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Get Into the Holiday Spirit With a Bittered Sling Get Into the Holiday Spirit With a Bittered Sling

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a spirit-forward beverage to get you into the holiday spirit—the Bittered Sling.

The Most Controversial Posts of 2018 The Most Controversial Posts of 2018

Getting mad online is an important part of internet culture, but it can be hard to predict exactly what is going to set the masses off. (This year, it was coleslaw, anything Nick wrote about MoviePass, the flu shot, and many other fun topics.) Here are our most angry-email inducing posts from 2018.

Make These Sheet Pan Breakfast Sliders for Christmas Morning Make These Sheet Pan Breakfast Sliders for Christmas Morning

You know what I like doing on Christmas? Eating. You know what I don’t like doing on Christmas? Cleaning. You know what lets me do a lot of eating and very little cleaning? The pull-apart bacon, egg, and cheese sliders you see above, which are cooked entirely in one sheet pan.

Give the Gift of Flavor With Fancy Spices and Seasonings Give the Gift of Flavor With Fancy Spices and Seasonings

There are the spices and seasonings you should always have in your pantry, and then are the special bois. These are the blends that smell so good and look so pretty, but maybe seem just a little too precious for everyday use. These are the blends you should give as gifts.

The Best Drug and Alcohol Posts of 2018 The Best Drug and Alcohol Posts of 2018

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on the best and brightest posts from 2018, and what burns brighter than drugs and alcohol? Here are our favorite booze- and illicit substance-related posts from this year.

Make Appetizer-Worthy Hard-Boiled Eggs by Wrapping Them in Miso Make Appetizer-Worthy Hard-Boiled Eggs by Wrapping Them in Miso

In the case of the hard-boiled egg, the yolk provides all of the flavor. Though it is a reliable and easily accessible source of protein, the white is aggressively bland, and no fun at all without seasoning. Salt (obviously) works well, but if you wish to outright infuse the white of an egg with tons of nutty umami,…

How Do You Perk Up a Bland Recipe? How Do You Perk Up a Bland Recipe?

Today, upon logging onto Slack, I was greeted with a horror story. Last night, our dear managing editor, Virginia, was making a lentil soup recipe from [redacted], only to find it called for a paltry 1/4 teaspoon of salt. “Reader, it was bland,” she told us, to which A.A. Newton replied “I’m going to scream,” because…

The Case for Salting Your Ice Cream The Case for Salting Your Ice Cream

I grew up in a family of ice cream enthusiasts. My dad has always been a staunch supporter of Ben & Jerry’s, and a veritable super fan of Chubby Hubby—you know, the one with peanut butter and, more importantly, salty pretzels.

Make a 'Grape Surgery' Cocktail to Celebrate the Best Meme of 2018 Make a 'Grape Surgery' Cocktail to Celebrate the Best Meme of 2018

Service journalism is all about writing for other people, but sometimes I use this platform of mine to write 250-to-1,000-word jokes to myself. This is one of those times. I don’t know if you are up on all the dank memes of 2018, but none have tickled my boobs quite like “They Did Surgery on a Grape.”

Thicken Sauces and Gravy With Pureed Vegetables Thicken Sauces and Gravy With Pureed Vegetables

It’s frustrating when a recipe doesn’t immediately turn out how I envisioned it, but I always learn something. Just last night, I was working on a meaty situation in my Instant Pot and, though the meat was a little chewy for my liking, both the liquid and the vegetables in the bottom of the insert were delicious.…

How to Cook With Leftover Feta Brine

The best feta cheese comes packed in a salty, funky brine, and that stuff is pure liquid wonderment. Just as any brine can be used to flavor food, leftover feta brine can be used to whip up cheesy rice; moist, flavorful pork chops; and a crazy tasty pan sauce. (It also freezes very well, which means you can stash it…

Make Mulled Wine in Your Instant Pot Make Mulled Wine in Your Instant Pot

Hot alcohol is not my favorite, but I will make an exception for mulled wine. In fact, if trying to force seasonal cheer by making mulled wine in 90-degree Florida weather—in December!— taught me anything, it’s that I’ll make many exceptions for mulled wine.

I'm Samin Nosrat, Host and Executive Producer of 'Salt Fat Acid Heat,' and This Is How I Eat I'm Samin Nosrat, Host and Executive Producer of 'Salt Fat Acid Heat,' and This Is How I Eat

In the world of food media, Samin Nosrat is a palate cleanser. Though she is a fount of cooking knowledge and wisdom, neither her award winning book nor her Netflix show ever feel prescriptive. Instead, she invites the reader or viewer to learn about, eat and enjoy food, all while radiating joy and warmth. Keeping in…

The Easiest Way to Infuse Any Spirit With Real Coconut Flavor The Easiest Way to Infuse Any Spirit With Real Coconut Flavor

If the words “coconut rum” bring forth a small wave of nausea, it’s quite possible your experience with coconut-flavored spirits have been limited to Malibu (or something equally cloying). But real, delicious coconut flavor is a delight and it can be added to any spirit—not just rum—by “washing” the booze with a…

How to Bake Pasta Without Boiling it First How to Bake Pasta Without Boiling it First

When the weather outside is frightful, nothing is more delightful than a large amount of tomato-y, cheesy, baked pasta. You may think that this requires dirtying many dishes—a pot for boiling, a pot for making sauce, and then a baking dish—but this is untrue. All you need to do is slow roast your pasta (in a single…

What Are Your Best Butter Tips and Tricks? What Are Your Best Butter Tips and Tricks?

Last night, as I was watching my stepmother prepare supper, I spied a plate—not a dish nor a bowl—but a plate of melted butter. She then proceeded to dip slices of French bread in the pool of butter, coating them completely from edge to edge before popping them in the toasted oven.

These Super Easy Sweet Treats Make Delicious Gifts These Super Easy Sweet Treats Make Delicious Gifts

Something about the holidays makes people want to gift sweet, homemade treats to each other. Even the most kitchen-avoidant among us flock to theirs to whip up seasonal confections. If you possess such an impulse but, like me, are quite lazy, I have good news: we have many treats you can DIY, with required effort…

Your Recently Divorced Friend Needs to Be Fed Your Recently Divorced Friend Needs to Be Fed

Though getting divorced can be a positive life change, it is one of the most emotional and stressful ordeals a person can go through. It feels like someone you loved dearly has died, and their slightly petty, erratically cruel but sometimes nostalgic ghost is haunting you, mostly through random texts and social media.…

How to Make Great Latkes How to Make Great Latkes

I do not care for the man formerly known as my stepdad, but at least he introduced me to latkes. The slightly cake-y, hash-brown-adjacent potato dish was unlike anything my seven-year-old palate had experienced, and it had experienced a lot of potatoes.

Be the Hero of the Holiday Party With Dip Be the Hero of the Holiday Party With Dip

Now that Thanksgiving is over and everyone has cooked the obligatory turkey, we can turn our attention to other, more important matters, such holiday parties, and holiday party snacks. Hosting a good party is a matter of giving the people what they want, and the people—in my experience—want dip.

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