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  1. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    12 Simple savory-sweet pairings

    From chocolate chili to Brussels sprouts with honey, foodies everywhere are pairing their favorite sweet and savory ingredients.
  2. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    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.
  3. More Food & Recipes

    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. Dieting & Nutrition

    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...
  5. Kitchen and dining

    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. Nutrition & Diet Tips

    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...
  7. Kitchen Gadgets & Tools

    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...
  8. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    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 Tips & Trends

    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...
  10. Cooking Tips & Trends

    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. Cooking Tips & Trends

    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...
  12. Budget Cooking

    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...
  13. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    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 they've...
  14. Home Safety

    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 flame-up....
  15. Quick Meal Ideas

    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.
  16. Quick Meal Ideas

    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...
  17. Cooking Tips & Trends

    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 Tips & Trends

    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)...
  19. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    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...
  20. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    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...