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Julie R. Thomson

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Dessert Recipes To Make With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Let's be honest, when it comes to Halloween we're only in it for the candy. Sure, the costumes are fun, the parties are good and trick or treating is amazing, but at the end of the day, it's all about the Halloween loot. Snickers,...

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What Is Sorghum? And Why Is The South So Obsessed With It?

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:32 AM

Unless you were raised in the South, sorghum isn't an ingredient you've encountered often -- if at all. A couple of generations ago, sorghum was a staple sweetener in the South. It was cheap, plentiful and often went by the name of sorghum molasses. The thick golden syrup was used...

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This Chicken And Waffles Cake Is A Creation Like No Other

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:32 AM

Chicken and waffles have taken the country by storm. Once a Southern classic, you can now find this dish in every borough of New York City and its influence reaches all the way to the West Coast. The country LOVES chicken and waffles. And the best way to celebrate that...

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Meat Has Seasons, Just Like Produce. And Here's How Factory Farming Has Messed With That.

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:31 AM

By now most of us are in tune with the idea of eating seasonal produce. Tomatoes are best late in the summer, apples are tastiest in the fall. Even if you don't practice it, most people have at least heard of the principle. But what about meat? A trip to...

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The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer And Tonic Water

(11) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 9:05 AM

You'd think that when dealing with something as simple and straightforward as water, there couldn't be any confusion. Water is water, right? Confusingly enough, this isn't so. Living in a time when information is accessible through small portable devices that we keep in our pockets, it's only natural that things...

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How To Cook Grits Like A Southerner

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:00 AM

There are many traditional foods from the South that have been adopted all over the country. You can get biscuits at any hour of the day in NYC. Soul food can be found as far west as Portland. But grits, that dish of cornmeal, hasn't taken off with the same...

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Yes, You Can Turn Kale Into Brownies

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Since kale has come onto the dinning scene it has made a stand like no other leafy green before it. It basically replaced lettuce in the salad bowl. It has cozied up next to our favorite potato chips in the grocery aisle. Kale is making its...

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냄비 파스타, 어쩌면 세상에서 가장 쉬운 요리법

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 11:59 AM

파스타를 만드는 방법은 면을 삶는 과정, 주재료를 볶아서 맛을 내는 과정, 소스를 만들어 면과 잘 섞는 과정으로 나뉜다. 그런데 이 모든 과정을 다 생략한 아주 쉬운 방법이 있다.

바로, 모든 재료를 한꺼번에 냄비에 넣고 끓이는 법이다. 어쩌면 세상에서 가장 쉬운 파스타 레시피가 아닐까?

우선 당신의...

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This Is Why Pound Cake Is Called Pound Cake

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Pound cakes are one of the easiest things to bake. It's one of those cakes you can just whip together and impress people with. You don't even need a recipe to make one because the recipe lies within the name.

Pound cake gets its name from the...

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The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

(16) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 7:43 AM

Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's...

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The Portable Pour Over Coffee Kit Has Hipster Written All Over It

(4) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Alerting all coffee-loving hipsters, it is now possible to drink delicious, freshly roasted, hand-brewed coffee no matter where you are. On the road? No problem. Traveling to Antarctica? Sure. Visiting your grandparents? Yep, at their house too. And, you can do it in style. The hipster-loved San Francisco-based coffee roaster...

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Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come...

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The Ultimate Scientifically-Tested Guide To Baking The Perfect Brownies

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

It's not often we meet a brownie we don't want to eat. They are made up of chocolate and sugar, after all. But there are the occasional batches that we just don't care for. Sometimes, we bake a pan of brownies and they're just not all that great. They don't...

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This Is What Life Would Look Like If Guacamole Didn't Cost Extra

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We recently got a press pitch from Qdoba informing us that guacamole was no longer going to cost extra at the fast food Mexican chain. (Pretty great, we know.) While we normally ignore e-mails like this one, this particular pitch got the wheels in our heads turning. Free guacamole. That's...

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This Is Possibly The Easiest Pasta Recipe In The World

(4) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Pasta is generally considered one of the easier meals to cook. Boil water, cook pasta, make a sauce and voila: dinner. Stress free and satisfying.

What if we told you we had an even easier pasta recipe than your easiest of recipes? Because we do. We have found what is...

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You'll Never Believe How Much Work Goes Into Making A Kitchen Knife

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 7:40 AM

If you've ever wondered why kitchen knives cost so much, this video is your answer. Ben Edmonds of Blok Knives walks us through the process that goes into creating one of his kitchen knives -- which, by the way, run for roughly $380 -- and it is downright enlightening (and...

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An American's Guide For Buying British Produce

(6) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 7:40 AM

English is the most influential language spoken in the world. It is largely spoken across the seven continents and yet holding a conversation with an English speaker from another country can be harder than trying to communicate with someone who speaks an entirely other language. We're not afraid to admit...

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These Crazy Creations Take Mac And Cheese To The Next Level

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

It's pretty much universally agreed upon that mac and cheese is glorious. Whether it's made from scratch with a béchamel sauce, loaded with bacon or straight from the box, it warms our soul on the hardest of days.

The only thing better than a big bowl of...

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There's A Right And Wrong Way To Grind Coffee

(14) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 7:37 AM

If you're the kind of person who grinds their coffee beans fresh every day, we know you truly care about how your morning cup tastes. We also know that brewing your own coffee is not as easy as grabbing a cup on your way to work. To commend you for...

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A Somewhat Surprising Ranking Of Celebrity Chefs, By Height

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Most chefs are judged according to how well they can cook, but that's not what we're here to talk about today. Sure, they're often valued for their onscreen charisma, the craziest things they eat -- we're looking at you Anthony Bourdain -- or even by how well they...

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