How Can I Tell If Food Left at Room Temperature Is Safe to Eat?

Thanks to the miracle of modern refrigeration, we’re able to keep perishable foods longer and no longer have to go shopping every single day for fresh food. Though most of us probably don’t think about how amazing that is on a regular basis, we definitely pay attention when something goes wrong. If you’ve ever gotten…

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage.

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage.

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Make Perfect Croutons From Leftover Hamburger Buns

Nobody in the history of the world has ever brought precisely enough buns for a barbecue—either they run out in an hour, or the host gets to figure out what to do with 48 leftover hot dog buns. If the latter sounds like you today, you can use those extra buns to make some truly excellent croutons.

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How to Make Your Own Vegan IKEA-Style Meatballs

Inspired by the success of their vegan hotdogs and soft serve, IKEA has announced plans to roll out a plant-based version of their classic pork and beef meatballs in the next year. But the official launch in summer 2020 is still a long ways off, and if you can’t wait that long, I’ve got your back. You don’t need…

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Use Ritz Crackers to Make Extra-Buttery No-Bake Pie Crusts

Graham cracker crusts fill a very important dessert niche: a quick, simple crust for when you want pie, but can’t be moved to turn on your oven. As someone who hates sweating and literally always wants pie, I wish I could get more excited about them.

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Use Ritz Crackers to Make Extra-Buttery No-Bake Pie Crusts

Graham cracker crusts fill a very important dessert niche: a quick, simple crust for when you want pie, but can’t be moved to turn on your oven. As someone who hates sweating and literally always wants pie, I wish I could get more excited about them.

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Imperfect Pasta is the Secret to Perfect Pasta Salad

Like other entries in the “carbs coated in mayo” category of side dishes, pasta salad is incredibly polarizing. When it’s good, I can’t stop eating it; when it’s bad, it’s inedible. I’ve found that the secret to really good pasta salad isn’t homemade mayo or a good jar of pickles—it’s really bad pasta. Specifically,…

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Imperfect Pasta is the Secret to Perfect Pasta Salad

Like other entries in the “carbs coated in mayo” category of side dishes, pasta salad is incredibly polarizing. When it’s good, I can’t stop eating it; when it’s bad, it’s inedible. I’ve found that the secret to really good pasta salad isn’t homemade mayo or a good jar of pickles—it’s really bad pasta. Specifically,…

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What to Know Before Your First Trip to ALDI

The Cult of ALDI is real and it is powerful. Fans of the chain love its distinctive approach to the customer experience just as much as they love its low prices, and are quick to evangelize it to everyone they meet.

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