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Dinner Tonight: Pasta e Fagioli + a Negroni

You might be thinking, "that is not dinner." Most of you are probably thinking that. Or you're thinking, where are the greens? Where's the substance? The stuff? Well, hear us out. It's two days before Christmas, which means that you're probably a little tired, a tiny stressed (in that fun way that …

The Best, 5-Minute Smoked Salmon Appetizer

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: With good smoked salmon on hand, you can have an impressive appetizer ready in 5 minutes flat</i><i>. Here's how.</i><p>Last summer, my …

Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

5 stars based on 793 votes<p>We had the best snow day last week. School was cancelled, work wasn’t happening, and the only thing to do was hunker down …

Pasta With Tuna, Garlic and Parsley

This recipe is the essence of easy. It uses tuna from a can and takes barely any effort at all. Yet it is beautiful and delicious -- the essence of style and artistic restraint.<p>For someone who is inclined to overkill (me), it takes an act of considerable willpower to keep from adding to this dish. …

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Charred Beef Tenderloin With Cacio e Pepe Toasted Barley and Watercress Pesto

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Beef tenderloin may look like the star in this recipe, but it's the barley that absolutely stole my heart. It's flavored in the manner of the traditional Roman pasta dish <i>cacio e pepe</i>—cheese and black …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

Healthy Eating

8 Easy and Fun Summer Recipes to Make With Kids

<b>1. Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches</b><p>These semi-homemade ice cream sandwiches are a delicious twist on an old fashioned treat. Kids love them. Adults love them. They are hard to beat! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread</b><p>This quick bread makes a perfect afternoon snack: it's …

Breakfast

Garganelli with Crab and Broccolini

4 Servings<p>The subtle flavor of broccolini is a good match for sweet crabmeat.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 bunch large broccolini or Chinese broccoli (about 8 oz.), chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Recipes

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Social Translation App Linqapp Connects You With Native Speakers For Speedy, Accurate Answers

A lot of great startups are revolutionizing the way we learn languages. There are plenty of situations you encounter while traveling or studying, however, that really just need a quick answer from a native speaker. For example, what if you are standing in line at a theater and suddenly realize that …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

'Breaking Bad' creator says piracy helped the show find new viewers

The entertainment industry has been getting a little more comfortable with praising the benefits of online piracy, and <i>Breaking Bad</i> creator Vince Gilligan is the latest to speak to its brighter side. "[It] led to a lot of people watching the series who otherwise would not have," Gilligan tells the …

Social Game Developers To Speak At Disrupt Europe About Avoiding One Hit Wonders

With FarmVille, Mafia Wars and other games, Zynga became the darling of the social gaming world. But after going public, the company wasn’t able to reproduce its early successes and is struggling to release relevant new games.<p>Yet, Angry Birds creator Rovio and Candy Crush Saga developers King are …

Retina iPad Mini coming at next week’s Apple event, analyst says

Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co says that Apple will be launching an iPad Mini at next week’s Apple Event in San Francisco, the “we still have a lot to cover” event.<p>“Our checks indicate that the Mini Retina is having production issues, but [we] think Apple is more likely to launch in CQ4 with fewer …

Apple’s Steve Jobs Patent Confirmed by USPTO

Nine months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple’s so called “Steve Jobs patent,” the agency has reversed …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Apple taken to court over unwanted iOS 7 install download

A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.<p>Mark Menacher, a resident of Poway, Calif., filed a small-claims complaint against Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on Thursday, asking for …

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U.S. Cellular Gets The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th

U.S. Cellular, the 5th largest wireless network in the US, has announced today that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th. Subscribers on the network have been champing at the bit for the announcement and Twitter is full of folks complaining that they still hadn’t announced a date …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

More iPhone 5c Supply Chain Rumors

Has Apple reduced orders for its new iPhone 5c? A growing chorus of reports suggests that it has.<p>Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported …

Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls

The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple's mobile hardware. Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself, with no charge for any calls to US & Canadian numbers (international calls work too, for a fee). If …

Verizon Customers Face Final Deadline For Requesting Refunds For Fraudulent Third-Party Billing Charges

If you’ve ever looked at your phone bill and been mystified by a third-party billing charge that you didn’t authorize, chances are good you’ve been a victim of a practice known in the telco industry as “cramming.”<p>Typically, your options for relief have been limited. Unlike credit cards, phone bills …