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Easy Homemade Amaretto

Easy Homemade Amaretto

Amaretto always makes me think of my failed teenage attempts to raid my parents' liquor cabinet. Invariably, all I'd find was an ancient bottle of almond liqueur with its cap sealed shut by sugar. And prying it open would only get me a sugar high, not a buzz. READ MORE

Homemade Vegan Tofurkey That Tastes Good

Homemade Vegan Tofurkey That Tastes Good

Vegans and vegetarians always seem to get the shaft on Thanksgiving, filling up their plates with starchy side dishes while everyone else attacks the turkey. The easy alternative is sliding one of those rubbery premade faux-turkey roasts out of a plastic wrapper and plunking it down on the table. But we don't think that's good enough. Guests who don't want roasted turkey still deserve an impressive homemade main dish. READ MORE

How to Make Ricotta

How to Make Ricotta

Fresh ricotta cheese is one of those things that seem to have a whiff of highbrow fanciness, so most people wouldn't think of making it themselves—but it's actually really easy. READ MORE

Superpower Energy Bars for School Days and Work Days

Superpower Energy Bars for School Days and Work Days

When your blood sugar plummets and a fresh apple is nowhere in sight, that smashed energy bar at the bottom of your bag is a godsend. I... READ MORE

Make Your Own Tonic Water

Make Your Own Tonic Water

The last time we visited Portland, Oregon, every bar seemed to be taking the idea of DIY to the extreme. Case in point: Daniel Shoemaker's Teardrop Cocktail Lounge, where Shoemaker makes his own vermouth, rows of different bitters, and even a version of Amer Picon, a French apéritif. The biggest eye-opener was a bottle of his homemade tonic water. READ MORE

Make Your Own Ice Cream Treats

Hot weather calls for extreme frozen action. READ MORE

How to Turn Your Kettle Grill into a Smoker

Hotbox your meat. READ MORE

Beginner’s Guide to Summer Smoking

Recipes for smoked ribs, chicken, fish, and more. READ MORE

The DIY Home Bar

Make your own falernum, grenadine, and maraschino cherries. READ MORE

How to Brew Small-Batch Beer in Your Kitchen

All you need is simple equipment and enthusiasm. READ MORE