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A Digital Thermometer Makes Cooking Infinitely Easier

Temperature is probably the most important variable in cooking, but it can be hard to control if you don’t know what it is. Sure, there are various tests you can employ to test “doneness” of various foods—the ol’ palm trick for steaks; the toothpick inserted in a cake—but these only give you approximations. If you…Read […]

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A Digital Thermometer Makes Cooking Infinitely Easier

Temperature is probably the most important variable in cooking, but it can be hard to control if you don’t know what it is. Sure, there are various tests you can employ to test “doneness” of various foods—the ol’ palm trick for steaks; the toothpick inserted in a cake—but these only give you approximations. If you…Read […]

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A Digital Thermometer Makes Cooking Infinitely Easier

Temperature is probably the most important variable in cooking, but it can be hard to control if you don’t know what it is. Sure, there are various tests you can employ to test “doneness” of various foods—the ol’ palm trick for steaks; the toothpick inserted in a cake—but these only give you approximations. If you…Read […]

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Go Greek This Grilling Season With Chicken Souvlaki

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance, a weekly column where we cook for the laziest day of the week. In our grand debut last week, I highlighted the hot new #trending #cloudeggs. Now that Memorial Day is here, it’s time to get outside and grill — we’re making souvlaki.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Taco Bell to Open 300 More Cantina Locations

By popular demand, Taco Bell has announced it’s intentions to build more of it’s famous Cantina restaurants. Rather than the traditional fast food format, the new Taco Bell restaurants will be modeled after the chain’s flagship spots in Chicago and Las Vegas that focus on dining in. In order to convince customers it’s worth sitting […]

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How to Cook Frozen, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Without Defrosting Them

Frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts may not be the sexiest piece of meat on the market, but there’s no denying their convenience and affordability. Though they lack pizzazz on their own, you can jazz ‘em up without too much trouble. Honestly, my biggest chicken challenge was never getting them to taste good,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Are Your Best Grilling Tips and Tricks?

Hello, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. Though we already had one great discussion this week, I thought we’d go ahead and have another one, especially because Monday is a holiday, and it…Read […]

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Spicy Skittles and Starburst “Sweet Heat” Packs Are the Newest Candy Craze

Both Skittles and Starburst have long been sentimental confectionery favorites for its fruity citrus goodness. Revered for its sweetness with the occasional sour note here and there, both treats are about to receive a “Spicy Heat” makeover. As was recently announced at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago by Wrigley, the […]

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Just a Reminder: Alcohol Causes Cancer

For all the talk of “toxins” in our food, one definitely toxic substance you consume regularly is probably one you’re not even concerned about: alcohol. A new report shows that even one drink a day may increase your risk of breast cancer, although the risk is small.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Just a Reminder: Alcohol Causes Cancer

For all the talk of “toxins” in our food, one definitely toxic substance you consume regularly is probably one you’re not even concerned about: alcohol. A new report shows that even one drink a day may increase your risk of breast cancer, although the risk is small.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn Peels and Rinds into Delicious Snacks

I’ve never been a huge fan of peels, crusts, or any hardened, outer portions of various foods. Though I rarely take the time to do it, I prefer my apples peeled, and I still remove the crusts from my sandwiches if I’m feeling slightly juvenile. As a result, I tend to shy away from recipes […]

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How to Turn Peels and Rinds into Delicious Snacks

I’ve never been a huge fan of peels, crusts, or any hardened, outer portions of various foods. Though I rarely take the time to do it, I prefer my apples peeled, and I still remove the crusts from my sandwiches if I’m feeling slightly juvenile. As a result, I tend to shy away from recipes […]

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If Your Mouth Feels Weird When You Eat Raw Fruits or Veggies, Here’s Why

You’ve heard of peanut and wheat allergies, but if you get a weird tingly feeling in your mouth when you eat raw fruit, you may wonder—can a person be allergic to apples? It turns out this is a mostly harmless reaction, called oral allergy syndrome, that happens in people who are allergic to pollen.Read more… […]

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We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore

Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop giving juice to babies.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What TV-Show Foods Are You Obsessed With?

Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to chat about the fictional foods you wish were a reality, specifically iconic dishes from your favorite TV shows.Read more… […]

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