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Dark Chocolate Brownies

Are you a dark chocolate person or a milk chocolate person?<p>I have to say, I’m more in the light/milk chocolate camp myself. Always have been. Oh, I …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Microsoft Snags Gears of War

It looks like <i>Gears of War</i> isn't going to the PlayStation any time soon. Microsoft said this morning it had bought the series from Epic Games, …

Gears of War

Microsoft Locks Up Gears of War Forever, Snatches Former Series Producer to Helm New Games

Do we need more <i>Gears of War</i> games? Microsoft thinks so. Enough so, in fact, that it’s gone and placed further locks, chains and other securing …

Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise

<b>Post updated to include current franchise logo: 1/27/14– 10 a.m. PST</b><p>Today we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to …

Microsoft Acquires 'Gears of War' From Epic, Assigns Next Game To Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft has put a padlock on its Xbox One war chest by acquiring the rights to the popular <i>Gears of War</i> franchise from Epic Games, the software giant announced today. This means that future <i>Gears of War</i> games can and probably will remain exclusive to Microsoft's platforms, having helped to launch …

Dead Rising 3

Why Microsoft Is Smart To Secure 'Gears of War' For The Xbox One

News broke this morning that the Gears of War franchise will now be wholly owned by Microsoft, as the company purchased all present and future rights to the series from creator Epic Games. This means future Gears of War titles will be for the Xbox One and Xbox One only, with no chance of the series …

Climate Change Affects Ultrasonic Bat Signals For Better, Worse

A shifting climate will change the fortunes of bat communities around the world, for better and worse.<p><b>Although bats are nocturnal, they’re hardly flying blind. Most bats see with sound thanks to echolocation: They emit ultrasonic calls that bounce back off physical objects in front of …

Cranberry Syrup Recipe

Cooking the cranberries low and slow is essential here. They have a ton of pectin, which makes it very easy to end up with cranberry jelly instead of cranberry syrup. If you find that after you put your syrup in the fridge it sets a little, give it a good shake before using.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn …

Bitter and Bold Sangria Recipe

This sangria, which starts with a base of red wine and has a supporting cast of Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon is bold, bitter, and complex.<p><b>Read more: 3 Cranberry Cocktails to Make at Home</b><p>Ingredients2 cups red wine1/2 cup homemade cranberry syrup5 ounces bourbon, such as Four Roses Yellow …

The Hot and Cold Recipe

Because of its bright citrus notes, New Amsterdam Gin easily makes the transition from G&T to toddy. Built on a base of fresh mint tea, this hot toddy is sweetened with ruby-hued cranberry syrup.<p><b>Read more: 3 Cranberry Cocktails to Make at Home</b><p>Ingredients25 fresh mint leaves3/4 cup boiling water2 …

The World's Easiest Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Looking for more cranberry sauce ideas? Here are a few variations:<p>Spiced Red Wine Cranberry Sauce<br>• Cranberry Sauce With Candied Pecans<br>• Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce<br>• Pear and Ginger Cranberry Sauce<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Why It Works<p>Cranberries are high in pectin, which helps them set …

Pear and Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: Five Cranberry Sauce Variations for Thanksgiving</b><p>Ingredients12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks3/4 cup white sugar1/2 cup water3 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons orange juice1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger1/2 …

Spiced Red Wine Cranberry Sauce Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: Five Cranberry Sauce Variations for Thanksgiving</b><p>Ingredients12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries2/3 cup white sugar2/3 cup dry red wine3 tablespoons maple syrup1 tablespoon molasses1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger1 teaspoon orange zest1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon …

Parker House Rolls Recipe

Parker house rolls are typically soft, sweet, buttery, and folded over. Some folks like them nestled together in the pan so the touch each other, while others prefer them kept separated. You can decide that when you bake them.<p><b>Note:</b> The milk shouldn't be hot for this bread—just at that point of warm …

Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe

Tick tock, tick tock. Turkey day is around the corner, are you ready? Somehow Thanksgiving just doesn’t seem the same without at least one classic, …

Ricotta Gelato Recipe

A delicate, not-too-sweet ricotta-flavored ice cream ripe for scooping onto pie and customizing with your favorite add-ins. A teaspoon or two or lemon, orange, or grapefruit zest would be a nice addition, as would dark chocolate or cocoa nibs, candied orange peel and chopped pistachio, or a drizzle …

Cranberry Margaritas - Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas

Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas. (and sugared cranberries!) {Video!}<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 15, 2013 93<p>So I’m weird about cranberry stuff. …

Shutdown Cider Recipe

This cocktail, created by John Hogan of Lincoln Restaurant and Teddy & the Bully Bar in Washington, DC, is an autumnal take on a pisco sour, made without eggwhite. The Bar Keep Chinese Bitters taste like five spice powder, with a bold kick of anise.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water …