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    The Why of the Wooden Spoon

    Recipes sometimes specify using a wooden spoon. What's wrong with plastic?

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    Sous Vide or Bust

    Some cooking methods require merely a knife, a bit of fire, and a little know-how. Sous vide cooking typically asks for some specialized equipment. Is it all necessary?

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    Spill-free pouring

    That plastic pouring shield that fits on your stand mixer is a great idea to prevent spills if you bother to get it out of the cabinet. We find it…

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    Olive oil on hand

    I tend to buy olive oil for cooking in large containers, but they are too heavy and unwieldy to pour from every day. I used to decant the oil into…

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    Plastic Freezing Jars

    Here’s a new option for freezer jam fans: plastic containers from Ball. The reusable jars are made of heavy-duty plastic and are stain resistant, making them a good choice for…

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    Storing plastic bags in plain view

    Plastic produce bags are always in high demand in my kitchen, and I like to keep them handy. Instead of cluttering a drawer with a wad of small plastic bags,…

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    Keeping Brown Sugar Moist

    It seems like every time I need brown sugar, the package in my pantry has completely dried out and become a rock-like mass. Frustrated by this constant problem, I decided…

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    Turkey lifting made easier

    I’ve found a solution to the usual seasonal conundrum of picking up a hot cooked turkey to either flip or transfer to a cutting board.  I put on my usual…

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