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How to Cook Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs

Cooking frozen chicken thighs in an Instant Pot is a convenient and easy way to prepare a tasty meal. Once cooked, you can use the juicy chicken thighs as a staple protein in so many great recipes for different meals. The Instant Pot are electric pressure cookers that have become […]

Quick & Easy Instant Pot Frozen Ground Beef

If you’re looking for a new quick and easy cooking method, it’s time to try Instant Pot frozen ground beef. The Instant Pot is a kitchen appliance that has revolutionized the way we cook, making it possible to whip up a delicious meal in minutes. And while the pressure cooking […]

13 Healthy Kids Breakfast Ideas

Coming up with kids’ breakfast ideas for the  “most important meal of the day” can seem like a lot of pressure. Breakfast provides the energy and nutrients our bodies need to start the day off right. But it’s also the meal that can seem the most rushed and hectic, especially […]


30 School Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters

Coming up with school lunch ideas for picky eaters can be a big challenge. Especially if you’re trying to incorporate healthy options into your child’s lunch box. The good news is there are lots of fun and healthy school lunch ideas that even extremely picky kids and fussy eaters will […]

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A Quick Guide to Cooking Oils

Fat is a hot topic these days. Over the past few years, the long-maligned macronutrient is getting its nutritional due. We’ve always loved fat because it helps enhance and carry flavor, but it’s also a critical component of a healthy diet. Fat is a source of slow-burning energy and helps […]

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success in the Kitchen

Cooking a single recipe can be simple, but overall success in the kitchen is much more complex. Like many creative endeavors, cultivating a solid base of culinary understanding can go a long way. From having the right kitchen tools and understanding terminology to knowing how to read between the lines […]

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5 Common Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Eating delicious food is one of life’s simple pleasures. Making that delicious food, however, can come with some challenges. For many home chefs, common mistakes in the kitchen can lead to unfortunate consequences, like overly dry meat, lumps in sauces and gravies, and meal-ruining flavors like too much saltiness. Fortunately, […]

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The ButcherBox Guide to Chili Peppers

Where would we be without capsicum? Fiery or warm, tingly or smoky, often fruity and a little bit sweet —the chili pepper genus is the botanical and culinary equivalent to a rock supergroup. Native to the Americas but found all over the world, cuisines globally would be nowhere near as […]

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The Most Common Cuts of Beef and How to Cook Them

When it comes to cooking proteins, it is about more than following a recipe. Knowing which cooking method to choose can make the difference between an average steak and one that is tender and delicious. With beef, that starts with knowing where the cuts come from. This knowledge will inform […]

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The Best Methods for How to Freeze Bacon

Good bacon makes everything better—which is why you should never waste it. Thankfully, the freezer extends the shelf life of quality bacon by several months. You probably know that you can freeze it by the pack, but what if you don’t want to use a whole pack in one sitting? […]


10 Meaty Back to School Meals Your Kids Will Love

It’s back-to-school season, which means it’s time to get back into the habit of packing lunches for your kids. And while the turkey sandwich or PB&J has its place, sometimes you want to know your kids are filling up on a variety of healthy, nutritious dishes. And, most of all, […]


Never Had Steak Tips? Here’s What You Should Do with Them

If you’ve never experienced the pure joy of the cut of beef known as steak tips, this is the time to start. The uber-tender hunks of steak are convenient, flavor-packed, and work well in a variety of preparations. You’ll never grow bored with the options. Try them skewered and grilled, […]