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Save Space by Making Cookware Part of Your Decor

Save Space by Making Cookware Part of Your Decor

You know how hanging copper pots over your kitchen island is just the coolest? This concept is like that. Except some of us don't have a kitchen large enough for an island. A peninsula maybe. Definitely a bar. Cookware integrated into a home’s decor is super trendy right now, and depending on your taste, it can lend your cook-space the rustic panache of a cabin stovetop or the flashy utility of a bistro kitchen. Here’s how to get it in your kitchen, whatever size. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between AP Flour and All-Purpose Flour?

What’s the Difference Between AP Flour and All-Purpose Flour?

"Huh?" you think as you read the ingredient list in a new recipe. You know how to cook and you know how to read a recipe and follow directions. But occasionally, you can find a puzzling or unfamiliar ingredient. Sometimes it doesn't matter much. Other times, it's the difference between a cake that feels like a brick and a cake that's fluffy. READ MORE

How to Make Ranch Dressing

How to Make Ranch Dressing

Every home cook has an arsenal of tools and tricks in the kitchen that come in handy time and time again. Creating a good ranch dressing is one of those skills, whether you need it for your hot wings, chicken fingers, crudités, buffalo shrimp, or of course, your salad. READ MORE

The Best Summer Vegetarian Menu of All Time

The Best Summer Vegetarian Menu of All Time

The ideal summer menu for fans of meatless meals (that are so amazing omnivores won't notice no animals were harmed) doesn't follow one type of cuisine. It's a combination of cuisines that fuse well: A little tropical, Indian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and Southern. Basically, it's all-American, the hodgepodge that makes eating throughout the U.S. so diverse and exciting. READ MORE

Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

All this summer sunshine begs to be celebrated with charming brunches instead of dinner parties. Give in to the light, and create a dreamy brunch for your favorite people. The weather is too hot for a formal and stuffy event. Our ideal brunch is festive, colorful, tasteful, comfortable, and full of good friends, food, and atmosphere. How do you make this happen? READ MORE

How to Make Ice Cream *Without* an Ice Cream Machine

How to Make Ice Cream *Without* an Ice Cream Machine

Want homemade ice cream but don't have an ice cream machine and no plans to purchase one anytime soon? Your stifled screams for ice cream were heard. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

Ginger ale and ginger beer are refreshing, summery beverages both on their own and mixed into cocktails. But while they may share a common flavor, you may have noticed that they aren’t quite exactly the same —ginger ale has a lighter, sweeter bounce to it while ginger beer is more moody and robust with a kick. If they’re both based around ginger, fizzy water, and something sweet, then what is it that sets them apart? READ MORE

15 Recipes So Easy You’ll Forget About Seamless

15 Recipes So Easy You’ll Forget About Seamless

We’ve all been there - those nights that you’re so tired that all you want to do is go home, flop down on the couch, and order delivery without speaking anyone. But forget about Seamless – these dinner recipes are so simple that you can throw them together in less than a half hour, plus you’ll be saving both money and calories in the process. The following 15 dishes are versatile enough to swap in ingredients you have on hand. See, delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated! READ MORE

Hands Down the Best Recipes for Taco Tuesday

Hands Down the Best Recipes for Taco Tuesday

When Tuesday's dinnertime rolls around, many of us turn to those meaty handheld envelopes of Mexican origin. As if we need an excuse to eat more tacos. They're so versatile: You can stuff tacos with cauliflower, mushrooms, beans, shrimp, steak, ground beef, chicken, pork, tongue, or chorizo. You can use crunchy corn taco shells, soft flour tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, blue corn tortillas — even spinach tortillas. Practically all are available at the supermarket. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

Chowhound's visual guide to chile peppers. READ MORE