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These Are the Best Notebooks
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Having a favorite notebook is even dorkier than having a favorite pen. It’s a pile of paper that you write on. But the subtleties and special features really affect your workflow. A hardcover Moleskine adds some class to your note-taking, but it’s a terrible … more…

How to put together your first bowl of ramen, step by step
Thetakeout.com

I’ve touched on every major component of ramen so far: t he noodles, the soup, the tare, the quintessential chashu pork belly and egg toppings, even the aromatic oil that bobs on the surface. Read more... more…

How to Tell if Your Stainless Steel Pan is Hot Enough Without a Thermometer
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Stainless steel pans are kitchen workhorses, but they have an ever so slight learning curve, particularly when it comes to searing food without it sticking. Letting the pan get nice and hot before even adding the oil is key, but determining the temperature of… more…

How to Make Mayonnaise Without an Electric Mixer
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Mayonnaise is not hard to make, particularly if you have a food processor or immersion blender, but emulsions can be a little tricky without the help of electrically-powered appliances. Because hand beating is a much slower process—especially if you have to t… more…

Pick Up This Discounted Garlic Crusher for All of Those Peeled Cloves From Your Experiment
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X-Chef Stainless Steel Garlic Crusher | $8 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page and use promo code PPZINVI7 Read more... more…

How to Help Reduce School Lunch Debt
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Earlier this month, one Rhode Island school district made headlines after giving some of its students—those with unpaid balances for school meals—cold sun butter and jelly sandwiches (along with milk and veggies) instead of hot meal items, available to all ot… more…

Why You Might Not Want to Buy European Baby Formulas
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One of a parent’s first major decisions is how—or what—to feed their baby. For those who formula feed, the pressure to find a high-quality product that is as nutritious as possible can be daunting. And that may be why some parents are turning to European bra… more…

Make a Bunch of Falafel at Once Using a Cake Pop Maker
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Cake pop makers are the worst tool you could use to make cake pops. For you see, cake pop is not a cake that has been shaped and baked into a ball; it’s cake that has been crumbled, mixed with frosting, and then rolled into a ball—using your hands—and stuck o… more…

We sell our pizzas for $16.50. Here's how the costs break down.
Thetakeout.com

The day my boyfriend put giardiniera on a pizza changed my life forever. That boyfriend, now my husband, is a third-generation pizza maker, and his suburban Chicago family pizzeria has served tavern-style pies and other Chicago-style Italian fare since the 19… more…

How to Organize Your Recipes Offline
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There are a lot—some might say “too many”—recipes floating around in the world. Books and magazines are full of them but, thanks to the internet, you could cook a new recipe a day and never open a cookbook. There are many apps for keeping track of your online… more…

How's Your No Credit Card Challenge Going?
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We’re midway through the month, which means it’s time to check in on our progress for the no credit card challenge. Read more... more…

Track Your Spending Using a Pen and Paper
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Budgeting apps are plentiful, but it can take some trial and error to find one you love. And if you’re someone who’s trying to spend less time in front of a screen, sometimes the last thing you want to do is open your budgeting app for a checkup. Read more... more…

Gremolata is so much more than just parsley pesto
Thetakeout.com

I regularly cook with parsley over basil. I prefer its light earthiness, its ability to mesh with a wide variety of bold ingredients. Parsley plays well with other flavors, lifting them up like a supportive colleague. While I do crave the singularly aromatic… more…

Surprising and Delicious Foods You Can Make in a Rice Cooker
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For the past few years, the Instant Pot has been the sweetheart of the one-pot cooking world. But before it was the hot item on everyone’s registries, there was the rice cooker. But don’t let the name fool you: rice cookers cook more than just rice. Read more… more…

How to Vanquish Your Digital Addiction
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Analog Week is a strange concept for me. As Lifehacker’s senior technology editor, I’m glued to a screen for most of my day. I’d love to just throw all my gadgets into a drawer and lock them up for a week, but that would be impractical for my job. I would als… more…

Amazon boosts its UK grocery delivery service
Engadget

Amazon's UK fresh food delivery service is rolling out to a number of new cities, including Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool. Rounding out the list is Sheffield and Portsmouth with more, currently unspecified, locations coming online later in the year. This i… more…

The Most Delicious Foods Will Fall Victim to Climate Change
Wired

Author Amanda Little explains why high-nutrient, high-flavor crops are the most likely to suffer in a less predictable environment. more…

The Life and Viral Fame of Virginia's Two-Headed Snake
Wired

What happens to a freak of nature after it gets internet famous? more…

How Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots
Wired

Amazon used cameras, lidar, and aerial photography to build a highly detailed digital map of a Seattle suburb, where it is testing Scout, its delivery robot. more…

Tuca & Bertie’s art director on the show’s indie comic influences
The Verge

Netflix’s Tuca & Bertie is from the creative team behind BoJack Horseman, but the show takes place in a much zanier, more surreal world. Art director Alison Dubois explained how the collaborative nature of the show made it stronger. more…