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Test Your Turkey IQ

Don’t commit a technical foul this Thanksgiving. Consider these bird-prep questions your practice drill. 1. How many pounds of turkey should you buy for 10 people? A.) 10 pounds B.) 15 pounds C.) 17 pounds D.) 20 pounds 2. What temperature does the turkey need to reach before you take it out of the oven? A.) 150 degrees F B.) […]

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18 Southern Biscuit Recipes from Southern Living

I’ve been experiencing a major craving for biscuits lately. I blame my Southern roots, or, I guess it could be one of those strange pregnancy cravings. All I know is that I could eat biscuits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That is why I love this gallery of recipes put together by our colleagues at SouthernLiving.com. They say, “For featherlight […]

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Happy Mayonnaise Day!

While today isn’t officially National Mayonnaise Day (in fact, as far as we know, that day doesn’t actually exist…yet), it’s the 100-year anniversary of Hellmann’s, the brand synonymous with mayo. Looking to celebrate the centenary? Try one of these seasonal, mayo-happy recipes: Macaroni Salad Pasta Salad With Shrimp, Corn, and Tarragon Pimiento Cheese Dip Sesame Crab Cakes With Chili Mayo […]

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The Secret to Freezing Fresh Herbs

If you always find yourself with leftover fresh herbs when you’re done making a recipe, don’t throw them out, or let them linger (and wilt) in the refrigerator. Instead, make herb ice cubes—perfect for tossing in with pasta, stews and sauces. Here’s how: Fill ice-cube trays two-thirds of the way full with chopped herbs and cover with oil or melted […]

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32 Best Chili Recipes from Cooking Light

With fall quickly approaching, I am looking forward to the cooler weather and seasonal food. As huge fan of chili, I love this gallery put together by our colleagues at CookingLight.com. To quote the article, “Nothing warms the body and soul like a hearty bowl of chili. Reviewers rated these recipes tops.” To see the full gallery, click here. More […]

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How to Substitute Dried Herbs for Fresh

A recipe calls for fresh herbs but you only have the dried variety. What to do? First, taste the herb to determine if it’s weak or strong. (If your dried oregano has almost no flavor, neither will the sauce.)  For strong herbs, use about a third of the amount of fresh herbs called for in the recipe. For extra-mild dried […]

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19 Easy Party Appetizers from Sunset.com

With football season kicking into high gear in my neck of the woods, I know that I’m in need of a few good dip and appetizer recipes to take to tailgating events. Our colleagues at Sunset.com have put together their all-time favorite no-hassle party bites. To see the full list, click here. I have my eye set on  the sausage […]

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Last-Minute Recipes for Rosh Hashanah



Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes early this year, starting tonight at sundown and ending Friday evening. If you’re looking to ring in the holiday, try these quick, easy, and festive fall foods and drinks: Bagel With Cream Cheese, Apple, and Honey Carrot and Apple Slaw With Raisins Honey-Soaked Feta
 Apple Blintz Pancakes Ginger and Honey Iced Tea Apple […]

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Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

We all know that Monday is Labor Day, but today is Toasted Marshmallow Day—one of your more under-the-radar holidays, it’s true, but definitely one we’re happy to celebrate. If you’re also feeling festive, you can go with a basic s’more or one with a twist or even think outside the s’more with these eight creative and mouth-watering marshmallow recipes. No plans to build […]

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How to Quickly Clean Your Crock Pot

When you’re out all day, a slow-cooker is a great tool for making quick and easy meals. Who wouldn’t want a homemade dinner that’s ready the instant you walk in the door?! Unfortunately, trying to clean these clunky, heavy appliances can be quite the feat. Here, cleaning expert Anna Moseley, explains how to tackle the task:

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