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Carte Blanche cocktail.

Soju, shochu, and more: An Asian spirits guide for the intrepid imbiber

Our expansive, informative guide on asian spirits like soju, shochu, and Japanese gin.
Chocolate rum truffles

11 easy-to-make Christmas cookies and treats for the baking inept

Holiday baking is a beloved tradition, but sometimes we need a little help. These delicious recipes will make your Christmas season much easier.
chestnuts in a person's hands

Chestnuts are a fall and winter favorite, and an RD tells us why you should be eating as many as you can

Should you be eating more chestnuts? A registered dietician says yes - here's why
Two glasses of wine and Christmas balls on a table in a room with Christmas tree.

Holiday wine: Wow your guests with these incredible options

We’ve curated a selection of the best Christmas wines that we think are perfect for the season and for pairing with your holiday feast.
peppermint tea with chocolate

Is peppermint good for you? An expert weighs in on this holiday season favorite

Peppermint is commonly found in holiday cookies and, of course, candy canes. Is it good for you? An expert weighs in.
Japanese beef on teppanyaki

Why grass-fed beef is worth the hype

Grass-fed beef is now found everywhere, and we tell you why it's worth the spend.

This challah recipe is surprisingly simple and will be a hit on Hanukkah

Challah, a yeast bread, braided into a stunningly beautiful loaf, is a traditional staple.
Spanish coffee cocktail

Beyond the espresso martini: A speakeasy mixologist teaches us all about coffee cocktails

From how to pair coffee with your cocktail ingredients to how to make a Black Manhattan, this is your expert guide to coffee cocktails.
Carrot soup

4 delicious crock pot recipes: These low-carb, keto-friendly soups are perfect for winter

If you're craving a soup in the cool weather, these low-carb foods are easy to make in the slow cooker or crock pot.
A large roasted ham on a wooden chopping board with assorted plates of food

Ham is a holiday staple: Where to buy the star of your Christmas dinner

To help you get started planning the perfect holiday dinner, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best ham brands you can buy online.
Beer pint

Alpha acid to wet hopping: A craft beer terminology guide

Craft beer has it's very own lingo, like so many things. Here's what to know.
Cucina alba Eggplant Parmigiana.

Why chocolate is the must-add ingredient for the perfect eggplant parmesan

Executive Chef Adam Leonti of the restaurant Cucina Alba is adding an interesting ingredient to his eggplant parmesan — chunks of bitter chocolate.
Wild Turkey

This new Wild Turkey bourbon is the brand’s highest-proof release ever (and its most expensive)

Wild Turkey is a household name in bourbon. Check out its most expensive, highest-proof offering.
Close-up of a glass of beer

Why you should stock up on this Costco fan-favorite beer

This is our favorite beer for the season. And to make life even merrier, you can stock up on enough from Costco to get you through the holidays.

Matthew McConaughey’s hit new tequila brand is selling out

This is everything you need to know about Matthew McCounaughey's new tequila brand.
Sankt-Petersburg/Russia - July 21 2019: McDonald’s worker holding bag of fast food. Hand with a paper bag through the window of mcdonalds car drive thru service.

Keto diet breakfasts on the go: How to order at Mcdonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and Chick-fil-A

Eating a keto diet? How to order breakfast at McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King, and Chick-fil-A — and not break your diet.
Making a cocktail

Make fantastic cocktails: The 10 best bartending apps to fuel your inner mixologist

With just a quick click and scroll, you can become a bona fide mixologist in no time, thanks to these handy bartending apps for beginners and pros alike.
Group of people sharing a holiday meal sitting at the table

Eggnog, sangria, and more: How to lower the calorie content of your favorite Christmas cocktails

Enjoy the holiday season with a classic cocktail like eggnog without the calorie count that is typically associated with doing so.

The whisky regions of Scotland: Each has its own history and flavor profile

From salty malts to smoky expressions, learn all about Scotch whisky and the different Scotland regions they come from.
Tom Collins cocktail

The gin cocktail recipes you can’t live without

Up your home bartending game by trying these essential gin cocktail recipes.
Coconuts on a tree

10 incredible ways coconut oil can boost your health

Coconut oil is touted as a superfood. Find out the health benefits of coconut oil here, from taking on cholesterol to hydration and more.
Pasta carbonara

Our pasta carbonara recipe makes it easy to get great results every time (without scrambling your eggs!)

Carbonara is a great weeknight dinner or a late-night snack, and our pasta carbonara recipe guarantees great results.
Hot chocolate with marshmallows

The best hot chocolate K-Cups to warm you up this winter

Hot chocolate K-Cups are a convenient way to brew up a delicious mug of cocoa. Here are some of the best hot chocolate K-Cups.
Liquor bottles on a bar shelf

The surprising ways vodka can actually be good for you

You surely are familiar with vodka as part of a cocktail. But do you know anything about the health benefits of vodka? Read on to find out.
Boozy Bubbly Lemon French 75 Cocktail with Champagne

How to make a French 75, a great cocktail you’re (probably) overlooking

The French 75. Chances are, you're simply overlooking it. If that's you, we suggest giving it another look, because it's amazing.
Friend enjoying après ski in a ski lodge

Espresso martini, hot toddy, and more: These 6 apres-ski drinks perfectly cap a day on the slopes

After a day on the slopes, what better way to cap it off than with an apres-ski drink? These are some of our favorites.
Bib Tucker Double Char Bourbon Brisket by Chef Steven Raichlen

This bourbon-soaked brisket recipe is absolutely incredible

Chef Raichlen shared this incredible recipe with The Manual, and we can't get enough of its warm bourbon spice.
Person holding an espresso martini glass placing coffee beans as a garnish.

Make the best espresso martini with these fantastic recipes

These are the perfect cocktails when you need a pick-me-up in order to enjoy happy hour. Check out these top espresso martini cocktails.
Mai Tai

We’ve got a sensational Mai Tai recipe you won’t want to stop making

Our Mai Tai recipe is incredibly simple, easily repeatable, and perfect for almost any occasion
magic spoon cereal on a blue background

Instagram’s hottest new cereal is actually packed with protein

Does Intagram have you wanting to try Magic Spoon cereal? Here's why you should.
Packing a suitcase.

Flying with alcohol: How to pack beer and wine in your luggage

Can you bring alcohol on a plane? Yes, but you need to know how to pack your wine and beer. Here's how.
Home brewing bottles

How to make beer at home: A guide for beginners

Making your own beer at home can be a fun hobby. Learn the basics of home brewing here.
Friends eating around table

This is the perfect 4 course apres ski dinner menu

After a long day on the hill, apres ski is where it's at. This four-course dinner menu might be the best way to finish your day.
Fried chicken

A chef gives us the secret key ingredient to make perfect fried chicken (and the one step most people get wrong!)

The key to this southern favorite is something you may already have in your refrigerator.
Bourbon barrels

The white oak tree is in danger, and so is bourbon — here’s what the industry is doing about it

We've got enough white oak to make bourbon whiskey barrels for the next decade or so, but after that, the pickings are slim. This is what you need to know.
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Ice cream bread is the lifehack your internal fat kid needs

Ice cream bread is a sweet treat and it's super easy to make.
Cincinnati chili

Slow cooker recipes: Cincinnati chili is easier than you think

Looking for great slow cooker recipes? Our cincinnati chili recipe is incredibly simple and wonderfully flavorful
Carrots in the Le Creuset Signature cast-iron skillet.

A huge Le Creuset Cyber Monday sale just started — from $10

You can save big in your kitchen with this Cyber Monday sale at Amazon, which sees a huge variety of Le Creuset cookware discounted.
Beer Pint

Bad news for beer lovers: A new study says climate change is ruining your favorite drink

Hops are a vital ingredient in a quality beer, but climate change is affecting our supply. Here's what to know.
Dark Rum

Bourbon fans: These 8 dark rums are great adds to your liquor cabinet (because they’re a lot like bourbon)

If you want to branch out from bourbon, but still want a complicated, sophisticated drink, try dark rum. Specifically, these dark rums.
Italian coffee capsules.

Is it cheaper to have a Keurig or a standard coffee maker?

Are you wondering if it's cheaper to have a Keurig or a standard coffee maker? We'll give you the answer.
Bib & Tucker old fashioned

This creative old-fashioned recipe has two bitters and a unique bourbon that give it a campfire feel

Want an old fashioned that's unique and familiar at the same time? We've got one you'll love.
Whole coffee beans

Cream or sugar? New study finds adding one of these to your coffee is associated with weight gain

Coffee has been linked to weight management, but does that hold true if you add cream or sugar? New study reveals the answer.
Glass of mulled wine with a cinnamon stick on top

The best wine varietals for mulled wine

Come the holidays, we need an even heftier adaptation of wine — one hit with generous amounts of citrus and spice and ladled into your favorite mug, piping hot.
Making a protein shake

How much protein do you really need? Here’s how to calculate it

We all know protein is important, but how much protein do you need to eat? Find out here.
Healthy sandwich on sweet potato for breakfast or snack

Forget avocado toast – why sweet potato toast is the best fall breakfast

Sweet potato toast: A slice of sweet potato is baked to perfection, crisp on the outside, pillowy on the inside, then topped with whatever strikes your fancy.
Thanksgiving dinner

Your Thanksgiving meal by the calories (and how to burn them off)

How many calories can you find in a typical Thanksgiving meal? Here are the specifics along with some exercise suggestions for burning those calories.
Fish fillets, chicken meat, and red meat on top of distressed white cutting boards along with nuts, cheese, dairy, and eggs.

Want to know how to build muscle? A doctor says you should eat these foods

Muscle building requires proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. Combined with a good strength-building routine, these foods will work for optimal muscle growth.
Food dinner meal on table for christmas and thanksgiving celebration

5 simple tips for doing Thanksgiving wine the right way

Selecting the perfect varietal for such a high-pressure dinner such as Thanksgiving can be quite intimidating. We're here to answer all of your questions.
Mashed potatoes

Our mashed potato recipe is the only one you’ll ever need (and it’s easy to memorize, too!)

Everyone's mashed potatoes are different, but ours is incredibly simple and gives you the best results ever, we promise