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    Chopping canned tomatoes with a spatula

    Instead of using kitchen shears to cut canned tomatoes in their cans, I like to use a flat-end stainless steel spatula. The sturdy spatula cuts through tomatoes all the way…

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    The Best Tomato Soups

    For the richest flavor and silkiest texture, start with canned tomatoes

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    Shortcut Ingredients for Weeknight Meals

    "From scratch" may be our mantra, but we all keep on hand a few high-quality prepared products for when time is short in the kitchen.

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    Improvise Your Own Quick Pastas

    When you’ve strategically stocked your kitchen with staples like canned beans, chicken broth, olives and cheeses, a pasta dinner is never further away. Our guide for quick pastas from the…

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    Substituting canned tomatoes for fresh

    Aside from the few months each year when truly local, just-picked plum tomatoes are available (July through September in most regions of the United States), the best plum tomatoes you…

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    Tasting Panel: Canned Chickpeas

    A blind tasting samples six widely available brands

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    Great Pumpkin Desserts

    For warm flavor and velvety texture in cheesecake, bread pudding, cake (and pie, of course), look to pumpkin

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