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The Best Food Books Of 2013

Grab that blanket, steep that tea and get ready for some good couch reading.<p>There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that …

Paper German Stars Video Tutorial | Grateful Prayer | Thankful Heart

Do you recognize these folded paper German stars? Many folks remember making them as a child or seeing relatives make them. You might even have one …

Upcycle Style: Braided T-shirt Rug

I love making projects that involve at least one of the following criteria: decluttering, upcycling, sewing and a need. This <b>Braided T-shirt Rug</b> ticks …

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How Restaurant Chefs Are Using Turmeric Across the U.S.

From New York to California, restaurant chefs are turning to this vibrant rhizome and using it in ways that put curry powder to shame<p>It looks like a knob of ginger. A segmented bulb with papery brown skin, quietly unassuming until it is snapped open and a shock of orange detonates, a hue brighter …

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Chewy, Buttery Brown Sugar Cookies (With Just One Bowl!)

I had wrist surgery a week and a half ago and have mostly been sitting on my couch at home since, attempting to get work done despite the challenge of a large, stiff cast and sore metacarpals. It's been slow going. Even worse, I've mostly been off painkillers because oxycodone, the one I've been …

How to make homemade grape jelly (from prepared juice)

This is kind of a cheater’s version, because it doesn’t involve squeezing the juice out of real grapes. While that sort of method might produce some …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

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You put whacha in that hot toddy? Sriracha! Yes. Yes I did.<p>Oh and honey and lemon and ginger and whiskey and a little too much enthusiasm, if my …

30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

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Best End-Of-Summer Ratatouille

Put all the beautiful summer vegetables in a dish and bake it. The end.<p>A reader submitted it for our "go-to recipe" column about easy dishes you make again and again:<p><b>I found this recipe in a cookbook my mother gave me. It's wonderful. Something about slow baking the vegetables covered really brings</b> …

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21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

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'Star Wars' lightsaber thumb-wrestling goes to the digit side

It's the eternal struggle of good versus evil, but in the end, only one thumb can truly triumph. To emerge as victor, you will need to train hard with your Jedi master teacher, the "Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling" book.<p>The book from Chronicle Books is actually more of a kit. It includes two …

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

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