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Instant Expert: Cue the Cornichons

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

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

Instant Expert: Peel Garlic Like a Pro

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

Cookbook Crave: You'll Flip Out Over These French Fries!

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Fries, chips, pommes frites ... whatever you call 'em, there's no arguing that these crispy potatoes are the perfect side to just about any main dish. (Or just do what I do, and consider a bowlful as a well-rounded meal.) You can now go beyond basic... read more

The Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe You'll Ever Make!

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If your go-to meals include some form of pasta or pizza (admit it, they do -- hey, there's no shame in making some pizza muffins for dinner), then you need this seriously simple homemade tomato sauce in your life. It's fresher than the store-bought stuff, you'll master it in a flash, and you'll... read more

Takeout Fakeout: Homemade Hot Wings Made Easy

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Spicy heat plus chicken make the best team, so what's a football party without hot wings? Gotta have 'em, and with this no-fuss baked recipe, there's no need to order in. What You'll Need: For the Wings 3 lb chicken wings 2 tablespoons corn, canola, grapeseed or vegetable oil (plus more for brushing)... read more

Chill Out with This Beautiful Brunch to Copy This Weekend

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Even though it's September, we'll still convince ourselves that it's the middle of July. After all, only the harshest weather from the fastest winds to the coldest ice storms will ever keep us from doing brunch outdoors. And even then, we'll just take the party inside. Pass the mimosas, because this weekend you're... read more

Instant Expert: Sriracha, Huh?

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You’ve probably seen the signature red and green squeeze bottles of Sriracha just about everywhere. Here are the spicy details you need to know. First off, what is it? Aside from sugar, salt and vinegar, this thick "rooster sauce" gets its heat from sun-ripened chilies and a whole lot of garlic. (You can thank the... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Weekly Grocery Budget

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As a thrifty 20-something living in New York City, I can admit to opting for a frozen pizza or a bag of popcorn for dinner as an easy way to save some cash.  I always cringe as the grocery store cashier rings me up and usually (okay, always) regret buying that unnecessary organic ice cream or... read more