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

So you’re hosting a summer solstice 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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Cooking Vs. Baking: 8 Apple Varieties & What to Use Them For

Though you may have thought the only difference between apples was the color (green or red?), there is so much more to them! There are thousands of different apples in the world (though these days less than 50 are mass-grown), each with their own color, flavor profile, and uses.


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6 Secrets for Making Perfect Barbacoa (aka Mexican Barbecue)

In the United States, you have BBQ. In Mexico, there’s barbacoa. Barbacoa refers to a way of slow cooking meat at low temperatures, that leaves traditionally tough meat pull-apart tender. Though usually made with lamb or goat, these days, you’ll most likely find beef versions.


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Health News: Why Turmeric Should Be Your Favorite Spice

Go raid your spice cabinet right now and bust out your turmeric. (If you don’t have any, go buy it. We’ll wait.) Turmeric, a cousin of ginger and primarily used in curries and as a coloring agent, can do magic. It can help with heartburn and indigestion, stuffy noses and congestion, and more.


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6 Creative Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing

Ah, the morning after Thanksgiving. You wake up bleary-eyed, happy, and to a fridge bursting at the seams with Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. How will you eat all this food without having dinner repeats all week long? We have a few ideas. First, freeze it.


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Holiday How-To: Deep Fry a Turkey in 5 Simple Steps (Plus Safety Tips)

You hear the stories every year: a poor guy who tried to deep fry a turkey and ended up on the local news. We know, the thought of deep fried turkey sounds delicious. Something new, something juicy and tender, something crisp and crunchy.


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