Instant Expert: Meet the Mandoline

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In honor of all things French (hey, Paris Fashion Week has influenced us in every way), we want to introduce you to the mandoline. Sure, it's fancy-sounding, but this kitchen tool isn't tough to use. Well, unless you get it confused with the musical instrument --... read more

Crazy for Coffee? 4 Facts You Need to Know Now

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We take our coffee seriously, so we went to Lavazza's training center in NYC to learn some surprising facts about our favorite brew. Lavazza's training manager Salvatore Foto did not disappoint -- we left his coffee lab enlightened and wired! 1. Never take your espresso to go. A single shot of the... read more

Instant Expert: Cue the Cornichons

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Cornichons sound fancy, but they're just spectacular pint-sized pickles. Read (and stock) up on this itty-bitty snack. How to say it? Even though it's French, it's still not impossible to pronounce: KOR-nee-shons. What are they? They're simply pickled French... read more

15 Minutes with Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen

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After starting a fake cooking show called "Butter Yo Sh*t" for a friend a few years back, Hannah Hart became a vlogging sensation. Today, her YouTube channel has more than 1.3 million subscribers, and she's the author of My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking and Going With Your Gut. Whether... read more

Best Brunch Cocktail! Show Off Your Apple Cider Bellini

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As much as we love a giant mug of hot apple cider, there's something to be said about cider that's actually enjoyed cold. Have five minutes and a bottle of Prosecco? Grab some fresh cider, and mix up this apple Bellini in under three steps! Your brunch guests will thank you... read more

You'll Flip Over This Perfectly Easy Pancake Recipe

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We love breaking the rules, and are always eating breakfast for lunch or dinner. Pancakes are that fantastic-for-anytime-of-day bite. What better way to celebrate National Pancake Day today? Plus, it's the meal that can be perfectly plain or dressed up with berries, whipped cream and sweet maple syrup. This easy pancake recipe will... read more

Cookbook Crave: 4 Crazy-Quick Microwaved Desserts from Mug Cakes

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You've seem 'em all over Pinterest and Instagram -- those why-didn't-I-think-of-that mug cakes that almost look too good to eat (the key word here being almost). With no boxed mix in sight, these crazy-quick treats are easily our newest favorite food trend. Haven't tried one yet? Bake up something... read more

Instant Expert: Peel Garlic Like a Pro

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Love garlic, but hate the whole peeling and prep process? Ditch the jarred stuff and get your fresh garlic recipe-ready with these easy tips: Pull apart the garlic bulb, and lay a single clove on a cutting board. Place the flat side of the blade of a chef's knife against the clove, and press down... read more

Cheers! A Perfectly Sweet Vanilla-Pear Cocktail Recipe

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Who doesn't adore a good fall recipe? And this vanilla-pear cocktail proves that you don't need apple or pumpkin to pull it off. Serve this sweet drink for brunch or with dinner, or even sip on it after work. You can make it in less than five minutes! What You'll Need:... read more

Instant Expert: The What's What on Worcestershire

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You've definitely heard of it -- but do you really know what's behind this tongue-twister of a sauce? First off, what is it? Basically, it's a dark liquid condiment that pairs great with red meat. Since it's made from distilled white vinegar, molasses, sugar and spices, it's perfect for adding a little extra kick of... read more