TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Burnt Cookies, & How To Fix Them

Novices and experts alike have faced down a sheet of cookies with burnt bottoms, wondering whether to: Toss them and start over. Try to hide them among a plate of other cookies. Race out to buy the cookies needed.   Recently, we heard of a much better solution: Use your microplane to shave or grate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Yes, It Is Safe To Refreeze Thawed Foods (Mythbuster)

[1] Frozen steak (photo courtesy Mart2Go.com). Frozen chicken breasts (photo courtesy The Spruce). [3] Frozen salmon (photo courtesy Frozen Tuna Fish). Frozen shrimp (photo courtesy Chef Julie Yoon).   Going through a pile of articles we tore out to read “later,” we found one that was well worth sharing. It’s about refreezing thawed foods. What…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Top 10 Turkey Cooking Tips

Have you been blasted with turkey tips this season? If not, these tips, adapted from Whole Foods Market, will help you out: 1. PLAN FOR THAWING If you purchase a frozen bird, plan ahead! Depending on its size, the turkey could take half a day to defrost for small for small birds, or multiple days…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Perfect Fish Dinner

We’re big fans of one-pan dinners: protein and veggies baked together in a 13” x 8” sheet pan*. Sheet pan dinners mean you don’t have to worry about coordinating the cooking of sides and main: They all bake together. For people who are timid about cooking fish, baking is as sure-fire as it gets. Here’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cast-Iron Cooking & Beef Bacon Hash

[1] Beef and bacon hash for brunch (photo courtesy Lodge Manufacturing). [2] One of Lodge Manufacturing’s three cookbooks devoted to cast-iron cooking (photo courtesy Lodge Manufacturing). [3] A kitchen’s worth of Lodge cast-iron cookware. Photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   One of our family’s favorite Sunday brunch recipes was corned beef hash with poached eggs. Mom always…
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