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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.


50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

This Holiday, Make the Roast With the Most

Making a show-stopping holiday roast is easier than it looks. This video shows you how.<p>Pulling off a show-stopping holiday roast can seem intimidating. It's an expensive cut of meat, and anxiety about serving an undercooked piece of meat to your friends and family can often lead to dry, stringy …


How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …


27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …

Toast Is Still Happening. Get on the Train.

The rise of "toast" as a food group may sound silly, but trust us: There's no better (or easier) way to show off seriously fresh, vibrant ingredients. If you ask us, it's the best thing since, well, you know...<p>You may not have noticed, but there's toast on the cover of the January 2015 issue of <i>Bon</i> …


Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …


16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.


How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.<p>Holiday cookies are delicious no matter what they look like, but there comes a time in every baker's life when the tub o' frosting and squeeze tubes of food coloring will no longer suffice. If you're …


How to Make Energy Bars at Home

Making your own energy bars is easy—watch this video to learn how.<p>Why shell out $5 when you can make energy bars at home? Packed with tons of flavor and punch, these DIY super snacks will power you through your most hectic days.<p>All awesome energy bars follow this formula:<p><b>BINDER</b><p>This doubles as your …


Anouk’s New Creation: Intel Edison Based Spider Dress 2.0

Inspired by the territorial displays of arachnids, the Spider Dress 2.0 by designer and electronic wearables artist Anouk Wipprecht is a mechatronic dress with an Intel Edison chip that uses biosignals and learned threat detection to defend the wearer’s personal space. Mechanical arms extend and …

Thermoelectric power plants could offer economically competitive renewable energy

(Phys.org)—A new study predicts that large-scale power plants based on thermoelectric effects, such as small temperature differences in ocean water, …

World's Biggest Car Company Says No to Gasoline, Yes to Hydrogen

Just as the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has begun to seem like a real possibility, the head of Toyota, the world's largest …

VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world's first bike escalator

Biking is an awesome way to get around because it helps the planet, saves you money and improves your health at the same time. Awesome, that is, …

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EPA Decides That Coal Ash, Which Pervades Our Homes, Is Non-Hazardous

The new labeling of the substance could affect how much it's recycled.<p>From roof shingles to drywall to concrete countertops, products made with leftover waste from coal-fired power plants are in many U.S. homes.<p>About 45 percent of this dustlike material—known as coal ash—is recycled into products …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …


Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …


Jessica Shyba: In the land of Nod

On Christmas Eve, when children around the world go to sleep with dreams full of what’s to come, I wanted to share some wonderful photographs by …

10 photo highlights of the day

The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of top photographs from around the world

Adorably Cute Hedgehog Earns Quite the Following on Instagram

Everyone please meet Darcy. Attention on the photo collection by Shota Tsukamoto of his hedgehog perhaps considered the world’s cutest has …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

Gone to the Beach

Gone to the Beach - dPS will be in limited mode over the holidays but will be back full steam January 3rd, 2014

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …