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What is the Difference Between Caraway Seeds and Fennel Seeds?

What is the Difference Between Caraway Seeds and Fennel Seeds?

You have a recipe that calls for caraway seeds, but you only have a jar of fennel seeds on your pantry shelf. Can you sub them in? It depends. Caraway, also known as meridian fennel, and the fruit (seeds) are often used whole and have a flavor that's similar to anise. Caraway is often used as a spice in breads (especially rye), and is also found in sauerkraut. Nearly a third of the world's supply is grown in Finland and most recipes call for only a small amount (likely a teaspoon) of the pungent seed. READ MORE

9 Drinks Inspired by Your Favorite March Madness Teams

9 Drinks Inspired by Your Favorite March Madness Teams

This NCAA season, show your team spirit with your spirits. We can't promise that your favorite team will make it to the Final Four, but we can promise that you'll drink well for the rest of tournament season thanks to our roundup of signature drinks from a number of your favorite March Madness contenders' hometowns. Don’t have a hometown team? We have an easy-sipping beer or cocktail with your name on it, too. Cheers all around. READ MORE

The Fish Files: Markets and Dishes for Spring

The Fish Files: Markets and Dishes for Spring

Fishes. Feast of the seven. Luca Brasi sleeps with the. A daunting - if delicious - topic. If I can indulge my cinematic tendencies, ... READ MORE

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes for Those March Madness Games

Time to get crazy, people — March Madness is here! Scream at your players, cry at the lost chances, laugh at the calls, and shout at the ref. It's all part of the game of watching college basketball. You need to balance this insanity with an array of tasty treats. You gotta keep your energy up. After all, they can't do it without you. Check out these ideas for the most delicious ways to get your grub and your game on at the same time. READ MORE

Adulting with PB&J: It Can Happen

Adulting with PB&J: It Can Happen

Some things never change — like our love of that classic peanut butter and jelly pairing. It just works. You know what else works? Nutty, sweet PB&J housed within structures other than sliced bread. Why limit this couple's scope? These guys are going places. READ MORE

Your Guide to the Restaurant Tipping Debate

Your Guide to the Restaurant Tipping Debate

Tipping is optional, but opponents of this deeply embedded American practice say it shouldn't be. Some of the country's top restaurateurs are exploring new tipping and payment structures to make it fair for everyone, bridging the earnings gap between those in the kitchen and those in the dining room — but many customers are experiencing sticker shock at the resulting higher menu prices or confusion at the more complicated gratuity suggestions. With minimum wage increases going into effect in some of our most populated states, we're reaching a tipping point. READ MORE

13 Bar-Inspired Recipes for March Madness

13 Bar-Inspired Recipes for March Madness

Avoid bumping shoulders with the crowd trying to win the bartender's attention to get another beer during March Madness 2017. No need to signal the overworked waitress for more wings. You an avoid that madness and watch the NCAA drama unfold on a widescreen from the roomy comforts of your own sectional. Your food is made just to your liking and your drink just a moment away when you're the cook and master of your own basketball-watching mania. READ MORE

11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

Give yourself a break on your busy weeknights. It's alright to take a few shortcuts when making your home-cooked dinner. Yes, you are proud of your from-scratch values, yet you don't have to be 100-percent dedicated to it if time is short. A rotisserie chicken is your friend when it comes to easing up on the work involved in your mealtime prep. Cultivate that relationship once in awhile and breathe a little easier with the added support. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Ricotta and Cottage Cheese?

What is the Difference Between Ricotta and Cottage Cheese?

Just because they're shapeless blobs compared to their stiffer counterparts doesn't mean ricotta and cottage cheese don't deserve attention and distinction. One kind conjures images of rich Italian pastas and desserts, and the other makes you think of dieting and grapefruit. The difference between ricotta and cottage cheese is fourfold: ingredients, texture, taste, and best uses in recipes — so pretty much everything. They do look similar, though, don't they? And they're both pretty mild-mannered. But you can't always substitute one for the other. READ MORE

Marshmallow Madness

Marshmallow Madness

Marshmallows are sweet pillows of chewy, gooey heaven that have absolutely nothing to do with basketball's most exciting month. But their fluffy, elastic texture and hit of sugary ecstasy make us crazy with craving anyway. Often relegated to a children's treat, adults want in on this ethereal sugar evolution too. Who says you have to give up your playful indulgences just because you're over 18? Not us. We'll even transport you to your own candy land by showing you how to create these cloying clouds at home. You can make mature marshmallows in sophisticated flavors like vanilla-rose, cardamom, and espresso. So adultish. READ MORE