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The 13 Best Grocery Hacks to Save Money Now

Are You Feeling the Grocery Pinch? Food is one of the essentials that humans need to survive. And if you’ve found yourself reading this article, you’re looking for ways to make that need less expensive. Maybe you’ve resolved to build your finances, have felt your wallet tightening from inflation, or you just like a good …

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Do You Know This Surprising Fact About Mushrooms?

The Building Blocks of Flavor When it comes to cooking, recipe creation is something that people either love or dread. For those of you that dread it, I get where you’re coming from. Finding the perfect balance of sweet, salty, acidic, bitter, or umami can take many failed recipes along the way. However, I stuck …

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Everything You Need to Know About Blanching Foods

What is Blanching? In the world of cooking, recipes can be comprised of their unique language. One term you may have come across in recipes or food guides is blanching. You’re not alone if you’ve come across the term and wondered what it is. While it may sound similar to bleach, blanching does not involve …

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Seven Kitchen Knife Maintenance Tips You Can Start Now

Kitchen Knives are A Culinary Investment As a home cook, one of the best purchases you can make is a set of kitchen knives. A quality set of knives will help develop your cooking skills and replace overpriced and space-hogging gadgets designed for only one purpose. Because knives are one of the most used kitchen …

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Peach Mint Ice Cream

Celebrate National Peach Month It’s hard to believe that July is already drawing the curtains. Summer is in full swing, with beaches packed on weekends and temperatures soaring. While not everyone is a fan of the heat, there is one fruit we can all appreciate currently in season: peaches! The fuzzy stone fruit is a healthy …

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Modified Food Starch Benefits

When shopping for ingredients, I purchase as many fresh, natural, or minimally processed ingredients as possible. Therefore, the word “modified” in the title may seem a little contradictory. Before you raise an eyebrow, though, hear me out! In this instance, the word modified isn’t as bad or artificial as it sounds. Modified food starch is …

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Give Berries Extra Life this Summer

Berry Season is Here! Nothing beats the flavor of fresh berries, especially during the summer season. They’re the perfect snack, addition to a yogurt cup, baking, and even summer cocktail ingredient! While fresh varieties do offer the best flavor, the cost is higher than frozen. When there’s a great sale, buying in bulk is tempting, …

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Celebrate Iced Tea Month This June!

Iced Tea is the MVP Summer Beverage What comes to mind when thinking about some of your favorite recipes? Comfort foods like pizza, mac n’ cheese, Italian, or Chinese food may jump out. For others, recipes surface in their memory that reminds them of home or childhood. Recipes from your past can become more than …

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Use and Care of a Reusable Piping Bags

Piping Bags are a Kitchen Favorite Piping bags are one of my favorite kitchen tools to use and, contrary to popular belief, offer versatility outside of cake decorating. Transferring cake-style donut and muffin batter to trays, creating intricate designs with drizzles of melted chocolate, and even piping mashed potatoes onto dishes are done with ease. …

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How to Make Concentrated Juice at Home

What Is Concentrated Juice? When shopping the juice section of grocery aisles, whether refrigerated, dry, or frozen, the word concentrate is often on the label. Concentrated juice is most often seen on cans of lemonade slush in the frozen section of the grocery stores. Bottled juice also frequently uses “made from concentrate” or “not made …

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