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Make Your Own Juice Popsicles (photo)

Make Your Own Juice Popsicles

Homemade popsicle recipe. Easy to make your own juice popsicles, with concentrated juice or lemonade.
Perfect Popcorn

Perfect Popcorn

How to make a perfect batch of popcorn, with no burnt kernels! Easy stove-top popcorn recipe.
Rendering Bacon Fat

Rendering Bacon Fat

A guide for how to render bacon fat for use in cooking.
Microwave Corn on the Cob

The Easiest Way to Microwave Corn on the Cob

Cooking corn couldn't be easier! In the microwave, husk on, four minutes. Cut off bottom. Slip off husk. It works!
Finger Test for Meat Doneness Medium Rare

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat

Easily check for the doneness of meat without using a thermometer by comparing how the meat feels with the feeling of your hand as you touch different fingers together.
The Vinaigrette Ratio (photo)

The Vinaigrette Ratio

Michael Ruhlman on how to make 3 variations of a classic vinaigrette salad dressing following a 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio.
Tip: Blender and Mason Jar (photo)

Tip: Blender and Mason Jar

How to use a mason jar with your blender to whip or chop things right into the jar.
Tip: How to Check for the Hotness of Jalapenos (photo)

Tip: How to Check for the Hotness of Jalapenos

How hot is that jalapeno? Here's a tip to help gauge the level of heat before you buy or pick the pepper.
Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly (photo)

Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly

The quick way to soften butter for baking, with a little wax paper and a rolling pin.

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