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Low and Slow: Warm & Cozy Dinners Perfect for Winter Weekends

On gloomy, grey winter weekends, where the sun hides behind blankets of clouds, I let myself hide under cloud-like blankets. I leisurely sip my coffee and open a million tabs (give or take) while catching up on my growing list of newsletters. At some point, I meander to the kitchen to make a pot of …

Cooking

Who's perverting their beer with a pickle spear? (The Midwest, duh)

Illustration: Emiliz Tolibas<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The Takeout<i> explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i>On an unspecified date, in a small …

South Dakota

This Brothy, Silky Chicken Breast Recipe Is the Ultimate Recovery Food

Chef Seamus Mullen on one of his favorite post-workout meals<p>I exercise quite a bit. I mean, I really like being active, riding my bike, hiking, getting outside, doing yoga...it’s like playing for me. And I think playing is important. It makes us smile and keeps us from getting old and cranky. But …

Cooking

Ikea has debuted an indoor farm that grows greens 3 times as fast as in a garden

Ikea is known for its flat-pack kitchen tables, islands, and cabinets.<p>Now the home-furnishings retailer is experimenting with a product that would allow it to harvest salad greens in-store.<p>Space10, Ikea's innovation lab, has designed a prototype of a mini-farm that can grow greens and herbs indoors.<p>…

Aquaponics

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

Comfort food at its easiest.<p>People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a …

There's a psychological reason the world seems like it's ending right now — and it should give people hope

In the span of two weeks, three major hurricanes made landfall in the US, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, and wildfires blazed through Canada, Oregon, Montana, and California. As of September 11, officials had put the collective death toll above 150.<p>On social media, reactions clustered …

Psychology

This Is the Most Popular Chicken Recipe on Pinterest

"It tastes like chicken." This has to be one of the most common phrases uttered in the world. Mothers say it to children who won't try food. New …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Serial Entrepreneur and Parenting Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a …

World Economic Forum

How to Grill Vegetables (and Anything Else that Isn’t Meat)

Sure, grilled burgers and steaks are the stuff of summer dreams. But fruit, vegetables, and even bread—yes, bread!—taste way better when grilled. Here’s how to do it.<p>Every man knows how to grill a burger. (It ain't hard.) Fruit and vegetables—not to mention bread and cheese—require a little …

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Cooking

16 Cooking Questions You're Always Googling, Answered

Learning how to cook doesn't come without its fair share of failures. And if you're one of those people who still googles "how to tell when chicken is done" no matter how many times you've cooked it, you're not alone! We've rounded up a handful of some of the most common cooking questions — plus …

Italian Sausage with Grilled Broccolini, Kale, and Lemon

Even sausage can dry out when overcooked; we like browning them over direct heat, then moving them to a cooler spot to finish cooking.<p>Ingredients<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill<p>3 tablespoons crushed unsalted, roasted almonds<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon drained …

Recipes

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Our Best Texan Recipes Will Help You Lasso Hearts and Stomachs

Texas is one of the most exciting places to eat. Sharing a border with Mexico, the Lone Star State knows its way around both traditional Mexican …

Cooking

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

BBQ

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

Las Vegas’s New Trend Has Revolutionized Its Nightlife

Photo by Matt Villano<p>Gone are the days when partying in Las Vegas only involved bottle service or all-night gambling.<p>There was a time in the …

Get to know this NBA rookie now — you'll be talking about him all weekend

The NBA Slam Dunk contest is a rare beast that regularly makes the leap from sports spectacle to full-on topic of pop-culture watercooler …

Basketball

Bluefin tuna sells for £500,000 at Japan auction amid overfishing concerns

Huge fish sells for 74m yen as conservationists call for moratorium to help stabilise plunging Pacific stocks<p>A bluefin tuna has fetched 74.2m yen (£517,000) at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, amid warnings that decades of overfishing by Japan and other countries is taking …

12 Places You Need to Visit in 2017 (and the Cheapest Times to Go)

Discover an affordable destination for every month of the year

The 11 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the U.S. box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best …

Our Top 16 Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2016

We really took on the slow cooker in 2016, publishing dozens of recipes and articles and equipment reviews. Here are our 16 most popular recipes, …

Cooking

Slow-Cooker Soups

Whether you need to warm your bones on a cold winter day or sustenance to cure what ails you, soups are a go-to. We've compiled some of our tastiest …

French Onion Soup

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions all at once and a small splash of water. Season the onions with salt and pepper. …

You Won't Even Realize You're Eating Veggies With These Baked Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower: the veggie that can taste like literally anything.<p>View this post on Facebook

These Nanostructures Are Hacking Nature

Microscopic structures that can't be seen with the naked eye have defied the laws of physics and may revolutionize the future.<p>Let's get small: In …

Physics

Fall Crock-Pot Recipes For Busy Weeknight Feasts

When fall foods start to hit the grocery store shelves, my dinner game gets pretty imaginative. I mean, there's nothing more inspiring than a …

Cooking

We All Need Some Serious Comfort Food Today

A one-day pass to eat your feelings away.<p>Many Americans woke up today to shocking, disappointing, even frightening news. And even if you were happy with the results of the election, you’re probably stressed out from the long campaign behind us.<p>We wish we had the words to make this turn of events …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

The Best Winter Slow Cooker Recipes, According to Martha Stewart

In the fall and winter months, few things are better than a slow-cooked homemade meal that greets you at the door with a mouthwatering aroma. While …

Recipes