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Store-Bought vs Homemade Pie Crust: When Is One Better Than the Other?

When it comes to the question of store-bought vs homemade pie crust, for most pros, there’s no question: homemade is superior. But even pastry chefs can concede that sometimes, the

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Dutch Ovens vs. Slow Cookers: Which One Is Better?

Now that comfort food season is almost here, it’s prime time to wade into the differences between a Dutch oven and a Crock-Pot, in a quest to determine which one

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What Is the Difference Between Yogurt and Greek Yogurt?

Have you ever stared down the vast yogurt case in the dairy aisle, or looked at a recipe calling for plain yogurt—or maybe plain Greek yogurt—and wondered: What is the

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Are Brussels Sprouts Just Baby Cabbages?

You’ve seen plenty of baby vegetables before, but are Brussels sprouts the baby version of big green cabbages?

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What Is the Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?

Latte vs cappuccino: do you know the difference between these two coffee drinks? You probably know which one you like, but what do you know about the one you shun?

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Blondies & Brownies: What Is the Difference (Besides the Chocolate)?

Recipe developer, baker, and blogger Samantha Merritt knows a thing or two about the difference between brownies and blondies: Her blog Sugar Spun Run features over 25 different recipes for

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Pour Over vs French Press: What Is the Difference Between These Coffee Brewing Methods?

There’s way more than one way to make a cup of coffee, but when it comes to French press vs pour over (two of the most popular manual methods), what

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Convection Oven vs Conventional Oven: What Is the Difference & Which Is Better?

The simple question, “What is the difference between a convection oven and a conventional oven?” inevitably leads to another query: “Which one is better?” The first answer is easy: a

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Parchment vs Silicone Mats: Which One Is Better for Baking?

Many chowhounds love Silpat silicone sheet pan liners because baked goods release effortlessly from them. But some prefer using parchment paper when baking cookies,

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What Is the Difference Between Sheet Pans, Cookie Sheets & Baking Pans?

Ever wondered: What is the difference between sheet pans, cookie sheets, and baking pans? Not to mention half sheets and jelly roll pans? Well, we’ll break down all the types

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What Is the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

Two mysterious white powders.

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What Is the Difference Between a Chicago Dog and a Regular Hot Dog?

Prime hot dog season may be over, but there’s no law that says they can only be enjoyed in summer. And the classic Chicago dog is hefty enough to be

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What Is the Difference Between an Ale & a Lager?

When considering beer—and I’m often considering beer—there are really two overarching styles to consider: ale and lager. While the process for brewing both beers is similar, slight variations in the ingredients, time, and

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Lox vs Nova Salmon: Do You Know the Difference?

When it comes to lox vs smoked salmon, do you know the difference? And what’s the deal with Nova salmon?

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What Is the Difference Between Challah and Brioche?

When it comes to challah vs brioche, do you know the difference? We’ll slice up the similarities and differences between these two fluffy yeast bread loaves. If you’re not familiar

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Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin: What Is the Difference?

Despite what you might think, “What is the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin?” is not a trick question. Although they sound incredibly similar, pork tenderloin and pork loin are

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Pomodoro vs Marinara: What Is the Difference Between These Two Red Sauces?

Pomodoro vs marinara: Do you have a favorite, or even know the difference between these two tomato sauces?

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What Is the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs?

Summer is almost over, but it’s not like you have to pack up the grill immediately after Labor Day. There’s still tailgating season to come (and you can cook ribs

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Do You BBQ or Grill: What Is the Difference?

Summer is technically almost over—Labor Day is just around the corner, and for most people, soon it will be time to put away the grill and barbecue for another year—but

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What Is the Difference Between Yellow Cake and White Cake?

The obvious answer to the question What is the difference between yellow cake and white cake? is right there in the colors. But what accounts for the yellow tinge (or

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What Is the Difference Between Charcoal and Wood for Grilling?

If you’re hazy on the difference between wood and charcoal for grilling, you’re not alone. But we’ll help clear things up, just in time for Labor Day. So: What is

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