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8 Freaky and Delicious Halloween Cocktails

Holidays are reason enough to fix yourself a stiff one, but Halloween concoctions are in a league all their own. Pick out a skull goblet and grab your cocktail shaker:

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What My Chef Friend Taught Me

During college in Gainesville, Florida, my friend Katie Resmondo and I met while waitressing at a Mexican restaurant called El Toro. We’d hang out after shifts at each other’s apartments, chilling

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Marmite and Vegemite: What’s the Difference?

Vegemite and Marmite are brown pastes made from yeast extract, popular in Australia, throughout the British diaspora, and beyond. It’s hard to make them look or sound appealing, but devotees

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Is a Food Processor a Must-Have Kitchen Appliance?

Many recipes call for using a food processor, but do you really need one? You only have so much space for equipment in your kitchen. A blender and a mixer

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Weeknight Cooking Hack: How to do Stir-Fry Right

Unlike the root vegetables of winter, spring produce is ripe for quick-cooking methods. And making a quick weeknight meal is always in season. Make a batch of rice at the

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Your Guide to Cooking with Cannabis

When April 20 rolls around, thousands of people across the United States will roll up a joint in celebration of what has become an unofficial high holiday. More adventurous spirits

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How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors

If you’re tired of using the same old spices, condiments, and techniques with your food, try something new. For those not in the habit of cooking Middle Eastern recipes, now

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11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

Give yourself a break on your busy weeknights. It’s alright to take a few shortcuts when making your home-cooked dinner. Yes, you are proud of your from-scratch values, yet you

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This Millennial Will Help You Master Sous Vide Cooking at Home

Lisa Fetterman has a way about her. You want to resent her success  — in her mid-20s, she invented the world’s first home immersion circulator for sous vide cooking, raised

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How to Make Aioli (and Why It’s Worth the Effort)

The difference between Hellmann’s mayonnaise and a homemade aioli is like comparing boxed macaroni with powdered cheese to a homemade macaroni casserole with cheddar, crusty on top and gooey inside.

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How to Cook Kale

Kale us crazy, but we aren’t over kale yet. By “not over,” we mean most of us are either disgusted and flabbergasted by the popularity of the bitter green or

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How to Make Dessert for Two

When a craving overtakes you, sometimes you have to satisfy it. We get it. You can’t stop dreaming of rich, fudgy brownies cradling crystals of fleur de sel, moist pound

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15 Tips and Tricks to Cook Dinner Faster

You worked all day. You’re stressed, tired, and hungry. Now you’ve got to figure out dinner. Fast. You have others to think of too.

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How to Cook Scallops

Scallops are expensive, elegant, and fragile, but somehow quick and easy at the same time. Searing scallops is a simple matter that requires only a few techniques; after they’re done

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How to Use a Crock-Pot

A Crock-Pot takes up a lot of counter and cupboard space, but it’s convenient and doesn’t take a lot of headspace. This no-brainer is one of our favorite cooking methods

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New Year’s Day Brunch: Tips for Throwing the First Party of 2017

An easy, make-ahead menu to share with friends.

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How to Brown Butter

Bakers swoon about browned butter. They swear by the sweet, nutty depth this simple extra step adds to their cookies, breads, and well, pumpkin gnocchi drenched in delicious brown butter

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How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better

Sugar cookies often look prettier than they taste. Now that’s not right. With cookie season well under way, follow our tips to ensure yours are beautiful inside and out.

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Ultimate Guide to Stuffing

Ancient Romans and Arabs stuffed their birds centuries before Thanksgiving was a thing.

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Why People Aren’t Peeling Their Produce

We’ve noticed something lately, even though it’s not new: Some people don’t peel their carrots and cucumbers. They leave the skins of their beets and eggplants intact.

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13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes planning both in and out of the kitchen: how many guests will you have,

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