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Bridget Shirvell

Quick and Easy Guide: Pots and Pans
Toss or Keep? When to Replace Your Pots

A ruined pot can destroy food just as easily as adding too much salt to a dish. But treat your pots and pans right and they can give you a lifetime of delicious meals. How do you know when it’s time to give up on those cooper pots your grandmother gave you or to upgrade from your sister’s hand-me downs? Well, Googling is always good, except you might end up learning about how long marijuana stays fresh.


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How to: Dry / Make Candied Fruits
How to Candy Fruits: Fast, Easy Tips You’ll Love

It's summer and ripe, sweet, colorful fruits are easy to come by. Everywhere you turn there are bushels of raspberries, bunches of grapes, and piles of watermelon. But there’s only so much delicious, fresh fruit you can fill up on. Instead of letting the fruit languish on your kitchen counter, dry it or make candy out of it. Candied cherries, tangy apricots…the possibilities are endless! 


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World Cup Sippin’: 5 Cachaca Cocktails
World Cup Sippin': 5 Cachaca Cocktails

Toast the summer (and the World Cup!) with one of Brazil's best exports. 


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How-to: DIY Piñatas

Remember how much fun piñatas were as a child? Birthday parties, barbecues, and summer picnics were just a bit more playful when accompanied by a colorful piñata decorated with streamers, tissue paper, and beads stuffed with chewy candies waiting to be released. The piñata served first as a decoration... until it became time to break it to pieces. Celebrities - and not just Latino celebrities - have long been fans of using piñatas as entertainment at their children's parties.

 


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How-to: Make Micheladas at Home
How-to: Make Micheladas at Home

Mee-che-lah-dah. This beer cocktail is wildly popular in Mexico though it's just begun to take it's place in the spotlight in the United States. Made with a tomato and spice base, the cocktail is mixed with a Mexican lager, fresh lime juice, and hot sauce then poured into a salt and spice rimmed glass. Ready for a sip? 

[WATCH] How to Make Mexican Beer Cocktails


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Paçoca de Amendoim
Pacoca de Amendoim

A sweet but salty taste greets me as I bite into a piece of paçoca de amendoim. The Brazilian candy is basically ground peanuts, sugar and flour, and it tastes similar to the inside of a peanut butter cup. Not to be confused with the paçoca dish in the north of Brazil made of beef, flour and onions, paçoca de amendoim is a dry candy that requires a drink by your side so you're not parched after eating it.  


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