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13 Favorite Pampered Chef Products of 2018

During the past year, you told us about your favorite products through online reviews, social media, and at thousands of Pampered Chef parties. This list shows you love to cook hearty meals, indulge in sweet treats, and keep your kitchen stocked with the classics. Here, in no particular order, are the top 13 products you […]

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Pressure Cooking

Pressure cooking is a popular cooking method in many households. There are many benefits to pressure cooking. Pressure cookers prepare food up to 70 percent faster than the oven or stove top. Because of the high heat and short cooking time, pressure-cooked food retains more vitamins and nutrients compared to other cooking methods. Plus, the flavors of […]

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How to Use a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooking has gained a lot of popularity lately, and for some it’s an intimidating cooking method. The truth is it’s actually a very easy, simple, and convenient way of cooking once you try it a few times. Pressure cooking just means you’re cooking with pressure. When you increase the pressure in the pot, you […]

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How to Build Layers of Flavor in Risotto

Whether you’re cooking with simple ingredients or making an extravagant dish, taking the time to build flavors is an important step in the cooking process. Sometimes you might not have the time to give your food a lot of love and attention and just need a quick and easy meal to make on a weeknight. […]

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Holiday Kitchen Essentials

When did the holiday season turn into a marathon of physical and emotional endurance? From decorating the perfect house, to beautifully wrapped, Instagram-ready gifts for everyone, to massive amounts of cooking in less time so much anxiety builds up in a few exhausting months. (more…)

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11 Gift Ideas For Moms Who Love to Cook (Or Bake!)

Does your mom love pinning amazing casseroles on Pinterest? Does she experiment with new ways to sneak zucchini or avocados into brownies? If there is nothing she enjoys more than making her famous blueberry muffins on Saturday mornings, then this is the gift guide just for her. 1. Stoneware Baking Dish Give mom an elegant, […]

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5 Reasons to Try Pressure Cooking

You might have memories of old school stovetop pressure cookers and all the mess and hassle they caused, or you might not have memories of them at all. But recently, electric pressure cookers are everywhere—online and even in your grocery stores—and it seems like everyone is talking about them. But what’s all the hype about? Pressure cooking […]

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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 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

Your grill is as versatile as any other cooking surface. That means you can cook just about anything on a grill that you can cook indoors. Try changing up the burger and hot dog routine and grill nachos or polenta! Here’s a list of eight grilling recipes that will change the way you think about backyard grilling […]

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7 Tips for Making Marinade Magic

Marinades are a quick and easy way to add a boost of flavor to your grilled foods. The bright, acidic flavors of a marinade balance the charred and smoky flavors from the grill. Using a grill mat when you marinade will keep the delicious flavor on the meat instead of falling through the grill grates. […]

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