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The 10 Best Affordable Whiskeys Under $35

Older doesn't always mean better for whiskey, and neither does more expensive. Phenomenal whiskey deals can be found for those looking to spend wisely by shopping the opposite side of the "Pappy" spectrum. While the availability of wonderful whiskey really explodes at the $40-$45 range, herein …

Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups

If you love eggs, you will definitely want to try baking them in avocado cups. This recipe is easy to make and incredibly nutritious. The eggs and avocado are a healthy source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and many essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs aren't just for breakfast anymore. The egg …

23 Ways to Use Sweet, Juicy, Glorious Summer Tomatoes

The tomato—with the exception, perhaps, of the little grape variety—is one piece of produce that can really suck when eaten out of season. You know those mealy slices that end up on your burger? Yeah, like that.<p>Luckily, we're entering peak tomato season, which means a whole different breed of …

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Just like a Caprese salad, a good Greek salad must be made only at the height of summer, when tomatoes are at their peak. To those tomatoes are added crisp and refreshing cucumbers, briny black olives, and just a bit of onion, here quickly pickled to tame its pungency and add pops of acidity to …

The Best Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

The key to this amazingly rich yet fresh-tasting sauce, made from perfect summertime tomatoes, is that it's a blend of three different sauces. A homemade oven-baked tomato paste is deeply sweet and rich, a classic tomato sauce provides bulk and flavor, and, finally a splash of barely cooked tomato …

Grill the Best Steak You've Never Tasted | Men's Health

Make his grilled skirt steak with red wine and caramelized onion butter and you’ll understand. Just watch. Then get grilling.<p><b>Grilled Skirt Steak with Malbec Butter and Royal Trumpet Mushrooms</b><i><br>Recipe by Jose Garces</i><p>What you’ll need:<br>1 Tbsp, plus 2 sticks butter, softened<br>½ yellow onion, thinly sliced<br>½ …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

Add the Shanghai Natural History Museum to Your Bucket List

The sprawling museum rises in a curve inspired by the nautilus shell, and is located in a sculpture park in the Jing’an District in downtown Shanghai.

Five Mildly Insane Food and Drink Experiences You Can Only Have in Tokyo

I landed at Tokyo's Narita Airport last week ready to find out why so many people (13.35 million, according to last year's numbers) would want to …

In Japan, Where to Find Gifts That Are Actually Good

Amid the kitsch, stores crafting memorable souvenirs can be found.<p>When you’re visiting Japan, it’s apparent the country loves western brands and …

Comment on The Five Monkeys Experiment (with a new lesson) by Education in a Globalized World: The Fifth Genocide – Living Through Globalization

[…] entitled “The Five Monkeys Experiment (with a new lesson)”. To read the experiment follow: …

Incredibly Detailed Dioramas Fantastically Look Like Real Life

Japanese hobbyist Satoshi Arakis creates painstakingly-detailed dioramas at an incredible 1/32 and 1/35 scale. And, what's even more impressive is that he does all of this work at night, after he's done with his day job. Arakis constructs and paints objects that fit in the palm of your hand, and he …

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roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar

Lest you think I spend any part of my days doing Important Things — preparing, and totally not at the last second or haphazardly, for my only child’s …

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Spices

<i>There’s a warmonger, a cure-all, and a former currency in your cabinet. Do you know which is which?</i><p>CINNAMON STORKS<p>In ancient times, the origins of …

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11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Salted Caramels

Caramels are one of my favorite candies. That melt-in-your-mouth honeyed flavor with a subtle punch of salt is so addictive, and the perfect canvas for creating delicious Halloween candies. I love making batches of these to keep in bowls at costume parties and get-togethers. Enjoy!<p><b>SALTED …

bourbon slush punch

Nothing to see here, guys.<p>Really, you wouldn’t like this. Who’d want to drink a half-frozen blend of strong tea, lemonade, orange juice and bourbon …

Understanding Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of those techniques that will change the way you use Photoshop. Understanding this technique can help you to jump from being a …

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Tune Up Your Bicycle for Spring

Dust off those pedals and get ready to ride! With spring in full force and Bike to Work Week just around the corner, we’re bringing back an oldie-but-goodie Etsy video: the ABC’s of tuning your bike. Meet Brooklyn’s own Susan Lindell of Dumbo’s Recycle-A-Bicycle, who shares five simple tips for …

Grow Your Gratitude: Six Easy Steps for Smart People

What's the state of your personal gratitude account? Maxed or empty?<p>How much appreciation and thanks do you have in your mind and heart right now? How conscious and active are you in growing, expressing and maintaining your gratitude?<p>If you could be 30 percent happier and stronger and you knew …

Spiced Red Wine Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries2/3 cup white sugar2/3 cup dry red wine3 tablespoons maple syrup1 tablespoon …

7 Spiced Cocktails for the Holidays

Winter has us thinking about spice: the scent of gingerbread baking, a warming cup of chai, mulled wine and cider and pie crusts dusted with cinnamon. Those baking spices have a home in drinks too: cardamom, clove, ginger, and nutmeg can add complex flavor that latches right into the bold notes of …

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Flap Meat (Sirloin Tip) Recipe

Flap meat, also known as sirloin tip, is one of the most tender and flavorful cuts for your dollar. The key is to use a great spice rub for flavor and to slice thinly against the grain for tenderness.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, toasted1 teaspoon coriander …

Togarashi Popcorn

6 to 8 Servings<p>Look for shichimi togarashi, a Japanese seasoning mix, at Japanese markets and savoryspiceshop.com.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter<p>3 garlic cloves, minced<p>1/3 cup popcorn kernels<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil<p>1 teaspoon shichimi …

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Indian Spices 101: The Benefits of Frying Spices

To me, there's nothing more intoxicating than the aromas of freshly ground spices—they're heady and complex, and evolve throughout the cooking process. Depending on how you handle them, though, their exact flavor and impact on the dish will be different. In this series on Working with Indian …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

The shark-tracking camera that kept rolling when a great white attacked

GoPro's most extreme sport yet<p>The footage is peaceful at first. An autonomous vehicle shaped a bit like a torpedo, striped with yellow, green, and black, floats harmlessly through the gorgeous blue waters off Guadalupe Island. It hums quietly in the water, six cameras capturing the beautiful …