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How to Taste Wine Like an Expert

For our June Rose Decoder we had to taste a lot of wine to find the 5 best picks for the summer (rough life, right, but imagine the other 364 days of the year when we are plowing through hot dogs, canned beans, and other basics for road tests) so we used a very unusual wine tasting tool that you […]

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11 Creative Recipes for Blueberries From Food & Wine

Bored of using blueberries for muffins, pies and pancakes? Looking for a new and exciting way to use this favorite summer berry? Our colleagues at Food & Wine have a solution for your with these 11 luscious blueberry recipes. From cocktails to barbeque sauce, this list will have you rethinking berries. To see all 11 ways, click here. More from RealSimple.com: 30 Delicious […]

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Love Sriracha? Try This Tasty Topper!

This spicy, subtly sweet chili sauce, originally from North Africa, gives heat and body to soups, stews, beans, tacos, and more. Typically it’s made from a mixture of chilies, other spices (like coriander and caraway), garlic, and olive or vegetable oil.

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The Secrets to the Best Fried Chicken

We love no-cook recipes and fresh summer produce as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want need something deep-fried. But does fried chicken, a decadent splurge-worthy meal if ever there was one, have to be quite so bad for you? According to Cooking Light, the answer is a resounding no. While fried foods will never be a […]

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The Best Ice Cream, Ever

Homemade ice cream is magical. Once a summer, at my grandma and granddad’s house in Missouri, where there were enough cousins to take turn churning the old hand crank, we made the world’s most perfectly creamy vanilla ice cream. Weeks later, following our return home to Illinois, nostalgia would set in, and my dad would haul out our own hand-crank […]

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Help Kids in Need by Sharing Your Food Photos

Foodies of social media, rejoice. Now you can Instagram, tweet, and Facebook your dinners, drinks, and snacks for a cause. Feedie, an app co-founded by Chef Mario Batali partners with restaurants to harness the power of social media for philanthropy. Every time you share a food photo with Feedie at a participating restaurant, the establishment will put 25 cents toward the […]

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4 Summer Drinks Recipes to Try

Sliced, diced, muddled, or straight from the patch, everyone’s favorite fruit is ripe for the picking. Enjoy the strawberry bounty in liquid form with fruity cocktails that come together in under 5 minutes. • Vodka Spritzer: Combine 4 sliced strawberries, 1 orange wedge, and 2 ounces of vodka in a highball glass. Top with ice and seltzer. • Ginger Margarita: Puree 15 […]

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4 Secrets to Wow-Worthy Hamburgers

If you love to cook hamburgers but haven’t yet learned how to make a patty that would give you humble bragging rights, fear not! You’re just a few steps away from creating the perfect burger. First, don’t forget that you’re making a hamburger and not a meatball. Rolling the meat back and forth and packing it too tightly will result […]

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How to Store Fresh Herbs

Most bunches of herbs sold at the supermarket yield much more than the average recipe will call for.

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An Instant Upgrade for Grilled Food

It’s hard to improve upon good, plain butter. But compound butters (made by mixing softened butter with herbs, citrus zest, pepper, or other spices) are a finishing blast of flavor you’ll want to smear on everything, from just-grilled steak, fish, and vegetables to roasted meats, year-round.

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