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Jul 24, 2013

How To: Make Your Own [Healthy] DIY Sports Drinks

Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink via Everyday Roots [http://everydayroots.com/homemade-energy-drink]

Commercial sports and recovery drinks get an universally bad wrap: they're full of sugar, unnatural dyes, extra preservatives, and are overpriced. Some critiques are fair, though if you're doing extended cardiovascular exercise, you do need additional carbohydrates in your blood so you don't hit "the bonk."

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Jul 23, 2013

Roundup: 5 Great Summer Recipes Using Tequila

Paloma cocktail. Photo by K&K Test kitchen [http://www.kandktestkitchen.com/2013/03/the-paloma.html]

When most of us think of tequila, a huge headache and a bad hangover come to mind. But this spirit is one of our faves, and has a lot more going for it than shots and salty wrists. So, here are a few ideas to use tequila in different recipes, all headache and hangover-free...kinda.

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Jul 11, 2013

Roundup: 8 Doughnut Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Credit: Oreo doughnuts via Mess Makes Food [http://www.messmakesfood.com/mini-oreo-donut-recipe/]

Okay...maybe not change your life, but certainly motivate you to mix up some glazes and take on the fry at home. With creamy fillings to crunchy textures, this roundup will blow the ones from the grocery store out of the batter.

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Jul 09, 2013

ManMade Summer Guide: How to Make the Perfect Ceviche

Ce·vi·che: A Latin American dish of marinated raw fish or seafood, typically garnished and served as an appetizer, or, in my mind: the best summer dish one can make at home! 

How to make the perfect ceviche. Photo by Gabriel Cabrera

Ceviche has this rep of being a complicated dish, and it's "raw" preparation can be intimidating. Except: It's not complicated, and it's not raw, just unheated. So, follow this guide to master the basics, and you can adapt and rock it like a pro. Let's get (not) cookin'!

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Jun 19, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 19, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

 

This camp cobbler on a mountaintop recipe video by Shaun and Kelsey of Happyolks is doing everything it can

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Jun 17, 2013

Grilling Mythbusters: 7 Lies You've Been Told about Cooking Steak

"Sear the meat to lock in the juices." "Only flip your steak one time." And so goes a list of steak-cooking commandments... And, as you might guess, a whole bunch of them are just wrong.   

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Jun 13, 2013

ManMade Guide: Step Up Your Homemade Cocktails with Your Own DIY Infused Spirits

Studies have shown that a well-stocked liquor cabinet increases the chance of feeling awesome (studies conducted by ourselves over the weekend). This includes having several custom, home-infused spirits: one bottle suddenly has multiple options and flavor profiles.

How to infuse your own spirits

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Jun 12, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 12, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 


Inside the archives of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, includes this interesting sheet of paper: a personal recipe for JFK's favorite dish:    

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Jun 12, 2013

Smoke: New Firewood Cooking

created at: 06/12/2013

For centuries, burning wood and tinder were basically the only means of cooking food (and heating one's home, and boiling water, and all sorts of other stuff.) The wood served as fuel, generating heat, thereby turning raw ingredients into completed dishes. 

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Jun 07, 2013

How to: Make Homemade Beer Ice Cream - The Flavors of Summer Unite!



 When you think about it, the idea of beer ice cream really does make sense. The malt flavors cut through the richness of eggs and cream, and the sweetness of the custard base provides a canvas for the

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Jun 05, 2013

Recipe: How to Make DIY Whiskey Hot Sauce

Know why foods like chili, Buffalo wings, tacos, or Southeastern Asian street foods always seem to taste better with beer, even though it does nothing to tame the heat and actually seems to make it worse?   

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Jun 03, 2013

DIY Small-Batch, Artisanal High Fructose Corn Syrup

Artist and designer Maya Weinstein engages both the industrial food complex and the artisanal handmade food movement with her "DIY High Fructose Corn Syrup" kit.   

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May 30, 2013

Have You Tried Your State Cocktail? 50 Drinks from 50 States

 This weekend, why not toast with a little regional flair?    

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May 23, 2013

5 Cool Food-Related Projects to Support on Kickstarter

created at: 05/23/2013

By now, I'm sure you've seen several products being funded through the popular crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, and perhaps even bought a few. Here are five of my favorite food and drink related projects that are live this month:

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May 22, 2013

How to: Clean Your Grill in 15 Minutes

created at: 05/22/2013

Those of us in the U.S. will be celebrating the three-day Memorial Day weekend this week, the cultural beginning of summer: the swimming pools open, people are allowed to wear white (that's a thing, right?), and most importantly, the grilling season is officially underway.   

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May 20, 2013

Recipe: Fried Chicken Sandwich with Slaw and Spicy Garlic Mayo

Were there ever a contest for greatest sandwich of all time, this guy would have to be a contender. The recipe comes from chef/owners of the LA restaurant Son of a Gun, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, who also run the award-winning Animal. 

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May 16, 2013

The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

Perfect for that OCD friend of yours that wants to become the most symmetrically perfect chef!

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May 10, 2013

Recipe: How to Make Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow, and Bacon Bark

On first glance, this recipe might seem a little too on the nose. Like, crafted just so people on the internet will go "oooooo" and re-pin it and keep talking about bacon and whiskey like they're the first person to ever realize that delicious things are tasty. But, if you look a little closer, 

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Apr 29, 2013

The Perfect Pour Over Coffee Set

Pour over is one of coffee's simplest methods, and one of the most preferred by tasters and coffee geeks. You simply pour heated water over the ground beans through a filter...kinda like a drip machine, except it tastes way better.    

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Apr 25, 2013

Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy-To-Make Homemade Salsas to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

 created at: 04/24/2013

Ahh...salsas. From quick and fresh to spicy and smoky, they're packed with lots of flavor and I love every version. Whether you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with traditional Mexican flavors, or just want to up the ante on a weeknight meal, we've create five go-to recipes that can work for all kinds of occasions.  So grab your chiles, and a knife,  and join us in the kitchen.

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