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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 […]

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Cooking Music: The Key Ingredient in Our Kitchens

Anyone who considers themselves a cook — whether that be a master chef, a harried mom making dinner for a family of six, or a fan of every cooking show on the planet — has more than a few kitchen idiosyncrasies. It may be a favorite knife, a certain cutting […]