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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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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summer Wasted

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. I’ve been enjoying the charms of a little South American brandy known as “pisco” recently, so I thought we’d try a summery, but still strong, pisco cocktail.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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Stop Storing Your Knives in Drawers Already 

Knives are some of the most important tools in the kitchen, yet there are people who keep them in drawers, where they clang around, knocking into each other, getting all dinged up and sad. Do not do this. There are much better ways to store your knives, and some of them you can even make […]

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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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Starbucks is Selling Coffee Ice Cubes, But You Can Make Your Own for Way Less 

Putting cubes of frozen coffee in your iced coffee—instead of boring water—isn’t exactly a new coffee “hack,” but Starbucks has decided to get in on the frozen upgrade, and they’re selling it for just under a dollar.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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How to Make Fluffy, Trendy Cloud Eggs

Hello readers! Welcome to Sunday Sustenance, a new weekly column highlighting easy meals for the laziest day of the week.. Normally, I’d use this opening paragraph to say “I’m new around here”, but I have a terrible secret – I’m not. In fact, I’ve been around for a while and veterans of the Skillet comments […]

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Amazon’s Top-Selling Egg Cooker Makes Breakfast at the Touch of a Button – Just $16 Today

Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omlettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $16. The Dash Go is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker, and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 3,000 customers, so […]

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Sweet and Tart Mulligan

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This weekend is going to a hot one—or at least moderately warm one—so I think a porch sipper is in order.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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