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Brining Tips For a Juicy Thanksgiving Bird

If “Turkey Anxiety” was a real term, it’s a mutual feeling all Thanksgiving hosts share. Nothing is more disappointing than slicing into a dry bird after hours of anticipation. Make sure this doesn’t happen! Brining is the secret to preparing perfect poultry. Here are the basic rules of how to brine.

Wine Tip – Oi Ni Campania Fiano 2011

This white wine comes off as very floral on the nose, but on the tongue it brings a smokey, full-bodied appeal that pairs well with bold cheeses and pastas.

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A Quick Coffee 101

Get a quick introduction to the drink you guzzle down most mornings. In less than three minutes you’ll have the visual fast facts.

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Wine 101: How to Pour Wine

Pouring wine properly will impress your guests or at least give you confidence when pouring for a date or gathering. Below are tips to pour like a pro.

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How to Choose Fish at the Market

Learn what to look for when you are at the store choosing seafood. Whole or cut, learn what the labels mean so you are choosing the best catch in season and storing it properly.

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Smart Tips for the Meat Counter

Learn some quick tips before you head to the grocery store about what to look for when selecting meat from the butcher’s case. Fatty or lean? Tender or tough? This will help clear things up.

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The Perfect Cornbread Method

Creamy, sweet, savory, with the perfect tender crumb. Cornbread is truly an art that is worth mastering. Check out these tips and have it down to dunk in your chili all autumn long.

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Great Ways to Use an Abundance of Fresh Herbs

Fragrant fresh herbs are a fabulous way to liven up your favorite summer sips and servings. From parsley to oregano to cilantro, we can’t get enough. Add some extra green to your diet with these summery herb recipes that are a great way to use up whatever is growing like crazy in your garden.

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Knife Sharpening Tips

Take good care of your most important kitchen tool to keep your fingers safe and have the cleanest cuts. Follow these tips to know when to sharpen and how when using a wet stone.