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The Best Chewy Brownies Recipe by Faith Gorsky

<b>These brownies have to come with a disclaimer though; they are full-fat, full-sugar, and not “light” in any way.</b><br>By Faith Gorsky<p>I think you’ll find …

Spice Up a Boring Sandwich: 7 Ideas for Flavored Mayonnaise

<b>Herbs</b>: An obvious favorite — dill, basil, and tarragon are all great. For an extra something-something, squeeze in a bit of lemon or lime.<p><b>Chili …

Blue Cheese

New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

Generally we seem content to be rudely shocked out of sleep, with alarms that blare at us and beep violently, rendering continued sleep impossible. New Android app Warmly, from the Seattle-based Chaos Collective, thinks it might be better if an app wakes you up with gradually mounting sounds that …

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Foxconn and Mozilla join hands over Firefox OS, may show off new devices next week

In a Chinese invitation we received earlier today, Foxconn Technology Group and Mozilla confirmed an upcoming press conference that will detail and make their Firefox OS partnership official. The event will take place in Taipei next Monday (just a few days before Computex truly kicks off), and …

Chocolate caramel cheesecake!

Det här är något för den seriöse fikaälskaren! Denna cheesecaken innehåller det mesta som gör livet lite extra bra - choklad, vanilj, kola, ...

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>Chocolate and peanut butter. One of the best flavor pairings on earth.<p>And you can make your own chocolate peanut butter …

Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons butter<br>• 2 cloves garlic<br>• 2 sprigs thyme (or rosemary)<br>• 2-3 handfuls baby spinach<br>• 8 ounces pasta<br>• 3/4 cup shredded parmesan<p>Instructions<p>…

Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley - The Best Sizzling Spicy Appetizer

Appetizers are purely for fun. <i>Hors d'oeuvres</i> the French call them: "outside of the works." They are likely to have a wicked lot of calories but most …

Almond & White Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipes

Thai Beef, Vegetables & Basil Stir Fry

Thai Beef, Vegetables & Basil Stir Fry<p><i>3 – 4 Servings with rice</i><p>What you’ll need:-<p>Vegetable oil<br>• 500g (1 pound) of beef, thinly sliced or presliced stir …

Garlicky Shrimp Scampi | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The term “scampi” is used to describe sauteed jumbo shrimp in a butter, white wine sauce. If you like, substitute scallops instead, or use a combination of both. They’re delicious with the sauce, and small bay scallops will cook in about the same amount of time as the shrimp. Serve the saucy scampi …

Seafood

Rosemary Roasted Carrots Recipe

<i>Recipes by me, photos by Rikki Snyder.</i><p>Even though I have a food blog, I have to confess that I get overwhelmed when cooking a few things at once. …

Food

Pomegranate Drink Recipe | Pomegranate Spritzer

It feels so wonderful to be back in the kitchen after being on the road, teaching workshops and shooting on location lately. When we were in the …

Roast Potatoes Two Ways: Polenta-Crusted and Rosemary Hash Browns

Potatoes tend to be served up in one of three ways at my table, all of the variations special in their own way. There are the classic Perfect Mashed …

Recipes

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Observe What Borderlands 2's Next Playable Class Is Capable Of

The first time Gearbox gave us a look at the playable psycho bandit named Krieg, I knew this character was made for me. Krieg is rampage incarnate. …

Borderlands

Crunching The Numbers: How Does A Budget $750 Gaming PC Perform?

In this special installment of <i>Crunching The Numbers</i>, I shift the critical gaze inward to analyze the performance of my personal $750 gaming PC build — before I give it away to one lucky reader.<p>As many of you know, I recently undertook a tricky challenge: Build a powerful gaming PC within the …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …