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    What to Do If You Drop Food on the Floor

    What to Do If You Drop Food on the Floor

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  • Vanilla is a great flavor to add to baked goods, and it is a required ingredient for most cakes and cookies. Vanilla is always one of the last ingredients to add, and you may have wondered why. Here's the answer.

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    Why Do You Add Vanilla Extract Last When Baking?

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  • The BBC reality cooking show “Master Chef” has circled the globe with numerous spinoffs, including "Celebrity" and "Junior" versions. But do you have what it takes to be a Master Chef?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Master Chef?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Master Chef?

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  • Hasselback is not a pro quarterback (that’s Hasselbeck). It’s a cooking technique—slicing almost all-the-way through foods, creating thin layers that are then stuffed and baked. Let’s learn how it started and fun ways to use this technique in your kitchen.

    How to Hasselback (Almost) Everything

    How to Hasselback (Almost) Everything

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  • Sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, and umami—the fifth taste sensation. That meaty flavor occurs in many foods, even fruits and vegetables. Learn all about umami and how to use it in your cooking.

    Exploring Umami: The Fifth Taste Sensation

    Exploring Umami: The Fifth Taste Sensation

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  • Stop scarfing junk food and spending money on eating out, and start cooking for yourself. This guide will show you some ways you can start to learn how to cook for yourself.

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    5 Easy Ways to Learn How to Cook

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  • Making the most of leftover food not only saves you money, but it's also good for the environment. Here are 25 ways to use leftover food.

    25 Tasty Ways to Use Leftovers

    25 Tasty Ways to Use Leftovers

    by Sadie Holloway2

  • Do you worry about serving undercooked meat to your family? I've provided a handy guide for you to reference that covers roasting, broiling, stewing, simmering, and braising!

    How to Cook Meat Safely: Meat Temperature Chart

    How to Cook Meat Safely: Meat Temperature Chart

    by Carisa Gourley18

  • If meal planning seems too rigid for your lifestyle, this flexible method will help you save money, eat more healthful meals, and save time both at the grocery store and in the kitchen.

    Meal Planning for People Who Don’t Like to Plan

    Meal Planning for People Who Don’t Like to Plan

    by Susan Caplan McCarthy1

  • If the thought of preparing a meal for a small gathering, your significant other, or even just yourself makes you break into a sweat, this article is for you.

    How to Take the Stress Out of Cooking

    How to Take the Stress Out of Cooking

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  • Learn a few simple techniques to avoid wasting food. Whether you'd like to save money, help the environment, or make your provisions last during a political or health crisis, these tips will be very helpful.

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    How to Reduce Food Waste: 5 Tips

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  • Freezer cooking is a great way to save money on groceries, eat healthier and save time on meal preparation. This article includes ten tips to help you get started with freezer cooking.

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    Freezer Cooking: 10 Tips for Getting Started

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  • Cooking is an exercise in creativity, but there is also a bit of science involved in combining ingredients with time and temperature. Understanding that science is the key to avoiding mishaps.

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    How to Prevent These 5 Common Cooking Mishaps

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  • Need to double or halve a recipe? No problem. Need to convert standard American measurements to metric? No problem again. Wrong size baking pan or missing an ingredient? Just keep this handy article handy!

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    Cooking Conversion Charts and Substitutions

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  • No, it wasn't how to execute the proper sous-vide techniques or all the ways to dice an onion. Here are the three life lessons I learned from being a line cook.

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