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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.

15 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 their backs! 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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13 Gift Ideas For Moms Who Love to Cook (Or Bake!)

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

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Slow Cooker Hacks and Recipes

There’s nothing like coming home to a hot meal, especially one you can prep in advance and cook when your schedule is full. With our amazing small appliances, you can make a tasty slow-cooked meal that doesn’t require too much of your time. Here are some hacks and recipes to get you started! 1. Easy Prep, […]

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What Is Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide (pronounced ‘sue-veed’) is a French phrase for under vacuum. In sous vide cooking, food is sealed in a bag without air (or with as little air as possible!), immersed in a water bath, and then cooked at a precise, steady temperature.  Water transmits and holds heat well, so sous-vide cooking brings your food up […]

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10 Favorite New Pampered Chef Products of 2021

What were the top stand-out products from Pampered Chef in 2021? Well, thanks to online reviews, social media posts, and virtual chitchat at Pampered Chef parties, we know which products were the best of the best this past year. Many food habits we adopted in 2020 carried over into this year, but cooking fatigue has […]

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Dinner’s Made Easy With Modular Sheet Pans

One-pan meals turn daily dinner struggles into mealtime wins, but what do you do when your main course and side dish require different cooking times? With our Modular Sheet Pans, your meat or fish, and vegetables won’t have to stay in the oven for the same amount of time. Instead, you can cook and season […]

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How to Make Mirepoix

Many people—including professional chefs—call mirepoix the secret sauce of any good meal. Why? Because it adds a little extra oomph to flavoring homemade soups, stews, casseroles, braised meats, and even marinades. Made with a few veggies cooked in butter or oil, mirepoix lends an appetizing aroma to your kitchen and a depth of flavor to […]

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What is Braising?

Braising means searing or browning an ingredient to develop color and flavor, then simmering it in a flavorful liquid, so the food becomes tender. Reasons to Braise Braising is one of our favorite ways to make meat that’s packed with flavor or some incredibly delicious veggies and lentils. Braising might sound like some next-level French […]

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