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Step Aside, Tomato Soup—It’s Time for Borscht!

We think tomato soup has been sitting at the popular girls’ table long enough! Tomato soup is great and all, but we’ve matured a little, and we’ve traveled, and we’re looking

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What Is the Difference Between Bacon and Pancetta?

Confession time: I’ve always kind of had a “meh, same difference” attitude towards bacon  and pancetta. Don’t get me wrong, I love both, it’s just that that I’ve always tended

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2017: Staff Picks Under $50

If you’re already over the seasonal foods, festive cocktails, and holiday gatherings of December, then your mind is probably thinking about presents. Lots and lots of presents. ‘Tis the season

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Chowhound Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Peanut Butter Lovers

Given that Americans consume roughly one billion pounds of peanut butter per year, odds are high that there’s a peanut butter lover on your holiday shopping list. While most of

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Low-Fat Avocados Exist But Do They Need To?

You’re probably sick of hearing about avocados and how the kids these days love them. How we put them on toast and in salads and smoothies, and buy socks just

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Creative Ways to Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Delicious Drinks

It’s hard to argue Thanksgiving as anything but a food-lover’s gravy-fueled dreamscape. One day to drop everything, chill out, and show off some of your very best eating, and of

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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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Thanksgiving Advice from Etiquette Experts

Every Thanksgiving we encounter the same pesky issues. We loathe guests who barge into the kitchen, disrupting our roasting and baking. We fear over-cooked turkey and burnt yams. Plus there’s that meddling

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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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