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  • Troubleshooting Cookies

    Follow these fixes when your cookies don't turn out as expected.

  • How to Make Your Own Superfine Sugar

    Superfine sugar is available at most supermarkets, but you can also make it at home. Here's how.

  • Three Ways to Trim Greens

    The ribs in the center of hearty greens are tough and best removed. Here are three fast ways to do it.

  • Substituting Dried Herbs for Fresh

    What do you do when you want to make a recipe but you don’t have one of the fresh herbs it calls for?

  • Balance Flavors with Acid

    Most dishes are a balancing act of flavors, which is why recipes often instruct you to season to taste with salt and pepper at the end.

  • What is a Sofrito?

    Sofrito originated in medieval Catalan cuisine (sofrito comes from sofregir, a Catalan word meaning to lightly fry), and there are references to it dating back to the 1300s.

  • Why We Call for Freshly Grated Nutmeg

    The seed of a tropical evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans), nutmeg is a wonderfully versatile spice that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

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