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An open plastic bag of homemade pancake mix with a mug for scooping and an ice cream scoop on the side for the batter.

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade buttermilk pancakes can be yours any day of the week thanks to a stash of this handy DIY pancake mix.

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Espresso being poured over gelato in a cup to make affogato.

Affogato

Drowning gelato in espresso has got to be the most spectacular sort of tragedy ever to take place at the dinner table. Here’s how to add a little drama to your dessert.

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A glass of cold brew coffee with a French press and jar of cream in the background.

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

The perfect cold brew coffee relies on exactly the right ratio of coffee grounds to water. And just a little patience. We can help you with the former.

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An open jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with the lid lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, just a little sour, and subtly perfumed with dill. So simple it doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

A small batch of everyone’s fave spring preserves that comes together with ease and melds the intoxicating taste, texture, and fragrance of strawberries mingled with rhubarb. No canning required.

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How to Grill Asparagus

How to Grill Asparagus

Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.

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A canning jar filled with quick pickled ramps and some fresh ramps lying beside the jar.

Quick Pickled Ramps

No waiting weeks for the pickling solution to work its magic. Not with these little lovelies, which are ready to nosh within minutes of making.

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A bucket of maple syrup in the snow with streaks of maple syrup snow nearby

Maple Syrup Snow

Indulge your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this charming caramel-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated but its appeal transcends time.

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A woman with a Vitamix filled with spinach, mango, and milk

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

It doesn’t take an engineering degree to make a decent smoothie. Although it does take a little know-how to make one that makes you want to drink your veggies. Here’s how.

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Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

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A tin cup on its side with homemade maple sugar spilling out

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty.

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How To Freeze Fruit

How To Freeze Bananas

Easy peasy. Simply peel, slice, place flat on a baking sheet, freeze, and then yank out of the deep-freeze whenever you have a smoothie-making whim.

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