Karen Sloan

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Gingersnap cookies

Who wouldn't smile at the smell and sight of freshly baked Christmas cookies? Bake some cookies, make new friends. Be positive and share the …

Sticky Sriracha Wings

Chicken wings can be a glorious thing when they're fresh, hot and coated with great sauce (or great spice like this recipe I want to try when I work …

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Ingredients<p>25 frozen ravioli- thawed<br>• 1 c. Italian breadcrumbs<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1/2 c. fat-free evaporated milk (or milk/buttermilk)<br>• Canola oil as needed<br>• 1 jar …

Potato Crisps with Chive-Sour Cream Dip

I love a good snack. Given the choice, I will choose an appetizer any day of the week. I love these potato crisps for so many reasons. First, you can …

Indian Spiced Chicken Stew

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in to the pan. Cook until …

chicken piccata

My husband calls this chicken ‘panna cotta’ by the way.<p>Chicken <i>piccata</i> happens to be a childhood favorite of mine; tender chicken simmered in white …

An Endorsement of the Tequila Manhattan

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>I am fond of the manhattan.</b> I am also fond of tequila. So I often make my manhattans with tequila in place of the whiskey and I often order them that way, too.<p>I am not arguing that the manhattan made with tequila is superior to (or even as good as) a traditional …

Cocktail of the Week: A Drink Fit for The Matrix

Cocktail of the Week: The Rum Drink You Make with Bourbon

<b>"For our winter menu,</b> I wanted to build a drink that had some of those warm, seasonal flavors while also being pretty powerful. The Fair Thee Well is a cross between a Manhattan and a Fair and Warmer, a rum-based cocktail made with vermouth and curaçao. Pierre Ferrand Curaçao is really phenomenal. …

Cocktail of the Week: A Gin Drink You Can Mess Around With

Cocktail of the Week: Midnight Mary #3

<b>"The inspiration for the original</b> Midnight Mary was definitely seasonal. Tomato plants in the area are yielding their best produce for the next month or so. Their flavor is rich and complex, and the aromas take you right back to the garden. This cocktail sought to capture the tail end of summer. …

Jay-Z Can Do Anything He Damn Well Pleases

<b>Jay-Z can do pretty much whatever he wants,</b> especially with his many, many Grammy awards. So how could so many people think it was somehow disrespectful to drink Cognac out of his latest trophy? It's not like he was guzzling Pabst out of a much-dented Stanley Cup or anything -- these Grammy's are …

How to Get Free Booze: Volunteer

<b>It's barely 3 p.m. on a Friday,</b> and I'm already on my sixth shot of bourbon. I raise my glass in a toast with the dozen or so other volunteers and toss it back. Around me, people slam down their glasses and shout "Salud!" I wipe my mouth clean with the back of my hand and return to work.<p>We're at …

Today in Fake Holidays: A Drink for Repeal Day

<b>Steve Buscemi's heightened visibility</b> aside, we've largely moved on from Prohibition (the one on alcohol, anyway). The memories of those days have dimmed, along with the celebration of their end: Repeal Day. Ironically, it was Utah, home to Mormon teetotalers, that ratified the 21st Amendment on …

What Happened at WhiskyFest: A Drinking Diary

<b>It could be said that</b> the perfect meal consists of a good steak, a great bottle of whiskey, and a loyal dog to eat whatever remains of the steak. Starting at nine in the morning during this past weekend's 2012 New York WhiskyFest, four hundred people had whiskey for breakfast. We had whiskey for …

Taco Bell Disrupt, a Hack For Maximizing Taco Intake

For those who have ever wondered just how far $5 really stretches at <b>Taco Bell</b>, developer <b>Kunal Batra</b> has a created a clever hack to figure out just that. According to TechCrunch, <b>Taco Bell Disrupt</b> calculates all the menu items you can order to maximize your intake within a set budget.<p>All hungry …

Something to Drink: 3 Rums You've Never Heard of

<b>There's a deep connection</b> between Boston and rum. More than 150 distilleries operated in New England at the time of the American Revolution, and they made some of the world's best rum.<p>Whiskey replaced rum as America's drink shortly after the nation gained independence, but by then the world was in …

Kerry Washington Gives Birth to Baby Girl: Isabelle Asomugha

I feel like I've been waiting <i>forever</i> for this moment: Kerry Washington has given birth to a baby girl, TMZ and <i>People</i> confirm. (Kerry's rep didn't comment on the news, but her due date was for a few weeks ago, according to <i>Us Weekly</i>.)<p>And in true Olivia Pope fashion, Kerry reportedly gave birth TWO …

Lil Wayne And Drake's 'Believe Me' Introduces What Could Be Weezy's Final Album

Lil Wayne could be ushering in his final solo album with "Believe Me," the Drake collaboration that marks the first single from the rapper's forthcoming "Tha Carter V." Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz, "Believe Me" contains a One Direction reference and Drake's effusive praise for Weezy. "Tha Carter …

Peace Out, Bloody Mary! There's a New Celery Cocktail in Town

Celery in a cocktail? Nope, this isn't a Bloody Mary! We're mixing in gin for something truly unique.<p>You know what we're craving? A nice, big glass of celery. WAIT! Where are you going? Was it something we said?<p>Okay. You know what; we get it. Celery doesn't sound like quite the best thing on a …

7 Tasty Ways to Use Up Green Onion

Known as green onions, scallions, or spring onions, this member of the <i>Allium</i> family has a mild onion flavor that tastes great raw or cooked. Problem …

One Bridge, Two Knockout Breakfast Sandwiches

Dimes, a bright, cozy café on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, makes one satisfying breakfast sandwich. As small h describes it on Chowhound, it’s got …

How to Remove the Silk from an Ear of Corn

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Don't let corn silk come between you and the perfect ear of corn -- here's how</i> …

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The Chopped Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Food Network Kitchen<p><b>Never again let the question, “What's for dinner?” stump you. The Chopped Cookbook features secrets for combining pantry staples to make exciting meals.</b> <br>This special <i>iBooks Author</i> version of <i>The Chopped Cookbook</i> invites you to: <br>-<b>Discover ingredient combinations</b> in …

Novelty Doughnuts

A doughnut shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn has created a line of <b>Star Wars-themed doughnuts</b> to celebrate tomorrow's entirely made-up holiday May the Fourth (as in, "May the fourth be with you.") Varieties include the <b>Bananakin Skywalker</b>, the Millennium Fal-Cone which is topped with waffle cone pieces and …

BEFORE & AFTER: The 10-Times-Brighter Powder Room

One homeowner turns a rust-colored bathroom into a bright and airy room that's full of life. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing</i> …