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What’s the Difference Between Types of Oatmeal?

What’s the Difference Between Types of Oatmeal?

Scottish or Irish, steel-cut or rolled, old-fashioned or instant? READ MORE

A Guide to the Best Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs

A Guide to the Best Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs

No matter how smoky, glistening, and fall-off-the-bone tender your ribs are, it's guaranteed that a herd of pitmasters will shake their heads with disapproval. You're doing it all wrong, they scowl. These barbecue chefs claim it's patient attention to the time, heat, and smoke that transforms the meat into something so succulent it could make a vegetarian grab a bone and dig in. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Quiche and a Frittata?

What’s the Difference Between a Quiche and a Frittata?

One word: crust. Quiches have it, and frittatas don't. Because of the crust disparity, you have to cook these eggy breakfast-brunch dishes differently. And that requires more words. READ MORE

The 5 Faces of Deviled Eggs

The 5 Faces of Deviled Eggs

Your deviled eggs can get a makeover for picnics, potlucks, and parties They're a classic, portable, finger food that almost always gets snatched up at whatever party they attend. Deviled eggs are hardboiled peeled eggs cut in half with the yolks scooped out, mixed with other ingredients like mustard and mayo, and then placed back inside the egg-white cavities. People call them because the mix-ins are often spicy, or  a little hot. In a way, they're like twice-stuffed baked potatoes. Except not. READ MORE

47 Kitchen and Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life

47 Kitchen and Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life

You thought you had it all figured out. You've cooked a few roasts and baked a few loaves in your time, so you know your way around a Dutch oven and a Silpat (if you have to ask, then you need this list). Your bookshelf has a dedicated cookbook section, plus several of your favorite recipe websites are bookmarked and apps downloaded. Well, we've got the Holy Grail. *Cue angelic singing, parting clouds, and beams of light.* OK, maybe these kitchen hacks won't change your life in an "I won the lottery" or "I just found out I'm pregnant" kind of way. And maybe you've seen a few of these before. But we've mixed it up a bit and covered a lot of territory here — from pimping out your refrigerator to the easiest four-ingredient ice cream you'll ever make (no cooking or fancy gizmos required). READ MORE

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

It's surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It's just a casual American wiener, so what's the big whoop? READ MORE

12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ

12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ

This year marks the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Which means that there have already been 239 occasions to trot out the familiar old bells, whistles, and celebrations. There are some 4th of July rituals we certainly couldn’t do without (fireworks!), but let’s just say that there are others that are starting to look as old as the founding fathers. Which is why this year, we fully advocate stepping up your game and throwing a barbecue bash that’s truly revolutionary. READ MORE

19 Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the 4th of July

19 Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the 4th of July

Taste is always our top priority when we cook and bake, but let's not lie: Looks matter. Color attracts our eyes, and it increases our enjoyment. Plus, when you're entertaining or bringing food to a party, you want your food to look even more festive than usual. So naturally, on Independence Day, it's fun to make something with the red, white, and blue colors of the nation's flag. READ MORE

When Should You Use the Lid on Your Grill?

When Should You Use the Lid on Your Grill?

It's not and open-and-shut case. When cooking on an outdoor grill, the decision to keep the lid open or to close it depends on what you're grilling, how you're cooking it, and what kind of grill you use. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi?

What’s the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi?

A bowl of gnocchi or gnudi is like a jewelry box filled with clouds or tiny pillows. When made correctly, they're fluffy, ethereal, rich ricotta dumplings. You may not even know what gnudi is, let alone the difference between it and gnocchi. They're like Italian brothers — with many similarities but you can tell them apart when you know what to look for. READ MORE