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Save Tomatoes That Are Past Their Prime By Turning Them Into Chips

Tomatoes aren’t the most hardy fruit/vegetable after picking, and when they start to fade and wrinkle up, you have to use them fast. If you have a tomato on the verge of turning, here’s an easy way to transform them into a versatile topping you can add to almost any dish.


The Secret To Making Deliciously Crisp Homemade Pickles

There’s nothing like a crisp, delicious, fresh pickle, whether you prefer yours kosher, half-sour, or sweet. But making sure yours are crisp and crunchy starts with the cucumber — a crisp pickle demands a crisp cucumber, and nothing less will do. Here’s how to make sure you get the best ones.


Skip The "Separate Bowl" Step In Most Recipes To Save Some Dishes

When you find a recipe online, it’s not uncommon for it to include several “in a separate bowl” steps that use more dishes than you need to. In most cases, you can probably skip that and use the same bowl or pan you’re already cooking in.


Make Perfectly Thin Slices Of Avocado By Cutting Before You Peel

Some folks might tell you to split your avocado in half, then scoop the meat out of the skin before you slice it. If you want thin, neat, picturesque slices, however, you should do the cutting before you peel.


What To Look For (and Avoid) When Buying Grilling Skewers

Skewers are delicious and easy to make, but good ones can be pricey, and you want ones that are easy to work with. Not any old bamboo stick will do. Here’s what to keep in mind when buying skewers for your next cookout.


How To Reheat Leftovers Safely (Without Ruining The Taste) [Infographic]

Reheating leftovers has become much simpler since the advent of the microwave. However, there’s still a lot that can go wrong in terms of taste and food safety. This infographic covers everything you need to know; from best storage practices to fool-proof nuking tips.


Turn Your Fireplace Into A Meat-Roasting Fire Pit

It’s not the most practical thing in the world, but if you’ve never eaten meat cooked slowly, roasted over a fire, you’re missing out. This video from ChefSteps shows you how you can turn the fireplace you have at home into a roaring fire pit, perfect for roasting meat — or a whole pig.


Kitchen Tool School: The Portable, Powerful Immersion Blender

I love my stand mixer, but recently I’ve been seeing another appliance, and we really have something special. Though it could never completely replace my beloved red KitchenAid, I find myself reaching for my immersion blender (also known as a “stick blender” or “hand blender”) to handle tasks I used to drag my stand mixer or food processor out for.


Use Up The Last Of Your Nutella In Tasty Hot Chocolate

Nutella is delicious, and useful for lots of desserts, but if you have a jar that’s running a little low, a quick hot (or cold) chocolate is an easy way to use it up and make something tasty and special.


Make Better Tuna Salad With These Two Umami-Boosting Ingredients

Whether you like to use mayo or not, a good tuna salad requires all the ingredients to come together. A little umami will help balance the flavour, and these two fishy ingredients are perfect for the job.


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