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We Use These Handy Products to Meal Prep Without Waste

Back to school season means crisp new clothes, pointy new pencils and loaded lunchboxes. But meal planning for school also means lots of snacks and, therefore, a lot of wasted plastic. Eliminating single-use plastics at home is a huge way to help reduce our negative effect on the environment. This season, do your part to reduce waste. Whether it be recycling, using less water or creating less garbage, every little bit helps and can make a difference to the health of our planet. When you’re ready to make the switch from single-use plastic, these products are the way to go.

 
 
 
 

 

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The 5 Biggest Rosé Myths, Debunked

It seems that everyone from moms to millennials are drinking rosé these days. Yet rose wine, while wildly popular, remains one of the most wildly misunderstood genres of wine on the market. Sure, everybody loves to sip a glass of summer water when the weather gets nice (your mom was probably doing it before it was cool), but does anyone actually know how it’s made? It’s time to set the record straight on rosé. We’re breaking down the five biggest myths surrounding it, and introducing five prodigious bottles that prove these myths wrong.


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photo: crate & barrel

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7 Affordable Kitchen Tools That Look Super Expensive

Do you wish your kitchen looked like it came straight from the pages of a glossy style magazine? So do we. But with hungry kids and even busier families preserving a picture-perfect kitchen can be nearly impossible. With help from these budget friendly brands, maintaining a hip yet lived-in kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. You just need to know where to shop. For that, we’ve got your back.

For a perfectly elegant kitchen that you can actually live in, these pieces are useful, efficient and stylish — without the price point.


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Everything You Need to Cook a Perfect Passover Seder Dinner, According to Jewish Chefs

Passover Seder is a feast at which family and friends gather around the table to eat, drink and celebrate. The momentous dinner kicks off the seven-day festival of Passover in celebration of the Jews’ freedom from slavery.

The meal is elaborate and celebratory, with traditions varying from region to region. With help from some notable Jewish chefs around the country, we’ve put together a list of the essential kitchen tools that every home cook needs to whip up the Seder dishes that would make their Bubbe proud.

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photo: sur la table


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photo: brent hofacker/shutterstock

Taste of home

A Beginner’s Guide to Food Dehydrators

If you can't get enough of dried fruit snacks, a food dehydrator might be the gadget for you. Learn how you can start preserving fruits, veggies and more.

Do you dream of making your own dried fruit snacks? (They’re one of our favorite after-school munchies!) Wish you could have perfectly chewy sun-dried tomatoes on demand? Well, food dehydrators might just be the tool for you. These nifty gadgets are easier to use than you may have thought and can help preserve fruits and vegetables well past their normal shelf life.


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Confused About Cooking Oils? Bookmark This Guide.

Cooking oils are a chef's secret weapon. With so many to choose from, picking the right type of cooking oil can be intimidating. Our Test Kitchen answers to your basic cooking queries.

Sautéing, marinating, drizzling, roasting or frying—it seems almost every recipe calls for oil. While the difference may seem insignificant, not all cooking oils are created alike, and it’s important to know one from another. With so many types of cooking oil, where do you start?

 
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photo:sergey rhyzhov/shit


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Why Saving Your Pasta Water Is a Step You Seriously Shouldn’t Skip

Pasta water is the secret ingredient most people forget about adding to their sauce. Here's why you should save it.

Cooking dry pasta is one of the easiest, most self-explanatory techniques of any cuisine. Even the most novice home cook can handle it. (Especially when it’s a step in one of our easiest pasta recipes!) However, this notoriously easy task has more tricks than you thought—and saving the pasta water is one of them. Though it’s often one of the most forgotten steps.

 

 

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The Secret Benefit of Washing Your Dishes

No need for meditation or yoga—you can ease your mind without changing your daily routine.

It’s no secret that mental health is as important for our overall wellness as eating right. But stress can be tough to handle. It’s so important to find simple ways to help with anxiety in your everyday life.

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photo: odua images/shutterstock


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photo: pair srinrat/shutterstock

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Your Guide to Sugar Alternatives and When to Use Them

Trying to avoid granulated sugar in today’s world can be tough—even if you opt for low-sugar desserts. Lucky for us, there are plenty of alternatives that still give a nice boost of natural sweetness. From maple syrup to blackstrap molasses, read on for the complete guide to sugar alternatives.

 

 

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10 of the Most Sour Foods on the Planet

Sour foods are a tongue-tying treat. Here is our list of the 10 most sour candies, fruits and snacks from around the world.

From the most sour candy to fermented fruits, tangy treats are meant to make you pucker up. These sour foods are flavorful and spicy, with a powerful punch of acidity.

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photo: nait029/shutterstock


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Sherbert vs. Sorbet, What’s the Difference?

Even some of the most avid ice cream lovers are still having the great sherbet vs. sorbet debate!

Everybody loves a frozen treat for dessert and lucky for us, there are plenty of different types to choose from. I love a creamy bowl of ice cream after dinner which makes sherbets and sorbets the perfect choice for me. Both are frozen. Both are decadent. Both are refreshing and fruity!

They’re both a fantastic way to end the day. It seems that the desserts have so much in common, so much that it’s sometimes hard to tell them apart. It got me thinking, sherbet vs sorbet…what is the difference?


 

 

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5 Reasons Why the Breading Keeps Falling Off Your Chicken

Here are five secrets for keeping that breading right where you want it—on the meat.

Breaded chicken is one of the easiest dinners to throw together in a pinch. Try this recipe for perfectly seasoned chicken strips. It’s fast, filling and delicious, and can be a great complement to salads or pasta dishes. As easy as breaded chicken is to throw together, perfecting the technique can be tricky at first. It seems that all too often, breading falls off chicken, leaving you with half of the crunchy goodness you started with. So how do you fix it?

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photo: taste of home


 

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The Essential Tourist’s Guide to 72 Hours of Eating & Drinking in London

London is one of the world’s most highly recognizable and historic cities, known far and wide for many remarkable things: The Royal Monarchy, iconic landmarks and posh traditions. Unfortunately, food isn’t one of them. Described by outsiders as “unfussy,” “uncomplicated” and more harshly, “inedible” British cuisine has gotten a bad rap over the years, despite London’s seat as one of the world’s most metropolitan and trendy cities.

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photo: laura denby


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The Best European Dishes You Need to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

As a country of immigrants, even the most traditionally American foods have roots elsewhere. We often forget that our culture is made up of many and that the origins of our people are eclectic and distinctive. Why not celebrate them? American cuisine is, quite literally, a melting pot of international flavors, histories and personalities. Our differences are perhaps our greatest asset; the one thing that makes us all truly “American.

 

 

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The Best Cheap Eats for Every Meal in Porto, Portugal

In the tiny, riverside town of Porto, Portugal, "petiscos" reign supreme and Port wine is king. With shockingly fresh seafood and traditional dishes like Francesinha the town is a foodie haven, with crisp wines to pair. That said, it can be hard to separate the overpriced, tourist filled restaurants from the authentic mom and pop spots that line the winding cobble stone streets. For a reliable and fresh meal on a traveler’s budget, stop at one of the below – you’ll leave with a full belly and an fuller wallet.

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photo: laura denby


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photo: shutterstock/fizkes

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Here’s What Happens When You Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day, Everyday

I heard drinking water would help me have more energy, stay focused and more. It's worth a shot!

I’m a professional chef, which means I’m on my feet all day every day, and staying hydrated is essential to staying healthy. Lately, I haven’t been taking as good care of my body that I should. It’s left me feeling tired, sluggish and weaker than usual. (Even though I drink my coffee at the right time!) With a hot New York City summer in full swing, I thought it was time to make a change.

 

 

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How These 3 Italian Cocktails Went from Bartender's Secret to Customer Favorite

In today's inventive cocktail culture, it seems what once was old is new again. The "retro" trend spares no genre; and just like food, fashion and TV, classic cocktails are making a splash with American consumers. Once a bartender's secret, drinks like the Negroni, Americano and Aperol Spritz have grown into a consumer favorite. Stiff and bitter; these drinks are a far cry from the fruity Appletini of the late 90s. 

The foodie phenomenon has certainly matured American palates, but vintage will never go out of style. What's more chic than sipping an understated, antique cocktail on a sun drenched rooftop? 

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photo: laura denby