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Chicken Labeling: Prepare to Be Surprised

If you’ve ever stood in the supermarket wondering if paying more for chicken that is free-range, antibiotic-free, no

9 Cooking Mistakes We All Make and How to Fix Them

Just the other night I suffered a kitchen disaster. I hate when that happens. I ruined an entire

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This is How You Make World-Class Gourmet Pasta on a Shoestring

A popular restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif., Hugo’s, has been critically acclaimed for one

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Salad in a Jar—Good for Health and Wealth

If you’ve been hanging with me for any length of time, you know I’m pretty wild about making

These Brilliant Tips Make Cooking More Fun and Rewarding

I remember my grandmother saying, “If we didn’t need food, we’d all be rich!” This may be true. But then,

Make it Better Yourself: Homemade Coffee Creamer

Cream. It’s coffee’s perfect mate. And when that creamer comes flavored in a handy bottle from the dairy case, even more perfect, right? Oh,

Every Busy Cook Needs This Easy Go-To Recipe

I may be the only person in the world for whom this happens, but I doubt it. On

The Ultimate Restaurant Menu Cheat Sheet

A restaurant menu—no big deal, right? It’s just a list of the food items that a restaurant offers its customers.

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Yummy Sweets You’ll Want to Make for Valentine’s Day

Friends. Valentine’s Day is next Thursday. This is Friday. Get the picture?

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How to Cook Perfectly Boiled Eggs Every Time

Eggs. They’re nutritious, delicious and cheap! Cooking them properly is quite simple, provided you know a few secrets.

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Recipe Substitutes: In a Pinch You Can Use This for That

Has this ever happened to you? You’re well into preparing a meal or recipe when you discover you’re all out

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One Pound Ground Beef Makes a Meal

Recently, I had the perfect opportunity to test this tip sent in by a reader: “Before you pay

10 Brilliant Food and Cooking Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Whether you are naturally gifted in the kitchen or had the pleasure of growing up with some talented cooks who

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When it Comes to Food Products—What’s in a Date?

No doubt, you’ve noticed that some food products come with dates and codes printed on them. Does that mean it

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7 Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending

Have you noticed? The cost of food is once again soaring. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Muffins So Amazing, They’re Insane!

I love to bake, however, baking has not always been fond of me. We’ve had our moments. It wasn’t until

Dinner-in-a-Box is Not What I Thought

For months, I’d been hearing a lot about a new way to get dinner on the table. Every few weeks, another

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10 Easy 3-Ingredient Party Dips That are Absolutely Delicious!

Here’s my idea of a killer New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl or any other kind of party—one that includes a

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Just in Time for the Holidays Gift-Worthy Caramel Corn

Sometime during the fall of 2010 (who am I kidding here, it was exactly Oct. 2, 2010, at 4:32 pm),

Cinnamon Rolls So Decadent, So Simple, it Might Be Illegal

There was a time that I felt compelled to rise early on Christmas morning to bake Cinnamon Rolls—my family’s breakfast