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D.I.Y. White Russian: How to Make Homemade Kahlua

Prepare for some sweet mixology bragging rights
Jun 24, 2014 1:00 pm
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Photo: Lauren Rothman

In college, I did, in the context that most younger imbibers likely first experience a White Russian: watching The Big Lebowski and playing the never-a-good-idea game of drinking and smoking along with The Dude. Now, I mix up homemade coffee- and vanilla-infused vodka — i.e., Kahlua — for use in the occasional (much-improved) White Russian. The super-simple method, after the jump. 

Roasted Peaches With Basil And Yogurt Recipe

Flavors of summer paired in an elegant dessert
May 31, 2014 10:00 am
Photo: Jennifer McGruther

Jennifer McGruther's The Nourished Kitchen not only teaches how to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, but also encourages a mindful approach cooking and a celebration of old-world culinary traditions. But don't think that means these highly nutritious recipes are for dieters: roasted peaches with basil and yogurt are a naturally satisfying dessert.

 

Whisks, Funnels, Pasta Cutters: 3D Printing Enters The Kitchen

Is this the fast-approaching future of DIY?
May 8, 2014 11:00 am

We're not really buying into the whole idea of 3D-printed meals replacing the need to cook or enjoy a "man-made" dish at your favorite restaurant, but there is one way that this futuristic innovation could your kitchen game: by allowing you to produce (and even customize) your own cooking tools and utensils.

Cheese Upgrade: Try This Marinated Feta Recipe

Tangy feta preserved in herb-infused olive oil
Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm
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Photo: Charlotte Lasceve

You're always going to need to know the basics, so you might as well master them. That's why we picked up From Scratch, a book of classic recipes for preserves, pickles, spreads, charcuterie and more by French cookbook authors Laurence and Gilles Laurendon. Preserving tangy feta cheese in olive oil enhances its flavor and makes it even more delicious crumbled in a salad or spread on bread.

How To Fat-Wash Vodka And Make A Cocktail That Tastes Like California Chardonnay

A complex cocktail inspired by a wine tasting
Apr 29, 2014 3:00 pm

I was inspired to create this cocktail during a wine tasting while discussing the flavors of a big, oaky, buttery California Chardonnay. We tasted butter, tropical fruits, toasted oak, vanilla and citrus in the wine. Later, I started thinking, “Why not try to incorporate all these wonderful flavors into a cocktail?” How to do this at home, after the jump.

Video: Spare Wine Barrel Lying Around? Hack It Into A Beer Keg!

Dive into the most productive weekend project, ever
Mar 14, 2014 11:00 am

It's important to mention off the bat that there is nothing wrong with your keg the way it is: beaten-up, dented and beautiful. But in case you'd rather stash it in one of the classiest holding tanks around for aesthetic purposes or simply need to scratch that power tool itch, the handy dudes at Build...

How To Make Homemade Cultured Butter

Velvety butter made for slathering in 6 steps
Feb 28, 2014 11:00 am
Photos: Francoise Villeneuve

Two studies over the past year have turned what we thought we knew about dairy fat on its head. They both showed that full-fat butter, cream and milk in your diet may actually help prevent obesity, since the fat makes you feel full. We tested different homemade butter methods, and here’s the easiest recipe for cultured butter out there. The simple technique, after the jump.

So Here's A Crazy Sacrilegious Idea: Bacon Sushi

News flash: crunchy bacon roll pummels tuna roll
Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

You find the darndest things on the internet when you're looking for bacon sushi. Here I am thinking I'll add some bacon to my weird, deformed maki I keep thinking I'll get better at making for some reason, and this gem pops up. And you don't even find out until halfway through that it's not only bacon. It's prosciutto, too. 

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