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Transform Lemon Curd to Elegant Mousse

  Whenever we have a dinner party, I'm typically in charge of preparing the dessert. Sometimes when I'm feeling really ambitious, I'll make a pie or cake, but time wasn't on my side recently so I ...

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Stop Using Unsalted Butter

Conventional wisdom tells us a lot of things when it comes to cooking: searing meat seals in the juices, salt your water to make it boil faster, don’t cut raw meat on a wooden cutting board, add oil ...

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Grilled Ratatouille

  Lots of people have summer gardens, and there is nothing more satisfying than eating the fruits of your labor for dinner. I often find myself with a lot of odds and ends in my refrigerator: a ...

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5 Dreamy Ice Cream Hacks for Summer

  When the weather gets this hot, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it. Not a lot, that is, except for resorting to a diet made up of ice cream. There are very few who will complain about this ...

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Kids Can Make Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Frosting and So Can You

  To be honest, I find it fairly difficult to read coconut cupcakes with pineapple frosting without smiling. This recipe is packed with toasted coconut and juicy pineapple frosting that comes ...

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10 Tips for Summer Parties

Warm weather and perfect nights means it’s time to take your dinner party outside. Whether in the backyard, out on the deck or at the neighborhood park, a few simple tips will ensure an easy summer ...

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You Cannot Drink the Same Wine Twice

It seems to be in our nature to want things to be constant. If you buy a bottle of wine and enjoy it, you might want to experience that pleasure again, maybe even share it with friends, but you ...

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Micronutrients Part 1: Vitamins

When it comes to diet and nutrition, we hear a lot lately about macronutrients, whether it's around diets like keto or low fat that look to limit a certain macro, or my preferred approach of ...

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The Right Salt for the Right Job

  I have come to realize throughout all these years of teaching and cooking that something as simple as using the right salt, in the right amount, and at the right time, can make a huge difference in ...

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Food Comics: Steak Techniques Part 2

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. In this second part of a three-part series, he ...

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