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

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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How to Carve a Pumpkin With a Cookie Cutter

Here’s the thing about me: I love a good time-saving hack. From jarred garlic to Bisquick beer bread, I’ve never met a corner I couldn’t cut.  That’s why I’m absolutely thrilled to report that carving an impressive pumpkin with a cookie cutter is not only possible, but also shockingly easy.  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated I used a cat-shaped cookie […]

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What Is Bread Pudding—And What Kind of Bread Should You Use?

If you’ve never tasted bread pudding, you’re missing out on a truly decadent dessert. Here’s everything you need to know:  What Is Bread Pudding?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Bread pudding is a dessert made of stale bread and custard. While wet bread (stale bread, no less) may not sound appetizing to those who’ve never tried it, the indulgent treat […]

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Can You Eat Pumpkin Seed Shells?

As pumpkin carving season approaches, you may find yourself wondering: “Can you eat pumpkin seed shells?” Here’s what you need to know:  What Are Pumpkin Seeds? Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are the small, greenish seeds found in a slightly larger white shell. You access them by carving the pumpkin, then pulling them out with the stringy […]

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Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Level:Intermediate Total: 1 hr 35 min Active: 50 min Yield:8 servings, 2 cups sauce Ingredients Apricot BBQ Sauce: Canola oil 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (1 small onion)  1 tablespoon minced Fresno chile, seeds removed (1 chile) 1 tablespoon minced garlic (4 cloves)  One 13-ounce jar apricot jam  1/2 cup fresh orange juice (1 large orange)  1/4 cup apple […]

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Is An Avocado a Berry?

If you’ve ever wondered whether an avocado is a fruit or a vegetable, you’ve come to the right place. To answer your question: Yes, avocados are fruits. More specifically, though, they’re berries. Here’s why avocados are considered berries—and why strawberries aren’t:    What’s An Avocado?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated An avocado is a fruit (yes, a fruit!) that likely originated […]

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