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  1. Cooking & Entertaining

    12 Simple savory-sweet pairings

    From chocolate chili to Brussels sprouts with honey, foodies everywhere are pairing their favorite sweet and savory ingredients.
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    15 Foods you've been cooking all wrong

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    You've probably been cooking these foods all wrong — and today, it needs to stop. Friends don't let friends eat crunchy rice.
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    8 Foods to keep on hand for simple homemade meals

    Tired of staring longingly into your fridge for the ingredients to make something that doesn't take hours (and a ton of dishes)?...
  4. Diet

    Haylie Duff's five healthy cooking must-haves

    Did you know Haylie Duff is a foodie at heart? The actress and food blogger told us how to make over your kitchen and learn to cook...
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    6 Knives every kitchen needs

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    Being handy in the kitchen is a talent that takes time and practice. Even the best cooks wouldn't be good at their craft without...
  6. Healthy Recipes

    Cooking substitutions to keep New Year’s diet resolutions

    The reason we always fail on our diet-related New Year's resolutions is simple — we're trying to force ourselves to eat food we...
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    Must-have cooking accessories for the modern chef

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    As tastes change over the decades, the tools and accessories that are helpful in preparing recipes change as well. Here are some of...
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    College cooking: Skills and tools every student should have

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    Send your recent grad off to college with a little kitchen know-how. These basic skills and a few of the right tools will go a long...
  9. Cooking & Entertaining

    In a Pickle: How to save a dry dish

    Whether you're serving a weeknight meal to your family or preparing an elegant dinner party, don't freak out if one (or all) of your...
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    In a pickle: How to make a flavorless dish flavorful

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    Sometimes when it comes time to put dinner on the table, it's just not that flavorful. Whether we forgot to salt it or thought it...
  11. Food & Recipes

    In a pickle: What to do if a dish is too spicy

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    Maybe you accidentally added too much cayenne or hot sauce. Perhaps you were heavy-handed without realizing it, those peppers were...
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    In a pickle: What to do with stale bread

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    Don't ditch your day-old bread! It's got plenty more life in it with these great ideas. You may even want stale bread around after...
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    In a pickle: What to do if your emulsion separates

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    If you have ever tried your hand at homemade mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce or other emulsions, then there's a good chance...
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    What to do if your oven catches fire

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    If you’ve ever tried to roast a duck or cook something with a lot of grease in your oven, then you may have experienced a...
  15. Quick & Easy Recipes

    Quick ways to get homemade taste

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    No time to cook? Get homemade flavor without hours at the stove or a culinary arts degree by following these quick tips.
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    Our favorite uses for Knorr Homestyle Stock

    Knorr Homestyle Stock is a versatile addition to your pantry that enables you to add flavor to almost any dish effortlessly. When...
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    Cooking 101: The lowdown on legumes

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    Great any time of year, legumes are a healthy and inexpensive addition to your meals. Now that fall is here, think of the variety of...
  18. Cooking & Entertaining

    The Basics: Cooking 101

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    Fresh and dried herbs and spices can help transform your main ingredient into a dish with an added kick. You (and your guests)...
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    Cooking 101: Traditional Mexican salsas

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    When you think of salsa, what comes to mind? If the image you picture is simply opening a jar to pour into a bowl to serve with...
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    Cooking 101: Terms from A-to-Z, Part II

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    Ready to move forward in your discovery of new cooking terms? If you’ve avoided a recipe in the past because you didn’t recognize...