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No-Knead Sourdough Bread

Nothing is better than the smell of fresh bread baking on a cool fall day.

Except, perhaps, the taste once you slice into a warm loaf. Spread a little butter (which instantly melts into all of the cracks) and drizzle a little honey... Is your mouth watering yet?

Bread is another beautiful science experiment that blends chemistry and biology, transforming mere water and ground wheat into an entirely new food. In bread, yeast is the star.

Read more about the science of baking bread and for the recipe for sourdough sandwich bread.

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Easy (and Delicious) Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

If the very words "Brussels sprouts" had you wrinkling your nose and tempted you to avoid reading further, this message is for you.

Yes, that's right. I'm here to tell you that there is hope for anyone who hates all-things-green but wishes he could make peace with these delightful, nutrient-rich treats. I just have a few questions before I begin to convince you to try these mini-cabbages (as I like to think of them).

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