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How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stella Artois. If you’ve finally recovered from the dog days of summer and are trying to plan one last hurrah before breaking out your fall apparel, there’s no better way to celebrate than by planning an epic lobster feast for family and friends. A Labor Day lobster feast is the perfect occasion for going all-out with top quality crustaceans, a decorative table setting, and mouthwatering seasonal side dishes that threaten to steal the show. READ MORE

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Yolks can range from pale yellow to deep orange. READ MORE

For the Caffeine Obsessed, 15 New Coffee and Tea Items

For the Caffeine Obsessed, 15 New Coffee and Tea Items

You might be riding the Third Wave coffee and tea movement if you can discuss the aromatic nuances and mouthfeel of your preferred region of coffee bean or tea leaf, if you've made your own cold brew at home, or if you own anything decorative that extols the virtues (and necessity) of coffee or tea. READ MORE

9 Slushy Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

9 Slushy Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

Remember those things you weren't allowed to do as a child? Well, if you want dessert before dinner, no one can stop you now. You can take ice cream from strangers. Being an adult lets you do things only grown-ups can do, with a whole childhood’s worth of inspiration to give you ideas. Take the cocktail. It’s the defining beverage for being an adult, and when it’s hot out, you can combine it with the defining beverage of your childhood summers, the 7-Eleven Slurpee, and nobody will tell you no. If you chill the liquors before using them, your slushies will stay frozen longer. But if you don’t have the time, just be sure to drink them before they melt. READ MORE

Salute Summer with these 15 Gin and Tonic Variations

Salute Summer with these 15 Gin and Tonic Variations

The tinkle of its ice cubes signals refreshing cocktail relief — something cool, dry, and clear. A gin and tonic is everything we crave in the muggy, hot summer doldrums. Why is that? READ MORE

Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around

Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around

Meat is not always the main attraction at a great meal — not even a vegetarian equivalent of the meaty main. The side dish can grab center stage, stealing the spotlight because it's just so damn delicious. When you've got a stellar side dish on your hands, you start with that and then plan the rest of your meal by how well it will complement your star. READ MORE

Cooking Essentials for Your College Dorm

Cooking Essentials for Your College Dorm

Cooking in a college dorm is sort of like camping — but indoors and for an entire semester. Oh, and you have electricity. That's kind of a big deal. Whether it's you who's moving on campus for the first time (Wheee!) or your child or grandchild (he/she will be just fine), there are a several culinary tools to make the transition easier  — tricks beyond s'mores, cocoa, and packaged ramen. READ MORE

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

To rinse or not to rinse: There are so many opinions and types of rice, the answer is daunting. Here, we break it down for you. Because like the answers to life's most lofty questions, there is no easy single answer. READ MORE

The Coolest Summer Cocktails to Make with Your Friends

The Coolest Summer Cocktails to Make with Your Friends

Like the sound of summer day drinking? Yeah, so do we. Keep your day job though, and on the weekend, make one of these mad-cool mixed drinks with ice cube percussion. Vacation can start after 5 o' clock any day if you infuse your happy hour with chill vibes. It's summer. And that's pretty sweet. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Roasted Chicken Breast

The Basics: How to Make Roasted Chicken Breast

Bone-in, skin-on chicken breast roasted (plus how to make a simple sauce by deglazing) READ MORE