Best Buttermilk Pancakes. To feed a larger group, double the recipe and keep pancakes warm in a 250В° oven between batches …

What Cooking 'En Cocotte' Means and Why I'm Obsessed With It

I realize that, if anything, the phrase “en cocotte” conjures up visions of terribly fancy and difficult French cooking, suitable only for trained Michelin starred chefs in their 80s. Don’t worry, I would not do that to you. And, as a matter of fact, what I want to talk to you about is as hands-off, easy, and fuss-free as cooking […]

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The Best Way to Organize Your Spices—and Save Money Doing It

Spice organization is the bane of basically everyone’s existence, right? It certainly was a problem for me until I finally picked a system and committed to it. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on expensive containers, nor did I have the option to put in a custom spice drawer that would allow all of my (presumably matching) […]

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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your First Bulk Shopping Experience

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many changes in our lives, and one of them has been how we eat and shop. Think about it: People who use to shop at multiple stores now embrace one-stop planning; people who used to shop daily are limiting to once a week. Former bread purchasers have gone all-in on homemade baking, and people who are […]

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How to Make Your Best Meatballs Yet

Although they weren’t featured often on my family’s table growing up, meatballs have become a source of comfort and fascination as an adult. Far from simply a topping to put on top of spaghetti, meatballs should be thought of as versatile bundles of protein that can be used to elevate any meal, especially sauce heavy rice and noodle dishes that […]

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Why Now Is the Right Time to Invest in a Chest Freezer

The day I married my husband—a Kentucky-bred man—I not only took on a Southern man, but also his need to own a chest freezer. I was a little surprised at first: After all, we are a childless couple, we neither hunt nor fish, and we live in downtown Chicago, so we are never more than a few blocks from a […]

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