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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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How to Make Old Bay Seasoning

If you’re set on making a seafood dinner, like the Sheet-Pan Clambake from our May issue, but you’re out of seafood seasoning, leave your keys where they are. You can avoid a last-minute trip to the grocery store by quickly making an easy spice blend similar to Old Bay.

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Try This Now: Baby Kale

Looking for a great way to sneak more greens into your diet? Clamshell containers of baby kale are widely available in the produce aisle, helping you to get this healthy green into your meals by the handful without any prep.

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How to Make Simple Syrup

For a tasty and impressive upgrade to lemonade, cocktails, and even cake, try mixing up your own simple syrup. It couldn’t be easier to make: Just combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar has completely dissolved. It should only take three to five minutes. Store […]

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How to Chop an Onion Without Crying

Onions can add a burst of flavor to any dish or can taste fantastic on their own (hello, onion rings)! But chopping onions can make you cry worse than watching The Notebook. Why? Because when you cut into an onion, you break open the vegetable’s cells. This sets off a chemical chain reaction which results in those pesky oniony tears. […]

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How to Clean Copper Pots

Your shiny new kitchen accessory looks a little less lovely once it’s been used. To maintain the pot’s luster even after repeated usage, avoid the dishwasher (yes, even if the manufacturer says it’s dishwasher-safe). Temperature fluctuations and harsh detergents can dull and damage the finish of cookware over time.

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Happy Pi Day!

Today is March 14… also known as 3.14, National Pi Day! If your love of geeky math puns intersects with your passion for pie, whip up one of these easy recipes to celebrate: Lemon Cream Pie Cheeseburger Skillet Pie Mud Pie Chocolate Fudge Pie Raspberry Buttermilk Pie Cottage Pie Blueberry Pie Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie Sour-Cream Apple Crumb Pie Coconut Custard […]

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