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It's easy for me to remember to grab pantry staples like garlic and onions at the store, but other larder items aren't always so lucky; in particular, I always seem to forget shallots. Thankfully, if you're making a recipe that calls for shallots and your kitchen is temporarily without, we've learned an easy substitute for them.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Having dependable recipes that you can make any night of the week is an important factor in eating at home, but it can get a little monotonous. To mix it up without creating too much work for yourself, swap out "standard" ingredients for those that feel just a bit fancier.

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Unfamiliar kitchens (such as those in holiday rentals) can really throw off one's cooking game. If you happen to find yourself in one that lacks a basting brush and you have fowl to roast, do not fret: a coffee filter can save the day.

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Out of all of the counters at the grocery store, the seafood counter may be the most unpredictable. Sometimes they simply don't have the fish you're looking for, or the one you want doesn't look too fresh. Knowing which fish to substitute can be tricky, but Epicurious has a whole slew of seafood swaps to help you out.

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I love buttermilk in baked goods, but most recipes only call for a 1/4 cup or so, and the remaining portion of bottle usually languishes in the fridge until its expiration date. But all of that is about to change, because I am now aware of the magic known as powdered buttermilk.

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Flour isn't just made from wheat. Not only are there "alternative" grain flours, some are made with nuts, legumes and even spuds. They may seem reserved for the gluten-free, health-conscious set, but when used well wheatless flours can be amazing. We've rounded up a few, and some delicious ways to use them.