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10 Easy steps to canning!

10 Easy steps to canning!

You’ve seen your mother do it, your aunt or event your neighbor but have always been afraid to try? With tomatoes being abundant and ripe these days, it’s tempting to try! Here are 10 easy steps to canning… not that complicated. Simply find your favorite recipe and try! Prepare the food you want to can… use your favorite recipe! Beets, tomatoes, fresh fruit jams, your imagination is the limit! Wash jars in hot soapy water. Place the jars in a stockpo
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Are coated knives and ceramic knives the same? How can we tell them apart?

Are coated knives and ceramic knives the same? How can we tell them apart?

At first glance, it’s easy to think that both ceramic knives that have black or white blades and coated knives that can be very colorful are the same. As consumers, seeing knife blades that are o
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The Rock Non-Stick Cookware Use and Care

The Rock Non-Stick Cookware Use and Care

The Rock by Starfrit Non-Stick Cookware Use and Care There are so many restrictions to deal with when it comes to traditional
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How to cut an onion without crying

How to cut an onion without crying

Onions are used in multiple recipes to add flavor. Although they can make you cry, don’t stop including them in your meals! They taste great and are a healthy choice. How then, you ask, can we cut an onion without crying? Best solution: ask someone else to do it! But if you’re alone in the kitchen, here are some tricks that will help stop the tears. Why do we cry when we cut onions? Onions grow underground and when cut, they release molecules in the air
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Help! It’s a Housewarming

Help! It’s a Housewarming

The papers are signed. The keys are made.  ... Now, what? As you enter the rite of passage to adulthood with your new home and newer mortgage, there is one milestone that should be a blast to cross off your list: the housewarming party. While the idea of having your friends and family celebrate with you at the happiest time of your young life is warm and cozy, there's only a short time before the panic sets in. What should I cook? Sh
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Maintaining Your Weight Loss Goals

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Goals

If the first few weeks of your weight-loss resolution have not been going well, don’t give up! Going forward, commit to a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a realistic meal plan, exercise and enough rest into your daily routine. With a few tweaks to your plan, this is the year you are going to achieve your weight loss goals!  
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Downsizing for Empty Nesters

Downsizing for Empty Nesters

Empty nesters often find that downsizing is appealing at this point in their lives. The kids are grown and no longer in the house, and the space that was once occupied is not needed anymore. It’s a whole new chapter that can be filled with uncertainty – but it is also a good time for change. The thought of starting over can be overwhelming, especially when you have to sift through every item in your house to decide what to keep, what to throw away, and what to pass on to your children. Th
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Getting Better About Packing a Lunch

Getting Better About Packing a Lunch

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier and pack a lunch every day instead of eating out, but you are stuck when it comes to putting the plan into action, here are some tips to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
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What is induction cooking?

What is induction cooking?

Depending on who you talk to, this futuristic way of cooking can be very complicated or explained very simply… let’s try to make this easy! In order to cook food, a heat source is required such as an oven, cooktop or when camping, a barbecue or even a wood fire! Cooktops have evolved over the years and the newer ones now offer “induction” cooktops. Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat up a pan or saucepan; heat is transferred through metal properties of booth the co
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Can Openers… the indispensable kitchen tool!

Can Openers… the indispensable kitchen tool!

Can Openers… no one really cares to discuss them… until they are broken and you have to buy a new one! It’s one of those kitchen items that you take for granted, that you use regularly, sometimes daily and you just want yours to work properly when you need it! A bit of history Where does it all come from? Food was stored in metal cans since 1772 by the Netherlands. How they opened them for the next 80 years is still a mystery as the first official can opener was patent
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Mini Table Cleaner by Starfrit

Mini Table Cleaner by Starfrit

Starfrit Mini Table Cleaner It’s so easy to make a mess in the kitchen, but those messes aren’t always so easy to clean up. Little crumbs and food bits c
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The Rock by Starfrit Cookware New Products

The Rock by Starfrit Cookware New Products

Starfrit The Rock New Products Now that Starfrit’s The Rock cookware has made your stovetop cooking easier than ever, you can now take your baking, braising and roasting to the next level with
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Starfrit Apple Pro Peeler

Starfrit Apple Pro Peeler

There are kitchen gadgets to help you tackle just about any chore in the kitchen. One of the most useful, time-saving tools are apple peelers, and it doesn’t get any better than Starfrit’s Apple Pro Peeler.   This tool is essential for any apple-lover. Planning on making apple pies, cobblers, tarts or other delicious baked goods for the holidays? It’s time-consumi
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The Starfrit Electric Rotato Express

The Starfrit Electric Rotato Express

Starfrit Electric Rotato Express It’s finally time to say farewell to the time-consuming and fussy task of peeling potatoes. The Electric Rotato Express, Starfrit’s new
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The Rock Non-Stick Cookware

The Rock Non-Stick Cookware

Rock.Tec Non-Stick Cookware Surface Enhancement When it comes to cookware, it can be hard to choose from all of the different options that are out there. Popular cookware options such as non-stick, stainless steel, and cast iron each have their pros and cons, and it can be costly to invest in numerous sets to take advantage of every benefit. But what if you didn’t have to choose between the ease of traditional non-stick cookware or the durability of stainless steel and cast iron?
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Top 10 Starfrit fruits & vegetable tools

Top 10 Starfrit fruits & vegetable tools

Your son or your daughter is getting ready to move out and you’re wondering how to help? Your parents are getting older and need tools in the kitchen to help with food prep? Your kids want to help out in the kitchen and you are wondering what they can safely use that also makes the task fun? Here are the kitchen essentials you need so as to make food prep fast, easy, safe and fun! 1. Knife & board Of course, everyone needs the basics. Your
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How to recognize polypropylene and Tritan™ plastic in 5 easy points

How to recognize polypropylene and Tritan™ plastic in 5 easy points

Not sure how to differentiate polypropylene and Tritan™ plastic? How are they alike? How are they different? Here are 5 easy characteristics that will help!     Both polypropylene and 
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The 5 golden rules for kitchen knives

The 5 golden rules for kitchen knives

Here are the 5 golden rules to maintain your knives in perfect condition:   Rule #1: It is important to use a knife adapted to what you want to do / food you want to prepare. For example, you shouldn’t use a bread knife to slice a roast or use the blade of a paring knife and use it as a screwdriver (don’t laugh, we’ve all done it!) Rule #2: Don’t drop your knife on the floor. Of course, accidents happen,
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Why use a wine aerator?

Why use a wine aerator?

Aerating wine allows the taster to experience the full character of a wine by enhancing its flavour and scent/bouquet/aroma.  Exposing wine to air does two things: it triggers oxidation and evaporation. With aeration, the volatile undesirable compounds found in wine such as sulfites will evaporate leaving only the desirable, aromatic and flavorful ones. Typically red wines are aerated, but it can be also beneficial to white wines as well. There are many ways you can aerate your wine:
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True or False? How well do you know body fat scales?

True or False? How well do you know body fat scales?

Want to play? Answer all the true or false questions and check the correct answers below. Ready? Set? Go! What's your score on 10 points? QUESTIONS Body fat scales measures body fat and muscle percentage Every individual needs their own body fat scale to keep the scale working properly The recommended daily calorie intake per person is indicated on the body fat scale You don’t heed to remove your shoes
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Why use a kitchen mandolin?

Why use a kitchen mandolin?

Ok, I have to admit, I’ve resisted using a mandolin for years! I used to think that if I cooked like a Chef, a good quality knife and cutting board was all I needed… until… I tried a mandolin! Why use a mandolin? Well it seems Chefs DO use a mandolin when preparing certain meals, and somehow it gives me permission to do so myself! The main reason is that it cuts perfectly, evenly, consistently and quickly for recipes that require thin cuts. It really does! Even if you count the time it
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