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One More Good Use for Baking Soda in Your Housekeeping Chores — Comment of the Day

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We talked a lot about baking soda last week — it's a small but powerful tool for natural cleaning around the kitchen. We showed you 10 ways to clean with this good stuff, including getting those burnt stains off your Le Creuset. Here's one more good use for that little box.

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A Better Way to Mash Bananas — Comment of the Day

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What's better than a hot, fresh loaf of homemade banana bread? Not much. We just revisited our step-by-step recipe for banana bread, and I found a ton of great tips in the comments, including one for easier banana mashing. Mashing bananas isn't hard, of course, but this little tip is smart!

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A Better Way to Mash Bananas — Comment of the Day

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What's better than a hot, fresh loaf of homemade banana bread? Not much. We just revisited our step-by-step recipe for banana bread, and I found a ton of great tips in the comments, including one for easier banana mashing. Mashing bananas isn't hard, of course, but this little tip is smart!

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4 Tips from an Italian for Smoother, Better Pesto — Comment of the Day

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We recently shared a question from reader Cate about making smoother, better pesto. The general consensus was to add more oil.

But I also spotted a few tips from a reader from Italy that were new to me and very interesting. Here they are ...

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The First Thing You Should Do with Your New Electric Stove — Comment of the Day

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Moving? Switching from gas to electric, or simply from one electric stove to another? We recently fielded a question from a reader about switching to an electric stove, and amid lots of good advice, this smart tip stood out. Here's what you should do, first thing, with your new-to-you electric stove:

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A Superb Life Lesson from Working in a Bakery — Comment of the Day

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Last week Kelli shared some of the life lessons she learned while working at a bakery — a position that was her very first job.

Working in a bakery or a restaurant can teach you so much — including this lesson from one reader that I really appreciated!

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