FOOD & DRINK
06/17/2014 07:00 am ET

The Definitive Guide To Reheating Food

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There's nothing better than opening your fridge and remembering that you have spaghetti left over from the night before. It's like winning the jackpot, but better because you get to eat it immediately and there's no greater score, if you ask us.

Leftovers can make a quick lunch or give you an excuse to skip cooking dinner. All in all, they're great. That is, until you have to reheat them. So often does an awesome dinner reheat into a sad, sad lunch. And it's all because people haven't done their homework when it comes to heating up leftovers.

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but you can't just throw your Tupperware of spaghetti in the microwave and expect it to taste great. Reheating, like cooking, is an art. Some foods reheat quickly and nicely in the microwave, while others require the stove top and a little added oil. And then there are some foods that should absolutely, under no circumstance be reheated EVER. We've outlined it all for you below (mostly because we can't stand the thought of one more person microwaving their leftover pizza).

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How To Reheat Leftovers

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