The biggest mistakes you can make when brewing coffee: here's how to fix themThere's nothing worse than that moment when you pour yourself a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, whether from your coffeemaker, your French press, or your Chemex - and it tastes awful. Too bitter, too weak, too thick, too watery… it's definitely not the way to start your day. What gives? Well, you're doing it wrong - and here's why.
America's Best Coffee Shops
As we've learned from our coffee experts (everyone to the good people at Starbucks to the owner of "America's Best Coffee Shop"), there's a science to brewing coffee. From the size of your grounds to the water you use to brew, every step of the process plays a significant part in the brewing process. And each little thing can affect just how good your cup of coffee is; and no one wants to waste a perfectly good coffee bean on a bad drink.
7 Facts You Didn't Know About Coffee Production
There are four major mistakes you can make when brewing coffee, each as important as the last. Let us show you what those errors are,
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The biggest mistakes you can make when brewing coffee: here's how to fix themThere's nothing worse than that moment when you pour yourself a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, whether from your coffeemaker, your French press, or your Chemex - and it tastes awful. Too bitter, too weak, too thick, too watery… it's definitely not the way to start your day. What gives? Well, you're doing it wrong - and here's why.Read More »from Why Your Coffee Tastes Lousy
These recipes are the best of the best of whatever burger recipe you're looking forSummer's almost here and that means it's time for some grilling. While there are so many different dishes to cook outdoors, there's one that wins the popularity contest year after year - yes, we're talking about big, fat, juicy burgers. If you're like us, then as soon as the charcoal's been lit and your apron's tied on, you're obsessing over what beef blend you're going to use, what cheese to top it with, and most importantly, what condiments you'll use to finish it off.Read More »from Best Burger Recipes
Because burgers evoke such crazy and obsessive reactions, we've decided to pay them the attention they deserve and compile a list of the 50 best burger recipes for you to try this summer. Whether you're a meat lover, a vegetarian, or an adventurous cook, we've searched high and low to round up the best burger recipes for you, and ranked them in terms of taste, technique, and ingenuity.
We've hand-picked recipes that come from all walks of culinary life - including cookbooks, professional chefs, and home cooks. There
The crew from What's Good at Trader Joe's? weighs in with new reviewsIf you love Trader Joe's - the colorful shirts, the name tags, the friendly atmosphere, all its quirky products - then you've probably done product recon on What's Good at Trader Joe's?, the four-member team review site that has been rating the store's best and worst products since August of 2010. Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products. They've been going at a pretty good clip, and with this installment of The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's are narrowing in on having reviewed 10 percent of its products (more than 275 reviews covering about 325 products). That's no joke.Read More »from The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's
The Best Drinks at Trader Joe's
While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously - their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give
What were these people thinking?The image of a wedding cake is usually a towering creation covered in white curlicues of buttercream frosting, sugared flowers, and perhaps even white fondant spray-painted blue, a nod to the ocean for that seaside summer wedding. Not a cake topped with skeletons, skulls, zombies, and blood.Read More »from Horrifying Wedding Cakes
10 Insanely Expensive Wedding Cakes
One could say their wedding day is the first day of the beginning of their life. The person standing across from you at the altar is the one you're to spend the rest of your life with, through sickness and health. Yet some still choose to celebrate the day with a design that suggests otherwise. And no, we're not talking about the deer-hunt-gone-wrong cake toppers. (Feeling humorous? This might be a light addition to a shotgun wedding.) Rather, these are designs that, frankly, might have us waking in fits and starts all night long.
15 Over-the-Top Wedding Cakes
There is no shortage of creativity and talent here. Consider this fondant-covered cake that looks more
She's looking for a male 55 to 70 years old who will take her to Sushi Yasuda. You in?Come Friday night, as some of us are sitting in bed, drinking some red wine, and watching rom-coms, it'll be reassuring to us to know that multimillionaires are just like us.Read More »from Martha Stewart's Match.Com Profile
12 Dinner Date Dealbreakers
Monday, domestic diva Martha Stewart told Matt Lauer that she was joining Match.com. "I'd like to have breakfast with somebody, I'd like to go to bed with somebody," she said. So what to do if you're up for bed and breakfast? Head on over to her profile, listed under The Good Long Life instead of her real name, since Sam Yagan, Match.com CEO, told her that her real name "would be distracting to those initial conversations you have where everyone is going to be about talking to Martha as opposed to really getting to know the person first."
What Does Your Coffee Order Say About You On a Date
So what's on her profile? Well Stewart is looking to "enhance [her] dating life" with someone who makes more than $150,000 a year (as she does) who "relishes adventure and new experiences... someone
Jim LoveIt takes a lot of imagination to make a salad interesting these days. Gone are the days when "rocket" was an "exotic" green and the only thing you would use kale for was lining the bottom of platters of shell-on shrimp and crab legs at the raw bar.
But more interesting isn't always better; think of all the salads that just had too many ingredients and too much going on. Were they interesting? Sure. Were they enjoyable eating experiences? Probably not.
That's why this week, we're considering the salad. Carefully. With respect, love, and attention. All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $27 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Arugula Salad with Radishes and Grilled Swordfish
This is a celebration of all things spring: spicy wild arugula, crisp radishes, and the return of grilling…
- Will BudiamanRead More »from Salad Recipes that Are Worthy of a Meal
Get out of your chicken rut with these simple, flavorful recipesChicken - is there anything to say about it that hasn't already been said? Yes, it's a blank canvas that soaks up the flavors of whatever preparation you choose; yes, it's a great source of essential protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals; and yes, it's a relatively cheap source of protein. And no, nobody savvy orders it when dining out, unless it's something really special that you have no clue how to make yourself.Read More »from Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes
But when dining at home, chicken is definitely still on the table. In fact, it's probably already on the table, sitting there, steaming away, and you're eating whatever your usual chicken dish is because you just couldn't think of anything else to make.
To get you out of your chicken rut, then, we've come up with 15 great chicken recipes from our favorite cookbook authors, chefs, bloggers, and contributors. They span a range of cuisines from countries around the world - everything from the good ol' U.S. of A. to Morocco, Italy, and Thailand. There are recipes for people
No one likes feeling deceived by the food and drinks they buy at the store. But as recent cases might show, there are more than a few drinks in stores that aren't what they seem.Read More »from Misleading Beverage Labels
Check out The Most Misleading Beverage Labels
In recent history, it was orange juice, POM pomegranate juice, and coconut water that came under fire for misleading labels. And while orange juice may not be as pure as you might think, and POM won't fix all of your health problems, there are a few more offenders to add to the list of misleading labels.
Click here to see 8 'Healthy' Drinks That Are Actually Terrible for You
So what's a consumer to do? Read up on the latest drinks under fire for deceptive labeling, and learn what's really in your drink. At this rate, that tap water is looking might tasty.
Credit: Flickr/ youaremycookie"All Natural" Arizona Teas
All of those "natural" claims on the Arizona tea cans really put the company in hot water, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against the beverage-maker for its "natural" labels -
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Mind-blowing in taste and flavor, the popular fast-food item is easy to make at homeNothing sums up the deliciousness of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme more concisely than the love letter to it on the daily humor website McSweeney's. All of the Crunchwrap's beauty is perfectly summarized in that piece: the convenience of not having to choose between a soft or crunchy tortilla, the patches of sour cream randomly placed throughout it, and a creamy, indulgent nacho cheese sauce that is the ying to the meat's yang. And it's all wrapped together in a soft tortilla shell that makes it easy to enjoy one-handed without making a mess.Read More »from How to Make Taco Bell's Crunch Wrap Supreme at Home
Learn How to Make a Perfect Guacamole
As one of the most successful products in the history of fast food (until that Doritos Locos Tacos came around), the Crunchwrap Supreme is loved by many because of its south-of-the-border flavors and ingenuity in design. Because it's shaped like a hexagon, the idea of calling it a "Mexagon" was once thrown around, but in the end the three words that perfectly describe it became its name: it's got
There isn't a tequila-lime shot in sight at the best bars to enjoy the spirit in styleMore likely than not, you've had a traumatic experience with tequila. You've done away with it, said you'll never touch the stuff again. If that's the case, you're missing out on a delicious spirit, so let us introduce you to some top-notch tequila bars to help rehabilitate your perception of tequila - and not the tequila you drank in college.Read More »from The Top Tequila Bars in the US
Tequila Taste-Test: George Clooney's Tequila, How Good Is It?
Tequila and mezcal are seeing the same boom as other brown spirits, like cognac, single malt Scotches, and whiskey. Much as there are great whiskey bars and rum bars throughout the country, there are now great tequila and mezcal bars that are determined to show the versatility, sophistication, and unique profile of agave spirits. Mat Resler, from Empellón Cocina and Empellón Taqueria, says the "tequila boom" happened only a mere five years ago, and the mezcal boom, even more recently. "When I left California [a few years ago], no one had mezcal on the shelves," he says. "Now, I go