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A small bowl filled with candied rose petals.

Candied Rose Petals

Exactly what your cakes and cupcakes have been missing all these years. Whether for Valentine’s or that coworkers’ birthday or a shower or simply because…

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Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

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A jar of quick red chile adobo sauce with the lid and a spoon resting beside it.

Adobo Sauce

Perhaps best known as the earthy sauce bathing canned chipotle peppers, this Mexican staple is actually ridiculously versatile. And easy to make at home. Here’s how.

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Two pieces of pan-seared fish fillet on a white plate with lemon wedges, a lime half, and parsley, to garnish.

Pan Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn’t necessarily boring or penance. This lovely and easy pan seared fish fillet with lemon and butter is so darn delectable, you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

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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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A skillet with caramelized onions and a spatula moving the onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.

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An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive (and blissfully last-minute!) hostess gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing. And spectacularly simple to make. Decorate as much or as little as you like.

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A white bowl filled with crispy fried shallots on a blue wooden surface.

Crispy Fried Shallots

This is the crisp accent to all manner of foods that you’ve been missing out on your entire life. And they’re quick and easy enough to fry so you can easily make up for lost time.

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A carved turkey on a wooden cutting board.

How to Carve a Turkey

Here’s how to make Thanksgiving dinner as Rockwell-ian as possible. (Well, the turkey carving part, anyways. We can’t do anything about your family.)

A canning jar filled with pickled wild mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Pickled Wild Mushrooms

So easy to toss together. So understated yet sophisticated. So wise in capturing and preserving something during its season.

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