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You Must Thaw Your Frozen Turkey Before Roasting: True or False?

Bruce Weinstein, coauthor of Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them, shows that you can actually cook a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving and it will turn out just as well as

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Eating Turkey Makes You Sleepy: True or False?

Mark Scarbrough, coauthor of Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them, sets the record straight on the widespread myth that eating turkey makes you sleepy. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom

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How to Fix a Dried-Out Thanksgiving Turkey Breast

You overcook your Thanksgiving turkey and the breast meat is all dried out. No problem! Roxanne Webber, senior features editor at CHOW.com, shares an easy way to make your turkey

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How to Quickly Fix an Undercooked Thanksgiving Turkey

You carve into your Thanksgiving turkey and discover that the meat is still raw. You could put the whole bird back in the oven, but it still needs a lot

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How to Deal with Burnt Marshmallows on Sweet Potato Casserole

Amy Wisniewski, food editor at CHOW.com, saves the house from burning down and the sweet potato casserole from ruin all with one simple trick. For more Thanksgiving video tips from CHOW,

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The Best Way to Reheat Cold Mashed Potatoes

Timing all the dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner can be tricky. Amy Wisniewski, food editor at CHOW.com, has a quick, easy solution to reheating mashed potatoes without drying them out

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Two Easy Ways to Get Stuck Pie Dough Off the Counter

You floured your counter, but your pie dough stuck anyway. Lisa Lavery, kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com, shares two simple ways to lift your pie crust up without starting over.

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How to Fix Lumpy Gravy

Christine Yue Gallary, associate food editor at CHOW.com, shares three easy ways to fix lumpy gravy. For more Thanksgiving video tips from CHOW, see If You Break It, Fake It:

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Harold McGee Debunks the “Sealing in the Juices” Meat Myth

Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, thinks there is a pretty huge misconception about cooking/searing meat. He sets

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How to Use Goat Butter

Goat butter has a creamier texture and a more salty and savory flavor than the cow butter we all know. Mark Scarbrough, coauthor of Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese, suggests using goat butter

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How to Quickly Cook Pasta in a Frying Pan

Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, shares a handy way to speed your pasta dinner along. Plus it’s

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How to Save Leftover Canned Beans

Joe Yonan, author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, is tired of seeing half-empty cans of beans just covered with aluminum foil and stuck in the fridge.

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Don’t Throw Away Corn Husks

Joe Yonan, author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, uses leftover corn husks and cobs to make corn stock. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our

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Use Leftover Potato Chips to Make Dinner

Joe Yonan, author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, conjures up dinner from the remains of a potato chip bag. You can too. (Here’s Joe’s recipe for

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How to Make a Crazy Striped Omelet

Maxime Bilet, coauthor of the epic 2,400-page book Modernist Cuisine, shares an incredible technique for making an omelet fit for a modernist chef. To try to make this omelet at

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How to Cook Salmon Sous Vide in Your Kitchen Sink

Maxime Bilet, coauthor of the epic 2,400-page book Modernist Cuisine, spent years working with the sort of high-end machinery young cooks dream about. He also figured out how to translate

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How to Make a Beautiful Hummus Appetizer

Donna Sky, owner of the Love & Hummus Co., knows that hummus, if not handled properly, can become the world’s ugliest appetizer. In this CHOW Tip she shares a quick

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Hummus Made with Dried Beans Is Better Than Canned

Donna Sky, owner of the Love & Hummus Co., shares a quick tip for those of you who make hummus at home. In fact, two tips: One is that dried

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How to Cut with a Chef’s Knife

Don’t saw your celery. Don’t stab at your sprouts. Cut the way Jeffrey Elliot (who literally wrote the book on knife skills) shows you in this video. CHOW Tips are

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Should I Buy a Knife Set?

In a word, no. Jeffrey Elliot, who literally wrote the book on knife skills, explains why. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve figured out some

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5 Simple Knife Safety Tips

In the space of 45 seconds, Jeffrey Elliot, coauthor of the Complete Book of Knife Skills, shares five knife safety tips that will keep you Band-Aid-free in the kitchen. CHOW

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