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Cast Iron: The Pan, the Myth, the Legend

Cast iron is the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen. This powerhouse of a pan is excellent for searing, crisping, and baking everything from entrees to desserts. But that’s just the beginning of why so many chefs and home cooks love cast iron cookware.   Why is cast iron so epic? With its rustic look and pleasant heft, cast iron can easily be the centerpiece of your kitchen aesthetic. Plus, cast iron only gets better with age. If you’re lucky…

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DIY Celery Stamp Crafts

Celery Stamp Craft for kids

Celery stalks harbor a beautiful secret. Cut the root end from the stems to reveal a stunning rose pattern. With a little help from paint, paper, and creativity, celery can be quickly transformed into a fun stamp craft for kids of all ages to enjoy.   SUPPLIES Celery stalk bunch (at least one per child) Paint jars & paint Paintbrushes Pack of large white t-shirts and/or aprons White paper (a long piece of paper from a roll is best) Plastic…

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How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board

Cutting boards. We all have them, yet not many of us know how to properly clean and care for them. While plastic cutting boards can easily be run through the dishwasher at high temperatures to kill all of the bacteria and odors, their wooden counterparts cannot. This poses a tricky dilemma for those not well-versed in kitchenware care. With our tips and tricks, you can make sure your wooden cutting boards are getting the treatment they deserve to keep them…

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Chef Secrets: How to Remove Spice From Your Fingers

We’ve all been there. You rub your eyes, forgetting you just sliced jalapeños or added a pinch of chili powder to something. Ouch. Our chefs say it’s nbd: Instead of getting rid of the ingredient altogether, rub your hands with cooking oil (any will do) after handling peppers or chili powder. Then wash them with dish soap and water. This breaks down and neutralizes the oils that irritate the skin. Voilà! No more crying while cooking! ·   ·  …

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Which Cooking Oil To Keep In Your Pantry

Ask enough people what makes a great meal, and you’ll notice two requirements everyone agrees on: fresh, quality ingredients and know-how. But there are a lot of little things that can help a meal go from meh to memorable. Which fats we cook with might be an overlooked part of our meal preparation, yet it’s one of those small things that can affect our food experience. For example, some cooking oils have distinct flavors that go well with certain ingredients,…

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