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A Helpful Guide to the Bloody Mary and Its Many Spin-Offs

There aren’t many cocktails as beloved as the bloody mary (which even has its own holiday, with Jan. 1 being designated National Bloody Mary Day). Whether it’s your Aunt Sheryl’s

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Five Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat in the New Year

Yes, we know: Hamburgers taste sooooo good. Unfortunately, according to recent reports—including one prominently published in the journal Science—it seems that going meatless might be not only the best thing

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How to Survive the Whole30 Challenge and Live to Tell the Tale

You’ve most likely heard the term “Whole30” or know someone who’s risen to the challenge. Created by a pair of nutritionists in 2009, it’s a month-long program that involves eliminating

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A Helpful Guide to 10 Common Steak Cuts & How to Cook Them

How to cook steak depends on what cut you’re dealing with, and when it comes to picking a choice piece of steak, you’ve got options—and questions to answer. Which is

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7 Instant Pot Meal Prep Tips to Streamline Your Week

Meal prep is a year-round game. No matter what else you may be attending to, you’re always eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you never have as much time as

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Caviar 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fancy Fish Eggs

Caviar, or fish eggs that are usually sourced from one of three types of sturgeon, is one of the symbols of decadence in the food world, and true food lovers

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Everything You Need to Know About Mocktails

Low-alcohol drinks continue to rise in popularity, and non alcoholic drinks are sure to see a spike in interest for Dry January, but these virgin cocktails, or mocktails, have been

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How to Repurpose Food Gift Basket Snacks Into Delicious Meals

Assess your post-holiday spoils. If you’re lucky, you got some great food gifts this year. But sometimes the haul is daunting—especially if you got one (or more) of those overladen

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What to Do with Your New Cast Iron Pan

Welcome to the beauty of cast iron, the pan that gives back like no other. Its thick base means that you can sear and grill to your heart’s delight, and

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What to Do with Your New Dutch Oven

Did you unwrap a new Dutch oven this year? Congrats! Braise, boil, bake, and fry in the Dutch oven—the options are endless. Here’s what you need to know about your

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What to Do With Your New Stand Mixer

Lucky you! You’ve welcomed a brand-new stand mixer into your kitchen, shiny and prepped to be the workhorse of all your baking projects. But your stand mixer is good for

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What to Do with Your New Instant Pot

So you were gifted an Instant Pot for the holidays. First of all, congrats! You’ve officially been indoctrinated into the Instant Pot cult. Secondly, you’re probably wondering how to get

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What to Do with Your New Air Fryer

Yes! You tore off that wrapping paper to reveal what you’ve been wanting for so long: a spanking new air fryer. Soon enough, you’ll be crisping up French fries and

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Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? Take a look below and see how Christmas dinner is done in several other countries.

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The Healthiest Alcohol Options for Your Next Night Out

If you’re trying to cut back on the calories (and/or on the carbs), one of the easiest ways to make this sacrifice is by watching what you drink—soda for sure,

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Amtrak Dining Options for the Hangry Train Traveler

With Amtrak setting records for ridership and revenue this year, it’s a fair assumption that many of us are opting to travel by train this holiday season. And why the

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How to Make Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love a good chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, listen up: Here are several tips to ensure chewy cookies every time. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, of course. But

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How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better

Sugar cookies often look prettier than they taste. Now that’s not right. With cookie season well under way (and almost over!), follow our tips to ensure your sugar cookies are

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How to Make Holiday Cookies with a Spritz Cookie Press

Yes, I’m Jewish and grew up celebrating Hanukkah. But my family also has a few beloved Christmas traditions too, like roasting chestnuts and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (There were

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A Bite-Size Stop in Reykjavik, Iceland

Though it may seem counter-intuitive to plan a winter vacation to a country that leads with “ice” in its very name, Reykjavik, Iceland is a destination worth considering, even during

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Paint the Colors of the Rainbow with this Recipe for Italian Tricolor Cookies

When holiday preparations begin, I genuinely enjoy the annual tradition of dusting off my old recipe box filled with dishes we only eat this time of year. Like many cooks,

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