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7 Very Cool No-Bake Summer Desserts

All of these no-bake treats will keep you cool, no matter how high the temperature rises.<p>Too hot to turn on the oven? From tiramisu to banana pudding, all of these no-bake treats will keep you cool, no matter how high the temperature rises.<p>1. Irish Cream Tiramisu<p>This fun twist on tiramisu — from …

10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life …

Expert picks: Ten books on military history that should be better known

<i>Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on January 22, 2016.</i><p>By Brian Linn<br>Best Defense guest historian<p>David French, <i>The</i> …

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We Dare You Not To Be In Awe Of These Vietnam War Vets Telling The Story Of The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The above documentary tells the story of John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City, who — upon getting fed up with the “commie pinko lefties” demonstrating in Central Park — took it upon himself to fly to Vietnam with nothing but a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a heavy dose of …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

25 Best Dessert Recipes

From cookies to cakes, any of these decadent treats will end your meal on a high note. Indulge in one of these all-time favorite delicious treats, …

Top 5 cruise lines to see the world

Cruise lines pull out all the stops to deliver the finest passenger experience. From the massive ships of Disney Cruise Line, to the smaller, luxury yachts of Hebridean Island Cruises, there's a sailing experience to satisfy every taste. Today's best vessels come equipped with full-service spas, …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

Easy Crock-Pot Recipes

Sure, you want dinner to be delicious and satisfying to whomever you're serving, but wouldn't it be great if it were simple too? Using your slow …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

13 Common Sense Items you Need in a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

As I type this, an “arctic air invasion” is pushing its way south to us in Texas, leaving much of the country feeling as cold as a mid-winter’s day. …

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

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These Are The Pots And Pans You Really Need

BY ROCHELLE BILOW | PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALEX LAU<p>Whether you're building your first kitchen's arsenal of tools or just decluttering and purging the outdated and old equipment, it can be tough to know which pots and pans you really need--and which are just taking up precious cupboard space. This guide …

San Andreas

An earthquake wipes out a fat chunk of California in <i>San Andreas,</i> but that’s nothing compared to the destruction rained down on your brain cells by …

San Andreas

The Rise of the Chinese Navy

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>25 years ago, the Chinese Navy or the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) as it is officially known as, was virtually a military branch …

10 Proper Glass Styles For Your Favorite Beers

With the explosion of craft beer in recent years, a slew of merchandise has come along with it: growlers, artist-designed t-shirts, and speciality …

7 Ways to Make Your Soups Even Better - Bon Appétit

To make a robust and boldly flavored soup, you need to invest time and effort. Follow these recipes and tips, and the payoff will be huge.<p>The last time I ordered soup in a restaurant was—well, let me see—possibly never. That’s because in my mind, soup is something to be made and eaten at home, …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

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5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

<i>By Dori Saltzman, Cruise Critic</i><p>Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.<p><b>Princess Cruises</b><p>Any conversation about cruises and romance has …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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Nutella Brownies

These Nutella Brownies almost didn't happen.<p>They were a last minute, oh hey, chocolate sounds kinda good, let's do our favorite brownie recipe. Then, as I was grabbing the flour from my cabinet, I bumped into the jar of Nutella and, well, I just went with it. Divine intervention, y'all. It's a …

First time Montréal: what to do in the City of Saints

Bold, brazen and beautiful, Montréal is a tantalizing tale of two worlds: new-world energy and excitement meets old-world glamour and grace. Take in the best of both while sipping a creamy <i>café au lait</i> on a Parisian-style sidewalk <i>terrasse</i>. <i>Canadienne</i> to the core, with its pristine urban streets and …

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10 Fancy Steak Rubs and Marinades That Go Beyond Salt and Pepper

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean steak season has to be. As we trade our grills in for stove tops, we also re-open ourselves to a whole world of opportunity, courtesy of our fridges and kitchen cabinets. From herbs to citrus fruits to spices, there are countless ingredients we can toss …

How to Use up Leftover Beer

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p>You just woke up, opening one eye slightly to assess the damage. The party’s long over, and everyone’s gone home. The only company you’re surrounded by is an …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.