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What’s Your Slow-Cooker Personality?

August 31, 2015

Arguably the single most life-changing kitchen appliance purchase is the slow cooker, and there are a surprisingly large number of models on the market. Why? Because choosing one isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision. So look to your personality to find the right slow cooker for you. Which description fits you best? Potluck Partier Are you a BYOD (bring your…

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5 Surprising Things You Can Do With a Blender

August 30, 2015

A blender is a go-to gadget for signature good-for-you smoothies as well as decadent frappes, milkshakes, and bar drinks. But why limit it to beverages? Its job description is far more extensive. “A blender can do more than you might think, even more than a food processor because it can hold liquid,” says Rebecca Ffrench,…

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Kitchen Tools That Make Summer Cooking Cool

July 10, 2015

It may be prime grilling season, but it’s still a great time to be in the kitchen, where you can whip up some fabulous dishes. “Summer is one of the best times to cook because there’s so much fresh produce available,” says Faith Durand, co-author of The Kitchen Cookbook and executive editor of “From a…

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How to Clean Your Microwave

July 02, 2015

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have a microwave. Clearly, we Americans appreciate its fast-cooking convenience. Yet, who among us hasn’t had a few microwave food explosions that left a disgusting splatter of food particles or boiled-over liquid to clean up? While cleaning…

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