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Pass the butter: Great recipes for biscuits, rolls and dinner breads

Buttermilk biscuits with burnt orange honey butter. Lemon-scented popovers. Cheddar-sage cornbread. If you’re looking for a fun kitchen project with delicious results, we’ve compiled 19 of our favorite recipes for biscuits, rolls, quickbreads and more. You’ll even find some flavored butter recipes...

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How to age beer, and why you should probably try it

How to age beer, and why you should probably try it

When it comes to the bold and vivid flavors of craft beer, the rule is fresher is better. The ravages of time are not kind to most craft beer styles, especially the popular hoppy brews, and you want to experience a beer the way the brewer intended. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule,...

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