Oliver Forest McKinney

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Summer Peach Cake | America's Test Kitchen

To crush the panko bread crumbs, place them in a zipper-lock bag and smash them with a rolling pin. If you can't find panko, 1/4 cup of plain, …

Baking

Middle Eastern Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Middle Eastern</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Middle Eastern The Best Baba GanoushA few simple tricks make this the richest, smokiest, creamiest baba ganoush in town.<p>Middle Eastern Hummus Fries With Spicy Tahini DipNot fried hummus, but a crispy chickpea-flour snack paired with a spicy tahini …

Recipes

How To Make Quick & Easy Sloppy Joes — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Is there a childhood dinner more beloved than a sloppy Joe? Rich hamburger meat simmered in a tangy, sweet sauce with tender onions and peppers, …

Recipes

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

When I first heard about the dessert hummus trend, I was skeptical. After all, chocolate is sacred, and chickpeas have other important places to be, …

Pineapple-Lime Upside Down Cake

Fresh lime zest adds just enough of a zingy “something special” factor to our foolproof take on the classic pineapple upside-down cake. This easy …

Dessert

Jicama and Watermelon Salad

Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.<p>Round out your perfect picnic or cookout with …

Cooking

Last Call: Let's make baguettes at home

Baguette tutorial<p>My <i>Takeout</i> colleague Kate Bernot and I both a bit obsessed with baking breads at the moment. Having started with Jim Lahey’s …

Bread

Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to …

Self-help

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

Lemon Buttermilk Cookies

These irresistibly puffy cookies—think Lofthouse but without the caked-on frosting—come courtesy of Anna Gordon, pastry chef and founder of …

Baking

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread Recipe

"I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait."<p>Ingredients<p>For the Poolish:<p>1/2 …

Baking

Mindful Eating May Be the No-Diet Weight-Loss Solution You've Been Looking For

You're snacking on a bag of chips while watching a show. You look down at the end of the episode and realize that you've just eaten the entire bag. Or even if it's not that extreme, maybe you simply don't remember what you ate for breakfast today. It may not seem like a big deal, but it could cause …

Weight Loss

34 Little-Known Genius Duct Tape Hacks

Duct tape is one of those miracle products that can do and fix pretty much everything — except for the gaping hole in your heart — but most of us use …

DIY

μPad

Infinite Canvas<p>Note-taking is a very different task to document-writing, and being restricted to a vertical page limits you. We think taking notes is …

Note-Taking

The Absolute Coolest Flea Market In Your State

There's a little something for everyone, no matter where you go.<p>Who doesn't love a good flea market? A huge place you can wander and practically get lost in for hours, full of antiques, deals, and potentially magical finds — it doesn't get much better than that. Whether you're looking for the best …

Flea Markets

Here’s everything you can do to stop robocalls

Answering a phone call only to have some random stranger yelling and threatening you because you supposedly owe the IRS money is confusing and frustrating. Robocalls aren't only annoying, but they ultimately scam people who don't know any better out of money.<p>While it's not possible to entirely end …

This Genius Hack Is the Best Way to Remove Clothing Stains, Period

Admission: I am one of those people who cannot wear light colors without spilling something on myself. Parties, barbecues, happy hours with girlfriends — <i>it never fails</i>. And depending on the severity of the stain, I've had to retire several pieces of clothing way before their time (RIP, white linen …

Cleaning

Locals-Only: An Italian Winemaker on How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Rome

In the immortal words of the late Anthony Bourdain, "It's easy to fall in love with Rome." Upon touching down in the Italian capital city, I feel the …

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.<p>Step 2<p>Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just …

Zucchini Lattice Lasagna

This knockout dish is so good, you won't miss the carbs.<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, make ricotta mixture: Stir together ricotta, …

How to Teach Siri to Pronounce Names, Learn Nicknames

Need to teach Siri how to pronounce a name or understand a nickname in your contacts list? You can train her to better understand your commands on …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s hummus recipes

Hummus gets its name from the Arabic word for “chickpea”, and traditionally it contains just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; olive oil is used only to finish it off on the plate. Other versions, based mainly on olive oil and containing anything from beetroot to avocado, I’ve always …

Recipes

Turn Cold Brew Into a Powerhouse With Balsamic Vinegar

That’s right—vinegar-enhanced coffee. One sip of this iced java will have you wondering why you’d never thought of the combo before. The first flavor …

Coffee

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Decoding serving sizes can be downright confusing—so we’ve devised a clever way to help you keep portion sizes in check.<p>If you’re buying a box of …

Nutrition

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again

When you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting …

Where to Escape the Summer Crowds in France

Leave the famous French cities to the other tourists and enjoy a blissfully peaceful getaway at one of these charming, lesser-known spots instead.<p>You …

France

Four ways you can teach happiness

There are two types of teachers in this world: those who believe in the value of teaching wellbeing and those who don’t. That’s according to Adrian …

Windows 10 Font Maker app lets you create your own font with your handwriting

(Credit: Microsoft)<p>Microsoft is about to release a big new update to Windows 10 for users participating in the company's "Insider" preview program, and one of more interesting new features is the free Font Maker tool, which can turn your handwriting into a system font. This Windows 10 font-maker …

How To Get The Teens In Your Life To Care About Mindfulness

People so desperately want to help their students, children, nieces and nephews, younger siblings, and neighbors learn about mindfulness, partly …