10 Easy Ways To Get Kids Excited About Cooking, According To Experts

10 Easy Ways To Get Kids Excited About Cooking, According To Experts

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With all the extra time we’re spending at home, wouldn’t it be great to inspire your kids’ creativity…in the kitchen? Getting your kids excited to make a pizza might not be too difficult. To get kids excited to cook, think beyond the stove. “I don’t think people realize they can start getting their kids involved at a really young age,” says Sharifi. “If you are excited about cooking, your kids will be too,” Halas says.
4 Fundamentals of Nonalcoholic Cocktails

4 Fundamentals of Nonalcoholic Cocktails

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But spirit-free cocktails aren’t for everyone; they can feel a little too much like boozy cocktails for some people. (The U.K. is way ahead of us in spirit-free bottlings for nonalcoholic drinks, but many will make their way to the U.S. in the coming months and years.) If you can make a salad dressing, you can make a nonalcoholic cocktail: It’s about layering flavors and getting the balance right. It’s worth remembering, too, that you don’t always need one-to-one substitutes; you’re not locked into imitating classic cocktails when you make nonalcoholic drinks for Dry January (or anytime). Cut the sweetnessDrinking soda or fruit juice is not the same as drinking a well-made nonalcoholic cocktail, in part because those drinks are straightforwardly sweet.
8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Booze At Costco

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying Booze At Costco

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Costco is the largest wine retailer in the U.S.Wine makes up nearly half of the big box store's yearly alcohol sales. The most recent number Costco shared was $1.69 billion in 2016 wine sales, which placed it as the country's largest wine seller. Costco's wine markups are half that of most stores. If you see this tiny star (*) in the upper right hand corner of a sign, it means Costco has the item on clearance. You know how Costco keeps empty cardboard boxes near checkout registers that are free for the taking?
Ben & Jerry’s Issued A Statement About The Riot At The Capitol

Ben & Jerry’s Issued A Statement About The Riot At The Capitol

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Ben & Jerry's issued a statement condemning the violent acts at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., this week, saying that it was "not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy" and calling on President Donald Trump to resign. Yesterday was not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy. As Ben & Jerry's noted in their tweets, they are the first Black and first Jewish senators from the state of Georgia, respectively. They’ve been exposed to the white tyranny that was on full display at yesterday’s riot since the founding of our nation. It’s the double standard that undergirds white supremacy in our nation," Ben & Jerry's tweeted.
Christmas Yeast Breads From Around The World

Christmas Yeast Breads From Around The World

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You don't have to be a jet-setter to sample traditional Christmas breads from around the world. No, what we have in mind are Christmas breads from all over the world, reflecting time-honored baking traditions handed down from generation to generation. Image zoom Credit: MelissajeanMore Scandinavian Christmas bread recipes to try:German Christmas Bread: StollenThis famous German bread originated in the city of Dresden. Eastern European Christmas BreadsNuts and poppy seeds figure prominently in these favorite Christmas breads. Mexican Christmas BreadsYou'll find sweet Christmas bread traditions anywhere Christmas is celebrated.
Hot Cocoa, Yes. And Also Hot Butterscotch

Hot Cocoa, Yes. And Also Hot Butterscotch

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But sipping through all the possible combinations would likely get old after a while, even if you’re really, really into cocoa. If you find yourself cocoa-bored in the coming wintry weeks at home, you should know about chef Michelle Polzine’s Hot Butterscotch, which appeared in her lovely book, Baking at the 20th Century Cafe. “But then I always thought butterscotch things were disgusting, like butterscotch chips for baking, and butterscotch candy. If you can only find dark, Polzine recommends skipping the brown sugar in the mix and just using granulated white sugar instead.) Hot butterscotch is nice with a little whipped cream.
How to Clean Your Coffee Grinder

How to Clean Your Coffee Grinder

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If, like me, you think you’re “cleaning” your coffee grinder simply by wiping it with a paper towel every once in a while, I have some news: We’ve been doing it wrong. Cleaning coffee grinders isn’t exactly intuitive, especially if you want to do it the right way—really getting down into the gears and freeing them of a virtually invisible layer of coffee oil. I combed cleaning sites and coffee blogs for tips on actually-effective ways to clean your coffee grinder, then tested them for myself. You could grab Q-tips or toothpicks, but a coffee grinder cleaning brush is a thing that exists, and is so much more civilized. Instead of grinding a handful of rice to pick up all of the coffee bits—a DIY method that can be damaging to your blades—I picked up a pack of coffee grinder cleaning tablets.
How To Make Homemade Hummus

How To Make Homemade Hummus

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Can I make hummus with canned chickpeas? You can definitely use canned chickpeas for this hummus recipe. Pro tip: To keep your hummus smooth while using canned chickpeas, take the time to remove the skin by gently squeezing each chickpea until the skin slips off. You can skip the roasting and add a couple cloves of raw garlic into the hummus for a punchier taste. Fresh or jarred roasted red peppers are also a common and yummy addition to hummus.
I Tried The Most Popular Menu Items From Panera, And These Were The Best

I Tried The Most Popular Menu Items From Panera, And These Were The Best

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Panera was my third home in high school (the first being home, duh, the second being school, also duh)—my friends and I gathered at our neighborhood Panera nearly every day after school. Best Sandwich: Toasted Frontega ChickenI couldn't put this sandwich down. Best Soup: Mac & CheeseI know. This is controversial to *not* choose the broccoli cheddar soup; after all, mac & cheese isn't even a soup! Julia Smith Senior Content Strategist Julia is a Senior Content + Video Strategist at Delish.com who produces longform video series and hosts “Julia Tries Everything” on YouTube and Snapchat.
Nestlé Toll House Has Heart Sprinkle Cookies For Valentine's

Nestlé Toll House Has Heart Sprinkle Cookies For Valentine's

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Nestlé Toll House is obviously the go-to for store bought chocolate chip dough, and just in time for Valentine's Day, the brand is coming out with their seasonal cookies that feature heart sprinkles. Besides the sweet dough that easily crisps up in the oven to complement the melty chocolate morsels, the Valentine's Day cookies have added red and pink heart sprinkles in every bite. In a time where feeling close to one another requires that bit of extra effort, Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to show people you're thinking of them by putting together little gift bags of sweets. You can easily drop them off at someone's door step or use these handy tips for shipping cookies without them getting crushed in the mail. Nothing says "I love you" quite like some cookies, and you can always add in some candy or a handwritten note for good measure.
The Best Drinking Glasses for Every Type of Person

The Best Drinking Glasses for Every Type of Person

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A question I was forced to examine when I sat down to assemble this list: Do I actually know what a drinking glass is? To me, an everyday drinking glass must be that versatile, because I am just one human woman. What I need from my drinking glass collection is, at the most basic level, no leaks. Of course, looking for the best all-purpose drinking glasses online leaves a lot of room for personal preference and self-expression. These are the best everyday drinking glasses that offer a bit of a personality—a chic, sidewalk cafe in Europe kind of vibe.
The Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

The Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

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Fluffy mashed potatoes are one of the most versatile side dishes around. But mashed potatoes are only as good as the potatoes you start with, and not just any old potato will do. What Are the Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes? A high starch content is going to be easier to mash, and it will give you fluffy, smooth mashed potatoes. To avoid watery mashed potatoes, make sure you dry the potatoes completely before mashing.