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      This Is What an Air Fryer Really Does to Your Food

      Air fryer recipes are sweeping the nation, but what is an air fryer? Is it really worth your hard-earned cash?


      7-Day Meal Plan: Shop Once, Eat All Week

      One of the pros of planning out your meals for the entire week is only needing one grocery trip. Just...


      Michigan Cherry Japanese-Style Cheesecake

      Michigan is known for its cherries, so we have plenty of opportunities to use them—in this Japanese-style cheesecake is a...


      What to Do About the Rusty Spots on Your Lettuce

      Have you discovered rusty lettuce in the crisper drawer? You won't need to throw away that whole head of romaine.

      Pistachio Brown Butter Cookies

      These pistachio brown butter cookies are a simple showstopper! They literally melt in your mouth. You can find the shelled,...


      We Tried the Proclamation Duo Pan Set—and We’re Obsessed

      Say goodbye to cluttered cabinets! This three-piece cookware set can truly do it all in the kitchen.

      What Are Tomatillos and How to Use Them

      A tomatillo may look like an unripe red tomato, but they have an identity of their own. They're often found...


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      35 Quick Instant Pot Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes

      Put a meal on the table in record time with these quick Instant Pot recipes.


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      How to Make Magic Bars + Twists on the Classic Recipe

      Whether you call them magic bars, seven-layer bars or Hello Dolly bars, we know that this super simple dessert is...


      This Is What Causes Brown Spots on Your Avocados

      Yes, 'cados seem to go from underripe to overripe in seconds. But what are the brown spots in avocado flesh?...

      How to Cut a Watermelon (The Easy Way!)

      Here's our step-by-step guide on how to cut a watermelon. You'll be making slices, cubes, and melon balls like a...


      Herbed Pumpkin Flatbread

      These herby pumpkin flatbreads benefit from the wonderful flavor and texture of pumpkin. They are amazing served with soup, salad...


      How to Fry Chicken in an Air Fryer, 6 Ways

      Ready for the the most flavorful, tender chicken of your life? It's time to learn how to fry chicken in...


      Magic Bullet Just Announced Its First Air Fryer—Here’s What You Need to Know

      Our Test Kitchen tried out the new Magic Bullet Air Fryer. Find out if this gadget fits your air-fry style.


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      How to Make the Best Veggie Burger

      There's a new burger in town! Our Test Kitchen shares their very best veggie burger recipe.

      Pancetta vs Bacon: What’s the Difference?

      Is there a difference between pancetta vs bacon? We'll help you know when you can substitute one for the other.


      How to Make Vegan Pancakes

      Learn how to make vegan pancakes that everyone will enjoy! Each short stack will have a nostalgic smell and taste...


      How to Cook Tri-Tip Steak

      To learn how to cook tri-tip steak, start with a quick-cooking method like a grill, cast-iron skillet or oven broiler....


      If You See White Stuff on Your Baby Carrots, This Is What It Is

      Notice something white and slimy on your carrots? Here's what it is, and why you really shouldn't be worried about...


      How to Debone a Chicken

      Knowing how to debone a chicken is a kitchen skill that will definitely come in handy.


      This Is the Right Way to Insert a Coffee Filter

      Your filter will finally fit correctly.


      How to Make Gyros at Home

      This step-by-step guide explains how to make gyros at home. No rotisserie needed!


      Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

      This Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is super comforting. It's rich and cheesy, and it has just a bit of heat...

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      Slow-Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork

      I live In Arizona and this slow-cooker pork loin is an easy dish with many southwestern seasonings. It's fantastic with...


      A 7-Day Meal Plan for the Summer

      Spend Sunday outdoors, grilling up juicy barbecue chicken. Enjoy more grilled dinners and fresh dishes throughout the week, plus Rhode...


      How to Make Air Fryer Zucchini with No Oil

      This air fryer zucchini is a must-try if you're looking for a quick healthy bite. You only need a handful...


      The Best Homemade Twinkie Recipe

      Learn how to make this prized lunch box snack with our easy Twinkie recipe.


      12 Popular Zoodle Recipes to Make for Your Next Meal

      Use zoodles to transform any recipe into low-carb, gluten-free dream! From comforting bowls of chicken zoodle soup to spicy plates...


      How to Defrost Frozen Chicken 3 Ways

      Here's how to defrost chicken safely in the fridge, in the sink and in the microwave.