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How to Make Ice Cream *Without* an Ice Cream Machine

How to Make Ice Cream *Without* an Ice Cream Machine

Want homemade ice cream but don't have an ice cream machine and no plans to purchase one anytime soon? Your stifled screams for ice cream were heard. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

Ginger ale and ginger beer are refreshing, summery beverages both on their own and mixed into cocktails. But while they may share a common flavor, you may have noticed that they aren’t quite exactly the same —ginger ale has a lighter, sweeter bounce to it while ginger beer is more moody and robust with a kick. If they’re both based around ginger, fizzy water, and something sweet, then what is it that sets them apart? READ MORE

15 Recipes So Easy You’ll Forget About Seamless

15 Recipes So Easy You’ll Forget About Seamless

We’ve all been there - those nights that you’re so tired that all you want to do is go home, flop down on the couch, and order delivery without speaking anyone. But forget about Seamless – these dinner recipes are so simple that you can throw them together in less than a half hour, plus you’ll be saving both money and calories in the process. The following 15 dishes are versatile enough to swap in ingredients you have on hand. See, delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated! READ MORE

Hands Down the Best Recipes for Taco Tuesday

Hands Down the Best Recipes for Taco Tuesday

When Tuesday's dinnertime rolls around, many of us turn to those meaty handheld envelopes of Mexican origin. As if we need an excuse to eat more tacos. They're so versatile: You can stuff tacos with cauliflower, mushrooms, beans, shrimp, steak, ground beef, chicken, pork, tongue, or chorizo. You can use crunchy corn taco shells, soft flour tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, blue corn tortillas — even spinach tortillas. Practically all are available at the supermarket. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

Chowhound's visual guide to chile peppers. READ MORE

The Best Recipes for a Patio/Porch Dinner Party

The Best Recipes for a Patio/Porch Dinner Party

If you live in parts of the northern hemisphere not hugging the equator, then you're one of millions of people who can't wait to burst outside and savor the summer — while you can. Of course dining al fresco is our favorite way to enjoy the sunny, warm weather, and it's especially wonderful if you have a porch or patio that's remained dormant all winter. And if you live somewhere like California, Arizona, or Florida, then you can throw an almost-outdoor dinner party year-round (or during wintertime if you wilt from the intense summer heat). READ MORE

French Recipes for a Bastille Day Picnic

French Recipes for a Bastille Day Picnic

We have a love affair with France's creamy and crumbly cheeses, crusty baguettes with their soft centers, and swoon-worthy fragrant sauces. So we hardly need another reason to make some tantalizing French food, but come July 14, we have one: France’s Independence Day celebration, Bastille Day. Also known as (the 14th of July) and (the national celebration) in Francophone countries, this day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution, and is a great excuse to pack up a French-inspired picnic. READ MORE

Filipino Recipes for a New Generation

Filipino Recipes for a New Generation

Filipino food is one of the last Asian cuisines still not part of mainstream America. But a generation of talented Filipino-American chefs and food writers is working to push us beyond adobo and lumpia. They're injecting a freshness into the cooking of their moms and aunties, sourcing from farmers' markets and butchers who deal in sustainably raised meats. READ MORE

Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Who wants to sweat in front of the steamy stove (or even the grill?!) when the sun's beating us down? We're already slow-cooking outside — on the beach, poolside, and when we scramble for the shady spots while strolling around town. Whipping out your slow cooker during the dog days of summer might seem counter-intuitive, but hear us out. READ MORE

Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?

Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?

It’s probably happened to you: you’re rummaging through the corner of your pantry when you come across a sack of potatoes with a few pointy sprouty things sticking out every which way. You vaguely remember hearing something about the sprouts being poisonous. Or was that an old wives’ tale? Do you toss ‘em or break out the peeler and masher? READ MORE