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Your Oven Is the Secret to Restaurant-Quality Short Ribs

<b>Heat the oven and season the meat.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven, remove the racks above it, and heat to 325°F. Brush each short rib …

BBQ

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie With Cookie Crust

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.<p>Step 2<p>Pulse cookies in a food …

Dessert

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients<p>3 cups elbow macaroni (about 450 g)<br>• 3 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 cloves garlic minced<br>• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme<br>• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 4 cups …

Whole Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Fennel, and Apple

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425° .<p>Step 2<p>On a rimmed baking sheet, toss mushrooms, sweet potatoes, fennel, and apples with 3 tablespoons oil; …

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

1. Before starting this recipe, please read the notes above to ensure best results. In a large microwave safe mug (at least 12 oz), add chocolate …

How to Find the Key of Any Song

2<p>SHARES<p>How do you find what key a song is in?<p>If you were reading standard notation, you would look at the key signature located at the beginning of …

Musical Modes Explained

The Music Theory Column Presents:<p>October 1, 2016 • Music Theory<p>As if learning all of the major scales and minor scales with their natural, harmonic, …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Scales In Depth - See the Whole Picture

Learn Guitar Scales & Scale Theory - See the Whole Picture<p>Welcome! I encourage you to learn guitar scales in a way that allows you to apply them to …

Three Essential Blues Scales Every Guitarist Should Know

10<p>SHARES<p>Everyone loves to play the blues, but if you only know the minor pentatonic scale, your playing—not to mention your audience’s attention …

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

For Smooth, Stable Cheese Sauces, Cornstarch and Evaporated Milk Are Your Friends

I don't know much about football, but I <i>do</i> know that if you're stuck watching a game at your friend's house, for no discernible reason other than to see New York teams get creamed, you'll be much happier if you've got a bag of chips and a bowl full of cheese dip.<p>Cheese dip wasn't really a thing in …

Bread Bowl Chicken Pot Pie (Coffin Bread)

Think of it as the ultimate pot pie<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.<p>Using a serrated knife, cut a square …

6 Tips for Managing Millennials | Inc.com

Millennials have been mystifying leadership for years. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers' inability to figure out this generation has spurred dozens of negative stereotypes about people born between 1980-1998. Millennials have been labeled as lazy, entitled, and narcissistic, with an innate distrust of …

The Workplace

Cookie Bars That Practically Seem like Magic (Are They?)

I've lived nearly 30 years and never made Magic Cookie Bars before this. December remedied this serious oversight for me, and I'm grateful. Here's why: Magic Cookie Bars (also known as Hello Dolly Bars or 7-layer Bars) are some of the simplest, yet most decadent bar cookies you can bake.<p>You know …

Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing Recipe<p>Even Like Better Than Store-Bought<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll …

7 Easy Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

A tray full of dozens of different kinds of cookies is sure to make the holidays a bit brighter, but unless you’re Martha Stewart, who has time to do …

Dessert

nutella cheesecake with chocolate mirror glaze

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 140C. Grease and line the base and side of a 23cm springform cake pan.<p>Step 2<p>Combine crushed biscuits and butter, then press …

Dessert

OMG this chocolate crepe cake needs to be the next thing you bake

When we say let them eat cake, we’re not trying to give anyone a history lesson. What we <i>are</i> referring to is this recipe for chocolate crepe cake, …

Bake Your Own Amazing Loaves With The American Made Cast Iron Forneau Bread Oven

Forneau Bread Oven<p>Posted in Gear<p>What happens when you turn a couple of bread lovers and designers loose into the kitchen? Well, apparently, the …

Bread

The Universe Could Be One Giant Alien Claims Scientist

Are we living inside an alien?<p>A scientist has put forward the extraordinary idea that one of the reasons we haven’t found alien life yet is because …

5 Buddhist Quotes in Response to Anger.

Everyone is angry.<p>America is angry—which is exactly what got us President Donald Trump, in my opinion.<p>There’s so much anger, and collectively, we …

Why Successful People Focus on What's Going Right, Not What's Going Wrong

A positive outlook has powerful benefits.<p>It's human nature to focus on the negative. That doesn't always serve us well.<p>I got a reminder of this recently during a coaching session with best-selling author and executive coach Wendy Capland. A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with …

Success

10 Communication Habits of Extraordinary Leaders

What kind of leader do you want to be?<p>Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself.<p>As a founder or CEO, …

Body Language

How to Make This Friendsgiving Gnocchi Mac + Cheese Recipe

Headed to a Friendsgiving this year? Get ready to be the most popular person at the table — we’re showing you how to whip up a fancy AF Gnocchi Mac + Cheese. This side dish is loaded with THREE kinds of cheese and will make every carb lover give thanks. Read on for the recipe!<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>5 cups …

Cheese

Sleep deprivation feeds hunger: around four extra slices of toast a day, research suggests

A poor night’s sleep is likely to make you fatter, research suggests.<p>Those who get less than seven hours' sleep a night were found to consume the equivalent of an extra four slices of toast a day.<p>The systematic review by King’s College London found that those who were sleep-deprived consumed an …

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband

This critical skill is not limited to heterosexual couples. It's essential in same-sex relationships as well, but the research shows that gay and lesbian couples are notably better at it than straight couples. See The-12 Year Study for more on this.<p>I want you to meet Lauren and Steven. While Steven …

Sexuality

Certain carbohydrates do not make you gain weight, research says

Known as resistant starches, they naturally occur in certain carbohydrate-rich foods such as beans and legumes, whole grains and even rice and …