they mean, and a few things about blade materials, types of teeth, tooth count, and a …

2017 Honda Pioneer 500 Review | Buyer's Guide = Everything you Need to Know!

<b>– 2017 Pioneer 500 Side by Side Buyer’s Guide: Accessories, HP & TQ Specs + More! | (SXS500) –</b><p>Today, we’re going to do a complete review on the 2017 …

Weather

How To Dry Tomatoes in the Oven

<b>Prep the tomatoes:</b> Rinse the tomatoes under cool water and pat dry.<p><b>Slice and core the tomatoes:</b> Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise and remove the …

WhatsApp for Android: The ultimate guide

WhatsApp has 1 billion users, and it's not hard to see why.<p>You can send text messages, photos, videos, contacts, and locations, make calls, receive …

Apps

How To Make the Best Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

<b>Heat the oven:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 500°F. (Use convection if you have it.) Fit a wire rack inside a rimmed baking …

BBQ

This Avocado Chicken Salad Is Perfect For Make-Ahead Lunches

Toss it in your bag and GO!<p>Serving 4<p>1 avocado, cubed<p>¼ cup plain yogurt<p>1 tablespoon lime juice<p>½ teaspoon garlic powder<p>½ teaspoon black pepper<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>¼ cup red onion, diced<p>¼ cup celery, diced<p>1 tablespoon jalapeño, diced<p>2 cups cooked chicken, chopped<p>1. Combine avocado, yogurt, lime, garlic …

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Cooking

DIY Organic Pesticide Spray To Keep Your Summer Garden Bug-Free

Sun is up, and your garden’s surely going to reach its full bloom in a couple of days, if it hasn’t already. But with the summer season and its …

Gardening

10 Tips for Recipe Success

Cooking, or even just following a recipe, is a skill that you have to learn and continue to hone over time. It can be very frustrating to new cooks …

Recipes

Stop Underestimating Donald Trump. Brexit Vote Shows Why He Can Win.

<i>By James Hohmann, Washington Post via The Virginian Pilot</i><p>Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union suggests that we've been seriously underestimating Donald Trump's ability to win the presidential election.<p>When you consider all his controversies and self-inflicted wounds over the past …

Donald Trump

World’s Largest Vertical Farm Near NYC Uses 95% Less Water and No Pesticides

In the middle of America’s most urban metropolitan area, the world’s largest vertical farm is about to deliver its first harvest of sweet, leafy baby …

Aquaponics

Beer Can Cabbage Is the Ultimate Grilled Vegetable

Beer can chicken is a grilling season staple, but now there’s a new beer-steamed entree in town, and it is the hearty cabbage. Sure, it’s a great …

Cooking

A Regional Guide to Barbecue Sauce

Just as those in Northern cities and states lay claim to different styles of pizza, hot dogs and clam chowder, many in the South have passionate …

BBQ

A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

It’s not quite farm to table, but one Berlin supermarket is trying to make urban farming mainstream with a high-tech vertical garden in its produce aisle.<p>A pilot project between wholesale supermarket Metro and indoor farming startup Infarm, the Kräutergarten (‘herb garden’) uses hydroponic …

Urban Agriculture

Superpowered Avocado Toast | Goop

Avocado toast will always be a diet essential. This version is loaded up with mint, shaved cucumber, lemon, chili, and sea salt; it makes for a …

Sangria Recipes

This delicious cocktail combines the best of summer by infusing wine, summer fruits and soda water. Not only is it one of the most refreshing ways to …

Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs

Place all of the ingredients into a plastic food storage bag. Place in refrigerator and marinate the chicken from two to eight hours. (I marinate for …

BBQ

10 Tips From Shop Class You Should Never, Ever Forget

A wood shop teacher shares the skills and advice that transcend the classroom.<p>According to Shakopee West Junior High School, Chris Lyons is a "technology education teacher." I prefer the old nomenclature. Lyons is a shop teacher, one who's taught students (including my younger son) and adults about …

Woodworking

This Cuban-Style Crispy Chicken Is So Easy You Don't Even Need a Recipe

A photo editor shares the super simple dish that quells her Cuban food cravings every time.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>When I moved away …

Cooking

Shaved Avocado Is the Next Big Food Trend You Have to Try

The ribbon-like strips make a way easier garnish.<p>You've tried scooping it, mashing it, slicing it, dicing it, and you've probably even eaten one whole, so now, fellow avocado lovers, it's time for a new challenge — shaving it.<p>Just like shaved parmesan cheese for your pasta, or coconut shavings for …

Get Rid of Garden Bugs Naturally

Cuban Roast Pork Sandwiches with Mojo Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Add …

Garlic Naan

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a glass measuring cup, combine the yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. In the meantime, mix the flour, baking …