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How to Make a Box Cake Mix Better [Video]

Watch how high-quality cinnamon, vanilla, butter, and a little apple juice turn a yellow box cake mix into a beautiful, tiered apple spice cake. In this episode of “In the Kitchen With Pampered Chef,” Test Kitchen expert Stephanie Michel shares how she improves a boxed cake mix. From swapping ingredients and choosing high-quality ingredients to […]

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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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How to Use Enrichables

Eating better, more nutritious foods is a challenge for most of us. Even the most health-minded meal planners have a hard time getting the essential vegetables, fiber, and protein they need into their diets. On top of busy schedules, and picky eaters in the family, making a well-balanced homemade meal can feel nearly impossible. Enrichables™ […]

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7 Ways to Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start prepping for your feast. A checklist, advance planning, and the right tools will let you greet the holiday season feeling prepared and confident. Use these seven simple steps to help you get ready for your Thanksgiving dinner. 1. Invite Your Guests Get a […]

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5 Creative Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

After Thanksgiving, go-to leftovers are cold turkey sandwiches and turkey casserole. You don’t have to settle for these when you can shred, dice, and chop turkey into simple, healthy weeknight meals. If you’re looking for ideas on how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into savory yet simple weeknight dishes, we’ve got five great recipes to try. […]

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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

Gingerbread season starts early with this adorably, scary Halloween party centerpiece that you can easily make from scratch. There’s no better time than Halloween to make a gingerbread cookie house, especially if you’ve never made one before. A “haunted” house is the most forgiving. Is it leaning a bit to one side? Does the roof […]

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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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How to Make Sweet and Savory Boats

The Boat Press Set lets you easily turn brownies, cupcakes, and mini loaves into cups and boats by perfectly pressing them when they’re still warm from the oven. Once they’re pressed, fill them with the sweet treat of your choice! Prefer savory dishes? Try cornbread cups or boats filled with chili. The possibilities are only […]

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