On Thanksgiving Day, there’s no responsibility quite as lofty as carving the turkey. The most important step: Getting the meat off the breasts (after all, most of your guests are going to want some white meat.) To get the breast meat off cleanly and completely, don’t forget this tip: Use your fingers to remove the wishbone before you carve off […]
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Want to slow-cook some chicken for dinner this week? (Maybe this chicken, fennel, and white bean soup? Yum!) Then keep in mind: You should buy chicken thighs, not breasts. That’s because dark meat has more fat than white meat, and as a result, it doesn’t dry out as quickly. Thighs should be slow-cooked for about six hours. (If you prefer white […]
If you’re on pie-duty for Thanksgiving next week, this tip for transferring your pie crust from counter to pie plate will come in handy. To avoid tearing your curst as you position it into the pie plate, start by rolling out your dough on a piece of floured wax or parchment paper. Once you have it to the correct thickness, […]
I don’t know about you, but for me, most days bring some kind of minor calamity. Think: “I cut my bangs too short!,” “I ruined my lipstick” (see photo), “I overcooked the chicken!,” and my personal pet peeve, “I shrunk my favorite sweater.” One wrong move, and suddenly you’re annoyed, frustrated, and left wondering, “Now what?” We’re sure you’ve got […]
Have no fear nervous cooks, it’s perfectly okay to leave your slow-cooker (a.k.a. Crock-Pot) on during the day when you’re not at home. In fact, it’s about the same as leaving a light bulb on. But, you shouldn’t cook frozen meat in your slow-cooker. Check out our 7 helpful slow-cooker tips to find out why.