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Is a Food Processor a Must-Have Kitchen Appliance?

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 seem to do the job just fine. Even your hands are tools enough sometimes. Yes, some recipes work best in a food processor, and many recipes can be accomplished just as well without one. READ MORE

Weeknight Cooking Hack: How to do Stir-Fry Right

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 start of your week and use it for a stir fry, then refried rice meal, and work lunches. Or noodles are a fast choice. There are common mistakes that a little adjustment can solve. Follow these guidelines, and you can have a colorful, flavor-packed, well rounded meal on the table in fewer than 30 minutes. READ MORE

Your Guide to Cooking with Cannabis

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 in the kitchen will infuse marijuana into their food. READ MORE

How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors

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 is the time to start — when you're in a rut. You can use your familiar meats, vegetables, and starches, and simply flavor them with something different. Or consider couscous instead of rice or pasta. Try flatbread instead of rolls or a baguette. Go with lamb instead of pork and beef, and make tabouli salad instead of an arugula salad. Learn how to infuse something fresh into your repertoire, in a small or big way, whichever suits you. READ MORE

11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

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 don't have to be 100-percent dedicated to it if time is short. A rotisserie chicken is your friend when it comes to easing up on the work involved in your mealtime prep. Cultivate that relationship once in awhile and breathe a little easier with the added support. READ MORE

This Millennial Will Help You Master Sous Vide Cooking at Home

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 $582,000 in 30 days for the project on Kickstarter, authored a New York Times best-selling cookbook in its fifth printing four months after release, earned both a Forbes and Zagat "30 Under 30" ranking, and visited the White House to demonstrate her invention — but you can't hate her, because she's just so damn likable. So if anyone is going to help you master sous vide cooking at home, it's enthusiastic, smart, funny Fetterman. READ MORE

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

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. Store-bought mayonnaise is great for sandwiches or in tuna or pasta salads, but when you need this condiment to take center stage as a sauce, you want something more dreamy, more transportive. Aioli lifts your crab cakes, asparagus, deviled eggs, and fries to another level of heaven. As a sauce or dip, aioli can transform your meal — not merely moisturize it. READ MORE

How to Cook Kale

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 we're still proud alumni of Kale University — and we're blending kale smoothies, baking kale chips, and tossing kale salad. That brings us to the point: how to cook kale. Of course you can cook kale many different ways, but you almost always start the same way. READ MORE

How to Make Dessert for Two

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 cake bursting with lemon sunshine, caressed by a dollop of fresh whipped cream and crowned by glittering berries, or smooth, yet intense, hazelnut gelato, so sultry on the tongue you wish it would never end. These sweet, decadent, and sometimes forbidden foods are salacious in and of themselves, whether it's Valentine's Day or not. The trick is to make this dessert an exclusive, one-night-only engagement for you and your plus-one. READ MORE

15 Tips and Tricks to Cook Dinner Faster

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. READ MORE