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Take Your KitchenAid Mixer to the Next Level

February 23, 2015 1

The right kitchen tool can make you a better baker. A KitchenAid mixer, for example, can help you turn out the tastiest cookies and award-winning cakes. The secret? “Cream the butter and sugar for about five minutes until the mixture is light and airy, then alternate mixing the wet and dry ingredients together,” says Logan…

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Eight Uses For Your Toaster Oven

February 20, 2015 1

 Think toaster ovens are only good for toast? Think again. From simplifying meal prep to creating fun indulgences, a toaster oven can add to your kitchen in more ways than one. Use it as a second oven when cooking a big dinner, or use it on its own to reduce your energy bill. It may…

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8 Things to Do With a Food Processor

February 04, 2015

A food processor isn’t exactly a small purchase — a good one can cost you $100 or more, depending on the size and the bells and whistles you want. But I personally am so glad I have one. (Well, actually I have two — a little one for everyday jobs, and a bigger, heavier duty…

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How to Work in a Small Kitchen

October 25, 2014

Hosting a holiday meal can be a hair-raising ordeal, especially if your kitchen is more galley than gallery. But don’t let the size of your kitchen limit your hosting ambitions. With a little extra planning, even the tiniest of kitchens can give way to a grand holiday feast. So before you turn down that invitation…

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Cleaning Your Cookware

October 19, 2014

I am not one of those people who have a full collection of “one-brand” cookware. Instead, I accumulate as I go. I need different things for different purposes. Sometimes non-stick is a necessity for eggs, other times I need a simple stainless steel pot for boiling potatoes. But cookware is a fickle breed and I…

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