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Forget Pumpkin and Make a Sweet Potato Pie This Thanksgiving

For the next few weeks, no pie will be more discussed, written about, and hyped than the pumpkin pie. There will be debates over the use of fresh pumpkin over canned, arguments over pastry crusts versus graham cracker, and careful, detailed comparisons of various pumpkin breeds. I’m going to suggest you just skip all…Read more… […]

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Can You Really Make Cookies From Cake Mix? 

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance, the column highlighting how to make delicious food with as little work as possible. As a person who writes a column dedicated to lazy meals, I see a lot of recipes and videos for “simple” and “easy” dishes.. Most are shot from an overhead angle and include too much grade […]

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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How to Make the Best Possible Pot Brownies

I’d wager a good portion of 14-64 year old humans ask “Is there weed in here?” when handed a homemade brownie. So ubiquitous are THC-laded chocolatey treats that this buddy comedy fuel is often people’s first foray into edible cannabis. (Likely attributable to chocolate’s powers of covering up nearly any unpleasant…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Cold-Weather Meals Have You Psyched to Turn on Your Oven?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I’d like to talk about your oven, and what warm and welcoming things you plan on cooking in it during these colder months.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Cold-Weather Meals Have You Psyched to Turn on Your Oven?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I’d like to talk about your oven, and what warm and welcoming things you plan on cooking in it during these colder months.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These One-Bowl Cocoa Brownies Are the Perfect Fix for Bad Days

Some folks relieve stress by baking sourdough bread or elaborate layer cakes; good for them. When I’m sad and stressed, I need the shortest, hardest-to-mess-up path to a lot of chocolate I can find. For me, that path always leads to cocoa brownies.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How and When to Use Mise En Place

Mise en place is a French phrase that roughly translates to “everything in its place.” As a cooking technique, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a method of preparing and organizing ingredients to maximize a recipe’s efficiency. So crucial is it to the function of a professional kitchen that, for most chefs, mise en…Read more… […]

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How and When to Use Mise En Place

Mise en place is a French phrase that roughly translates to “everything in its place.” As a cooking technique, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a method of preparing and organizing ingredients to maximize a recipe’s efficiency. So crucial is it to the function of a professional kitchen that, for most chefs, mise en…Read more… […]

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You Can Measure Vanilla Extract Using the Bottle Cap

Though it’s my job to search and discover all sorts of kitchen tips and tricks, I sometimes find that the best tips come from you in the comments section. This was the case earlier today, when commenter Auntie Mumpsimus pointed out that most extract bottle caps can double as measuring spoons.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Don’t Sous-Vide Bread Unless You Like the Taste of Gummy Shame

Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. This week we’re once again attempting sous-vide baking which, with the exception of custard-based desserts, has not exactly worked out well in the past.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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