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Are You Using Your Slow-Cooker Properly?

Never get quite the right results when using your slow-cooker? Before you throw in the towel and give up on the set-it-and-forget-it styling of cooking, check your liquid levels: It could be that you’re not filling your appliance the proper amount. Stephanie O’Dea, author of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, recommends filling your machine two-thirds to three-quarters full for optimum cooking. See […]

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Olympic Eating: Nine Burgers from Around the World from Fox News Magazine

The Winter Olympics are in full swing! Cheer on your favorite athletes while getting in the Olympic spirit with some international flavor. Fox News Magazine makes this easy with their collection of nine burgers from around the world. From the Russian-inspired Sochi Lamb Kotleti burger to the yummy Canadian-inspired Poutine burger, you’re bound to find something to fit your individual […]

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How to Store and Use Greens

If you constantly find yourself tossing wilted herbs and greens before you even use them, try these tips to prevent waste from Real Simple food editor Chris Morocco: To store: Wrap greens in moist paper towels and tuck them into a resealable plastic bag. The moisture from the towels will prevent wilting and keep even the most fragile herbs vibrant […]

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Test Your Egg IQ

Let’s get cracking with some hard-boiled questions. Scroll below the eggs to see the answers. 1. Which spice can you use to dye eggs naturally? (A) Mustard seed (B) Cardamom (C) Turmeric 2. When it comes to egg-carton labels, which is the most health-conscious choice? (A) All-natural (B) Certified organic (C) Hormone-free 3. What can you do to prevent a green ring […]

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15 Healthy Recipe Swaps That Save You Calories from AllYou.com

A few weeks ago, I was baking cupcakes and decided to try out the trend of swapping unsweetened applesauce for oil in the batter. It’s an easy one-to-one swap and I would definitely recommend it. Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in taste and it cut approximately 450 calories and 55 grams of fat off the full recipe! If […]

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Happy Stuffed Mushroom Day!

Today in food holidays, February 4 is celebrated as Stuffed Mushroom Day—a snack that has been around since the early 20th century. Looking for a recipe to make in celebration? Here are a few mouthwatering suggestions: Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Feta Love stuffed vegetables, but not so much mushrooms? Though we’re not official Stuffed Mushroom Day […]

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When Your Own Family Hates Your Cooking

There is a new, sad little pattern that happens almost nightly in my household and it goes like this: Me: “Time for dinner!” Kids thunder down the stairs. 15-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Six-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Me: “Blah blah*“ 15-year-old: “Ugh.” Six-yearold (whining): “I hate blah blah.“ 15-year-old: “Can I make myself an omelet?” Six-year-old: “Me too?” Me: Silent, head in […]

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How to Cook for a Crowd

If you’re packing your living room with eager football fans this weekend, Chef Gerard Cribbin, Executive Chef at Coal Fired Bistro in Greenville, SC, shares his best tips to ensure you don’t fumble.

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Mad Genius Cooking Tips from Food & Wine

The past few years, I’ve gotten pretty into cooking. And, I must admit, I’ve made some delicious meals. But I’m no expert and I’ve definitely had my fair share of cooking fails. Thankfully, the Internet exists and is filled with plenty of real experts who are ready to help with my kitchen woes. One of the most helpful (and coolest) […]

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A Cooking Trick to Help Remove Excess Fat

You made a delicious slow-cooked meal–like Soy-Braised Short Ribs With Sugar Snap Peas–and the instructions say to skim and discard the excess fat, but it takes time to remove the fat without tossing too much of the tasty sauce.

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