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Kitchen News

Here you will find a round up of all the latest kitchen news that is available on the web. If you are looking for food or kitchen inspiration then you have come to the right place!

How To Make the Best Coconut Macaroons — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle, a good coconut macaroon is an irresistible thing. It's also a particular favorite for people observing Passover and those who avoid gluten. As long as you have some shredded coconut stashed away in your cupboard and a few eggs that you don't mind cracking, a batch of sweet macaroons can be yours in less than half an hour.

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The 20 Essential Recipes for Christmas Morning — Recipes from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

If you're making a checklist for Christmas morning, it should include cozy pajamas and slippers, a good Christmas playlist, maybe a cracking fire, and mugs of warm cocoa. Now all you need is some breakfast to get the morning started. We believe Christmas morning recipes should either be made ahead or easy enough to throw together so you don't miss out on opening presents. Here are the best recipes to make for a joyful and delicious Christmas morning.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Prime Rib — Tips from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Roasting a prime rib is much easier to pull off than you might think. In fact, forking over the dough to purchase this pricey roast is arguably the hardest part. The high cost of this cut makes any missteps especially disappointing, so here are the five mistakes you want to avoid when roasting a prime rib dinner so you can keep your money right where it should be: on your plate!

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How To Make an All-Star Baked Ziti — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

The smell of pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese baking together is one of life's most comforting scents. I know that what's going to come out of the oven will appeal to adults and children alike, feed a crowd without breaking the bank, and be just plain delicious. It's no wonder that baked ziti is the go-to for potlucks. Here's how to make an all-star pan of baked ziti — one that's never dry, made with a generous amount of cheese, and layered for the ultimate eating experience.

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How I'm Making Hanukkah Special for My Kids This Year — Hanukkah
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Kids ruin everything. Really (not really, but you see where this is going).

You can't enjoy a great night out without worrying about a hangover the next day. Every trip you plan, you think out worst-case scenarios, pack a great quantity of medicine, and invariably freak out when the airline messes up your seats and places you far away from your toddler.

They especially ruin lazy holidays. Because, whereas before, you would leave the big night of celebration up to the older generations and would just kind of phone it in the other nights, you now are the older generation. And you (if you're anything like me) want to make sure your kids create beautiful memories and long-lasting traditions that make the holiday season special each and every year.

So long, hash browns from the diner and a viewing of The Hebrew Hammer to celebrate Hanukkah. Hello, new ways I am going to try to make Hanukkah special for my own family this year.

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How To Make Classic Prime Rib: The Simplest, Easiest Method — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Here's how to fall in love with prime rib roast: Cover the whole thing in salt and let it slowly perfume the whole house as the interior cooks to juicy, rosy perfection while the exterior develops a deep mahogany crust. Let it rest a while out of the oven while you pour wine and welcome friends and family. Serve slices of the roast with a swipe of homemade horseradish cream and a platter of golden roasted potatoes. Then take a moment to relish what you've just accomplished: a restaurant-quality holiday dinner prepared with ease in your home kitchen.

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5 Trader Joe's Party Appetizers We Love (Plus 5 to Pass On) — Shopping
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

There's no need to go all Martha for your holiday party. You have enough to do this time of year! A better bet? Check out Trader Joe's frozen, ready-to-heat appetizers. There are some great options out there that need nothing more than a short spin through the oven, which means you can focus on more important things like wrapping last-minute presents.

But which are the best frozen appetizers? We tried 10 of Trader Joe's most popular appetizers, and while there aren't any particularly bad choices, some are definitely better than others.

Here are five frozen appetizers from Trader Joe's that are a total win, and five that we'd skip.

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My Houzz: A 1915 Nashville Craftsman for Making Music and Art (17 photos)
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017


10 Classic Shortbread Cookies to Bake This Season — Recipes from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Shortbread cookies are a timeless classic that forever have a place on my cookie tray. Intensely buttery and subtly sweet, shortbread has an elegant simplicity that makes it feel special enough to give as a gift.

There are so many different things you can do with a basic shortbread dough. From chocolatey twists to a variety of bar cookies, here are 10 shortbread cookie recipes to bake right now.

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How To Clean a Chemex — How To
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Coffee aficionados love a Chemex for brewing for a group. It makes exquisite coffee and looks design-y, to boot! While I'll admit I don't have one myself (we keep a Moka pot and a French press at home), it's on my aspirational list. For when I grow up.

My concern with the Chemex is that it can be tricky to clean. The cool beaker-like design is great to look at, but it can be hard to access the inner workings to scrub them. Day to day, unscented dish soap and warm water will get your Chemex clean (you can even put it into the dishwasher if you remove the wooden handle), but over time, oily coffee residue and mineral deposits from your water can start to build up and affect the flavor of the coffee, so you may want to give it a deep-clean once or twice a year, or whenever the inside starts to get cloudy.

I reached out to the brand to get their advice, and while they have their own cleaning solution and brush that they sell exactly for this purpose, they said many of their users find a vinegar solution to be easy, effective, and economical.

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18 Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipes You Need to Make Right Now — Recipe Roundup
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

The unofficial drink of 2016 was undoubtedly red wine hot chocolate. Although the concept has been around for quite some time, the internet at large only recently caught on last year. If you're not so sure of the idea, however, there are many other ways to indulge in boozy hot chocolate in the next few months. Basically any kind of booze and chocolate go together. Here are 18 recipes to get you started.

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Color and Decor Ideas From 11 Merry Holiday Home Stories (11 photos)
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Holiday decor varies so much from house to house and country to country. There’s a style for every taste, whether you like a glam white and feathery Christmas, pared-down Nordic style, glitz and twinkle galore or simple homespun ornaments to match a natural tree’s ruggedness. Are there elements of your...

10 Ways to Eat More Vegetables for Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Squeezing more vegetables into a day's worth of eating is a constant goal if you, like me, are trying to eat a wholesome, well-balanced diet. Sure, a big salad at lunch can move things along, but dinner is a golden opportunity to bring more veggies into your diet. These 10 recipes are feel-good meals that are filled to the brim with vegetables you want to eat.

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The Grocery Store Pancake Taste Test: We Tried 11 Brands and Ranked Them — Pancakes
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

I have a great pancake recipe in my collection — one that's so good my kids' friends beg for sleepovers at our house so they can have their fix. Who could blame them? The pancakes cook up incredibly tender, fluffy, and light, with a flavor that's rich with butter and the slight tang of buttermilk. They're everything you want in a pancake.

But every time I give in to those imploring eyes, I know I'm in for an early morning, a grocery run for buttermilk, and a sink full of dirty measuring cups and batter-slicked mixing bowls. Sometimes I'm up for the challenge; then there are other mornings (say, after a good Netflix binge) when I think to myself, "Why am I not using a mix?"

Of course I already know why. These kids have gotten used to the good stuff. Could a boxed mix even compare? The only way to find out would be to try every pancake mix I could get my hands on.

And so I did.

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Bestsellers With Free Shipping (163 photos)
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017


10 Essential Sides for a Holiday Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

When I'm in charge of hosting holiday dinners, I have two requirements for all the side dishes on the table: Since it's more of a special occasion than a regular weeknight dinner, I want the sides to feel fancy and impressive alongside the main course, but they must not be fussy or especially time-consuming to pull off. Here are 10 of my favorites. They're fast and fancy, and easy to pair with a variety of mains.

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The Smartest Ways to Store Measuring Cups and Spoons — Organizing for Bakers
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Measuring cups and measuring spoons can be tricky to store because even though they sort of nest, they're always flopping around and getting lost in the nether-regions of your drawer. If you keep your measuring tools connected, they all get dirty when you need just one. If you take them apart, they get lost, one by one. But if you're a baker or someone who really likes to follow a recipe, it's very important to actually be able to find your measuring tools when you need them.

These clever organizing ideas will keep your measuring cups and spoons under control.

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New Midcentury Kitchen Balances Openness and Privacy in Style (5 photos)
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017


5 Cookies, Cakes & Treats for People Obsessed with Peppermint — Recipes from The Kitchn
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Peppermint is one of the many iconic flavors of the holiday season, and we start to crave it the minute there's a wintery chill in the air. Its cool, crisp flavor mimics the weather perfectly, and it is a nice change from the warm, spicy flavors so often found in sweet treats this time of year (hello, gingerbread!).

While we could simply buy a bunch of candy canes to get our fix, these five sweet treats are even more fun. If you have a peppermint-obsessed friend, family member, or coworker, make their holiday even sweeter with one of these recipes. Just follow the red-and-white swirl for minty desserts you can make at home.

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This Gadget Will Keep Your Guacamole from Browning — Amazon Deal of the Day
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Fact: Guacamole is always a crowd-pleaser. But if you're someone who likes to make party food in advance, gauc can be tricky, mainly because it starts browning practically the second it's finished.

The solution? The Casabella Guac-Lock Container. It's made specifically to keep guacamole fresh (and green!).

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