We really like pumpkin pie, and couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to get our pumpkin pie fix. So on two different days, we went into two different well-regarded bakeries and bought ourselves a slice. We were a bit disappointed with each, because the spices weren’t our cup of tea. One had too much allspice, the other […]

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[1] A box of baking soda has more uses than you might think (photo © Arm & Hammer). [2] Baking soda, originally a crystalline compound, is ground into a fine powder (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] Baking soda helps onions brown more quickly (photo © Paul Binet |iStock Photo). [4] For juicier shrimp, add […]

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We usually have a well-stocked fridge and pantry. When we’re out of something, that something is likely to be fresh mushrooms. Fortunately, there’s a solution for that: dried mushrooms. While nothing beats the flavor and texture of a fresh raw mushroom in a salad, side of marinated mushrooms or sauté, dried mushrooms work very well […]

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It often surprises us to hear people who are perfectly dependable cooks say that they can’t cook rice. We’ve been cooking rice from scratch for many years, and the only time we’ve had a problem is when we didn’t check the time and the bottom rice scorched (which infuses the rest of the rice with […]

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If you’re cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, The American Red Cross wants you to know that the number-one day for kitchen fires is…Thanksgiving. They ask all cooks to follow these simple steps to ensure a fire-free day of thanks. 1. Smoke alarm. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, or check the batteries on your current alarm. […]

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You may be putting chicken on the grill this weekend. For advice, we spoke with Claudia Sidoti, Head Chef and Head Recipe Developer at HelloFresh, a popular meal ingredients delivery service that makes it easier to cook delicious, nutritious meals (a gift for Father’s Day?). Claudia reminds us that dark meat chicken is “so much […]

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It usually feels nice when instead of having a big meal you choose to make a meal which is light on fat and calories and savory at the same time. You won’t feel bad because of all those extra calories that a massive meal entails. But using light and delicious in the same context can […]

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Have you been blasted with turkey tips this season? If not, these tips, adapted from Whole Foods Market, will help you out: 1. PLAN FOR THAWING If you purchase a frozen bird, plan ahead! Depending on its size, the turkey could take half a day to defrost for small for small birds, or multiple days […]

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