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The Ultimate Guide to Sugar: How and When to Use Each Kind

Sugar, like salt, is one of those mysterious kitchen staples that is simultaneously super basic and extremely complex. Once upon a time, sugar was one of the most valuable commodities

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How to Give a Cheese Plate as a Gift

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, which means you’re most likely going to be treated to several festive cheese platters over the coming weeks. But as the Good Book says,

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9 Unique Ingredients to Add to Your Holiday Cookies

Whether you want a reprieve from your go-to chocolate chip cookies, or just want something different to leave out for Santa this year, we could all use some new holiday

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11 Classic Thanksgiving Desserts with a Coffee Kick

There are lots of things to be thankful for this holiday season, but after that fantastic meal and the loving company of cherished family and friends, after we toast to

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A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner

Have I lost you already? No? Ok, good. Hear me out on this. I promise we’re not here to take the fun out of Thanksgiving. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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What Is the Difference Between Mexican and Filipino Adobo? 

As an American with Afro-Caribbean heritage, Goya Adobo seasoning has always held a permanent piece of real estate in my family’s kitchen. Though my family isn’t from the Spanish speaking

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7 Ways to Put a Thanksgiving Spin on Dump Cakes

What is the first thing you typically want to do after Thanksgiving dinner? Chances are, you’re probably thinking about taking a nap…or having just a little bit more to eat

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8 Off-Beat Liquors to Up Your Winter Cocktail Game

As temperatures take a nose-dive, it’s time to swap the bright citrus and florals of summer cocktails out for the cozy, comforting liquors of winter. With spicy cinnamon, complex pine,

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How to Set Your Thanksgiving Table

When you go to the trouble of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, even though you already have more than enough to do when it comes to cooking all that food, you probably

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UK Bakery Apologizes for Replacing Baby Jesus With a Sausage Pastry

There are a lot of creative nativity scenes out there. You often see intricate, artistic figures of Mary, Jesus, and Joseph, plus a menagerie of animals and angels hanging out

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10 Uncommon Uses for Pumpkin Bread: A Quest for the Bold

You know what’s great about fall? Foods that feature pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin beer, even pumpkin spiced lattes—it’s all good! But for me, one

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2017: 5 Best Subscription Boxes for Beer Lovers

If you’re beginning the search for personalized gifts for the holidays, look no further than the oh-so-trendy food subscription box craze. For the artisan-loving, craft-beer-glugging, “I-wish-this-IPA-was-hoppier” friend in your life,

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Did We Always Hate Fruitcake?

Fruitcake lives a sad life as the reigning punchline of holiday food. The much maligned dessert has a well-worn reputation. When we think of fruitcake we think of a thick,

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5 Studies That Prove Coffee Is Having The Best Year Ever

To many of us, coffee is a godsend. Without it, we’d be zombies bumbling through the early morning haze. Its dark, rich taste and jolt of caffeine imbues us with life during

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6 Expired Foods You Need to Toss From Your Kitchen ASAP

With the holidays soon under way (with a stream of leftovers to come), it’s the ideal time to think about a major purge of what’s cluttering up your kitchen. If

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Archaeologists Have Discovered the World’s Oldest Wine

Archaeologists working in Tbilisi, Georgia have made a fascinating culinary discovery—evidence of the oldest instance of wine-making, based on artifacts that are over 8,000 years old. After digging up earthenware jars that contained

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Thanksgiving Hand Pies Are a Portable Feast

Thanksgiving is prime time for pies, but it doesn’t have to be all about pumpkin and pecan. In fact, it doesn’t have to be about sweet at all, or even

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How to Get Creative with Sweet Potato Casserole

Today, sweet potatoes and marshmallows are an iconic American couple. But have you ever wondered how those fluffy puffs of sugar found their way to the dinner table? As it

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Slab Pies to Feed a Crowd This Thanksgiving

Whether you’re team pumpkin or team pecan, pie is by and large a sure bet for Thanksgiving dessert. It’s classic, it’s delicious, and it’s suitable for any season.

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Themed Holiday Party Ideas That Haven’t Been Done to Death

You stand at the snack table, pouring yourself another glass of eggnog. As you sip and survey the room, you mentally note that the mistletoe is hanging in the doorway

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What Is the Difference Between Boxed and Homemade Mashed Potatoes?

Move aside, turkey. Mashed potatoes are the real star of Thanksgiving! Pillowy and perfect, mashed potatoes always deserve a place at the table but do require a bit of work.

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