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How to Make (Real) Ice Cream in Your Food Processor

An ice cream maker is a one-trick pony. And with limited space in our kitchens, machinery for the dessert genre isn’t always a top priority. Some of the more ice

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How to Make Mini Croutons

That won't hurt your mouth.

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How to Clear Your Drain (Without Breaking It)

CHOW.com Copy Chief Deborah Lewis learned this ecofriendly CHOW Tip the hard way. This CHOW Tip was originally published in October 2010. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our

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How to Make Marshmallow Crème

Devotees of sweet, spreadable Marshmallow Fluff can rejoice. Shauna Sever, author of Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes, demonstrates how to make your own marshmallow creme for Fluffernutters, cookie sandwiches,

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How to Make Strawberry Soda

Take advantage of National Strawberry Month and create your own strawberry soda. Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shares this simple recipe

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How to Easily Peel Fava Beans

Don’t let that pesky second skin on fava beans keep you from enjoying them this spring. Lisa Lavery, kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com, shares a technique that will speed up

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How to Make Frozen Margarita Pops

Popsicles aren’t just for kids anymore! In this tip, Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shares a nifty recipe to add a

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Don’t Throw Away Pea Pods

Most people toss out the fibrous outer shells of pea pods like they’re garbage—but they’re not!  Christine Yue Gallary, associate food editor at CHOW.com, shows how, with just a little

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In Gardening, Pot Size Matters

You don't want your plant to become root-bound.

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How to Grow Your Own Salad in a Box

It's easier than you think.

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A Quick Trick for Raw Asparagus

Tired of steaming and roasting asparagus? In this CHOW Tip, Amy Wisniewski, food editor at CHOW.com, shares a great, easy way to quickly prepare raw asparagus to liven up your

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Use Your Egg Cartons to Grow Seedlings

A great use for a common kitchen container.

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How to Make Ice Cream Using Freezer Bags

Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, loves ice cream. Here he shares a quick and easy way to

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How to Carve a Leg of Lamb

CHOW.com Food Editor Amy Wisniewski shares a simple technique for carving a leg of lamb. It’s easier than carving a turkey! (And here are three Easter leg of lamb recipes

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How to Make Marshmallow Chicks

Each Easter season, people flock to the grocery store and pick up marshmallow Peeps. Shauna Sever, author of Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes, shows you how to make your own

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How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Margo True, food editor for Sunset magazine, knows what you’re doing wrong when you make hard-boiled eggs. You’re boiling them hard. Stop it! This video was originally published in April

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How to Recycle Jeans into a Garden Apron

Instead of spending money on a new garden apron that’s going to get dirty, Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, recycles an old pair of jeans instead—making an apron without

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How to Open a Beer with Another Beer

It's the one thing you should have on hand.

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How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness from a Can

Lisa Lavery, kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com and former bartender, knows the key to a good pint of Guinness is all in how you pour it. In this tip she

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How to Make Marshmallows

Shauna Sever, author of Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes, dreams in marshmallow. She shares how to make these sweet, fluffy, puffy treats in your own home. (Click here for

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How to Hack Your Slow Cooker

Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, shares a very technical tip on how to turn your slow cooker into a sous-vide machine. For more detailed information, check out his

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