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Beyond Mashed and Fried-15 of the Best Ways to Cook Potatoes

In conducting research for this story featuring the very best potato recipes the internet has to offer, one thing became utterly clear: the potato is the most versatile food on the planet. It may sound hyperbolic, but there are an unprecedented amount of recipes to prove it. In fact, there are few things you can't use the humble potato-both of the russet and sweet variety-to make.
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How to Store Fresh Herbs Like a Pro

Whether a verdant sprinkle of cilantro serves as the finishing touch to your weeknight dinner or a heap of parsley and mint leaves are tossed up into your springy salad for lunch, fresh herbs are never a bad thing to have around. But to get the best texture and most intense, herby flavor, you have to store them properly.
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15 Cocktail Books for the Budding Mixologist

Want to take your love of martinis and margaritas from the bar to your bar cart? Pick up a few cocktails books. If you want to give mixology a try, the best thing you can do is read, read, read, and practice, practice, practice. Try a new cocktail every night or whenever a friend comes over. Once you master all the recipes in your cocktail books, you'll be ready to concoct signature sips of your very own.
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The 7 Cutest Kids' Movies Even Adults Will Actually Enjoy

Original Graphic by Alison Yousefi I'm not a mom yet, but I did moonlight as a nanny for a while, and let me tell you that it's an amazing thing when kids' films or TV shows come out that adults can enjoy. Thankfully, there are a ton of kids' movies that are perfect for the whole family to watch together.
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Foodies Agree-These Are the Cookbooks Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen

As self-professed foodies, we're always interested in what food bloggers have to say-whether they're sharing the healthy sheet-pan dinners they make when they don't have time to cook, which kitchen organizational tools they swear by, or how they make the most of leftover chicken. While we've already shared a list of the best new cookbooks we're buying this season, we had to know which timeless kitchen tomes the pros find most approachable, covetable, and inspiring.
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How to Make the Crispiest Tempura at Home

A staple on Japanese menus in Japan and around the world, tempura are deep-fried, lightly battered delights often served solo with a simple dipping sauce, pinch of salt, or squeeze of lemon and eaten just about as fast as they hit the table. It's a dish now so ingrained in Japanese cuisine and culture, with tempura houses dotted all across Japan where highly trained chefs specialize exclusively on the art of making tempura, but the technique was actually first introduced to Japan in the 16th century by the Portuguese through a traditional fried vegetable dish called peixinhos da horta-literally meaning “little fishes from the garden,” for the small, colorful shapes of the fried vegetables.
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How to Test Eggs for Freshness

We've all done it. You're standing in front of the open refrigerator door, carton of eggs in hand, staring hard at the jumble of numbers and dates printed on the side before popping the top to inspect the eggs, all the while wondering if they're expired (you can't remember buying them), and what would happen if they were and you ate them -would it be totally fine, would you get sick…or worse ?
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How to Make Chili Oil from Scratch and Impress Your Guests

Whether you're looking to spice up your weeknight go-to meal of meat and veggies or you're looking to make a homemade dipping sauce for your favorite dumplings, homemade chili oil is the way to go. It's so easy , you don't even need a recipe. Seriously! You just need to know some proportions and technique, and once you have that mastered, you can do anything.
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Foodies Agree-These Are, Hands Down, the Best Baking Cookbooks

In the infamous words of Julia Child, "with enough butter, anything is good." A sentiment that rings especially true when it comes to baked goods. After all, who among us can resist a flaky, buttery pastry or a moist, rich slice of cake? However, whipping up said shatteringly flakey pastry or wonderfully moist cake at home is a difficult endeavor for an amateur baker.
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How to Use Pasta Water

The question “how to make pasta” is entered into Google millions of times each and every day. At a casual glance this may seem silly - after all, how hard can it be to dump a box of into a pot of boiling water? But even the most seasoned cook can tell you this essential skill is far more than dump and drain, as poorly made pasta is one of life's greatest disappointments.
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How to Cook Dried Chickpeas For Any Dish

If you're a person who loves eating chickpeas, buying them dried can save you a ton of money. Plus, if you make a big batch of cooked chickpeas to keep in your fridge, you'll be able to toss them in salads, throw them in your morning smoothie, or add them to a batch of weeknight pasta after a long work day.
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It's Not Summer Until You Try Your Hand at These Fresh Recipes

Fresh produce, tangy flavors, and aromatic ingredients define the summer season. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it's time to trade in hearty soups and rustic pasta for fruity salads and playful tacos. It's also time to start enjoying food al fresco by serving dinner outside on the patio or packing a picnic for the park or the beach.
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Sommeliers Have Spoken-These Are the Best Cheap RosГ© Wines That Taste Expensive

After a bone-chilling winter, few things are more appealing than dining alfresco, relishing the thawing effects of 72-and-sunny weather-and this scene just wouldn't be complete without a glass of rosГ© in hand. Seeing as we're ready to stock up on the refreshing pink beverage that's become synonymous with spring, we tapped the experts to find out which budget-friendly bottles we should be swilling this season.
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8 Delicious White Chili Recipes You're Not Making (But Should Be)

I'm indecisive when it comes to what I want to eat, especially in the wintertime. I tend to crave something warm at night (especially in my chilly New York City apartment), so I'd usually whip up some version of red chili or soup-until I saw some delicious-looking white chili recipes online. It all sounded so appealing: some versions were creamy, some cheesy, others had chicken, some had pork, while others were vegetarian and packed with seasonal veggies.
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