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What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

When it's too hot outside to swallow a steaming caffeinated beverage, much less hold it, you're more likely to choose a cold cup of java... READ MORE

Breaking Out the Grill? Try One of These 13 Seafood Recipes

Breaking Out the Grill? Try One of These 13 Seafood Recipes

Even though grilling season is technically behind us, there are probably more than a few of us looking for any and every excuse to continue cooking outdoors. And while burgers, brats, and kebabs are high on the list for most alfresco chefs, it seems that only the brave and daring to go for fish and seafood. Speaking of kebabs, don't risk hurting yourself when you're skewering your kebab, just give this easy potato trick a shot. CNET's Executive Editor, Sharon Profis, shares J. Kenji López-Alt's ingenious solution for skewering kebabs, which helps prevent stabbing your hand while threading ingredients onto the skewer. And, with a reputation as being especially tough to get right on the grill, easily falling apart and turning bone dry, it’s understandable why so many people categorically shy away cooking it. READ MORE

Cauliflower is King: Here’s Why It Rules

Cauliflower is King: Here’s Why It Rules

In the past, cauliflower has paled in comparison to more vibrant, assertive vegetables, especially kale. But cauliflower is about to rule your kitchen. This cruciferous cousin to bolder broccoli is nabbing the spotlight in meals featuring tacos, buffalo-drenched gameday grub, steak substitutes, and comforting accompaniments like mashed potatoes and rice.  Let us impart to you why we adore the almighty cauliflower and how to use this misunderstood vegetable. READ MORE

Fall Herbs and Spices That Double as Décor

Fall Herbs and Spices That Double as Décor

You don't need more stuff. We all have enough stuff. When your space is looking bland and you want to decorate your home or table, look around you. The best table centerpieces (well, besides gorgeous flowers) are dual-purpose items. Suit your taste in more ways than one by decorating with food. READ MORE

Pumpkin Seeds: What Do You Do with Them?

Pumpkin Seeds: What Do You Do with Them?

Maybe you carved a pumpkin and don't want to waste all those seeds you gutted out. Or you purchased a big pumpkin to roast (bless you), and you want to do something seedy (ahem) and fun. Then, there's always that time you spotted the little pepitas at the grocery store, cooed over how cute they were, and bought a bunch on a whim. Well, here's your answer, and it's quite appetizing. See, not every one of your spur-of-the-moment decisions ends in tragedy. READ MORE

What is Wine Harvest Season All About?

What is Wine Harvest Season All About?

As dawn breaks each morning this time of year, millions of grapes glisten with dew like clusters of jewels hanging heavy in the vast vineyards. These canary diamonds and amethysts are waiting, just waiting to be plucked and appreciated. READ MORE

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Here's the scenario: You have a bunch of vegetables and aren't sure what to do with them. You don't have the energy or brain space to make anything remotely complicated. This is what you do: Just roast them to hit that sweet spot. It's an easy method, and you'll get lightly browned, crispy-skinned vegetables with tender, honeyed flesh within. Here's why: READ MORE

How to Set Your Table for an Autumnal Dinner Party

How to Set Your Table for an Autumnal Dinner Party

Invite a few friends or family members over some fall night, and surprise them with your gorgeous table. Delicious food is most important, yes, but a beautiful, seasonally decorated dinner table sets the vibe for the evening. A few thoughtful touches can make whatever you're serving even more special. But don't go too crazy here. Hold off shelling out your dough on some Waterford crystal. READ MORE

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

In the same way sun exposure ages our skin, oxygen is the enemy of fruit that doesn't want to brown. READ MORE

Ingenious Ways to Lighten Up Heavy Fall Dishes without Losing Flavor

Ingenious Ways to Lighten Up Heavy Fall Dishes without Losing Flavor

Eventually, the chill in the air is going to lure you to eat more rich food and then regret it later. But you can have those creamy, meaty, carb-laden dishes with no side effects if you simply find slightly healthier versions of your favorites. READ MORE