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Martha Stewart's tips for a perfect Easter

Get more Easter ideas in the April issue of "Martha Stewart Living," on stands until April 20.Let's face it: Your Easter dinner might not be as perfect as Martha Stewart's. It's OK! You can at least steal her tips for the big day.Ham and lamb are classic Easter dishes. Do you have any good tricks...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:40 PM

Win at Candy Crush with these flexibility warm-ups

Smartphone users have found an new addiction in the form of "Candy Crush."If you’re one of the 46 million monthly Candy Crush players, your fingers are probably hurting after a particularly intense round. Take care of your extremities with these warm-up moves from Dr. Steven Beldner, a hand...

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10:37 PM

Check out this adorable video of Do or Dine chef Justin Warner rapping

We admit it: We've got a little crush on chef Justin Warner. Not only does he turn out crazy-eclectic dishes at Bushwick's famous Do or Dine (foi gras jelly donut, anyone?), he's also got blazing rap skills and a sweet sense of humor, both on display in this rap video he put together, inspired by...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:44 PM

Where the 'Chopped' stars eat in NYC

Geoffrey Zakarian, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and TedAllen star in “Chopped Tournament of Stars,” premiering Sundayat 9 p.m. on Food Network.Credit: Courtesy of Food NetworkWhen the judges of Food Network’s new “Chopped Tournament of Stars” aren’t dining at their own eateries, these are the...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:33 PM

Happy National Absinthe Day!

Yes, it's a holiday, and yes, absinthe is legal in America (although it's not the kind that'll make you hallucinate). Here's where you can celebrate today, and the Pernod Absinthe cocktails on the menu:Apotheke: “The White Lie” , “Green Persuasion”Booker & Dax: Will be featured on their Red Hot...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:37 PM

What the stars are drinking on Oscar night

So you won't be at the Oscars, but you can drink like you are! These are two drinks that the celebrities at Sunday's show will likely be drinking.After the Academy Awards are handed out, the celebs will head to this year's Governor's Ball to party the night away (after all, the Oscars only end at 8...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:08 PM

Try this cocktail for National Margarita Day (Feb. 22)

Saturday marks our favorite holiday of the year — National Margarita Day! Why this holiest of days is not celebrated during the summer is beyond us, but hey, with all the slush we've been pounded with, we could all use a marg right about now. Serve up a twist on the classic with this recipe from...

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 8:35 PM

James Beard Foundation announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef semi-finalists

The winners will be announced in May.Credit: Getty ImagesThe James Beard Foundation yesterday announced its semi-finalists for 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, and NYC stars got plenty of love. We'll get our winners when the 2014 James Beard Awards are held in on May 2 and 5, but for now...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:03 PM

5 NYC Beer Week events to check out

This is the sixth annual Beer Week.Credit: Dan D'lppolitoNew York City Beer Week rolls into town Friday (and stays til March 2!), giving us an excuse to drink more than we normally do.We asked Kelly Taylor, vice president and treasurer of the NYC Brewers Guild and owner of KelSo Beer Company, for...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:54 PM

Celebrate Burns Day in NYC

Saturday marks Burns Day, a Scottish homage to the poet Robert Burns. Celebrate at one of these events or make an inspired cocktail at home.Robert Burns Day: A Celebration Of Scottish Whiskey and FoodMore than 10 distilleries will pour samples of craft Scotch whiskies and Scotch cocktails, and...

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:02 PM

What the stars are drinking at the Golden Globes

Cheers!While you're at home cracking open a new bottle of Two-Buck Chuck, the stars and nominees at this year's Golden Globes will be sipping on the oh-so-fancy MoëtGolden Night, created by celeb chef Aida Mollenkamp. It's made with MoëtImperial, cardamom syrup, pear brandy and garnished with a...

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 11:17 PM

Warm up with this recipe for National Hot Toddy Day

Brr! It's still cold out there (though not quite as arctic as it was earlier this week). Thankfully, we have another random food holiday coming up — Saturday is National Hot Toddy Day! We'll be warming up with this recipe from Tullamore D.E.W.The Hot TullyIngredients1 part Tullamore D.E.W....

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:46 PM

Warm up during the polar vortex with this comforting soup

It's cold out — we know. Instead of asking some poor delivery man to trudge through the arctic tundra that's outside your window, whip up this udon soup from Haru Sushi. Yum!Haru’s Chicken Udon Soup (serves 4)Ingredients5 1/2 cups chicken stock (low sodium)2 tbsp. mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)2...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 11:16 PM

How to help an out-of-shape partner lose weight

This probably won't work.Credit: ColourboxIf you wish your partner would get in shape for the new year, you can be subtle about communicating so without hurting his or her feelings. Here are some tips for motivating a loved one from the experts at Find Your Trainer, a website that connects people...

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 5:00 PM

Make Justin Warner's cabernet-cherry chocolate cookies for Thanksgiving

These fancy cookies have a secret ingredient: wine!Credit: ProvidedWe don't suppose Grandma Betsy will be all over the foie-gras-jelly donuts that Justin Warner serves at his Bed-Stuy experimental foodie haven, Do or Dine. But she just might get a kick out of these easy, no-bake treats that...

Thursday, November 28, 2013, 7:52 AM

Tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving

You can have a holiday as happy as this.Credit: Metro FileCrowded shopping centers, visits from out-of-town relatives and the pressure of preparing holiday meals can all summon one universal reaction: stress. The holidays may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes festivities can...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 5:30 PM

Make these yummy low-salt mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving

We're thankful for these spuds.Credit: ProvidedNo Thanksgiving spread would be complete without mashed potatoes. But if you're trying to cut your salt intake, they can be a dangerous addition to your dinner. Try this recipe created by "The Biggest Loser" chef Devin Alexander that features LoSalt,...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 5:13 PM

Surprise! This indulgent French toast is diabetes-friendly

Too good to be nutritious? Nah.Credit: The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet CookbookRegistered dietitian Laura Cipullo, along with the editors of Prevention magazine, came up with 200 indulgent recipes for diabetics with "The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook." Try this indulgent breakfast this...

Monday, November 11, 2013, 11:03 PM

How to make NYC's best chicken wings

These bad boys rocked Wingfest NYC.Courtesy: The WindsorThe Windsor recently won top honors at this weekend's Wingfest NYC, and now they're sharing the recipe so you can make the winning dish yourself.The Windsor's Honey Sriracha WingsIngredients1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon onion powder1/...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 4:51 PM

Cocktail of the Week: The Left Bank

We say oui!Credit: ProvidedParis Fashion Week may be over, but we're still very much into this French-tinged cocktail by Brooklyn's own Greenhook Ginsmiths. Their beach plum gin straight-up could be a cocktail in itself, but add all these other ingredients for a drink that's tres magnifique.The...

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:00 AM