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Word of the Week: What is Sweating and How Do You Do It
Word of the Week: What Is Sweating [In Cooking] and How To Do It

Sweating is a technique you may be performing in the kitchen already without even realizing it. Whenever you make a soup, stew, or stock for instance, you have probably allowed the onions, celery, and carrots to sweat before adding the remaining ingredients.


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How to Light a Charcoal Grill Like a Boss
How to Light a Charcoal Grill Like a Boss

It’s grilling season and though we love grilled food, before we gathered up the courage to try it ourselves, lighting a charcoal grill seemed like a daunting task. There’s fire and smoke and charcoal and lighter fluid… But rest easy. Lighting a charcoal grill is actually a simple process.


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How to Roast Beets (and How Not to Stain Your Hands)
Cooking School: How to Roast Beets Without Staining Everything You Touch

Chances are you bypass the beets are the farmers market every single time. They’re kinda plain looking and who has time to prep them? You do! Beets are delicious, versatile, and healthy veggies you should be using in everything. Here’s how you can prep them, without driving yourself crazy.


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Word of the Week: What is Deglazing and How Do You Do It
Word of the Week: What is Deglazing and How Do You Do It?

Deglazing is a term you may have seen in a recipe or heard thrown around on your favorite food show but what does it really mean ... and how do you do it? Here's the answer in our new series: word of the week.


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8 Decorating Tips for Setting a Memorable Summer Party Table
8 Decorating Tips for Setting a Memorable Summer Party Table

So you’re hosting a dinner party for family and friends? Good for you. But, as anyone who has hosted any dinner ever will tell you, the excitement of sharing a day with family and friends is directly proportional to the fear of burning the meal or forgetting the flowers.


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How to Roast Veggies: 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid
How to Roast Veggies: 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

You'll love to eat your veggies when they're made this way: roasted. Roasting is a super easy way to cook: chop your veggies, season to taste, and then roast at a high temperature until they're crisp and caramelized.


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Video: How to Peel Kiwi
How to Peel a Kiwi: Kitchen Skills for Beginner Cooks [Video]

In this quick cooking video, TLK vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you a fast and effective way to peel a kiwi without mushing up the fruit or getting juice on your apron. All you need is a sharp knife, a small spoon, and a firm grip.


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How to Peel a Mango
How to Peel a Mango With No Mess in 20 Seconds: Watch the Video

When it comes to cooking with mangos, the struggle is in the peeling. Cutting around the fruit's large, inpenetrable center seed often leaves a lot of mango flesh behind. The mango's oblong shape and thin skin make peeling difficult as well.


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3 Most Annoying Things Vegans Say (and 2 Annoying Quips from Carnivores)

So we all have that one friend – the one we love but can’t possible imagine sharing a meal with. Why? It’s tedious. It’s acrimonious. Navigating a menu is like navigating a field of land mines: will this order be the one that destroys the friendship?


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