How to Make Boxed Brownie Mix Taste Homemade

If there is one hill I will die on, it is that boxed mix brownies are usually the only brownies worth my time—but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to get fancy with them. If you’re looking to pass yours off as a little more gourmand, simply change the oil.

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Make This Turmeric Carrot Soup in Your Instant Pot

According to the Instagram memes, it’s time for three things: pumpkin spice, actual pumpkins, and warming, filling soups (pumpkin soups, even!). I don’t particularly enjoy pumpkin (or its spice) as a flavor, but soup is something I can—and will—fuck with (heavily).

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Make This Turmeric Carrot Soup in Your Instant Pot

According to the Instagram memes, it’s time for three things: pumpkin spice, actual pumpkins, and warming, filling soups (pumpkin soups, even!). I don’t particularly enjoy pumpkin (or its spice) as a flavor, but soup is something I can—and will—fuck with (heavily).

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In Defense of White Vinegar

The world of vinegar is wide, wild, and a little aggressive. Between the health zealots touting the supposed healing properties of ACV, and the more refined flavors of fancier lads (such as sherry vinegar), plain, distilled white vinegar does not get much culinary love.

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The Secret to Great Bacon Is a Cold Pan

Crisp bacon and its byproduct, bacon grease, are both very good, and when cooking the strips of fatty pork, you want to make sure you maximize your potential for both. The best way to do this is to start cooking bacon in a cold pan.

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Add Pureed Charcuterie to Pasta Sauce

I rarely cook something the same way twice. This is especially true with pasta sauce, as it is adaptable by nature. The other night I was making a simple spaghetti dinner for myself and a friend, simply because I had found a can of tomatoes I didn’t know I had. As I was tasting and tweaking, I remembered I had about…

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Eggplant Caviar Is Luxury In A Spoon

My love for eggplant is fierce, pure, and, according to a lot of people, not normal. I don’t get it. At its best, this gorgeous nightshade nothing short of edible silk—what’s not to love about that?

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Eggplant Caviar Is Luxury In A Spoon

My love for eggplant is fierce, pure, and, according to a lot of people, not normal. I don’t get it. At its best, this gorgeous nightshade nothing short of edible silk—what’s not to love about that?

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Why Condiments Are an Important Part of Meal Planning

The success of a meal plan can only be judged by the percentage of it that’s consumed. It may sound obvious, but the execution of a good meal plan requires planning meals you are excited to eat. Picking the right proteins, vegetables, and sides are important, but picking the right condiments—I’m talking sauces,…

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How to Make a Restaurant-Quality Baked Potato

My ex-husband did not know how to cook many things, but he was always willing to learn. I’ll never forget one 76-degree December evening (we lived in Florida) when he called from the other room: “Hey sweetie, I have a couple of questions.” “What?,” I asked. “Uh, first, how do you bake a potato? And is a Christmas tree…

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