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Signs It’s Time to Replace Items in Your Kitchen

Are you reaching for warped cookware, dull knives, stained spatulas, cracked cutting boards, or smelly wooden spoons daily? Chances are, it’s time to replace those well-loved tools. Here are some signs to let you know when it’s time to part ways. When Should I Replace Cookware? Just because a pot or pan looks gross doesn’t […]

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How to Sear Meat

If you’re deciding how to cook a steak, chicken, fish, scallops, or other proteins, consider searing before you cook. This simple technique gives your recipes rich, delicious savory flavor and a restaurant-quality look. It’s a simple step that transforms everyday recipes into something sublime. What Is Searing? Searing is the salt and pepper of cooking […]

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How to Make Perfect Pies Every Time [Video]

Apple pie is classic, iconic, and full of challenges. Soggy crusts, runny pie filling, and overbaking are just a few of the problems that keep people from even attempting to bake their own apple pies. With a little prep and attention to the details a perfect homemade apple pie (or mini pies) is possible. These […]

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Knife Skills 101 [Tutorial]

A chef’s knife is one of the most important tools in your kitchen—whether you’re a novice or a Michelin-star chef—so it’s important to know how to use it. No matter your skill level, good knife cutting techniques will help you prep quickly and efficiently, and keep you safe while you’re doing it. This basic knife skills tutorial […]

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10 Ways to Use the Mix ‘N Chop

At first glance, the Pampered Chef Mix ‘N Chop is an odd-looking tool. What can a pinwheel on a stick do? Anyone who’s tried to crumble ground beef in a pan with a fork or spatula will tell you that this novel product is a game changer. Its one-of-a-kind design with five beveled nylon blades […]

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6 Tips for Grilling in Sunshine & Rain

Think beautifully grilled meals are a luxury reserved for suburban decks on sunny days? Think again. Even if you have the world’s tiniest apartment patio, live in the rainiest city, or the thought of firing up a grill freaks you out…there’s hope. It’s possible to make excellent grilled meals all year (and in any space) […]

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