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How to Cook Ribs in Your Oven Without Special Equipment

photo: Claire Nieder Ribs are a “project” dish – or they have a reputation for it. Maybe it’s because of her intimidating appearance: a huge frame full of bones. Maybe it’s because they’re part of that culinary tradition known as “barbecue,” which can be overwhelming if you’re used to cooking everything indoors or don’t have …

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How to Win ‘Sober October’ (Even If You Drink a Little)

photo: MaxyM (Shutterstock) As you probably guessed from the name, Sober October is an effort aimed at getting people to take a month off drinking. It started in 2014 as a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support in the UKand has become a global trend, perhaps fueled by the increase in alcohol consumption the accompanied COVID. …

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How to Make Your Own Concrete Tiles (and Why You Might Want To)

photo: MIA studio (Shutterstock) Concrete tiles can be an affordable option for constructing patios, stepping stones or pathways – and some ambitious DIYers even make their own indoor floor tiles. When you make your own concrete tiles, you can give your design a lot of freedom. You can use a pre-made mold or make your …

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How to Tell the Difference Between Real and Fake Scallops

photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock) Scallops are a true seafood gem. They’re tender, sweet, and a real delight no matter how you cook them. (I’m a big fan of theirs.) Unfortunately, their luxury can mean they’re quite expensive, which of course makes them look like they’re widely used for counterfeiting attempts. Inner Edition A video was …

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