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Excel Skills For Economics Majors: What You'll Need On The Job

Econometrics is important, but a great deal of the work of economists is simply looking at data, graphing data, charting data, calculating ratios and percent changes, and performing other data manipulations. Microsoft Excel is the most used tool here, and most college students and recent graduates …

Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Chile | Williams-Sonoma Taste

In this easy One Pot Wednesday meal, thin chicken cutlets are quickly sautéed before a quick pan sauce is made using fresh herbs, lemon juice and chiles. Serve with a green salad and crusty loaf of bread for a quick weeknight dinner, or make some mashed potatoes and sautéed cabbage if you’re …

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Hasselback Potato Gratin | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Who would have thought that just four simple ingredients could produce a dish with such amazing flavor? Crispy, buttery and aromatic with fresh thyme, these potatoes are the perfect partner for everything from the holiday turkey to grilled meats and roasted fish. If you like, substitute fresh sage …

Rioja-Style Potatoes | Williams-Sonoma Taste

<i>Patatas a la riojana</i>, a hearty mixture of potatoes and chorizo, is one of the signature dishes of La Rioja, a wine-growing region in northern Spain, where it is traditionally cooked in an iron pot over an open fire. Many Spanish cooks insist that the potatoes should be roughly broken with the …

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Steak and Rajas Tacos | Williams-Sonoma Taste

To toast tortillas on the stove top, place them, one at a time, directly over a gas burner or in a hot skillet and cook until the aroma of toasted corn fills the air and the tortilla is beginning to brown, just a few seconds on each side. To toast a big batch, get two burners going and place the …

Winter Sangria Recipe | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Here, Ashley Rose Conway, creator of the blog <b>Craft + Cocktails</b>, shares her recipe for a wintery sangria that will make your kitchen smell wonderful when you’re preparing it, making it a perfect choice if you’re hosting a holiday gathering this weekend.<p><b>Winter Sangria</b><p><b>For the spiced simple syrup:</b><p>1 cup …

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Beet Latkes Recipe | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Leah Koenig, author of <i>Modern Jewish Cooking</i>, says, “I personally love making beet latkes. The deep-red root vegetable adds glorious color and sweet, earthy flavor to the fried Hanukkah dish. Topped with a mix of goat cheese and sour cream stirred with chives, they are a classy rendition of the …

Spinach, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 minutes<p>Servings: 4<p>Pomegranate seeds and walnuts add extra antioxidant power to this seriously nutritious—and delicious—salad. Slice and add the pears just before serving the salad, as the flesh will brown very quickly. For easier prep, purchase fresh pomegranate …

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Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan

1 Servings<p>Pull the eggs off the heat when they still look a little loose; carryover cooking will do the rest.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>3 cups baby spinach<p>1–2 tablespoons grated Parmesan<p>Crushed red pepper flakes<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk …

65 Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Life Ain't All Chicken Wings

These Super Bowl recipes are low-effort crowd pleasers. Yes, there are brownies.<p>It's just not a Super Bowl party without a stunning display of dessert options. (At least that's what we always say.) Here are our most winning sweet treats for the biggest game day of the year—all low-effort crowd …

Eggs Benny | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Eggs Benedict is a quintessential brunch item. It’s easy to see why: crispy toasted English muffins are piled with thinly sliced, salty ham, topped with a plump poached egg, and drizzled with lemony hollandaise sauce. This take on the iconic dish features prosciutto and hollandaise made in a …

Ingredient Spotlight: Tangerines & Mandarins | Williams-Sonoma Taste

There’s no better snack than a mandarin orange, peeled and eaten right out of hand — especially this time of year, when the fruits are at their best and brightest. Mandarins are smaller and flatter than regular oranges, and they’re also the sweetest of the citrus fruits. Discover how to choose, …

Pound Cake

30 Days, 30 Ways: Make Time for Breakfast | Williams-Sonoma Taste

All throughout January we’re bringing you <b>30 Days, 30 Ways to Good Health</b>, a series of easy strategies for overall wellness (and because we love food, it’s focuses on the foods and cooking techniques to add into your life instead of what to take away.) Read on for our latest eat well strategy: make …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing.<p>The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using …

SAP's Bill McDermott provides a CEO's plan to defy disruption

Changing the business model of a company with $22 billion in revenue is at the top of Bill McDermott’s to-do list. New cloud-based business models …

The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 cups cooked brown rice<p>1 teaspoon red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>At home, chef Gregory Vernick (Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia) always keeps miso on hand for an umami blast in everything from braises and mayo to this Asian-leaning chicken soup. You won’t believe how much depth it adds to canned …

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Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Celery & Herb Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Anchovy Vinaigrette | Williams-Sonoma Taste

This refreshingly crisp and flavorful salad would be lovely served as part of a buffet with grilled fish or chicken. The recipe calls for parsley, dill and tarragon, but you can use any combination of fresh spring herbs you have on hand, like cilantro, basil and mint.<p><b>Celery & Herb Salad with</b> …

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pea, Feta & Mint Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Here’s a delicious way to ring in spring with the season’s signature lamb and peas. Look for grass-fed, pasture-raised lamb at the butcher shop and, to simplify prep, use thawed frozen peas in place of fresh, if you like.<p><b>Grilled Lamb Chops with Pea, Feta & Mint Salad</b><p>Grated zest of 1 lemon<p>2 Tbs. …

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Baked Leeks with Bread Crumbs | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Springtime leeks are the royalty of the onion family and have pride of place in French cuisine, where they appear with vinaigrettes and in quiches, stews and gratins, such as this one. Bursting with flavor, this dish works well as a first course, a main course, or a side, and it can be baked in …

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Roasted Mahi Mahi with Citrus Vinaigrette | Williams-Sonoma Taste

A combination of lemon and lime zest adds tang to simply roasted fish fillets. A vinaigrette using the juice from the lemon makes a sprightly sauce to pour over the cooked fish. Serve with boiled red potatoes and sauteed zucchini.<p><b>Roasted Mahi Mahi with Citrus Vinaigrette</b><p>1 lemon<p>Olive oil for brushing<p>…

Shaved Carrots with Olives & Almonds | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Gather purple, yellow and white varieties of carrots together for this colorful salad, which is an easy way to elevate the humble spring root vegetable. The shavings are as delicious as they are beautiful, curled around briny green olives and toasty almonds, and sprinkled with fragrant cumin.<p><b>Shaved</b> …

Lemony Eggs Florentine | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Many tasty variations exist on the classic eggs Benedict, each embellishing a poached egg and muffin with luxurious hollandaise sauce. This version adds crisp bacon and sauteed spinach, but you could incorporate crabmeat or tomato slices instead for an equally delicious spin.<p><b>Lemony Eggs Florentine</b><p>4 …

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Safari Tent

Just because you're sleeping outdoors doesn't mean you have to live like some kind of wild animal — step up your campground game and become king of …

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Easy Camp Tipi Tent

Make life around the campsite just a little bit more comfortable with this Easy Camp Tipi Tent ($150). Built as a modern take on an old-school …

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