You Can Make Prosciutto Even Better. Here’s How. — Tips from The Kitchn

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It's really hard to improve on prosciutto (preferably with some good cheese and bread, on a picnic blanket in a park somewhere). The Italian cured meat is one of my favorites and I'll take any excuse to pick up a little from the store. But while it's hard denying the pleasure of eating it as is, I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy it. I've tried (and highly recommend) crisping it to toss with pasta, but just recently I took this salty pork to a whole new level of deliciousness — by candying it.


Eggs to Waffles: How Much Protein Is in Your Favorite Breakfast Foods? — Protein 101

To understand the power of protein, try eating nothing but a croissant for breakfast on your way to the office, and see what happens at 10 a.m. Most likely, your stomach will be rumbling and grumbling and, if you're anything like me, you'll be grumpy.

That's because that pastry didn't have much protein in it, and protein is a key nutrient to keeping you full and focused until lunch, since it takes longer to digest than carbs. Protein also helps kickstart your body, contributing some of the energy it needs after a long sleep.

Here's how 10 common breakfast foods compare in protein, so you can make a smart choice for what you need tomorrow morning.


Lessons from Kentucky’s Hot Brown: 5 Steps to a Better Sandwich — Bite-Sized Guide: Louisville

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At (open) face value, the Hot Brown might seem too simplistic to be considered one of our nation's most iconic sandwiches. Turkey, cheese, and bacon on white bread? What's so special about that?

Look more closely, though, and what might seem like a hot mess of leftovers from the fridge is actually quite ingenious. And the principles of a Hot Brown can be applied to make every sandwich you put together even better. Here's how.


5 Important Tips to Follow to Prevent Dry Chicken — Tips from The Kitchn

When chicken is moist and juicy, it can really affirm just why it's in your dinner roster week after week. And yet, when it's overcooked and as dry as sandpaper, it can seriously have you considering banishing the bird forever. Not so fast! There are a few simple tips and tricks to keep up your sleeve to ensure you never have to chew your way through a piece of dry chicken again.


4 Things to Know About Meat Safety — Tips from The Kitchn

Ever had that moment when you can't remember whether you touched the raw chicken and didn't wash your hands? Sometimes we get into such a routine when making dinner that we forget some of the basics about the process — especially when it comes to meat handling and safety. Well, consider this your refresher course. We chatted with Stanley Rutledge, community coordinator at, to figure out some key tips for handling meat in the kitchen. Read on for the answers!


​5 Things to Know About Cleaning Up Leaked Meat Juice — Meat Market

Handling raw meat isn't really anyone's favorite food-prep task. And if the juices leak, spill, or splash, you've got a tricky cleanup job on your hands, lest you risk serious food poisoning.

Follow these tips to keep things de-germed.


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