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Scraps to Snacks - Food Waste You Can Eat

Think twice before you toss those leaves and rinds.

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Quick Tips for Adjusting Recipe Sizes

These food-industry standard techniques can scale any dish.

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What to Take on a Picnic

Plan a perfect and delicious outdoor escape.

3 Trees with Edible Bark

If you know how to prepare them, they can be healthy snacks.

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How To Make Four Easy Holiday Treats

These tasty, seasonal snacks take less than an hour to make.

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How to Make Oregano Tea

Oregano tea has long been used for numerous health benefits.

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5 Road Trip Snacks to Cook With Your Car's Engine

Pop these under the hood for your next long haul.

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Gluten Free Meal Planning

Gluten free meal planning takes more effort, and the choices are limited if you're relying on processed foods. Grocery stores are becoming more aware of the need to stock gluten free meals, but the foods available are often confined to just a few shelves unless there's a huge demand in your area. You

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8 Yummy Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes

Every year, some individuals roaming within the general revelry of New Year’s parties and other celebrations are looking for good cocktail substitutes, ways to hold a drink and participate in parties without actually consuming alcohol, and good non-alcoholic cocktail recipes can help fill that need.

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A Guide to Wine Making Kits

For any wine enthusiast, wine making kits are a must-try. Making your own wine from a kit is less costly and less labor-intensive than making it using the traditional method involving crushed grapes, presses, and destemming machines. Using a wine making kit also allows you to make and sample a wider

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Healthy Dinner Recipes that Are Tasty and Easy to Make

Good food and healthy dinner recipes seem to be the primary interest of anyone who is cooking either for themselves or for a family. With so much talk about obesity and poor nutrition, almost everyone has become more conscious of what they are eating and how often. We are inundated with information telling

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How to Make Pomegranate Tea

Kick up your routine tea a notch.

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8 Health Benefits to Drinking Jasmine Tea

A holistic drink to bring balance to the body.

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Prepare Gas BBQ for the Summer

Make sure you don't miss any of these steps when getting ready for the grilling season

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How to Use Every Part of a Pumpkin

From stem to seeds, get the absolute most out of this fruit.

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How to Cook Dry Beans

Once they're soaked or boiled, you have plenty of options.

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How to Bake Bread

Nothing compares to a good, old fashioned home made loaf.

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How To Dry Age Meat at Home

Dry aging meat can make it more tender and flavorful.

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8 Food Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Whip up yummy gifts that are bound to be readily appreciated

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How to Cook with the Food in Your Pantry

These quick tips can help you make a tasty meal from basics.

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How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

Skip the bag and head straight for homemade goodness.

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Make Your Own Bee-Free Honey

This vegan-friendly condiment will quickly become a staple.

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How to Make Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea has a number of health benefits.

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Dipping Oils and Vinegars: How to Safely Prepare Homemade Infused Mixes

Learn how to easily and safely create dipping infusions at home and add a layer of complexity to your meals or package your creations for unique gift-giving.

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Homemade Chocolate Gifts: Easy Almond Bark and Molded Chocolates

These homemade chocolate treat ideas are impressive and can fit every budget

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10 Surprising Ways to Serve a Hotdog

Whether you're planning a kid's party, barbecue bash, or themed festivities, these crazy takes on the traditional hot dog will be sure to leave your guests' stomachs satisfied as well as tickled by these unique and often humorous renditions of an American classic.

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How To Throw The Greatest Fourth of July Party Ever

This burger recipe is going to be a conversation piece at this year’s celebration

Planning the Perfect Labor Day Party

Plan a party you'll remember with these tips and the perfect farewell to summer cocktail recipe

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Replacing Meat In Your Meals

A guide to reducing or eliminating meat

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The Pros And Cons Of Vegetarianism

Everything that we do has consequences. Eating junk food makes us fat, raises blood pressure and puts

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The Simple Process of Home Brewing

Do you want to save money on beer while experiencing the traditional flavor that commercial beer isn't able to provide?

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The Sweet Truth About Sugar Substitutes

First it was calories, then it was fat, now America's growing dietary concern is sugar. In fact, sugar

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Top Tips For Using A Steamer

If you have a steamer (the type you plug in, rather than the kind you use over a saucepan), the chances

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What to Do With Your Apples This Fall

7 savory and sweet recipes incorporate seasonal apples into main courses and afternoon snacks

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Homebrewing Head to Head: The Super Bowl of DIY Beer

Two champions face off - and no one is wearing a helmet.

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Crafting Your Signature Cocktail

Don't just pour a drink—pour your drink using these standardized foundations for creating one of a kind cocktails delivered directly from craft spirit Artisans

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Hot Chocolate Hacks That Are Sure to Hit the Spot

Say goodbye to instant powdered drinks and upgrade your hot chocolate with these clever DIY hacks.

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Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange

Get together to celebrate the holidays and have fun cutting down on your gift-giving labor at the same time

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Great Grilling Recipes

Fire up the grill anytime with these delicious recipes

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How to Make Ice Cream Jello

A few simple steps add a creamy twist to a fruity gelatin dessert

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How to Make Homemade Wine With Vegetables

Become a Vintner in your own home with this wine recipe made from vegetables and fruits

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How to Make Healthy and Delicious Pomegranate Juice

Make an antioxidant rich refresher with this bright, winter seasonal fruit

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Motivation for Following a Healthy Diet Plan

With some foresight and mental preparation—achieving your dieting goal becomes an easily moderated piece of cake