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How to Use a Salt Block to Cook and Chill this Summer

No recipe is complete without a little salt, and for good reason. Sodium from salt is essential to many of our bodies’ complex processes, including regulating the body’s internal balance of water and sodium. It is also instrumental in bringing out and showcasing flavor in food. It’ll be no surprise, […]

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10 Easy Freezer Meals

If you’ve never heard of freezer meals, we’re here to make meal planning that much easier. These easy and affordable freezer meals will save you time, money (less “I’m too tired to cook” takeout), and will fill your family up with delicious food. It’s a win all around. What are […]

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8 Father’s Day Recipes for the Barbecue

Father’s Day calls for big, bold meals with a side of outdoor sunshine. That’s why the grill is the perfect tool for a Father’s Day meal. Weather permitting, you’ll get to soak up some vitamin D while helping Dad barbecue his favorites. Overwhelmed by the potential time commitment needed for […]

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Learning to Cook With Kids

I have to tell you: I’ve never been big on sharing the kitchen with my kids. I’m a writer with a couple of cookbooks and many recipes to my name, someone who cooks dinner most nights and who is happiest puttering in a (clean, quiet) kitchen, not gritting my teeth […]

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Fresh Leftovers

In these weeks where we’re all staying home, preparing the day’s meals can start to feel a little like Groundhog Day—wasn’t I just standing in this exact same spot yesterday, making this exact same grilled cheese sandwich? And possibly the day before that? Even for the most devoted home cooks, […]

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How to Get Organized Before Going Grocery Shopping

This is a guest post by Jennifer Hanway, a board-certified holistic nutritionist, certified personal trainer, and a health and wellness writer and speaker. You can check out her site for more. Every time I visit Amy, my mother-in-law, at her home in upstate New York, I marvel at her organizational […]

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Roast Away Your Sunday Blues

For a lot of people, Sunday isn’t the most joyous of days. It’s supposed to be a day to relax and enjoy the freedom of the weekend, but more often than not, anticipation and dread for the upcoming workweek creep in. This headspace has many names. The Sunday Blues. The […]

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6 Easy Steps to Bring the Restaurant Experience Home

Eating at a restaurant is, quite simply, about people being together. Nothing is more satisfying or exhilarating—for guests and employees alike—than that perfect moment when the dining hour reaches its peak, when the room is packed, the lights dim, and the entire environment comes alive with the music, joy, and […]

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7 Fall-Apart Tender Ways to Enjoy Pork Butt

Pork butt is an unbelievably versatile cut of meat: It works as a roast, for pulled pork, and responds well to virtually any flavor profile. It’s a barbecue classic, but it has many other uses, thanks to its rich marbling and plenty of connective tissue for added flavor. You can, […]

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These 5 Spices Make a DIY Dry Rub for Any Meat

It’s almost impossible these days to walk through a grocery store or farmer’s market without seeing a new artisanal spice mix or homemade barbecue sauce. But why spend money on expensive spice mixes when you can quickly put together a delicious and flexible spice rub at home using items you […]