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Slow cooked mushrooms, setas confitadas, are low maintenance.

Most of the time, cooking mushrooms is the story of trying to understand—of texture management, shrinkage, and wait … where did all the butter …

Recipes

The French Counterstrike Against Work E-mail

On May 10th, the French government used a parliamentary maneuver to push through the El Khomri law, a series of measures that will reform the conditions under which French people work. The law has been tremendously unpopular. A poll taken in March found that seventy-one per cent of French citizens …

To Boost Happiness, Stack the Pain

Before I became an entrepreneur, I went to business school. While studying for my MBA, there was one lesson that I learned which has proved to be …

Happiness

Career Spotlight: What I Do as Peet's Coffee Roastmaster

I appreciate a good cup of coffee. I’m no connoisseur—I don’t fuss over my brewing method, but that I have a “method” at all says something. The …

Coffee

Labeley Makes Good-Looking Custom Labels for Anything, No Photoshop Knowledge Required

The last time we mentioned Labeley, it was best at making custom labels for homebrewed beer, without forcing you into a complicated image editor. …

Tutorials

Sour Cream and Scallion Drop Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>All that sour cream keeps these drop biscuits super moist and tender—they reheat well, even after sitting out for hours (pop back into 350° oven for 5 minutes).<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>2 …

Baking

7 Yakitori Recipes to Make at Home

Get ready for some of the best chicken of your life.<p>In Japan, yakitori restaurants are casual, beer-soaked houses of worship for grilled, skewered …

How to Cure Your Own Bacon and Pancetta

Praise the pork belly — two of the world’s best cured meats are easy to make at home.<p>Everything’s better with bacon, and it’s a pretty simple matter to make your own. Bacon and its Italian counterpart pancetta are fundamental members of the expansive world of cured meats. At their most basic, they …

Chorizo-Spiced Pulled Pork With Mexican Street Corn Slaw Recipe

With warm weather comes an increase in barbecue consumption, though if I'm being honest, I'm even more of a fan of Mexican chorizo than I am of pulled pork. But why choose between the two? Instead, bring them together by braising pork shoulder with chorizo spices, then shredding it like pulled …

Recipes

The Food Lab: In Search of the Best Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Anybody who thinks that a baked Buffalo wing is any healthier than the deep-fried real deal is about as delusional as Luigi thinking he's got a shot with the Princess while Mario is still around.<p>A <b>Buffalo wing</b> is a piece of skin-coated, bone-in chicken fat that's …

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries and Nachos Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This cheese sauce is gooey and tangy. For a spicier version, substitute half the cheddar cheese with Pepper Jack and add 2-3 minced pickled jalapeños, or to taste.<p>To reheat the sauce, microwave it on high heat, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds until it's fully melted.<p><b>Read more: The</b> …

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

This is how you can build your own Raspberry Pi powered magic smart mirror

Here is how you can make your own Raspberry Pi powered magic smart mirror<p>Remember our report in October 2015, in which a web developer, Evan Cohen …

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

5 Apps That Can Help Executives Strike Work-Life Balance

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“There’s an app for that?!”<p>I don’t know how many times I have heard that, and surely, you must have heard it too.<p>There’s an app for almost everything these days -- from note-taking apps that resemble traditional paper notes to …

Apps

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

Why Dogs Are Some Scientists’ New Best Friends

Dogs develop many of the same diseases humans do, making them good subjects for research<p>The DNA of dogs may offer clues about human conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, who have launched a major …

Genetics

The email habits of successful people

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the …

Tim Cook

How to Make Microwave Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Brown paper bags are not necessarily designed to be microwave-safe. Watch the whole time when microwaving your popcorn, and if in doubt, it's better to err on the side of leaving some kernels unpopped rather than trying to pop every last one.<p>I have a weird sensitivity to certain …

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Butter

8 Servings<p>Everyone needs a solid pumpkin scone recipe in the fall. This one is yours.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cinnamon Butter<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 teaspoon pure maple syrup<p>¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Scones<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 teaspoons baking …

Breakfast

Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

<i>Did you know that you could cook egg fried rice in a mug? This flavorful fried rice is ready in minutes, perfect for those days when you are feeling</i> …

Recipes

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

Use Sugar and Salt Instead of Soy Sauce for Perfect Fried Rice

Fried rice is a great way to make a delicious, quick meal. Next time you cook up a batch, swap the soy sauce for a little sugar and salt instead to …

Recipes

Take a bao: How to make Chinese steamed buns

If you've ever ordered roast duck at a Chinese restaurant, you know the pleasures of a good bao — the steamed bun into which you pile a helping of the meat, eat and repeat. (Bao can refer to several types of steamed buns; we're talking about the open-sided kind, comparable in shape to a taco …

Productive Daily Routine That Works Well For Both Early Birds And Night Owls

Following a productive daily routine is a great way to improve your productivity. Depending on your lifestyle and needs, you will need to decide when …

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty …

Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

<i>This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.</i><p><i>This week: We learn to make a</i> …

6 Simple Steps That Will Save You From Working on Vacation | Inc.com

Are you taking a vacation in the coming weeks? (You should--it's essential for your brain.) Will you spend that whole time unwinding, disconnecting from work worries, recharging your batteries and spending relaxed time with your loved ones? Or will you be sneaking away to finish up that last urgent …