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British Bites: Beans on Toast

As a late-night snack, a light supper or even a quick snack, beans on toast make an ideal comforting meal when what you need is something warm in your stomach. Another excellent reason to love this simple, hearty dish is that it is very gentle on the wallet. Even after making this filling dish, you should have enough money left to afford a pint or two at the pub. More

Sunday Supper: Maple Baked Beans

Having grown up in a cold, maple-filled part of the world, my love of baked beans runs hard and deep. There is nothing like getting back from snowshoeing to the beer store to a house that is filled with the aroma of sweet, salty, fatty baked beans. As with many recipes, the secret ingredient to world changing baked beans is pork. More

Maple Baked Beans

As with many recipes, the secret ingredient to world-changing baked beans is pork. Good quality, salty, cured, fatty pork will make you look down on the ketchupy, mushy baked beans of your past and look forward to years of tinkering with this recipe until you finally reach your own bean nirvanna. More

How America Ate: Horn and Hardart's Automats

With all of this focus on the small things, it's little wonder that the Automats didn't make it. Changing lifestyles drove families from cities to suburbs, and fast food chains began their incursion onto the American lunch plate. But the food of the Automat lives on, in memories, books, films, and recipes. Baked beans might not be the fanciest, but they're typical of the low-cost, stick to your ribs type of food that kept thousands of urbanites going throughout two world wars and a Depression. More

The Best Baked Beans Ever from the Pioneer Woman

[The Pioneer Woman Cooks] When Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman Cooks says something is the best, I tend to believe her. Next time I want to make baked beans, I'll try this recipe for Quick Southern-Style Baked Beans from cookbook author Pam Anderson, which Ree declares "the best baked beans ever." In typical Pioneer Woman fashion, every step—from dicing the onions to layering bacon on top of the bean-filled casserole pan—is captured in a vibrant, mouthwatering photograph. Related Serious Heat: Spicy Baked Beans with Ease Dinner Tonight: Hickory House Baked Beans Boston-Style Baked Beans... More

Video: USB-Powered Mini Microwave in Action

Earlier last month we mentioned Heinz's Beanzawave, supposedly the world's smallest microwave—USB-powered to boot. It nukes the individual-serving baked bean Snap Pots packages available in the U.K. Now, thanks to Tiscali News, we've got full-motion video of the thing—after the jump.... More

Boston-Style Baked Beans

The following recipe is from the October 15th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Baked beans get a bad rap. That's because most people think of the canned, mushy brown... More

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