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How Coconut Oil Is Made

If Google Trends is any indication, coconut oil continues to proliferate in pantries and medicine cabinets as the go-to slick of choice among the health conscious. Whether it ends up

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Why Cheesecake Is the Perfect Christmas Dessert

At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial after a festive meal. Pie can seem passé post-Thanksgiving, and while snowy Christmas Coconut

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Why You Need to Drink Coffee Liqueur This Holiday Season

You’ve likely put booze in your coffee at least once during festive cold weather occasions, like trimming the tree or wrapping gifts. (And no judgment if it’s been more than

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9 Reasons Your Holiday Baking Was a Big Disaster

Your Christmas cookies crumbled and your black bottom cupcakes turned out black (really black). What went wrong? Allow me to count the potential pitfalls. Baking is a science, and before

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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Cheesecake

When you think “cheesecake,” there’s a good chance you picture some platonic ideal of a creamy, smooth, ivory dessert. But there are actually several different types of cheesecake, and while

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Guide to Essential Baking Tools

Baking supplies that won't collect dust.

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What Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Says About You

It’s finally time for holiday baking, but there are so many choices! If you’re stuck trying to figure out which holiday cookie recipe to try out, fear not. Check out

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What Is a Clarified Cocktail?

Have you encountered a clarified cocktail yet? As of a couple days ago, I had not. But the folks at Chowhound were interested in breaking down the libation for its

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Hydroponic Farming Lets You Grow Your Food Indoors

Urban farming is hardly a new concept. Watch “Edible City,” and you’ll discover the trend was really taking root (see what we did there?) around 2008. But today, tonier restaurants

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Sustainable Cocktails Are a Thing and We’re So Here For It

You buy your trout from a local fishery, make stock out of chicken bones, eat fruits only in season, and carry your own metal straw when you head out for

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Here’s Why We Eat Latkes on Hanukkah

When it comes to the holidays, there’s one thing that everyone looks forward to during the eight days of Hanukkah: latkes. These crispy, smashed pucks of grated potatoes and onions

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If You’re Not Eating Bavarian Nuts, You’re Not Celebrating Christmas

Anyone who enjoys a solid Christkindlmart usually makes a beeline for the bratwurst, warm apple strudel, or a hot cup of gluhwein. I, on the other hand, get far too

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What Is MCT Oil?

MCT, or medium-chain triglyceride, oil is a supplement that you’ve probably seen added to smoothies, Bulletproof coffee, salad dressing, or other health-conscious foods. Think of it as a cousin of

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What Is Aleppo Pepper?

Plenty of chefs have a secret—one of the most prevalent in the last few year was the answer to: “Where do you get your Aleppo pepper?” Known for its’ bright

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Creative Ways to Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Delicious Drinks

It’s hard to argue Thanksgiving as anything but a food-lover’s gravy-fueled dreamscape. One day to drop everything, chill out, and show off some of your very best eating, and of

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Yes Way, Rosé: Why This Wine Should Be the Only Drink on Your Thanksgiving Table

While the summer has dwindled away and so have the cries of “slay all day and then rosé,” it may seem as though the wine should be retired until the

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The Best (Not-Boring) Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you don’t have leftovers after cooking your Thanksgiving dinner, you did it wrong. Come on, give thanks for the excess. The best way to express your gratitude is to

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When Did Thanksgiving Turn Into a Potluck?

Say I’ve invited you over for Thanksgiving and you’re wondering whether you should bring your semi-famous wilted Brussels sprouts salad with duck prosciutto, or your new favorite pumpkin-ginger soup with

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These Themed Horror Movie Food Pairings Are So Good It’s Scary

If you can stomach the thought of eating during horror movies, it makes sense to match your food to the flick—and it makes scary movie night even more fun. Just

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Can You Really Die from Eating Apple Seeds?

The short answer to the title question posed here is: yes. But before you up and toss the literal fruits of your actual labor this apple picking season, let’s have

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How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year, and our favorite seasonal snack happens to come in a whole range of colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and—names? Yes, naturally:

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