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Recipe: Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pig — Recipes from The Kitchn

Once a year, our family escapes to Hawaii — our home away from home. I love everything about the islands: the friendly people, the unhurried pace, the balmy climate, the sweeping beaches, the glorious sunsets, and the comforting local food.

Foremost among the Hawaiian dishes I crave? Kalua pig.

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The Best Place to Thaw Frozen Food — Kitchen Facts

There are lots of ways to thaw frozen food: you can put it in the refrigerator, run it under cold water, leave it out on the counter, or even use the defrost setting on your microwave. Which method is the best and safest one to use?

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Does an Aluminum Surface Thaw Food Faster? — Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchen

As much as we all probably strive to plan ahead and make getting dinner on the table easy and stress-free, let's face it: it doesn't always happen, even with the best of intentions. Even if you've got a freezer stocked full of meat, you can't do much with it until it's defrosted.

And while the best place to thaw is in the refrigerator, what happens when you forgot to do it and dinner has to happen soon? We read this tip about making foods thaw faster and we had to give it a try!

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Recipe: Mindy Segal’s Peanut Butter Brittle Cookies — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

I go through phases when I keep a hunk of this cookie dough in my refrigerator at home. There is something comforting in knowing that peanut butter cookies are within reach, especially during strawberry season. Few things are better than eating freshly spun strawberry ice cream with warm peanut butter cookies.

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Recipe: Vegetarian Breakfast Posole — Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn

If you've ever made soup from scratch — any soup — you're aware of how it always tastes better the next day. And waiting for lunch or dinner to roll around to partake is, well, just too hard. Which is why I often have homemade soup for breakfast. Outside of gazpacho, there are very few soups on top of which you can't just toss a fried egg and enjoy.

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How Are Freezing Times Determined for Food? — Good Questions

Q: How are freezing times determined for food? I often read that a casserole can be frozen for six weeks or some similar recommendation. What happens to the food as time goes on? It doesn't really go bad, does it?

Sent by Judith

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