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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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The Dirt on Eating ‘Clean’ from Fox News Magazine

We’ve all been hearing about “clean eating” for a while, but honestly, I’ve never been sure what/if there are any differences between eating organic and maintaining a “clean” diet. Our friends at Fox News Magazine have come to my rescue and shed light on the art of eating “clean.” They say, “it’s the practice of eating whole, natural foods such […]

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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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Can You Eat Cheese Rinds?

I love cheese. I love to eat it, and I love to serve it when people come over to my house. In fact, I go out of my way to find unfamiliar, unique, delicious cheeses all the time. But one thing that drives me a little bit crazy when I’m serving cheese is when guests cut around the rind, leaving […]

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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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Pumpkin Chips—Just in Time for the Holidays

Want to serve something a little unexpected this season? One of my favorite snack brands, Food Should Taste Good, has introduced a brand-new limited edition tortilla chip flavor that’s perfect for parties right now: Harvest Pumpkin. As soon as you open the bag, you’ll get a big whiff of what’s inside—sweet pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The chips smell just […]

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