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Top 25 experiences in California

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

17 of the world's most overlooked islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's be honest: Islands are rarely a hard sell, but some of these pretty places for always-needed indulgence get a little more love than others.<p>But on the world's lesser-known islands, still-secret spots, aquamarine seas and a relative lack of selfie-snappers could add up to castaway …

CNN

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

If you're gonna spend your money, make sure it's on the right cut.<p>You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel …

15 most beautiful island hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful island hotels around the world. Whether you're after a glitzy private island getaway or a low-key tropical escape, we've picked 15 of the world's most stunning island hotels.<p>1. Lacaula Island (Fiji)<p>Let's be honest: Beautiful …

CNN

12 Secrets To Smoked Ribs You Never Knew

In my quest to gather the secrets to a perfectly smoked ribs, I found a guide that simplifies the secrets. Get it here.<p>The one that stands out for me …

BBQ

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Meat: 28 Tips and Tutorials

How do you cook and shred a pork shoulder? How do you carve a roast chicken? How do you check the temperature on a turkey? What's the secret to …

Smoked Spare Ribs 4-1-1 Style With Butter Injected Inside

<b>Smoked spare ribs</b> injected with butter mixed with my original rib rub (purchase recipes here) and cooked 4-1-1 style (explained below) are just what …

BBQ

National BBQ Week: the very best barbecue recipes for hot summer days

The sun is out and so thoughts naturally turn to eating - and cooking - al fresco.<p>Don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue though: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p><b>The best</b> …

BBQ

10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE</b> …

Dallas' 10 Best Burgers

Bad photo. Good burger.<p>Scott Reitz<p><b>Neighborhood Services</b> The second you take a bite of this beauty you know it's genuinely different from every other …

Dallas
BBQ

10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer - Chowhound

<i>Header image: CHOW</i><p>With the official start of grill season – easily our favorite season – it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

BBQ

27 Insanely Delicious Pieces Of Meat

To be clear, this is straight meat porn.

The Four High End Steaks You Should Know

We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition. <b>Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category of "fast-cooking" cuts</b>—cuts that are low enough in connective tissue that they don't require …

The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas

It’s been two years since <i>Texas Monthly</i> published its last Top 50 BBQ Joints list. It was a feat of reporting that took me and my barbecue-eating …

Texas

Infographics That Will Teach you how to cook your beef well!

en_US<p>article<p>Check out these 10 infographics if you want to learn how to cook beef …

Infographics

How to Prepare Your BBQ for Winter

When the temperature drops and you aren’t barbecuing outdoors anymore, it’s time to prepare your BBQ for a few cold months under cover. Here’s how to …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun any writer that uses the phrase "X to …

How to Make Fall Off the Bone Ribs

<i>How to Make Fall Off the Bone Ribs</i> is part two in my series partnering with <i>Kraft</i> Barbecue Sauce to help launch their revamped barbecue sauce line …

BBQ

How To Barbecue Ribs: A Guide For The Perplexed

BBQ

The 50 best barbecue joints in America, ranked

So we teamed up with Foursquare to compile a list of the top barbecue joints across the US.<p>Because the city-guide app allows users to save and favorite the venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which barbecue spots are getting the most praise across America. Foursquare included the …

Texas

Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess? Me: I …

Retirement

How to Ladder CDs

How to build a CD ladder? It’s a great question — unless you have no idea what a CD “ladder” even is. Let’s start at the beginning. A CD ladder is a …

Holistic Medicine

All About Flank Steak, and 6 Tips on How to Cook It

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're learning all about flank steak -- including how to cook it to</i> …

BBQ

That Sugar Film: how 60 days of eating ‘health food’ led to fatty liver disease

Australian documentary maker Damon Gameau cracks open the refined sugars hidden in so-called ‘healthy’ packaged food in a gonzo activist mission to map his own mental and physical disintegration<p>Actor Damon Gameau strapped drugs to Matthew Newton’s stomach in Underbelly and received an AFI …

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—And You’ve Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, adequate-protein, high-fat diet. It’s also surrounded by controversy. However, in healthy individuals it is proving …

Nutrition

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Scrubbing Out Austin's BBQ Growth?

Scrubbing Out Austin’s BBQ Growth?<p>A Resolution Substitution<p>If you live on the outskirts of Austin, your suburb might be the new target for barbecue …