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What Is the Difference Between Chuck Roast and Chuck Steak?

What Is the Difference Between Chuck Roast and Chuck Steak?

The difference between chuck roast and chuck steak is simply the cut. Chuck is an inexpensive beef that comes from the muscle between the neck and shoulder blade of the beef cattle. That's why other names for chuck roast include blade pot roast. Roasts and steaks are most popular cuts of chuck. In a roast, the meat often includes part of the blade bone, and it's cut in a cylindrical or oblong shape in which the grain runs in the same direction as the long side of the meat. How to cut a chuck roast? Simple. A chuck steak is that same piece of meat, but cut into 1- to 3-inch thick slices, according to Livestrong. Measure out equal portions and use a longer chef's knife for an even edge to each slice. READ MORE

How (And Why) You Should Throw a Taco Fiesta This Winter

How (And Why) You Should Throw a Taco Fiesta This Winter

As we kick off 2017 (goodbye, 2016, ya bish!), there's no reason why you shouldn't throw a winter fiesta. I can’t say that I truly love New Year’s Eve (does anyone?), but I can get down with hosting a cozy lowbrow/highbrow feast that demands tacos accompanied by champagne. Who wouldn't want to melt away their winter blues with delicious meat to kiss the cold goodbye before sailing into the spring? READ MORE

10 Great Ways to Use Oreos

10 Great Ways to Use Oreos

I skipped a holiday party tonight to Google the history of the Oreo. Yes, my friends. The one, the only, the impossibly delish, crave-it-as-you-eat-it Oreo. Only Oreos can induce that response - where you’re thirsty for a 10 gallon jug of milk even as you reach for another, never daring to break the spell of chocolate crumble and ambiguously tasty cream filling. READ MORE

Adam Richman’s Tips for Hosting an Epic Football-Viewing Feast

Adam Richman’s Tips for Hosting an Epic Football-Viewing Feast

TV personality, cook, and author Adam Richman has wolfed down a 7-pound burrito, violently spicy suicide wings, and a towering 12-patty cheeseburger on the hit Travel Channel show "Man v Food," which he hosted from 2008 to 2012. But Richman has posed as more than a glutton for our entertainment before that time and since then. And our football parties can benefit. READ MORE

Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

Literally translated, étouffée means to smother or suffocate. That might sound scary in a murder-by-pillow or mother-in-law-with-no-boundaries kinda way, but when it comes to food, no. That sounds dreamy. READ MORE

Kick Off 2017 on a Healthy Note With These 9 Tips

Kick Off 2017 on a Healthy Note With These 9 Tips

  Yeah, yeah, it's a new year, and now we're supposed to make all those diet and exercise resolutions that never stick. But long-lasting improvement is possible. The key to healthy lifestyle changes with staying power is simple: Go small. READ MORE

New Year’s Day Brunch: Tips for Throwing the First Party of 2017

New Year’s Day Brunch: Tips for Throwing the First Party of 2017

An easy, make-ahead menu to share with friends. READ MORE

Celebrate National Bacon Day With These Mouthwatering Recipes

Celebrate National Bacon Day With These Mouthwatering Recipes

This article is sponsored by Applegate Bacon. Beloved by millions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (even dessert!), bacon has made a comeback. It happened when we all realized fat can be our friend and sugar is the enemy, at least when hidden in our foods or added too much. Fat is satisfying. And especially in the form of pork, it makes everything taste better. Any day is a good day for bacon in our opinion, but in the world of food holidays, December 30 is National Bacon Day. That's a good excuse as any to get that savory goodness sizzling.  READ MORE

How to Re-Purpose All of Those Strange Holiday Food Basket Gifts

How to Re-Purpose All of Those Strange Holiday Food Basket Gifts

Assess your post-holiday spoils. You might have a jar of olives or marmalade, a tin of mixed nuts, caramel popcorn, or shortbread cookies that seemed like a good idea at the time — in your gift-giver's mind, at least. Yes, it's the thought that counts. But then again, that thought takes up kitchen cupboard and fridge space … possibly until 2018. READ MORE

How to Brown Butter

How to Brown Butter

Bakers swoon about browned butter. They swear by the sweet, nutty depth this simple extra step adds to their cookies, breads, and well, pumpkin gnocchi drenched in delicious brown butter sage sauce. Browned butter is what you get when you melt butter down until the water is cooked out and the milk solids separate and turn a golden brown. READ MORE