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Don’t Throw Away the Cheese Rind!

After you finish a wedge of hard grating cheese–like Parmesan or pecorino–freeze the rind to use in soups, stews, tomato sauce, and other dishes.

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A Bar Staple That Helps Fight Bloating

The holiday season typically means travelling, dry weather, and lots of eating and drinking—all which lead to bloating and indigestion. Fortunately, you can try a quick fix that you may already have on hand in, of all places, your liquor cabinet: Angostura Bitters ($12, amazon.com). Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare […]

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New Cookbooks for Your Favorite Foodie

Now that Thanksgiving—and all its wonderful deliciousness—has come and gone, it’s time to face the next to-do in your holiday lineup: shopping for gifts. Here are a few recently released cookbooks that are sure to please any foodie on your list. For the Entertainer The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond The much-beloved blogger and Food Network […]

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Top 15 Thanksgiving Emergency Fixes From Sunset.com

I’ll have to admit… I’ve never actually hosted Thanksgiving and cooked the entire meal myself. Last year, I provided the space, but my mother and mother-in-law brought most of the food. Lucky for me, this year I am getting off easy again and assigned  only a few sides. The pot-luck tradition has been great but part of me is interested […]

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Don’t Put These Items In Your Garbage Disposal

That turkey dinner sure is delicious, but–let’s face it–there’s nothing fun about the clean-up. Before you stuff all the fixings down the drain and tackle those dirty dishes, remember that plumbers are generally inundated with emergency calls the day after Thanksgiving. To keep the plumber out of your kitchen on Black Friday, the experts at HomeAdvisor recommend tossing these items instead of putting them down the sink:

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How to Keep Side Dishes Warm

When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.

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A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Treat

For the gluten-intolerant or gluten-adverse, all those wheat-filled Thanksgiving items—dinner rolls, pies, pumpkin bread, stuffing—can be a drag to pass up. Thankfully, Udi’s—one of the top gluten-free brands in the country—has just come out with a delicious addition for your holiday table: pumpkin muffins. They’re made with brown rice flour, pumpkin, molasses, eggs, and loads of spices—cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and […]

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Thanksgiving Soups from Food & Wine

This year my husband’s family and mine are getting together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. I am not sure if it’s becoming a tradition or not, but we’ve enjoyed getting both sides of the family together for a few years now and I feel very fortunate to spend time with such a wonderful “blended” group. We usually divvy up the […]

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A Money-Saving Refrigerator Maintenance Trick

Fun fact: Today, November 15, is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! With the holidays approaching, lots of cooking means relying heavily on yours. As you start to stock up, use this trick to keeping your appliance in good condition: Fill it up Yes, this may seem like an easy thing to do leading up to a big feast, but […]

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3 Easy Ways to Heat Tortillas

Tacos and burritos taste much better when the tortillas they’re wrapped in are warm and toasty. Plus, a warm tortilla is more pliable, making it easier to work with. When I just need a handful, I like to toast them directly over a low flame on my gas stovetop for a few seconds (don’t forget to use tongs!). The flame […]

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