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Not a chef? Not a problem. 4 simple holiday dishes that are sure to impress

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For many people, the holidays are a time to get together with family – whether blood related or chosen – and a lot of those get-togethers …

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Celebrate National Sandwich Day with this $6 sandwich

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Sandwiches are a lunch staple — easy to make with lots of variation, from grilled cheese to BLTs to the classic peanut butter and jelly. Besides …

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Add this fall twist to your mac & cheese

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Once the cold weather months are upon us, we begin craving the dishes that keep us warm and stick to our ribs. One fall favorite for …

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Incredible dive bars in every state

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Traveling across America these days can sometimes feel like a cultural blur. There’s the same fast-food and chain restaurants almost everywhere, and the same is true …

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Celebrate World Pasta Day with this $3 dish

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There is nothing like big bowl of pasta — it’s filling and delicious, even on a budget. And while I love a simple tomato sauce, sometimes …

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Dinner is coming: 16 foods to satisfy your Game of Thrones jones

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Winter may be coming, but to people addicted to Game of Thrones, the Autumn leading up to it is a long and painful one. The show last …

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The perfect chicken soup recipe for when you’re sick

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Cold fall weather always leads to the inevitable coughs and colds. That’s why, once the leaves begin to turn, a big batch of chicken soup hits …

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These are the best local bakeries in each state

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Whether you are looking for a cool cup of cold brew or a fluffy pastry, a bakery is the perfect spot for breakfast or an afternoon …

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The most popular beers in America

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COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and economy, and the beer industry is no exception. According to a mid-year survey from the Brewers Association, …

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7 ways your phone can turn you into a great bartender

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Having someone mix a cocktail for you is part of any bar’s allure. Relaxing at home with an aperitif can be nice as well. There are …

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Let Google Assistant or Alexa make your next dinner reservation

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Smart speaker systems can be useful not only for finding restaurants, but for making reservations, too. Some apps cater to users who have dietary restrictions, while …

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The best local breweries in each state

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Looking for an excuse to head to the nearest bar after work? Look no further: September 28 is Drink Beer Day. Celebrate this important national holiday …

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Awesome themed restaurants in every state

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Dining out has as much to do with atmosphere as food, which is why many restaurants strive to present settings more exciting than a table with …

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Is brewing your own beer worth the investment?

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I recently popped into my local homebrew store, SoCo Homebrew in Austin, Texas, because I wanted to learn more about homebrewing options and the associated costs. …

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Want to be a star home cook? Stock your kitchen first

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Often, when I’m at a cocktail party meeting new people, the conversation usually comes around to the fact that I cook for a living. Many people are …

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Win every fall potluck with this easy $12 chili recipe

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Fall is finally in the air and for me, it means pulling out my slow cooker and making some hearty chili. Chili is great for many …

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5 smart devices for making the best cheeseburger ever

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Summer may be over, but that’s OK — the perfect cheeseburger knows no season. Sure, anyone can cook some ground beef on a grill, but these cooking-inspired gadgets …

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Review: Hiku, the smart tool for today’s smart kitchen

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How often do you forget to add something to your shopping list? Hiku is a new smart kitchen tool that acts like a shopping brain. It’s …

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The 5 best gadgets to up your coffee game

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For those of us who run on caffeine, a cup of coffee is an essential part of nearly every morning. The process of making coffee, usually …

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Kitchen gadgets that make back-to-school meals a breeze

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While children may feel sad about summer ending, parents usually feel stressed about back-to-school, and that includes meals. Dinner time can be chaos with parents returning …

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This simple lunch can cost less than $1 a day

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If you’re tired of shelling out $10 a day or more for a ho-hum lunch at the deli around the corner from your office, you’re in …

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10 ways to save at fine-dining restaurants

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If you consider yourself a bit of a gourmand, but your finances are aligned more closely with pho than foie gras, we have good news. You …

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9 ways Amazon Alexa can help you in the kitchen

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Between playing music, reading the news, sounding morning alarms and playing games, the Amazon Echo smart speaker and its Alexa assistant can be useful all over …

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The best young chef in every state

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Knowing who’s who in the culinary scene can make a big difference when planning a trip or looking for a new favorite restaurant. Watching new chefs …

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The dos & don’ts of buying at a wholesale club

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Because I write about smart shopping, you’d think that I’d be adept at shopping in all forms. Not always! As a new member of Costco, it …

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5 things to throw on the grill that aren’t meat

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Nothing says summer like barbecue, fun tunes, your favorite people and a relaxing night in the backyard. But after barbecuing all summer, you’re probably getting tired …

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5 grocery shopping hacks every smart shopper should know

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Grocery shopping isn’t fun, like shopping for clothes or gifts. We tend to form habits around our weekly shopping outing – finding the closest store and walking …

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Remembering Julia Child: Reflections from Jacques Pépin

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August 15 would have been Julia Child’s 106th birthday. The famed chef, author and television personality died in 2004, so it may seem odd to note …

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The perfect noodle recipe when it’s too hot for anything else

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During the warmer months, our bodies certainly crave cold dishes that can be enjoyed alongside a juicy burger. While potato salad is always a crowd pleaser, …

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How to throw the ultimate back-to-school bash

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The end of summer comes with a host of emotions for parents and children: excitement, fear, stress and nerves. You worry about back-to-school shopping, new classmates …

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The $2 secret to make your salads zing all season

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The best summer meals make the most of fresh veggies and seem to always include a salad, whether starring as the main course with fresh greens, …

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Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with these adult variations

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Root beer floats are delicious treats all by themselves, but with National Root Beer Float Day falling on a Monday this year, we thought that some …

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Does good bacon have to be expensive bacon?

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I’ve been cooking a ton of bacon professionally for nearly eight years. Actually, some months I do cook a literal ton of bacon. That’s a lot …

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13 totally tasty substitutes for bacon

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Discover the best bacon substitutes for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and adventurous foodies.

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The must-visit farmers market in each state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas …

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This 45-cent multi-cooker meal is delicious & nutritious

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If you’re looking for cheap, but healthy meal options to toss into your Instant Pot and cook in under 30 minutes, we’re here for you. While …

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This summer side dish costs less than 50 cents per barbecue guest

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It’s fun getting together with friends during the summer for backyard barbecues, pool parties and picnics in the park. But it can also get expensive when …

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The best smart devices to give your kitchen a high-tech makeover

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Gone are the days that the height of kitchen technology meant a shiny new microwave and an ice dispenser. In 2018, the smart kitchen is a …

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Want to wow your barbecue guests? Make this $1.50 burger

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I’ve been accused of being a purist, especially when it comes to food. It’s not that I like plain or boring, it’s just that sometimes simple …

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7 ways to save money at a farmers market

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Farmers markets have a reputation for being expensive. A lot of the items for sale are typically organic and local, meaning vendors can demand a premium …

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9 ways to save money on fruits & vegetables

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Are you one of those people who buys fruits and vegetables only to let them spoil? Your intentions may be good but your actions waste nutritious …

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Remembering 4 greats of American cuisine: Raffetto, Council, Kafka & Brennan

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It gives me solace that they each lived a long life, these women whose cooking and writing and spirit gave happiness and nourishment to so many. …

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27 summer food myths you can stop believing right now

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Summer is nearly here and that means it’s time for plenty of family barbecues, picnics in the park, camping trips and more. And while we’re all …

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Stay hydrated this summer: 5 ways to save money on drinking water

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The old literary quote goes “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” It feels like that sometimes. There’s plenty of water in your house, coming …

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How to grill the perfect steak

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When it comes to cooking a steak, there are a lot of decisions to make. There are all the different cuts: ribeye, New York strip, porterhouse, …

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7 of the world’s most expensive barbecue grills

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Perhaps money is no object for you, or maybe you just like to dream. Either way, this list of some of the world’s most expensive barbecue …

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9 foods you’d never think to grill (that are actually delicious!)

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With summer fast approaching, it’s time to say sayonara to the hot kitchen and head to the great outdoors because the grill is your warm-weather friend …

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5 ways to save on meat for your summer BBQ

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For anyone who likes having a little red meat or poultry in their diet, the question of how to save money on those purchases can be …

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12 hidden toxins you may not know are in your kitchen

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Eating organic foods whenever possible has been shown to reduce your exposure to toxic substances, such as pesticides. But food is just one source to consider …

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Gas vs. charcoal grills: 7 things to consider when choosing

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As with many things in life, people have strong opinions about the type of grills they use for outdoor cooking. In general, these opinions boil down …