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Which Apples Are Best for Cooking?

If you’re headed to the apple orchards this weekend–or even your local supermarket–consult this chart to learn more about the different types and what to use them for.

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10 Fall Foods to Help You Get Luminious Skin from Fox News Magazine

According to our friends at Fox News Magazine, there are a number of fall fruits and vegetables that not only taste good but can also help the appearance and health of your skin. Did you know that, for example, pumpkin has a high content of vitamin A? According to the article, “By using this ingredient in its natural form, it […]

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The Chicken Soup Recipes That Will Cure Your Cold via HuffPost Taste

It seems like everyone around me is getting sick with a cold… and we all know that cold bugs do not discriminate. Just this week I’ve heard from many friends who are sick, my parents, and other moms of toddlers dealing with sneezy and feverish kiddos. According to our friends at HuffPost Taste, “The weather changed, so we all got […]

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How to Peel and Slice a Butternut Squash

It’s butternut squash season—and for soup and salad lovers, that’s very good news. Peeling and trimming this roly-poly winter squash may seem daunting, but that’s no reason to resort to the precut version (which spoils quickly). Just follow these steps… and use a very sharp knife. STEP 1: Using a chef’s knife or serrated knife, cut ½ inch off each end […]

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Do You Always Burn the Garlic?

Garlic–and it’s pungent flavor–is an indispensable ingredient in many dishes, but burning the delicate herb can impart a harsh bitterness to your meal. Here are two ways to ensure you don’t scorch the garlic the next time you cook dinner.

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What to Do With Leftover Wine

I hesitate to admit that there’s rarely any leftover wine in my house but, if you do find yourself with a bit of extra vino, here’s two ways ensure nothing goes to waste.

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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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