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Editors’ Picks: Instant-Read Digital Thermometers
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Editors’ Picks: Instant-Read Digital Thermometers

If you don’t have an instant-read digital thermometer in your kitchen, you are missing out. These handy gadgets are one of our most-used kitchen tools, useful for everything from quickly checking the internal temp of a piece of chicken in the skillet, to monitoring a roast in the oven or some ribs on the grill.

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Blueberries!

Delicious blueberry recipes on Our Site and other food blogs.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThis post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Our Site.Read more about our affiliate linking policy.Elise BauerElise Bauer is the founder of Our Site.
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Hello everyone and happy holidays! If you are still looking for gift ideas (it could be a gift for you too), I’ve compiled a short list of a few things that have caught my fancy this year. I love gifts that are useful, yet special. Be it gadget or book, the best gift is something to cherish.First up are these practical and elegant soy-based candles from The Thoughtful Gardner, a new project from Our Site’ very own head of technology, Jesse Gardner and his wife Jessica.
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10 Things to Know If You’re a First-Time Meal Planner

So, you’re ready to bite the bullet and start making real meal plans every week.No more winging it, and no more trying to figure out how to cobble together a meal from two potatoes, a bottle of hot sauce, and a hunk of cheese (which is definitely possible, by the way).You’re fed up with those last-minute trips to the grocery store at 5 o’clock without a glimmer of dinner inspiration.
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2019 Brunch Calendar from Our Site and Wild Ink Press

Great gift idea! Letterpress printed, illustrated 2019 Brunch Calendar from Our Site and Wild Ink PressWe all need more brunch in our life, right?I’m so pleased to introduce to you our limited edition, letterpress printed 2019 Brunch Calendar! It’s a perfect special gift for a food lover, cook, or brunch eater in your life.
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A Guide to High-Speed Blenders

A blender is a blender, right? You want food pureed, so you add food, turn it on, and that’s that.Wrong, as I found out. Having never owned a blender before, I started messing around with my shiny new high-speed blender sight unseen. I didn’t use any special recipes, and I didn’t read the manual.Turns out a high-speed blender is its own beast, with its own quirks.
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A Metal Cake Tester … But Not For Cakes!

A cake tester that excels at so many other things.Welcome to One Simply Terrific Thing, our ongoing series highlighting the small tools and kitchen goods that make life better!Like many tools that I’ve had for a long time, I don’t remember exactly when I got this OXO cake tester ($5), but I do know that, over the years, it’s become a favorite tool not for testing a cake’s doneness (the irony!
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Entertaining

Summer at Home: Family Pizza Night!If you’re not already making pizza every week, what are you waiting for? This is a fantastic tradition to start for your family. And thanks to our method for pizza on the grill, it’s also a great way to enjoy pizza at home in your backyard this summer!Kalisa Marie MartinEasy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad15 minAllergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, VegetarianCool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors.
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Eat Your Food! Kid (Mostly) Approved Recipes

Welcome to Eat Your Food!, our biweekly column of real meals made for real kids by Nick Evans. From kid classics like chicken fingers to more adventurous ideas, like Green Chicken Chili, here are plenty of ideas for family meals.All Eat Your Food! Kid (Mostly) Approved RecipesGrilled BBQ Chicken SandwichesIt’s summertime and that means it’s time to grill!
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8 Things To Do Right Now So You’re Ready for the Holidays

We’re swiftly approaching that “most wonderful time of the year,” right? Ah yes, but it can be stressful, too – especially if some aspect of your kitchen prep has gone awry.Here’s a list of eight things you can start crossing off your list right now so that when the holidays descend — and it always happens quickly — you’ll be armed and ready to tackle whatever casserole or cookie comes your way!
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Ingredient Guides

How to Cook with Canned ClamsFresh clams are a thing of beauty, but canned clams should have a place in your pantry. They are healthy, affordable and can take that plain pasta from drab to fab. Here’s everything you wanted to know about canned clams.Katie MorfordHow to Buy, Store, and Cook ClamsWondering about the difference between littleneck clams and steamer clams?
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Our Best Recipe Collections

Not quite sure what you’re in the mood for? Hunting for that special appetizer for to make your party a smashing success? Take a gander through all our recipe collections to find your perfect match!All Our Best Recipe Collections9 Ways to Make Pesto Straight from the GardenIf your garden is bursting with fresh herbs and vegetables, now is the time to make ALL THE PESTO!
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5 Small Ways to Add Big Flavor to Any Recipe

If you cook frequently, you may find yourself hitting a proverbial wall—you want to improve your dishes, but sometimes, after adding more salt and pepper, it’s not always clear what to try next.Improving our cooking skills is always admirable task, but will that effort pay off in a better tasting dish?
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5 Easy Tips for Setting a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a week away, and the countdown to one of the best feasts of the year is on! You’re probably all set with the food plan, but have you thought about your table setting? A beautiful table is part of what makes Thanksgiving so special.If the thought of decorating a holiday table overwhelms you (because Thanksgiving dinner is already quite the event to coordinate!
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The Friday Buzz: 6 Things We Liked This Week!

Welcome to The Friday Buzz, our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week: Bunny succulents, Cheer on Netflix, and much more!There were quite the variety of topics buzzing around our team this week! We all have a bit of Spring fever, I think.
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6 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

Looking for something cheesy?! Here are 6 recipes that are sure to satisfy your cheese craving. Cheesy polenta and veggies, berry and ricotta parfaits, spinach feta wraps, and more!Friends, let us never underestimate the transformative power of cheese.Even just a sprinkle of Parmesan or a crumble of feta can transform an otherwise simple dinner into something truly special.
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7 Types of Canned Tomatoes and How to Use Them

We are cooking from the pantry now more than ever, which means we’re trying to keep it stocked with staples. And canned tomatoes? Definitely a staple! So many recipes – chili, meatballs, Indian butter chicken, Mexican lasagna – call for a can of tomatoes.But what kind of can? Depending on the recipe, you may be asked for diced tomatoes, crushed, whole peeled … the list goes on!
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Big news! Our Site joins Fexy Media (and what this means for you)

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce that Our Site is joining forces with Fexy Media, the company behind Serious Eats and Roadfood!When Fexy Media first approached me last fall with the idea that they would be interested in buying Our Site I was intrigued.Over the last 13 years I’ve poured my heart into this site, writing stories about my family and friends, sharing favorite family recipes and developing new recipes that I hoped you, our readers would enjoy.
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5 Ways to Gussy Up a Jar of Pasta Sauce

Nothing beats the flavor of homemade slow-cooked tomato sauce, but unless you have some of that sauce stashed in your freezer, a jar of store-bought pasta sauce is the quickest alternative. (And we have a favorite, too!)Add a bowl of spaghetti and you have a weeknight meal – maybe not the best meal of all time, but perfectly respectable.
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A Guide to White Wine

All white wines start with the same thing: white grapes. These grapes are separated from their skins to produce a wine that is light in color and fermented in stainless steel or oak barrels.While there are countless white grape varieties that exist in the world, each producing a wine with its own aromas and flavors, a handful are easily the most popular.
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