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Is Shopping the Outside of the Grocery Store All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

You may have heard that shopping the outside of the supermarket is a healthy grocery shopping strategy, but is that really true—and what else should you know?

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Make Puff Pastry Like a Pro with Four Ingredients & Easy Techniques

Store-bought puff pastry is more than fine, but it’s easier than you think to make it at home (and you can still stash it in your freezer). Here’s what you

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Why Chinese Five Spice Puts Pumpkin Spice to Shame

We have barely kicked off fall baking season, but does anyone else feel like we’ve already hit peak pumpkin spice? I’ll always love this cozy pumpkin pie spice blend, but

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Why You Should Start a Cooking Diary Today & How to Do It

What amateur or professional chef doesn’t love to document their achievements in the kitchen? And who doesn’t want to always remember lessons learned and discoveries about what does and doesn’t

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Hainanese Chicken Rice Is a Make-Ahead Dish Way Better Than Any Casserole

Despite the popularity of “Crazy Rich Asians,” you might not be as familiar with the cuisine of Singapore as you are with other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand or Vietnam.

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Is Getting an Air Fryer Worth the Investment?

It’s a cruel fact of life: fried food is so good for your tastebuds (and nucleus accumbens), and so not-great for pretty much all the rest of you. Sure, you

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Skyr Is the Icelandic Answer to Yogurt You Should Try ASAP

If skyr—(sounds like “skier”)—hasn’t crossed your radar yet, it’s probably because it’s hiding in plain sight. The Icelandic cultured dairy product, produced by several brands including siggi’s, Icelandic Provisions, and

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A Nutritional Breakdown of the Country’s Most Popular Pizza Chains

If you’re looking for the healthiest pizza chain, you’re deluding yourself—or gamely attempting to make the least bad choice, nutritionally speaking. It’s OK to acknowledge that chain pizza is definitely

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How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

Ever wondered how certain apples got their names? Here are the stories behind a few of our favorite apple varieties. There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year,

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Moon Drop Grapes: What Exactly Are They & How Do They Taste?

Have you ever heard of Moon Drop grapes? Here’s everything you need to know about this fantastic fall fruit.

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Which Coffee Roast Is Right for You?

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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What Is Chuseok (aka, Korean Thanksgiving)?

As a Seoul born, Korean American raised on the west coast of the United States, I always felt like I had a foot in both the U.S. and Korea. To

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The Best Places to Buy Humane & Organic Chicken Online

With mounting concerns about mass-produced and factory-farmed poultry and folks trying to limit trips to the market, we looked into some alternatives, including the best certified humane and organic chicken

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11 Organization Tips from The Home Edit to Get Your Kitchen in Shape for Fall

These organization tips from The Home Edit will help you get your house in shape for fall (and keep it that way all year round).

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9 Baking Mistakes That Ruin Your Cakes, Cookies, Brownies & Bread

Knowing what the most common baking mistakes are before you break out your mixing bowl is half the battle. To help you achieve delicious and Insta-worthy baked goods of all

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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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Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter & How to Do It Right

Wondering why roasting makes vegetables taste sweeter? It’s all about the caramelization. Here’s the scenario: You have a bunch of vegetables and aren’t sure what to do with them. You

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What Is in Pumpkin Spice & Why Does It Work So Well?

You know pumpkin spice is the flavor of fall, but what is actually in that pumpkin spice blend, and why does it work so well? We break it all down

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What Is Oktoberfest Beer, Exactly?

How convenient that Märzen beers appear just in time for Oktoberfest.

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Why Deleting Your Food Delivery App Could Help Save Restaurants

The food delivery category has become a true juggernaut, thanks large in part to an explosion of delivery apps and remote ordering platforms. Digital food delivery is projected to grow into

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What Are the Best Apples for Baking?

Fall is prime time for asking: What are the best apples for baking? If you’ve ever made a dessert with apples, you’ll know that not all varieties bake equally. Some

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