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Crunchy Banana Nut Granola
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Crunchy Banana Nut Granola

Granola with oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and chunks of banana, ready for your yogurt bowl!Photography Credit:Sabrina ModelleThis Crunchy Banana Nut Granola has all the warm comforting flavors of my favorite banana bread recipe (the one right here on Our Site!), but it’s a little more suitable for weekday breakfasts.

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What’s for Dinner? 5 Dinner Ideas that Make Great Leftovers

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.As I look ahead to dinnertime, I want this week’s meals to work their magic for dinner as well as the next day’s lunch. My 9-year-old will eat most leftovers cold, so that makes packing his lunch easy.
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This Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Simple Weeknight Dinners

This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Our Site and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.Have you ever had a huge dinner mishap? I have!I was taking a baking sheet filled with chicken, potatoes, and cauliflower out of the oven when the edge of the baking sheet caught on the oven rack.
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What’s in Season – July Produce Guide

July Produce GuideHello Summer, hello July, and welcome to month 7 of our Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides!This is the season we wait all year for, the time of plenty. Our gardens, local famers markets, and supermarket produce sections are filled with glorious choices.If July isn’t National Zucchini Month, it should be, right?
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What’s in Season – December Produce Guide

December Produce GuideHello December and welcome to month 12 of our monthly Seasonal Produce Guides!We are finishing up the year with an explosion of color, from garnet beets to saffron orange clementines, and purple cauliflower (what will they think of next?) to emerald kiwifruit. Remember to “eat the rainbow” when it comes to produce; the more variety of color, the better for you.
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Do You Need to Wash Mushrooms?

What is the best way to clean a bunch of gritty mushrooms? Can you rinse them in the sink? SHOULD you rinse them in the sink? You have questions, we have answers!READER QUESTION: Can you wash mushrooms? Some say wipe with a damp cloth but mushrooms are so dirty it seems smart to rinse. If they’re fairly dry and clean, then a damp paper towel will do the job.
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Cooking Gluten-Free

Please welcome Our Site guest author Karina Allrich of the gorgeous and ever informative food blog, Karina’s Kitchen: Gluten-free Recipes. Karina is kicking off a series of articles on gluten-free cooking and recipes. ~EliseImagine if you were told you had to give up bread. And pasta. And cookies!
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Duralex Picardie Glasses

My favorite glasses for families! Small enough for little kids, and very durable.Welcome to One Simply Terrific Thing, our ongoing series highlighting the small tools and kitchen goods that make life better!Years ago I bought a set of these glasses, and they continue to be my favorite everyday glasses, especially for families.
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What’s in Season – November Produce Guide

November Produce GuideHello November and welcome to month 11 of our Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides!November brings blustery days with chilly nights and lots of leaves to rake. November is another great month for eating the rainbow, there’s so much color!We can still find plenty of apples and pears in the market, now alongside ruby pomegranates with their garnet arils, and cheerful orange persimmons.
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How Can I Save All My Favorite Recipes From Your Site?

Have you been wondering how you can save all your favorite meals from Our Site? Wonder no more! Here& 39;s a quick rundown.READER QUESTION: How can I save my favorite recipes from your site, and how do I access them later?Saving your favorite recipes on our site has become super easy!For those who are new to “saving recipes,” here’s a quick explanation to get you started:Basically, all you need to do is click the red “Save It” button at the top of the recipe post (it has a star on it too).
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Feast of the Seven Fishes

An Italian-American tradition for Christmas Eve, the Feast of the Seven Fishes features seven courses each with a different seafood.Photography Credit:Elise BauerEver heard of the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Hank explains:Growing up in New Jersey among so many Italians, I thought every Italian family celebrated Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tidal wave of seafood dishes each featuring a different fish or shellfish.
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Epicurean Cutting Boards

My favorite cutting board! Lightweight, non-porous, and super durable.Welcome to One Simply Terrific Thing, our ongoing series highlighting the small tools and kitchen goods that make life better!I was recently looking around my kitchen and thinking about the products that have stood the test of time – items we’ve had for five, ten, fifteen years, that have really held up, despite being used constantly: our burr coffee grinder, which has been grinding away every morning for the last decade; our 12-year-old 12-inch Lodge cast iron pan, which remains a cooking workhorse; and these small Duralex glasses, which have made it through two small kids and countless breakfasts and water breaks.
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How to Choose the Best Food Storage Containers

Food storage containers are something most of us use almost daily. Whether it’s stocking the fridge with leftovers from last night’s dinner or taking a homemade salad to work, having the right container for the job makes life easier – something I can always get behind.To avoid having a fridge full of mismatched deli containers, or reheating leftovers in plastic that may not be food safe, here are a few storage tips that’ll leave your kitchen more organized, useful, and streamlined.
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How to Choose a Grill

At any backyard gathering, the grill is the center of the action. There’s probably no other piece of cooking equipment that provokes such fierce debate and loyalty.If you’re buying a grill for the first time, how do you know what’s right for you? Should you get an expensive model, or something basic?
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How Do You Clean Enamel Cookware?

Wondering about the best way to clean a Le Creuset Dutch oven, and enameled cookware in general? Good news - it& 39;s pretty easy!Photography Credit:Andy ChristensenREADER QUESTION: How do you clean enameled pots?Enameled cookware – like Le Creuset’s dutch oven – may seem like it requires special handling when it comes to cleaning, but it’s really quite straightforward.
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How to Hold a Chef’s Knife

Are you just not sure you& 39;re holding your chef& 39;s knife right? Do knives in general mystify you? Here are two of the most common ways to hold your chef& 39;s knife.Photography Credit:Alison ConklinA chef’s knife is asset in the kitchen when properly held and wielded. There is little that is more frustrating in the kitchen than using the wrong tool for the job.
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Guide to Cooking with Stoneware

This post is sponsored by Le Creuset.Colorful, shapely, and durable, stoneware elevates everyday meals. Cooks have used it for centuries, and it still has an elemental appeal.From oven to table, it makes even the humblest casseroles feel luxurious. If you’re new to baking in stoneware, you’re in for a treat.
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How to Keep Your Hot Cocoa from Clumping

Hate dry clumps in your hot cocoa? Here& 39;s what to do.Photography Credit:Sally VargasA good cup of hot cocoa on a chilly morning is one of the things I love most this time of year. Marshmallows are not optional.But I hate those little clumps of dry cocoa that never seem to break apart or dissolve, no matter how much I whisk.
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How to Store and Freeze Banana Bread

My husband eats two bananas a day. Every day. Without fail. Sometimes my kids also eat lots of bananas. However, as soon as I increase the banana supply entering my house, the kids declare allegiance to apples, and my husband gets a cold.Suddenly, I’m staring down a bowl of spotted, overripe fruit. Banana Bread to the rescue!
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