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Seriously Simple: Cool off with farro vegetable salad

A grain salad is always a good solution to cooking on hot summer days. Why? Cooking up your grain in the early morning means the kitchen will be cool throughout the day. I love experimenting with different rice varieties, wheat berries and cracked wheat to use as the base for cooling summer salads....

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  • The Kitchn: How to decorate a cake like a pro

    The Kitchn: How to decorate a cake like a pro

    TheKitchn.com Successful cake decorating is all about the consistency of the buttercream and using your cake decorating tools to your advantage. Some frostings are more forgiving -- like the Swiss meringue buttercream used in the cake pictured -- but regardless of what type of frosting you're working...

      • Environmental Nutrition: Deciphering food sensitivities

        Environmental Nutrition: Deciphering food sensitivities

        Environmental Nutrition Food intolerances are on the rise. Today more than nine million adults suffer from food allergies. The Internet is rife with ads for "food sensitivity" testing kits, and some health care providers offer quick testing to find the foods that ail you. However, many tests can...

          • Seriously Simple: Cool down with soup - seriously!

            Seriously Simple: Cool down with soup - seriously!

            Influenced by the classic French braised peas and lettuce dish, this soup is a cup of green comfort when it's hot outside. The key is to cook this in the morning before the kitchen becomes too hot and then chill it for either lunch or dinner. Sometimes I like to serve this in little cups or shot...

              • EatingWell: This delicious dinner will become your summer staple

                EatingWell: This delicious dinner will become your summer staple

                Steaming corn right on top of the collards saves time and dirties fewer pots in this easy dinner recipe. Skip bottled BBQ sauce and mash blackberries with some pantry staples to yield a finger-licking-good barbecue sauce for the juicy pork chops. To make it even faster, grab a bag of pre-chopped...

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                  • Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer

                    The perfect meat thermometer

                    This grilling season, instead of relying on poking, stabbing and old-fashioned guessing to tell us when our meat is done, it is time to step up and find the perfect meat thermometer. We tried several types and found a wide range of accuracy and features. Word to the wise: When checking doneness,...

                      • Pictures: Get the scoop

                        Get the scoop

                        Who knew that there are almost as many ways to scoop ice cream as there are flavors at the grocery store? We did the research to find the most efficient tools to serve the ice creams, sorbets and gelatos you're dipping into this summer. From old-fashioned scoopers to newfangled spades, we checked...

                          • Gifts for the heart of the kitchen

                            Sweet, helpful kitchen gifts

                            A way to show thanks: For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to accompany a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade...

                              • Pictures: The new crop of grilling gadgets

                                New spring grilling gadgets

                                We tested some fun gadgets to find out which will make your outdoor cooking more efficient and flavorful. We also found a few that might be best to avoid when restocking your culinary tool belt. Check out our choices before investing in a brightly colored silicone set or shiny new grill pan.

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                                  • Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

                                    Chopped salads

                                    Cube by cube, chopped salads deliver array of tastes, textures and colors

                                      • Making it better than takeout

                                        Shrimp with green chili

                                        Reconstructing a favorite shrimp stir-fry recipe at home

                                          • Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Cooking lettuce is uncommon in the United States, but my Chinese and Japanese friends feel any type of green is right for the wok. The secret to stir-frying lettuce is to make sure your wok or skillet is very hot and to cook the lettuce only seconds so that it remains crisp and colorful. The rich...

                                              • Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Simple yet elegant party appetizer will turn heads

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