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Smoothies Under 250 Calories from CookingLight.com

Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]

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Easy Substitutions for Common Ingredients

Flour? Check. Sugar? Check. Baking powder…? Missing in action. And cardamom? Not a chance. Maybe you keep limited supplies on hand because you’re only an occasional cook or baker. Maybe you simply don’t have the cabinet space. Or, perhaps, it’s the most likely reason of all: You plumb forgot to restock that missing ingredient when you ran out. But before […]

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Quinoa Recipes from Food & Wine

Do you have any good quinoa recipes to share? If you’re not used to cooking with quinoa, think of it as healthier alternative to rice. While doing some healthy eating research, I found this article from our colleagues at Food & Wine. They say, “Quinoa is delicious cold in a salad, served warm as a side dish or even combined […]

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Last-Minute Passover Recipes

Passover begins tonight, April 14, at sundown. Need help with last-minute prepping? Check out our Seder Meal Checklist to double-check that you have all of your (kosher) ducks in a row. Got invited to a seder and only have a tiny bit of time to prep? These seasonal and kosher for Passover recipes all take less than 40 minutes, start […]

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What is Miso Paste?

One small spoonful of this fermented soybean paste is enough to transform an entire recipe, adding a “Hmm, what is that, exactly?” umami-rich flavor.

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21 Festive Easter Menus from MyRecipes.com

Hosting an Easter meal next weekend? If you’re in the market for a menu that’s relatively easy, elegant, and family-friendly, look no further than this Easter menus link from our colleagues at MyRecipes.com. The best part about these dishes: The idea of incorporating springtime classics into the meal like peas, strawberries, and mint with salmon, or, a more traditional holiday approach with […]

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How to Fix Crystallized Honey

Hard, crystallized honey, though perfectly safe to eat, probably isn’t what you’re looking for to sweeten your cup of tea. If you prefer your honey runny, try this trick to bring the sweetener back to a luscious, drizzly state:

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What to Do With Stale Bread

Though you had grand plans for fresh garlic bread, the loaf you brought home from the bakery the day before yesterday is still sitting on the counter, untouched. Wait, wait–don’t throw it away.

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How to Use a Pastry Bag Without Making a Mess

Decorating cookies and cakes is a lot of fun… and time consuming… and a headache to clean up after, especially if you’re using a pastry or piping bag. Fortunately, this genius why-didn’t-I-think-of-that method from YouTuber KarensCookies at least keeps the mess part of the production to a minimum: Of course, if you have a baking project that doesn’t require a […]

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How to Mince Garlic Without it Sticking

Mincing garlic without a special kitchen tool can get messy—and sticky. Those tiny bits of garlic can stick to your knife, chopping board, your fingers and even your hair (don’t ask, it’s a long story). But there is an easier way to get the consistency you want without having to constantly un-stick garlic from you knife. First, take a bulb […]

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