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7 Ideas for Chilled Soups This Summer

It’s hot outside and I’m sweating up a storm, which can only mean one thing: cold soup season! Thanks to hungry and hot contributors to our community discussion boards, I’ve

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

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5 Ingredients to Up Your Baking Game

Whether you’re baking chocolate chip cookies or a fancy three-layer cake with lemon curd and whipped cream frosting, the quality of ingredients can make a huge difference in the final

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Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries are a presence in the supermarket year-round, but anticipation for the summer berry season is still a thing. Turning those warm-weather strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into tarts and pies

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We Learned How to Make These Perfect Meatballs

“The idea is to rethink the meatball,” Huw Thornton says. He looks a little like the Celtic gladiator in some Spartacus movie, only instead of wielding a sword today he’s

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Do Microwaves Kill the Nutrients in Food?

Microwaves have gotten a bad rap for being unhealthy, zapping the vitamins and other nutrients out of food, and leaching bad stuff out of plastic and into your lasagna, but

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Slow Cooker Red Pepper Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This week I was going to attempt a hard-core

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7 Cool Twists on Homemade Ice Cream

For years, ice cream shops have been pushing the flavor envelope. Consider Secret Breakfast, a boozy bourbon ice cream with cornflake crunch (San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe), rosemary–olive oil (Atlanta’s Morelli’s

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6 Essential Tools for Better Baking

From French rolling pins to English copper cake molds, there are enough specialty tools and bakeware out there to distract even the most disciplined of cooks. Which tools are essential,

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It’s Taco Tuesday! Make These Pan-Fried Tilapia Tacos

Tuesdays: not as good as Thursdays, when you can drink and no one judges, but definitely better than Mondays. Tacos are a fine way to celebrate this less-than-worst day of

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This rich, smoky chili is a family-pleaser for the

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Is a Food’s “Best Before” Date Technically an Expiration Date?

It’s annoying to realize your milk has passed its use-by date, but even more annoying would be getting sick from drinking 2 percent that’s a few days past the pull

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7 Tasty Ways to Use Up Green Onion

Known as green onions, scallions, or spring onions, this member of the Allium family has a mild onion flavor that tastes great raw or cooked. Problem is, nearly every recipe

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This Tangerine Margarita Is Just Perfect

With its grounding in earthy, slightly grassy agave tequila, and its tangy lime-juice kick, the classic margarita is, well, classic. Sometimes you want to stretch the classics, though, and this

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7 Ways to Spice It Up with Green Cardamom

Green cardamom has an elusive flavor unlike any other spice: floral and aromatic, delicate and strong (a little definitely goes a long way). Here are seven ideas from the creative

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It’s Slow Cooker Sunday! Make This Spicy Pulled Pork.

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday, a new feature to inspire you to plug in and chill out on what should be the laziest day of the week. This variation on

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We’re Making Brussels Sprouts Kimchi with Green Garlic

Thinking about current obsessions on the Chowhound General Topics board reminded me about a recipe I saw last year that I really wanted to make: Brussels Sprouts Kimchi. This is

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Celebrate Easter with Scotch Eggs

[This is an update of a post written by Amy Wisniewski, originally published in March 2012.] Most Easter eggs are dyed, chocolate, or plastic and filled with jelly beans, but

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Diane Tran’s Pho Banh Mi Is Amazing

Muffins Muffins is a hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop down the street from the CHOW offices in San Francisco. It has taken care of me many times, filling the hole when desperate;

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7 Sweet Ideas for Passover Desserts

The annual confluence of spring and Passover is pretty sweet—you want to celebrate with desserts to mark the occasion. These delicious ideas from the Chowhound Home Cooking board will have

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How to Make Hefty Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

Why would someone do this to lasagna, giving it the pigs-in-a-blanket treatment? Are individual rolled lasagnas better than the normal noodle stack you bake in a dish? These are questions

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