Twitchs push to broaden the scope of its video game streaming site to include more types of content continues today with the launch of a new section on its site called Communities. Designed to cater to users unique interests, this section initially contains hundreds of categories, someof which build on top of gamers interests as well as those that dont. Here, youll find dedicated sections devoted to topics like cosplay, drawing, painting, comedy, food, music and more. Plus, Twitch says users can set up their own communities, if they choose.
Of course, many communities will also focus on specific gaming titles, types of gaming, like retro, or activities, like speedrunning.
The launch follows a number of changes to the Amazon-owned streaming site over the last year or so, which have put an emphasis on catering to the gaming audience in new ways, while also attracting new users. In fall 2015, the company debuted a new channel calledTwitch Creative, which allowed gamers to show off theirartistic endeavours that is, their game-inspiredpaintings, drawing, songs, costumes and more.
It also dipped its toe into TV streaming, by offering classic programslike those from Bob Ross and Julia Child, as well as Amazons new TV show pilots.It even launched a social eating category to cater to its South Korean users, then more broadly opened up to vloggers through a new category called IRL.
Given the expanded scope of content on the site today, its not surprising that Twitch would now try to organize these many different communities to make them easier to find.
But the change is not just about enabling better discovery, users are also allowed to start their own communities, which are then added to the directory listing.
Weve heard from our streamers and viewers that they want the freedom to form specific groups, organizing around topics such as speedrunning, esports, cosplay, and painting, said Sheila Raju, Product Marketing Manager at Twitch, in a statement. With Communities, we are giving our users the power to create groups of their choosing, while providing creators with another tool to expand their audiences. If you have an interest thats shared among others, Communities is where that collective can live.
These communities can be personalized by their creator, each with their own specific rules, a customizable banner and avatar, and they can have their own designated Community Leader. The leaders will also have access to moderation tools for the channels in their communities, which gives them permission to ban or timeout channels that go against their communitys rules.
Inside the communities, theres also a stream wall which displays the live content from creators who are choosing to broadcast to the community. For broadcasters, associating themselves with a community could give them more exposure for their content, allowing them to pick up more fans.
The communities are all public, too, which means that viewers and creators alike can see the list of channels that are currently broadcasting at any time. This helps them to figure out if the community is right for them.
The new Communities directory is available today, in beta, to all Twitch viewers and broadcasters.
Americans making their way to settle in new areas of the country back in the 1800s had little to rely on when it came to meals. They had to get creative with the meager options,but you’d be surprised how many pioneer-era recipes from back in the day still look scrumptious today.
That’s why looking back at how folks survived in that era, and again later during the Great Depression, is the perfect wayto find budget-friendly, yet still delicious, dining options for you and your family. In fact, you might even recognize a few of these as staples in your kitchen thatwere passed down in your family through the generations.
Either way, I wouldn’t mind chowing down on several of the pioneer-era recipes listed below! I also wouldn’t recommend looking at them on an empty stomach unless you want to hear your belly growl.
Have you tried any pioneer-era recipes that we missed? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your friends!
1. Corn Dodgers
2. Spotted Pup
3. Soda Biscuits
4. Molasses Stack Cake
5. Mud Apples
6. Winter Red Flannel Hash
7. 1876 Cottage Cheese
8. Chuckwagon Beans
9. Jerky Gravy
10. Velvet Chicken Soup
11. Currant Bread
12. 101-Year-Old Pastry
13. Norwegian Fruit Soup
Breakfast is vital to our health, so starting the day with a delicious and protein-packed meal is an essential way to fuel your body and jump-start the day!
Of course, no delicious breakfast is complete without Eggland’s Best eggs. For those of you who are tired of the same old breakfast fare, it might be time to add a little twist to your morning meal.
Being able to start the day off on a delicious note makes it so much easier to wake up and not be tempted to hit the snooze button, right?
A fresh new recipe to add to your morning routine is bakingEggland’s Best eggs in a nest of spaghetti squash. This dish is not only scrumptious, it’s also packed with the healthy proteins, vitamins and minerals we need.
Eggs and squash go so well together once you have a bite, you’ll wonder why you haven’t already been cooking breakfast like this!
Plus, spaghetti squash is a delicious way to fit veggies in for breakfast.
This might be one of the tastiest breakfast dishes I’ve whipped up in a long time. It’s now a staple in my household because it’s such a quick and satisfying way to properly start the day.
Check out the video and recipe below to see how its done, and then try it yourself. Print out the recipe to have it handy while you prepare the dish!
34cups cooked spaghetti squash
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, minced
- 6 Egglands Best eggs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 18 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsps. chickpea flour
- 13 cup Parmesan, grated
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- Bake spaghetti squash for 45 minutes.
- Place the cooked spaghetti squash in a bowl.
- Saut onions in a pan for about 5 minutes.
- Add onions to the bowl with the spaghetti squash, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chickpea flour and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
- Scoop 1/4 cup into each tin. Create a nest. Bake 18 minutes.
- Crack 1 Eggland's Best egg into each tin. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Personally, I love pickles!
If you ask me, there’s something special about the complex, briny tang of a half-sour or a gherkin.
There’s simple nothing in the world that tastes better on a corned beef sandwich, or stacked on top of juicy cheeseburger.
But once the pickles are all used up, and the hamburgers have been eaten, what the heck are you supposed to do with all that leftover juice?
Most of just dump it down the drain. We maybe,maybe, save the jar for crafts like these adorable mason jar lunchables.
Did you know it’s actually a huge waste to throw out all your pickle juice? That stuff is darn useful.
Keep it on hand, and you’ll quickly discover all of the genius ways you can use it: in the kitchen, on your body, and around the house!
Scroll through below to check out a few of our favorite ways to put pickle juice to work.
#1: Helps Upset Stomach
#2: Preserves Food Longer
#3: Soothes Sore Skin
#4: Relaxes Muscle Cramps
#5: Boosts Potted Plants
#6: Keeps You Hydrated
#7: Cleans Copper Pans
#8: It Helps Weight Loss And Exercise Recovery
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Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and author of ‘My Pantry’
Ruth Reichl, author of ‘My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life’
Rachael Ray, cookbook author, television host and magazine editor
Michael Solomonov, chef and author of ‘Zahav’
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Logan Guleff, age 13, winner of ‘MasterChef Junior’ season 2
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Theres a lot to get excited about in autumn, from the beautiful trees to the crisp air and fun holidays!
Still, for me, the best part of fall is getting to start cooking some of my favorite cozy recipes again.
Pumpkin bread and butternut squash soup are two of my favorites, and I love any excuse to start cooking with my all-time favorite winter vegetable, the squash.
While some variations are distinctly summery, like zucchini, most gourds are at their peak in autumn, which is a great thing for your cooking repertoire, and an even better thing for your health!
Weve noted before that pumpkin-spice is better for you than you would guess, but it turns out that all members of the squash and gourd family hide some incredible health benefits.
Scroll through the gallery below to learn whats happening to your body every time you whip up that famous family pumpkin pie recipe!
Benefit #1: Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Benefit #2: Helps Lung Health
Benefit #3: Strengthens Bones
Benefit #4: Controls Cramps
Benefit #5: Fights Cancer Cells
Benefit #6: Battles Diabetes
Benefit #7: Reduces Gallstone Risk