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How to Use a Pineapple Corer

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How to Use a Pineapple Corer

While not everyone is a fan of unitaskers, I find that my pineapple corer is one of the better gadgets I’ve added to my kitchen in the recent past – and I say that as a big fan of pineapples. Pineapples are wonderfully sweet, tropical fruits that are delicious in everything from …

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How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly
When I buy bananas, I buy more than I need. In other words, if I think that I’m going to eat three bananas in a given week, I buy five or six. The leftover bananas will ripen to the point of being overripe, with dark brown mottled peels that make them look a …

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How to Cut Through Toasted Marshmallow

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How to Cut Through Toasted Marshmallow

Sticky foods tend to be more difficult to cut through than others and toasted marshmallows may be one of the trickiest of all. Not only is the marshmallow gooey inside, but you need to preserve as much of the crisp exterior as possible and prevent the marshmallow from becoming completely smushed. Now, …

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How to Neatly Cut a Meringue Pie

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How to Neatly Cut a Meringue Pie

Meringue-topped pies can be very challenging to cut because the meringue can stick to the knife and tear, resulting in slices that are still tasty, but don’t look as pretty as they could. When you go to the trouble of making a beautiful meringue to top your pie, I think that you …

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How to cut a cheesecake

Perfect Cheesecake Slice
Cheesecake is one of the trickiest desserts to cut into and pull out a picture-perfect piece. Cakes and pies present their own challenges, of course, but cheesecakes present many challenges. They are dense and creamy, with a very moist/wet interior that loves to stick to knives and come away from the rest of …

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What kind of oil should I use for baking?

Canola Oil

Vegetable oil is a very common ingredient called for in baking recipes. It appears on ingredient lists for everything from pancakes to layer cakes, and can make for a very moist and tender cake. Many recipes don’t specify what kind of vegetable oil to use when baking, however. In the grocery store, …

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