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What’s the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?


Although these two chocolatey substances are spelled nearly identically, there is a significant difference between cocoa and cacao, especially when you’re using it in a recipe.

Cocktails for Best Picture Nominees


Pick your favorite film out the year's best-picture Oscar nominees. Now make a drink that plays into that movie — inspiration can come from the movie's setting, characters, plot, era, or a play on words with the drink's name.

15 Reasons to Jump on the Bowl Recipe Bandwagon


Bowls are the way to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Smoothies? In a bowl. Any rice dish? Throw it in a bowl.

What Is a Caper?


Smaller than the size of an eraser nub on the end of a pencil, capers pack such a wallop of flavor they can wake up many a boring dish.

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscar Party


Your living room is your set, and you are the set manager when you host an Oscars party. And that set has a focal point — your TV or whatever device you use.

What Is the Difference Between a Large Egg and an Extra Large Egg?


When you’re making scrambled eggs, it doesn’t matter what size egg you’re using—usually the size that’s on sale at the grocery store is your best pick.

Best Low-Sugar Baking Books


Sugar has its place, but the last few decades, it's been all over the place, thinking it can go anywhere it wants and invite extended family for a house party.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed


Waking up is hard to do for many of us. But not so much when the one you love hands you a special drink and a homemade meal — all while you're still in your PJs snuggled under the covers.

How to Make Dessert for Two


When a craving overtakes you, sometimes you have to satisfy it. We get it. You can't stop dreaming of rich, fudgy brownies cradling crystals of fleur de sel, moist pound cake bursting with lemon sunshine, caressed by a dollop of fresh whipped cream and crowned by glittering berries, or smooth, yet intense, hazelnut gelato, so sultry on the tongue you wish it would never end.

What is the difference between Italian Sausage and Sweet Italian Sausage?


Italian sausage, as it’s referred to in the United States, is most often a pork sausage that is made with fennel or anise.

What is the Difference Between Crème Brûlée and Flan?


Silky smooth, sweet, rich custards are a sensual way to end a nice meal without being too heavy. Dessert custards all share something in common: a glossy, silken texture and lavish flavor.

What is the Difference Between Hot Wings and Buffalo Wings?


When you’re in the mood for chicken wings, the last question you need to ask yourself is: Do I want buffalo wings or hot wings?

15 Tips and Tricks to Cook Dinner Faster


You worked all day. You're stressed, tired, and hungry. Now you've got to figure out dinner. Fast. You have others to think of too.

How to Throw a Beautiful Party for Valentine’s Day


Erin Gleeson is fanciful yet downright realistic when it comes to hosting a dinner or cocktail party for friends.

How to Cook Scallops


Scallops are expensive, elegant, and fragile, but somehow quick and easy at the same time. Searing scallops is a simple matter that requires only a few techniques; after they're done perfectly, you can get creative with sauces.

Freezer Meals Great for Weeknights


It's hard to get a home-cooked meal on the table after a long day at work, especially if you have a commute that's 30 minutes or longer.

What is the Difference Between Orange Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken?


We Americans love our fried chicken and just about everything sweet. So it's not surprising Chinese dishes landing in the United States have evolved into gloppy, sticky, syrupy, deep-fried Chinese-American chicken takeout.

How to Throw a Bad-Ass Anti-Valentine’s Day Party


Haters, welcome. This is a safe space for those of us fed up with the forced romantic holiday and its duty-bound commercialism.

What is a Superfood?


If you want to eat healthy, you might as well do it all the way with superfoods, never sacrificing taste of course.

Valentines’s Day Gifts for Under $25


Valentine's Day is a crock of you-know-what, right? Right? Well, giving a token of your affection to someone you love (or like-like) is plain nice, any time of year.


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