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Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, and even if you're not in New Orleans to ring in Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate with a tipple that enjoys the title of the city's official cocktail. The sazerac, which dates back to pre-Civil War times, has been around so long that it's rumored to be America's oldest cocktail — and there's a reason why. Watch the video, then make our recipe, which adds ice for a refreshing touch; we guarantee this aromatic drink will please any spirit-forward cocktail enthusiast.
- Tony Bourdain and Ilan Hall get shows on the new Esquire Network — Zagat
- Why chefs love pressure cookers — America's Test Kitchen
- Mountain Dew introduces a morning soda, Kickstart — Grub Street New York
- See which whiskey maker has reduced alcohol content to meet demand — Delish
- See who's rumored to be on Top Chef Masters 5 — Eater
- 3 reasons why mezcal is smoking hot right now — Tasting Table
- Ruth Reichl slams Yelp and Zagat — HuffPost Food
- Going veg? Try spaghetti and no-meat balls — The FN Dish
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Think of jambalaya as a distant relative of paella. It's got protein and vegetables (sometimes tomatoes, sometimes not), with rice and stock later simmered together or combined before serving. In contrast, gumbo — a mix of vegetables and meat or shellfish with thickened stock — is thinner and served as a soup alongside rice that's cooked separately.
Different from gumbo (which is considered a soup), étouffée's a main course, made of one type of shellfish (crawfish or shrimp, for instance) that's been smothered in a thick sauce and sometimes served ladled over rice. Don't confuse any of these, of course, with the city's historic Monday favorite: red beans and rice. Got all that?
Using three Cs — cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and carrots — Running to the Kitchen shows how to make two kinds of savory chips.One batch sweet, one spicy!
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We're always brainstorming ways to work smarter, not harder, in the kitchen, one of which is dedicating an hour or two to culinary projects over the weekend (when time is generally more plentiful) to set ourselves up for the days ahead. In that vein, stay tuned for our new series, Weekend Project, in which we'll highlight projects perfect for making the most of your precious downtime.Do you love the sweet earthiness of roasted beets, but find yourself eschewing recipes that include them due to their lengthy roast time? Here's a simple solution: roast up a big batch of beets while flipping through a favorite book on a lazy Sunday. Once they're done roasting, slice them into the appropriate size for the recipe at hand and stash them in your fridge, already portioned and ready to add to soups, salads, or even pizza throughout the week.
Want more weekend project ideas? We've got you covered.
The Grammys are taking over LA today, and POPSUGAR will be LIVE on the red carpet starting at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST! Anything can happen at the Grammys, and we're excited to see live performances from Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and more of music's hottest stars! Editor Lindsay Miller will be on the red carpet in LA bringing you interviews with your favorite musicians, and Becca Frucht, Becky Kirsch, and Brittney Stephens will be in the studio talking about Grammys style, recapping the amazing performances, and more. It all starts today at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST. And don't forget to catch the Grammys at 8/7 C on CBS.