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Where to Get Free and Cheap Food for the 4th of July

Where to Get Free and Cheap Food for the 4th of...

Photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock)June is coming to an end, which means it’s almost time for fireworks and hot dogs. But after your third cookout, you may be looking for something to eat that isn’t a tube of meat. Fortunately, there are plenty of food deals and freebies this 4th of July weekend. Here are a…
Surprising Foods You Can (and Can’t) Take Through Airport Security

Surprising Foods You Can (and Can’t) Take Through Airport Security

Photo: Milosz Maslanka (Shutterstock)With staffing shortages paired with the highest volume of travelers the country has seen since before the pandemic, experts are expecting air travel this summer to be nothing short of “chaotic.” With long security wait times on the horizon, the Transportation Security Administration is already warning air travelers against accidentally bringing prohibited…
The Energy Bars With the Best Ingredients (and Least Sugar)

The Energy Bars With the Best Ingredients (and Least Sugar)

Photo: Rido (Shutterstock)Energy bars—those dense squares of nutrients that bring to mind 1970s dystopian sci-fi movies—offer obvious benefits. They’re convenient, delivering a full serving of calories and nutrition without any prep; they’re shelf-stable; they’re perfect for those busy moments when preparing a more traditional meal isn’t possible. But while many of these bars are reasonably…
Caviar Belongs on Potato Chips

Caviar Belongs on Potato Chips

Photo: Claire LowerCaviar has been in the zeitgeist lately, thanks to a recent NYT article about “caviar bumps,” or “tasting caviar off the back of your hand,” a weird rich person trick I wrote about over a year ago. (I did not, however, call them “bumps,” because I am not a dweeb who has never…
Use Uncooked Pasta as an Impromptu Skewer

Use Uncooked Pasta as an Impromptu Skewer

There are many recipes that call for one to “secure” something with a skewer or toothpick. Things like stuffed chicken breasts, meaty roulades, and bacon wrapped whatever—so many of these little food parcels need to be stabbed with a bit of wood to help them keep their form while they cook. But what if you’re…
14 of the Best Cheap and Healthy Two-Ingredient Meals, According to Reddit

14 of the Best Cheap and Healthy Two-Ingredient Meals, According to...

Photo: TanyaJoy (Shutterstock)Sure, you can make a parfait with granola and coconut and your favorite fancy toppings, but you can also throw some blueberries into a bowl of Greek yogurt (or, really, any yogurt) and instantly have a nutritious and delicious snack.I use plain Greek yogurt, mixed with protein powder, and I add a drizzle…
You Should Definitely Air Fry a Banana

You Should Definitely Air Fry a Banana

Photo: Claire LowerPeople are always trying to make bananas be ice cream, and who can blame them. Ice cream really is that bitch. She’s sweet and rich, cold yet comforting, and one of the first things to go when the diet starts. These approximations aren’t bad—the frozen banana “soft serve” that nearly crashed Pinterest is…
Always Double Your Frosting Recipe

Always Double Your Frosting Recipe

Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock)I am a decidedly mediocre baker and an even worst decorator. As someone with a near-constant tremor that gets worse whenever I try to do fine, precise work, it’s just not something I’m going to be good at. But my biggest issue with baking and decorating cakes has little to do with…
Why Is My Garlic Blue?

Why Is My Garlic Blue?

With a few noticeable exceptions, such as blueberries, blue raspberry candy, and certain cocktails, blue is not a color you want your food to be, especially if you weren’t planning on it. Blue (or turquoise, or green) garlic is particularly startling. Garlic is supposed to be beige, golden brown, or a deep, sticky black, but—much…
How to Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut Every Day Until Labor Day

How to Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut Every Day Until...

Photo: Eric Glenn (Shutterstock)If you’ve ever driven past a Krispy Kreme shop, noticed that their iconic “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign is on, and been tempted to stop in for a warm and tasty piece of sugary fried dough, you now have the perfect excuse. The chain is offering a summer promotion that could yield many…

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