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7 Easy Tips to Start a Windowsill Garden at Home

Extra time on our hands during quarantine has proven that we home cooks certainly like to embark on projects. We’ve attempted sourdough starter, regrown our scallions from chopped bulbs into

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When Should You Use the Lid on Your Grill?

Grill lid on or grill lid off? You want a simple answer to the question, When should you use the lid on your grill? But it’s not an open-and-shut case.

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Should You Use Waxy or Starchy Potatoes for the Best Potato Salad?

What’s the best type of potato to use in potato salad? Well, that depends on a few factors. Potato salad is an American institution, and hardly seems difficult to throw

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Potato Salad Safety: How Long Can It Stay Out at Room Temp?

Potato salad is safe to leave out of the refrigerator for one to two hours max—but it’s not the mayonnaise that will make you sick. Leaving potato salad out at

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Avoid These Grilling Mistakes for Perfect Meat Every Time 

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and that means lots of grilling across the U.S.A. Be sure to avoid these common grilling mistakes—both when buying and cooking your meat— for the juiciest

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Coffee Roast 101: Which One Is Best for Your Taste?

When it comes to coffee roast, if you’re not really sure about the difference in flavor between light, dark, and medium roast coffee beans, here’s a handy guide to help

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5 Tricks for Mastering No-Knead Bread at Home

If there’s one thing everyone’s doing during quarantine, it’s baking bread. Flour and yeast are flying off the supermarket shelves as everyone from novice to professional bakers are tackling feeding

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Why Is There Vodka in Vodka Sauce?

Pasta with vodka sauce is undeniably delicious, but does it make sense? To put vodka in a pan with tomatoes and cream in the first place, especially when all the

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The Best and Worst Canned Foods, According to Nutritionists

With a pandemic forcing us all to cook more often from pantry staples and non-perishable stores, canned food has probably never been more popular. But what’s the best canned food

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The Sugar-Carb Connection: What You Need to Know

If you’re trying to eat less sugar, you’ve probably done some research on the sugar-carb connection. Unfortunately, understanding the exact nature of the relationship between sugar and carbs isn’t as

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How Do You Stop Guac From Browning?

What’s a Cinco de Mayo dinner without guacamole? The best homemade guac is easy to make, but how do you prevent the dreaded brown guacamole—and how does packaged guac stay

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How Long Can You Leave Butter Out Before It Goes Rancid?

Does butter go bad? Yes! Does butter need to be refrigerated? Ideally. So how long can you leave butter out before it goes rancid? That depends. Read on for everything

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This Brilliant Flour Substitute Makes Ridiculously Tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the days of quarantine, it’s likely you’ve arrived at the grocery store, only to discover that the baking section has been entirely depleted of all-purpose flour. Which is surely

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Are Butter and Margarine Interchangeable?

Before we get to the question of whether you can substitute butter for margarine and vice versa, here’s another question for you: Did you know that the production and sale

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Why Gochujang Is in Every Korean Pantry (and Belongs in Yours Too)

There are plenty of food cultures out there that embrace the spicy—Vietnamese cuisine, of course, has Sriracha; Indonesia originated sambal; and Sichuan chili oil is a tongue-tingling revelation—but it’s hard

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How to Stock Your Kitchen Pantry

With the spread of the coronavirus causing Americans to spend time at home, you’re probably constantly wondering how best to grocery shop to limit your time outside. The best place

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Do You Really Need to Use Cake Flour for Baking?

Do you really need to use cake flour for cakes (and other sweet baked goods)? People come down on both sides of this debate. There are pastry chefs who swear

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How to Tell if an Egg Is Fresh in One Easy Step

The question of how long eggs last doesn’t have as straight-forward an answer as you might expect—it depends not only on whether you refrigerate them, but when. Then there’s the

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Are Brown and White Sugar Interchangeable When Baking?

When baking, can you substitute brown sugar for white sugar and vice versa? Sort of, is the quick answer. But there is a difference between what brown sugar and white

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How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last?

You'd better find those Easter eggs quick.

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Where to Buy Humane & Organic Chicken Online

With mounting concerns about mass-produced and factory-farmed poultry, we looked into some alternatives, including the best certified humane and organic chicken you can buy online and where to get organic chicken at

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