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Choosing the Right Grind

In order to make a delicious coffee beverage whole bean coffee must be ground into smaller particles to unlock flavor potential. Choosing the proper …

25 Delicious Stuffing Recipes For Thanksgiving

Stuffing is the most delicious part of Thanksgiving. Which is really saying something.

Semifreddo Recipes That Prove There Is Dessert Beyond Ice Cream

Photo credit: Adventures in Cooking, Bakers Royale, Bell'alimento, Gourmande in the Kitchen, Vikalinka<p>When it comes to desserts, it's hard to beat the greatness of ice cream. No matter how many layers you put on a cake or how deep of a pie you bake, when given the option most people will opt for a …

The Serious Eats Guide to Pourover Coffee

Whether you call it by-the-cup, hand-brewed, or manually brewed coffee, anytime you're creating a fresh, single cup experience by pouring water over coffee into a cone, you're making a "pourover"—a flavorful, clean-tasting way to express the qualities of drip coffee (that can hold myriad subtle and …

With Little Kids, You Take Trips, Not Vacations

I'm told that when you spend 48 hours cramming suitcases and food and toys and blankets into your minivan and then head out of town with your kids, it's not a vacation. It's a trip.<p>A vacation is for sipping drinks at 10 a.m. and taking those obnoxious pictures of the lower half of your legs while …

Parenting

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

What Everyone Ought to Know About Iced Coffee & Cold Brew

Three years ago, we first published our article exploring the differences between brewing methods for iced coffee. It’s since become one of our most …

Coffee

15 Refreshing Drinks to Keep You Cool by the Pool This Summer

Summer is all about spending time outside. When the weather gets really hot, nothing beats a day lounging by the pool, drink in hand. Whether you have a yard full of guests or you're enjoying a relaxing solo sesh—or you're really on someone's roof or fire escape—you can't go wrong with one of these …

Alternative Grilling: Smoked Bone Marrow

<b>I love the Fourth of July and all,</b> but, when it comes to grilling, I'm glad it's over. It's a glass half-full/half-empty thing. If you think of it as a boring culinary outing, when the type of cheese that goes on a burger or the style of mustard that tops a hot dog is about as adventurous as it …