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Quick Tip: Cook and Bake with Plugra European-Style Butter for Exceptional Results

Pay attention to your choice of butter. It’s one ingredient that can make a surprising difference.

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Quick Tip: Save Old Glass Jars for Quick Pickling Projects

It was time for my radishes to come out of the soil, but I didn't have an immediate use for two-dozen fresh radishes. I had an easy


Quick Tip: Use Rice to Clean Your Spice Grinder

A spice grinder sounds like a luxury that only fancy-pants chefs need. Not true. The days of using a mortar and pestle to grind spices are long


Quick Tip: Use Office Supplies for Food Preservation

If I need a rubber band or binder clip, I know where to look - the top drawer in my kitchen. That's because I use rubber bands


Quick Tip: Working with Honey Made Easy

Honey: We put it in tea, spread it on toast, and use it in baked goods. It's versatile, and also very sticky. I've developed a few tricks to


Quick Tip: Buy King Arthur Flour at Target

It's no secret I'm a fan of King Arthur Flour. I've written up a number of their recipes, and I've learned most of what I know about


Quick Tip: Buy Two Sets of Measuring Cups

When my wife and I got married, we registered for a set of measuring cups. At her shower, my wife discovered two people had given us sets.


Quick Tip: Search the Neighborhood for Edible Herbs

When I was planning my vegetable garden, I knew I wanted to include thyme. It's a versatile herb that is used in a variety of soups, stews


Quick Tip: Always Freeze Fresh Ginger

Well, not always. If you've bought fresh ginger to use, then use it before you freeze it. And If you know you're going to be cutting the


Quick Tip: Keep Your Grocery List On the Fridge

This tip might seem like a no-brainer, but bear with me for a second. In my time as a manly housekeeper, I've learned that one of the key

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