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Homemade French Bread Recipe

Homemade French Bread Recipe.<p>What you will need<p>1 1/2 tbs. instant yeast<p>1/2 cup very warm water<p>1 1/2 tbs. sugar<p>2 cup water<p>1 1/2 tbs. oil<p>2 1/4 tsp. salt<p>6 cup flour<p>Combine the yeast, 1/2 cup warm water and sugar. Let sit for ten minutes. Then add remaining 2 cups of water, oil, salt, and 3 cups of …

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Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.<p>The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup on Latin American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as …

Gonzalo Higuain Missed Argentina's Best Chance Against Germany (VIDEO/GIF)

It just wasn't Gonzalo Higuain's day.<p>The Argentina forward squandered an early chance to give his side the lead over Germany in the World Cup final and later celebrated scoring a goal that had been disallowed for offside. Both missed opportunities won't likely be forgotten soon in Argentina as …

Messi vomits in World Cup final

Kramer head injury revives concussion concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concerns about the way football deals with concussions.<p>It was the latest in a series of head injuries at the World Cup that raised questions about the sideline medical checks.<p>Kramer …

The unfortunate, sad defining moment of Lionel Messi's World Cup

Lionel Messi has had an excellent World Cup. He's been his team's best attacking player and has coped well with injuries to Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, to go along with Gonzalo Higuain's poor form. Argentina's loss to Germany is not his fault, and he should be remembered as having had a solid …

World Cup final 2014: Mario Gotze scores only goal as Germany beat Argentina at the Maracana

Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014 match report: Score 1-0 after extra-time - Joachim Löw's side are World Cup winners as Lionel Messi rues second-half miss<p><b>Germany</b> deservedly lifted the <b>World Cup</b> because of a moment of brilliance from Mario Götze – Mario de Janeiro – because of the team’s …

Dezeen's top ten FIFA World Cup 2014 architecture and design stories

With the FIFA World Cup 2014 drawing to a close in Rio de Janeiro later today, here is a countdown of the ten most popular Dezeen stories about the …

World Cup 2014 Final: Latest Predictions, Comments Ahead of Germany vs Argentina

Two of the absolute favourites for the title will go head-to-head at the Maracana on Sunday, as Germany and Argentina get ready for the final of the 2014 World Cup.<p>Both teams made it out of the group stages relatively easily and ran into little difficulty during the knockout stages, although the …

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The A-Z of the 2014 World Cup | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The A-Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.<p>A woman passes a wall painting of Uruguay's Luis Suarez on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/Files<p>A - Abysmal Asia.<p>The continent’s four teams failed to grab a win in Brazil, the first time Asia …

Question of the Day: Is Brazil 2014 the best ever World Cup?

Ahead of the final between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, has the tournament in South America this summer been among the greatest in history or not?<p>Is Brazil 2014 the best ever World Cup?

How to Make Fried Angel Biscuit Donuts

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit has birthed a biscuit-donut hybrid,</i> <i></i><i>and it's delicious.</i><p>I’m not even sure I should be telling you about this. Please …

The World Cup of Sausage: A Guide to Cased Meats by Country

In anticipation of this year's World Cup, we're celebrating our favorite sausages from the competing countries<p>Just because we spent the soccer games of our youth making daisy chains at the outermost corner of the field and periodically getting lobbed in the head with a ball*, doesn't mean we're not …

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Netherlands vs Argentina: Form Guide, Live Stream, Prediction for 2014 World Cup

They've each taken their share of setbacks en route to the semi-finals, but Argentina and the Netherlands will meet for what promises to be a highly entertaining duel in Sao Paulo this Wednesday.<p>Alejandro Sabella's men were pushed to extra time by Switzerland in the round of 16 while Louis van …

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Netherlands vs. Argentina: Match Time, Live Stream and Odds for 2014 World Cup

Everything is on the line for the Netherlands and Argentina heading into their semifinal clash Wednesday in the 2014 World Cup.<p>For the Dutch, one more victory would allow for their return to the World Cup final—a stage they lost on four years ago in a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Spain. …

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany shocks Brazil with 7-1 victory

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil vs. Germany preview, live commentary and recap.<p><b>MORE: Brazil vs. Germany MatchTracker | Latest World Cup News</b><p><b>FINAL SCORE:</b> …

Brazil vs. Germany: Tactical Preview of World Cup Semi-Final Match

The FIFA World Cup 2014 has moved into the semi-final stage, pitting the final four teams—Brazil, Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands—against one another for a spot in the coveted Maracana final.<p>Here we take a look at the first tie on offer: the Selecao vs. Die Mannschaft.<p><b>Brazil</b><p>Unless you've …

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World Cup 2014: Live Stream, Predictions, Preview for Day 27 Fixture in Brazil

Germany can take one step closer to a first World Cup win since 1990 if they can beat a weakened Brazil side in Belo Horizonte's semi-final on Tuesday.<p>The Germans have an astonishing record in World Cups, per football writer Conor Clancy, but have not actually won the famous trophy for 24 …

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Germany's Quick Start Against Brazil at 2014 World Cup Leaves Fans Crying

Brazil are playing without Neymar and Thiago Silva against Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup, so losing the match would be understandable. However, nobody saw Germany blowing out the host nation quite like this.<p>After Germany scored four goals in the first 26 minutes of the match, …

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World Cup 2014: Investigation into ticket sales could embarrass Fifa

Football’s governing body faces unwelcome scrutiny after arrests arising from a Brazilian police operation targeting ticket touts<p>The front-page splash in the Folha de São Paulo newspaper did not concern Neymar or his replacement, Willian, or even Brazil’s chances against Germany in their World Cup …

Brazil vs. Germany: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Semifinals

That was ugly. Germany blows out Brazil 7-1 and advances to the World Cup final.<p>Germany dominated Brazil from the start, with Thomas Mueller kicking off the scoring with a goal in the 11th minute. Germany added goals in the 23rd, 24th, 26th and 29th minute to take a 5-0 lead into halftime. Germany …

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World Cup 2014 Predictions: Projecting Final Score for Day 27 Fixture

Neither hosts Brazil nor Germany have completely convinced so far in the 2014 World Cup, but one of them will reach the final as the two sides clash in the last four on Day 27.<p>Belo Horizonte plays host to what should be a classic semi-final as two giants of World Cup history come together on …

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Easy Marinades with 5 Ingredients or Less

*And* we have a fool-proof formula for developing your own<p>We know that our columnists, the Canal House ladies, love a good dry rub. But in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, sometimes we like to wet things down with a flavor-packed marinade. Smash some garlic cloves, toss in some fresh herbs, add a splash of oil …

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South Dakota Has America's Best Burger Joint, Look At Who Else Made The List

It's said that every time you bite into a great American hamburger, you can taste freedom. And at these burger joints TripAdvisor named to their Top 10 Burger Joints across America, freedom <i>rings</i>.<p>And as we get closer to July 4th (which is basically the National Holiday of Freedom, Burgers and Beer) …

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's 9 Essential Tools for Pickling and Preserving

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: What equipment is really necessary for</i> …

Linguine with Smoked Clams and Cherry Tomatoes

Lately I’ve been going crazy with my little stovetop smoker, including transforming a basic clam pasta recipe into something special. Without the …

New England-Style Baked Beans

Bring the beans and 10 cups of water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the saucepan …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

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Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

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