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How to Make a Roux

A nutty-flavored thickener used in gumbo and several other New Orleans–style dishes.

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These Easy King Cake Scones Are Mardi Gras-Approved

For residents of Louisiana, Mardi Gras is synonymous with a grand, multi-day party. In New Orleans, Fat Tuesday—the last day of the Carnival season—is replete with parades, colorful beaded necklaces,

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Ditch the Can and Make Your Own Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is way easier than you think, and infinitely better than the stuff from a can. It’s the perfect thing to top off your Valentine’s Day dessert, from

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.

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How to Shuck an Oyster

It's easy, just jam and twist.

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This Breaded Baked Salmon Is the Perfect Blend of Easy & Impressive

Salmon fillet with breadcrumbs.

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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

It’s not often that you run across a homemade dessert that can be made easily and on a whim (save maybe mug cakes, which, however delicious, can be lacking in

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A Foolproof Caramel Recipe That Anyone Can Make at Home for Valentine’s Day

For Susanna Yoon, working with chocolate and caramel has long served as her favorite culinary activity. The chocolatier spent years perfecting the craft at Thomas Keller’s glitzy restaurant, Per Se,

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How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue

Dipping bread and vegetables into a pot of hot cheese fondue makes a fun and delicious meal, but what’s the secret to ensuring a fondue is smooth and well flavored?

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How to Make the Best Steamed Mussels

Winy, buttery finger food.

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How to Make Macarons Like a Pro: Just Follow a Few Easy Tips

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting one of our most popular Chow-To episodes, in which senior video producer, Guillermo Riveros, learns to make French macarons from Jayce Baudry,

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How to Make Homemade Nutella

Nutella—that chocolate-hazelnut manna from Italy—is so good it’s inspired people to name their children after it, and it has its own holiday: World Nutella Day on Feb. 5. But some

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Love a Project? Make Easy DIY Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Love them (if only for their looks), or hate them with a passion, conversation hearts are a classic symbol of Valentine’s Day, as much as oysters, lobsters, or heart-shaped boxes

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The Best Crock Pot Hot Wings for Every Occasion

These Crock Pot wings are about to become your new favorite party food, and are a sure bet for the big game. We love chicken wings any which way: baked

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5 Tricks to Make Canned Chili Taste Homemade

The big game is nearly upon us and a chili that makes people cry (with happiness of course) is on top of mind. Thing is, you’re already making air fryer

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This Easy Crock-Pot Party Mix Is Snack Shangri-La

With the big game coming up, dips and wings are getting all the buzz where snacks are concerned, but don’t discount a good party mix to be the life of

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How to Make Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings for the Big Game

Sometimes the universe is just plain cruel. Exhibit A: the plopping down of one of the great, gluttonous food holidays—football’s biggest night, with its wings and chili and vats of

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How to Make Kombucha at Home

Whether you have no idea what a SCOBY is or are addicted to probiotic powerhouse kombucha, it’s easy—and fun—to brew your own kombucha at home. Here’s a kombucha recipe and

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How to Ripen an Avocado

Need to ripen an avocado? Settle in and wait, because tips, tricks, and hacks don’t really work in this case. A certain big game is fast approaching, which means you

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How to Make the Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust

Homemade pizza is easier than you think. Let Heather Reid of Eat Like a Mother show you the way with her easy yeast pizza crust recipe and simple topping tips.

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Perfect Loaded Potato Skins for an Epic Game Day Spread

The loaded potato skin: Often found at diners and bars, but best served at television-watching events in your own home—the Super Bowl, for instance. Perfect in its classic form (cheese,

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