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Julie R. Thomson

Entries by Julie R. Thomson

Cheesecakes Recipes You'd Give Anything To Eat

(15) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 8:27 AM

When it comes to classic dessert choices, you really can't go wrong with cheesecake. It's creamy, sweet, rich, and, perhaps best of all, comes in a variety of flavors. The Cheesecake Factory and its Bible-length menu serves as a testament to this. From classic New York style to...

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How To Make Coffee With Nothing But Objects You'd Find In A Hotel Room

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We can all agree that coffee brewed in a hotel room generally sucks. The machine is grimy, the coffee grounds are ancient, and there's usually a weird smell coming from the mugs that won't rinse out. But sometimes, that's all you've got.

To satisfy the need for caffeine, most of...

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This Genius Cheat Sheet For Gardeners Tells Where And When To Plant Your Vegetables

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:00 AM

If you've never planted a seed in the ground before, chances are that the thought of growing your own vegetables -- no matter how exciting -- incites feelings of anxiety. The general principle is easy: plant seed, add water and watch the vegetable grow. But the logistics are complicated. When...

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Pie Shakes Are Putting A La Mode To Shame

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Hold on to your forks, pie fans, because there's a whole new way to eat your slice. You may have thought whipped cream was nice and that a la mode was a treat, but those two toppings have got nothing on the pie shake.

There's not much to explain...

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This Is How Chefs, Who Clearly Know How To Drink, Cure Their Hangovers

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:00 AM

"Keep drinking, and drink more and keep drinking. So, don't stop drinking."

That's Jose Andres' response to the question of how to cure the incurable hangover. Right before that, he suggests that "if you keep drunk all of the time you will feel in a very normal state." In...

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The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops In America, According To TripAdvisor

(36) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We already told you about the great ice cream New England has to offer, but that's not the only place you can get a good scoop. Whether you're by the beaches of Florida or on the lake in New York, there's an awesome ice cream parlor just around...

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12 Tricks For Buying The Ripest Produce

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:06 AM

There's nothing worse than cutting into freshly-bought fruit only to find that it's brown, bruised and just can't be used. It's the saddest kind of surprise. Even worse than the disappointment though, is that it puts you, the cook, in a tough predicament. Without ripe fruit you can't make that...

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13 Times Donuts Went Too Far

(7) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:05 AM

Let's talk about donuts today, guys.

Donuts, which have been making our mornings better for decades upon decades. Donuts, which delight and entice us with glazes, frostings, cream fillings and sprinkles. Donuts, which put all other breakfast pastries to shame. Those very same donuts -- which we thought could...

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10 Leafy Green Alternatives That'll Get You Through The Global Kale Shortage

(54) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Terrible news, green juice drinkers and kale fanatics everywhere -- a global kale shortage might be upon us. We dodged a bullet earlier in the year with the pest that attacked the U.S. kale crop and threatened to wipe it out entirely -- it didn't -- and now...

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The Best Ways To Get Your Cheddar Fix

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:44 AM

We stumbled across an amazing thing the other day today -- Reddit user WBuffet had never eaten cheddar cheese before. "I just bought cheddar for the first time. I have 0.7 pound. What to do?" WBuffet asked, including, "Cheddar is not a mainstream cheese in Iceland. Gimme ideas!"

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The 10 Best Food Blogs For Summer Inspiration

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We've been enjoying the summer season for more than a few weeks already, but it's right now -- when July melts its way into August -- that the summer harvest is at its peak. Summer squash are plentiful, bouquets of basil are everywhere, and

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The Only Hot Fudge Recipe You'll Ever Need

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:00 AM

If you ever thought that the best hot fudge you could get at home was the kind that squirts out of a bottle, we'd just like to say welcome. Welcome to the first day of your real ice cream sundae life. We have found a hot fudge recipe for you...

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Affogato Recipes That Shake Up Tradition

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We love the Italians for many reasons -- pasta, parmesan, olive oil -- but one of the most important attributes is their genius way of serving coffee and ice cream. They don't just serve the two side-by-side as an after-dinner course. No, the Italians do one better and...

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How To Brew Iced Coffee In A Mason Jar, Just Like A Hipster

(19) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Now that we're weeks into serious warm weather season, there's been a fair amount of iced coffee talk. This is a good kind of talk -- because anything involving iced coffee is lovely. There've been instructions on how to make it like your favorite coffee shops do, professionally....

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And The Country That Drinks The Most Beer Is...

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:43 AM

There are many reasons to love the beer renaissance, but the hiking price of the drink is not one of them. Six dollar six-packs used to be the norm; now people are shelling out that same amount for just one beer. It couldn't be more apropos, then, that Finance Online...

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Meet The Twinkirito, A Twinkie Burrito

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

The Twinkie is famous for being the king of junk food snacks. Even though these golden cakes are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it's quietly understood that they're as bad for you as a burrito the size of an infant. But that knowledge...

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Switchel: It's Strong Enough For A Farmer, But pH Balanced For A Hipster

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Hipsters, meet Switchel. It's an American heritage beverage made of apple cider vinegar, ginger and sweetener. It has long been drunk by farmers during haying season, but can now be bought at your local food shop. No longer do you need to be working on a farm to be rewarded...

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Flared Pans Designed By Rocket Scientist Cooks Food Insanely Fast, Obviously

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Few people are better versed in speed than rocket scientists. So when you introduce such science to cooking pans, fast is exactly what you're going to get.

Dr. Tim Povey, a real-life rocket scientist at Oxford University, has developed a set of pans that are said to save energy...

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17 Food Reasons The French Are Better At Life

(144) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

The French get a lot of flak for, well, being French. They're teased for acting pretentious, and they're accused of displaying feelings of superiority. We're not going to take sides on the matter, but we will say this: When it comes to their food, the French have good reason to...

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The Most Famous And Greatest Food Quotes Of All Time

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 7:53 AM

The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. And we've all done our fair share of that -- us food editors especially. But there are some people who love food so much, who think about food in just the right way, that they articulate what we've always...

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