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Those Studies Showing that Drinking is Good For You Were Funded By Big Alcohol

A reminder that there are no nice things, not ever.<p>In a landscape full of bad news, a study finding that moderate drinking promoted heart health or that booze was better for nonagenarians than exercise always shone a ray of light. But a series of new reports suggest that the benefits of alcohol may …

These 9 wonderfully niche cooking channels on YouTube will inspire you

You can find many delightful ways to waste your time on YouTube, but one of the best is to spend an afternoon looking at cooking and food …

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy

You Can Travel Cross-Country by Train for Only $186

That's a 3,397-mile trip across America for under $200.<p>There are many things you can buy for $186. A red coat just like Kate Middleton’s. A fancy …

Trains

How to Stash Your Luggage for a Couple of Hours When Traveling

You’ve just landed at your travel destination, but the Airbnb won’t be available for a few hours. What to do? You could start exploring the city, but …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a total bonus).<p>Not going to lie, when I first heard …

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

Delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup

<b>Delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup</b> is a yummy way to make everyone in your family think you’re a gourmet cook even if you’re not. It’s simple to make …

Walk on the wild side in the Faroe Islands

As the plane descended over the Faroes, I got my powerful first glimpse of these enduring islands: colourful towns perched on clifftops with …

Balsamic-Baked Onions and Potatoes with Roast Pork

This dish has attitude - it uses a lot of balsamic vinegar but, trust me, it works really well! The onions and potatoes are baked in the vinegar, …

Best French Fries In The US

Everyone can agree on the greatness of french fries, but nobody can agree on its platonic ideal: some like them thin and shattery, some like them …

Apple Jack Stack Cake

A perfectly imperfect dessert that brings people together<p>Appalachian Apple Stack Cake is communal cooking at its finest. Originally, each layer was baked at home by individual cooks, likely in cast-iron skillets, then brought together and assembled for church suppers and gatherings. Instead of the …

Banana-Cardamom Upside-Down Cake with Salty Caramel

Banana bread was always a staple in my mom’s kitchen when I was growing up. Over the years, I have riffed on her recipe in dozens of ways: adding …

Dessert

Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Peanut Butter Crust: Combine flour, peanuts, brown sugar, and salt in bowl of a food processor; process until peanuts …

Baking

Butterfinger Ecstasy Cake

If you are looking to be taken to another world of deliciousness, you should definitely try this butterfinger cake. It’s so amazing you won’t believe …

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Make Your Own Sour Cream in 3 Easy Steps

Sure you can buy sour cream at the store, but you'll just be settling, if you do. Because homemade sour cream tastes a million times better. And you …

Recipes

Magic Key Lime Pie

Homemade graham crackers and stovetop condensed milk give my Key lime pie a freshness you won’t find in other recipes, and a more balanced sweetness. …

Autumn perks: Jeremy Lee’s lush hazelnut cake recipe | King of puddings

New season hazelnuts, and a kitchen equipped for baking, provide a welcome distraction from the changeable weather. This hazelnut cake is a remedy for all autumnal anguish ...<p>One perk that autumn delivers with great panache is an excuse to stay indoors. Outside of late, with each passing day, the …

Baking

The Joys of Eating Humble (Tomato) Pie

Our new improved version of the modern classic will be the star of your next brunch.<p>The first step in making a tomato pie is to stop thinking about …

14 Quick Bread Recipes, From Scones and Muffins to Soda Bread

Getting into breadmaking is a serious endeavor—recipes are often multi-hour processes and require a bunch of measuring, kneading, and waiting for dough to rise. I love eating bread, but baking it is just a little beyond my patience. Quick breads, on the other hand, are much more approachable. Made …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

This Tropical Island is the Least-Visited Country in the World

Do you consider yourself to be well-traveled? Perhaps you've been lucky enough to visit tropical destinations like Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali. But …

This Tangy Carrot Slaw Goes with Whatever's for Dinner

Tangy Carrot Slaw<p>Serves 6 as a side dish<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard <br>1/4 cup olive oil <br>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice <br>1 …

Melanzane al cioccolato (Chocolate Eggplant)

Chocolate Eggplant? It sounds like a culinary joke or some newfangled fusion dish. In reality, <i>melanzane al cioccolato</i> is a perfectly orthodox if …

Italian Food

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

Apps

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

Blueberry Pie

<i>Blueberry pie. The mere mention of it sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn't it? This pie is soooooooooo worth the</i> …

Baking

Easy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

4.94 from 16 votes<p>Easy Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce<p>Prep Time<p>20 mins<p>Cook Time<p>10 mins<p>Total Time<p>30 mins<p>This is a super easy way to make …