How To Cut A Watermelon

How to cut a watermelon

When it comes to the hot summer season, there is nothing better than having some slices of cold watermelon, straight out of the refrigerator. Watermelons are naturally hydrating and contain a lot of water, making them perfect for keeping up the energy during hot weather, plus, they are sweet and delicious. Perfect for dessert or …

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How To Dice A Tomato

How to Dice a Tomato

If you’ve ever come across a recipe that wants you to dice a tomato, you may have immediately thought about a messy situation. Seeds and juice oozing from the tomato to leave your kitchen top, and surrounding areas, in a red mess. Although many of us have experienced an explosive tomato when cutting into one, …

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How to Cut a Peach

As the summer approaches, many of us enjoy snacking on ripe, juicy peaches. Though they are delicious raw, they can also be added to baked recipes and savory dishes. If you do intend to use them for cooking purposes, first you will need to peel and slice them. There are many health benefits associated with …

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How To Melt Chocolate Chips

How to melt chocolate chips

Typically chocolate chips are used in baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies and muffins. In these baked goods, the chips remain solid and do not need to be melted.  However, this is not the sole purpose of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips, thanks to their small size, are very useful for melting down when you …

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How To Cut a Pineapple Without the Waste

how to cut a pineapple

Pineapple was a rare fruit in my house growing up. I only recently learned that most members of my family can’t stand the tartness of it. Even today the only time they have this delectable fruit around is when we’re having a barbecue. That’s when we break out the pineapple upside-down cake. Or, put pineapple …

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How To Cook Lentils In a Crock Pot, Instant Pot, or on the Stove

  I’ve been adding lentils to many of my meals lately. They’re packed with nutrients. They’re filling. And, they’re incredibly delicious when made right and paired with the right foods and spices. Because I’ve put them in so many dishes lately, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to determine how to cook lentils perfectly. …

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How to Thicken Soup Without Grainy Cornstarch

There are many reasons to thicken a soup. A thick soup is creamier, more filling, and the texture is more enjoyable. While eating a thin soup, you often end up slurping it up like water. A thick soup feels more like a meal. It sits in your stomach with a satisfactory heaviness that all soups should aim for. While there are a lot of reasons to thicken soup, there are even more ways to do it. How to thicken soup is the challenge.

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How To Dispose Of Cooking Oil

One of the most popular ways of disposing of used cooking oil is to dump it down the drain. Every time I see this I cringe. All that oil will sit around in the pipes, the septic tank, and the sewer, for ages. It’s a real problem. Once in the sewer, the oil mixes with alkaline salts in the water.

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Cooking Bacon in the Oven

Want to know a secret? Restaurants cook bacon in the oven. It’s certainly the most efficient way of cooking lots of bacon, but that’s not the only reason they do it.

Even though I’m not cooking for dozens of people each morning, it often feels like I am. And oven bacon is the choice in my household. We’ll get into why oven bacon is better than stovetop or microwave bacon, and how to cook bacon in the oven, below.

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15 Simple Kitchen Hacks to Make You a Pro at Cooking

kitchen hacks

Working in the kitchen used to be an all-day affair. Grinding grain for one loaf of bread took hours. Churning butter even longer. But since the beginning, we have been creating tools and inheriting kitchen hacks that speed up the process. But even as we reached the industrial revolution, when canning processes made meals faster …

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