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Father’s Day Grilled Paella Feast

Father’s Day Grilled Paella Feast

When you think of Father's Day, paella isn't the first thing that comes to mind. That's why we love it. Just because grilling is a cliché for this holiday to honor dads doesn't mean you should pass up a perfectly good chance to cook outside and celebrate with friends and family. That's what paella offers: Something unfussy, festive, communal, and best enjoyed outdoors on the grill. If you can't grill, we have a stovetop version of the recipe for you. READ MORE

14 Slow Cooker Recipes for Father’s Day

14 Slow Cooker Recipes for Father’s Day

Let's go against type for a moment. Just because he's a man, that doesn't mean he's automatically drawn to steak, beer, and grilling tongs like a fly to the lone lantern on a dark summer night.  Red meat and booze are OK for some dads, but others feel better celebrating Father’s Day with foods they won’t feel bad about chowing down on, or at least, less stereotypical. There's something for a dad who loves Mexican cuisine, vegetarian eating, assorted Asian dishes, desserts, breakfast, Cajun fare, and soul food. This diverse group of Chowhound recipes — all 14 created in a slow cooker like a Crock-Pot — represent a gentler, healthier, more global holiday repertoire. Bonus: They essentially cook themselves, so you and Dad can go do something fun together. READ MORE

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Make You Fail a Drug Test?

If you're starting a new job or you could encounter a drug test soon for any reason, you could face some alarming results — even if your most potent drugs of choice are Advil and vitamin C supplements. Think twice about that "everything" bagel at your local deli and that slice of lemon-poppy seed cake. Sure, we want it all on our bagels, including poppy seeds, but at what price? READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Jell-O Shots

The Ultimate Guide to Jell-O Shots

Summer has arrived, and it’s time to get back in touch with your favorite drink from college: the Jell-O Shot. A frat party classic, favorite of teenage girls, and instant party starter, Jell-O shots have now become relatively mainstream and you can mix-and-match to create your own perfect rendition for any occasion. Served in traditional plastic shot glasses, or cut into squares, Jell-O shots can be made with the alcohol of your choice (vodka is the most popular, followed by rum, flavored liquors, and sometimes grain alcohol) and allow for maximum creativity with minimum effort. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Belgian Waffles and Regular Waffles?

What’s the Difference Between Belgian Waffles and Regular Waffles?

First off, if you’re lucky enough to be eating waffles for breakfast, you’re having a great day. Waffles for lunch or dinner? Then you’re doing it right. Savory waffles with whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and even cheddar are a great way to extend the waffle party all day long. But what’s the difference between Belgian waffles and regular waffles? Belgian waffles are known for their large square and deep pockets that you can fill with butter, jam, or maple syrup, while regular waffles are thinner, and don’t often have the same yeasted batter. READ MORE

How Long Can Butter Be Kept Out Before Going Rancid?

How Long Can Butter Be Kept Out Before Going Rancid?

Does butter go bad? Yes! Though many people leave butter out on the counter to keep it at that nice, spreadable consistency, it’s a much better idea to keep your butter in the refrigerator, protected from heat and light. If your butter tastes stale, bitter, or has a strong smell, it’s probably rancid. Rancidity is the result of the fat oxidizing. This process is accelerated by exposure to the elements (think: the sunlight hitting your kitchen counter, your butter-loving friends and family, and contact with certain metals—for example, a butter knife). Room temperature is the idea temperature for butter that you’re keeping out of the refrigerator, but American homes are generally warmer than their European counterparts so in the USA it’s much more common to consider butter a product that needs immediate refrigeration. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between White Rice and Brown Rice?

What’s the Difference Between White Rice and Brown Rice?

The history of rice cultivation stretches further back than most crops — some research suggests that it was first domesticated as many as 13,500 years ago. Yet it wasn’t really until the health food movement of the 1960s and 1970s that brown rice even registered on most Americans’ radars. In fact, it still hasn’t totally shed that hippie-dippy image, always the underdog to the white rice that holds sway in everything from sushi to jambalaya. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Pancakes

The Ultimate Guide to Pancakes

The word appeared in print as early as 1430. It is believed that the Romans, in the 1st century AD, ate sweet and savory dishes resembling the pancake made out of milk, flour, eggs, and spices. Around the 15th century is when people started adding ingredients such as wheat, buckwheat, or cornmeal. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

What’s the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

Stuff in your foamy ear plugs: It's a like a heavy metal fight. Actually, they're more like teammates than opponents. Think of it as a friendly battle of the bands. READ MORE

Are Whole-Wheat and All-Purpose Flour Interchangeable?

Are Whole-Wheat and All-Purpose Flour Interchangeable?

Only if you want dense cakes and cardboardy pie crusts. READ MORE