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How to Make Cocktails While Camping

Eating well in the great outdoors just requires a little planning, and drinking well while off the grid is the same. It might be slightly trickier if you’re backpacking, but

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5 Ways to Keep Your Energy Up Without Caffeine

If you’re trying to cut back on caffeine but aren’t sure how you’ll function without it, here are 5 all-natural ways to boost your energy without coffee, tea, or caffeine.

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Pinot, Ribs, and the Country’s Freshest Produce: Your Perfect Weekend in Sonoma County

“What grows together, goes together,” quotes Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers. The saying—widespread among the region’s farmers—applies to the abundance of local produce that can actually take on

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The Best New Whole Foods Ice Cream Flavors

We tried Whole Foods’ newest ice cream flavors and ranked them from “not really worth the calories” to “definitely not sharing this pint.” Here’s how they stack up.

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A Handy and Helpful Guide to Cooking While Camping

The best camping food and drink means different things to different people (and varies greatly depending on whether you’re car camping or backpacking), but here are some pointers on how

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Back-to-School Burrito Tips & Recipes to Fuel the Year Ahead

Burritos are perfect back-to-school food. Easy to assemble, protein-packed, and hand-held for those on-the-go moments. Check out these burrito hacks and recipes to keep your Mexican wrap routine exciting all semester long. It’s

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Tips to Guarantee Clean Water While Camping or Hiking

Clean water is a necessity when camping, hiking, or backpacking, but can be hard to come by in some situations. Here’s how to ensure you always have potable water on

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Perfecting the Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork sandwiches are sublime—if you construct them properly and cook the pork to tender perfection. Luckily, we have the perfect pulled pork sandwich recipe to see you through all

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A Bite-Size Stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Planning a stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire? Here’s where to eat, drink, and stay, and what to see and do. When my friend proposed the idea spending a few days

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How to Make a Lighter, Brighter Bloody Mary Perfect for Summertime

A fresh, light Bloody Mary recipe is perfect for summer, and starts with fresh tomatoes, but doesn’t have to stop there. The Bloody Mary may be the ultimate brunch cocktail,

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Do Double Duty with Lunches Both You and Your Kids Will Enjoy

It is possible to make a school lunch that you can also pack to work; just make some minor adjustments to these easy lunch ideas and you’ll have healthy meals

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The Ultimate Guide to Pulled Pork

Pulled pork seems easy—and it is!—but there are certain guidelines to follow for truly perfect pulled pork. We break down the art and science of the best pulled pork for

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9 Bake Sale Tips for Easy and Impressive Goodies

Whether it’s for a fundraiser, a child’s school event, or just to make a couple bucks, you’ve signed up for a bake sale, and now you’re stressing over decorating your

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Trader Joe’s Peach Bellini Jam Is the Perfect Summer Hack

Trader Joe’s Peach Bellini Jam is one of our top summer finds, and it’s not just for spreading on toast—nor is any jam or fruit preserve, for that matter. Here

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11 Easy Tips for Making Our Favorite Summer Sweets

Summer fruit is flooding the farmers’ markets, so it’s time to get your dessert on—from simple cakes and cobblers to no-bake desserts, and from stone fruit to berries, here are

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Cauliflower Is King: Here’s Why It Rules

In the past, even in healthy eating circles, cauliflower paled in comparison to more vibrant, assertive vegetables, especially kale. But in the past few years, cauliflower has come to rule

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Salads

Salad is one of the most basic components of a meal: toss some greens together with a light vinaigrette and you’ve got the basis for a healthy and delicious dish,

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10 Best Beers to Use in Beer Batter Recipes

Beer does some amazing things in batter for deep-fried foods. The CO2 gas in a can of Bud keeps things light and airy, and helps the batter cook fast, meaning

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Bizarre Fruit Hybrids We Can’t Stop Staring At

Some of our favorite fruit hybrids are also some of the most bizarre, combining elements from two different fruits to create one new odd-looking superfruit. The story of “Frankenstein” is

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The Ultimate Summer Stone Fruit Guide

Peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, and apricots—here’s your guide to picking and preparing all the best summer stone fruits. Summer brings a lot of things; lawless children with waaaay too much

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Let’s Hear It for New York: Putting Empire Rye on the World Whiskey Map

We’re calling it: New York whiskey Empire Rye is the next big thing in drinks. The generosity and mellow roundness of Kentucky bourbon. The signature peat and smoke, thick as

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