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10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Caramel

Caramels are among the most popular of all confections, and in any box of assorted chocolates they are very likely to be the first to disappear. The name caramels is not entirely accurate, as the brown color and roasted flavor are not at all due to the caramelization of sugar, […]

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Meal Prep: Chickpeas

Sundays are all about relaxing at home and prepping for the week ahead. A lot of us have a go-to meal prep routine that includes cooking a bunch of protein, steaming veggies or constructing a salad, and finishing with some sort of dessert. Did you know that you can use […]

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Day Off Project: Whole Wheat Pasta

Fresh pasta is easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and it’s more nutritious than dry, store bought pasta. There are many pro’s to making your own pasta at home, a big one is being able to choose your flour! Using whole wheat flour gives a nice nuttiness to any pasta […]

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Food Fact Friday: Not All Fruits Ripen Equally

You’ve probably brought home a pineapple and thought, “If I leave it on the counter for a few extra days, it will be extra sweet!” Or maybe a quart of strawberries or a watermelon. Well, if you have, you may have also experienced the disappointment when that pineapple isn’t quite […]

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10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Apple Pie

The second recipe we believe every home chef should know is apple pie! Apple pie is eaten all year around and it’s the perfect dessert to bring to a get together or just make on rainy day. It may seem daunting at times with all of the steps that make […]

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Hump Day How-To: How to Brown Butter

Brown butter is often called for in recipes and for good reason! In fact, any recipe that calls for butter will taste 100 times better if you take the time to brown your butter. You can use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert to add a rich and nutty […]

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Making Quick and Easy Vegetable Stock

Stocks and broths are the literal foundation of every soup, stew, and braise we make, and that’s why we are extra enthusiastic about using homemade stocks (or broths, but let’s just say stocks from now on!) whenever possible. We aren’t oblivious to the absolute convenience of the store-bought versions—or to […]

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Get to Know Rosé

It may seem like rosé has become extra trendy in the last few years, but come summertime along the coast of France (and, well, all over Europe!), rosé is simply a fact of life. And why shouldn’t it be? Rosé (rosado in Spanish speaking countries and rosato in Italy) is […]

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Let’s Do Brunch!

Brunches and, for you early-rising hosts, breakfasts are ideal for family celebrations, like birthdays, anniversaries, and baby showers, especially when the meal is part of a weekend- or even week-long celebration, like a wedding. Breakfasts and brunches are also a great opportunity to showcase seasonal fruits and vegetables and luxury […]

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Beyond Chèvre: All About Goat Cheese

Cheese is a huge topic, and a deep dive into the subject can yield overwhelming results. It is probably for this reason that despite eating and cooking with cheese nearly every day, many people know very little about where their cheese comes from, how it is made, and the incredible […]