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15 Chic Bridal Shower Recipe Ideas

When it’s your daughter, your sister, or your best friend getting married, you know the bridal shower menu has to pack a stylish but also delicious punch. We’ve gathered a group of the best simple recipes—including a cocktail!—that are made for memorable celebrations. 1. Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Pork is meant to be paired with fruit, […]

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10 Favorite Cookout Side Dishes

You can do better than a bag of potato chips this summer. We’ve got fresh, seasonal salads; quick pickles; pasta dishes and the best dips. Here are 10 summertime sides ready for your picnic table or patio. 1. Fresh Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad A quick take on the classic Greek salad, this version highlights […]

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7 Tips for Making Marinade Magic

Marinades are a meat lover’s best friend. There are few ways to intensify the flavor of your dishes quite like letting the main ingredients rest in a delicious marinade. Not only does it add an extra element of seasoning and spice, it also tenderizes your meat and helps it come out juicy and perfect. Here […]

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15 College Dorm Kitchen Essentials

Whether your student is just starting out in a dorm room with just a mini-fridge and a microwave, or has moved into an apartment and needs to build a kitchen from scratch, we’ve got your back. Here’s a list of essential tools for young cooks, perfect for the nights when pizza delivery simply won’t cut […]

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8 Salads Made for Summer

Salads are much more than just a bowl of lettuce. This summer, spice up a lunch or dinner salad with mixed textures, fresh herbs, and creative touches, like grilled fruit. Make a light but filling salad for an easy office lunch or a quick dinner when the family’s busy schedule brings everyone home late. 1. […]

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How to Make a Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel is the classic white sauce. It’s made by creating a roux with equal parts butter and flour, then adding milk. The sauce is finished with simple seasonings: salt, black or white pepper, and, in some cases, nutmeg. Bechamel is one of the French “mother sauces” because not only is it a component of many […]

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How to Temper

Tempering, in its simplest form, means to bring two liquids you plan to blend together to a similar temperature before combining them completely. Tempering is what keeps eggs from cooking when they’re added to a hot sauce and gives chocolate candy a perfect polish. Learning to recognize when to temper in the kitchen will help […]

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One Unique Way to Cover Wedding Costs

Pampered Chef Director Kelli Melo had already been loving the extra income from her business for about a year when she started planning her wedding and the budget. Her side business selling kitchen tools gave her the perfect way to make her dream wedding a reality. Because consultants like Kelli can plan cooking parties or […]

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5 Party-Perfect Dessert Recipes for Spring

Spring celebrations are often about expected bundles of joy, brides-to-be, and our beloved mothers. What better way to celebrate than with something sweet? Party planning should always include a simple but stunning dessert recipe, whether it’s fruit-forward or a chocolate concoction. Extra points if it pairs well with Champagne. 1. Easy Strawberry Shortcake This strawberry […]

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