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20 façons simples d'économiser sur votre prochaine facture d'épicerie (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 3:08 PM

Faire son épicerie, ça coûte cher. Il est tellement facile d’y entrer pour quelques produits et d’y ressortir avec un portefeuille vide. Puisque nous devons tous nous nourrir, pas le choix, il vaut mieux privilégier les repas faits maison, qui coûtent moins cher et sont plus nourrissants.

Mais il arrive...

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How To Care For Kitchen Knives: 6 Common Mistakes

(11) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 8:46 AM

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A nice kitchen knife will cost you a hefty sum, but it'll reward you with the easiest chopping experience of your cooking life. Not only does it make dicing onions a whole lot more fun, but...

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The 50 Best Grilling Recipes For Summer Cooking

(34) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 7:47 AM

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The warm weather is made for grilling. Because it's too hot to cook indoors, it's best to cook every possible meal off the grill. That doesn't mean you have to eat hamburgers and hot...

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How To Pack The Perfect Picnic

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 7:39 AM

The best way to take advantage of the beautiful, warm days ahead is with a delicious picnic eaten in a lovely al fresco setting. There's something about eating outdoors, and on a blanket, that makes food taste slightly more delicious.

Whether you'll be making your way to the beach,...

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How To Grill Fish Like A Boss, In 5 Easy Steps

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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Grilling is the most basic of cooking methods -- open fire, al fresco -- but that doesn't mean it's the simplest. Some meals cook up easily on the grill, such as sausages and chicken, but others require a little more...

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You Can Make Kabobs In The Microwave With The Lékué Kabob Maker

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Kabobs and grills go hand in hand. Not many people make kabobs to roast in the oven, because there's little reason to skewer food when there's no fear of it being lost in between the grates of a grill. Nonetheless, someone has invented a way to kabob in the microwave,...

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All The Treats Scored From The Ice Cream Truck, Ranked From Worst To Absolute Best

(104) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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We live in a gourmet ice cream world, one with lemon curd swirls and balsamic surprises. Admittedly, access to so many amazing ice cream flavors has made us pickier when it comes to our favorite summer dessert. But no matter...

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Eres un adicto a la pizza y estas 19 señales lo demuestran

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 7:52 AM

La pizza es uno de los grandes placeres para muchas personas: sírvela para cenar y la gente sonreirá. Pero no todo el mundo nota esa hormigueante sensación de felicidad que los obsesos por la pizza sienten por la santa trinidad de queso, salsa de tomate y masa crujiente.

Algunos piensan...

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Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 7:00 AM

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an inferior cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts...

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A Definitive Ranking Of The Best (And Worst) Bagel Flavors

(268) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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When it comes to bagels, there are a few truths everyone has to accept. First, it's really hard to get a decent bagel outside of New York or Montreal -- despite the fact that it is...

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20 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

(1005) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 12:26 PM

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Grocery stores are expensive. It's all too easy to go in for a couple of items, only to leave with an empty wallet. Since we all have to eat, there's really no way around this -- despite...

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How To Cook Great Burgers, And The Mistakes You Should Avoid

(228) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM

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Whether you're a year-long griller or only get a few months of the year to cook al fresco, grilling reaches an all-time high during the peak of summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there's no meal not...

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How To Make A Gallon Of Iced Coffee In Just 15 Minutes

(109) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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There are a few different ways to get your hands on a glass of iced coffee, the official caffeinated beverage of summer. You can go out and buy one, but everyone knows it's priced way too high. Another option...

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How To Make Fancy Ice And Instantly Up Your Drinks Game

(12) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 7:00 AM

The worst thing that could ever happen at a gathering during the hot days of summer is to run out of ice. And the best thing that could happen is to sip your beverage with the fanciest ice your cocktail, lemonade or even water has ever...

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19 señales de que podrías ser adicto a la pizza

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:41 PM

La pizza es uno de los alimentos que a todos gusta — la sirves para la cena y la gente se alegra. Pero no todo el mundo siente la emoción que experimentan quienes están realmente obsesionados con la santa trinidad de queso, tomate y masa.

Algunos de nosotros sabemos que...

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13 Toast Recipes Good Enough To Call Dinner

(76) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Warm weather is here, and with that the need to keep the kitchen cool. Sometimes, the fact that we can't turn on our ovens feels absolutely liberating -- there are so many salads to finally be enjoyed -- but other times it makes it hard to figure out...

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Here's How Long Wine Really Lasts Once It's Been Opened

(445) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Every once in a while, an opened bottle of wine goes unfinished. (It's rare, but it happens.) This is good news, because it means that wine will be there for you on another evening. But how long will it last uncorked before it turns to vinegar? That, friends, all depends...

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19 Signs You Might Be Addicted To Pizza

(1320) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Pizza is one of the great crowd-pleasers -- serve it for dinner and people are happy. But not everyone feels all the tingly-good feelings that the pizza-obsessed truly feel for this holy trinity of cheese, tomato sauce and crust.

Some of us know that pizza makes the best breakfast,...

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12 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

(15) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 7:00 AM

In today's food-centric world, one of the hardest things to be is a picky eater. Vegans are well accepted. Those abstaining from gluten have a whole grocery aisle with options devoted just to them. But people who aren't up to trying kimchi or who want nothing to do...

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These Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes Will Up Your Baking Game

(102) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Biscuits are great any time of day, any day of year, in any flavor possible. But buttermilk biscuits? Those truly make this life great. One bite of a rich buttermilk biscuit and you'll see the sun shine and hear the birds sing, even on the gloomiest of days....

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