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DIY Gift Idea: Freezer-Friendly Meals

f you’re gifting freezer-friendly meals to someone who needs an extra set of hands (think new baby, a death in the family, or new neighbors), label the outside of the bag or the top of the container with dish’s name, the oven temperature, and the cooking time.

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Grilled Cheese Secrets from Sunset.com

When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches our colleagues at Sunset.com say it best: “As everyone over the age of three knows, a grilled cheese sandwich is the most purely comforting food ever created: a toasty, golden beauty that brightens your mood without fail.” The Sunset.com editors have pulled together some favorite takes on this classic comfort food. To see […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Boil Pasta in a Pot That’s Too Small

Ever feel tempted to cram a box of pasta into a questionably small pot in order to save both boiling time and space in the dishwasher? Here’s a good reason to not to, beyond just broken noodles. By overwhelming the pot, there’s a good chance your pasta will end up sticky and gummy. “When you add pasta to a small […]

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The Best Recipes to Make in Your Cast Iron Skillet from Huffington Post Taste

I’ve been using my iron skillet more often than ever, lately. The only problem is that I use it for the same recipes over and over again and I am in need of some new and exciting ideas. When I was doing some iron skillet digging, I stumbled across this great recipe compilation from Huffington Post Taste. Their editors pulled […]

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Happy National Chocolate Day!

Today in holidays that fly far too under-the-radar: National Chocolate Day. Celebrate with one of these mouthwatering recipes, including some from our 50 Best Chocolate Recipes gallery. (Apologies if you’re reading this on an empty stomach!) Glazed Triple-Chocolate Pound Cake Chocolate Cream Pie Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Cookies Chocolate Pecan Tart Flourless Chocolate Cake Double […]

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How to Roast Garlic

Sweet, spreadable roasted garlic is an incredibly versatile ingredient—you can use it on bread, stir it into mashed potatoes, turn it into dip, or add it to soups and casseroles. Because it’s milder than fresh garlic, it adds loads of flavor without being overpowering. It’s easy to roast it yourself at home. Here’s how: 1. First, cut off and discard […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipes from CookingLight.com

Bring on the pumpkin recipes! Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin biscuits…I’ll take one of each, pretty please. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com say it best: “Pumpkin is one of those defining fall flavors that many of us have come to associate with the season. These recipes will have all the warm and comforting aromas of autumn wafting from your […]

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Happy Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Today in random food holidays, our nation is apparently observing Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Rather than question it, I’d like to direct your attention to these recipes, and kindly ask that you let me stop by if you have any leftovers: Gingersnap Crust Pumpkin Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust Pumpkin Cheesecake Not exactly what you’re in the mood for? Try one of […]

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This Baking Trick Will Help You Make Perfect Cookies

When you’re making dozens of tasty treats, it’s tempting to reuse baking sheets while they’re still hot from the oven. Stop right there! Raw dough on a warm pan produces unevenly baked cookies that are thin and overly browned around the edges.

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A Simple Strategy to Speed-Up Dinner Prep

Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Make major headway on meals by measuring ahead of time. Rather than fussing with a measuring cup in a time crunch, find five minutes throughout the day (or the night before) to combine all the spices you need for a dish in a plastic bag or a small bowl. In […]

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