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Chowhound Christmas Gift Guide 2020: Vegan-Friendly Food Treats

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

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10 Clever Ways to Use Dryer Sheets That Don’t Involve Laundry

Did you know you can use dryer sheets for a lot more than laundry? It’s well-known that dryer sheets help soften clothes and keep them free of static. However, these

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How to Clean & Maintain Your Wooden Cutting Board without Ruining It

Home chefs love wood cutting boards because they are durable and reliable. Wood boards are attractive, won’t dull your knives, and they do not easily contaminate or harbor harmful bacteria.

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8 Easy Ways to Make Boxed Mac & Cheese Taste Like You Made It from Scratch

This is a safe space where a person may freely admit that they still have room in their hearts and mouths for the boxed macaroni and cheese of their youth.

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Why Is Natural Wine Such a Big Deal?

Natural wine, including biodynamic and organic wine, is well worth seeking out, especially if you’re interested in being a responsible wine drinker. Here’s what you should know. In the age

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An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes seem even better from the box (or can). If you disagree,

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Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever, and that’s a good thing this holiday season. We rounded up some of the

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How to Care for Enameled Cast Iron So It Lasts a Lifetime

You’ve sprung for a gorgeous piece of enameled cast iron cookware; protect your investment by cleaning and caring for it the right way. From Dutch ovens and braisers to stock

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Wine & Sulfites: What You Need to Know

You’ve likely heard something about wine sulfites before, but what exactly are they and are they cause for concern? Here’s what every wine drinker needs to know.

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Chefs’ Favorite Caribbean Pantry Staples You Can Order Online

If you want to cook Caribbean food at home, stock up on these chef-approved pantry staples.

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7 Doughnuts from Around the World That’ll Make You Want to Put a Ring on It

Doughnuts (or donuts) are one of the most popular fried snacks that unites cultures around the world. Doughnuts come in all sizes and shapes: rings, holes, spheres, twists, and balls.

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19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you’ve got to make a change. We’re not saying eliminate the classics like Thanksgiving pies altogether, but

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The 20 Best ALDI Finds for November Are All About Cookies & Thanksgiving

The leaves have transformed from green to yellow and red, pumpkin spice has infiltrated all our favorite baked goods, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s true: Fall is

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Everything You Need to Know About Pepperoni, Pizza’s BFF

Pepperoni is a perennial favorite, but do you know where it came from, how it’s made, or what makes it Buffalo style? Read on to find out.

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How to Store & Defrost Frozen Bananas for Baking

If you’ve got ripe bananas and no immediate plans to eat them, you can let them rot away on your counter, whip up some banana bread on the spot, or

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The Ultimate Guide to Pomegranate, ‘The Jewel of Winter’

Mystic, beautiful, decorative, lucky, nutritious, superfood—these are some of the words used to describe a pomegranate fruit. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing and using pomegranate.

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Tired of Pumpkin? This Genoise Cake with Cranberry Curd Filling Is the Move

Let’s get one thing on the record: Cakes may be easy to bake, but they’re certainly tough to decorate. There’s a simple reason why we spend money on cakes from

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Fish Sauce vs Oyster Sauce: Do You Know the Difference?

They’re both complex, potent seasonings that are staples of Asian cuisine, with nautical creature namesakes to boot. But that’s about the extent of the commonalities between oyster sauce and fish

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Marzipan & Almond Paste: What Exactly Is the Difference?

As holiday baking season approaches, one question on everyone’s mind is: Are marzipan and almond paste the same thing? OK, maybe that’s not a universal wonder, but the heady scent

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Birria Red Tacos Prove Soaking Your Tortillas Is a Genius Move

Learn how to make birria tacos at home and you’ll never go back to your usual naked tortilla. A taco isn’t truly complete without a few accoutrements—a sprinkle of cilantro

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9 Clever Ways to Use Your French Press Besides Making Coffee

A French press is a handy tool for making coffee, but there’s a lot else you can do with it too, from frothing milk to making cocktails.

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