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Some days, you need to get in and out of the kitchen and get on with your day. That means faster prep, a little planning, and some cooking fundamentals. These tips and tricks help you feel great about what you’re making, even when you’re in a time crunch.

8 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

Grilling is just as versatile as any other way you cook, and you can grill just about anything you can cook indoors. Grilled fruit is especially delicious because the natural sugars caramelize, making them extra sweet.  Try changing the burger and hot dog routine and grill nachos or polenta instead. Then make grilled pineapple your […]

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Why Buy Good Vanilla

Good vanilla is a baker’s best friend. Even though only a small amount is used in cakes, cookies, frosting, and ice cream, it’s an ingredient that can elevate your desserts from good to great. But not all vanillas are created equal. If you’re looking for desserts that really shine, replace imitation vanilla (which contains wood […]

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13 Smart Kitchen Tools You Never Knew You Needed

We’re always looking for ways to make our lives a little bit easier every day. Sometimes though, we just deal with a challenge or annoyance out of habit or because we don’t know there’s another way. When it comes to cooking, something that we spend much of our lives thinking about, talking about, and doing, […]

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How to Make a Gingerbread House From Scratch

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Gingerbread Cookie House Never made a cookie house before, or maybe you’ve decided it was too difficult? No worries, we’ve made making cookie houses a piece of cake. No more rolling out the dough to get the walls and roof the same size and thickness. With our silicone cookie molds, […]

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How to Make Soft Pretzels & Pretzel Bites

Mall pretzels are pretty good, but warm, chewy, soft pretzels fresh out of the oven are so much better. Why shell out big bucks at the mall or ballpark with no guarantee of freshness (how long has it been hanging under the heat lamp?), when you can easily make a whole batch at home for […]

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