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How Coconut Oil Is Made

If Google Trends is any indication, coconut oil continues to proliferate in pantries and medicine cabinets as the go-to slick of choice among the health conscious. Whether it ends up

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Eco-Friendly Food Gifts That Give Back

It feels great to give gifts (and, let’s be honest, to receive them too), but it’s even better if they give back to the world in some way, with proceeds

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Chowhound Cookie Bake-Off 2018: Staff Favorite Recipes

At Chowhound, we love this indulgently festive time of year. Cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Sign us up. Our threshold for sugar is infinite. And what better excuse to

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The Dark Chocolate Bars That Will Save You When You Start Your New Year’s Cleanse

When it’s time to cleanse and be all healthy and not eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast like we do all through December, we’re told dark chocolate might just be our

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8 Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts

Let’s face it. Most traditional desserts that manufacturers turn gluten-free aren’t even worth wasting the calories on. If you do have a gluten allergy (or are cooking for someone who

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Why Cheesecake Is the Perfect Christmas Dessert

At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial after a festive meal. Pie can seem passé post-Thanksgiving, and while snowy Christmas Coconut

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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 Must-Make Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are always a welcome addition to any holiday party, but the same old sugar cookies just won’t cut it this time around. Gingerbread men are passé, and there

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Here’s What Happens When You Try to Sing Christmas Carols While Eating Ghost Peppers

Danish YouTuber and self-proclaimed hot pepper enthusiast, Klaus Pilgaard, better known as Chili Klaus, has a hilarious way of spicing up your holiday season. He challenged Denmark’s Herning Boys Choir

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Why You Need to Drink Coffee Liqueur This Holiday Season

You’ve likely put booze in your coffee at least once during festive cold weather occasions, like trimming the tree or wrapping gifts. (And no judgment if it’s been more than

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The Top 10 Friday Food Finds of 2018

Hundreds of products have been tested (we’re still not over that offensive salmon jerky from a few weeks ago), pounds to the waistline have been added, and we’re now well

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The Fascinating History of Figgy Pudding

If your only exposure to figgy pudding comes from the classic Christmas song in which carolers demand the dessert and refuse to leave unless they get some, you might wonder if

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9 Reasons Your Holiday Baking Was a Big Disaster

Your Christmas cookies crumbled and your black bottom cupcakes turned out black (really black). What went wrong? Allow me to count the potential pitfalls. Baking is a science, and before

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Gourmet Food and Drink Gifts

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, now’s the time to check your list (or write it up in the first place)! Whether you’re looking for that perfect present

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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Cheesecake

When you think “cheesecake,” there’s a good chance you picture some platonic ideal of a creamy, smooth, ivory dessert. But there are actually several different types of cheesecake, and while

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Edible Holiday Gifts That Are Vegan-Friendly

Giving edible gifts is a no-brainer, unless you’re gifting to a vegan. And then things get a tad more complicated. But we got you. Below, the best edible vegan gifts

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How to Make Holiday Cookies With A Spritz Cookie Press

Yes, I’m Jewish and grew up celebrating Hanukkah. But my family also has a few beloved Christmas traditions too, like roasting chestnuts and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (There were

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How Coconut Milk Is Made

You buy it in a carton, you buy it in a can. You pay extra if you want it in your latte, and you enjoy it in creamy ramen bowls.

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Win This Year’s Holiday Bakeoff with Help from Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

It’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday cookie planning. Gifting the most memorable morsel is truly the reason for the season, right? Well, not so much, but it

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Guide to Essential Baking Tools

Baking supplies that won't collect dust.

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The 12 Days of Flatbreads for Christmas

Is it just me or is your fridge getting uncomfortably full? While we are in a season of plenty, too much plenty results in leftovers that desperately need spicing up.

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