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Stainless Steel Doesn’t Get Enough Love

Today, we’re talking about the most perfect cookware material on Earth: stainless steel. Before you smash that comment button, I want to make it clear that I’m not disparaging cast iron. I would never do such a thing. My 12-inch cast iron skillet is my very large, heavy son and I love him dearly (he […]

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3 Cheesy Dips That Are Way Better Than Whatever Chipotle Is Doing

Chipotle is now serving queso and, if Twitter is to be believed, no one is impressed. I probably could have taken their word for it, but I am a “journalist” damn it, so I traipsed to the (very recently installed) Chipotle near me and ordered a cup of the dip.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Track Calories and Macros in Homemade Meals

If you’ve ever experimented with food tracking, you probably know that it’s really easy to track the calories and nutritional macros in a can of chicken noodle soup or a box of chocolate chip cookies—the information is right there on the package, and it’s often pre-loaded into apps like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal—but…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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There Still Aren’t Any Truffles in Truffle Oil

There is a fairly popular local burger chain near me that refuses to make fries of the non-truffle variety. They aren’t terrible, but they are overwhelming, and they obscure the flavor of whatever else you happen to be eating. They’re also not made with real truffles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Build the Perfect Salad

Whether it’s Leslie Knope, the non-Lisa Simpsons, Vernon Dursley, or your racist uncle who draws scientifically bunk parallels between salad consumption and gender identity, I can’t think of a food that’s cooler to hate than salad. That’s really too bad, because a well-constructed salad is one of life’s great…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit […]

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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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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sandwiches on Frozen Bread to Stave Off Sogginess

The only thing sadder than opening your lunchbox to find a soggy sandwich is opening your kid’s lunchbox at the end of the day to find a completely untouched one. Thankfully, you can prevent soggy, disappointing lunchbox sandwiches by making them with frozen bread.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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