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Simple Tips for Tack-Sharp Landscape Photos

I'd say that of any genre of photography, landscapes have to be the most popular, right?I mean, that's not to take anything away from portraiture or …

Landscape Photography

Simple Yet Effective Composition Tips That Have Tons of Impact

I remember the first camera I got, and all I wanted to do was bolt outside and start taking pictures that I just knew would be jaw-droppingly …

Landscape Photography

This In-Depth Video Tutorial Reveals 10 Photoshop Tricks That You’ll Wish You Had Known Before

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a …

30 Quick Seafood Recipes We Love

Gallery30 Quick Seafood Recipes We Love<p>Cooking seafood can seem like a big production, and dealing with skin-on, bone-in fish or scrubbing shells can be kind of daunting. But cooking seafood can also be quick and easy, with rewarding, flavorful results. From grilled squid to miso-marinated black …

Chocolate Meringue Cake With Whipped Cream and Raspberries Recipe

This chocolate meringue cake with whipped cream and fresh raspberries is a surefire crowd pleaser and easy to make. Layers of dense, moist chocolate cake topped with delicate, crispy meringue are sandwiched together with whipped cream and fresh raspberry sauce to make the ultimate holiday</b> …

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup With Pistachio, Orange, and Mint Salsa Recipe

This simple, warming soup is made with sweet roasted sweet potatoes and a splash of orange juice, and topped with a sauce made from crushed pistachios, olive oil, mint, scallions, and orange zest.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Roasting the sweet potatoes first at a low temperature enhances their sweetness, …

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …

How to Tie a Butcher's Knot

Tying a roast or a joint is a useful technique that helps it retain a nice shape as it cooks, which leads to both better presentation and more even cooking. Even if you cook a lot of meat, it's very easy to get through life never knowing how to tie a butcher's knot.<p>I used to use regular old square …

Clay Pot Rice With Spicy Sausage and Mushrooms Recipe

There's something very comforting and satisfying about a meal served and cooked in one pot. One of my favorite one pot meals is clay pot rice. For this version, I wanted to use an ingredient that's not normally seen in clay pot rice: spicy Italian sausage. Combined with slivers of chicken, …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt.<p>Why It Works<p>Browning the butter gives the cookies a more intensely nutty, butterscotch flavor.<br>• Chopping the chocolate by hand creates large and small pieces for more …

The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

Rich, smoky, and creamy, our recipe for baba ganoush uses the salad spinner to concentrate flavor and a slow emulsion method for the ultimate in dippable texture.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 medium Italian eggplants (about 2 pounds total)3 medium cloves of garlic, minced2 tablespoons juice from …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk …

Chipotle Corn Salsa Creamed Corn Recipe

Chipotle's corn salsa utilizes Latin American flavors like roasted chilies, red onion, and cilantro. We decided to take the ingredients a little bit north of the border and translate them into a Southwestern Thanksgiving staple. Bacon adds a salty-smoky flavor to the final product, plus enough …

The Best Northwest Ciders

Think 'Pacific Northwest' when you're thirsty, and you'll likely picture hops. Or coffee, perhaps, or rain. What you're probably <i>not</i> thinking about is apples. But about 100 miles north of hoptopia's famed Yakima Valley is another valley—the Wenatchee Valley—where a different bumper crop is fueling …

Charred Kale Pizza With Garlic Recipe

Kale turns crisp, sweet, and nutty when exposed to the high heat of a pizza-ready oven. In this white pie, we pair it with two cheeses (for a mix of more nutty flavor and creamy stretchiness), plenty of garlic, and a little heat.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Baking the pizza on a pre-heated Baking Steel …

Breadmaking 101: All About Proofing and Fermentation

Hello bakers! And welcome back to Breadmaking 101. If this is your first time coming across the column, check out our introductory post here, where you'll get the big picture on what we're working on and meet the four stages of bread-making: mixing, proofing and shaping, baking, and, of course, …

Ultimate Birthday Cake From 'Baked Occasions'

Nearly every cookbook has one crowning jewel of a recipe. One big, beautiful must-try. In the case of <i>Baked Occasions</i>, this is that recipe. Three layers of densely spongy "very vanilla" cake are enveloped in layers of bright white frosting and coated with rainbow sprinkles. Cutting into the cake …

10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Gallery10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The Starks and local weathermen can agree: Winter is coming. And in my book, there's no better antidote to cold weather than slippers and a …

Breadmaking 101: How to Mix and Knead Bread Dough Like a Pro

This post is part of our Breadmaking 101 series. For those of you just joining us, check out our introductory post, which has the big summary of what we're going to be doing in each future installment. Today's installment is all about mixing.<p>Mixing the Workhorse Loaf<p><b>Mixing.</b> Here's a word that gets …

Breadmaking 101: How to Troubleshoot Bad Bread

Hello bakers, and thanks for tuning in to our latest installment of Breadmaking 101, where we talk all about bread, and how to make it. Throughout this series, we've been working on a recipe we call the workhorse loaf: a straightforward, commercially yeasted, white hearth bread. We began by talking …

Cook This Easy One-Skillet Pasta with Mushrooms, Pancetta, and Wilted Greens

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>The word "greens" in the title of this dish may sound a little vague. What exactly does that mean, and why can't I be more specific? Honestly, because I see no reason to limit you since any leafy, semi-sturdy vegetable will work really well here. …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

The Secrets of Cantonese Cooking, America's First Chinese Cuisine

"Chicken," the dim sum lady said to my father when he gestured at the steamed-up, inverted glass bowl atop a white plate. He nodded and she handed over the chicken and stamped our ticket. He lifted the bowl and my brothers and I gasped as we beheld a tangle of gnarled chicken feet in a dark sauce …

How to Make Japanese-Style Chicken Meatball Skewers With Sweet Soy Glaze (Tsukune)

Last fall I worked on a recipe for Pakistini chicken keema done in kebab form. This required taking a pretty wet ground chicken mixture and getting it to cling to a skewer, which is no easy feat to accomplish. In my tests, chilling the mixture in the freezer for a little while helped things out, …

Give Butternut Squash Soup a Boost With Mexican Ingredients Like Ancho Chili

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Like TV procedural dramas, Fab 5 Freddy's <i>Change the Beat</i> (the world's most sampled song), and ice-cream flavors, there's no such thing as too many versions of a good thing. So it is with butternut quash soup. Yes, …

Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography and ND Filters

Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with …